I am an avid video gamer, let me just put that out there right now. I always have been and I am sure that I always will be too. Now, being openly gay, me and my other Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual or Transgender friends were recently discussing the portrayal of LGBT people in video games and we recently discovered that there really wasn’t any. No serious presence is ever really seen in video games of today, whether you look at computer games, console games on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 or PS3 – none whatsoever. This trend has been going on for many years now and it shows no sign of changing any time soon, we think that this must have been an after thought for game developers and after speaking to a few of them from Sony and EA we heard just as we thought. It’s not really something that game developers think about all too much in the development process of the latest video games. In actuality character development as a whole isn’t really considered until the later proportion of the developmental process and at this point they are usually being chased by their project managers to finish the game as quickly as possible. This is a massive issue for all of us here at LGBT development and we are hoping to possibly get a few more LGBT characters included into some video games of the future. Let us know what you all think in the comments section below and we will try to action any points that are made.
Hopefully within five years from now there will be a clear path for us all to work on their inclusion. Personally I think we should see an awful lot more thought put into the perception of people into video games, this is a huge part of our community and more and more children are playing games now and it is only fair to have LGBT characters put into games on the Xbox and PS4. If we don’t see this, likewise with Nintendo, we are going to end up with a completely polarized game with very little diversity that is not really in any way representative of the real world.
I know I’m not supposed to be sat here posting more stories about anything that is not related to LGBT or getting my stuff packed away, but I feel like I have to. I honestly do. I’ve been working out some new ideas for the blog and new places that I’m keen on travelling to, I think it is going to take me a long time to save up all of the money, but even when I finally get everything into place I don’t know where I want to travel to. Part of me thinks that I am just running away from stuff and have no plans as to what I actually want in life, but I think that that is the beauty of it. Anyway, today’s post is supposed to be about helping people learn how to jailbreak PS4 consoles, it’s not too difficult really and only takes up a really small proportion of time. If you spend some time looking then you will have the answers in less than an hour. The best place for you to learn more about this is
I am not actually legally allowed to post any information here without breaking some form of copywriting laws, but I think that you should all be checking this out if you own an Xbox One or PS4 console. If you are interested in getting into contact with me in person regarding any further information then just let me know via email or give me a call, either way works. I am happy to help you out in person but can’t really provide anything else on here for you to go off. All that I will say is that if you are a hardcore gamer or game fan then you will benefit massively from this simple procedure and should definitely try it out as soon as you have a chance to.
Meet outside Admiral Duncan pub56, Old Compton Street Soho
London W1D 4UE
Enjoy the vibrancy of Soho’s exciting modern-day streets whilst walking a heritage trail of diverse LGBT history. Hear about the characters that have lived challenging and inspiring lives, making unique contributions to science, the arts, culture, the community, politics and LGBT rights.
Meet on the pavement outside the Admiral Duncan pub.
The tour is run by Kairos in Soho, an LGBT voluntary organisation. All guides are qualified and accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding. £5 – All proceeds of the tour help support our work. There is no need to book. Everybody is welcome.
The tour takes place on the third Sunday of every month.
After the success of my previous post on the LGBT tour of Soho, I’ve decided to write up an article of other cool events that people can visit in London that are, in some way or another, related to the LGBT scene. Firstly, if you’re living in London like I am then you will be absolutely inundated with invitations to go and visit X, Y and Z museums, exhibitions, art gallery’s, gay parades and a whole host of other cool events too. But let me tell you this, there is far more to see in this fantastic city. Far, far more. Now, if you like cable car rides then London’s own cable car, that crosses the river Thames, might be the one for you. A stunning 10 minute journey that looks over the whole city provides for a really good experience that I am sure many of you will enjoy. I think that it’s probably the most enjoyable trip that I have had since first moving to the city about 2 years ago now. There is even more awesomeness, such as the shard – Britain and indeed Europe’s tallest building is another spectacular sight. It looks great from the ground, however when you are the 80 or so stories above the ground, the city looks even better.
On a similar note there is also the London Eye, London’s and once again – Europe’s – tallest Ferris Wheel. It stands right next to the Southbank side of the Thames and when you are on top of it you really do get a bird’s eye view of the city in all of its glory. What I will say is that it is much better to go on up the Eye when it’s sunny outside and in daylight hours. Obviously if you choose to do it this way and particularly in peak hours then you will have to contend with a very overcrowded cabin as you traverse the giant wheel. This isn’t so much of a problem but it can be when every single person aboard wants to take a photo of Big Ben and up and down the river too. I have a lovely time aboard the London Eye and would definitely recommend anybody thinking about paying it a visit to do so too, it’s not too expensive and is the perfect place for anybody in the LGBT scene to take a date as well. Highly, highly recommended from everyone here at LGBT development.
Today I would like to provide you all with a little bit of insight as to why I am here today. I’m starting my new blog up, I am to have plenty of posts here supporting like minded people and want to help the community prosper. If at all possible I would also like to be able to become an influencer in the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender world. I know that this is an awful lot to ask, but I thought I would ask it anyway, I’m hoping to help myself grow as a person and hopefully a few other people along the way too. If you ever have any questions about any of the content on my new blog then please get into contact with me as soon as possible and I will point you in the direction of more information. I should probably introduce myself before going off on a random rant with no particular topic, I’m craig and I have been openly gay for almost three years now, finally coming out of the proverbial closet was such a release and weight off of my own shoulders. I had spent many, many years hiding this from my parents and after such a long wait I finally felt that it was the right time to make those crucial amends to my personal life. Now, I’m not the best writer but I’m hoping to document my daily struggles with being openly gay on this blog and I’m hoping to develop some form of loyal following over the years to come so that we all have a nice place to come and chat about our lives. There is a lot of different topics that I would love to cover, I feel that I don’t really have enough free time to cover all of them but by god am I going to give it my best shot. I don’t know where I’m going to be taking this first, but I think the morality issues based on the persecution of gay, bisexual, transgender or lesbian people is up there on my topics that I feel the need to tackle. If any body out there has any other ideas or things that they would like some help with then please leave me an email or call me on my personal phone, you can find all of my information on the contact me section of the site. I am more than happy to help people, just talk and I will be all ears for you!