Video Game Players Avoid Gay Characters

Summary by Ground News
In May 2019, an Overwatch writer updated the background story for one male character. He wrote that Soldier: 76 had been in a romantic relationship with another man and identified as gay. The announcement resulted in hundreds of responses on Twitter and other social media channels. Some players were uncomfortable with the decision, complaining that the announcement was unnecessary.
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Video Game Players Avoid Gay Characters

A study of gamer behavior finds they shy away from gay characters, regardless of their strengths

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