So it's been a while since I posted anything. I'm resisting the urge to write about hockey (PLAYOFFS ARE COMING OMG) and also the urge to rant like I love to do on here. But this might get a little ranty because ignorant "straight male gamers" piss me off.
I was catching up on a couple months' worth of Penny Arcade comics and saw they were involved in some promo stuff for Dragon Age II. I've already played and beaten the game, and while I didn't think it was as good as the first, I really liked new improvements like the main character (Hawke) actually speaking lines when you choose dialogue options. Of course, that happened only at the expense of choice, limiting character options to a male or female human warrior/rogue/mage instead of allowing you to be either a dwarf, human, or elf like in Dragon Age: Origins. I love role playing games that really immerse you in their worlds and tempt you to play them over and over again to experience different story lines, and Dragon Age II's limited options don't have that much replay value.
Anyway, some background info: there are romance options just like in the first game, except now basically every romanceable character is bisexual. In Origins, the male Alistair could only be romanced by female characters, the female Morrigan only by male characters, and Zevran (male) and Leliana (female) by either gender. Dragon Age II has the male Anders (who was not romanceable in the Awakening expansion pack he first appeared in), male Fenris, female Merrill, and female Isabela as romance options for either gender. All these characters are equally awesome and annoying in their own ways, and there should be no quick thought taken to choosing one, if any, to romance. They all first appear to be pretty attractive (for video game characters), but at some point during the game each one made me want to punch them in the face for their actions or beliefs. So, actually, bravo to the developers, because, even though this is a fantasy game, it's just not realistic or fun to blindly love all your companions. We all love a little conflict.
I think we're getting more than a little conflict, however, when it comes to this guy. And when I say guy, I mean "straight male gamer" who thinks he speaks for the entire video game population because women only play games like The Sims and gay people are only 5% of the population. I don't know, it's kind of hard to pull statistics out of your ass when your own head is currently stuck up there, but "Bastal" managed to force them out.