Brooker makes his point by being terribly yet hilariously crass. A good read on the recent attacks on LGBT in games like Mass Effect and SWOTR.
This was shared at work.
Over the past few weeks, games company Electronic Arts has been subjected to a letter-writing campaign from idiots outraged by its decision to allow players to define their characters as gay in a Star Wars game. The Florida Family Association says, “children and teens, who never thought any way but heterosexual, are now given a choice to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender” – adding that even if they chose to be straight, they would still “be forced to deal with lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender characters chosen by other players”. Personal choice and co-operation: two appalling threats to our youth.
Allowing players to identify their characters as homosexual isn’t, as the anti-gay campaigners claim, a tokenistic novelty, but an unavoidable consequence of the fascinating evolution of video games. Not that there’s much point explaining that to them. They don’t believe in evolution either. And they wouldn’t hear you anyway over the thunderous roar of dicks screaming for ever in their frightened mind’s ear.
(Aside - It is ridiculous that every media piece that has some sort of LGBT element eventually descends to becoming the sounding board of a few overzealous individuals, either for or against LGBT. How about we all stop trying to convince anonymous trolls on the net, but instead, use all that effort to convince the people around us?)