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Nintendo Apologizes for Keeping Same Sex Couples Out of Game
ABC News ^ | 05/12/2014 | By DERRIK J. LANG

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; homosexuality; nintendo; samesexmarriage

1 posted on 05/12/2014 12:05:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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


2 posted on 05/12/2014 12:07:44 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Yep!!

That is EXACTLY why I am sure..

The next step from Gay Marriage is Pedophilia..


3 posted on 05/12/2014 12:08:33 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

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


4 posted on 05/12/2014 12:11:24 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SeekAndFind

NOW can we have a “H” rating for homosexual content?


5 posted on 05/12/2014 12:11:26 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t know which is sadder - the fact that it’s news or the fact that anyone cares.


6 posted on 05/12/2014 12:11:48 PM PDT by arderkrag (Chaste women, sober men, obedient children, and "sin laws" - the four horsemen of the apocalypse.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

That is exactly right.

Sad but true.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 12:12:38 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963:

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy.

8 posted on 05/12/2014 12:21:50 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: SeekAndFind

They are not including goats and camels? Some are gonna be outraged.


9 posted on 05/12/2014 12:22:16 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


10 posted on 05/12/2014 12:27:41 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“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...


11 posted on 05/12/2014 12:29:28 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: arderkrag

What? No sex with animals?

How about including some love for paedophiles as well?


12 posted on 05/12/2014 12:30:52 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: SeekAndFind

Grooming much?


13 posted on 05/12/2014 12:42:51 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: SeekAndFind

We’re doomed.


14 posted on 05/12/2014 12:44:02 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

How about cannibalism?

People eaters have feelings too!


15 posted on 05/12/2014 12:45:02 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: eddie willers

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.


16 posted on 05/12/2014 12:45:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: MrB
"I have feelings too Clarice..."

17 posted on 05/12/2014 12:47:48 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: MrB

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.


18 posted on 05/12/2014 1:06:27 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder if Nintendo also included a virtual mom’s basement as a domicile for 23 year old video game fans in Mesa Arizona.


19 posted on 05/12/2014 1:14:19 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: SeekAndFind

If Nintendo has anything to apologize for,and they might;I don’t know.....this ain’t it.


20 posted on 05/12/2014 1:21:48 PM PDT by oldtech
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To: SeekAndFind; GeronL
"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."

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.

21 posted on 05/12/2014 1:53:14 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

this is ridiculous


22 posted on 05/12/2014 2:40:04 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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