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Submitted by drdistracto707 201d ago | article

The Fight to Get Gay in Video Games

"Like a lot of guys growing up in the 1980s, Michael Patrick started playing video games at a young age. He loved Street Fighter, expressing a particular fondness for Chun Li, the first female character to be introduced to the series. He didn’t realize until years later how personal this choice was for him..." (Culture, Dev, Industry)

2pacalypsenow  +   202d ago
Great another "looks at us!" article.....
PoSTedUP  +   202d ago
yeah well... he made a gay game, and it looks like **** and plays like ass. but the fact that hes not really a gamer and made a game; let it slide, he did more than i can and im a huge gamer. the title is a metaphor, its a gay fighting game, it doesnt seem like its a big deal to him whether or not this game gets published (i doubt it will, and he probably knows that too).
ITPython  +   201d ago
A gay fighting game, hmm.

So do they use their dangly parts as swords? And what about the fatality moves? I think "FINISH HIM!" would take on a whole new meaning.
PoSTedUP  +   201d ago
its called "gaytality" and, lol, man, watch the video its Way more crude than you think... think: worse than the familyguy producers making a fighting game to make fun of gays.
spike  +   201d ago
I thought Skyrim was gay enough. Is this game a sequel?
MidnytRain  +   201d ago
I wonder if this means we'll get Drake-Sully scenes in the next Uncharted. #steamy
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IcicleTrepan  +   201d ago
sounds kinda funny
PSNintyGamer  +   201d ago
Why is the media always trying to shove Gay down our throats?
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Retard  +   201d ago
Because heterosexual community does not need a pride flag and homosexuals are insecure liberals under a pretentious witch hunt.
DangerousDAN  +   201d ago
the heterosexual community does not need a pride flag because we've never been oppressed for being straight, dumbass. "insecure liberals" hehe man, I'm already imagining your living full of assault rifles, Duck Dynasty posters, and a framed print of the second amendment.

Relax, buddy! lol The gays won't take your games away!
aLucidMind  +   201d ago
I suppose blacks were insecure liberals under a pretentious witch hunt in the 60's, too? There isn't anything wrong with having characters that just happen to be gay in a game. Then again, most of the time it is done in such a way that is clearly pandering to the LGBT community and that kind of implementation is very annoying.
TheLeapist  +   201d ago
Please never compare the suppression of the blacks to homosexuals just not being able to get married again. It's extremely ridiculous and offensive to be honest
Qrphe  +   201d ago
I'd force you to take that profile image off since you're an embarrasement to our nation but I'm noTotalitarian pig so keep it.
Bigpappy  +   200d ago
Many gay conservatives like Dick Cheney's Daughter and Mccain's campaign managed. They are just restricted or push to the back in that club.

You people always pushing your politic and your religion down peoples throats. Doesn't matter if it right or round or harmful to other. Just as long as things are done the CONSERVATIVE WAY. Bunch of crazy nutz if you ask me. Remind me so much of the Taliban and the religious right in the Middle east. Just a matter of time before you try to kill out everyone who want to live different from you.
aLucidMind  +   199d ago
@The Leapest.
Sorry, but it is not ridiculous. Just because it is a different level of severity does not mean it is not a similar occurrence. Look at how many areas in the US nowadays trying to implement similar discriminatory practices towards gays that blacks had to deal with in the 60's. There's a very unsettling amount of them demanding that crap.

Then take a look at the fact that blacks marrying whites was looked at the same way gay marriage is now and suffered through the exact same thing.

It isn't a ridiculous comparison; being offended by a valid comparison is what is ridiculous, to be honest.
FunAndGun  +   201d ago
The same reason they push politics, racial issues, and gun control stories. controversy and divisive issues get traffic.
NeoTribe  +   201d ago
"Hey look at me im gay!"
Saito  +   201d ago
This needs to stop now. End this BS. Quit trying to impose your ways on others. We will not dulcify. F off.
Nocando  +   201d ago
I look around and anymore no one seems shocked or offended by homosexuality anymore save for a few corners of the globe. I dont need sexuality in my games, period. Its usually handled in a very immature fashion and most of the time adds nothing substantial to the experience anyway.
Hozi89  +   201d ago
Please don't. I won't spend my money for gay games. I am straight.
aLucidMind  +   201d ago
Would you spend money if there was a character in the game that was gay if the character was realistically done? As in, you didn't know they were gay beyond maybe a passing mention? Because I personally hate it when "gay" is used as a primary personality trait in a character because that is when it comes off as being shoved down your throat.
DangerousDAN  +   201d ago
Bill from The Last of Us.

He was funny as shit, drove the story forward, painted a picture of maniacal seclusion, and the anger loneliness brings in the apocalypse. All without the GAY lights flashing in our faces and we know he's a total homo, but it's subtle. It's there enough to make us realize that for him, the loneliness is even harder because he's gay and it'll be hard for him to find someone else like himself to bond with... and that would put up with his shit haha.

So "gay" in video games can work if done properly.

Besides what he does with his dick or someone else's dick -- along with his dick -- is his problem.
Hozi89  +   201d ago
I watch movies with gay people..some of them I really don't mind and it makes the story even more interesting at times, but if the whole point of the game is to promote "homosexuality" then no I won't buy it. If there happens to be a character who's traits are that of a gay person I don't mind but if the main char. is gay then no I won't buy it. I mean I like to envision that I am the main character when I start a game, I would feel weird playing as a gay person.

Edit: it's like women trying to shove their rights down our throats...I really can't stand it.
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ITPython  +   200d ago
Mass Effect 3 also had a gay character aboard the Normandy, and from what I remember the topic wasn't shoveled down our throats.

That is tolerable IMO, however when they start preaching about it and trying to tell everybody we HAVE to accept their ways, that is where I draw the line. If somebody wants to be gay, that is their choice. But when they force their lifestyle on others, that is just unacceptable.
DoggyBiscuit  +   201d ago
I dont mean to sound homophopic but why us gamers gotta cater to gays what ya expecting a game based on Unicorns and Rainbows
Conan-O-Brady  +   201d ago
All part of the gay agenda first proposed by Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen. This is just the beginning. If you don't like it prepare to be labeled homophobes.
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FunAndGun  +   201d ago
can you please enlighten me what this gay agenda is?

I am gay and I don't even know. All gay people I know just want equal civil rights.

Edit:

@Conan
I have no clue who those people are. You think all gay people grow up with a manual and are on the same page?

@High
So what is the agenda?
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HighResHero  +   201d ago
I don't think he's saying that all individuals like you are knowingly a part of any such thing. Read the first sentence of your first comment.
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Conan-O-Brady  +   201d ago
If your gay you'll probably know who kirk and madsen are and you'd be familiar with their writings. It's safe to assume you know what I was referring to.

If you truly don't know who they are take a few minutes and look them up.
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HighResHero  +   201d ago
I'm not implying there definitely is one. If there was one I would have a hard time believing that all gays were willing participants. In your second sentence you talked about controversy, etc. which seems to be something people like to stir up for various reasons. I don't make too many assumptions about what is really going on personally.
ACESupERIC  +   201d ago
Robot unicorn attack. Unicorns with flaming rainbow trails endless runner game. One of the better ones at that. And totally not gay
CaptainPunch  +   201d ago
When we stop putting labels on everything, we'll be much happier.
starscream01  +   201d ago
I'm so sick of hearing about gay issues all the time......I think it's wrong. If you're a homo fine but don't expect sympathy from me. I have the right to feel it's wrong.The media tends to push gay rights too much.whats next pedophile rights? It's u natural and sick. Some people argue gayness is found in nature....so is parents of certain animals eating their own young make in that argument invalid.
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ElementX  +   201d ago
You can't compare the relationship of two consenting adults to an illegal relationship with a minor. There is a huge difference. Same with animals eating their young, there a difference between attraction and what you decide to consume. Everybody should have equal rights for employment, housing, marriage, etc. These are social rights that other groups have. I can't believe you even mentioned those two examples, they are completely irrelevant.
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00  +   201d ago
you can always tell the intelligence of someone when they compare two consenting adults doing whatever the hell they want in the bedroom, to bestiality and pedophilia.

And you sir look very stupid.
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palaeomerus  +   200d ago
I think that people who go around casually judging intelligence by whether they like or agree with someone's point of view have little if anything to teach anyone on the subject of intelligence. They might be very instructive on the topics of vanity, hubris, sloppy logic, self righteousness, the 'us vs. them' mob mentality, and ridiculous narcissism in general. Do you really think you'll ever shame and bully hostile people into compliance with your definition of tolerance?

Hang on to your ego.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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ElementX  +   201d ago
I'm a member of the gay community and it really doesn't bother me either way, however I wouldn't want the stereotypical feminine queen in every video game. Not everybody is flaming, however I think those types of personalities really help form stereotypes and make others uncomfortable.
kalkano  +   201d ago
"The Fight to Get Gay in Everything, So You Can't Look at Anything, Anywhere, Without Seeing It"

^ Fixed. This is ridiculous.
starscream01  +   201d ago
I agree 100%.
Beastforlifenoob  +   201d ago
Yep basically the media is now saying if its not gay its not good.
bohemian 23  +   201d ago
Really tired of this stuff, I don't push my values on others, so I would like the same amount of respect shown to me. Everybody has to have an "issue" or a "cause". Yet the new thing is that everyone is a victim and things just aren't fair. It's wrong to have an opinion that differs from any one else. Do not think for yourself, if you disagree with something, even I you aren't against it you're racist, homophobic, intolerant, uninformed, judgemental, frightened, or hateful. I miss the days of agreeing to disagree.
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Max-Zorin  +   201d ago
This planet is too chaotic for something like that to happen.
D3ATH_DRIV3R_777  +   201d ago
What is world coming to? this is too much! it's bad enough that christian ran companies are getting sued because they don't believe in same-sex marriages so they won't make them a wedding cake at a cake shop or a get flowers from a flower shop, so they end up filing a lawsuit against that company because of their religious beliefs because of hate speech? BS! it's not hate speech! they have they're rights to say yes or no to things just like the next person. So they're going to target video game companies to sue next because there's no gay ppl in video games? this is waaaaaaay out of control! game companies better get ready for the lawsuits because they're arming themselves with attorneys! i don't have a problem with gays, but this just needs to stop, and it won't at this point!
DarkLord1003  +   200d ago
Just a little info here - your religious beliefs have no place in the free market or in capitalism.
kalkano  +   200d ago
That's no different than saying, "Gay people have no place in the free market, or in capitalism."

You can't have it both ways. Stop being a hypocrite.
DarkLord1003  +   201d ago
This thread shows what's wrong with the gaming community. You're a bunch of whiney young male hypocrites who have no problem jerking off to lesbian porn. But as soon as two male would kiss you somehow feel threatened and scared. And what exactly is the gay agenda? It's the most ridicilous thing I've ever heard. You guys live in a dream world - in a bubble absolutely unaware of the real world and the problems people in it are fighting every day.
Qrphe  +   200d ago
Most of the gaming community are either underage or adults working dead-end jobs with little education. Opinions like these surface everytime this political topics come up and only support my take on the whole community.
palaeomerus  +   200d ago
There IS NO gaming community. People who game actually have very little in common. It's not some niche nerdy little club anymore. Grandma and the preacher and the custom bicycle maker all play games. So does the thug who tries to rob you outside of a gas station and the fat lady with a mohawk who roller skates your Sonic food out to you.

If you think there is some monolithic gaming community with a single unified agenda out there that is easy to market to and apply suasion to, then you clearly haven't been paying much attention.

Believing in a gaming community is as naive and clueless as thinking there is a 'people who pick their noses' community or a 'people who own tennis shoes' community. Having one thing in common does not make you a community.
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DCfan  +   200d ago
Can we have better games first?

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