Gaming developer Bungie dishes out burns in defense of women's rights

Bellevue, Washington - Gaming developer Bungie, responsible for the excellent original Halo franchise, has strong opinions after the leaked Roe v. Wade Supreme Court opinion and is not afraid to share them.

Roe v. Wade didn't cause a stir in big games companies outside of Bungie.
Roe v. Wade didn't cause a stir in big games companies outside of Bungie.  © Collage: REUTERS, Bungie

Bungie has been under fire from fans of its games after it made a clear statement in favor of women's rights on Twitter May 4. Despite the backlash, the official account has been giving back as good as it's been getting.

The original statement read, "Standing up for reproductive choice and liberty is not a difficult decision to make, and Bungie remains dedicated to upholding these values."

Trolls flocked to the post to tell the company to knock off any political content and stick to games, with user @cosmictoasting saying, "you are a video game company."

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"You are a toaster," came Bungie four word put down.

Another user asked for a refund for their season pass, but @10pFreddos dropped the sickest burn of the thread, saying, "Sorry buddy. You don't believe in terminating something once it's started."

Better get some ice on that, stat!

There were plenty more fans who liked what Bungie had to say, and they rallied to the developer's side on Twitter.

Bungie's social media manager Griffin Bennet tweeted his thanks for the support, and gave a nod to the company's leadership for supporting the stance.

Bungie's statement is one of very few loud voices from the games industry supporting women's rights, at a time when some major studios are mired in serious sexual harassment scandals.

Cover photo: Collage: REUTERS, Bungie

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