Gaymer Petitions to Have Dragon Age 2 Writer Fired

By: Joe Thompson
4.2.2011

There's a big gay fight going on around the video game industry.

The Advocate reports that a gay gamer is trying to get the lead writer for the video game Dragon Age 2 fired for perpetuating gay stereotypes.

The story started when a (presumably) straight guy posted a comment saying he was sick of male characters hitting on him in the BioWare game. So the game's lead writer David Gaider (Would that be pronounced "gayder"?) penned an article defending same-sex romance options in video games, saying that while most gamers might be straight, "raw numbers don't give them any right to expect special treatment."

Yay him!... Or so it would seem. 

Now one gay gamer isn't happy with the way those gay romances are portrayed in the game.

"As a homosexual playing Dragon Age 2, I've witnessed the worst stereotype homosexual characters in this game. If you refused to make your moves on a gay character then you are received rivalry points for not wanting to be gay for the character," he writes in the petition. "This is completely wrong, homosexuals do not approach people and force them to kiss us, the person that wrote this game should be fired for stereotyping homosexuals in such a disrespectful way, as well as creating the worst writing in characters, plot and everything else in DA2."

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Gaygamer There's a big gay fight going on around the video game industry.

The Advocate reports that a gay gamer is trying to get the lead writer for the video game Dragon Age 2 fired for perpetuating gay stereotypes.

The story started when a (presumably) straight guy posted a comment saying he was sick of male characters hitting on him in the BioWare game. So the game's lead writer David Gaider (Would that be pronounced "gayder"?) penned an article defending same-sex romance options in video games, saying that while most gamers might be straight, "raw numbers don't give them any right to expect special treatment."

Yay him!... Or so it would seem. 

Now one gay gamer isn't happy with the way those gay romances are portrayed in the game.Dragon-Age-2-Wallpaper

"As a homosexual playing Dragon Age 2, I've witnessed the worst stereotype homosexual characters in this game. If you refused to make your moves on a gay character then you are received rivalry points for not wanting to be gay for the character," he writes in the petition. "This is completely wrong, homosexuals do not approach people and force them to kiss us, the person that wrote this game should be fired for stereotyping homosexuals in such a disrespectful way, as well as creating the worst writing in characters, plot and everything else in DA2."

Read more. 

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