05/11/2010 12:40 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Gay Rights In Video Games: A Brief History (PICTURE)

From Madatoms' Ben Siemon and David Hwang comes a tongue-in-cheek infographic presenting a brief "history" of gay rights in video games.

The timeline is part serious, part comic, and comes just two months after Xbox LIVE began allowing gamers to use terms like "gay,""straight," "lesbian," "bi," and "transgender" in their nicknames and profiles (this new policy is not included in the Madatoms chart, however).

See the infographic below, then check out some of the most controversial video games ever.