Skip to comments.Nintendo Apologizes for Keeping Same Sex Couples Out of Game
Posted on 05/12/2014 12:05:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Nintendo is apologizing and pledging to be more inclusive after being criticized for not recognizing same-sex relationships in English editions of a life-simulator video game. The publisher said that while it was too late to change the current game, it was committed to building virtual equality into future versions if they're produced.
Nintendo came under fire from fans and gay rights organizations this past week after refusing to add same-sex relationship options to the game "Tomodachi Life."
"We apologize for disappointing many people by failing to include same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life," Nintendo said in a statement released Friday. "Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to change this game's design, and such a significant development change can't be accomplished with a post-ship patch."
The game was originally released in Japan last year and features a cast of Mii characters Nintendo's personalized avatars of real players living on a virtual island. Gamers can do things like shop, play games, go on dates, get married and encounter celebrities like Christina Aguilera and Shaquille O'Neal. Already a hit in Japan, "Tomodachi Life" is set for release June 6 in North America and Europe.
Tye Marini, a 23-year-old gay Nintendo fan from Mesa, Arizona, launched a social media campaign last month seeking virtual equality for the game's characters.
"I want to be able to marry my real-life fiancé's Mii, but I can't do that," Marini said in a video posted online that attracted the attention of gaming sites and online forums this past week. "My only options are to marry some female Mii, to change the gender of either my Mii or my fiancé's Mii or to completely avoid marriage altogether and miss out on the exclusive content that comes with it."
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Someone should ask these “Gay Men” why they are so interested in playing a game that is designed for 8 year olds..could it be that they want to create “Mii”s” so that they can attract young boys into their deviant web
That is EXACTLY why I am sure..
The next step from Gay Marriage is Pedophilia..
Gay men involve themselves in as much activities designed for young children so they can mold them and then molest them..that is how they get into the Boy Scouts..Nintendo designs games for children..why do grown men need to play games designed for little kids..simple..because these kinds of games you can play online against total strangers, easy pickins for these pedophiles who want to get hold of young boys
NOW can we have a “H” rating for homosexual content?
I don’t know which is sadder - the fact that it’s news or the fact that anyone cares.
That is exactly right.
Sad but true.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy.
They are not including goats and camels? Some are gonna be outraged.
This is why I didn’t get too excited when this first came out last week . . . I knew the other shoe would drop sooner than later with an apology by Nintendo.
It would cost this business to much money to take a stand.
“Gay men involve themselves in as much activities designed for young children so they can mold them and then molest them..that is how they get into the Boy Scouts.”
No doubt; Nintendo should include them in the next edition doing what they really do. Of course, that isn’t going to happen...
What? No sex with animals?
How about including some love for paedophiles as well?
How about cannibalism?
People eaters have feelings too!
Oscar Wilde used to call it: “The Love that dares not speak its name.”
Today, it has become the love that won’t shut the F up.
Tell me about it! Discrimination every where!
There ain’t even no openly fag coaches in our major sports . . . though I’m pretty sure there is at least one NFL referee.
I wonder if Nintendo also included a virtual mom’s basement as a domicile for 23 year old video game fans in Mesa Arizona.
If Nintendo has anything to apologize for,and they might;I don’t know.....this ain’t it.
This loser can't even deal with a fake life inside a video game.
As for the name "Tomodachi", there will be no humanitarian relief for these "friends" after their own self-generated tsunami of perversion wipes them out.
this is ridiculous