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Why does it annoy me? Because it's blatant marketing in my eyes. If it wasn't they'd have news about straight romances and marriages too, but they don't. Companies act like it's them trying to normalize the idea, but if they were truly trying to "normalize" the idea of LGBTQ romances/marriages in MMORPGs and games then they wouldn't make press releases about adding them into their games. They would just release it as is with it included like they do with straight romances/marriages in games.
The fact that MMORPG.com felt as if they needed to publish that Bioware revealed it's first "Fully Gay" (and MMORPG.com for some reason, seriously felt the need to add quotes around "Fully Gay," not even joking) love interest in DA: Inquisition shows a lack of normalization when it comes to the gaming community and the LGBTQ community. It shows how "gay gaming news" is just used for sensationalism and to get those clicks on an article. Frankly it's insulting.
I was also under the impression that everyone already knew that DA: Inquisition would have gay romance options since the previous two did and since Bioware is known for adding both straight and gay romance options into their games. So I really don't understand why it needed to be announced as if it were something that was even news worthy. Well, I actually do know why. It should be obvious since like I mentioned before, MMORPG.com felt like they needed to put quote marks around "Fully Gay" as if to draw people in. They were trying to drum up clicks and controversy and boy did they do a good job.
I can't wait for the day when gaming sites stop trying to make mine and other people's sexual identities into noteworthy news under the softly shadowed pretense that it's to try to make it seem like they're attempting to normalize people's sexual identity. It just has the opposite affect because it makes me feel (and I'm sure I'm not the only one) that my sexual identity isn't normal in the eyes of gaming sites since they feel the need to makes news out of it.