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GX3 funded!

GaymerX secures funding for a third convention

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 "everyone who feels lik...   read

 
 
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Gaymer X is back

GaymerX returns as GX3: Everyone Games

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 identify as part o...   read

 
 
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Zelda

What if Ganondorf and Link were... closer?

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 that Link was ...   read

 
 
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Video: BioWare creates its first fully gay character for Dragon Age: Inquisition

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, Dorian's sexuality w...   read

 
 
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Dragon Age

Dragon Age: Inquisition has a gay male party member

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 Imperium, happens...   read

 
 
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The Last of Us

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

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 uncompromising in its v...   read

 
 
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Gay marriage present in Nintendo's latest 3DS hit

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. These same liber...   read

 
 
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QUILTBAG: The queer game jam has begun

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 divide cried fo...   read

 
 
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Analogue: A Hate Story gets a sequel, has new mechanics

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 Analogue took her to...   read

 
 
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EA joins HRC coalition to repeal Defense of Marriage Act

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 traditionalism, ...   read

 
 
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The DTOID Show: DmC, Sir Hammerlock, & Gay Star Wars

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. Then, Tara ran ...   read

 
 
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Star Wars: The Old Republic and its new 'Gay Planet'

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 homosexual elements of...   read

 
 
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Electronic Arts will support Gaymercon

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 will be lending i...   read

 
 
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Owner of 'Gaymer' demands Reddit stop using the word

[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 (even a conventi...   read

 
 
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GaymerCon fully funded for August 2013 in San Francisco

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 of their origin...   read

 
 
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Gaymercon beats funding goal in five days

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 plenty of time ...   read

 
 
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The importance of a gay gamer convention

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. I've felt for...   read

 
 
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GaymerCon is videogames gone totally gay -- awesome!

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 later, they're ...   read

 
 
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Minecraft is populated by 'genderless homosexuals'

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 sex, but in do...   read

 
 
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EA defends itself against homophobic hate mail

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 corrupting children an...   read

 
 
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Jimquisition: Mass Effect 3 & the case for a gay Shepard

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 gay game protago...   read

 
 
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Jimquisition: Mass Effect 3: A Gay Erotic Love Story

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 the crowd over...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect 3: An Erotic Gay Love Story

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-up informing him...   read

 
 
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BioWare issues statement in support of Jennifer Hepler

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 into their heads...   read

 
 
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FRC: The Old Republic is full of homosexual activists

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 full of homosexu...   read

 
 
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