Serious question, and please do not derail this into a homofest shitposting thread, but can you guys name some games with actual gay male/male relationships in them? I mean like seriously canon and not fanon bullshit. I'm trying to compile a list for a study based on the year they were released to prove a trend.
Do visual novels count?
check the gay dating sim genre
Earthbound maybe, Tony is certainly gay at least.
on another note, why is Earthbound particularly popular with the tumblr crowd
I tried playing it every now and then but it always struck me as an especially boring title in an already boring genre
But is it full of homo shit, or is the artstyle tumblresque, or what?
DA:I, DA:2, and DA:O all let you shag dudes. I'm pretty sure guys can fuck Carth in KotOR, but I know you can fuck Kaiden in ME3. Outside of BioWare games, Arcade Gannon is gay and you can convince him to follow you by hitting on him. You can also sleep with male prostitutes, and there might be romantic encounters of the dicked kind at the Fort. The Legion are implied to be a bunch of faggots by Veronica, anyway. You can hit on Manny, too.
As far as earlier titles are concerned, I can't much think of anything. Gay marriage wasn't in the Sims until TS3.
>why is Earthbound particularly popular with the tumblr crowd
Don't know why
It's a great game. I like to think that /v/ makes a big stink about a game first, then reddit, then tumblr. Then /v/ hates it until it's popularity fades on tumblr and the cycle repeats.
It never flat out says they are a couple but they are as gay as you are going to get without saying flat out "I like guys"
Also they are really cute together