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The “It Gets Better” campaign has had its fair share of critiques and attempts at constructive criticism. At the same time, the videos it has produced often have the effect of leaving me very teary-eyed. Therefore, while I will still … Continue reading
Tracey John recently interviewed some people at Bioware and among the questions asked included one about the lack of homosexual relationships in Mass Effect 2. The article had a quote from Casey Hudson, the Mass Effect 2 project lead, “We … Continue reading
Members of the Xbox LIVE community received an open letter today. It read as follows: A Letter from Marc Whitten: Update to Xbox LIVE Code of Conduct Published March 5, 2010 Dear Xbox LIVE members, Since the beginning, Microsoft has … Continue reading
N.B. The title makes a reference to an early term used for homosexuals, based on the belief that they were a third gender: uranian. A little LGBT history for you. [caption id=”attachment_1424″ align=”alignright” width=”300″ caption=”Thane Krios, a drell assassin from … Continue reading
(by Guest Contributor Jordan Lynn) I’m Jordan, a videogame researcher with a Master’s in Journalism and Communication. I live with my wife in Athens, GA, where we both work in an office that seeks to improve childhood education through videogames … Continue reading
Jimmy Kimmel shows the gay intimacy that you can have in Dragon Age. Read on for the transcript. Jimmy Kimmel: A new video game called Dragon Age: Origins, I never heard of this game but it’s causing some controversy … Continue reading
[caption id="attachment_434" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Two male characters in Dragon Age, sharing an intimate shirtless moment."][/caption] Lots of gamers have been playing Bioware’s brand new RPG, Dragon Age – with myself as no exception. From thin portrayals of transgender and intersex … Continue reading