One of the many pleasures of both Halo and Halo 2 are the small snippets of dialogue spoken by non-player characters. When confronted by a variety of situations, both human and Covenant NPCs will shoot off a variety of humorous one-liners, including: "Okay, purple hearts for everybody!", " I wonder if those aliens have insurance?", and "Having a lovely time kicking ass in outer space--wish you were here!"Often, NPCs' quips will veer into risqué territory, as when one UNSC marine in Halo 2 sarcastically reminisces about catching an incurable STD. Halo 3 will continue this off-color trend, according to a recent report from the Canadian Press. While at the game's developer, Microsoft-owned Bungie Studios, a writer for news service was told that the hulking race known as the Brutes will have some homosexual tendencies--presuming they have sexes at all. According to the article, "One Bungie employee slyly asks the visiting reporters if anyone heard a Brute lament the death of an ally with the words: 'He was my lover.'" Reps for Microsoft Game Studios declined to comment on the article, or confirm if the snippet of dialogue would be included in the final version of the game, due out on September 25.
I have never seen the brutes nuts when I play H2. (I don't look though.) Sorry if that was offensive.
its so obvious the brute may have said brother...but then again that would make it even more wrong it he were bisexual and the brute was having incest. but only the media could possibly interpret it like that.
"i actually like everyones open mindedness reading your comments. glad to see no homophones +1 for you guys !!!" Indeed. The last thing we'd want are two words that sound the same but have different meanings.
People please, get this through your heads... It's a joke. Knowing Bungie, this will probably be in the final game, but as a joke. You know, to be funny. Not serious. Intended to make people laugh. Get it through your heads.
Ummm... what? Who cares? One of the funniest moments in Halo history was the embrace at the end of Halo 1. Of course they should be careful, if they have too many in the game, you just know some group is going to start talking about how this game is all about killing gay people. Oh how special interest groups amuse me.
Its like that joke from the legendary mode of halo one with the marine and the elite doing the whole hold me thing at the end of the game
Sweet this will be better than butt raping in Gears of Wars. I can play my 4 person co-op and who ever player 3 and 4 are can make out.
LOLAGE be like killing adulterers, BOOM "He was my lover". Meh get over him, you should be worried about yourself! BOOM. Btw I can't wait for Halo 3
umm.. who cares? who's to say that brute wasn't a chick anyway? this is stupid. Just watch as some ultra right-wing christians start saying that Halo 3 is trying to turn us all gay :P. freakin ridiculous...
Well well well, we're covering everything this week: Racism in Resident Evil 5, and now sexuality in Halo 3...what's next? Bisexual racist monkey aliens in the next Super Monkey Ball?
wooooooo gay rights for gays(hu ever thinks that should go re think ther life and get a decent girl friend and stop lookin at the male genital area on the internet and go find a girl!!!!) And now they make these people seem all normal by puttin this in video games?? wtf???? it may be a gd idea but the brutes suppost to be a strong and brutal unit!! not a bi-sexual homo
OMFG! Call Jack Thompson, Call Jack Thompson! Call Oprah! Oh jeez jeez this is bad! THE BI'S WILL GET ON ME! AHHHHHH! Lame.
@Xaovagon -- Would there BE anything wrong if Master Chief was homosexual? No. Who cares anyway. Even if he is, he's still kick-ass.
I can't believe anyone over the age of twelve would find that funny. Sounds like Bungie need to do some growing up.
That's pretty funny. People need to realize it's there as humor and sarcasm. Hell, I joke with my friends about stuff like this, but none of it's true. I wish people wouldn't get so damn offended at stuff like this... Get over yourselves.
As if their fascination with "Spikers" and "Choppers" weren't enough of a hint. They're a bunch of big, fruity, hairy biker dudes! What next? Are they gonna offer the Arbiter the opportunity to come suck on their Brute Shots?
How does the poster of this blog know the person morning was a MALE... or the person who died wasn't a FEMALE??? Where does the bisexual comment come into the equation? Did Master Chief throw a plasma grenade into a MFM threesome in the press-only demo? I can see Master Chief now saying right before he throws it in... "Now, THAT'S how you stick it!" Boom Shicka Bow Wow!
I think the idea of a gay brute is about as humorous as the idea of a straight one. By which I mean its not very humorous at all.
I expect Jack Thompson to crash through my window, any minute now, and go on a rant about how playing Halo makes us all killers... and have homosexual tendencies.
OK... I bet they're hermaphrodites, either way, that's just darn funny seeing these huge armored gorillas fall in love with each other...
I hope it's in the game, but it's kind of hidden or it happens only once when you play through the full campaign. BTW, Bungie, Infinate Win/Phail.