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Bleszinski: I’ll Make a Gay Videogame Character

Epic Games’ Cliff Bleszinski – the self-proclaimed ‘Tony Stark of videogames’ – was answering fan’s questions on Twitter last night. Some of the answers were food for thought, and not because he revealed that his favourite ice cream is “praline and dick”. (Industry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Lex Luthor  +   1945d ago
No Thanks!
Weather   1945d ago | Immature | show | Replies(14)
HQLocated111   1945d ago | Offensive
Chubear  +   1945d ago
Uhmm, that's odd
I thought he already did O.o lol
LoVeRSaMa  +   1945d ago
Just shows how far the human race has come.

Ironic that Biffy comes out with this, it seems he has some insecurities, he sees himself as Manly and awesome when he's not.

Not insinuating anything but this sh*t writes itself.
muDD   1944d ago | Offensive
LoVeRSaMa  +   1944d ago
Not ok with who?

Love isn't allowed unless its the your image? :P

muDD  +   1944d ago
It's not ok with nature and the survival of the human race. Put homosexuals on a island for 100 years and lets see what will happen to them. THEY WILL DIE OUT BEACUSE THEY CAN'T REPRODUCE! If homosexuality was ok and natural, then they could reproduce in order to maintain existance. Don't fall into the false lies that this current trend is trying to trap us in.
come_at_me_bro  +   1944d ago
If that means fewer people like you muDD, I'm cool with it.
hay  +   1944d ago
@muDD: Really? And the next thing you will say is that condoms and birth control pills are Satan's doing?
Relax dude, we've skipped the natural selection, we've managed to live longer thanks to unnatural ways. The times are that we're eating more plastic than food(preservatives, food additives), you're probably wanking to fake tits and make-up/shopped ladies and of all things homosexuality is a bad thing 'cause it's not natural?

Dark ages mentality if you ask me. You don't have to approve, but someone's bedroom shouldn't really be your concern.
You don't approve having sex with partners of different gender than your preference, you're logically close to be negative about everyone who don't have sex with your lady.
catguykyou  +   1944d ago
Why put them on and island? With that logic, you could just leave them alone and they would still die out. Kids raised by Gay couples don't turn gay because. People turn gay for many different reasons in their life that have nothing to do with their parents.
Also, you look at it like being gay separates you from the human species. You put a bunch of gay people on an island and guess what....the human race still lives on elsewhere.

Another thing. Gay people do have sex with opposite sex, sometimes for the single purpose of having a kid.
FunAndGun  +   1944d ago

you REALLY are shortsighted. Homosexuality is completely normal and has been happening throughout human history.

homosexuality is also found within the animal world.

Did you ever consider that maybe homosexuality is natures way of controlling population?

I can provide more reading material from hundreds of sources that state homosexuality is normal in nature. Would you like to educate yourself or continue sounding ignorant?
GWAVE  +   1944d ago
It does seem a bit unbalanced to - on one hand - espouse the virtue of the evolutionary process where the fittest survive and such, and then on the other hand to support such an unnatural thing.

But hey, go ahead and believe science! That's fine. They once told us that everything was spontaneously generated and also gave us the highly-useful medical theory of the humors.
emitsomla  +   1944d ago
Homosexuality: is an attraction for individuals of the same sex or gender.

This IS NOT found in the animal kingdom. Animals are not attracted to the same gender of species. They will reproduce with the opposite gender No MATTER WHAT.

Human Homosexuality is completely different.

Your argument that homosexuality is natural because its found throughout history is rediculous. Just because something has a historical background does not necessarily mean it is natural. Slavery is one obvious example.
tinybigman  +   1945d ago
can also count on cliffy B to give us the quote of the day lol. well if he does let's hope he does the character justice.
madpuppy  +   1944d ago
So....Cliffy B is going to star in his own video game?
chidori soukou  +   1945d ago
Bleszinski: I’ll Make a Gay Videogame Character
It would be wonderful if cliff had made you play a gay character (or if you could choose your orientation), but these are baby steps in the right direction of Anti Homophobes in america.
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Eazy-Eman   1945d ago | Immature | show
visualb  +   1945d ago | Well said
so much anti-gay attitudes in here
either very uneducated or very immature people in here...sad

if he wants to, more power to him, I don't see a problem with it, so as long as there's more to the character than "just being gay" - a bit basic =/
-Alpha  +   1945d ago
But, but, the excuses:
visualb  +   1945d ago
don't be surprised alpha
I'm sure many people here will use such arguments, or just act like immature d!cks because they can

thats the shame with the internet>>>

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WLPowell  +   1945d ago
Why not?
In the gaming industry's attempts to make the least gay characters ever nowadays. They've, ironically, made some odd choices... Leave it to Japan to actually sneak some by without people really noticing.

Yes those are dudes, btw...

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MorganX  +   1945d ago
What's anti-gay about not wanting to play a gay character? It's a little different from playing a blonde or brunette, or black. And why must gays feel they need everyone's approval for their sexual preference?

How about making a straight character that clearly prefers heterosexual doggystyle?

I'm all for civil rights but it appears gays are milking their sexual prference to remain on center stage. Why do I even need to know someone is gay?
Nihilism  +   1945d ago
Very well said, the characters sexuality is irrelevant. Unless they go out of their way to make the character a sexist ass pinching jackass or a flamboyant queen then we should never even know the sexuality. I think the pro-gay agenda is getting a bit extreme.

Keep it to yourself gays, I keep my sexuality to myself, if you want to be respected and equal then don't bring sexuality into every aspect of your life.

Eg. the fact that I am straight doesn't dictate what I wear, how I talk, or what music I listen to. Sex and lifestyle...2 different things.

You don't have to be a genre of person you know
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OpenGL  +   1945d ago
It's sad to see the level of homophobia on N4G. A character doesn't have to be defined by their sexuality. Just look at Omar Little from the HBO show, The Wire.
MorganX  +   1945d ago
I've only seen one homophobic comment here. Someone mentioned it was OK as long as they could shoot them in the face with a shotgun. That's homophobic and dangerous.

However, this is a complex issue that game developers cannot solve and can only make worse. If you're going to deal with the issue, deal with hit. It is a significant thing "making" a character gay. You are then asking heterosexual males, to play and alter ego of a man who is sexually playing a male that desires to have sex with other men. You are not going to be able to force that on straight males.

No one should be discriminated agains(t) (or) have acts of violence committed against them (because of their) race, creed, color, religion, sexual orientation. That's fair to ask for for any person. To try and force your sexuality on others especially when it is not the norm, is not reasonable and you just can't force that. As long as males and females are the only way for humans to procreate naturally, you will never be able to force straight people to accept it as the norm.

The(y) should be tolerant and accept others. Why is more than that required?
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cmrbe  +   1945d ago
Oh whats the big freaking deal?
They are just pixels. Some of you people think too much about these stuff.
Shadowstar  +   1945d ago

Well, there's a romantic aspect in many games-- save the princess is the most basic of them. Why are almost all the characters straight in their romances? Obviously, if we're dealing with a story that has no plot, then we don't need to know the sexuality of the "character," but unlike a "heterosexual that likes to do it doggystyle," the sexuality of a character could be important to the character.
MorganX  +   1945d ago
Then developers will have a choice to make if they make sexuality central to the plot of the game. I've decied I can play the new DMC character, he's quite feminine but the trailer looks like a fun game. Obviously, if he was sexually involved with other men in the game, ala God of War, I would not play it.

Unlike race, size, etc. Sexuality is internal and asks a person to go against their very nature. Not gonna happend. Hopefully for developers who choose to push this envelope, there are millions of gamers who want to play a homosexual male alter ego.
NiteX  +   1945d ago
The majority of the world is still anti-gay. It's still very slowly becoming acceptable. I don't see it being fully looked upon as being "okay" for at least another decade or two. This world is made up of little tolerance. Hell even non religious folks like myself are looked down upon still. Times change however.
Shadowstar  +   1945d ago | Well said

I understand that point of view, even though I don't share it. I'm a girl, so I'm constantly playing as people who don't represent me at all-- sexuality, race, gender... it doesn't matter because it's almost never me I'm playing in a game. I do think it's fair that you wouldn't want to play it, though. To each their own!
Boody-Bandit  +   1945d ago
visualb, the image you posted
"Normal person + anomnity + audience = Total Dickwad"
Is the most accurate post I have seen in ages. It sums up the internet and online gaming as a whole.
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muDD  +   1944d ago
It's not that americans are anti-gay...
It's just that, why do gays have to tell the world that they are gay.. i mean who gives a shhhh... heterosexuals dont go around having news conferences stating that they are straight... if u are gay then keep that shyt to yourself, who cares.
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Blaze929  +   1945d ago | Well said
Wow. A lot of ignorant people and homophobes on this site. Sad.

I say, why not? Tony in the Ballad of Gay Tony was a cool character. He, the theme, and title didn't make the game any less enjoyable. In fact, it's the best of the GTA4 pieces.

At the end of the day they are just characters. So yeah Cliff, do what you want. I got no problem with gay characters in my games or gay people in real life.
Strikepackage Bravo  +   1945d ago
Your trying too hard
why do people go out of their way to try and prove to themselves and the world that they are "cool" with gay people?

Do you think it makes you somehow superior to every one else just because you are OK with gays? You're an evolved educated modern man because you think its ok to have sex with other men? I dont get it.

I am not OK with gays, nor do I have a problem with them, I simply could not care less, who or what other people choose to have sex with, I just don't care.
visualb  +   1945d ago
I for once agree with you blaze
well said. its just a character, and since its part of reality (has been since forever tbh) why not!

@ strike package - =| got some suppressed feelings you want to get out bud? =| its ok, no one will judge...
Non_sequitur  +   1945d ago
@Strikepackage Bravo
Many have the idea that condoning the taboo is an instant path to having an open-mind and being insightful. They misunderstand what it is to be open minded and insightful. They really need to read more and do some intense thinking. However one should always be careful to not be a douche bag and force others to think alike because that too is irrational. Politely give your side of the issue and let them live in ignorance if they choose to.
Johandevries  +   1945d ago
Blaze for the win
JsonHenry  +   1945d ago
Its gonna be about an angry midget video game maker with too much teeth when he smiles and spikey blonde hair coming to terms with his homosexuality.
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LiquifiedArt  +   1945d ago
I wont buy it. Damn that was simple.
gapecanpie  +   1945d ago
A new ps3 exclusive from Epic?
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enkeixpress  +   1945d ago
I say!

... Such a revolting & uncouth young man.
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TrevorPhillips  +   1945d ago
oh boy awkward situation..
MaximusPrime  +   1945d ago
good for xbox 360.
frjoethesecond  +   1945d ago
Didn't he already make Dom?
-GoldenTimeLover-  +   1945d ago
HAHA. I was waiting for comments like these to pop up. :))
LoaMcLoa  +   1945d ago
Made my day xD
hamood  +   1945d ago
he already did with that guy, you know who i am talking about
plb  +   1945d ago
straight/gay/whatever just make a good game.
MorganX  +   1945d ago
Why not just make a good game? Why go out of your way to make a male character gay?
vickers500  +   1945d ago
Why go out of your way to make a male character straight?

You do realize that some games rely stories with characters, don't you? And that some of those character driven stories rely on romantic relationships? So why not allow developers to make some of those relationships gay relationships if they choose to do so?

I agree though that they shouldn't go out of their way to show that a character is gay, but they also shouldn't go out of their way to show that a character loves banging hot women. If you're against developers going out of their way to show a character is gay, but not against developers going out of their way to show that a character is straight, then you're a homophobe.

Just let devs make the game they want to make with the characters they wish to implement.
n to the b  +   1945d ago
"Tony Stark of videogames"

lol more like the Sarah Palin of videogames - spouting random stupid sh1t and for some reason paid attention to by way too many people.

look I loved orig gears and played online for >1 yr, had lots of good times. but seriously what kind or pr1ck says things like "my game has that 'je no se quo'" or however it's spelled...
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unknownhero1123  +   1945d ago
that would be patcher but I do agree that bleszinski is not the tony stark of video games
n to the b  +   1945d ago
*wonders if disagrees are for hating on cliffy or palin...*
Strikepackage Bravo  +   1945d ago
you know not what your talking about in either case.
Jerk120  +   1945d ago
Except unlike 'Sarah Palin', Clev Bleszinski has actually done shit to be proud of.
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Obama  +   1945d ago
Funny..thought he already did
user8397144  +   1945d ago
Blenszinski: "I'll make a gay videogame character reflecting myself"
Garrus_Vakarian  +   1945d ago
Cliffy B, you make me lol...

In my pants.
maniac76  +   1945d ago
its all good
LoaMcLoa  +   1945d ago
Maybe it will be...
Gay Luigi?

(That's a meme if anyone wonders)
SexyPrawns  +   1945d ago
Whoops. Meant to hit "agree". Sorry. Stupid mobile Safari!

THEre are many GAMEs that have gay characters already. I think it's irrelevant in most storylines.
DelbertGrady  +   1945d ago
Was expecting lots of mature level-headed responses on this article. /s

I'm all for diversity in videogames, and in our society as a whole. Go for it Cliff!
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Redgehammer  +   1944d ago
@ expecting mature level-headed responses from the troglodytes that exist in this sector of cyber space. I personally do not care what consenting adults do in private with their privates as long as it remains private. I personally do want to see two men "fencing with their swords" in reality or video games.
Supman  +   1945d ago
sounds stupid....
don't ruin gears!
SpartanQ8  +   1945d ago
cliffy ...Hate Gears of War from this
patterson  +   1945d ago
I thought Gears of War already established this?
Tiqila  +   1945d ago
exactly what i was going to write
patterson  +   1945d ago
The game might as well come out of the closet already. It's so obvious xD
Theonik  +   1945d ago
We all know why he added the whole Dom's wife thing on Gears 2. :P
XabiTheHumble  +   1944d ago
Is that why some people call it queers of war?
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LinuxGuru  +   1945d ago
I really, really don't care Cliff.

And if he's the "Tony Stark of video games" then I'm a Granola Bar
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SexyPrawns  +   1945d ago
Most gamers are of the liberal mindset. It would be a good business decision.

I don't think he's preying on naivity, but if he is...he's really good at it.
SkullBlade169  +   1945d ago
And we should care, why...?
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miacosa  +   1945d ago
Really, no really.
If written like the other cliche character types in Gears and other Epic games this is sure to be a fail. Why cannot games just be games without the stigma have having to conform or make efforts to appease ever group out there. If it makes sense in the scope of the game to put in something such as sexuality then do it if not leave it out.
LinuxGuru   1945d ago | Offensive
Pen15  +   1945d ago
Well look at Gears, there's so much testosterone it just screams, "I LOVE THIS SKIRT!!!"
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