SWTOR: The Old Republic Same-Sex Relationship Exclusive Conan CoverageBy: John Vinson - February 3, 2012
MMORPG’s are unique games which allow people to develop relationships within the system, which is built upon people working together and forming guilds. In doing so, real relationships can form, with many of them being same gender. Couple this with the fact BioWare has always allowed relationships within their games, more recently allowing homosexual relationships; now, gamers are wanting to see these same-sex relationship options in SWTOR.
The game didn’t release with these same-sex options, but BioWare has announced that the feature will be coming in a recent update. The topic has been blowing up on the official SWTOR forums, with the thread climbing to 62 pages.
When dealing with the topic of same-sex relationships, controversy always seems to be closely behind. You’ve no need to look further than the Family Research Council, which released this statement…
In a new Star Wars game, the biggest threat to the empire may be homosexual activists! Hello, I’m Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. In a galaxy not so far far away, Star Wars gamers have already gone to the dark side. The new video game, Star Wars: The Old Republic, has added a special feature: gay relationships. Bioware, the company that developed the game, said it’s launching a same-sex romance component to satisfy some complaints. That surprised a lot of gamers, since Bioware had made it clear in 2009 that “gay” and “lesbian” don’t exist in the Star Wars universe. Since the announcement, homosexuals have been celebrating the news, but parents sure aren’t. On the game’s website, there are more than 300 pages of comments–a lot of them expressing anger that their kids will be exposed to this Star Warped way of thinking. You can join them by logging on and speaking up. It’s time to show companies who the Force is really with!
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The hub bub has lead to the story picking up a bit on the national scene, with Conan O’Brien really digging deeper into the story. Providing exclusive coverage of these same sex relationships (by “exclusive”, I mean hilarious and having nothing to do with the game)…