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April 23
2014

Dragon Age Goes Gender-Neutral!

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Sometimes it’s the little things.

The Dragon Age series has always stood out for its “all’s fair in love and war” handling of in-game romances. It’s also infamous for featuring rendered sex scenes, gay and straight, that are seriously awkward to behold. Like its sister series Mass Effect there’s typically a less-than-subtle suggestion that, despite the freedom to build any character you want, creating a male hero is the right way to go. At least that’s how it was in the past. Developer BioWare has just released some official box art to challenge that perception.

Dragon Age: Inquisition, the latest entry in the series due out this fall, features a figure on its cover that could be any gender. The best part — the character’s gender is totally irrelevant!

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April 22
2014

Impressions: Coming Out On Top (Beta)

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Pansy Division’s “Luv Luv Luv” is the first thing you hear upon starting up Obscurasoft’s limited beta of Coming Out On Top. Recently offered up to the game’s Kickstarter supporters as an apology for delaying the game’s final release, the beta offers a glimpse into the first (as far as I can tell) American gay dating sim. Opening up with a queercore classic that flirts playfully with the tension between the love we’re told to want and the sex we want to have, it brings to the surface a theme that’s present throughout the beta. It also sets up the playfulness that Coming Out On Top brings promises to bring to its material.

Hit the jump for more. (And bear in mind that I’m one of Coming Out On Top‘s Kickstarter supporters so, you know, I’m invested in this thing not sucking. Take that as you will.)

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April 21
2014

PAX East 2014: Hands On: Elegy For A Dead World

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One of the most intriguing games I saw at PAX East 2014 is barely a game — at least not in the traditional sense of the word. I was drawn to Dejobaan Games’ Elegy For A Dead World by its lovely, hand-painted art style, but what looked like a simple 2D platformer turned out to be anything but.

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April 20
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #169

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I have to admit that I have been completely obsessed with Disney Magical World and can’t stop playing it to make new fabulous outfits and enjoy new fantastic adventures. Especially since now that the game is out and the Miiverse community has launched, I can make better screenshots!

But the main thing I want to talk about this week is some follow-up on the PAX East Roll For Diversity Lounge, and how I will always attend PAX East as long as I’m representing GayGamer.net. Make the jump and I’ll explain…

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April 18
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

I had some good luck this week, and made a new friend. Although I have to say that I’m a little disappointed that we haven’t had much in the way of April showers. I would’ve liked a few days off from watering plants here and there… Oh well! Make the jump to meet my new pal, and the rest of the fun!

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April 17
2014

Review: The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 – A Crooked Mile

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Telltale Games continues to display their storytelling prowess with the latest chapter in the adventure game The Wolf Among Us, but while playing Episode 3: A Crooked Mile, for the first time I felt like it was what it was — a single chapter standing alone. Read on for my full thoughts!

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2014

Game Review: South Park: The Stick of Truth

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I love a good surprise, and South Park: The Stick of Truth is one of video games’ best.

You’re the new kid in South Park, Colorado. After a brief introduction, you are thrust into the character creation room. You are prompted to construct a personalized South Park character from an unexpectedly wide range of costume and palette options. I was immediately charmed by the possibilities. My little guy began the game with teal hair, a hoodie, and a black eye. I was ready to embark on, as explained on the game’s back cover, “an epic quest to become…cool.”

As the new kid, you double as the game’s silent protagonist. Naturally. Whenever someone asks you a question, you respond with a blank stare and nothing else. As your buddies remark, “he doesn’t talk much.”

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