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Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No

Casey Hudson tweets about the inclusion of potential gay love interests in Mass Effect 3, BioWare's upcoming RPG sequel: "Happy to confirm #ME3 supports wider options for love interests incl. same-sex for m&f chars, reactive to how you interact w/them in-game" (thanks Joystiq via GayGamer). On a semi-related note, a recent post on Eurogamer has word that a "gay robot" sidekick (Claptrap?) was dropped from plans for Duke Nukem Forever, though this character could still appear in a future title. The idea was "to explore how Duke would relate to a peer that might have a different sexual orientation," says Randy Pitchford. The Gearbox boss offers a spoiler while attempting to avoid spoilers: "I don't want to spoil it because we might go there. Ultimately the robot was in a situation where for an order for victory against the aliens to be accomplished, the robot's inner workings a nuclear generator had to be sacrificed" (thanks Kotaku via GayGamer).

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65. Re: Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No May 17, 2011, 04:17 Zoom
 
There was an omnisexual character in DA:Origins, and you could "explore" every option with him. That didnt make any scandal or deter anyone from playing it...  
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64. Re: Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No May 17, 2011, 00:32 The Half Elf
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 16, 2011, 23:16:
BUT BUT BUT!!! WHAT ABOUT THE TRANNYS?!@?!?!?!

Pre-Op, or Post-Op?
 
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63. Re: Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No May 17, 2011, 00:21 Beamer
 
I'm guessing they'd actually be proud to lose customers over this.


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62. Re: Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No May 17, 2011, 00:01 Draugr
 
Punisher wrote on May 16, 2011, 23:43:
Will anyone outside San Francisco buy Mass Effect 3 because of gay characters? Really? Ok, maybe a few wingnuts.

However, will the hype over gay characters turn off many heterosexuals? Possibly... probably not worth the risk.

While I'm not a homophobe, I almost skipped the wonderful GTA4 Gay Tony expansion because of the name.


Yet you still played it, because why let something like a name stand in the way of what is a great game...
I wonder if the same thing will happen here?

I think they should be worried about losing players about as much as they should about gaining players because of having gay romance options. Negligible at best.
Just like the other romances, its mostly fluff, and while it will be enjoyed by some people in the game, its completely optional and not the focus of the game, and won't detract as to whether or not it is a good game. It's almost like it has no bearing on the matter!
 
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61. Re: Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No May 16, 2011, 23:43 JediPunisher
 
Will anyone outside San Francisco buy Mass Effect 3 because of gay characters? Really? Ok, maybe a few wingnuts.

However, will the hype over gay characters turn off many heterosexuals? Possibly... probably not worth the risk.

While I'm not a homophobe, I almost skipped the wonderful GTA4 Gay Tony expansion because of the name.

 
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60. Re: Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No May 16, 2011, 23:42 Draugr
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 16, 2011, 23:16:
BUT BUT BUT!!! WHAT ABOUT THE TRANNYS?!@?!?!?!

Ask Birdo, Yoshi's girl/boyfriend.

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59. Re: Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No May 16, 2011, 23:16 xXBatmanXx
 
BUT BUT BUT!!! WHAT ABOUT THE TRANNYS?!@?!?!?!  
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58. Re: Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No May 16, 2011, 21:49 Overon
 
PropheT wrote on May 16, 2011, 21:18:
The Advocate wrote on May 16, 2011, 21:05:
I guess I'm confused.

Can someone please explain to me what all the hullabaloo is about?

I was kind of wondering the same thing, especially since every Bioware game in recent memory has allowed for this, but it seems like aside from a couple of people everyone is just talking at length and mostly agreeing that there's not much reason to argue anyway

In a market place of ideas, people can spout their bigotry. And bigotry can be opposed by others, even on the Internet on forums like this one.
 
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57. Re: Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No May 16, 2011, 21:39 Slashman
 
Actually,

I think the stir(on Bioware's end anyway) may come from the fact that they stated before that they would not have a male Shepard with same sex options. It was something to do with their vision of the character and how they wanted to direct the narrative.

I can't recall where the interview was with that...but I'm sure something to that effect was said. I think it was comparing the stuff in DA:O to Mass Effect 1 and 2.
 
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56. Re: Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No May 16, 2011, 21:18 PropheT
 
The Advocate wrote on May 16, 2011, 21:05:
I guess I'm confused.

Can someone please explain to me what all the hullabaloo is about?

I was kind of wondering the same thing, especially since every Bioware game in recent memory has allowed for this, but it seems like aside from a couple of people everyone is just talking at length and mostly agreeing that there's not much reason to argue anyway
 
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55. Re: Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No May 16, 2011, 21:05 Burrito of Peace
 
I guess I'm confused.

Can someone please explain to me what all the hullabaloo is about?

How does the sexuality of a character interfere with the telling of a good story*?




It doesn't. So I learned while reading John Varley's "Ophiuchi Hotline" when I was a kid.
 
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54. Re: Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No May 16, 2011, 20:59 mag
 
Slashman wrote on May 16, 2011, 20:01:
Beelzebud wrote on May 16, 2011, 18:38:
I think Obsidian did it perfectly in Fallout New Vegas. There are gay characters, but they felt no need to announce it, and the characters weren't one dimensional "I'm gay let's have sex" kind of characters.

Were you ever able to have sex in a Fallout game?

I don't remember there ever being those types of companions/choices for the player

There was plenty of sex to be had in Fallout 2, including (as mentioned above) porn-stardom.

You could also get gay-married in Fallout 2, if you were a girl.
 
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53. Re: Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No May 16, 2011, 20:29 PHJF
 
You're gay?

In the future, I'm going to reference you when I say, "Yeah, I know a gay guy!"
 
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52. Re: Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No May 16, 2011, 20:20 The Half Elf
 
Luke wrote on May 16, 2011, 19:11:
Guess it is not enough for the gay people to be gay , everything should be gay in there eyes....gay western movies , gay chara in pc games gay here gay there ,

Luke are you really that ignorant?

As a gay gamer never once have I EVER asked for anything 'gay' to be added to anything.

And for the record, I really didn't like Brokeback Mountain either.
 
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51. Re: Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No May 16, 2011, 20:17 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Slashman wrote on May 16, 2011, 20:01:
Were you ever able to have sex in a Fallout game?

I don't remember there ever being those types of companions/choices for the player
Yes. And become a pornstar to boot.
 
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50. Re: Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No May 16, 2011, 20:16 PHJF
 
Uh, dude, not only were there brothels in Fallout, you could marry in Fallout 2.  
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49. Re: Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No May 16, 2011, 20:14 Overon
 
Luke wrote on May 16, 2011, 19:11:
Guess it is not enough for the gay people to be gay , everything should be gay in there eyes....gay western movies , gay chara in pc games gay here gay there ,
Guess it is not enough for the straight people to be straight , everything should be straight in there (sic) eyes....straight western movies , straight chara in pc games straight here straight there ,

That was easy. To show how irrational your viewpoint is, I substituted the word "gay" for the word "straight". I think my point has been made.

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48. Re: Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No May 16, 2011, 20:11 Overon
 
WaltC wrote on May 16, 2011, 17:00:
The highly narcissistic "gay" social agenda has completely ruined so many other forms of entertainment--I pray it not be allowed to ruin gaming as well. I favor putting them all back into the closet inside games and lead-lining the doors. The truth is guy, or gal, I don't care if you dig men or you dig women--just stay out of my game! If I want some of that agenda there are plenty of places on the Internet I can go to have my head dunked in that sort of propagandist drivel. I play games for the fun factor--if want lessons in politically correct sexual etiquette circa ~2011 I will certainly look elsewhere. Stay out of my games! Thanks.
But it's perfectly okay to have a heterosexual relationship in the game right? And of course it's even better if two hot girls go at it? Am I right?

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47. Re: Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No May 16, 2011, 20:01 Slashman
 
Beelzebud wrote on May 16, 2011, 18:38:
I think Obsidian did it perfectly in Fallout New Vegas. There are gay characters, but they felt no need to announce it, and the characters weren't one dimensional "I'm gay let's have sex" kind of characters.

Were you ever able to have sex in a Fallout game?

I don't remember there ever being those types of companions/choices for the player
 
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46. Re: Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No May 16, 2011, 20:01 Dirwulf
 
Luke wrote on May 16, 2011, 19:11:
Guess it is not enough for the gay people to be gay , everything should be gay in there eyes....gay western movies , gay chara in pc games gay here gay there ,

Their, there, they're. Learn the difference. If you don't know grammar, how do you expect the people you are bashing to understand you?
 
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