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August 6th, 2013, 12:52
I can't know Gaiders or Biowares motivation. Maybe it is "just because" maybe it is marketing, maybe it's an honest motivation - either way it clearly struck a chord with the LGBT crowd (most of which I assume have certainly accepted what they are, I don't think thats the issue), and that sparked a counterreaction, and then some people noted from a higher perspective, that indeed, it's unusual to have gay characters, much less positively written gay romance in games, and why is that so? That's why we see this discussion now. It seems a good thing to me.
Anyway my original point (more a reply than a point anyway) was just that I am not convinced that it's really Gaider or Bioware deliberately pushing it - maybe they are, but they also happened to have touched on a topic that some people care about, and that even more have an emotional reaction to (positive or negative). And that caused press, GLBT communities etc. to seek them out on this topic. That games spar discussion with societal relevance happens rarely enough, and so I think these news do have a place on our site as well.
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