Talk:LGBT themes in video games

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There should be a list of what is the exact themes that LGBT characters depict. Tabs should be renamed and reorganized so that there wouldn’t be a confusion. Should add more examples of video game companies and their policies. Change the section title “ Gay characters in adventures” to avoid confusion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.231.199.170 (talk) 04:54, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

Sections 3.1 (Company Policies) - 3.2 (Entertainment Software Rating Board [ESRB])[edit]

Section 3.1.1 (Nintendo) -Many claims are not sourced -Removed phrase "per se" within last paragraph to eliminate slightly biased language

Section 3.1.1 -Many claims are not sourced

Section 3.2 -Some claims are not sourced

While these sections quite a bit in these sections, there is still the issue that many of these claims are not backed by sources, and some areas contained slightly biased language. (Xjnguyen5x (talk) 04:49, 16 December 2016 (UTC))

Sections 3.3 (Asian Games) - 4.1 (Criticism)[edit]

All sections looked at require citations throughout. Many claims made that seem to be from a basis of personal experience or belief; not valid enough. Section 3.3 - Makes many claims that are not backed up by sources. -Wording of article sounds a tad biased, but I am looking into how to edit such language out. - I do not understand the link to "gay male" and "gay female". Perhaps adjust? - Edited basic grammar issues

Section 4 - direct quotations without a citation - Most information in this section sounds like it comes from a basis of personal experience instead of cited information, especially with the statements about the Sims games

Section 4.1 - mentions different studies done on the topic but continues to offer no citations - potentially add more specific examples of how to increase LGBTQ content in video games

Really awesome overall, just needs A LOT more citation and careful, unbiased language. 19:51, 13 December 2016 (UTC)Jannacorsetti (talk)

@Jannacorsetti: I had to revert your changes, because it appears you did a copy and paste of content that removed most of the references and pasted the output of templates into the article directly. Both of the sections you mention above as lacking citations have them, and in fact they were removed by your edit. -- ferret (talk) 20:11, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

Sections 1.1 (Comical gender confusion) - 1.2 (Transgender characters in video games)[edit]

  • Some citations needed to back-up claims in Section 1.1 (Comical gender confusion), such as the point about the "underlying assumption".
  • 1.1: Changed the word "handling" to "introducing" to avoid potentially uncomfortable language.
  • 1.2: Provided a Wikilink for "indeterminate" (links to "undefined").
  • 1.2: Provided a Wikilink for "transphobic".

These sections provide a lot of great, informational points and examples of transgender characters and is overall very interesting.

--Kcafarel (talk) 20:46, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

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Addition of The Legend of Zelda Franchise[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians! I have added information about a couple characters from The Legend of Zelda franchise and the possibility of their queerness. I have added this information in section 1.2: Transgender characters in video games. Although Nintendo is often very vague about the official queerness or non-queerness of their characters, I think that these characters deserve to be on this page. The fact that people have questioned (with good reason) the queerness of the characters is good enough reason for them to appear on this page.

Hannahsnesil (talk) 04:42, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

LGBT Themes In Video Games[edit]

Gay Characters in Adventure Games

The 2013 first person indie adventure game, "Gone Home", contains a strong LGBT narrative as the plot of the game. The game takes place in rural Oregon in 1995, the player plays as Katie Greenbriar a twenty-one year old that is returning home from over seas. During the game the player finds pieces of information around the house that triggers narration of Katie's younger sister Samantha. Each piece of information tells the story of Samantha getting romantically involved with a girl at her new school along with the realization of her homosexuality. Samantha tells her story to her sister through these notes of how her parents were in denial of their daughter being a lesbian. The LGBT themes in this game were praised by many in a the LGBT community for depicting an accurate representation of an LGBT issue many LGBT players have faced.

Awards In 2013 Polygon named Gone Home their Game of the Year. Gone Home won the 2013 British Academy Games Awards for best "Debut Game" while nominated for "Best Story".


LGBT Characters in Action Games

The free to play battle royal shooter game Apex Legends have two LGBT playable characters confirmed by the games developers. Makoa Gibralter, more often referred to as "Gibralter" in game, was said to have had a past boyfriend in a small biography about the character released February 6th of 2019. Another character whose biography revealed them to be a part of the LGBT community was Bloodhound. In Bloodhound's short biography, they are addressed in they/them pronouns and reveals that the character is gender non-binary. This decision to reveal these characters as members of the LGBT community was both praised and criticized by the public. Most people in or allies of the LGBT community were happy to see more LGBT representation in video games. However, those outside of the LGBT community felt that it was unnecessary to know about these characters gender identity/ sexual preferences.


References 1. Onyett, Charles (15 November 2012). "Gone Home is Undiluted Adventure". IGN. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 2. Haley, Brendan. “'Apex Legends' Officially Has Queer Characters!” Gay Pride - LGBT & Queer Voices, 8 Feb. 2019, www.pride.com/geek/2019/2/08/apex-legends-officially-has-queer-characters. 3. "BAFTA Video Game Awards - Nominations" (PDF). BAFTA. 12 February 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2014. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Evpjones (talkcontribs) 03:52, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

Some more material for the article[edit]

In 2018, the International Journal of Computer Game Research had a special issue on Queerness and Video Games, so maybe people can find some references here. There is also a 2017 book on the topic, Queer Game Studies (ISBN 978-1-4529-5462-2).