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12:00 PM on 12.04.2009

Nepotism FTW: Spirit Tracks has Mother 3's rope snake

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...

Jonathan Holmes



Modern Warfare 2 has a homophobic Easter egg!? photo
Modern Warfare 2 has a homophobic Easter egg!?
by Jim Sterling

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, that's Modern Warfare 2 asking if you're still gay!

This hidden conversation occurs right near the beginning of the game, after the weapons tutorial. If you leave the game idle, this bit of gay banter will occur. It's unclear who the conversation is supposed to be between, but it's highly likely that the man asking the big gay question is voiced by none other than Will Arnett, who is credited as "additional voices" in the game.

This is too silly/stupid for me to personally feel any outrage over, but what do you think? Tasteless? Childish? Perfectly acceptable? Do you think Infinity Ward is secretly confessing some deep-seated homophobia, or are they simply trying to demonstrate that their game is so popular that they can alienate literally anybody and still sell millions of copies?

[Note: I know full well this is not homophobic. A lot of you are taking a late night tongue-in-cheek post way too seriously.]

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4:00 PM on 11.10.2009

Does sexual orientation have a place in games?

[Editor's Note: We're not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware it may not jive with the opinions of Destructoid as a whole, or how our...

Anthony Burch

10:00 AM on 10.09.2009

Hot mess? Atari to bring Project Runway game to the Wii

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...

Chad Concelmo





11:20 AM on 10.08.2009

Participate in the New Gaymer Survey

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...

Jim Sterling

5:00 PM on 08.27.2009

Gay publication asks if games are getting gayer

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...

Jim Sterling

3:00 PM on 08.12.2009

Gamer stereotype used to discourage 'gay' as an insult

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...

Jim Sterling

1:20 PM on 07.29.2009

Wait, what? GayGamer a runner up in EA's #Lust contest

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...

8BitBrian

8:00 AM on 07.19.2009

'Gay' used pejoratively 98 percent of the time on LIVE

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...

Matthew Razak

10:40 AM on 07.15.2009

EA will host a panel discussing homophobia in game culture

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...

Colette Bennett

10:00 PM on 07.01.2009

RUN FOR SHELTER! In Crysis, it's raining men ... literally!

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...

Chad Concelmo

11:40 AM on 06.25.2009

Double Helix man brands gaming sites as 'f*gs'

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 ...

Jim Sterling

8:40 AM on 06.24.2009

Gay Pride in World of Warcraft

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 ...

Jim Sterling

11:40 AM on 06.15.2009

Final Fantasy XIII's lesbian bike is ... emotional

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...

Jim Sterling

8:30 PM on 05.15.2009

Muscle March: The greatest videogame trailer ever created

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...

Chad Concelmo





5:00 PM on 04.25.2009

Final Fantasy English dub is finally here

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...

Matthew Razak