Skip to comments.Nintendo life-simulation game doesn’t allow same-sex couples
Posted on 05/07/2014 5:50:10 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
The publisher of such gaming franchises as "The Legend of Zelda" and "Mario Bros." said Tuesday it wouldn't bow to pressure to allow players to engage in romantic activities with characters of the same sex in English editions of "Tomodachi Life." This follows a social media campaign launched by fans last month seeking virtual equality for the game's characters, which are modeled after real people.
"Nintendo never intended to make any form of social commentary with the launch of 'Tomodachi Life,'" Nintendo of America Inc. said in a statement. "The relationship options in the game represent a playful alternate world rather than a real-life simulation. We hope that all of our fans will see that 'Tomodachi Life' was intended to be a whimsical and quirky game, and that we were absolutely not trying to provide social commentary."
Tye Marini, a gay 23-year-old Nintendo fan from Mesa, Arizona, launched the campaign last month, urging Osaka, Japan-based Nintendo Co. and its subsidiary Nintendo of America Inc. to add same-sex relationship options to English versions of the hand-held Nintendo 3DS.
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, visit an amusement park, play games, go on dates and encounter celebrities like Christina Aguilera and Shaquille O'Neal.
"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 blogs and online forums this week.
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“Nintendo life-simulation game doesnt allow same-sex couples”
It is a sad commentary on our culture when a video game is more moral than our own society by not condoning same sex couples.
The world has become a giant mental asylum
Ninento should be banned for life, and forced to divest itself of all of these games. How dare they “diss” the homosexual community by not providing for same sex couples in the game!!! For shame!!!
They have to get with it that homosexual marriage is here and queer and get used to it.
The guy wants to use a computer game for perverted gratification.
Isn’t that what grand theft auto is for?
Here comes a boycott of Nintendo.
Just to clarify: it’s not a computer game, but rather an upcoming game on the Nintendo 3DS handheld console.
“Its a feature, not a bug”
Isn’t that a computer?
“Its a feature, not a bug”
I guess maybe technically it can be called a computer, but when I think of "computer games", I think of games one would play on PC, not a console.
Perhaps there is not the bowing to pressure we usually see because it a Japanese company. Go Nintendo!
The only hope humanity has is the rest of the world not bowing to PC.
So we are screwed.
This game is for the Nintendo 3DS, its a CHILDREN’S GAME, yet these homo whack jobs want same sex simulation on it..sickening but not surprising..just look to Hollywood to see what happens when these freaks get around young boys
Eventually people are going to tire of the homo whining and stop listening. Hope its soon. Very soon.
I feel the same way. I was telling my father a couple months ago that it feels like I fell down a rabbit hole like Alice. The difference is that instead of Wonder Land. I am in Sodomite Ville.
At what point will a major backlash occur, if ever?
These people are insane and I don’t feel obligated to be an active participant in their insanity.
Good. We will see if those so insane as to not be able to control their every deviant sexual desire can refrain from playing with their ‘Nintendo’.
After the economic collapse we will have time for this insanity
let all the liberals piss in their pants over this, so stupid!!!!
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