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Microsoft bans Xbox Live user for living in Fort Gay


Sep 08
// Jim Sterling
Microsoft has had to apologize after banning a resident of Fort Gay due to the "offensive" nature of his location. Josh Moore is a resident of Fort Gay in West Virginia, but Microsoft decided it didn't need to verify that, an...
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And now, even more new Pokemon


Aug 07
// Jonathan Holmes
[Update: More Pokemon videos ahoy after the jump via GoNintendo and the PokemonNewsNetworkHD. We got some footage of the legendary Victini in battle, info on the game's story and characters, and the unveiling of even mo...
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Taiwanese MMO allows for gay marriage (yay!)


Apr 13
// Jim Sterling
Taiwanese MMORPG Runes of Magic has an update coming that allows players to get married and become "connected" with each other. The big news, however, is that that Runewaker Entertainment's Warcraft-esque game is going t...
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BioWare explains lack of gay sex in Mass Effect 2


Apr 06
// Jim Sterling
BioWare loves implied interspecies lesbianism, but has so far shied away from providing any man-on-man shenanigans. When asked why Mass Effect 2 lacks the option for gay sexual enterprises, the developer explained that the ga...
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Xbox Live just got a little bit more progressive this morning, with Microsoft proudly announcing that gamers are now allowed to share their sexual orientation in their profiles. Previously, you were not allowed to express sex...

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UR MR GAY? YA, I M, R U?


Feb 27
// Jim Sterling
Ian Malcolm of Jurassic Park fame once said life finds a way. He should have said life finds a gay, since that seems to be an even greater truth. At least on the Internet. You can put anything in front of your typic...
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BioWare upsetting gay folk again, censoring LGBT talk


Feb 01
// Jim Sterling
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...
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The definition of sexy: Muscle March flex-a-holic video


Dec 21
// Jonathan Holmes
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 ...
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Nepotism FTW: Spirit Tracks has Mother 3's rope snake


Dec 04
// Jonathan Holmes
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...
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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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Does sexual orientation have a place in games?


Nov 10
// Anthony Burch
[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...
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Hot mess? Atari to bring Project Runway game to the Wii


Oct 09
// Chad Concelmo
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...
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Participate in the New Gaymer Survey


Oct 08
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Gay publication asks if games are getting gayer


Aug 27
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Gamer stereotype used to discourage 'gay' as an insult


Aug 12
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Wait, what? GayGamer a runner up in EA's #Lust contest


Jul 29
// 8BitBrian
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...
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'Gay' used pejoratively 98 percent of the time on LIVE


Jul 19
// Matthew Razak
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...
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EA will host a panel discussing homophobia in game culture


Jul 15
// Colette Bennett
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...
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RUN FOR SHELTER! In Crysis, it's raining men ... literally!


Jul 01
// Chad Concelmo
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...
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Double Helix man brands gaming sites as 'f*gs'


Jun 25
// Jim Sterling
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 ...
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Gay Pride in World of Warcraft


Jun 24
// Jim Sterling
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 ...
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Final Fantasy XIII's lesbian bike is ... emotional


Jun 15
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Muscle March: The greatest videogame trailer ever created


May 15
// Chad Concelmo
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...
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Final Fantasy English dub is finally here


Apr 25
// Matthew Razak
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...
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Gay videogame designer sues Microsoft for discrimination


Mar 24
// Colette Bennett
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...
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Christian conservatives attack 'gay agenda' in PC game


Mar 13
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Western clothes make Avatars gayer than ever before


Mar 11
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Microsoft bans lesbian from Xbox Live, starts rounding up Jews


Feb 25
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Xbox Live snowglobe launched, NXE is now more twee than ever before


Dec 12
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Treasure Troves turns your DS into a 'real life treasure hunt'


Dec 10
// Jim Sterling
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...

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