View Poll Results: Would you like more same sex couples in gaming?

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    Pinkasaurus Rex Cid's Knight Pumpkin's Avatar
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    Default Would you like to see more same sex couples in gaming?

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    Not really fussed. But I don't crave relationships in my games usually. I appreciate them if they're well done though, so I wouldn't be opposed to seeing same-sex couples in video games so long as it's well written.

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    Depends if I, as a player, have control over the relationship. In games like Bully, Dragon Age, Fallout etc. I will be a gigantic slutbag who will make it my mission to romance everyone possible. Male, female, love robot, you better believe I'm going to make as many of them mine as I possibly can. In Bully I would make out with half the school. And then if it was a boy I had kissed, beat them up (you couldn't beat up girls) The more, the better.

    When it comes to a love story that's on rails like, say, Squall and Rinoa, I don't really care as much.

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    Yeah I think so. But not like forcing them in to force them in. Like let's not fill it with gay couples to just have gay couples. I like how Mass Effect 3 did it. You had you NPC guy who flew you places. He was in a relationship but it wasn't like overt and they didn't make it stand out that that was who he was, it was just part of his character. I liked that. I want it casually in the games. Same with more female characters. Don't make it like "OH HERE'S THE LADY!" Just have them in there like it's natural because it IS.

    I like variety in my games. More gay couples = more variety. Life isn't full of straight people or males or whites or whatever. Specially in fantasy or scifi stuff because at that point, you were the ones who created the world, you could have literally anything in it.

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    I certainly would. Things have been steadily improving, but really BioWare has been the developer paving the way in this area. It's strange playing a game where same-sex relationships are just seen naturally. But BioWare should not be the only developer willing to include same-sex couples.

    There are examples of same-sex characters, though they're often flanderised in some way, especially if they feature in a fighting game. But really, well-written same-sex characters and relationships are pretty much in the domain of role-playing games. I can't really remember many well-written characters in other genres.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheesh View Post
    Not really fussed. But I don't crave relationships in my games usually. I appreciate them if they're well done though, so I wouldn't be opposed to seeing same-sex couples in video games so long as it's well written.
    Pretty much my thoughts on this. I don't particularly care for romance in my gaming plots because it is rarely done well, but if the writing is on par, I have no issue with same-sex relationships.

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    Sure, why not. I ship everyone with everyone anyway. Let's make it canon.

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    I don't really care either. I prefer close friendships, or parent/child dynamics in games really, since I've seen them portrayed better (The Walking Dead and The Last of Us as examples). The majority of romantic relationships in games just have me cringing or rolling my eyes at dialogue or character actions regardless of the gender of the participants.

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    I really don't care for my own sake, but for the sake of the gaming scene as a whole I went with yes. It should be something completely natural to find in a game, which it doesn't seem to be quite just yet.

    In relevant news, just last week a VN dealing with homosexual relationships (lesbian to be precise) made its way onto Steam, and from what I hear it deals with the matter very tastefully despite being rated 18+. (VN in question: http://store.steampowered.com/app/402620/)

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    Life is Strange is pretty bisexual. I love it.

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    Only if the romance plots are also good.

    I also feel like it's really just japanese games that are lagging behind in this case.
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    Yes, absolutely! The only thing I'd worry about is seeing too many cliches or stereotypes about gay people, but that aside I think more same-gender relationships in video games would be awesome!
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    Yes because I want to smurf the elves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fynn View Post
    Yes! All the gays! Make it gayer!
    Mmmhmm.

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