Well, we can do it in Dragon Age II ; why not Mass Effect 3 ?

Although it actually raised the ire of a few heterosexual gamers who thought the option for gay relationships was a bit too in-their-face, BioWare's DAII allowed same-sex fun between a leading male protagonist and other male characters. Now, Mass Effect executive producer Casey Hudson has confirmed via Twitter that ME3 will also boast "wider options for love interests:"

"Happy to confirm #ME3 supports wider options for love interests incl. same-sex for m&f chars, reactive to how you interact w/them in-game."

So yeah, if you like, protagonist Shepard will be able to show affection to other men. In past installments in the series, players could get characters to engage in male/female, lesbian and alien (Asari) sex, but some in the gay community noted the complete lack of a possible gay coupling for the main character. But after DAII, we figured BioWare would make the change for ME3.

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Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

You could do that in the first Fable, too. It's not that new of an idea, really. Additionally, hey… aren't we all saying it's better to have more options in games? lol

Anyways, looking forward to another debate between Sweedie and Jawknee.

;p

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Personally, I believe there should be an option to turn off sexual content in video games.

I do not see the point of polygon-boobies.

Right now, the only one I see is not purchasing the title.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Lol! Not even touching this one.

All I'll say on the matter. I'm with Max. It's completely unecessary.

556pineapple
556pineapple
9 years ago

Well that's the beauty of Mass Effect. You don't need to get involved with anyone if that's the way you want to play. Just don't pick the flirting dialog options.

GuardianMode
GuardianMode
9 years ago

How can anyone resist Shepard? His ship is pretty big. >.> (The Normandy,I mean) <,<

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Uh. Ok.

sirbob6
sirbob6
9 years ago

Tali looks down on you in spite.

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
9 years ago

Hi handsumz!

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
9 years ago

But in all seriousness, it is just a game, and a role playing game at that. The more options for the player, the better. No one is forcing anyone to play the game a certain way. Bioware is clearly just trying to make everyone happy. Speaking of which I need to play and beat ME2 before this comes up next year.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Shepard always plays it straight while he's in my house.

Whatever he does away from here is his business

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
9 years ago

well hopefully this doesn't make it sound like every guy in the game is hitting on you like DA2

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

oh no, i hope this thread doesn't spin out of control like the last one that touched on this subject.

i don't see this as a really big deal.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Oh u know it's bound to happen.
Any bets on Jawknee "rage quitting" a debate here today?

=p

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Nah, $10 says he won't post an opinion. Neither will Sweedie. Last time, Jawk started with a relatively harmless post… then a chain reaction started where Sweedie over-reacted to Jawk, then Jawk over-reacted to Sweedie, then back and forth… etc. etc.

It's an inevitably combustible topic because it's one of those subjective debates everyone thinks is 100% objective, clear-as-day, black and white, right or wrong morality.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

It really should never spin out of control. From my viewpoint, Jawknee did nothing wrong until Sweedie came out swinging.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

That was sort of my less direct point, Max. At first Jawk didn't really do anything harmful. Sweedie came out a little strong. At that point Jawk probably should have left it alone. I'm sure most people would have seen the over-reaction had there not been such a huge explosion afterwards.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

I gotcha Underdog. It's why I thumbed you up!

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Yea Temji,, because I'm the only one who knows about "raging" posts eh there sensitive? Don't be such a hypocrite.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

That's it, Jawknee! I cant take it anymore!

'Temjin rage quits this debate'

'platinum trophy unlocked for jawknee'

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Gotta love it when a "grown man" displays such a level of maturity.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

'Ahem, sorry, adjusts posture, sits up in leather bound chair, pressed business suit neatly presented, legs crossed, holding pipe to my mouth with hand. Monocle affixed.'
"Is this more to your liking? Now let's talk empirically about homo-sexuality and videogames"

"Earl grey? Or green tea, Jawknee?"

Sorry, "man," I'm still a kid at heart when it comes to videogames 😉

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Not just games. Disagreements and social interactions as well. Or did you get a 3.6 in flame de'bait' class too?

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Im sorry about the rage quitting poke, Jawknee.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Apology accepted. 🙂 I'm sorry for calling you a hypocrite and immature. Lets get along Temji. We both love this site.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

Chill guys, let's bake some cakes or something drink a beer and have fun!

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Sounds good Jawknee, I'll be more friendly going forward.

I love you man….
Wait, love you?
That means I should follow through on this biological impulse and pursue a romantic/sexual relationship. It's okay, though, right? God made me this way. But to submit to just any biological impulse is to deny the agency (choice) that God gave me as well. And to believe that all choices are made permissible by impulse alone is to deny the measure of my creation and as animals bound by our carnal passions. But we are not animals. The country in which we live was inspired by men who denied the carnal tendency for man to exercise dominion over another. Locke'ian principles that inspired the Magna Carta and the eventual decree for a consitution that was founded on the belief of God endowed un-alienable rights to life and liberty. To accept a lifestyle that serves to satiate the desire for carnality is to spit in the face of those who fought to give us one country under God.

Thought I'd segue our discussion into this topic and my beliefs.
=)

Godslim
Godslim
9 years ago

God exists……. :S

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Very well put Temji. I think you and I would find we agree on more than we first thought. 🙂

Also, thanks for teaching me a new word. Satiate. 😉

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Thanks, Jawknee, and yeah, I think I stole that word from someone, somewhere, sometime =)
My vocabulary grows on these boards, too.

coverton341
coverton341
9 years ago

This really should be a non-issue. If you have been playing the game since ME1 or ME2 for the PS3 you probably already have a love interest, if not you either weren't interested in one or were waiting on this inclusion. I personally have my Shepard hooked up with Tali so that is the line of interaction that I will continue along with.

Even though this shouldn't be an issue for anyone since it's a freaking video game, I am sure that there will be a huge blow back about it anyway. I hope it can stay civil here unlike past articles about this issue. I don't hold much hope for that though and don't think I'll be sticking around here much if it gets blown out of proportion again.

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

well limited vertigo should be excited for this news. ha ha

Ultimate_Balla
Ultimate_Balla
9 years ago

so each game that has sex as a choice should consider homosexuals too? fxxk that! i tell you now; the day kratos holds a brother for " longer than a while "without ripping him, is the day imma drop the joypad for the last time ('_')

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

So you admit to playing with your joypad while Kratos is 'ripping' a brother.


Last edited by cLoudou on 5/16/2011 11:25:29 AM

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

Haha I'm sorry but you walked into that…

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

It makes sense for role playing games where you define your character.

For other titles like Uncharted, GOW, or any other game out there where you play a pre-defined character created entirely by the writers, then they should stay true to the characters they wish to portray, straight or gay.

So while I get it for role playing games like Dragon Age, I don't think it makes sense nor would you have to worry about Kratos or Drake swinging the other way.

mike rlz
mike rlz
9 years ago

hahaha freudian slip

FM23
FM23
9 years ago

Well this is great for people who want this, but then again…they better not make it in your face like DAII because that was both uncomfortable and annoying. I have a male and female Shepard and I'm going all lesbian with feamle Shepard in ME3. Samething I did in DAII…lol

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Why was it uncomfortable and annoying? You should be flattered so many people dig you!

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

Haha I like your optimism underdog. I havnt played DA2 yet, my roomate has it and I've watched him play quite a bit. I must say some of the passes the same sex characters were making were rather annoying, and uncomfortable even as a spectator. They need to find a way so the characters and surroundings act to how you play. Could be asking a lot but essentially if they can do it for good or bad moral decisions they should be able to do it for your sexual preference. that way the choice is yours and the ai isn't making unusual passes, which given the person could really be quite irritating.

For example: if your track record shows your encounters are mainly with females (as a male), then the surroundings pick up on that and only then female characters approach you.


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 5/16/2011 12:19:50 PM

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

I dunno. I don't find it strange to be hit on by a guy. It's happened to me a few times in real life. Why shouldn't it happen in a game too? Sure it can be awkward, (especially when married) but from what I've played on DA2, you typically have 3-4 different responses to a pass. I usually pick the middle road by not bluntly turning them down, but being polite without hitting back.

Haha, this should be a good experience for you fellas! Now you know how women feel when you make passes at them! Betcha you make THEM feel uncomfortable, too! lol :p

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

I have been hit one by another man before, and I didn't like it one bit.

Doesn't make me homophobic, just uncomfortable.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

It's ok to feel uncomfortable when hit on. It's another thing to be nasty in response. I say, take the compliment and politely decline if you aren't interested. You have to be realistic, though. You can't just expect people you aren't interested in to leave you alone. No one would ever meet if they weren't allowed to take chances.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Agreed. I was not mean spirited at all. I just told him the truth, that and tried to figure out why a man would do that to me! LOL!!

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

I know why. He thought you were Hawt!

coverton341
coverton341
9 years ago

There is nothing wrong with feeling uncomfortable with being hit on by members of the same sex or even the opposite. I have been in positions of being hit on by the same sex, and I am not comfortable with it, but I tell them simply and politely that that isn't my preference and it might be a little awkward for a bit but it goes away.

The worst I have actually had was being hit on by a girl that I was really great friends with but wasn't attracted to, personal preferences and all that, but when I explained to her that I didn't want to carry our friendship any further into intimacy, we stopped being friends all together which kind of sucked cause she was exceptionally cool.

In the end, unwelcome advances are just that, unwelcome, and it doesn't normally mater what side of the gender fence they are coming from.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

This is a game, not real life. If someone wants to avoid this situation they should be given that choice. If we can assume the role of good or bad and have the surroundings act accordingly, same should be done in this particular case.

It has nothing to do with how it would happen in real life, it just doesn't, because I don't play games to get those experiences. Maybe your ok with it? I don't know? but since it isn't real life we should be given a choice one way or the other, if we'd even like these encounters to come up!


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 5/16/2011 4:29:20 PM

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

They should add an option to where you can pick whether you are straight, gay, Lesbian, or Bi. That way no one has a problem, and the AI acts accordingly to what you choose.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

Exactly what I was trying to explain above! This would eliminate all the issues leaving more freedom for te player. It's a win win situation to me in that case.


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 5/16/2011 12:17:58 PM

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

Indeed I see it now, I didn't pay attention when I was posting this, I just seen the article and posted what I thought of it.

Edit: I also agree Bigrailer19.


Last edited by Clamedeus on 5/16/2011 12:24:02 PM

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

I think that's less realistic. I'm a straight guy, but that doesn't mean in real life other guys just are going to leave me alone. I've read people in the States are less likely to come out than in other 1st world countries, but in Canada, it isn't unusual to be hit on by people in general.

Or maybe it's just me that's hit on all the time by men and women alike… That could be. ;p Or maybe it's because one of my majors is Theatre. lol I was asked by a youth where I work if I was gay. I said no and he thought maybe I was because I dressed well. lol. Semi-professional is sort of the dress code for work, but I thought it was funny. Not awkward. lol


Last edited by Underdog15 on 5/16/2011 12:31:51 PM