A gamer explores the depiction of homosexuality in Fable 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.
We're still long off in seeing a gay protagonist in a video game. You might see it in PC games, but not in console games. Kudos to Lionhead to not shy away from adding homosexuality in Fable 3 and not just be a joke like GTA4.
yea it was probably offensive to some, but bernie was kind of funny in gta4. but who knows, some of them could have accepted it as a joke and found it funny too, and not as a hit towards gays
Bernie was a character built off satire (like allllll of GTA IV) but he was still a decent character at the end of the day. And Gay Tony was actually really well done (friends with a really* straight guy and it never once says he secretly likes him, he's more like a father figure, which if you think about it, that's probably never happened before). Just saying.
no offense, but putting "gay" and "lip-service" in the same sentece could put a very disgusting image in one's head...bleh
I was always a little offended that Mass Effect 1 and 2 omitted a homosexual couple(The whole Lesbian thing was a cop out because everyone knows lesbians are generally more accepted in society than gay men and it was a "A" sexual alien anyway). Dragon Age, Fallout New Vegas, and Fable III all allow gay relationships, why didn't mass effect? It almost feels like they are saying gays won't exist in the future when the general consensus is that sexuality becomes a nonexistant issue in the future(according to many sources of media that is). I am just hoping now that this issue has been revealed to them, Bioware will reward me with a love interest or something as I remained a bachelor through previous entries.
LMAO!! I'm probably a scumbag and I shouldn't laugh, but I can't help it. Your post is funny as hell.
I know that I'm going to come across as a bigot here, but I really do believe that homosexuality (I don't mean a character, I'm talking about exploring it properly) into every game is going to seriously detract from the experience. Although homosexuality is perfectly acceptable and nothing to be ashamed about, it is an unnatural state for most of us and as such, it is a subject that can never have the same casual approach that straight relationships have. I know that this is upsetting to anyone who is gay, but it is sadly the reality.
I really don't mean to offend anyone. Just airing my, possibly misplaced, opinion.
I am not offended by your comments at all and I understand where you are coming from, but... I am not asking that every male lead of every game be a mo, not asking any of them to be actually. If a developer wants to create a pre existing character with characteristics of their choosing that is up to them. I simply wish if a game is open ended where you create/design the character to reflect me as the player then allow me to actually do so. How is it Mass Effect has so many hetero relationship options and not one gay one?If you have 5 female options for my character to sleep with, throw in a male one too for pete's sake. If a game has dialogue trees, allow me to convey my sarcastic and wity nature so famous in "my people" lol. That is all I am asking. Fairness
I'm sure it'll happen eventually. Just gotta wait. - A christian that doesn't throw bricks at gay people.
why is there never beastiality relashionships in games why are there never pedophile main characters why are no characters necrophiliacs why no games with major fetishes like golden showers, cleavland steamers why do we not have games featuring trannies that trick the character and when he goes to bone her he finds out she's a he why are there no furry muff babes with pubes sticking out of their shorts why must everything be so normal why can we have a one armed midget as a possible love intrest the answer to all of this is......drumroll games cater too the majority of gamers the majority of gamers are 11-40 year old hetero males sorry, but until gaming is the national pastime of the gay community...no one cares about where you like to rest your wang at night.
That was just amazing. While some may label you as a troll, I totally understand your point.
WOW i have never seen such close minded bigotry in one sitting. Firstly Homosexual relationships is rather common, within humans and within the animal kingdom. Yea, there exist more heteros than homos but there are also more asians than any other race so should all video games have asian characters? Just because you are a majority does not give you or anyone else more right to something than a minority. And I understand that you purposely are trying to evoke something from anyone who saw your comment, you know how stupid it sounds but you posted it anyway because you feel there are no real reprocussions for it. For that fact, I pity you...
Having two people in a simple relationship(gay or straight) does not equate to showing off a fetish. "Sorry, but until gaming is the national pastime of the gay community" Wow that just shows your arrogance, maybe they should completely remove Horror games because more people like action-y games like COD or Gears. just because someone is in the minority does not mean they should be completely ignored.
Don't jump straight to calling him close-minded. At this point in time, video games cost a lot of money to make. So developers cater to what they think people want. That's why there's so many modern day and sci fi FPS games. It's a business.........then an art. So developers won't put a lot of gay characters in a game yet. There's still a lot of people who would not buy a game just cause there's a gay character in it. Or anything that the developers think doesn't cater to the game's audience's opinion on what normalcy is at the moment. The word normal changes with the times. In time, it probably won't be risky to include gay characters in a game. That's when you'll get what you want. Don't just throw the bigot flag. Think. Be realistic. (exception to what I said: GTA IV TBoGT. But even then they had to drill into peoples' brains [to an almost numbing degree] that the guy you're playing as is very, very, very straight.)
are you comparing a pedophile to a homosexual?
Personally I don't see anything wrong with homosexuality in video games.Though having homosexuality in gaming might possibly take away from the experience of playing the game. Though I think homosexuality is slowing becoming more acceptable in the world of gaming. Sadly I think it will be a LONG time before a gaming studio will step up and make a gay protagonist.
Awkward! This is probably my least favorite gaming subject. That and racism in games which always utterly pointless. Why can't N4G stick to what it's good at...posting gaming related boobies. Thats a win win in every situation.
Its already being said, homosexuality isn't big in games because it is foreign to most gamers, providing a disconnection of emotions, sometimes repulsing. The only way I see it being a significant role in games is satirical way. In response to LMS pedophilia, zoophilia and necrophilia are all not common but existent. Pedophilia and Necrophilia are cover by any game that has vampires in them, and zoophilia though not a game Spirited Away comes to mind. JK
Although I don't personally relate to the subject matter, I thought the article was a good examination of the topic. This is one of the better written pieces on the subject that I've read.
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