J Station X: League of Legends LGBT characters will happen 'at some point,' confirms design director Greg Street, who says that Riot Games would have to be 'careful.'
Please don't follow Blizzard...
Yeah because sexual orientation have a massive effects in combat.....
Yes Mess Effect Andromeda
Remember when gaming wasn't mainstream? Pepperidge Farm remembers.
Thanks for the heads up, I guess I can stop playing around that time. Stop forcing your perversions.
Good, the less bigots in gaming the better.
Nice meme. If you could keep your degeneracy to yourself, that'd be great :)
Bigot has lost all meaning because of people like you.
Some insecure people here.
Why does it matter? Who are these people making dumb requests like this? How does sexual identification add to the gameplay in League? Why can't they just leave this type of stuff for fans to interpreted instead of shoving it in peoples face?
People like to feel represented in videogames. It helps you feel more connected. It's hard for a majority to understand this because they already are represented. To this day it annoys me that a majority of videogame protagonists are white men.
I don't even know where to begin with this comment. -_____- Let me say this dude. Shoving gay characters in a game just so you can come out as a politically correct person, should be insulting to gay people.
@Istolla You know there was a feminist study made about representation in games, the goal of this study was to see how they could inject their poison of diversity in the gaming, thinking it needed to come in the form of the player character. However to their shock they discovered gamers didn't care about neither the gender, race or even whether the playable character was even human as they didn't identify with the character but with his goals. This study changed their plans and instead they focused on destroying the meaning of gamer so they could inject their diversity nonsense in the community instead since the actual games didn't matter. I bring this up simply to state that for gamers they don't need a character to represent their race, gender, sexual orientation or whatever else there is, what gamers care for is the games and what their goals in that game is. And for a MOBA and it's players whether a male character likes willies or not means nothing to them and thus does not require these sorts of things inserted in it, at least for games like Mass Effect sexual orientation is understandable but not for this
None of the heros in lol have any hint of sexual orientation...except the few married ones and a few hints in lore..fanfiction and fanart is where u take this crap Ffs u gays have taric. Fabio taric is an absolute bear pinning over ezreal. Release one gay champ is like confirming the rest have been straight rather than open to interpretation.
That's insulting actually. The typical videogame protagonist is some overly-buff ex-military dude with buzz-cut and gravely voice. I'm none of those things. I don't identify with those types of characters at all. But because he's white, hetero and male and I'm white, hetero and male, that means I'm represented? Because the only things that make us different are our gender, skin color and sexual orientation?
So you just exposed yourself as a racist. Go to India and tell them to have more Chinese people in their movies. Go to Japan and tell them to have more blacks in their movies. I'm bisexual and I don't give too shits who my character fucks. But to bigots like yourself all that matters is race and sex. As if that's what you need to connect with a character. Gtfo with that shit.
Yes because I see skinny ass pale white nerds in games all the time. No game character fits the majority, because they are fictional and digital, not real, we need to stop treating them as such.
Was wondering that myself. Only played LoL on a couple occassions at a friends house, and wondering how exactly this would fit into the game itself. There is no actual story, and no real character exposition to make it seem like it's in anyway relevant. Is there some sort of extra exposition to the cursory lore that exists for this game that they can piggyback these kinds of issues in on? That's how Blizzard did it, because the characters in OW also don't have any real back story other than what exists outside the game. I think nowadays, people mistake personality for actual story, and that's why Blizzard can make this crap up on the fringe fan base, but keep the casuals unaware that they actually have gay characters, because the casual people don't pay attention or care.
Oh fuck off.
Why? What is the point in a MOBA? Can't you save your virtue signalling for social media like everyone else?
This is a good step forward for the industry. Everyone should be able to identify with characters in a game.
In all forms but physical; i am a wolf. Thats why l play warwick.
No it's not. It's bad. It's pandering. It's shoehorning. You succumb to the bigotry of low expectations. If gays want a gay game then they can go make one. But people like you want to FORCE ARTISTS to give you what you want. It's disgusting and you're the reason trump won. Idiot.
Dude... what are you on??? He wan't everyone to feel included, and you call it bigotry..... He wan't everyone to feel a connection to the character they CHOOSE to play as, you reason thats why trump is in power???? "If gays want a gay game then they can go make one. But people like you want to FORCE ARTISTS to give you what you want. " ya and when gay games are made, they are attacked for being SJW and LGBT pandering propoganda shit. ""If gays want a gay game then they can go make one. But people like you want to FORCE ARTISTS to give you what you want." it's comments and beliefs like that that caused Trump to win. Who the fuck cares whether or not the character is gay, bisexual, asyexual, pansexual or heterosexual. its a fucking game. treat it as such, a form of entertainment. but to FORCE US TO MAKE OUR OWN GAME because you dont want to have LGBT characters in your games is fucking pathetic, backwards and disrespectful. what makes you better than me? what makes anyone better than anyone else? it sure aint their sexual orientation
Can you explain why a characters sexual orientation is somehow important in a game which doesn't characterize it's characters in any manner? There are personalities, but that does not include things like sexual orientation, or anything else. Including LGBT would just be applying stereotypes to what characters they do have, because that's the only way it would be recognizable, in which case, it's not even productive, but rather likely to be offensive to those that they're trying to be inclusive of.
They could do it without having stereotypes. Dragon Age is a series that does this well. Again it may or may not be important to the game, but it is to the person playing the game. Imagine if characters in videogames we're predominantly black. Do you think videogames would be as popular? How do you think people who aren't black would feel? Just to prove my point: https://news.vice.com/artic... https://www.google.com/amp/...
I know it's possible to do without using stereotypes. TLOU would be my example. My point was, LoL doesn't have enough characterization to actually build a character in such a manner, so the only way to actually represent it in game is to use recognizable stereotypes. Otherwise, the LGBT characters are just like every other character. While LGBT people can be, and often are, unrecognizable from anyone else unless explicitly stated or made known, that would be exceedingly hard to represent in a game like LoL. The developer could quite literally say that any character is, or always has been gay, and it'd be irrefutable if they wanted to go the route of unstated character traits. I'm not against LGBT characters at all, so long as their insertion isn't done from a point of pandering, but rather genuine interest in being inclusive or they do it because they think it makes a more interesting character for some reason. Again, I'll point to Bill from TLOU. That kind of stuff is fine. Bioware skirts the line between annoying and alright, but overall, their gay characters I find annoying due to their general personality rather than their sexual orientation. I just don't see how they fit into this game in a way that can be done in the game itself where it's meaningful or even necessary.
"Gee, I wonder who'll turn gay next time I log in" - Jeff Kaplan Gotta have dat diversity and PC Points, gotta compete with eachother to have the first Botox character, the first Transvestite from Thailand as a main character, gotta have the first Post-Op Trans wrestler in WWE to (Obviously) only fight other women because he became a woman and must fight other women to be 'fair'. It starts here folks, it can easily be the slippery slope to Liberal madness, PC Madness, SJW Madness.
Because this is what was keeping me from the game.
Political correct stuff . i hate it, way to ruin a game it wasnt even needed . politics /= correct choice . games are supposed to be our escape anyway i still have my beautiful platformers and Persona 5 which as far as i know doesnt have any main lgbt character.
https://news.vice.com/artic... https://www.google.com/amp/... It's hard to realize it confront prejudice in gaming, but it's there.
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