Would you play a AAA game with a gay lead character?

As the world at large (save a few places) gradually begins to accept sexual preferences as two things: 1: not defining of a person's character and 2: none of our god damn business, it's not surprising that homosexual or otherwise characters will show up in books, movies and potentially even games more often than before. However they're still far from common and specifically so in the latter.

The reason behind that, according to openly gay Ubisoft lead writer Lucien Soulban (winner of most badass name three years in a row) is because publishers would be worried of negatively impacting sales. Because of that, he believes it'll be a long time before we see an openly gay lead characters in any big AAA games.

"Either we’ll see a bait-and-switch like the original Metroid with Samus Aran where we’ll find out damn near after the fact (PS: And Dumbledore was gay), or it’ll come out of left field with Rockstar, Valve, Naughty Dog or Telltale, perhaps," he said in an interview on Ubiblog. "But when it happens, I hope it’s a serious take on it and not played up for jokes."

More likely he thinks, gay characters will come about through player choice, rather than being written that way.

"Look at the choices offered in Mass Effect II & III, or Fable III, or Dragon Age II or Skyrim, the gay characters in Borderlands 2 who mention it without much fanfare, etc. Videogames have stopped “announcing” gay characters. They’re introducing them without much fanfare in an effort to say, Yeah, it’s there and pretty normal. Call it: We’re here, we’re queer, and we’re busy working."

The ironic thing with putting gay characters in games or movies, is that their sexuality is very unlikely to come into play, unless it's through Mass Effect like relationships. Because really, it doesn't matter what someone does with their genitals or who they fall in love. As long as they can save the universe, who cares?

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NO MORE HOMOSEXUAL AGENDAS!

What they need to add are warning labels letting customers know that the game contains homosexual love scene. As a heterosexual it would be upsetting to me, that I paid like 60 dollars for a game to get homosexual love scenes in it. I'm not into the homosexual lifestyle. When I see it on television I change the channel. Because I have a choice to do so. I want that same choice in games. Either warn me about what I'm about to buy or put a (NO HOMO) option that turns off all the gay scenes and replaces them with heterosexual scenes instead.

Homosexual Agenda

What they need to add are warning labels letting customers know that the game contains homosexual love scene. As a heterosexual it would be upsetting to me, that I paid like 60 dollars for a game to get homosexual love scenes in it. I'm not into the homosexual lifestyle. When I see it on television I change the channel. Because I have a choice to do so. I want that same choice in games. Either warn me about what I'm about to buy or put a (NO HOMO) option that turns off all the gay scenes and replaces them with heterosexual scenes instead.

it's funny because they said

it's funny because they said TRIPLE A TITLE....so it's only controversial cos its AAA??? Moreover, they're just fictional characters. We've played with so many characters and their sexual orientation was unknown......I mean...I only found out Solid Snake was straight and when he got Solid for Eva in MGS3!!! OH WAIT THAT WAS BIG BAWS!!

it's funny because they said

it's funny because they said TRIPLE A TITLE....so it's only controversial cos its AAA??? Moreover, they're just fictional characters. We've played with so many characters and their sexual orientation was unknown......I mean...I only found out Solid Snake was straight and when he got Solid for Eva in MGS3!!! OH WAIT THAT WAS BIG BAWS!!

Straight people can have anal

Straight people can have anal sex too. And oral sex which is what like 99% of my same sex lovers prefer (and most of my opposite sex ones too because really if your only concept of sex is sticking your dick in a twat until you cum and she's lying there unsatisfied and laughing at your ugly o-face i feel sorry for whoever felt sorry enough to sleep with you).

To be honest, for me

To be honest, for me personally, I do not really care about anyone else. I would see the human race perish and not bat an eye lid. But I am actually bored of this gay stuff. Its not enough to just be gay and get on with it, its like, OMG I AM GAY, THIS IS SO GAY, I AM EL CAMPO. .WOULD YOU LOOK AT HOW GAY I ACT. Actually I am turning into a homophobe and its the gayboys making it happen.

Listen, dickface

Only lesbians? Well, being gay is the same thing, only that it's someone of the same sex as you are. I mean really, they do not deserve to be beaten to death because of who they are. Imagine you go out one day and, oh I don't know, light a cigarette and suddenly some weirdos jump you, drag you to a back alley and beat the living hell out of you because you are who you are and do what you like to do. Only lesbians?! You're a complete moron, you know that? And before you start, I am not male, nor am I gay, I am a female bisexual that is tired of being on the heteros' side in this battle. Fuck you. Fuck you and all the homophobes out there. Even my dad is not against them. He's a grown-ass man, male, guy, dude, whatever floats your boat, that plays lots of games that include big-boobed females with lesbian action in them (and I don't really give a flying fuck, it's his life), and when I tell him about gay-related things, he always supports them, no matter if it's guy/guy or girl/girl relationships, and gets furious that there are still people out there like you - little fucks that just can't wrap their heads around the fact that we're all human, either we're black, white, yellow, purple, green, blue, atheists, Catholics, Muslims, Christians, asian, indian or whatever the fuck you can think of. JUST FUCKIN' GET OVER IT!!! Oh, and by the way, it's not a phobia you got going on there. You're not afraid of them. You're being a complete dick to them. They are human beings, just like you are. So just pack your stuff and get outta my face. And if you reply, it will be simply ignored, because I will not deal with your sorry ass any further than this. And it could have been worse, so don't go on my bad side. Now that that's out of the way, go back to watching 'lesbian' porn. I'm literally laughing right now because you're all against homosexuality, yet you still have nothing against girl on girl action. You're such a freak, you know that?

Get a Clue.

What's the differance? It wont stop no matter how much recognition they get, people still die for being black, white, brown, young, old, for being a drunk, junkie...etc etc, people just kill people in this world for their personal beliefs that a person deserves to die. It's not like the mass population says ''It's ok kill them because they're gay'' it's always person to person crime, not the mass majorities beliefs. Dead argument.

How the hell are you getting

How the hell are you getting cell reception under that rock?!? Do you ever wonder where people get these "personal beliefs" from? I'll let you connect the two dots there for a second. Nice work calling an argument "dead" because it turned against you and you didn't understand why though. Very straight white male of you. I guess we should just let racists and homophobes murder people though excuse who's going to stop it? It's not my problem so who cares it's fine lets just sit back and not do anything!

.....

You act like we're giving people a free pass to murder or beat people who are gay... that's just stupid. it's illegal no matter what the motivation. but it still happens, the AANCP has done a lot for civil rights and givin a lot of recognition to their issues, AND STILL people kill people because they are black, so like i said, no matter how much recognition the gay people get, their will still be murders and beatings. Was my point. and Yes, i am a straight white male, but i never said i was against gay rights, i have gay family members, who i love and want them to have rights too... doesn't mean it needs to be shoved in our faces... HUMANS period deserve to have certain rights. i'm simply saying, no matter how much light you shed on the subject , it's not going to stop hate crimes. so that portion is a dead argument.

And because of social power

And because of social power strutters based on representation within society one a select few groups HAVE those rights. Yo can't say that "no matter how much representation we give people they'll still be murdered on the streets" because you cannot honestly tell me and say that these groups have that representation anywhere close to the level of straight white men. It's not a dead argument because after a hundred years of TV and Film we've barely given it a try.

I guess we will just have to

I guess we will just have to agree to disagree on the subject. I wasn't saying i'm against representation or anything, i just still think there will be hate crimes about it, people are ignorant enough that they just pick out any difference in another person.But good look in your fight, sincerely. And the reason the str8 male has so much representation isn't because we faught for it, or made parades about it, it just seemed like the natural order of things, a male has sex with a woman, and a baby comes out. even in nature. you can't do that with 2 same sex, that's why it SEEMS un-natural to people. That's why you guys have an uphill battle against you. With that said, i believe everyone has the right to be happy, no matter what their orientation, unless their orientation is with children or some sick shit like that. Still doesn't mean i will watch a movie BASED on gay orientation, not to say i wont watch a movie or play a game with a gay main roles, just not if the plot is just about their orientation. as i can't relate, still think they should be able to write such movies and games though. Live and Let Live!!!

Point me to a news article

Point me to a news article about dozens of white guys being brutally slain by police for 'looking suspicious' on the streets and being given disproportionate prison sentences for minor crimes because they're 'worse people', and their murderers being given no punishment and raised to celebrity status, and then you can start talking to me about white mens rights, dude.

You're talking police

You're talking police brutality and unjust criminal system, that's a totally different ball-game, that's just shitty fking people man... and have you heard of the knock-out game????aimed at white males, and people are dying because of it,this country was founded by white guys, thats why our representation is so high, lol... go to africa, or south america, or brazil, or jaimaca, white men aren't the dominate race there, and white men are treated as such, the minority and hate crimes happen to them on a daily basis. People are just generally pieces of shit by the masses. and if you haven't noticed, EVERYTHING isn't reported in the media.

maybe

I don't see a homosexual character as anything important, who cares... it wouldn't phase me a bit. After all Isn't Gordon Freeman gay...

Sexuality doesn't have to

Sexuality doesn't have to 'come into play' to be apparent in a character, and a core part of themselves. It manifests in things other than who they stick there dick into, like their empathies and sympathies, character relationships, values, morality, persecutions, objectifications, etc. it's naive and a little ignorant to assume that a gay character would be identical to a straight one with the sole exclusion being their sex life. Then again homophobia, misogyny and rape culture are rampant within the testosterone stained hallways of gaming (I'd love you people to prove me wrong).

And apparently your

And apparently your comprehension of the subject matter is non-existent 0_o because feminist and gender issues didn't exist before tumblr, right? Judith Butler? The fuck is that? Probably feministwholockbadgerunicorn96 and always on her rag because she needs to suck more tiny white Michael J-sized dicks, right?!? Fucking ignorant trash...

agreed, I have never cared if

agreed, I have never cared if people are gay, but I cannot open a newspaper or turn on the TV without someone either moaning about how they are gay the world is against them, or being over the top gay... like... acting gay, as well as being gay just so you can flaunt your sexuality.

No

Simply because seeing a guy kiss another guy makes me want to vomit. It isn't homophobia. it is it's just fucking nasty. Almost as nasty as when a girl goes ass to mouth.

just saying but.. assholes

just saying but.. assholes are the thing that GAY people likes.. and you just called him an asshole! Call him a vagina-hole-lover maybe he'll accept it because this is what he seem to be after all. Makes me wanna vomit too by the way, so I must not be normal because I like my Legos with bits and holes, my electricity with neutron and electrons and even my own genes from men and women. I hope you get my point: you exist because you had a father and a mother at a certain time. If you are gay that's fine, just don't call someone a rectum when you are the person enjoying it in the first place.

And then comes the video

And then comes the video games with graphic child birth, and public breast feeding, and anti second amendment games where you just talk things out, but the other person is a muslim and catches your assassin creed stealing and chops your hand off and beheads your wife for comiting adultry, but really she was raped and had no choice but you know, there's no reasoning with them. Can't we just keep it video games, and you know, the NFL be the NFL not omg this guy is gay (though it's not a big deal who gives a shit we'll talk about it for months anyways) And the guy who started the conversation by coming out and publicly announcing he was gay (to gain fame for the most part probably as the first openly gay current player of the NFL) comes out and says, "Oh can't we just talk about my football talent and not bring up me being gay" cause you know, he coulda just kissed and not told, what good does it do me to know this guys kissing other guys, now when the 49ers or Chargers play against him I'm not going to try and pay attention to see if he's playing good, I'm wondering if he's sneaking into the Quarterbacks pocket.

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