BioWare has been hooking up players with non-player character party members in its games for more than a decade, but there’s not been a strictly male-seeking-male option available until Dragon Age Inquisition‘s Dorian.
Hearing that women make a difference in game development is one thing, seeing what it means in practice is another. Recently, David Gaider — lead writer on the Dragon Age franchise — posted a blog about how having women on his writing team affected something in Dragon Age 3.
Last week we lauded BioWare writer David Gaider for his eloquent defence of the inclusion of love interests for players of any sexual orientation in Dragon Age 2. Now one gamer has started an internet petition asking that Gaider be fired for his poor portrayal of gay men.