When I left School my first job was at the seaside resort of Felixstowe where I worked as second chef and chief bottle washer at a burger bar called Big Daddies. One of the perks… the only perk of working there was the video arcade next door. Back then the choice of games where limited to pill popping Pacman, the testosterone fueled Donkey Kong and then there was the gallant blonde prince, with a high pitched scream in Dragon’s lair. All these characters I would later find on the gay scene.
As the gaming technology came on in leaps and bounds, such 2-D characterizations got left behind, and so did any hint that there may be gay gamers wanting to see themselves represented in worlds where everything and anything can happen. Read more