Mass Effect 3 To Include All Gay Options

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Mass Effect 3 To Include All Gay Options
 

 
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BioWare’s Casey Hudson, executive producer of the Mass Effect series has just confirmed on Twitter that, contrary to previous reports, Mass Effect 3 will contain gay romance options


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BioWare has historically been extremely supportive of inclusive game design and writing. You may remember the story from a few months back about a BioWare forum poster complaining that the historical core audience of “Straight Male Gamer” was no longer being privileged and that Dragon Age 2 should have included a “no homos3xuality” option for players like him. At the time David Gaider (lead writer, Dragon Age 2) posted a polite yet firm response informing him that yes, other gamers are people too and that they deserve no less attention. Of course, some people do take issue with the portrayal of gay people in the Dragon Age universe but the fact that such a high-profile title had gay romance options at all was a comfort to many.

Until now, the Mass Effect has been disheartening in its straight-male-centric focus. Yes, Miranda and female Shepard are inspiring women who kick a.ss and take names with the best of gaming protagonists. However, as I’ve blogged before, Miranda’s scenes are rife with male gaze pandering. So far, the closest that Mass Effect came to providing homos3xual romance options was to allow all players to experience a s3x cut-scene with Liara T’soni, an as3xual non-human from a race which just happens to be comprised exclusively of beings shaped like human women. And they like to work in strip clubs. This is heteronormative titillation at its worst.

The new announcement reveals a drastic change in direction for the romance options in Mass Effect 3. As recently as last month, Hudson was saying to PC Gamer that “we don’t really have new characters that are part of the romance stuff in the way that we did in Mass Effect 2… …this is more about how you, if you’re a new player, how you start these romances with the existing characters.”. I’m glad that BioWare has chosen to add male and female gay options to the Mass Effect universe after all. Not only will this result in many gay gamers feeling more included, it’s just good for role-playing.

Hudson has also said that the Mass Effect 3 romance options won’t all necessarily be permanent squad members. Sounds great to me – having played KOTOR, KOTOR 2, both Dragon Age and both Mass Effect games, the restriction of meaningful character interactions to party members was beginning to feel a little stale.

I just hope that these non-party romance options are a little more exciting than the inadequate brothel affairs of Dragon Age 2. How would you like the extended romance options to play out?

170 comments for "Mass Effect 3 To Include All Gay Options"

 7 years ago '04        #2
ruff 6 heat pts
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Wrex gonna fu*k Shepard.
 7 years ago '05        #3
Y.G. 27 heat pts27
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This gay dude said he was happy to confirm options for gayness in the game.
 7 years ago '05        #4
Y.G. 27 heat pts27
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Better have a No Homo option.
 7 years ago '05        #5
JaiMega 
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Yeah I want a no male homos3xuality option in the game to disable those features. fu*k that.
 7 years ago '06        #6
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 MumblesDaHumble said:
Eh, not gonna buy the game. Thank you f*ggots. Make more aids end the QUEERS!!!!!!!!


I mean does everyone suddenly turn gay in the coming years?
These options were made just for you
 7 years ago '06        #7
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It's actually not that hard to be heteros3xual in these games.
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 StillFree28 said:
It's actually not that hard to be heteros3xual in these games.

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 7 years ago '04        #9
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lol would it really bother yall that much to see it on the screen?? jus dont choose it...i find that sh*t funny when i see it in video games
 7 years ago '08        #10
el bundy 27 heat pts27
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so you guys arent gonna get a potentially great game because of an optional feature?
just shut down the characters advances if they get a little too friendly.
 7 years ago '05        #11
JaiMega 
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Time to start a boycott petition.
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 JaiMega said:
Time to start a boycott petition.
They really need a option.
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JaiMega 
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In all honesty they should realize that their biggest demographic are male, heteros3xual gamers. Making that demographic uncomfortable just because you wanna be extra is not a good look.
 7 years ago '08        #14
el bundy 27 heat pts27
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im pretty sure your trolling, but how can a video game make you uncomfortable?
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JaiMega 
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 el bundy said:
im pretty sure your trolling, but how can a video game make you uncomfortable?
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Based God approves.
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 JaiMega said:

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 7 years ago '08        #18
el bundy 27 heat pts27
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was that gay sh*t really necessary?
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Someone take away Jai's image posting rights immediately.
 7 years ago '05        #20
JaiMega 
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Thanks for proving my point.


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