Gay friendly

With the recent discovery of male-on-male sexual encounters in Dragon Age: Origins, talk about the portrayal of homosexuality in games and the general attitudes toward LGBT people within the industry has been enjoyed all over...
People often ask me "Jonathan, you own just about every videogame console made in the past twenty years. Why is that you play the Wii so damn much?" I usually just respond with a coy giggle and a slap on the wrist, but if I ...
So I guess the Mother/Earthbound community has been talking about this for a while, but I didn't see the connection until this morning as I was cruising around the Game Watch Impress looking for news. LoZ: Spirit Tracks has b...
Oh Infinity Ward, you so silly! Not content to cook up a big gay sh*tstorm with its notorious Modern Warfare 2 F.A.G.S commercial, it seems that Infinity Ward had to slip some homononsensical banter into the game itself. Yes...
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Ah, I bet you thought I was going to use “Make it work!” in the headline to describe the recent news that Atari is bringing a Project Runway game to the Wii. The popular phrase is the most well-known thing to come...
Like videogames? Love sexual identity? Then you'll simply adore the "New Gaymer Survey," a study by Paul Nowak who aims to continue the work of the original "Gay Gamer" survey launched several years ago. T...
Following on from the Shadow Complex debate, the question is being raised as to whether or not games are becoming more accepting of homosexuality and gay issues. Gay publication The Advocate asks if games are getting gayer an...
Next time you want to say "That's so gay," you might want to instead consider, "That's so gamer guy who has more videogames than friends." That's what anti-homophobia outfit "ThinkB4YouSpeak" has...
Remember EA's #Lust contest for Dante's Inferno that they ran at San Diego Comic Con? Well, in a strange twist of fate, PixelPoet of GayGamer came in as a runner up in the contest, after submitting some pictures of himself wi...
I don't think this will come as a surprise to anyone who has stepped into a multiplayer game of Halo or Gears of War recently, but the word gay is thrown around a lot and it isn't used as a compliment or a neutral adjective t...
Say what you will about videogame culture, but no one can deny that it can be a difficult space for a gay gamer to be in -- especially with the word "faggot" tossed around so easily online. It seems as if EA aims to...
What were The Weather Girls thinking?!For decades, people around the world have raised their hands in the air and danced to the international hit early ‘80s anthem “It’s Raining Men,” but has anyone ac...
Eurogamer is never short of controvery when it comes to its reviews, and the European gaming site has caused yet another stir recently when it changed the score of Grand Slam Tennis from 5/10 to 8/10 (owing to them reviewing ...
Usually, WoW players need to invent an excuse as to why they've never been with a woman, but now they have a perfectly legitimate reason. It's Pride Month in the USA, and that means World of Warcraft once again held a mirror ...
You may have heard of Final Fantasy XIII's version of Shiva by now. The classic FF summon now turns into a motorbike by being two flamboyant women who kind of scissor each other to become a motorcycle. I really want to call i...
Prepare yourself. You are about to watch a trailer for upcoming Japanese WiiWare game Muscle March that will include the following:Constellations in the shape of musclesRainbowsSheepMore penises than you can countAn old man m...
Man it is so great to see Square Enix take Final Fantasy voice acting in a different direction with Final Fantasy XIII. I think we were all getting a little tired of winey protagonists, annoying female companions and gruff vo...
We know there have been some issues regarding Xbox Live Gamertags and statements of sexuality, especially those having to do with homosexuality. I'm not so sure you can actually judge Microsoft on those incidents, as they see...
Conservative Christian site World Net Daily is running a report on Hasbro's The Game of Life, with claims that it is "pushing the homosexual agenda" by allowing same-sex marriage in the game. "You know how kids...
Just in case you were worried that your Avatar did not look homoerotic enough, prepare to rejoice as Microsoft will allow you to adorn your embarrassingly twee caricature with cowboy clothes! Now we just need an Indian, a con...
In yet another unfortunate case of Microsoft's political correctness backfiring, Xbox Live became the scene of a fresh case of banned homosexual behavior. A female gamer who outed herself as a lesbian found her account barred...
Major Nelson has revealed that an Xbox Live Snowglobe is now available in many regions. One of those regions is not yet Europe, as I cannot see the bloody thing on my account. Regardless, this snowglobe continues the New Xbox...
On the surface, this idea sounds, as a Northern Scally would say, "proper gay," but since I'm a fan of proper gay things, the idea of my DS using Wi-Fi access points to generate random treasure sounds interesting.Th...
“Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist.” “If You Were Gay.” “The Internet Is For Porn.” These are just a few of the amazing songs in Broadway hit Avenue Q. And before you start making fun of...
A gay gamer with the gamertag "theGAYERgamer" has had his name banned from Xbox Live for being "offensive." As we all know, Xbox Live is a hotbed of homophobia, but it seems that if enough bigots raise the...
A little over a week ago, we talked about Faith and a .45, a game notable for its awesome title, interesting backdrop and the fact that it was being made by Total Overdose developer Deadline Games. Now there are some new game...
Wii-a-phobia continues to run rampant amongst the hardcore gaming community. There is a new hate-rant about the Wii written almost every day, and not just by random members of the Internet, but often by paid journalists as we...
To say that gamers don't have the greatest of reputations is putting it mildly. We're portrayed as violent-minded, introverted, disturbed malefactors and a lot of the perception is, to be fair, quite justified. The release of...
Sometimes a story comes along that really isn't a story, but it's just so stupid you kind of have to run it. Activision CEO Robert Kotick is a man without shame, it seems, as he recently confessed to a farcical shenanigan tha...
Today's AAF features not one but four artists, all of whom share the delight of re-rendering classic gaming motifs of the 8-bit variety by applying the lost kitsch tradition of cross-stitching. Time consuming and intricate, c...
I must confess that it's always bothered me when an in-game character is not shown to be wearing the items I've equipped on him or her. If I give a character some new armor, but God I want the classless boob wearing that new ...
Gaming has featured in quite a few episodes of South Park, with the PSP, Wii, World of Warcraft and of course Chinpokomon all making appearances. Parker and Stone are set to return to gaming in a new episode from season 11 wh...
If there's one thing I've always wanted to rectify in general videogames coverage, it's the constant hetero-centric focus with female body parts. As a firm (and I mean firm) believer in balance and fair play, I feel it's high...
Unless you want to have your day ruined, I suggest you bypass clicking on the above video. Dancing with the Stars is exactly what it sounds like, and indicative of the kind of thing that will outsell Metroid and Super Smash B...
My friends, it's almost time to start popping champagne corks, for the glorious day must surely be soon upon us when Jack Thompson's legal career is curb-stomped savagely into a fine red mist. For quite some time now things h...
Another Monday, another update to the Wii's Virtual Console. Whether you want to take on the role of a creepy pink blob, a cyberpunk crime fighter or another obscure TurboGrafx character, the VC should have something for ... ...
As all of you know, I'm a huge fan of homoeroticism in gaming. No, really. I'm so supportive of gay gaming that I actually make a point of pronouncing "video games" as "video gaymes." Also, much like Nick ...
There's something about we gamers that seems to give us an innate ability to home in on any and all homoerotic material and make as big a deal of it as possible. This would help explain why everybody's jumping on the 'news' t...
I was browsing about the interwebs today when I stumbled upon this gem and felt I needed to enlighten any readers that are not privy to the delights of the Cho Aniki series. For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking ...