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  •  I'm not sure gamers will get it... (2+ / 0-)
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    Pale Jenova, MGross

    ....because in the games themselves, there's been a determined effort to ensure that the gender and orientation of the character don't matter a damn. Sometimes the effort slips up, though, as in Skyrim, where you can be as gay as you want and marry someone of your own gender, and nobody blinks an eye, but you'll find yourself the only same-gender couple in the game.....

    This is the landscape that we understand, -
    And till the principle of things takes root,
    How shall examples move us from our calm?

    (Mary Oliver, "Beyond the Snow Belt.")

    by sagesource on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 04:19:14 PM PDT

    •  Characters themselves tend to be balanced, yes. (0+ / 0-)

      But their skin design, not as much.

      And that's to say nothing of the behavior of some of the actual people playing the games.

    •  In Space Colony I often came up with (0+ / 0-)

      lots of interesting pairings. Some of them really cracked me up when they were courting each other.

      "Wanna take a bath with Billy Bob?"

      And God said, "Let there be light"; and with a Big Bang, there was light. And God said "Ow! Ow My eyes!" and in a flash God separated light from darkness. "Whew! Now that's better. Now where was I. Oh yea . . ."

      by Pale Jenova on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 06:13:51 PM PDT

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