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Fantastic Boyfriends

Fantastic Boyfriends wants to hook you up with cute ogres


Wow, fantastic hunks
May 21
Oh my lord. Oh my stars and garters. Okay Joe, this is a simple news post, you’ve done this countless times before. A whole group of hot men or not, you don't even know if this game is any good, so pull yourself togethe... read
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Mortal Kombat X

Here's Mortal Kombat's first canonically gay character


Developer is "glad [they] have observant fans!"
Apr 17
A tweet from Mortal Kombat X's cinematic director, Dominic Cianciolo, suggests that Kung Jin is the fighting franchise's first (canonically) gay character.  "I see people are picking up on the subtle exposition cont... read
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Gen Con

Gen Con may leave Indiana if anti-gay bill gets final approval


Sorry bigots, you can't have this one
Mar 25
If you've been following the news over the past few years, then you are keenly aware of the debate and divide that gay rights has caused. Unfortunately, there is a segment of our population that wants to deny others their rig... read
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GX3 funded!

GaymerX secures funding for a third convention


Organizers successfully raise over $80,000 via Kickstarter
Sep 16
GX3: Everyone Games has eclipsed its $80,000 Kickstarter goal with more than two days to spare. The convention will return to San Francisco in late 2015, where the organizers endeavor to provide a safe space for "everyon... read
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Gaymer X is back

GaymerX returns as GX3: Everyone Games


And the organizers are looking to raise funds via Kickstarter
Aug 26
GaymerX aims to return in 2015 as GX3: Everyone Games. The convention, focused on building a safe space for everyone, is rebranding itself to be more inclusive toward marginalized folks and allies that may not necessarily ide... read
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Zelda

What if Ganondorf and Link were... closer?


Slash fan art burns up the charts
Jul 26
It was fun to see how the internet reacted to speculation that Link in the next Zelda for Wii U might be a woman. The response was very similar to how I imagined the world might respond to a Blasian Link. When it was revealed... read
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Sometimes dudes just want to kiss dudes
The most recent character announced for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Dorian, is BioWare's first totally gay party member character. Only male player characters will be able to engage Dorian romantically. As well, Doria... read feature

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Dragon Age

Dragon Age: Inquisition has a gay male party member


That mustache
Jul 01
Dorian, the next character BioWare has revealed for Dragon Age: Inquisition, sounds like a welcome addition to the cast. First off, he's not Cole, which is a huge plus. Secondly, this party member, a mage from the Tevinter Im... read
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The Last of Us

Bill from The Last of Us voted as GLAAD's most intriguing


Videogame character praised by gay rights association
Jan 01
As Dtoid's Game of the Year for 2013, The Last of Us is a title that hit all the right notes for players, and will likely go down as one of the most memorable games of the last generation. It was earnest, brutal, and uncompro... read
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Nintendo

Gay marriage present in Nintendo's latest 3DS hit


Tomodachi Collection bug allows for same-sex relationships for males
May 08
Tomodachi Collection: New Life reportedly features a bug which allows male characters to engage in same-sex relationships. Male couples can marry, raise children, and even bathe together in the Nintendo's latest bestseller. T... read
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QUILTBAG: The queer game jam has begun


Gay Planet 4 Lyfe
Apr 06
When Bioware announced that they were going to make Star Wars: The Old Republic more inclusive by having one planet where same sex characters flirt with each other, reactions were split. Some on either side of the homophobia ... read
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Analogue: A Hate Story gets a sequel, has new mechanics


Some of the best writing in games today
Apr 06
Analogue: A Hate Story snuck up on the world behind and ended up becoming an international sensation. Developer Christine Love had been crafting these kinds of interactive narrative games for a while, but Analo... read
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EA joins HRC coalition to repeal Defense of Marriage Act


Publisher does a good turn for gay rights
Jan 29
Electronic Arts has thrown its lot in with the Human Rights Campaign, a coalition of business allied to help repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. The act, for those not in the know, is bigotry dressed in the coward's garb of t... read
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The DTOID Show: DmC, Sir Hammerlock, & Gay Star Wars


Plus: Chubby Kings
Jan 15
Here's today's Destructoid Show, in all it's fabulous, timely glory.  For starters, there was that thing about how they added a gay planet in Star Wars: The Old Republic, which of course went over like a fart in Church. ... read
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Star Wars: The Old Republic and its new 'Gay Planet'


Peril of the Pink Planet
Jan 14
BioWare wants to take you to a gay bar. Or rather, a gay planet. Star Wars: The Old Republic is being updated to include a rather inelegant solution to its lack of gay characters -- a planet called Makeb where all the homosex... read
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Electronic Arts will support Gaymercon


Industry villain plays hero to fledgling event
Sep 20
Gaymercon, the world's first gay-centric videogame convention, has received support from a major player. Electronic Arts, already the publisher of gay-friendly games like Mass Effect 3, has thrown its hat into the ring and wi... read
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Owner of 'Gaymer' demands Reddit stop using the word


People own words, even if they're puns everybody thought of
Sep 11
[Note: The header image is over Matthew "Gaymer" Brown as seen on Sony's The Tester, not the trademark guy going after Reddit. Sorry if I didn't make that clear enough.] Although "Gaymer" has entered our cultural vernacular (... read
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GaymerCon fully funded for August 2013 in San Francisco


Sep 02
This weekend the buena gente behind GaymerCon announced that they were successful in obtaining the funding to provide a safe space for LGBTQ folks to hangout and share their love of games. After bringing in nearly four times ... read
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Gaymercon beats funding goal in five days


Aug 06
While there are still those who wonder what the point of Gaymercon is, people with money have demonstrated that it is, at least, important to them. The gay-friendly convention has surpassed its funding within five days, with ... read
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Last night, Destructoid writer Sophie Prell brought news of a team trying to raise funds for the world's first full-scale LGBT gamer convention, titled Gaymercon. The reaction from our community was ... a little disheartening... read feature

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GaymerCon is videogames gone totally gay -- awesome!


Aug 02
Last night, Kickstarter got a little more gay. Matt Conn and the organizers of GaymerCon, the first gaming convention with a focus on the LGBTQ community, started their crowdfunding drive with a goal of $25,000. One day ... read
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Minecraft is populated by 'genderless homosexuals'


Jul 29
Notch has been chatting about gender in the world of Minecraft, relating how the protagonist was never meant to be a man or a woman, and only became known as Steve due to a random name choice. See Minecraft recognizes neither... read
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EA defends itself against homophobic hate mail


Apr 05
Electronic Arts has come under fire from right wing Christian groups for the sin of allowing gay-friendly content in its games. A letter campaign, seemingly spearheaded by the Florida Family Association, accuses EA of corrupt... read
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Jimquisition: Mass Effect 3 & the case for a gay Shepard


Mar 05
Apparently last week's episode of Jimquisition was far too subtle for some folk, and it threw up a lot more questions than answers. It also sparked a debate in which some of the dumbest arguments against the inclusion of a g... read
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Jimquisition: Mass Effect 3: A Gay Erotic Love Story


Feb 27
Let it not be said that I can't get mileage out of a concept. My Mass Effect 3 gay love story went over really well when it was posted on Destructoid last week, so I did a sultry reading of it on this week's Jimquisition for... read
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The Mass Effect fan seductively slid his disc into the tray, the warm humming of his computer implying an eagerness to receive. With hands almost trembling in anticipation, he booted up Origin, greeted with the familiar pop-u... read feature

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BioWare issues statement in support of Jennifer Hepler


Feb 21
Yesterday, I was given the sadly-not-rare opportunity to call out a bunch of assholes on the Internet, chiefly the stooges who organized a hate campaign against BioWare writer Jennifer Hepler. A large group of people got it i... read
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FRC: The Old Republic is full of homosexual activists


Jan 30
Star Wars: The Old Republic will definitely turn all of your children gay, according to right-wing Christian lunatic group, the Family Research Council. FRC president Tony Perkins recently criticized BioWare's MMO for being f... read
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Art Juice: The Ultimate Videogame Protagonist


Jan 02
[Every week (until I get bored), Art Juice takes a recent videogame story and provides an unremittingly artistic slant, telling us a little something about ourselves in the process ... whether we want to know the truth or not... read
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I was reading this very nice article on Gamasutra about the dearth of legitimate homosexual characters in videogames, and was particularly struck by writer Andrew Meade's suggestion at the end -- make Nathan Drake gay. Now, b... read feature

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Animal Crossing 3DS dev diary reveals burning hot news


Dec 04
Want to watch a slow paced, ten-minute dev diary with the developers of Animal Crossing 3DS? No? Well then, I'll run down the highlights for you! Either way, you are about to get the facts on the new Animal Crossing whe... read
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Mario and Toad's is an everlasting friendship


Dec 01
The Game Station, maker of "The Tale of the DragonBorn" film we posted recently, whipped up this tender little story of love and friendship. What if Mario wasn't after the Princess? What if he was trying to rescue Toad all a... read






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