Happy Halloween, gamesters! Yes, it’s that time of year again and, with that in mind, we’ve got a couple of spooky gaming news bites for you, along with all the regular stuff.
“Fable II” lesbians and why no fuss?
It’s a strange thing how sometimes the press leaps upon a game for a specific aspect and pulls it through the mill. “Mass Effect” for the Xbox 360 (and later PC) garnered more than its fair share of negative attention regarding its “lesbian” love scene. The game was even banned for a time in Singapore.
Now, “Fable II” has finally released on the Xbox 360 and features lesbians, lesbian marriages, gay guys and bisexuals, but not a word has been uttered. Lesbian Gamers will be looking into this oddity in the coming week as well as collating all the characters’ sexuality types.
“Dead Space” is a Halloween treat
A review of “Dead Space” will appear on the next episode of “Gay Girls Who Game,” but given it’s Halloween week, we thought we’d include a little bit of info here too. “Dead Space” is creepy; there are creepy sounds, creepy shadows, loud musical interludes and, of course, monsters.
If you want to up your Halloween gaming scares this week, you could do worse than EA’s sci-fi horror title “Dead Space.” On the downside, and with regard to what we’ve played thus far (we haven’t finished it yet thanks to “Fable II” and “Fallout 3″), the female character in “Dead Space” is whiney, always wrong, consistently cut down by her male counterpart and, well, just plain annoying, really.
Demo goodness on XBLA and PSN
Just in case you guys missed them, there are a few demos on Xbox Live Marketplace this week that you probably want to check out. First up, there’s “Tomb Raider: Underworld” &mdsah; need we say more? It’s Lara Croft doing what she does best in a beautiful environment. Next up, there’s another cool female gaming heroine, only this one’s new. Faith from upcoming EA title “Mirror’s Edge” hits XBLM this week also, and it’s well worth a look. Lastly, you might want to check out “Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts” on XBLM; the title by Rare is one for cutesy gaming fans.
“Alone in the Dark: Inferno” demo on PSN
“Alone in the Dark: Inferno” on Playstation Network is a reworked version of the “Alone in the Dark” game that released on the Xbox 360, Wii, PS2 and PC a while ago. “Inferno” includes some enhancements over the other titles, including fixing camera issues gamers complained about in the Xbox 360 version and a better inventory system.
This one will probably get a mention in the Halloween special of “Gay Girls Who Game,” but for now we’ll say, buy it if it’s on sale, or rent it, because it’s a little frustrating to pay full price for this one.