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AlfredoTurkey said:
JoeAncelotti said:
Awesome! Hopefully this motivates other developers to go in the same direction and do gays or transgenders or anything that isn't used much. It's 2015 after all.


Putting them in a game just for the sake of doing so, or because it's a certain year is ridiculous. I'm all for artists making what they want and if having gay people in games is what a designer wants, I'm fine with it. But to put them in JUST to be "hip" or "socially modern" is complete BS. At that point, they're just a sell out imo.

That wasn't really my point. My point is that developers shouldn't feel forced to make all male (or some female) characters that are ''normally acceptable''. It's quite hard to explain really. I'm just all for freedom of speech, etc and that's why I support this. Not to be ''hip'' or ''socially modern'', but to make a statement. Even though it's 2015, many people are still struggling with their sexual orientation and putting things like this out there in the ever more growing influencial media is good. I'm not saying it'll help that much, but it's good to see developers not being afraid to do something different.



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JoeAncelotti said:
AlfredoTurkey said:


Putting them in a game just for the sake of doing so, or because it's a certain year is ridiculous. I'm all for artists making what they want and if having gay people in games is what a designer wants, I'm fine with it. But to put them in JUST to be "hip" or "socially modern" is complete BS. At that point, they're just a sell out imo.

That wasn't really my point. My point is that developers shouldn't feel forced to make all male (or some female) characters that are ''normally acceptable''. It's quite hard to explain really. I'm just all for freedom of speech, etc and that's why I support this. Not to be ''hip'' or ''socially modern'', but to make a statement. Even though it's 2015, many people are still struggling with their sexual orientation and putting things like this out there in the ever more growing influencial media is good. I'm not saying it'll help that much, but it's good to see developers not being afraid to do something different.

I agree. I don't think there should be any bounderies. As an artist, you should feel free to make what you want and express it. I think the results of having gay people in media isn't going to show for a decade or two. When the under 10 croud out there grows up having lived in a world where being gay is not different than just being different, and not evil, possitive things are going to happen as a whole.



Now I know who to do all my finishers on lol



Every tv show and every game need a gay character apparently. You know this decision was consciously made to grab more attention and that's what's so frustrating about it.



AlfredoTurkey said:
JoeAncelotti said:

That wasn't really my point. My point is that developers shouldn't feel forced to make all male (or some female) characters that are ''normally acceptable''. It's quite hard to explain really. I'm just all for freedom of speech, etc and that's why I support this. Not to be ''hip'' or ''socially modern'', but to make a statement. Even though it's 2015, many people are still struggling with their sexual orientation and putting things like this out there in the ever more growing influencial media is good. I'm not saying it'll help that much, but it's good to see developers not being afraid to do something different.

I agree. I don't think there should be any bounderies. As an artist, you should feel free to make what you want and express it. I think the results of having gay people in media isn't going to show for a decade or two. When the under 10 croud out there grows up having lived in a world where being gay is not different than just being different, and not evil, possitive things are going to happen as a whole.

 

Isnt going to show for a decade or two? Gays are all over the media. 



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Carl2291 said:
ohmylanta1003 said:
Why do we need to know the characters sexuality? Why bring it up at all?


Character development. Adds to his backstory. Explains why he isnt in with the Shaolin Monks at that point in the game.


So why isnt there a clear backstory of all the heterosexual relationships of the other characters then?



huh? I'M NOT BUYING THIS GAME BECAUSE the novelty of MK died for me years ago



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Is it the "straight agenda" at work when a character is heterosexual?
LGBTI people exist, they are quite common. Featuring them in games is not an "agenda" it's simply art reflecting reality.



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ohmylanta1003 said:
Why do we need to know the characters sexuality? Why bring it up at all?

we don't NEED, but we can. just like any other trait, sexuality is something that makes a character/person. If the devs felt it's better that way, let them do it.