Video Games appeal to a rather large demographic, with 30 percent of gamer’s being aged 50 or over, long gone are the days when gaming appeals to younger males.
Even more traditional magazines are starting to realize the influence that video games are having in our culture, with the magazine PrideLife recently putting out an article in support of the positive association of strong characters in video games and how they’re portrayed.
“The real beauty of these games (along with dozens of others) comes from the characters; they aren’t perfect, they’re flawed and ‘human’. Each contends with their own struggles, their own desires, their own motivations and backstory,” they say,
They continue by saying, “With such excellent characters popping up in games which are selling millions of copies (Last of Us has sold over 7 Million copies at last count, early last year) those characters become loved by everyone.”
While I am a straight male, I do have friends in the gay community (either male or female) and one of the things I love about video games is how they bring people together.
I remember playing CounterStrike back in the day, and the last thing on my mind was the sex or sexuality of my team mates – instead it’s that I just hoped they were going to cover me through the Double Doors in Dust,
Now, that reminds me – I still need to complete Left Behind with the Last of Us Remastered.
Found through social Media, but source of quote: PrideLife