A few of the GUG writers team up to tackle this polarizing issue.
Are the GUG writers right?
They are wrong for even asking this. If it fits the game (e. g. Sims) or story (e. g. Mass Effect 3) there is nothing wrong with same-sex relationships between characters, if not it shouldn't be there just for the sake of it. Same goes for female protagonists and many other things in games... it's the developers who should ask and answer these questions for their own games.
^This. Forcing it in for the sake of is not great, but in context it certainly can make the game more accessible. I think a good example is Saints Row because they let you make your character, then in II and onward they let you customize a woman character and it still fit just fine.
I don't care regardless, but don't don't for the sake of controversy. Like the breastfeeding in Game of Thrones. Did nothing for the story other than to question what bad mom got paid to let her kid do this?
Its whatever the creators want. They should just make what they want, who cares if ppl will get offended. Ppl who are offended wont play it anyway.
The entire question is pointless anyway. It's not up to the crowd, it's up to the creators. Enter the world of preference, however, and anything goes. Personally, if I made games, I would never add gay characters unless the plot or character arc needed them. Which it might, who can say. Just don't shove it.
Why isn't it like films? Some films have gays in them some don't. Why can't games be the same?
I think it should happen. The only time would it be unacceptable is when it is included to make people see the game as different and not because it is a natural occurrence. Also you seem to have two heavily religious staff members. It is no biggy but they way the write is a bit preachy and could come off a bit offensive if they are not careful (I know it is a christian site but they need to be careful on their style of writing)
Game's with full on dating/life sims probably should. It shouldn't be forced into everything, but in context why not? There's gay marriage in real life, so why not video games with a focus on marriage? As long as it's just optional I don't see any problems with it.
Make games the way you want but don't concentrate on being liberal or satisfying certain causes. The new Assassin's Creed doesn;t have any female protagonist so, what. Same sex relationships, just as certain religious ideas or genders should be in a game if they move the plot and matter.
They should if it makes sense to have them. Same with minorities and female protagonists. It's really much easier than people make this out to be.
No one cares. A good story is a good story without gays or with them. No one cares.
Every time I play Dark Souls I say there should be a same sex marriage option.
LOL depending who you ask, (Mainstream christians, etc..) They would say a same sex marriage option is only for those who HAVE "Dark Souls" Sorry if that's just not funny for some, but I had to swing at it with an opening like that. Life is about laughing, especially at things that only matter to the people currently doing it. Don't Ask, don't tell is a great policy, just don't treat others DIFFERENT because of it. That's really all there is to it.
Yeah, games should have same sex relationships, but developers should not be forced to include them in everything they do. It's a wonderful addition and gives people choice. Any developer that does it should be supported. However, if a developer doesn't do it, it's no big issue.
if it does, then ok, if it doesnt dont complain. why do people like to nitpick like this. i dont go around every videogame and try to find if there is a chinese person in the game. if there is a chinese person in the game i dont try and see if he is a stereotypical chinese. i mean not that it is the same argument, but its similar and why do people care. the writer or creator probably didnt even think about including them. not because he is against it. just the fact that it never crossed his mind.
Sure, if it's relevant to the game. There's no point in forcing something that has nothing to do with what you're playing, regardless of genders involved.
Why is this even an issue? It's a part of life, so yes, why not?
Sure! And Games like the Sims, Skyrim, The Last Of Us, and Mass Effect have been recent examples of such ideas, but it's not like some damn protest we need to take to the Supreme Court or something. We should be able to acknowledge the notion of alternate lifestyles freely and within any studio's desired set of reasons for/why there is such things in a game, but to question if there is a place for it? Kinda a redundant question in my opinion, if it's in the game, it is... if it's not, it's not. These are fantasy worlds and situations. If we give in to the feeble battles of whether or not something "SHOULD" be in a game, then we won't have guns, cars, people, aliens, etc.. etc.. until eventually we won't even have anything left to play because we will always be questioning whether or not it SHOULD be in a game, instead of questioning whether or not WE should be playing things outside of our maturity level/s.
My opinion is I don't mind if they show gay people in it but as me being the main character I don't wanna have no gay relationship with no one because I'm not gay. If the game industry start forcing non gay people to play as a gay person than they will lose a lot of money. I'm just being honest
Leave it alone. You need to start looking at the real agenda. But do you really want to see how far the rabbit hole goes?
Really isn't important. What's important is *NOT to impose the subject matter upon gamers'. What I'm saying is if the script needs for this sort of issues then so be it as long as it's one part that flows within the entire story as a whole.
Yes if it is a well written characteristic of the character. I hate when they use stereotypes, not just gay but any. If the character is gay make it a natural part of him. If the character lives in a world where it's okay then display the world as such (create a character and add those options), if it's not normal show it's effect's on the character in form of psychological struggle. Though not about gay people, a great example are the early Silent Hill games. They showed the psychological struggles of the protagonist in such subtle, yet very deep ways.
why is this even being asked, this should not be topic at all... These are video games and they can do anything.. Everyone is equal, for god sake this is so sad
Nope don't like it,don't want it in my games
Same here, going against the nature of human being and now trying to force it in our games is just a big NO for me, I personally still "waiting" on Farcry 4's status if it does then easily going with a used copy no way im support this crap with my money. And to those going with the disagree button go ahead disagree all you want I don't care and I don't recognise this crap as a normal thing!
Have a bubble for well said man, you deserve it. OT: Uhhh, no. I'll quit playing video games if so.
If TV, movies and literature portray homosexuality, videogames can too. It just has to be in the right context, not just for the sake of making a scandal but instead to enhance the narrative aspects of the game.
I honestly don't have a problem with it but others might.
There should simply be a way to turn it off or turn it on. Personally I have nothing against other people's sex life but others feel different and I don't judge them either.
I honestly dont care if they do or not. I also dont care about framerate or resolution.
Tomorrow site will say do u agree relationship between human and animals? And some will say yes there are peole and animals have relationship so why not? Just dont include stupid real life into games because if the life really good place and funny no one will play video games. I mean just let be away from sex, political, races, genders and just have fun with our games No gay no lesbian no sex no mental human problems in real life.
If your game is going to feature relationships as a part of the gameplay, I don't see the harm. Not like you're forcing people to do it. But people get butthurt(see what I did there?) just because it's there.
no, absolutely not, I disagree with sodomites, its not natural and its unholy, wicked. feel free to disagree all u like, I will NEVER ACCEPT HOMOSEXUALITY(sodomy) as normal, label me whatever you like, but science proves its not natural, they cant procreate, nuff said. don't want it in my gaming experiences either.
I hear you, brotha. Wear that homophobia on your sleeve with pride...
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