I bring you one of the most random, yet addictive, game I’ve come across. I’ve bookmarked this site and have come back to this game on numerous occasion, so I thought I’d share it with you all!
Rainbows-cum-gruesome-cum-reaction speed combo – Robot Unicorn Attack is a gay twist on a simple jumping game. You are given three lives to see how long you can survive whilst jumping from ledge to ledge and/or smashing through the star-obstacles. When you do die sooner or later, you’re treated to your beautiful rainbow-unicorn’s bloody death.
The real challenge though is to see how long you can survive before you turn the wonderful/horrendous theme music to mute.
*Tip: you can do a double jump.
**Tip: achieve much higher scores by smashing through as many stars as possible.
If you’re an avid gaymer, then this little piece of news that you want to here. Following in the footsteps of-games like Skyrim and Dragon Age, Bioware’s DLC to Star Wars: The Old Republic titled The Rise of the Hutt Cartel will feature same gender romance (SGR) which is geek talk for gay characters. Unfortuntely for now these will be non playable characters but developers are still hopeful that with time this will change.
Jeff Hickman, executive producer to game development explains why the delay:
“I realize that we promised SGR (same gender romance) to you guys and that many of you believed that this would be with a companion character.
Unfortunately, this will take a lot more work than we realized at the time and it (like some other pieces of content we talked about earlier in the year) has been delayed as we focused on the changes required to take the game Free-to-Play.
As we have said in the past, allowing same gender romance is something we are very supportive of.”
So fellow gaymers, are you looking forward to this upcoming feature or do you want more?
Microsoft as a whole has always stood up for LGBT Rights, but the folks on Microsoft’s Xbox Live Team has made a video pledging support for Gaymercon, the first LGBT specific gamer convention to be held AUG 3-4 2013 in San Francisco, CA and has urged others to do the same.
BioWare the Canadian video game developer who has added gay character options before in its Dragon Age series, has done it once again in its new game “Mass Effect 3” giving the rather romantic “gay” option to two super hot, uber butch intergallacric space warriors Kaiden and Commander Shepard.
Take a look, and please keep your hands away from your joystick…… for now.
E3’s new video game XCOM which takes place in America’s alternate history where an alien invasion interrupts the Cold War right before the Cuban Missile Crisis. Kennedy is still the president, and civil rights movements are in full swing will have a gay character.
The character Dr. Weir, is a brilliant Australian scientist working with the United States to thwart the alien invasion, and is also a closet homosexual. Weir will both a sexual and a political opposition to the elite of the country, which are still very conservative in the 1960’s.
“He (Weir) doesn’t fit their paradigm. It is hard for them to acknowledge that one of the best scientists in the world is, in their minds, deviant. So he’s struggled with that for a long time.
But all of sudden this alien invasion hits and they need him and they have to put it aside. But then you see those tensions come to bear in the base. There are characters who don’t like working with him. They are people of their time. And so you’ll see different positions represented amongst the core cast. But he is – he is a man with true grit. He’s able to weather it pretty well, and the player kind of gets to decide where they fall on that continuum. You can basically decide how to treat him.”
Its nice to see more gay characters popping up in video games out there and while the story seems interesting it is also reminiscent of Dr. Alan Turning, a brillant scientist who during the 1950’s was persecuted for his homosexuality which eventually led to his tragic death.
Lets hope that the character in “XCom” fares better
Last year some of you might remember Some of you might recall a little video game known as Dragon Age which caught the attention of gay media last year due to its storyline which allows the player to engage in
man on man. Well man on elf relationships.
This year with the release of Dragon Age 2 Bioware, the company who makes the Dragon Age Sagas once again included man on man and woman on woman relationships more explicit than the first and this has some straight and narrow geeks upset that playing a gay character might rub off them. like gamer Bastal who posted this week on BioWare’s web forum that “Bioware Neglected Their Main Demographic: The Straight Male Gamer.”
Now Bastal has NO PROBLEM at all with the lesbian love scenes but he does think that Bioware should have added a “No Homo” option for bigoted male gamers like him.
In every previous BioWare game, I always felt that almost every companion in the game was designed for the male gamer in mind. Every female love interest was always written as a male friend type support character. In Dragon Age 2, I felt like most of the companions were designed to appeal to other groups foremost, Anders and Fenris for gays and Aveline for women given the lack of strong women in games, and that for the straight male gamer, a secondary concern. It makes things very awkward when your male companions keep making passes at you. The fact that a “No Homosexuality” option, which could have been easily implemented, is omitted just proves my point. I know there are some straight male gamers out there who did not mind it at and I respect that.
When I say BioWare neglected The Straight Male Gamer, I don’t mean that they ignored male gamers. The romance options, Isabella and Merrill, were clearly designed for the straight male gamers in mind. Unfortunately, those choices are what one would call “exotic” choices. They appeal to a subset of male gamers and while its true you can’t make a romance option everyone will love, with Isabella and Merrill it seems like they weren’t even going for an option most males will like. And the fact is, they could have. They had the resources to add another romance option, but instead chose to implement a gay romance with Anders.
I’m certain that some will declare “That’s only fair!” but lets be honest. I’ll be generous and assume that 5% of all Dragon Age 2 players are actually homosexuals. I’ll be even more generous and assume that the Anders romance was liked by every homosexual. Are you really telling me that you could not have written another straight romance that would have pleased more than 5% of your fans?
Dragon Age 2 did have its faults no doubt, objectively; combat that was fun initially but quickly got tedious as a result of constantly respawing enemies and too many random encounters, not so well disguised re-used environments, a flawed equipment system in which most of the loot you got could not be used. And subjectively, I’ve seen complaints of the new faster combat, the new dialogue wheel and so forth. But truth to be told, I wasn’t happy with every single aspect of Origins either, but still I loved that game. The gameplay elements are only a part of an RPG, theres the story and characters that drive it. If the same amount focus and attention to characters were given for me as there was in Origins, I’m sure that even with all those technical flaws, I would have found Dragon Age 2 a good game, a flawed game, but still good. As it stands right now, with mediocre characters and mediocre gameplay, Dragon Age 2 is a mediocre game and I’d rate it as such.
Little did Bastal, (and lets be real guys just hor gay is that name?) that David Gaider, the lead writer for BioWare would see the post and hand him his little GFB ass on a silver platter. (GFB = Greasy Fan Boy)
The romances in the game are not for “the straight male gamer”. They’re for everyone. We have a lot of fans, many of whom are neither straight nor male, and they deserve no less attention. We have good numbers, after all, on the number of people who actually used similar sorts of content in DAO and thus don’t need to resort to anecdotal evidence to support our idea that their numbers are not insignificant… and that’s ignoring the idea that they don’t have just as much right to play the kind of game they wish as anyone else. The “rights” of anyone with regards to a game are murky at best, but anyone who takes that stance must apply it equally to both the minority as well as the majority. The majority has no inherent “right” to get more options than anyone else.
More than that, I would question anyone deciding they speak for “the straight male gamer” just as much as someone claiming they speak for “all RPG fans”, “all female fans” or even “all gay fans”. You don’t. If you wish to express your personal desires, then do so. I have no doubt that any opinion expressed on these forums is shared by many others, but since none of them have elected a spokesperson you’re better off not trying to be one. If your attempt is to convince BioWare developers, I can tell you that you do in fact make your opinion less convincing by doing so
And if there is any doubt why such an opinion might be met with hostility, it has to do with privilege. You can write it off as “political correctness” if you wish, but the truth is that privilege always lies with the majority. They’re so used to being catered to that they see the lack of catering as an imbalance. They don’t see anything wrong with having things set up to suit them, what’s everyone’s fuss all about? That’s the way it should be, any everyone else should be used to not getting what they want. And the person who says that the only way to please them is to restrict options for others is, if you ask me, the one who deserves it least. And that’s my opinion, expressed as politely as possible.
Well dona and well said by David Gaider.
Perhaps if insecure “straight male gamers” like Bastal would check their insecurities at the door and unsheathe their swords and play the game instead of complain they might learn some tolerance and maybe one day get a date.
While the fight for gay rights remain bogged down and a nightmare here in the United States, same-sex marriage and gays in the military have never been issues in Albion, the virtual nation where “Fable” players battle bandits, reanimated corpses and lead revolutions. Though not integral to the plot, gamers have been able to be gay and lesbian and marry characters of the same sex since the sweeping saga launched in 2004 brought to us gay geeks by Peter Molyneux and Microsoft Game Studios Europe.
“You can be gay. You can be bisexual. You can get married as many times as you like. It’s up to you. My fascination is with what that means to people. It means they can be who they are rather than who I require them to be.”
And now Molyneux and his team at British developer Lionhead Studios are adding another way to play as gay — or otherwise — in the franchise’s epic third installment, which tasks players with leading a revolution in the newly industrialized Albion. For the first time in the series, a player’s character, regardless of their sexual orientation, can adopt children.
So now when the Prince of Albion isn’t battling reanimated corpses, searching for mystical medallions or attempting to overthrow his tyrannical brother, he can go home and relax, live and love with his husband, Kyle the Blacksmith, and their two adopted sons, Alex and Tim.
Bravo to Fable III. Because at the end of the day isn’t that what we all want?