History Creator / Bioware

11th Jul '16 4:16:24 PM Mercy
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* HideYourGays: Can be charted pretty well from being played straight to being completely averted. ''Knights of the Old Republic'' had it vetoed by Creator/LucasArts, ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' had gay romances scripted but removed at the last moment, the options becoming available in VideoGame/JadeEmpire, ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' finally gave equal amounts of options, regardless of gender (outside of one character), and ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' is their first game to feature romance options that exclusive to the same gender. This trope is coming into play with ''[[VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic The Old Republic]]'' now, with similar flashpoints as ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' had -- namely, people complaining that it lacks a same-sex romance option, and those railing against the ''possibility'' of such an option in their MMO. Apparently it ''will'' be an option, but in a post-release patch.

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* HideYourGays: Can be charted Proceeds pretty well from being played straight straight, to being completely averted. ''Knights of the Old Republic'' averted.
** ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''
had it vetoed by Creator/LucasArts, Creator/LucasArts.
** ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' included gay romance options for male and female player-characters, but hides any same-sex ''kissing'' behind a FadeToBlack, unless you apply a patch to the PC version of the game.
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''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' had gay romances scripted but removed at the last moment, the options becoming available in VideoGame/JadeEmpire, moment.
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''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' finally gave equal amounts of options, regardless of gender (outside of one character), and character).
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''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' is their first game to feature romance options that exclusive to the same gender. This trope is coming into play with gender.
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''[[VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic The Old Republic]]'' has this trope coming back into play now, with similar flashpoints as ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' had -- namely, had, namely some people complaining that it lacks a same-sex romance option, and those others railing against the ''possibility'' of such an option in their MMO. Apparently it ''will'' be an option, but in a post-release patch.
9th Jul '16 5:27:56 PM nombretomado
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* BadassGay: There's a ''reason'' BioWare has an LGBTFanbase, and it comes in the form of usually having at least one {{Badass}} bisexual or gay character in their games. ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' even included a {{Badass}} transgender character.

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* BadassGay: There's a ''reason'' BioWare [=BioWare=] has an LGBTFanbase, and it comes in the form of usually having at least one {{Badass}} bisexual or gay character in their games. ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' even included a {{Badass}} transgender character.



** True to BioWare's commitment to inclusivity, there's also male examples found throughout their games:

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** True to BioWare's [=BioWare=]'s commitment to inclusivity, there's also male examples found throughout their games:



* FeministFantasy: BioWare has repeatedly shown a commitment to portraying women in a very positive way in their video games. {{Fanservice}} still exists in some of the female characters, but they're still ''characters'' rather than objects, and there's also plenty of [[MrFanservice sexy male characters]] for anybody who bats for that team. ''Franchise/MassEffect'' and ''Franchise/DragonAge'' are probably the best examples. Both have female fighters everywhere, militaries with GenderIsNoObject policies, women with incredible amounts of political and economical power (''Dragon Age'' actually has a FantasyCounterpartCulture version of the Catholic Church that is run [[PersecutionFlip exclusively by women]]), and a roughly equal ratio of female to male characters in the PC's squad.

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* FeministFantasy: BioWare [=BioWare=] has repeatedly shown a commitment to portraying women in a very positive way in their video games. {{Fanservice}} still exists in some of the female characters, but they're still ''characters'' rather than objects, and there's also plenty of [[MrFanservice sexy male characters]] for anybody who bats for that team. ''Franchise/MassEffect'' and ''Franchise/DragonAge'' are probably the best examples. Both have female fighters everywhere, militaries with GenderIsNoObject policies, women with incredible amounts of political and economical power (''Dragon Age'' actually has a FantasyCounterpartCulture version of the Catholic Church that is run [[PersecutionFlip exclusively by women]]), and a roughly equal ratio of female to male characters in the PC's squad.
24th May '16 9:12:24 PM Vios
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer2013''

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer2013''''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer2013'' [[note]]Victory Games, the [=EA=]-owned studio which worked on the Command & Conquer reboot, was rebranded [=BioWare=] Victory part way through development (although it had moved back to its original brand by the time the game got cancelled).[[/note]]
21st May '16 10:01:23 PM erforce
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* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu / DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu - You will be doing this ''frequently.'' Gods, wanna-be gods, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, {{HumanoidAbomination}}s, Sith ghosts, Darkspawn, Old Gods, Reavers...yes, even if you're playing a regular {{Muggle}} Smuggler, you're going to be busting more supernatural terrors than [[{{Film/Ghostbusters}} Peter Venkman]].

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* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu / DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu - You will be doing this ''frequently.'' Gods, wanna-be gods, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, {{HumanoidAbomination}}s, {{Humanoid Abomination}}s, Sith ghosts, Darkspawn, Old Gods, Reavers...Reavers... yes, even if you're playing a regular {{Muggle}} Smuggler, you're going to be busting more supernatural terrors than [[{{Film/Ghostbusters}} [[{{Franchise/Ghostbusters}} Peter Venkman]].
7th Apr '16 3:33:20 AM Hanz
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* GoingThroughTheMotions: Canned animations are fairly common within cutscenes, especially during dialog scenes.
4th Apr '16 7:36:10 PM Vios
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->''"BioWare is like the master of making you feel like the game revolves around the choices you make."''

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->''"BioWare ->''"[=BioWare=] is like the master of making you feel like the game revolves around the choices you make."''
13th Mar '16 7:48:18 AM Koveras
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* CompanionSpecificSidequest: This tradition goes all the way to the original ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', where, for instance, Minsc joined your party on the condition that you help him rescue Dynaheir from a fortress full of gnolls and would leave after a while if you didn't keep that promise. This design paradigm reached its pinnacle in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', which consisted almost exclusively of companion-specific missions.
2nd Mar '16 6:39:59 PM NordRonnoc
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' (2016)[[/index]]

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' (2016)[[/index]](2017)[[/index]]
4th Feb '16 5:00:12 PM JackTheHammer
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer2013''
27th Dec '15 5:28:35 PM RomanBowler
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** ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' adds Samantha Traynor to Liara for the GayOption.



** Josephine (a graceful, pacifist Antivan ambassador) and Cassandra (a commanding Seeker who is second in command to the former Divine) in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' as the straight options for males. Lesbians still have Josephine as the Betty with Sera (a crude, playful, hot-headed roguish elf) replacing Cassandra as the Veronica.

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** Josephine (a graceful, pacifist Antivan ambassador) and Cassandra (a commanding practical, spiritual, and intimidating-looking Seeker who is second in command to the former Divine) in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' as the straight options for males. Lesbians still have Josephine as the Betty with Sera (a crude, playful, hot-headed roguish elf) replacing Cassandra as the Veronica.
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