- When a disgruntled (young, straight, male) gamer complained about same-gender romances in BioWare games, saying they were offensive and only there for "political correctness," David Gaider came on and gave the fellow a (rather polite) scolding.David Gaider: The romances in the game are not for "the straight male gamer". They're for everyone. We have a lot of fans, many of whom are neither straight nor male, and they deserve no less attention....And if there is any doubt why such an opinion might be met with hostility, it has to do with privilege. You can write it off as "political correctness" if you wish, but the truth is that privilege always lies with the majority. They're so used to being catered to that they see the lack of catering as an imbalance. They don't see anything wrong with having things set up to suit them, what's everyone's fuss all about? That's the way it should be, any everyone else should be used to not getting what they want...And the person who says that the only way to please them is to restrict options for others is, if you ask me, the one who deserves it least. And that's my opinion, expressed as politely as possible.
- After Dragon Age writer Jennifer Hepler stated in a interview that her least favorite part of games was the gameplay, she was promptly blamed for the gameplay of Dragon Age 2 and every small thing fans thought was wrong with Mass Effect (i.e. things that she as a writer for the Dragon Age franchise had no influence over). The whole thing culminated with Hepler being called "the cancer that is poisoning Bioware", to which Bioware General Manager Aaron Flynn responded with a short "Go fuck yourself".
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