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Mass Effect Video Game Removed Multiple Queer Storylines Because Fox News

Mass Effect

The action role playing video game Mass Effect 2 was one of the most critically acclaimed games in the era it came out. Over a decade later, though, we’re learning that the game’s storyline could have included LGBTQ characters having same-sex romantic relationships.

Two designers that worked on the game revealed that there would have been at least two playable roles in the storyline that would have allowed for same-sex relationships. The storylines were ultimately nixed, though, mainly because no one wanted to deal with the ensuing backlash that would have come from FOX News.

Mass Effect 2 was the second installment of the Mass Effect game trilogy by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts. The game is a third-person shooter where the player assumes a group of characters, human and alien, fighting an alien army in defense of the Milky Way galaxy in a distant future.

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