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Posted by BearSpark (52 posts) -

Don't read in to this. Just have questions about stuff in general. Could have easily asked what an ostrich does for fun.

But games and gaming seem to be aimed at the hetrosexual populace. Very few, if any, are aimed at the Homosexual community. Indeed, it's never mentioned. Don't know why I asked.

#1 Posted by BearSpark (52 posts) -

Don't read in to this. Just have questions about stuff in general. Could have easily asked what an ostrich does for fun.

But games and gaming seem to be aimed at the hetrosexual populace. Very few, if any, are aimed at the Homosexual community. Indeed, it's never mentioned. Don't know why I asked.

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (35992 posts) -

They're the majority? Or perceived as such? I dunno. I will argue that at least some games are asexual, though.

#3 Edited by ThePhantomnaut (6185 posts) -

Majority and profitable.

#4 Posted by Gargantuan (1881 posts) -

How exactly do you make a game aimed at the homosexual community?

#5 Edited by ThePhantomnaut (6185 posts) -

@Gargantuan said:

How exactly do you make a game aimed at the homosexual community?

MMO market even if it's much more towards anybody.

#6 Posted by Philantrophy (354 posts) -

Could anyone tell me the few games that are aimed at the homosexual community?

#7 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -

MONEY

#8 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

Why signal out games? What form of entertainment is not this way?

#9 Posted by Brodehouse (9585 posts) -

Because heterosexual people are the largest demographic in the world after People Who Don't Like Being Killed.

#10 Posted by Turambar (6675 posts) -
@BearSpark said:

Don't read in to this. Just have questions about stuff in general. Could have easily asked what an ostrich does for fun.

But games and gaming seem to be aimed at the hetrosexual populace. Very few, if any, are aimed at the Homosexual community. Indeed, it's never mentioned. Don't know why I asked.

There are more of us, hence more money.
#11 Posted by CornBREDX (4795 posts) -

I don't know that sexual preference has anything to do with any games I play.

Why do all stories in general have more straight people?

Just for reference, though. It doesn't/shouldn't matter.

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#12 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3783 posts) -

@ThePhantomnaut said:

Majority and profitable.

Probably 90% of any questions about "why is x marketed to y" can be answered by this. It's all about the Benjamins.

#13 Posted by TEHMAXXORZ (1199 posts) -

Honestly, I don't care if the character I play as is heterosexual or homosexual, as long as it's a good game, I don't care.

People that say this is an issue, it's because they're making an issue of it.

#14 Posted by CaLe (3910 posts) -

Are gay people into things that straight people aren't? Did I miss something? I didn't know there was dividing line there.

#15 Edited by AlexW00d (6182 posts) -

Only straight people like killing people, or sports, or fantasy, or space etc.

#16 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@TheSouthernDandy said:

Probably 90% of any questions about "why is x marketed to y" can be answered by this. It's all about the Benjamins.

Interestingly enough, modern science has dredged up convincing evidence that Benjamin Franklin was indeed a homosexual.

#17 Posted by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -

@BearSpark said:

Don't read in to this. Just have questions about stuff in general. Could have easily asked what an ostrich does for fun.

But games and gaming seem to be aimed at the hetrosexual populace. Very few, if any, are aimed at the Homosexual community. Indeed, it's never mentioned. Don't know why I asked.

I didnt know my games had a sexual preference. What about tthese games exactly do you think is "homosexual?"

#18 Posted by BearSpark (52 posts) -

Okay, maybe I worded that incorrectly. Reading back, it was a bit misleading. Not necessarily games aimed at a particualr sexual preference but like ComBREDX mentioned "stories in general." I get the whole money thing and that there are more straight than gay but 20-30 years ago gamers were referred to as nerds, people to be avoided and no luck with girls or boys. Nerds were ridiculed.

Don't know.

#19 Edited by JasonR86 (9608 posts) -

@BearSpark:

How are games aimed at an orientation? What separates a 'heterosexual' game from a 'homosexual' game? I guess when the purpose of the game is to build a romantic relationship and there is no homosexual relationship there may be an issue. But that is sort of rare. Am I missing something?

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@BearSpark said:

Okay, maybe I worded that incorrectly. Reading back, it was a bit misleading. Not necessarily games aimed at a particualr sexual preference but likeComBREDX mentioned "stories in general." I get the whole money thing and that there are more straight than gay but 20-30 years ago gamers were referred to as nerds, people to be avoided and no luck with girls or boys. Nerds were ridiculed.

Don't know.

The stories in games are directed at heterosexuals and not homosexuals? Fucking how? How does Halo, Metroid, Mario, Limbo, etc. aim themselves more at heterosexuals then homosexuals? Be specific because I would love to hear the rationale.

#20 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3783 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

@TheSouthernDandy said:

Probably 90% of any questions about "why is x marketed to y" can be answered by this. It's all about the Benjamins.

Interestingly enough, modern science has dredged up convincing evidence that Benjamin Franklin was indeed a homosexual.

You just blew my mind.

#21 Posted by Brodehouse (9585 posts) -
@Ravenlight

@TheSouthernDandy said:

Probably 90% of any questions about "why is x marketed to y" can be answered by this. It's all about the Benjamins.

Interestingly enough, modern science has dredged up convincing evidence that Benjamin Franklin was indeed a homosexual.

I think bi or omnisexual closer. Either that or he was compensating like a motherfucker.
#22 Posted by DylanGW (130 posts) -

What about Cho Aniki?

#23 Posted by Jesna (72 posts) -

@TheSouthernDandy said:

@Ravenlight said:

@TheSouthernDandy said:

Probably 90% of any questions about "why is x marketed to y" can be answered by this. It's all about the Benjamins.

Interestingly enough, modern science has dredged up convincing evidence that Benjamin Franklin was indeed a homosexual.

You just blew my mind.

There is no actual evidence to support that claim. It's mostly just a bunch of revisionist history based on his support of von Steuben. There is sufficient evidence to claim that he had a number of STDs from his frequent gallivanting with ladies of ill-repute however.

#24 Posted by coreyTN (2 posts) -

I wasn't aware that games actively targeted their audience based on sexuality? I mean there are plenty of examples of females being exploited based on sexuality in games (and other media of course), but the vast majority of human beings are heterosexual. Its like complaining why games don't offer some sort of incentive for the blind, or why more game antagonists aren't black.

In some cases, LGBT (lesbian gay bisexual transgender) themes are present in games, Rockstar's Bully, Mass Effect, Mario Brothers 2 (Birdo if you were wondering), Guilty Gear, Fable series, etc.

People tend to base their ideas on what they know. If my world view is based on what I am, a white male in his 30's, then I'm probably going to create a world view that is similar to something I can relate to. That's a blanket statement that isn't always the case but it generally holds true.

#25 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3783 posts) -

@DylanGW: I wish they still made that show. So funny.

@DiscoViking said:

@TheSouthernDandy said:

@Ravenlight said:

@TheSouthernDandy said:

Probably 90% of any questions about "why is x marketed to y" can be answered by this. It's all about the Benjamins.

Interestingly enough, modern science has dredged up convincing evidence that Benjamin Franklin was indeed a homosexual.

You just blew my mind.

There is no actual evidence to support that claim. It's mostly just a bunch of revisionist history based on his support of von Steuben. There is sufficient evidence to claim that he had a number of STDs from his frequent gallivanting with ladies of ill-repute however.

I don't know what to believe anymore.

#26 Posted by Inkerman (1449 posts) -

Number of people 'off put' by homosexual protagonist is greater than the number of homosexuals would play a game based solely on homosexual protagonist is also a factor.

#27 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@TheSouthernDandy said:

@DylanGW: I wish they still made that show. So funny.

@DiscoViking said:

@TheSouthernDandy said:

@Ravenlight said:

@TheSouthernDandy said:

Probably 90% of any questions about "why is x marketed to y" can be answered by this. It's all about the Benjamins.

Interestingly enough, modern science has dredged up convincing evidence that Benjamin Franklin was indeed a homosexual.

You just blew my mind.

There is no actual evidence to support that claim. It's mostly just a bunch of revisionist history based on his support of von Steuben. There is sufficient evidence to claim that he had a number of STDs from his frequent gallivanting with ladies of ill-repute however.

I don't know what to believe anymore.

You guys are too much. I just made that up to be funny.

#28 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3783 posts) -

@Ravenlight: STOP TOYING WITH MY EMOTIONS!

#29 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

Considering the Call of Duty franchise has never had a female character, I guess it's pretty gay.

Actually, most games--especially first person ones--don't assign any sexuality to their main character. Yes, in pretty much all linear games, if there's a romance plotline, it's straight. but I actually can't think of that many games with romance plotlines. Usually the ones that do allow you to choose who you end up with, and most of those games offer some gay options. Compared to film, that's actually pretty impressive. I can't think of a single blockbuster movie starring a gay main character, or even a character with ambiguous sexuality.

#30 Edited by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

@BearSpark:

How are games aimed at an orientation? What separates a 'heterosexual' game from a 'homosexual' game? I guess when the purpose of the game is to build a romantic relationship and there is no homosexual relationship there may be an issue. But that is sort of rare. Am I missing something?

EDIT:

@BearSpark said:

Okay, maybe I worded that incorrectly. Reading back, it was a bit misleading. Not necessarily games aimed at a particualr sexual preference but likeComBREDX mentioned "stories in general." I get the whole money thing and that there are more straight than gay but 20-30 years ago gamers were referred to as nerds, people to be avoided and no luck with girls or boys. Nerds were ridiculed.

Don't know.

The stories in games are directed at heterosexuals and not homosexuals? Fucking how? How does Halo, Metroid, Mario, Limbo, etc. aim themselves more at heterosexuals then homosexuals? Be specific because I would love to hear the rationale.

Limbo was all about how that guy wanted to fuck his sister.

I think its just because the people who write the story's aren't gay. So when they are thinking of romance, or sex, they automatically think straight.

#31 Edited by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

Limbo was all about how that guy wanted to fuck his sister.

Wow, suddenly a lot of that game makes a lot more sense now.

@TheSouthernDandy said:

@Ravenlight: STOP TOYING WITH MY EMOTIONS!

If it's any consolation, if Bioware made a game in the same time period as Assassin's Creed 3, Ben Franklin would probably be the male bisexual love interest.

#32 Posted by Totori (559 posts) -
@Ravenlight said:

@TheSouthernDandy said:

Probably 90% of any questions about "why is x marketed to y" can be answered by this. It's all about the Benjamins.

Interestingly enough, modern science has dredged up convincing evidence that Benjamin Franklin was indeed a homosexual.

but he boned like every woman in Europe. So Bi-sexual if anything.
#33 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3783 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

@Dagbiker said:

Limbo was all about how that guy wanted to fuck his sister.

Wow, suddenly a lot of that game makes a lot more sense now.

@TheSouthernDandy said:

@Ravenlight: STOP TOYING WITH MY EMOTIONS!

If it's any consolation, if Bioware made a game in the same time period as Assassin's Creed 3, Ben Franklin would probably be the male bisexual love interest.

Thats fine an all but who's the female love interest? I wanna get all up in dem corsets.

#34 Posted by stryker1121 (1342 posts) -

Maybe a game with an openly gay protagonist? Is that what you're looking for, OP?

#35 Edited by RenMcKormack (1072 posts) -

@CaLe said:

Are gay people into things that straight people aren't? Did I miss something? I didn't know there was dividing line there.

Yea. at the OP. Your question implies that "games" (in broad generalization) do not appeal to homosexual people (broad generalization) can you expand on this. I'm pretty sure a bunch of people like Mario gay or straight.

#36 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@TheSouthernDandy said:

@Ravenlight said:

If it's any consolation, if Bioware made a game in the same time period as Assassin's Creed 3, Ben Franklin would probably be the male bisexual love interest.

Thats fine an all but who's the female love interest? I wanna get all up in dem corsets.

George Washington.

#37 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4593 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

@TheSouthernDandy said:

@Ravenlight said:

If it's any consolation, if Bioware made a game in the same time period as Assassin's Creed 3, Ben Franklin would probably be the male bisexual love interest.

Thats fine an all but who's the female love interest? I wanna get all up in dem corsets.

George Washington.

ugh. Can you imagine how wooden his performance would be?

... I'll show myself out.

#38 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3783 posts) -

@Oldirtybearon said:

@Ravenlight said:

@TheSouthernDandy said:

@Ravenlight said:

If it's any consolation, if Bioware made a game in the same time period as Assassin's Creed 3, Ben Franklin would probably be the male bisexual love interest.

Thats fine an all but who's the female love interest? I wanna get all up in dem corsets.

George Washington.

ugh. Can you imagine how wooden his performance would be?

... I'll show myself out.

#39 Posted by BearSpark (52 posts) -

You know what? I have no idea what the answer is, if, indeed there is an answer.

It's the first blog I've ever written and seems to be an online version of a drink down the pub with your mates. Only I don't have a beer and I can't decide whether to play BF3 or Lego Batman 2 DC Superheroes.

#40 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@TheSouthernDandy: @Oldirtybearon:

Followed :D

#41 Posted by jking47 (1209 posts) -

Because there are way more heterosexuals than homosexuals. Kind of an easy answer.

#42 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

Gaming ain't aimed at the straight populace.
 
If you think so, you're overthinking it, at least that's what I think.
 
I think.

#43 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

When will gaming stop ignoring the foot fetishists out there? What about BDSM? Furries? I demand answers.

#44 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19307 posts) -

None of this makes any sense.

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#45 Posted by DFSVegas (350 posts) -

There's more straight money than there is gay money. Same reason most games have a White male protagonist.

#46 Posted by Nottle (1912 posts) -

@Oldirtybearon said:

@Ravenlight said:

@TheSouthernDandy said:

@Ravenlight said:

If it's any consolation, if Bioware made a game in the same time period as Assassin's Creed 3, Ben Franklin would probably be the male bisexual love interest.

Thats fine an all but who's the female love interest? I wanna get all up in dem corsets.

George Washington.

ugh. Can you imagine how wooden his performance would be?

... I'll show myself out.

Is that a wooden teeth or wooden boner joke?

#47 Posted by Karkarov (2980 posts) -

@BearSpark said:

Don't read in to this. Just have questions about stuff in general. Could have easily asked what an ostrich does for fun.

But games and gaming seem to be aimed at the hetrosexual populace. Very few, if any, are aimed at the Homosexual community. Indeed, it's never mentioned. Don't know why I asked.

Because they represent the overwhelming majority of the human population would be my guess.

@TheSouthernDandy said:

@Ravenlight said:

@TheSouthernDandy said:

Probably 90% of any questions about "why is x marketed to y" can be answered by this. It's all about the Benjamins.

Interestingly enough, modern science has dredged up convincing evidence that Benjamin Franklin was indeed a homosexual.

You just blew my mind.

If he was a homosexual why did he write a book late in his life that included tips for younger guys on how to get laid by older women?

#48 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6386 posts) -

I am having a tough time deciding whether or not games are truly aimed at heterosexuals or maybe people just look to far into it. If they are truly aimed at the heterosexual demographic, then the answer is quite easy: heterosexuals make up a vast majority of the market, and if you appeal to more people, your profit margin is more likely to raise.

#49 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

wat does this guy want

#50 Posted by Rohok (553 posts) -

I laughed