Richie was asking about gay characters in computer games the other day. I wasn't I was watching straight porn, driving my massive 6 litre-4 cylinder-8 diameter alloyed car to play a sport whilst opening really tight jars for women.
However are there any? Other than Tara and Willow in the Buffy games. There are a lot of trannys and this seems to be ok with the Japanese and the Federation-of-American-Mothers-for-the-purification-of-filth-on-all-types-of-media-god-that-bastard-father-of-your-is-working-late-at-the-office-again. However, bona-fide out there gay characters seem to be a no-no. How about an aggressive gay beat'm'up character who says "Show me the Butt" when he wins?
There are the gay guys in vice city who walk around saying lyrics from YMCA (I presume they are gay. My American friend tells me that they all wear blue Hawaian Shirts and have ginger hair). There is also Squall who passes up the chance to tap Quistis to spend it moping around saying ..... to everyone he meets. Closet gay. I was never too sure about Vega.
In fact most computer game characters don't express their sexuality or their sexual desires. To protect the kidz I guess. To be honest the more they know about it before their first encounter the better. Still in rated games why not?
How about in RPGs having a horny bar that fills up over time and when it is full you can't cast spells or use items and all other characters become walking genitalia until you bone a pro, find a quiet spot and tap the masturbate button or cyber someone. (for WoW players read buy another version of Ipod, upload your ipodphotos to Flickr or feed your cat).
How come it's ok for Pokemon to have implied shagging and reproduction in it and yet any vague intent of showing two human(oid) characters flirting with each other, with more in mind than a crap kiss in the closing FMV, can't or hasn't been potrayed other than lame prostitute/girlfriend encounters in GTA. Even the sex minigame in Fahrenheit was seen a controversial. Personally I think the fact that Carla shags Lucas (Lucky boy twice in one game?) when he is technically dead is more of an eyebrow raiser.
Even Pyramid Head gets a bang.