Last week, Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) announced players could romance NPCs of the same gender in their soon-to-be-released expansion, “Rise of the Hutt Cartel.” But this step into the 21st century was catapulted back to a long time ago with the news that same-gender romances would be confined to one planet.
Gay gaymers have more choices than ever when it comes to playing videogames their way, what with options to have homosexual relationships in many Bethesda (Skyrim) and BioWare (Mass Effect II and III) games. Now another door is opening in the digital closet. In a few months, players in the EA MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic (SW:TOR), will be able to romance same-sex characters.
EA may have been voted the worst company in America, but they certainly know how to put on a good show. At Gamescom yesterday, EA presented their upcoming lineup of games. The games were a good blend of genres (FPS’, driving games, sports games, simulation games), and they all looked entertaining and engaging…with one notable exception.