A petition calling for BioWare writer David Gaider to be fired has started online. Several members of the homosexual community are upset by what Gaider did in Dragon Age 2.
Gaider is accused of putting homosexual people in a negative light in the game by having players lose friendship points if your character spurns their advances.
The folks over at Gay Gamer seem to have a very one-sided take on the matter. They're against the petition, even calling it "trollish." It’s a good read if you want more info about it.
Interestingly enough, Ken Levine, creator of Bioshock, tweeted in Gaider’s defense, stating that "Writers don't have a responsibility to make exclusively noble gay characters, they have a responsibility to portray human gay characters. You know, good and bad, smart and dumb, well intentioned and not. Ditto jews, asians, the dutch and hobbits."
What do you think? Is this a case of overreaction or is there truth to what they’re saying? There’s a fine balance between treating each demographic as equals and knowing when to give one a little nudge, but in most cases – you’d still anger one sector of that demographic, whatever decision you choose.