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Editorial Where is gaming's Brokeback Mountain?

DarkUnderlord

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Video gaming has apparently not grown up yet... because it does not have enough homosexuals in it. In an article on GamePlayer they ask: <a href="http://www.gameplayer.com.au/gp_documents/Gays-in-Gaming.aspx">Where is gaming’s Brokeback Mountain</a>?
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<blockquote>No one is expecting games to suddenly start showing sodomy in a tent, Brokeback Mountain style – game publishers still have issues depicting heterosexual sex scenes (check out Are Gamers Scared of Sex? for more) – but where is the gay video game hero? Or strong supporting characters? They are very hard to find, just as they were in films and TV before the 1980s. Bisexuality is starting to be seen - or at least accessed if a player is looking for it - but unlike other entertainment forms, games have not joined the 21st century by displaying diversity in human sexuality.
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The censorship has now stopped thanks to the implementation of ‘mature’ classifications and many Japanese RPGs feature androgynous characters, whose sexuality – and often gender – is hard to determine. Flea in the Chrono Trigger series is one obvious example – he dresses like a girl (in Chrono Cross wearing a pink and white school-girl style outfit) but is apparently male. Even the family-friendly Zelda series has Tingle - a 34 year old man-child who wants nothing more in the world than to be a fairy. He’s annoying and ugly but obviously popular enough to appear in several Zelda games since making his debut on the N64’s Majora’s Mask in 2000.
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In Western RPGs, Juhani from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is perhaps the first openly lesbian character – and also the first gay character in the Star Wars ‘universe’. When first meeting Juhani, you have the option of either killing her, or beating her and convincing her to return to the Jedi order. If you choose to kill her, a female Jedi at the temple screams at you for murdering her beloved - saying that she and Juhani spent many nights under the stars together. Later, that female Jedi will attempt to murder you for what you did to her lover. Lesson: you interfere with lesbian love at your peril.</blockquote>
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I for one am looking forward to playing an openly gay hero who pounds ass both metaphorically and phyically. Also, I really don't see why wanting to become a fairy should make one gay. Honestly I think that's just a bit stereotypical.
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franc kaos

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Surely, America, that global arbiter of good taste, first has to stop being scared of seeing cock on screen, or, really any state of undress, then games developers have to stop being scared of the moral minority (ie vocal majority), accusing them of trying to subvert our innocent childrens minds (won't somebody think of the children...).

And once the politicians concentrate on the job they were hired to do, like running their countries to the best of their abilities instead of attempting to control the populace thru intimidation and fear and interference (we're protecting the children...)...

Then, and only then, maybe, could we have a diverse array of characters populating our game worlds.

IMHO.
 
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Right. Because sexuality's what we play games for.
And here we've all been wondering what would make TESIV the artistic epitome of role-playing games. It's Uriel The Flirt!
Now you know what all those chains in your cell were for...
 

MetalCraze

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DarkUnderlord said:
Video gaming has apparently not grown up yet... because it does not have enough homosexuals in it. In an article on GamePlayer they ask: <a href="http://www.gameplayer.com.au/gp_documents/Gays-in-Gaming.aspx">Where is gaming’s Brokeback Mountain</a>?

Oh but there is one. It is called Jade Empire by no other than Bioware. They care.
 

Andyman Messiah

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BECAUSE HOMOSEXUAL PEOPLE AND HETEROSEXUAL PEOPLE BEHAVE DIFFERENTLY!!

When I play Doom, I always assume DoomGuy is gay. He tries to act all hetero and shit but someone with such delicate facial expressions simply cannot hide the fact that he want nothing more than a big, veiny cock after he's done blowing monsters... up.

Also: Wasn't the main character from Outcast gay or something?
 

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Kinda funny considering that BIO's last 3 games have all had homosexual characters - KOTOR, JE, and ME. *shrug*
 

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Volourn said:
Kinda funny considering that BIO's last 3 games have all had homosexual characters - KOTOR, JE, and ME. *shrug*
Yep, really an argument for keeping gays out of games.
 

Erebus

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I suspect female homosexuals are much more easily found in games than male homosexuals. Probably because most of the people who make games are straight males.
 

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Where is gaming's Brokeback Mountain?
We already have. Oblibians. Everything and everyone in it was gay.
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No. Homos aren't males. They can't be put into the same category as men. They are subhumans. It's what Knightrider said. Really. Trust me.
 

Gragt

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Andyman Messiah said:
Also: Wasn't the main character from Outcast gay or something?

There's no real hint about Cutter's sexuality. There's a character in the Talanzaar, Nikaa, whose sex is actually ambiguous and who flirts a bit with him but that's about it.

Anyway Brokeback Mountain is a triumph of political correctness mediocrity, keep that fucking thing away from my video games!
 

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