The story of Mass Effect 3 introducing the possibility of same sex relations has helped remind me why the world of video games is often so pathetic and criminally behind the times. And that’s because this story is actually news. But then I realise just why it is news, and this then alerts me as to why the term “gay gamer” exists. And why it probably should. And that’s because merely going online to have some fun in a game of Modern Warfare 2 or Halo [insert number or name here] results in you unwittingly enjoying a bombardment of words like “faggot”… and, well, “stupid faggot”.