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TNW - Damn near everyone is queer in the Borderlands franchise and I'm here for it.
"While no company is perfect, Gearbox has consistently aspired to be an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community. In fact, as the headline suggests, damn near everyone in the Borderlands universe falls under the LGBTQIA+ banner — at least if you assume that the number of explicitly queer characters is indicative of the fictional universe’s unmentioned citizens’ sexual identity.

This overall queerness even includes a couple of playable main characters. Remember Axton, the cute Commando you can play as in Borderlands 2? He’s bisexual. And Athena, the beautiful shield-wielding Gladiator you can main in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel? She’s a lesbian. FL4K would bring us up to three playables if they turn out to be canonically representative of the LGBT community."

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23. Re: Op Ed Aug 18, 2019, 03:15 MattyC
 
WaltC wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 15:48:
the HETEROSEXUAL community."

We have a community?!? And did we vote on this all caps thing? I'd really rather we didn't do that, but I guess a vote is a vote...
 
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22. Re: Op Ed Aug 17, 2019, 23:49 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
FloorPie wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 19:32:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 16:39:
Ugh, if you're going to boycott Borderlands 3, boycott it for being a rehash of the past several games, with no major innovations; don't get your panties in a bunch over the preferences of fictional characters.


Is that the only approved form of BL3 dislike and/or boycott reason now? I know skipping the game for Epic Game Store reasons is clearly bad. Obviously thinking a robot would be binary (hah hah) and non-sexual is bad.

Oh, don't get me wrong, feel free to boycott (or wait a year for) any game on EGS because it's an EGS bribed exclusive. Personally I'm avoiding buying anything that isn't on Gog, if at all possible.

*EDIT* Also, Cutter quote: "leftist political agenda" ROFL! Shouldn't you be boycotting Gearbox for their CEO's embezzlement or something? I mean at least narrow down your outrage, for your own health.

I'll be getting Borderlands 3 when it hits $9.99 probably.


 
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20. Re: Op Ed Aug 17, 2019, 22:51 NKD
 
ventry wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 19:52:
durrrrp

Don't you have video games to ban or refuse classification or whatever? How do you have time to do that and post on here?
 
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19. Re: Op Ed Aug 17, 2019, 22:43 RedEye9
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 22:32:
ventry wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 19:52:
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None of this is reality, so it makes sense that you're concerned about it
that was giggle worthy

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18. Re: Op Ed Aug 17, 2019, 22:32 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 15:29:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 15:00:
I don't care where on the OMGWTFBBQ flag color chart you land on, because that is your business and none of my concern, but giving gender and sexuality identity to a robot is pants on head retarded.

It is a robot. By default, if by some odd chance it had an interest in the messy business of human reproduction, it should be omnisexual as it lacks the hormones and neurotyping of we walking bags of meat and water.

If anything, this looks like blatant pandering to win internet brownie points and it is both shallow and pathetic.

I agree, gendered robots ruin the milsim realism the BL franchise is known for.

On the other hand, we've had gay robots since C3PO.

Your milsim realism sarcasm is going over heads.
 



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16. Re: Op Ed Aug 17, 2019, 22:05 jdreyer
 
NKD wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 18:32:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 18:30:
Why do you hate normal people. that's sarcasm for those of you who are triggered by anything other than cisgenger white folk

I've been brainwashed by the liberal elite media, I can't help it.
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14. Re: Op Ed Aug 17, 2019, 19:32 FloorPie
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 16:39:
Ugh, if you're going to boycott Borderlands 3, boycott it for being a rehash of the past several games, with no major innovations; don't get your panties in a bunch over the preferences of fictional characters.


Is that the only approved form of BL3 dislike and/or boycott reason now? I know skipping the game for Epic Game Store reasons is clearly bad. Obviously thinking a robot would be binary (hah hah) and non-sexual is bad.

At least make him non binary quantum drived robot with a C3PO gay voice and cyborg pets that you can romance at the same time (I want all the babes Bioware!). Robo-cyborg-human orgy! The edgy-ness! Oh wait, then Gearbox would be making a henati game and those are only Steam. Curse you Epic standards!
 
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13. Re: Op Ed Aug 17, 2019, 19:25 Cutter
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 16:39:
Ugh, if you're going to boycott Borderlands 3, boycott it for being a rehash of the past several games, with no major innovations; don't get your panties in a bunch over the preferences of fictional characters.

We're not talking about the characters we're talking about yet another company trying to push a leftist political agenda. It's only an issue because they're making one out of it. Why do I even need to know what some fictional character's sexual preference is? Unless it's a game about having sex with other fictional characters. Is this that? No? Then either stfu about it or be prepared to lose a lot of business from other people who are sick and tired of having this bullshit forced on them all the time. That's what creates pushback and hostility towards these issues. The overwhelming majority of people really don't care about race or sexual preference anymore but they do about constantly being lectured to on how if they're not accepting a political agenda than they're the epitome of evil because they may not agree with it.

The idiots below me remaking on my posts with their usual idiocy are an absolute perfect example of that. I put them on ignore but they won't put me on ignore because that's what the left is all about, constantly trolling, preaching at others, and causing shit. Idiot children of privilege who don't understand the real world because they're all in their parents basements. Well let's hope Trump does make Antifa a terrorist organization and we won't hear from them anymore.
 
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12. Re: Op Ed Aug 17, 2019, 18:32 NKD
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 18:30:
Why do you hate normal people. that's sarcasm for those of you who are triggered by anything other than cisgenger white folk

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11. Re: Op Ed Aug 17, 2019, 18:30 RedEye9
 
NKD wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 18:16:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 17:50:
Everyone shrieking indignation over having homosexuality shoved in their face should consider what it would feel like if there were only eight canonically heterosexual main characters in all of gaming for you to identify with.

The complete lack of self-awareness is always the most amusing thing to me. Heterosexual white male is the default and anything other than that requires an active defense of why it's appropriate, else it be labelled "pandering." Comments like the one from WaltC are basically the "why can't we have white pride month" or "why can't I drop N bombs when black people get to" equivalent of LGBT issues.

Then you have people like Cutter who think caring about representation in video games is "extreme leftist." There's a whole lot to the left of that, do we just add more "extremes" to the front?
Why do you hate normal people. that's sarcasm for those of you who are triggered by anything other than cisgenger white folk
 
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10. Re: Op Ed Aug 17, 2019, 18:16 NKD
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 17:50:
Everyone shrieking indignation over having homosexuality shoved in their face should consider what it would feel like if there were only eight canonically heterosexual main characters in all of gaming for you to identify with.

The complete lack of self-awareness is always the most amusing thing to me. Heterosexual white male is the default and anything other than that requires an active defense of why it's appropriate, else it be labelled "pandering." Comments like the one from WaltC are basically the "why can't we have white pride month" or "why can't I drop N bombs when black people get to" equivalent of LGBT issues.

Then you have people like Cutter who think caring about representation in video games is "extreme leftist." There's a whole lot to the left of that, do we just add more "extremes" to the front?
 
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9. Re: Op Ed Aug 17, 2019, 17:50 RedEye9
 
Everyone shrieking indignation over having homosexuality shoved in their face should consider what it would feel like if there were only eight canonically heterosexual main characters in all of gaming for you to identify with.  
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8. Re: Aug 17, 2019, 17:47 Beamer
 
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7. Re: Aug 17, 2019, 17:30 intermarer
 
Sigh. Political games are the opposite of what I am looking for. Guess I'll pass. This is getting ridiculous  
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6. Re: Op Ed Aug 17, 2019, 16:39 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Ugh, if you're going to boycott Borderlands 3, boycott it for being a rehash of the past several games, with no major innovations; don't get your panties in a bunch over the preferences of fictional characters.

 
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5. Re: Op Ed Aug 17, 2019, 16:31 Cutter
 
Or another reason for most consumers to avoid doing business with another extreme leftist company of panderers. Not a smart business decision.
 
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4. Re: Op Ed Aug 17, 2019, 15:48 WaltC
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 15:00:
I don't care where on the OMGWTFBBQ flag color chart you land on, because that is your business and none of my concern, but giving gender and sexuality identity to a robot is pants on head retarded.

It is a robot. By default, if by some odd chance it had an interest in the messy business of human reproduction, it should be omnisexual as it lacks the hormones and neurotyping of we walking bags of meat and water.

If anything, this looks like blatant pandering to win internet brownie points and it is both shallow and pathetic.

And it's essentially idiotic, don't forget...;) That seems to be the prime ingredient behind this sort of bizarre self-promotion. I mean picture someone saying:

"While no company is perfect, Gearbox has consistently aspired to be an ally to the heterosexual community. In fact, as the headline suggests, damn near everyone in the Borderlands universe falls under the heterosexual banner — at least if you assume that the number of explicitly normal characters is indicative of the fictional universe’s unmentioned citizens’ sexual identity.

This overall normalness even includes a couple of playable main characters. Remember Axton, the handsome steely faced Commando you can play as in Borderlands 2? He’s a heterosexual male robot. And Athena, the beautiful shield-wielding Gladiator you can main in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel? She’s a heterosexual female robot. FL4K would bring us up to three playables if they turn out to be canonically representative of the HETEROSEXUAL community."


Ridiculous..;) This sort of thing is beyond ridiculous, imo. Nobody cares, and most normal people, regardless of sexual preference, simply don't want to hear it, I should think.

 
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