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Don't Expect A Gay Video Game Star Any Time Soon

It’s tough enough getting women and dudes who aren’t white into a starring role in a video game. So imagine how impossible it is to try and get a gay or lesbian character in the spotlight.


Players Freaked Over Achievement That Requires Them To Kiss Boys

Achievement hunters will do anything to get their precious 1000G… but that doesn’t mean they’ll always be happy about it. Case in point: Bully‘s “Over The Rainbow” achievement, which requires players to kiss other boys for 20g. Cue homophobia from reluctant players over on Xbox360achievements.


A Bunch Of People Got Tricked Into Thinking Mario & Luigi Are Gay. Um.

Here’s something that sure escalated quickly: neoGAF user sphinx noticed that at current, there are an absurd number of Spanish websites that report some variation of the idea that Mario and Luigi are gay. Upon further inspection, it seems like it’s dozens of sites who believe this.


The Gay Joke In Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Is Harmless. Or Is It?

The first thing that immediately stood out to me when I initially previewed Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon wasn’t the neon, it wasn’t the hark back to the ridiculousness of the 80′s, it wasn’t even the blood dragons themselves. That’s because I didn’t get to see much of any of that before being hit with a gay, possibly homophobic joke.


Apple Bans Upcoming Issue Of Comic Series Saga For Images Of Gay Sex

Tomorrow’s Saga #12 — the latest issue of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ critically acclaimed series — won’t be available for purchase via comics-reading apps on the iPad or iPhone, because it contains images of gay sex. That means that folks who buy and read the sci-fi adventure drama via apps like Comixology won’t be able to do so once the issue goes on sale.


Riot Should Make This League Of Legends Character Gay Already

So argues Todd Harper in a open letter to Riot Games about the League of Legends champion, Taric. Rumour is Taric might be gay.


Rainbow Bridge: Marvel And DC Comics Bring Same-Sex Superheroes Into The Spotlight

This morning, the ladies of ABC’s The View were talking about a celebrity wedding. Happens all the time, right? But the celebrities in question were the X-Men, not the Kardashians. And the wedding? It’s going to be super-fast adventurer Northstar marrying his longtime boyfriend Kyle. Definitely not your typical talk-show fare.


What The Mass Effect 3 Writers Didn't Want Same-Sex Romance To Be

Mass Effect 3 became the game in the sci-fi series where BioWare finally opened up the relationship possibilities for players wanting to romance a character of the same gender, with characters Esteban Cortez and Samantha Traynor only available for wooing if you played as a male or female Commander Shepard.


Anti-Gay Star Wars Complainers Now Complaining About Spambots

Who is waging the public opinion battle between anti-gay “family values” groups and the video game creators who dared to allow same-sex romance in their massive new Star Wars game? The anti-gay crowd says the Star Wars defenders are getting help from spam-bots. (Would they be spam-droids?)


The Super Hard Gay Brothers

Often, the cosplay we feature here on Kotaku skews towards exquisite costumes or pretty ladies. Because, well, that’s what’s generally the best we can find. Today, we’re flipping the tea table. Trying something different.