Queer gamer rant alert.
So I'm playing Fallout 3, and get wrapped-up in this quest to find "The Family" . . . spoilers inside.→
[More:]It's just a side-quest, but . . . you're supposed to deliver a message to a woman's teenage brother, who is supposed to live in a certain town. When you get to the town, it turns out that some gang called the Family has been harassing the town and has killed the sister's/brother's parents. So you go looking for the Family, and you discover that they're basically cannibals turned vampires, and that this kid is one of them.
BTW, this game has different plot lines depending on whether or not you make good or evil moral choices. The overwhelming sense I get is that the the "good" choice would be to kill the Family and "liberate" the brother. At the same time, I can't help reading this Family gang as a distinctively queer trope (which just fits right into contemporary vampire myths). So, if I'm going to be a good guy in the game, I'm going to have to "liberate" the brother from his queer brothers and sisters? Wow, that's fucked up.
(On the other hand, perhaps I just haven't gotten deep enough into the plot to know how it's really "supposed" to turn out).
Sure, I'll take the plate of beans award for the day, but if games are really becoming the new Hollywood, they can't continue to just take the straight white male demographic for granted. I'd expected a lot more from a game so richly realized as this one.