Archive for the ‘LGBT’ Category


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August 15
2014

Princess Bubblegum and Marceline Officially Dated

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Oh my glob you guys, they really dated.

As first reported over on After Ellen, the popular Adventure Time ship of Princess Bubblegum and Marceline the Vampire Queen has been confirmed by the latter’s voice actress Olivia Olson as well as the show’s quirky creator Pendelton Ward. At a Barnes & Noble book signing for The Adventure Time Encyclopedia several of the show’s cast members were on hand, including Olson who addressed the highly speculated pairing.

“I was at the studio on Tuesday and [Pendelton Ward] was actually there because he was recording for Lumpy Space Princess and I wanted to ask him a lot of questions, because [Martin Olson is] trying to write the book and stuff so I wanted to pick Pen’s brain a little bit and he says, “Oh, you know they [Bubblegum and Marceline] dated, right?” And I said, “Well that’s what I figured from all the creepy fan art.”

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August 8
2014

In Sunset Overdrive You Can Change Your Gender At Any Time

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Sunset Overdrive keeps on making me happy. This colorful, irreverent approach to shooters was one of very few things keeping me from falling asleep during this year’s E3 press conferences. Following E3, and the massive backlash Ubisoft saw for not including a playable female assassin in Assassin’s Creed Unity, developer Insomniac Games threw a bit of shade Ubisoft’s way by showcasing the ability to make one in this game. Today in the newest episode of Sunset TV, where Brandon Winfrey shares updates on the highly anticipated title, it was announced that characters can switch between genders at any time during the game.

While answering a question about the ability to modify a character’s appearance after their initial creation it was said that,

“You can change any part of your appearance at any time. So that means body type, skin tone, anything. So if you wanna be a girl one day, do it, and you can switch back to a guy the next.”

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August 6
2014

Interview: Michelle Clough on Video Game Sexuality

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At this year’s Game Developers Conference, long-time editor and localization specialist Michelle Clough gave a talk about male sexuality in video games. Having covered a few of the same points on gaming’s sexual double standard and the oddities of Cho Ainiki myself (albeit far less eloquently), I wanted to explore the topic with Michelle a bit more from her perspective. I recently reached out to her about bishonen men, fan service, and how games can better depict romance and sex outside of just the squishy bits.

Readers be warned, we are of off the normal waters explored in Gay Gamer in these parts. Here, there be fan-girls.

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July 28
2014

This Gaystation 4 is for the Gaymers

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The 2014 gay pride season has been a great one for gaymers. We’ve had all sorts of parades: from the Toronto Gaymers’ cosplay contingent at World Pride to virtual marches in Star Trek Online, World of Warcraft, and in celebration of the game’s inclusive marriage options, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Plus, the second year of queer-gaming conference GaymerX fell right in the middle of the season, in many ways acting as the  year’s unofficial gaymer pride event.
Today, in celebration and support of the Stockholm Pride Festival a Swedish electronics retailer, Webhallen, is auctioning off what could possibly be the gayest console of all time: The 500gb, rainbow-striped, ‘Gaystation 4′.

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July 24
2014

Interview: Capitol Hillbillies’ Chris Lange

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Capitol Hillbillies is a wild, raunchy, nerdy web comic that has been cracking up readers for five years. And now it’s moving from computers to bookshelves with Northwest Press‘ publication of Capitol Hillbillies Volume One! The collection chronicles the adventures of four gay guys as they navigate sex, dating, pop culture, videogames and the occasional unicorn.

You can order your own copy in either paperback or digitally by clicking here, but to find out more about the LGBT comic’s humble beginnings and why gaymers would enjoy the heck out of it, we talked with its creator, Chris Lange!
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July 22
2014

Final Fantasy XIV’s Very First LGBT Pride March

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Back during E3 Square-Enix slyly announced that their recently rebooted MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV would be introducing marriage, both gay and straight, to the game. This move came as a welcome surprise for many gaymers, following a series of banned forum posts regarding same-sex marriage during the game’s beta-testing phase. A GM responded to the issue, but the game’s development teams stayed mostly quiet on the issue until the big marriage announcement in June.

To celebrate the new nuptual options, and to thank the developers for making a more inclusive choice, the Rough Trade Gaming Community held the first ever Eorzean pride march in Final Fantasy XIV.

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July 21
2014

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Dragopolis 2.0 Coming Soon

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Call all of your squirrelfriends and get ready to sissy that walk yet again because RuPaul’s Drag Race: Dragopolis 2.0 is on its way courtesy of the fine people at So Much Drama Studios. A sequel to the original hit game for iOS and Android devices, Dragopolis 2.0 promises more queens, more sickening Chad Sell original artwork, and a new puzzle game that will leave you gagging.

Soon game-queens will be able to upgrade their existing Dragopolis game to get all of the new features. And which queens will be joining the original game’s lineup of Pandora Boxx, Manila Luzon, and Yara Sofia?

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