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Video Games: “The Sims ” Adds Top Surgery Scars, Binders

Video Games: "The Sims " Adds Top Surgery Scars, Binders

Transmasculine Sims players now have more tools to make their avatars look more like themselves. The latest update to The Sims 4, released earlier this week, includes new customization options including chest binders and top surgery scars. The Sims, of course, is a life simulation game that allows players to create and customize their own characters and homes and interact with other players in the game’s virtual world. Full Story From LGBTQ Nation

Videogames: Apex Legends Writer on Hatred for Trans Character: “Maybe Apex Isn’t for You.”

Catalyst - Apex Legends

The lead writer of Apex Legends, Ashley Reed, has hit back at backlash to the game’s first trans character, saying if players don’t like LGBTQ+ representation then “Apex isn’t for you”. Reed, of Respawn Entertainment, has made it very clear that upcoming legend Catalyst has intentionally been made trans to reflect the diversity of the “future world”. She says the character was always intended to be “inescapably trans.” “If you’re not upfront about it, people are gonna find ways to deny it,” she told The Sun. Full Story from Pink News

Video Games: Apex Legends Introduces First Trans Character – Catalyst

Catalyst - Apex Legends

Hugely popular first-person shooter Apex Legends is getting its first trans character named Catalyst – and fans are loving it. Respawn Entertainment introduced the character in a clip on Monday (17 October) where Catalyst – whose real name is Tressa – and her friends explore the vast Outlands together. During a conversation, she confirms that she is transgender by saying: “I feel like the whole world has opened up, now that I’m myself,” adding that transitioning “was sort of hard.” Full Story from Pink News

Videogames: Spiderman Gets Queer Makeover Via Game Mod

Spider-Man given LGBTQ+ makeover

Gamers have given Spider-Man a Pride-inspired makeover after a new game was targeted by anti-LGBTQ+ “modders”. After the release of the critically acclaimed Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered for the PC on 12 August, modders – people who alter or add content to a video game recreationally – jumped at the chance to break the game open and see what they could change. But controversy soon arose after a user created a “Non-Newtonian New York” mod that replaced LGBTQ+ Pride flags with the US stars and stripes. The file was soon removed but not before several iterations reappeared. Since the debacle, other … Read more

Video Games: DC’s Trans Character Dreamer to Come to Fortnite

Dreamer - Fortnite and Supergirl

DC superhero Dreamer is appearing in Fortnite, becoming the popular online, battle-royale game’s first openly trans character. September marks the return of the game’s Rainbow Royale – a massively popular LGBTQ+ Pride event which includes new queer content and cosmetics for players. Last year’s Rainbow Royale included a variety of rainbow-themed items, emotes and sprays celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. Dreamer’s arrival in Fortnite marks the first time a canonically trans character has been added into the game. Full Story from Pink News

Video Games: The Sims Now Has Customizable Pronouns

Sims 4

After more than a year, fans’ wishes for a Sims pronouns update is here. The long-running simulator video game series “The Sims” broke new ground for trans and gender-diverse players on Tuesday by adding the ability to provide customizable pronouns for created characters in the series latest entry, “The Sims 4.” According to a Maxis blog post, the update prompts players to choose the gender of their character (or Sim) when entering Create a Sim mode. Among the options are he/him, she/her and they/them, but the update also adds a custom option that allows players to enter any pronoun choice … Read more

VIDEO GAMES: Sims 4 Releases Inclusive New Wedding Game Pack Trailer

Sims 4 Wedding Pack

The Sims 4 has revealed a new wedding extension pack with a trailer showcasing queer joy. The trailer for the My Wedding Stories game pack follows the story of two female friends who fall in love. One of them jilts her groom at the altar because they’re not compatible – but it doesn’t end badly – as he goes on to walk his former fiancée down the aisle. We then see the women’s relationship develop as they go on a honeymoon and return to their wedding venue as elders, all of which can be recreated with the new extension pack. Full Story from … Read more

NEW RELEASE/GIVEAWAY: Demon’s Game – Xenia Melzer

Demon's Game - Xenia Melzer

QSFer Xenia Melzer has a new MM Contemporary Paranormal Romance out, Demon Mates book 2: Demon’s Game. And there’s a $50 giveaway! For a demon, finding a mate is a difficult, anxiety-inducing process. Or he might just accidentally bite his gaming buddy during a bout of experimental sex and bam—mate found! During a book club meeting where The Witcher is discussed in its entirety, meaning books, series and games, Barion again meets Jon, the zombie, who lives in Sammy’s basement, and the two bond over their mutual love of the game. They begin gaming together, doing videos for Jon’s YouTube … Read more

VIDEO GAMES: Mod Makes all NPC’s Queer


A very dedicated Skyrim player has modified the game to make all non-playable characters (NPCs) queer. Skyrim features dragons, vampires, mammoths and a race of cat-like people known as the Khajiit. But some people think that featuring LGBT+ people and same-sex romance options is a step too far for the fantasy game. According to The Gamer, Skyrim has been subject to several anti-LGBT+ attacks recently with some modders trying to remove any traces of queerness from the game. This reportedly includes erasing any mentions of queer relationships from the game’s notes and journals as well as modding out the ability … Read more