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Retronauts Episode 507: A Historical past of LGBTQ Illustration in Video games

Video video games deal within the incredible and the unique, however for people to understand them, we want at the very least one relatable ingredient to focus our consideration upon. We have now highly effective imaginations, nonetheless, so we will make a reference to absolutely anything. Pac-Man, Kirby, the little prince in Katamari Damacy—none of those characters look human however we will perceive them and even empathize with them simply the identical.

What meaning is all video video games replicate humanity to 1 diploma or one other, whether or not there are individuals within the sport or not. How video games painting our concepts, our values, and our nature issues; few issues are extra highly effective than choosing up a controller, wanting on the display screen, and seeing a mirrored image of oneself or an idealized model of what we aspire to be. That goes double for individuals who really feel marginalized by society.

This week on the podcast, we’re looking at one such perspective by reflecting on the portrayal of LGBTQ characters and values in video video games. Host Nadia Oxford speaks to her mates Len and Larch about how issues have modified over time and the way enjoying sure video games gave them meals for thought of their very own lives.

Description: For the LBGTQ+ neighborhood, video video games have all the time been a solution to break limitations, discover neighborhood, and make mates. Nadia buddies up along with her mates Len and Larch to speak about how video games have influenced and formed the LBGTQ+ neighborhood over the many years.

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Paintings for this episode by Shaan Khan and modifying thanks go to Greg Leahy.



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