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LGBT Gamers Can Find Their Fairy Tale Ending in Fable 3 | GLAADBlog.org

Posted: October 31st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Briefs | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on LGBT Gamers Can Find Their Fairy Tale Ending in Fable 3 | GLAADBlog.org

Fable 3, the third in a game series exclusive to Microsoft's Xbox and selling 6.4 million copies worldwide, now features an in-game adoption agency that offers same-sex couples a chance to have an in-game family. Online gaming communities are notorious for widespread anti-GLBT bullying, stereotyped as populated with homophobic frat boys, and their managers and distributors decidedly skittish when it comes to anything that could be deemed politically sensitive. But a handful of features in games in the sci-fi and fantasy genre, like Fable 3, are beginning to buck the trend.

"[T]he Fable series also has the distinction of a progressive and outspoken creative team," Matt Kane writes, a team who wanted to represent gay people in their world. Studio head Peter Molyneux said, "It’s a charming thing, having a baby, and we didn’t want to exclude gay people from that."

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