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Dead Rising 4: Microsoft apologises for perceived racial slur inside email

Microsoft has apologised for what some have perceived as a racial slur inside a recent Dead Rising 4 promotional email.

The subject of the Christmas-themed email read,  “NNNNGGGHHHAAAA”, attempting to emulate a noise a zombie would make. The phrase upset some readers, who felt the sound to be too similar to the n-word slur.

Microsoft’s Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb apologised for the email, promising to do better.

Dead Rising 4 heads to Windows PC and Xbox One next month.



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