This update is long overdue! First of all…
Big thanks to Vancouver Film School for the $2,500 scholarship from the My Year scholarship video contest. I wasn’t even remotely close to having the number of votes needed to win full tuition, but that doesn’t matter. Any help is good help, no matter the value!
Since the contest, I’ve been working and pretty unmotivated to do anything game or design related, but that changed recently. I’m now trying a different method in learning C# and am working on developing my art skills in Photoshop and Illustrator. My start date is seven months away, and although it should feel like it’s still far away, I can’t help but feel the pressure to get my creative juices flowing and pumping out some decent work in preparation for a full year of no sleep and hard work.
I’m excited! Found out I’m going to be in GD39. THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING. Now to work hard and earn what good comes my way. :)
You know, it’s not often (if at all) that game developers recognize the need for a little LGBTQ+ content in their games. As a gaymer, although it’s not completely necessary for me to enjoy a game, I would really love to relate to a character in however many ways possible. But I don’t think that has ever happened for me. Fable tried by allowing you to shape your character’s sexuality (or maybe I didn’t try enough to give it a chance and play more), but it seemed like something that was just thrown in there…just because. Meh.
I have been playing a lot of Borderlands 2 lately. I know I am super late to the game (lol pun), but I had been waiting for a Game of the Year edition and then completely forgot about it. Thankfully, PlayStation Plus members can download it for free, and so I did! AND I LOVE IT!
But what I super love about the game right now is that even though it’s such a minute thing, they’ve incorporated TWO homosexual couples into the game. We only learn about them through some ECHO recordings, but they’re there. Married homosexual couples. A pair of husbands and a pair of wives. (This is during the Doctor’s Orders optional mission in conjunction with the Wildlife Preservation story mission in the Wildlife Exploitation Preserve.)
Granted, the situation they seem to have found themselves in isn’t quite exactly what one would have hoped for, but that seems to be the theme on the planet of Pandora. Because, really, Handsome Jack is a f’ing asshole.