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Gears 5 Boss Corrects the Record on Smoking Censorship

4 days ago   |   By Game Rant

Rod Fergusson, studio head of Gears 5 developer The Coalition, corrects the record with regards to accusations of 'censorship' regarding smoking in the shooter.
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Gears 5 drops tobacco imagery in response to concerns from Truth Initiative

Gears 5 drops tobacco imagery in response to concerns from Truth Initiative

4 days ago   |   By Destructoid

Gears 5 , the latest entry in Microsoft's long-running Gears of War series, will not be featuring any tobacco imagery a report from Variety reveals. Concerns from anti-smoking non-profit Truth Initiative brought to Turner Broadcasting's ELeague esports division resulted in Gears developer The Coalition agreeing that smoking is bad and has no place in its game. In a decision made solely by the developer, this and all future Gears installments will not contain references or iconography related to smoking.
"I've seen firsthand the devastating impact of smoking," said The Coalition studio head...
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Gears 5 Will Eliminate Depictions of Smoking

Gears 5 Will Eliminate Depictions of Smoking

4 days ago   |   By VG Chartz

Gears of War developer, The Coalition, is looking to eliminate any depictions of smoking in Gears 5 , whether it is cigarettes or cigars. This is according to The Coalition studio head Rod Fergusson who spoke with Variety .
This is after not-for-profit anti-smoking organization Truth Initiative approached Turner, whose ELeague esports division has broadcast rights to the game. Turner worked with developer for the game to remove smoking from the game.
"I've seen firsthand the devastating impact of smoking," said Fergusson. "t's always been important for me to not use smoking as a narrative...
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