We asked gay icon Jack McFarland: What exactly is “Ogay”?
Last week, Ion Fury developer Voidpoint apologized after individuals from Reset Era criticized content in the game that they found offensive, including an image of a personal skincare bottle jokingly labeled “Ogay” (an “Olay” pun, in case you needed it spelled out).
After the complaints surfaced, Voidpoint announced that they would donate $10,000 to The Trevor Project (an LGBT anti-suicide charity) and that they would be “patching Ion Fury ASAP to remove all unacceptable language.”
However, after a full weekend of Voidpoint’s paying customers criticizing their decision to censor the game, the developer chose to change course. On Monday, Voidpoint and Ion Fury publisher 3D Realms issued a statement indicating that while they will still be donating to The Trevor Project, the joke Ogay bottle will not be censored out of the game.
Ion Fury is a 90s-inspired throwback shooter featuring aesthetics and tropes from video games of that era, so we decided to track down Will & Grace’s Jack McFarlane* (who is himself a 90s-inspired throwback gay icon) to elucidate us all on a very simple question: What exactly is “Ogay?”
According to McFarland: “Ogay is just one of several completely necessary skincare products in my circles. If you apply some Ogay to your abs after a proper waxing- fabulous!”
But what is it? McFarland continued, “The ingredients are simple and all-natural, but there’s really just 2 active ingredients: soy and gaming journalist tears in the proper proportions.”
When we asked McFarland about the online complaints surrounding the inclusion of an Ogay bottle in Ion Fury as a joke, he laughed.
“Our show (Will & Grace) originally ran on NBC for 8 seasons and it was essentially a 100-plus episode running gay gag. Why can’t gays be part of a joke, especially when it isn’t hateful? Don’t get your thong in a twist, Nancy!”
We’d like to thank Mr. McFarland for speaking with us and clarifying the Ogay “issue” for us. Ion Fury is available now for Windows PC and Linux, and will release later in 2019 for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. If you’d like to pick up Ion Fury on Steam, you can do so here.
Source: Niche Gamer
*Note: This part is a joke, guys. Jack McFarland isn’t a real person, after all.