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Mass Effect 3: Shepard Can Have Male Love Interests

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.

Tags: me3, mass effect 3, bioware, me3 sex

5/16/2011 9:50:51 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (96 posts)

Underdog15
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 10:20:17 AM
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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

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maxpontiac
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 12:41:28 PM

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.

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Jawknee
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 1:39:36 PM

Lol! Not even touching this one.

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

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556pineapple
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 8:14:58 PM

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.

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GuardianMode
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 10:20:31 AM
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How can anyone resist Shepard? His ship is pretty big. >.> (The Normandy,I mean) <,<

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maxpontiac
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 10:21:08 AM
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Uh. Ok.

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sirbob6
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 7:12:12 PM

Tali looks down on you in spite.

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jimmyhandsome
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 10:24:44 AM
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Hi handsumz!

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jimmyhandsome
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 2:09:43 PM

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.

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BikerSaint
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 10:26:07 AM
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Shepard always plays it straight while he's in my house.

Whatever he does away from here is his business

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BTNwarrior
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 10:37:58 AM
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well hopefully this doesn't make it sound like every guy in the game is hitting on you like DA2

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Excelsior1
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 10:38:37 AM
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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.

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Temjin001
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 11:40:12 AM

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

=p

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Underdog15
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 11:46:22 AM

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.

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maxpontiac
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 12:33:33 PM

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

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Underdog15
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 12:37:47 PM

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.

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maxpontiac
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 12:38:59 PM

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

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Jawknee
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 1:42:16 PM

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

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Temjin001
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 2:15:32 PM

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

'Temjin rage quits this debate'

'platinum trophy unlocked for jawknee'

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Jawknee
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 2:23:34 PM

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

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Temjin001
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 2:43:55 PM

'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 ;)





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Jawknee
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 3:03:45 PM

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

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Temjin001
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 3:22:37 PM

Im sorry about the rage quitting poke, Jawknee.

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Jawknee
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 3:50:53 PM

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

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Clamedeus
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 3:51:54 PM

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

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Temjin001
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 4:19:52 PM

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.
=)

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Godslim
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 4:42:37 PM

God exists....... :S

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Jawknee
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 4:48:33 PM

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. ;)

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Temjin001
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 9:54:58 PM

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

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coverton341
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 11:10:35 AM
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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.

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frylock25
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 11:12:05 AM
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well limited vertigo should be excited for this news. ha ha

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Ultimate_Balla
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 11:15:39 AM
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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 ('_')

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cLoudou
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 11:25:14 AM

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

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bigrailer19
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 11:40:53 AM

Haha I'm sorry but you walked into that...

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Underdog15
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 11:41:22 AM

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.

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mike rlz
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 12:47:21 PM

hahaha freudian slip

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FM23
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 11:41:40 AM
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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

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Underdog15
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 11:47:12 AM

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

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bigrailer19
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 12:14:52 PM

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.


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Underdog15
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 12:26:50 PM

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

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maxpontiac
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 12:31:40 PM

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

Doesn't make me homophobic, just uncomfortable.

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Underdog15
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 12:40:33 PM

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.

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maxpontiac
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 12:43:27 PM

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!!

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Underdog15
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 12:50:29 PM

I know why. He thought you were Hawt!

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coverton341
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 1:24:13 PM

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.

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bigrailer19
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 4:28:00 PM

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!

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Clamedeus
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 12:02:25 PM
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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.

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bigrailer19
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 12:17:34 PM

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.

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Clamedeus
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 12:23:27 PM

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.

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Underdog15
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 12:29:58 PM

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

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Clamedeus
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 2:04:49 PM

That's true, but this is a game. If you are straight then go for girls. It doesn't need to be realistic if you ask me.

It's so people don't complain about it.

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bigrailer19
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 4:20:33 PM

So we should assume a virtual world should be as real as real life? I mean this is a game... We are talking about something developed to play and enjoy. If someone doesn't want to feel that sense of uncomfort they shouldn't have to. Games are an escape from reality, at least for me. If I want to be hit on by guys by all means I guess I'll just play DA2 so it happens more often. But that isn't the case. In fact I don't even play Games to have these fake "relationships" that's not how I get off. So I guess my stance is this topic probably shouldn't be in games anyways!

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bigrailer19
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 4:35:30 PM

I should say I actually do respect that developers can integrate these types of things into a game. Relationships in general. From a development and creative standpoint that's pretty cool. But there has to be a line, just give an option that's all I'm saying. For those that want a real life type experience then you can, for those that would rather just by pass it and play the game, they should be able too. That's all I'm saying.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 5:17:40 AM

@Underdog

Judging from your (albeit small) avatar, I'm not surprised you get a lot of attention.

The wife isn't bad either.

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aaronisbla
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 2:17:14 PM
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Doesnt bother me at all, it just means that my female shepards can date who i really want them to date

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LazyVigilante
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 2:20:42 PM
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Totally Unnecessary,but if it HAD to be included to rope in a larger demographic then I'd like an 'OFF' button.

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DeadReaper
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 2:36:15 PM
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Shirley Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church are gonna love this.

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Underdog15
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 2:54:53 PM
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Well... here's one reason the Xbots will use as to why it should never have come to PS3!!

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PharaohJR
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 3:13:02 PM
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WOW its really a movement going on with this action/lifestyle hah.... look i will make it clear i have homo affiliates & til my death i will respect those that engage in the lifestyle cause if u believe thats ya sexual orientation by all means do u.

however my beliefs my principals & morals what i stand for are of nature & although mankind would rather obey laws of another man by the government WE AS MANKIND MUST RESPECT THA LAWS OF NATURE & NATURALLY THA SAME SEX ACTIVITIES VIOLATES THA ALMIGHTY & MOTHER NATURE. im glad these games that been embracing this lifestyle give u the option however i dont see why it should be availble in the first place. before anybody responds to my post with hate or negativity as i stated before in another post im no christian muslim budah or any form of religion my beliefs are inspired by all religions nature & the lifestyle Rastafari & i believe im a Souljah.

this post is just my opinion whoever feels its a judgement if u havent realised yet no man or woman posees the ability to look down on another & cannot judge no matter what men of status say. so before i push this enter button & 1 bashes me for whatever reason i apologize if in any way my feedback is VIEWED NEGATIVE TO YA.

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Underdog15
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 3:35:44 PM

It's spelled, "the".

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bearbobby
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 4:01:07 PM

I'm sure if asked, your "homo affiliates" would be happy to point you towards reports documenting hundreds of cases of homosexuality occurring in nature.

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PharaohJR
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 4:56:48 PM

@underdog u are correct. at times when using the net i might use another form of english dialect i hope ya kno there is other forms.

@bearbobby u are correct seahorses is 1 animal along with others that do same sex but there organs are of that nature they are created naturally that way & reproduce life that way..... correct me if wrong. if your talking bout past civilizations i hope ya know what came of them as a consequence for disobeying nature.

6 thumbs down at the moment WOW. i never knew my belief & opinion would piss folks of & cause 6 dislikes when im stating facts . when i said it violated nature i was talking bout the natural state of hummanity wasnt created to engage in same sex. wheter u believe the scientific evolution or bibical our ancestors wouldn't have children engaging & embracing this action we wouldnt be present.

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Underdog15
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 6:45:36 PM

I just pointed out your spelling because I hated the entire post in general. It was my own inner comical dialogue that made it more fun to just point out the word, "the". I normally don't care about splelligns. lol

And lets say I have relatively similar beliefs as you, which I probably do, I just don't think bluntly stating right and wrong morality without being motivated by love is appropriate. I'm not going to make anyone believe what I believe by telling them they're wrong. Additionally, it's not like they have sex with everything that has the same parts just as you aren't attracted to everything with boobs.

In the end, I just think being judgmental -which you are... no disclaimer saying, "I'm not judging" removes the fact that you are doing just that- is not an effective way to share your beliefs. No one is going to listen to a word you say when they neither know you nor have an open friendly relationship with you. I share many of your beliefs and even I don't want to listen to you.

Besides, in the end, your job is not to tell people who is wrong and who is right. You're no judge. Who are you to deny someone what little happiness they can find in this life?

Lastly, the sooner you figure out it's not about sex the better. I'm willing to bet that a loving gay couple, whether right or wrong, would be better parents in teaching their children about love than you would ever be by teaching them to alienate themselves from a very relevant and substantial part of our society. Society is the way it is. You don't have to do anything you don't want to, but you DO have to be apart of the community that has come from society. Remove yourself, and your mark on it will too.

Society is changing. You don't have to change your beliefs, but your approach to it does.

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bearbobby
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 7:53:35 PM

@Underdog15

If I could I'd give you 5 thumbs up. You said in a thoughtful way almost exactly what I myself was preparing to post.

PharohJR's original post was a negative judgement against a whole community of people who, like their straight counterparts, are mostly honest, hardworking, and caring individuals in loving relationships.

@PharohJR

Something that is naturally occurring cannot violate nature.

While I respect other people's rights to believe what they wish, opinions are not facts and thus can be disagreed with. There is more to sexuality and human relationships than simple reproduction.

And while we could argue all day over the supposed "morality" of the subject, in the end it's neither right nor wrong, like being born with blue eyes instead of brown, it simply IS.

That said, I enjoyed the story telling and setting in the Mass Effect 2 demo and I'll be picking that up on sale in the future
in anticipation for ME3.

I applaud the developers for trying to portray a wider spectrum of social interaction, and while some gamers had issue in Dragon Age 2 of not being able to politely turn down advances from male characters without alienating them, I appreciate the effort to include those interactions on behalf of those willing to pursue that path.

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PharaohJR
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 12:14:37 AM

@underdog & bearbaby

yal have valid points in ya posts. i still dont think i was judging folks who engage in this lifestyle or action.

im from the land jamaica where they practiced throwing stones & murdering homosexuals but no longer do since its been under the U.S. controll for sometime. my native land is very bibical & i strongly disagree with the methods they used against those lifestyle cause the same book they read clearly state he who is without sin cast the first stone. we all know everybody living today isnt perfect & they still did what they did.

when i say it isnt right im looking at the organs we been created with & naturally a man was made to penatrate a woman & while doing so she produces a natural lubricant for the action of sex. i have chilled with plenty homos & vibe jus as i would wiyh my bredrens who are hetro i dont refer to them negative i dont feel uncomfortable round them cause i know my orientation so i never place judgement on them as people its jus the action they engage that clearly shows when it come to mankind it was meant for man & woman to participate in.

Love is a strong feeling we share with another but there is three kinds frienship family & relationship. i dont doubt ahomocouple could raise the next generation better than a hetro but can they bring 1 into the world. yes homo lifestyle is a part of society & im partially koo with that the reason why i say partialy cause im a man of peace unity love & respect & if i see 1 in public acting & doing harm to another i must stand up & either say something or get physical to stop the conflict cause we shouldnt be taking one another life.

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Wissam
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 3:17:49 PM
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This news is lol worthy. so.lololololol.

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Douchebaguette
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 5:03:24 PM
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Hahah, I guess I have to watch what I say from now on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z-_UR0IAdc for those who want an early picture.


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kraygen
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 7:14:50 PM
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I like rpgs and I'm not homosexual, so ya know what I'm gonna do.

I'm going to play ME3 and shephard is not going to be have any homosexual talk. Simple as that.

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perry24able
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 12:13:18 AM

Well thank you for being so mature! :) That's why I don't get why a whole lot of straight gamers go crazy bout stuff like this. They're not forcing it on you, it's just another choice in an RPG game, and it is nice for gay gamers to not be completely ignored.

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Riku994
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 8:55:27 PM
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I laugh at homophobia. A very flirtacious laugh... Almost makes ya feel uncomfortable, doesn't it? The way my laugh almost makes you think I'm coming on to you. Yeah, you'll be thinking about it later while you're eating popcorn with your girlfriend and watching the Big Bang Theory. I know who you are.

....Seriously, it's a game, and homosexuality exists, deal with it.

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BikerSaint
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 9:10:12 PM
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Well, all I got to say about it is that if they're going to make me pick & choose.....

..then I'm going to really be one very, very, happy male Lesbian!

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FxTales
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 9:36:34 PM
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My femshep is not gay, Liara is mono-gendered so it doesn't count, right? lol.

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Ultimate_Balla
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 1:04:38 AM
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lmao damn cloud. our definitions for rippimg differ. . . greatly.

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___________
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 5:35:17 AM
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oh lord....... let the controversy commence!
so disappointed this got delayed, was so looking forward to it!
how am i suppose to keep the midst of the normandy in my head till next year?
it may be big......... but it aint that big!
;)

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 6:41:22 AM
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I was actually scared to comment on this article when I saw it this morning, as I would have missed out on all the fun, but I'm glad I came back to read it. Love being in a good mood before bed. Thanks for the laughs!

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Lairfan
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 5:35:43 PM
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As long as its not in-my-face like it kinda was in DAII I'm okay with it. I'll just avoid that option is all.

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AnonymusG
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 8:17:07 PM
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wow i cant believe i made an account just for this cracks me up that i feel i even have to, listen this is mostly directed at maxpontiac THERE IS A TRIGGER TO HAVE LOVE INTERESTS OR NOT, i know surprising right? Or have you even played the games? Check it out its very simple if you don't want a love interest don't take "INTEREST" that is don't follow any of the command path's that activate plot triggers to have a love interest I.E.

Hey i like you = Love path
I understand = Neutral Path
I'm Not really interested = Rejection Path

there are your options to turn it on and off if a dude or chick hits on you irl and you dont want it what do you do? "no thanks" well you can do the same damn thing in this game... just saying it's an RPG and you just so happen to be playing the role of someone who has love interests but your right if you don't wanna play it then don't but there ARE options you can go the whole game and reject everyone and have no love interests so there actually is an option...

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AnonymusG
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 8:17:10 PM
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wow i cant believe i made an account just for this cracks me up that i feel i even have to, listen this is mostly directed at maxpontiac THERE IS A TRIGGER TO HAVE LOVE INTERESTS OR NOT, i know surprising right? Or have you even played the games? Check it out its very simple if you don't want a love interest don't take "INTEREST" that is don't follow any of the command path's that activate plot triggers to have a love interest I.E.

Hey i like you = Love path
I understand = Neutral Path
I'm Not really interested = Rejection Path

there are your options to turn it on and off if a dude or chick hits on you irl and you dont want it what do you do? "no thanks" well you can do the same damn thing in this game... just saying it's an RPG and you just so happen to be playing the role of someone who has love interests but your right if you don't wanna play it then don't but there ARE options you can go the whole game and reject everyone and have no love interests so there actually is an option...

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AnonymusG
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 8:17:13 PM
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wow i cant believe i made an account just for this cracks me up that i feel i even have to, listen this is mostly directed at maxpontiac THERE IS A TRIGGER TO HAVE LOVE INTERESTS OR NOT, i know surprising right? Or have you even played the games? Check it out its very simple if you don't want a love interest don't take "INTEREST" that is don't follow any of the command path's that activate plot triggers to have a love interest I.E.

Hey i like you = Love path
I understand = Neutral Path
I'm Not really interested = Rejection Path

there are your options to turn it on and off if a dude or chick hits on you irl and you dont want it what do you do? "no thanks" well you can do the same damn thing in this game... just saying it's an RPG and you just so happen to be playing the role of someone who has love interests but your right if you don't wanna play it then don't but there ARE options you can go the whole game and reject everyone and have no love interests so there actually is an option...

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AnonymusG
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 8:17:13 PM
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wow i cant believe i made an account just for this cracks me up that i feel i even have to, listen this is mostly directed at maxpontiac THERE IS A TRIGGER TO HAVE LOVE INTERESTS OR NOT, i know surprising right? Or have you even played the games? Check it out its very simple if you don't want a love interest don't take "INTEREST" that is don't follow any of the command path's that activate plot triggers to have a love interest I.E.

Hey i like you = Love path
I understand = Neutral Path
I'm Not really interested = Rejection Path

there are your options to turn it on and off if a dude or chick hits on you irl and you dont want it what do you do? "no thanks" well you can do the same damn thing in this game... just saying it's an RPG and you just so happen to be playing the role of someone who has love interests but your right if you don't wanna play it then don't but there ARE options you can go the whole game and reject everyone and have no love interests so there actually is an option...

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AnonymusG
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 8:17:13 PM
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wow i cant believe i made an account just for this cracks me up that i feel i even have to, listen this is mostly directed at maxpontiac THERE IS A TRIGGER TO HAVE LOVE INTERESTS OR NOT, i know surprising right? Or have you even played the games? Check it out its very simple if you don't want a love interest don't take "INTEREST" that is don't follow any of the command path's that activate plot triggers to have a love interest I.E.

Hey i like you = Love path
I understand = Neutral Path
I'm Not really interested = Rejection Path

there are your options to turn it on and off if a dude or chick hits on you irl and you dont want it what do you do? "no thanks" well you can do the same damn thing in this game... just saying it's an RPG and you just so happen to be playing the role of someone who has love interests but your right if you don't wanna play it then don't but there ARE options you can go the whole game and reject everyone and have no love interests so there actually is an option...

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AnonymusG
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 8:17:14 PM
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wow i cant believe i made an account just for this cracks me up that i feel i even have to, listen this is mostly directed at maxpontiac THERE IS A TRIGGER TO HAVE LOVE INTERESTS OR NOT, i know surprising right? Or have you even played the games? Check it out its very simple if you don't want a love interest don't take "INTEREST" that is don't follow any of the command path's that activate plot triggers to have a love interest I.E.

Hey i like you = Love path
I understand = Neutral Path
I'm Not really interested = Rejection Path

there are your options to turn it on and off if a dude or chick hits on you irl and you dont want it what do you do? "no thanks" well you can do the same damn thing in this game... just saying it's an RPG and you just so happen to be playing the role of someone who has love interests but your right if you don't wanna play it then don't but there ARE options you can go the whole game and reject everyone and have no love interests so there actually is an option...

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AnonymusG
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 8:17:21 PM
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wow i cant believe i made an account just for this cracks me up that i feel i even have to, listen this is mostly directed at maxpontiac THERE IS A TRIGGER TO HAVE LOVE INTERESTS OR NOT, i know surprising right? Or have you even played the games? Check it out its very simple if you don't want a love interest don't take "INTEREST" that is don't follow any of the command path's that activate plot triggers to have a love interest I.E.

Hey i like you = Love path
I understand = Neutral Path
I'm Not really interested = Rejection Path

there are your options to turn it on and off if a dude or chick hits on you irl and you dont want it what do you do? "no thanks" well you can do the same damn thing in this game... just saying it's an RPG and you just so happen to be playing the role of someone who has love interests but your right if you don't wanna play it then don't but there ARE options you can go the whole game and reject everyone and have no love interests so there actually is an option...

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AnonymusG
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 8:17:23 PM
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wow i cant believe i made an account just for this cracks me up that i feel i even have to, listen this is mostly directed at maxpontiac THERE IS A TRIGGER TO HAVE LOVE INTERESTS OR NOT, i know surprising right? Or have you even played the games? Check it out its very simple if you don't want a love interest don't take "INTEREST" that is don't follow any of the command path's that activate plot triggers to have a love interest I.E.

Hey i like you = Love path
I understand = Neutral Path
I'm Not really interested = Rejection Path

there are your options to turn it on and off if a dude or chick hits on you irl and you dont want it what do you do? "no thanks" well you can do the same damn thing in this game... just saying it's an RPG and you just so happen to be playing the role of someone who has love interests but your right if you don't wanna play it then don't but there ARE options you can go the whole game and reject everyone and have no love interests so there actually is an option...

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AnonymusG
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 8:17:29 PM
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wow i cant believe i made an account just for this cracks me up that i feel i even have to, listen this is mostly directed at maxpontiac THERE IS A TRIGGER TO HAVE LOVE INTERESTS OR NOT, i know surprising right? Or have you even played the games? Check it out its very simple if you don't want a love interest don't take "INTEREST" that is don't follow any of the command path's that activate plot triggers to have a love interest I.E.

Hey i like you = Love path
I understand = Neutral Path
I'm Not really interested = Rejection Path

there are your options to turn it on and off if a dude or chick hits on you irl and you dont want it what do you do? "no thanks" well you can do the same damn thing in this game... just saying it's an RPG and you just so happen to be playing the role of someone who has love interests but your right if you don't wanna play it then don't but there ARE options you can go the whole game and reject everyone and have no love interests so there actually is an option...

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AnonymusG
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 8:17:31 PM
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wow i cant believe i made an account just for this cracks me up that i feel i even have to, listen this is mostly directed at maxpontiac THERE IS A TRIGGER TO HAVE LOVE INTERESTS OR NOT, i know surprising right? Or have you even played the games? Check it out its very simple if you don't want a love interest don't take "INTEREST" that is don't follow any of the command path's that activate plot triggers to have a love interest I.E.

Hey i like you = Love path
I understand = Neutral Path
I'm Not really interested = Rejection Path

there are your options to turn it on and off if a dude or chick hits on you irl and you dont want it what do you do? "no thanks" well you can do the same damn thing in this game... just saying it's an RPG and you just so happen to be playing the role of someone who has love interests but your right if you don't wanna play it then don't but there ARE options you can go the whole game and reject everyone and have no love interests so there actually is an option...

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AnonymusG
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 8:17:34 PM
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wow i cant believe i made an account just for this cracks me up that i feel i even have to, listen this is mostly directed at maxpontiac THERE IS A TRIGGER TO HAVE LOVE INTERESTS OR NOT, i know surprising right? Or have you even played the games? Check it out its very simple if you don't want a love interest don't take "INTEREST" that is don't follow any of the command path's that activate plot triggers to have a love interest I.E.

Hey i like you = Love path
I understand = Neutral Path
I'm Not really interested = Rejection Path

there are your options to turn it on and off if a dude or chick hits on you irl and you dont want it what do you do? "no thanks" well you can do the same damn thing in this game... just saying it's an RPG and you just so happen to be playing the role of someone who has love interests but your right if you don't wanna play it then don't but there ARE options you can go the whole game and reject everyone and have no love interests so there actually is an option...

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AnonymusG
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 8:17:35 PM
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wow i cant believe i made an account just for this cracks me up that i feel i even have to, listen this is mostly directed at maxpontiac THERE IS A TRIGGER TO HAVE LOVE INTERESTS OR NOT, i know surprising right? Or have you even played the games? Check it out its very simple if you don't want a love interest don't take "INTEREST" that is don't follow any of the command path's that activate plot triggers to have a love interest I.E.

Hey i like you = Love path
I understand = Neutral Path
I'm Not really interested = Rejection Path

there are your options to turn it on and off if a dude or chick hits on you irl and you dont want it what do you do? "no thanks" well you can do the same damn thing in this game... just saying it's an RPG and you just so happen to be playing the role of someone who has love interests but your right if you don't wanna play it then don't but there ARE options you can go the whole game and reject everyone and have no love interests so there actually is an option...

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AnonymusG
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 8:17:35 PM
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wow i cant believe i made an account just for this cracks me up that i feel i even have to, listen this is mostly directed at maxpontiac THERE IS A TRIGGER TO HAVE LOVE INTERESTS OR NOT, i know surprising right? Or have you even played the games? Check it out its very simple if you don't want a love interest don't take "INTEREST" that is don't follow any of the command path's that activate plot triggers to have a love interest I.E.

Hey i like you = Love path
I understand = Neutral Path
I'm Not really interested = Rejection Path

there are your options to turn it on and off if a dude or chick hits on you irl and you dont want it what do you do? "no thanks" well you can do the same damn thing in this game... just saying it's an RPG and you just so happen to be playing the role of someone who has love interests but your right if you don't wanna play it then don't but there ARE options you can go the whole game and reject everyone and have no love interests so there actually is an option...

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AnonymusG
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 8:17:36 PM
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wow i cant believe i made an account just for this cracks me up that i feel i even have to, listen this is mostly directed at maxpontiac THERE IS A TRIGGER TO HAVE LOVE INTERESTS OR NOT, i know surprising right? Or have you even played the games? Check it out its very simple if you don't want a love interest don't take "INTEREST" that is don't follow any of the command path's that activate plot triggers to have a love interest I.E.

Hey i like you = Love path
I understand = Neutral Path
I'm Not really interested = Rejection Path

there are your options to turn it on and off if a dude or chick hits on you irl and you dont want it what do you do? "no thanks" well you can do the same damn thing in this game... just saying it's an RPG and you just so happen to be playing the role of someone who has love interests but your right if you don't wanna play it then don't but there ARE options you can go the whole game and reject everyone and have no love interests so there actually is an option...

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AnonymusG
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 8:17:36 PM
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wow i cant believe i made an account just for this cracks me up that i feel i even have to, listen this is mostly directed at maxpontiac THERE IS A TRIGGER TO HAVE LOVE INTERESTS OR NOT, i know surprising right? Or have you even played the games? Check it out its very simple if you don't want a love interest don't take "INTEREST" that is don't follow any of the command path's that activate plot triggers to have a love interest I.E.

Hey i like you = Love path
I understand = Neutral Path
I'm Not really interested = Rejection Path

there are your options to turn it on and off if a dude or chick hits on you irl and you dont want it what do you do? "no thanks" well you can do the same damn thing in this game... just saying it's an RPG and you just so happen to be playing the role of someone who has love interests but your right if you don't wanna play it then don't but there ARE options you can go the whole game and reject everyone and have no love interests so there actually is an option...

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AnonymusG
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 8:17:37 PM
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wow i cant believe i made an account just for this cracks me up that i feel i even have to, listen this is mostly directed at maxpontiac THERE IS A TRIGGER TO HAVE LOVE INTERESTS OR NOT, i know surprising right? Or have you even played the games? Check it out its very simple if you don't want a love interest don't take "INTEREST" that is don't follow any of the command path's that activate plot triggers to have a love interest I.E.

Hey i like you = Love path
I understand = Neutral Path
I'm Not really interested = Rejection Path

there are your options to turn it on and off if a dude or chick hits on you irl and you dont want it what do you do? "no thanks" well you can do the same damn thing in this game... just saying it's an RPG and you just so happen to be playing the role of someone who has love interests but your right if you don't wanna play it then don't but there ARE options you can go the whole game and reject everyone and have no love interests so there actually is an option...

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AnonymusG
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 8:17:38 PM
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wow i cant believe i made an account just for this cracks me up that i feel i even have to, listen this is mostly directed at maxpontiac THERE IS A TRIGGER TO HAVE LOVE INTERESTS OR NOT, i know surprising right? Or have you even played the games? Check it out its very simple if you don't want a love interest don't take "INTEREST" that is don't follow any of the command path's that activate plot triggers to have a love interest I.E.

Hey i like you = Love path
I understand = Neutral Path
I'm Not really interested = Rejection Path

there are your options to turn it on and off if a dude or chick hits on you irl and you dont want it what do you do? "no thanks" well you can do the same damn thing in this game... just saying it's an RPG and you just so happen to be playing the role of someone who has love interests but your right if you don't wanna play it then don't but there ARE options you can go the whole game and reject everyone and have no love interests so there actually is an option...

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AnonymusG
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 8:17:39 PM
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wow i cant believe i made an account just for this cracks me up that i feel i even have to, listen this is mostly directed at maxpontiac THERE IS A TRIGGER TO HAVE LOVE INTERESTS OR NOT, i know surprising right? Or have you even played the games? Check it out its very simple if you don't want a love interest don't take "INTEREST" that is don't follow any of the command path's that activate plot triggers to have a love interest I.E.

Hey i like you = Love path
I understand = Neutral Path
I'm Not really interested = Rejection Path

there are your options to turn it on and off if a dude or chick hits on you irl and you dont want it what do you do? "no thanks" well you can do the same damn thing in this game... just saying it's an RPG and you just so happen to be playing the role of someone who has love interests but your right if you don't wanna play it then don't but there ARE options you can go the whole game and reject everyone and have no love interests so there actually is an option...

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AnonymusG
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 8:17:39 PM
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wow i cant believe i made an account just for this cracks me up that i feel i even have to, listen this is mostly directed at maxpontiac THERE IS A TRIGGER TO HAVE LOVE INTERESTS OR NOT, i know surprising right? Or have you even played the games? Check it out its very simple if you don't want a love interest don't take "INTEREST" that is don't follow any of the command path's that activate plot triggers to have a love interest I.E.

Hey i like you = Love path
I understand = Neutral Path
I'm Not really interested = Rejection Path

there are your options to turn it on and off if a dude or chick hits on you irl and you dont want it what do you do? "no thanks" well you can do the same damn thing in this game... just saying it's an RPG and you just so happen to be playing the role of someone who has love interests but your right if you don't wanna play it then don't but there ARE options you can go the whole game and reject everyone and have no love interests so there actually is an option...

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AnonymusG
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 8:25:05 PM
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sorry that was an accident page messed up and it loaded it too many times its cool though thatll be the only post i'm making besides this one just wanted to make that one point clear

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