As a Conan The Barbarian fan, I feel like bitching about the character designs in this B-fantasy-esque videogame is kinda dumb. But I also feel like shooting back a response to imply that the person complaining about it is gay for bitching about it was much, much dumber.
This whole thing is dumb and not in the good way that Dragon's Crown makes me feel.
Again, that's not what the image implies. It's a play on a stereotype the Japanese have of the western male audience's aesthetic tastes, more specifically, a love of macho men on a visual, not sexual, level.
I feel like if it was a response to the western appreciation of big burly men, it also would have included, like, big huge ridiculous armor and guns and shit, ala Gears of War. Because that's what you often see in western videogames.
Making all the dudes naked, embracing, winking, etc makes it seem to me like a pretty clear jab using homosexuality as a joke, but I guess without the artist's say we can't know for sure.