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We celebrated Pride this week at Kotaku with stories from queer staffers about Street Fighter ships, queer fandoms in Overwatch and in K-Pop, and our desire to see queer characters survive and thrive in the games we play.

Before we take down the beautiful rainbow logos that festooned the site this week in celebration, we wanted to discuss all those big gay smooches at E3 this year, and the state of queer gaming in 2018.

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When The Last Of Us Part II's new trailer debuted at this year's E3, protagonist Ellie enjoyed a slow dance and kiss with another woman. My queer friends and I confessed to one another that we were assuming the worst.

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Today at Sony's PlayStation E3 press conference, they showed off a handful of games including The Last of Us Part 2, some more Spider-Man, and the gorgeous-looking Ghost of Tsushima. They also announced Nioh 2. Good day for samurai games!

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Just like they did at E3, the folks at Sony showed off some new footage today from some of their PlayStation 4 games planned for 2018 and beyond, including God of War, Spider-Man and Detroit. Here are some of the more interesting trailers Sony showed during its conference at Paris Games Week today.