San Francisco Bay in Watch Dogs 2

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Image credit: Screenshot from Watch Dogs 2. Retrieved July 12, 2019 via QRM –

Watch Dogs 2 allows you to explore condensed versions of San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County and Silicon Valley. It is thus possible to visit a lot of the real-world locations that have queer history in-game. For example, you can go to queer bars and see rainbow sidewalks in the Castro District. Many of the houses throughout the game also are adorned with rainbow flags. Moreover, the game is filled with NPCs not relevant to the stories narrative (i.e. civilians walking down the street), many of which appear to be in same-sex or same-gender relationships (e.g. two characters coded as lesbian may be seen holding hands, kissing, or cuddling). Hacking can also disclose information about characters, such as their sexuality.

LGBTQ References in this game:

San Francisco Bay Area

Pride Shirt

Lenora Kastner

Miranda Comay

Drag Queen Doorman

See also QRM’s entry for this game.


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