Charlie Brooker: Some people are gay in space. Get over it | Comment is free | The Guardian

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But hang on, some of you are saying, this is a video game we’re talking about. Isn’t this gay content a bit shoehorned in? Sonic the Hedgehog never agonised over his sexual identity. He was too busy sprinting through a rainbow-coloured landscape leaping at rings. True, but that was in 1991 – which in “technology years” was about nine millennia ago. It’s like comparing a cave painting with a surround-sound 3D movie. EA’s Star Wars title in question is an MMORPG or massively multiplayer online role-playing game with more than a million subscribers: real people playing and interacting with each other in real-time, and hey, statistically, at least three of those people are going to be gay. The least you can do is let them reflect that in the characters they pick.

via Charlie Brooker: Some people are gay in space. Get over it | Comment is free | The Guardian.

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