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Bioware responds to same sex relationships in DA
Game News - posted by VentilatorOfDoom on Sat 1 January 2011, 13:49:47Tags: BioWare; Dragon Age II
David Gaider on the issue of same sex romances, often called bromances, in BioWare RPGs. I hope you see the significance, romances are half the RPG elements in Biogames as of late with the other half being cutscenes.
So long as romances of any kind are optional and need to be actively pursued by the player in order to be experienced, they simply don't have a leg to stand on. Advocating that nobody should be able to have content you don't intend to personally use is largely pointless-- outside of a vague notion that such efforts should go towards other things, instead. Personally, it's not a lot of effort to include them. The resources we can devote to a minority of players isn't great, but I imagine to those players it's quite worth it... and I would hope that some folks could be sensitive enough to be happy for those players, at the very least out of the selfish notion that they may one day end up in the minority of some content issue and receive the same consideration if nothing else.
Wise words or bullshit? Decide for yourself.
Thanks to Jaesun for bringing our attention to this very important issue. I just used the words "very important" as an euphemism for "completely retarded" by the way.
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