Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Sexy Gay Video Game Nerd Alert!
Matthew is a 23-year-old gay San Diegoan who admits he camped out for 4 days to get a PlayStation 3, and also that video games were an immense comfort to him as an overweight child with no friends (I can relate.)
The fact that Sony has allowed an out-loud-and-proud gay gamer onto their popular reality show cannot be understated. Gaymers are a rare breed. And usually when you read news about Gaymers, it has to do with the shitty way they are treated on the Xbox Live network (including even not-gay people living in an actual place called Fort Gay).
By deleting the accounts of out gay gamers, Microsoft has set itself up for an enduring title of anti-gay that has yet to truly leave them. Even though they have better policies in place to allow gay gamers to be themselves, even when they're using an orc avatar with a battle axe, homophobia among Xbox Live users is still prevalent.
How refreshing, then, that Sony is firing a shot across the bow at Microsoft, not only showing that they except their gay players, but also that they celebrate them, and are willing to give them a place at the table.
It also helps that Matthew Brown is extremely sexy, totally adorable, and a former fatty (which warms my heart as one of his formerly chubby kin). Oh, he was also voted Mr. Gay San Diego 2010. Which isn't very surprising.
You can rest assured that I'll be tuning in to The Tester 2 on the Playstation Network and cheering for Matthew Brown.
To see Matthew Brown in action, click here and then click on "Gaymer" (he's the sixth screenshot on the screen). I'll browbeat Sony PlayStation about not allowing these videos to be embedded later on. For now, just get a load of Mr. Brown.