Would you be open to LGBT characters in gaming?

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#1 cyclops10
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I can't think of a single gay main character in all of videogaming. Seems like in this day and age we would have had one by now.

Would you guys be open to playing as a main character who was gay?

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#2 no_more_fayth
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Of course.

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#3 raven_squad
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Absolutely.
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#4 Mr_Cumberdale
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It depends on how the protagonist acts. If he's like some other games I play where the orientation makes no difference, I'm okay with it. If the character is pushing his gayness into every scene, than I wouldn't really enjoy it.
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#5 Vampireofficer
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Why not?
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#6 Theokhoth
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Definitely. And there are a couple of games where you can make your own gay main character. :D
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#7 dracula_16
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Sure. The King of All Cosmos from the Katamari series is as fabulous as they come-- he couldn't be more flamboyant if he tried. He's a cool character because his voice sounds like turntable scratches and his nonsensical rants are funny.

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#8 deactivated-5f9e3c6a83e51
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Sure. Why not? But lots of games are now "create your own roll", so you can make your character straight or gay Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Fable, etc.

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#9 surrealnumber5
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flea

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#10 markop2003
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Sure, as long as it was handled well and not just DoA looking for an excuse to show off its new quadruple jiggle physics.
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#11 Palantas
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I'd be especially open to two "L" characters in gaming, and...well, you can see where this is going.

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#12 Omni-Slash
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Umm there most definitely have been gay characters in gaming....Chrono Trigger had Flea.....Fear Effect has a bevy of lesbian characters....I'm pretty sure you could look them all up online..
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#13 DavidianMH
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It depends on how the protagonist acts. If he's like some other games I play where the orientation makes no difference, I'm okay with it. If the character is pushing his gayness into every scene, than I wouldn't really enjoy it.Mr_Cumberdale
Yeah, this is how I feel about it too.
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#14 surrealnumber5
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Sure, as long as it was handled well and not just DoA looking for an excuse to show off its new quadruple jiggle physics.markop2003
surreal does not endorse wiggle physics, but jiggle physics are not a problem for him

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#15 Riverwolf007
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I can't think of a single gay main character in all of videogaming. Seems like in this day and age we would have had one by now.

Would you guys be open to playing as a main character who was gay?

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#16 BMD004
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How would we even know the sexual orientation of most video game characters?

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#17 berserker2389
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Yeah sure
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#18 surrealnumber5
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How would we even know the sexual orientation of most video game characters?

BMD004

you can tell by the vest, if the vest is unzipped and has no pratical use, LGBT

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#19 Sunsha
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I can think of a couple from FF games. Tidus and Vaan.
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#20 BMD004
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[QUOTE="BMD004"]

How would we even know the sexual orientation of most video game characters?

surrealnumber5

you can tell by the vest, if the vest is unzipped and has no pratical use, LGBT

ooooooh ok. yeah, that makes sense.
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#21 CHOASXIII
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Did someone forget about the Ballad of Gay Tony...

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#22 Palantas
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How would we even know the sexual orientation of most video game characters?

BMD004

Because Master Chief uses both the girls' and boys' head on the battlecruiser, depending on how he's gender-identifying that day.

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#23 scorch-62
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Ignoring Dragon Age, Ballad of Gay Tony, and anything with Yoshi in it. . . Yeah, I'm open to it.
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#24 Xeros606
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Yes. Also, an interesting video on the subject.

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#25 michaelP4
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Yes. I think LGBT characters are very interesting. I know of several actually in various videogames. [spoiler] Jimmy Hopkins (bisexual) from Bully, Arcade Gannon and other Fallout characters from New Vegas, several characters from GTA4 etc. [/spoiler] EDIT: Also, I personally don't want gay characters to be living up to their stereotypes (as they are often portrayed). Rather, I'd prefer them to be a reflection of gay people in real life - just as ordinary individuals like everyone else.
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#26 Blue-Sky
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I don't care about a character's sexual orientation as long as they're not blatantly implemented as some viral statement or in a manner that takes away from the game.

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#28 Barbariser
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There is literally no reason why it should bother anybody, so yes I'm open.

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#29 Big_Bad_Sad
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If they are only putting one in for the sake of putting one in then I dont see the need.
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#30 deactivated-59d151f079814
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I don't have a problem just as long as they are not a walking stereotype.
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#31 BlackDevil99
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yep, in dragon age and mass effect ur can make ur main charecter LGBT, but I can't recalls any designed-from-the-ground-up main charecters.

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#32 surrealnumber5
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yep, in dragon age and mass effect ur can make ur main charecter LGBT, but I can't recalls any designed-from-the-ground-up main charecters.

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#33 deactivated-5f9e3c6a83e51
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Isn't Dante from devil may cry gay He's pretty cool and he's a main character.

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#34 scorch-62
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Isn't Dante from devil may cry gay He's pretty cool and he's a main character.sonicare
This is the first I've ever heard of this.
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#35 Big_Bad_Sad
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[QUOTE="BlackDevil99"]

yep, in dragon age and mass effect ur can make ur main charecter LGBT, but I can't recalls any designed-from-the-ground-up main charecters.

surrealnumber5

MGS2 raiden

He's gay Hasnt he got a wife and kid?
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#36 scorch-62
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[QUOTE="surrealnumber5"]

[QUOTE="BlackDevil99"]

yep, in dragon age and mass effect ur can make ur main charecter LGBT, but I can't recalls any designed-from-the-ground-up main charecters.

Big_Bad_Sad

MGS2 raiden

He's gay Hasnt he got a wife and kid?

Plenty of gays have been married and had children.
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#37 surrealnumber5
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[QUOTE="surrealnumber5"]

[QUOTE="BlackDevil99"]

yep, in dragon age and mass effect ur can make ur main charecter LGBT, but I can't recalls any designed-from-the-ground-up main charecters.

Big_Bad_Sad

MGS2 raiden

He's gay Hasnt he got a wife and kid?

in MGS3 there was an easter egg about him and the general getting it on.

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#38 Serraph105
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as long as it's important to the story in some way I'd be fine with it, but if there is no real purpose behind it and it's just being shoehorned in for the heck of it I'd be against it. I feel that way about most anything in video games.

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#39 surrealnumber5
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as long as it's important to the story in some way I'd be fine with it, but if there is no real purpose behind it and it's just being shoehorned in for the heck of it I'd be against it. I feel that way about most anything in video games.

Serraph105

i am shocked kratos from god of war was not gay it was the perfect setting.

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#40 Serraph105
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[QUOTE="surrealnumber5"]

[QUOTE="BlackDevil99"]

yep, in dragon age and mass effect ur can make ur main charecter LGBT, but I can't recalls any designed-from-the-ground-up main charecters.

Big_Bad_Sad

MGS2 raiden

He's gay Hasnt he got a wife and kid?

we just want to believe that whiny p**** is gay so that we can see Solid Snake as being even more manly than he already is.
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#41 surrealnumber5
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[QUOTE="Big_Bad_Sad"][QUOTE="surrealnumber5"] MGS2 raiden

Serraph105

He's gay Hasnt he got a wife and kid?

we just want to believe that whiny p**** is gay so that we can see Solid Snake as being even more manly than he already is.

well that and Colonel Volgin has checked the plumbing

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#42 ItalStallion777
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some games nowadays lets you choose what sexuality you want tohave in the game. i think this is the best way to go orwith a purely heterosexual relationship in game. honestly if a game had a main character that was gay i probably wouldn't play.

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#43 fl4tlined
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there already a couple games that do this. valkyria chronicles had a gay soldier (he was actually one of my favorites and a kick ass tank buster) persona 4 did about as well as were going to get when it comes to LGBT charecter with kanji and to a lesser extent naoto...

(and yes kanji is gay its expressed more openly in the japanese version of the game but he is indeed gay)

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#44 tofu-lion91
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I never thought about it before TC but you're right - I've never seen any LGBT characters in games. I'd be fine with it :)
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#45 Mochyc
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Sure, you can be LGBT without being a stereotype.
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#46 cyclops10
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some games nowadays lets you choose what sexuality you want tohave in the game. i think this is the best way to go orwith a purely heterosexual relationship in game. honestly if a game had a main character that was gay i probably wouldn't play.

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#47 fidosim
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Some of my sims were hot bisexual chicks. Breaking new ground. 8)
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#48 DarthSatan
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As long as it was done right, that would be fine.

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:o

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#50 Kagai13
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Uhuh I'd prefer some lesbian, I like playing as a girl more than as a man and possibility to plan my hero including sex and orientation is awesome - Dragon Age! ;)