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Blizzard game director apologizes following hyper-sexualization debacle
Blizzard game director apologizes following hyper-sexualization debacle
November 25, 2013 | By Mike Rose

November 25, 2013 | By Mike Rose
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A game director at Blizzard has been forced to apologize, after stating that it's not his company's place to address the issues of the hyper-sexualization of women in MOBA video games.

When asked about this hyper-sexualization in an interview with Rock Paper Shotgun, Dustin Browder, game director on upcoming Blizzard MOBA Heroes of the Storm, stated, "We're not sending a message to anybody. We're just making characters who look cool."

When further challenged, he added, "We're not running for President. We're not sending a message. No one should look to our game for that."

On the official blog for Heroes of the Storm, Browden admitted that he had "responded poorly" to the question, and apologized, saying that he doesn't not want to alienate any players.

"This is a serious topic and I donít want anyone to think that I, or anyone else at Blizzard, is insensitive about how we portray our characters," he added.


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