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”.

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Weather3755d ago ShowReplies(14)
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Chubear3755d ago

I thought he already did O.o lol

LoVeRSaMa3754d 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.

muDD3754d ago Show
LoVeRSaMa3754d ago

Not ok with who?

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


muDD3754d 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_bro3754d ago

If that means fewer people like you muDD, I'm cool with it.

hay3754d 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.

catguykyou3754d 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.

FunAndGun3754d 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?

GWAVE3754d 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.

emitsomla3754d 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.

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tinybigman3755d 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.

chidori soukou3755d ago (Edited 3755d ago )

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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visualb3755d ago

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 =/

visualb3755d ago

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>>>

WLPowell3755d ago

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...

MorganX3755d 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?

Nihilism3755d ago (Edited 3755d 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

OpenGL3755d 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.

MorganX3755d ago (Edited 3755d 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?

cmrbe3755d ago

They are just pixels. Some of you people think too much about these stuff.

Shadowstar3755d 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.

MorganX3755d 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.

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Shadowstar3755d ago


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-Bandit3755d ago (Edited 3755d ago )

"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.

muDD3754d ago

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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Blaze9293755d ago

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 Bravo3755d ago

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.

visualb3755d ago

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_sequitur3755d ago

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.

JsonHenry3755d 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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LiquifiedArt3755d ago

I wont buy it. Damn that was simple.

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MGRogue20173755d ago (Edited 3755d ago )

I say!

... Such a revolting & uncouth young man.

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