Author’s Note: In light of an earlier publication on this site regarding bullying and it’s negative effects, I just wanted to emphasize that the praise being leveled at Rockstar’s Bully is not due to any actual acts of mistreatment. While attempts are made to draw sympathetic pathos for a bully NPC, it is in the context of why he would be drawn to bullying, not because he engages in the act.
Author’s Note, Con. Several comments have pointed out that multiple gay relationships are available in ‘Bully’, one for each clique as a matter of fact. While this doesn’t change any particular commentary I had to say about our unnamed bully friend in question, I did mistakenly call a relationship with him the only one of it’s kind (read: gay) available in the game. Thanks for the catch in the comments, guys!
In the third of what I shall now refer to as my “Gav Reads Too Much Into Random Games” series, we are going to explore how a simple addition, seemingly made just to draw publicity through ire, is also one of the best representations homosexuals have had in video games.