In Silverload, the player meets a barber who “has very effeminate mannerisms and voice” (ETJB, 2014), which can be read as a sign that he is meant to be a gay character. The barber is seen at 6:10 in this video. In addition to being clearly readable as gay, he seems to be coded as broadly European/Eastern European.
- ETJB. (2014, April 2). SilverLoad (PlayStation). Moby Games. http://www.mobygames.com/game/playstation/silverload/reviews/reviewerId,113308
- LGBT characters in video games. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_characters_in_video_games
- SilverLoad. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/silverload/silverload.htm
- Quiting The Rage’s Channel. (2012, February 12). Silverload Playstation Playthrough Part 4. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nf1t6Iqxw4