Gamers delighted with subtle LGBTQ inclusive gestures in new Spider-Man Game
By Georgina Vincent on Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Sometimes it’s the small gestures that can mean the most.
As gamers went swinging across the cityscape as Marvel’s famous web slinging hero in the newly released Playstation 4 exclusive game, many noticed rainbow pride flags adorning several buildings in the game’s sandbox.
Using the in-game selfie mode, players have taken to social media to share their images of the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man hanging next to the flags to praise the developers for the subtle yet inclusive detailing.
Wow. I stopped to perch on a building in #Spidermanps4 and looked over and saw this.
Thinking about all the 12-year-old kids who will be playing this game and seeing this in towns where it’s not safe to put that flag up. pic.twitter.com/QGr1Q7QrxZ
— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) September 8, 2018
— Artway (@Artway6) September 8, 2018
What’s interesting is this *is* great and noteworthy, but it’s also the case all you need to do to contain this moment is…accurately represent New York City and its buildings
Video games have managed our expectations until we *expect* the queerness bowlderized out of real world https://t.co/7Zzqk4T1Qj
— mcc (@mcclure111) September 8, 2018
THIS! This is exactly it. Sometimes inclusion doesn’t have to be huge. Sometimes it can be something seemingly small and minor – but believe me to gaymers and young queer kids playing, this will FEEL huge. https://t.co/O4yoFUIqlj
— Joe Glass 🏳️🌈 Thought Bubble VicHall 55! 🏳️🌈 (@josephglass) September 8, 2018