LGBT History Month is a good time to consider whether and, if so, how lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are represented in popular media. While TV shows, films, and books are frequently analysed, one form of popular media that might get forgotten is video games. So how do video games depict LGBT people and why does this matter?
Update: an earlier version of this story referred to the ceasefire as a 'boycott'. After constructive feedback, we agree
A Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 map has been pulled after a number of Muslim gamers complained over Islamic script featured
A couple who met via online role-playing game IMVU have married in real life after falling for each other's avatars. The
I became good in-game friends with an extreme variety of this Final Fantasy world's population from soldiers serving in Afghanistan, single mums from Dalston and unemployed Muslim kids in Leeds to convicted bank robbers, professional live-cam gay "models," and croupiers from Vegas.
Hundreds of gamers are said to have dressed up as video game icons including Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog, to celebrate 'Dress
Female gamers have more sex, are happier and more sociable than non-gaming women, a study has claimed. The findings are the
Unfortunately for Sony, I am now questioning how much I trust you with my information so tonight you will have to sleep on the sofa.