• A love letter to video game vixens

    4 days ago - By Game Rant

    As kids, my friends and I would often sit in a semicircle around the Nintendo 64. My eyes always quickly scanned the screen for the woman in a video game's character selection menu. Friends asked why I always chose “the girl,” and I answered anxiously that their skills were the best fit for my playstyle. Of course I was a brutal liar. Picking “the girl” was just my way of dealing with it. As a gay man, it felt more authentic to select the less frequently chosen character from the busy list of aggressively heterosexual men; an experience I could relate to. In 1996, a certain leading lady in...
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  • 5 Video Games With A Not-So-Subtle Queer Representation

    5 Video Games With A Not-So-Subtle Queer Representation

    4 days ago - By Game Rant

    When I play video games, I'm always looking for a good representation of gay people. Often enough, the games recommended to me are what I call “subtle” queer games. These are games like Skyrim or Stardew Valley, which are called “player-sexual”, where you can date and marry a man or a woman, regardless of the gender of your character. While it's nice to have this option and counts as a small win, you can still only choose a cis character to marry, and must choose a man or a woman when creating characters. You can also only be married to one person at a time. After getting tired of just...
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