Skyrim Will Allow Players To Have Gay Relationships, So Why Not Star Wars?

All you elf-loving dragon slayers might enjoy hearing that Bethesda Softworks’ fantasy role-playing game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will allow players to engage in same-sex weddings. Yes, but will they also get medieval tax benefits?

This is the same company responsible for the Fallout game series, which has already featured gay, lesbian and bisexual characters game series, so it’s not a big shock to learn that Skyrim will allow fans to explore whatever romance angle they want to pursue. It’s called “role playing” for a reason, after all.

Skyrim joins The Sims, Fable, and the hot dwarf-on-elf action in Dragon Age as games where openly gay players can hook-up with members of the same-sex. You’ll remember that Dragon Age creators told homophobic gamers to shut up when they asked for a “no-same-sex” option.

Interestingly, when gamers learned that the upcoming Lucas Arts and Bioware game Star Wars: The Old Republic won’t allow gay relationships (while allowing straight ones), the uproar forced one gaming forum to shut down its comments. Lucas Arts has promised they’ll issue an explanation, but so far… crickets.

Skyrim‘s release date is November 11th (11-11-11… jackpot!!!). Star Wars hits retailers December 31st. Vote with your money, nerds.

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  • chef2b

    Thats bullshit im outraged cause i have every intention of playing that game

  • tallest

    Fuck yeah, Skyrim! Sexy viking time! Crazy excited about this game.

  • Red Meat

    This is the game that keeps us gay gamers locked up in our rooms for a month LOL

  • jason

    Could it be that Lucas is a homophobe? Enquiring minds wish to know, Mr Lucas.

  • Jimmy Fury

    LucasArts has never been gay friendly. Not sure why anyone expected them to start now.

  • slanty

    That’s too bad, I really wanted Luke and Han to get together.

  • Rachel's vaginal wall

    I wasn’t going to buy the Star Wars game anyway, so I guess it doesn’t really effect me.

  • 12345deviant

    I just wonder why Star Wars would do this. Wasn’t Leia’s mom a drag queen.

  • REBELComx

    Considering the Jedi Orders’ prohibition of romantic relationships of any kind, I’m surprised they are allowing ANY relationship (unless that didn’t come into play until the end of the Old Republic, my nerd history is a little fuzzy). But yeah if they allow one, they should allow both. I mean seriously, the whole Jedi Knight/Padawan Learner thing totally REEKS of an ancient Greek or Samurai style pederastic relationship in the first place.

  • Ste

    This makes me even more excited about the game. I’ve been looking for a new one to capture my interest and think I’ve found my winner!

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