Robert Yang, a video game design student, comments on a Dragon Age mod that enabled new dating options, including gay romance. We're republishing his account of what happened when he played it. There will be marked spoilers. Dragon Age is the world's first commercial video game about gay marriage.
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In Dragon Age 2, gay romance abounds. Since the game awards PS3 trophies or Xbox achievements for flirting and building a friendship into a romance, there are benefits to getting up close and personal to one of your companions in the game. Also of concern are the way in which gay elf characters are presented using a variety of homosexual stereotypes. Learn more about Dragon Age 2 gay encounters in this article. As you might imagine, various blogs and message board forums have been blowing up over the subject of Dragon Age 2 gay characters and romance options. One of the best write-ups I have found is from Queerty. Another article from TheNoiseCast.
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In Dragon Age: Origins , the Wardens of either gender and any race can pursue a romance. There are four companions who can be romanced. Morrigan a " Witch of the Wilds " and Alistair a young and humorous Grey Warden are the heterosexual options; Leliana a Chantry lay-sister with a mysterious past and Zevran an assassin of the guild of Antivan Crows are bisexual romance options. No other companions can be romanced.