Nintendo “Sorry” for Not Allowing Gay Marriage

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Nintendo has decided to apologise for not allowing gay marriage in its upcoming “Tomodachi Life” game, promising it in future installments instead.

The upcoming US version of 3DS “life” simulation game Tomodachi Life was soon harried by an American gay rights pressure group for not somehow not allowing the ancient tradition of same sex marriages:

“In purposefully limiting players’ relationship options, Nintendo is not only sending a hurtful message to many of its fans and consumers by excluding them, but also setting itself way behind the times.”

This campaign for “virtual equality” at first prompted Nintendo to attempt to dodge the issue by explaining it is not engaged in “social commentary”:

“Nintendo never intended to make any form of social commentary with the launch of ‘Tomodachi Life,’

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.”

However, once the scope of the PR damage became apparent, this was soon recanted and replaced with a full apology and a promise to include homosexual relationship options in any future title in the series, though they still apparently omit any commitment to including polygamy or other relationships deemed unacceptable by Americans:

“We apologize for disappointing many people by failing to include same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life.

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.

[…]

We pledge that if we create a next installment in the Tomodachi series, we will strive to design a game-play experience from the ground up that is more inclusive, and better represents all players.”

Amongst Japanese there is some scepticism about the whole imbroglio:

“Cultural differences? Poor Nintendo…”

“Typical Yanks.”

“I would think they could have patched it, but if they did imagine the problems which would follow…”

“I can’t help but think these options end up annoying more players when they are put in and they end up with unwanted same sex proposals.”

“How about an option to turn it on or off?”

“Then they get accused of discrimination if it is not on by default.”

“Why are they so desperate to play this stuff with gay marriage anyway?”

“This has more to do with the political clout of the GLBT lot than cultural differences.”

“America, land of the free as ever.”

“The game was just a knock-off anyway, you’d think they’d have realised there might be international sensitivities when they saw The Sims.”

“I think discrimination against minorities is awful, but when these pressure groups do stuff like this it is just as bad.”

“Please just spare our galge this treatment…”

“The sad thing is that this probably just means either the next game will never come out or it will completely drop the marriage system.”

“Next they will be complaining about the games which come out in Japan only…”


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    Comment by Anonymous
    07:08 11/05/2014 # ! Good (+0.7)

    I want SJW and LGBT to leave my video games alone.

    Why don't they take a hint from the responsible part of the BSDM community? Don't get involved in things that don't matter to you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:52 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want you to leave my video games alone too. Stop playing NOW. How fukken old are you?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:47 14/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree with the point being the enforcement of equal "rights" at all cost.

    However... I wouldn't mind if developers were a quite bit more inclusive when it comes to relationships between game characters. At least when we're talking about RPGs. The point of the game is to play a role, not to be forced into one. So what's the point if the game doesn't let me play a character of a sexual orientation of my choosing?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:43 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    But if they like and play the games, then it DOES matter to them, smartass.

    Comment by Anonymous

    "Don't get involved in things that don't matter to you."

    And what exactly are you doing right now? Take your own advice and shut the fuck up. :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:50 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are you somehow unable to read what he wrote at the start...?

    Comment by Anonymous

    I also want PETA to leave my video games alone.

    "oh think of the digital turtles"
    OK...
    *stomp*
    Happy now?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:22 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    These are American leftists, who combine the worst aspects of both Americans and leftists. That means that everything, everywhere is their business, and that nobody, anywhere will be able to do anything without getting an earful from them about failing to live up to some moral standard they set.

    America has always been a Puritan country, and still is. Puritanism never went away, it just switched sides. The same censorious moralizing, the same ceaseless tut-tutting, the same assumption that everything is their business, the same commitment to world-saving whether the world wants to be saved or not... what was once the province of high-collared Protestant schoolmarms is now that of rainbow-flag waving Social Justice Warriors. Different social ends, of course, but exactly the same attitude. And no one will ever be left alone by them. Not ever.

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    Comment by MuChaDo
    19:46 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Best. Comment. Ever.

    Sanctimonious moral exhibitionists ('leftists') discredit any cause they associate with, no matter how worthy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:15 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    they want GLBT games? they could try to make some, but it's always easier to complain.

    Comment by Anonymous
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    Comment by Yamato
    10:21 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I recently found a comic that sums up that post pretty well.

    http://funnyjunk.com/And+the+strong+nord+woman+from+Skyrim/funny-pictures/5075863/ [http://funnyjunk.com/And the strong nord woman from Skyrim/funny-pictures/5075863/]

    Ironically, said comic is an edit of another comic advocating the opposite viewpoint. Needless to say, the edited version is very much an improvement.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:42 14/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where's the original? Want to see for comparison.

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    Comment by Yamato
    02:12 14/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    http://x4.fjcdn.com/comments/See+The+content+posted+takes+a+shot+at+the+girl+_fb03fe659d4fcda9cc549f469821dbdc.png [http://x4.fjcdn.com/comments/See The content posted takes a shot at the girl _fb03fe659d4fcda9cc549f469821dbdc.png]

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    Comment by Palmtop Twintails
    04:58 11/05/2014 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Damn SJW. Why don't they complain about Russia's treatment of homosexuals instead of some game. Oh right, Putin don't give a fuck.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:51 12/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Russia is an enormous country with huge military potential. Nintendo is just a small company in a tiny country with no official army at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:20 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because Japanese are pansies even these entitled rights groups can boss around.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:15 12/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why don't they campaign for social justice for the victims of Zionism in Palestine? They're not about social justice, they're about promoting one tribe's agenda, which is erosion of the Christian core of Western society.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:50 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Putin himself has little to do with law against gay propaganda to minors. And country as whole don't give a fuck to some SJW squeaks in internet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:54 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, he does as a head of a state. Stop sucking his dick, Mr. Vatnik.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:02 12/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was voted in by majority in their congress (Duma). So he cannot refuse it. It's not a presidential decree. It's very popular.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:39 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well Russia is only one country, while the game is going to be a GLOBAL RELEASE. Think about it this way: they decided to ban straight relationships and marriages and allowed same-sex ones. Would you think that's okay?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:36 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    >Russia is only one country
    They not the only one who ban propaganda. In other countries it's the same or even worse (like in Emirates & co., where you can be killed for being gay).

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    Comment by tingle
    06:03 11/05/2014 # ! Good (+0.3)

    How dare a foreign country not have the exact same anglo-saxon morality that my generation has come to know and love in the past 10 years. Clearly they are of inferior morality. /whitepeoplelogic>

    In most countries in the world, not just Asia homosexuality is not considered state of being. It is assumed like the Kinsey scale that all people are bi to one degree or the other, but they look down on people who do it as desperate. This is the weird logic Putin used in Russia when he said gays were allowed bu had to leave the children alone.

    In a similar manner ancient Romans were all expected to have gay sex, it was only a scandal if you were the bottom, because a good leader would be an alpha male on top.

    Before you guys call me a hate monger, I want to point out I have no right to tell you what to do with your life and I masturbated to Futabu! and have been pegged by my wife so I'm not exactly 100% straight or wienerphobic. I'm just providing the devil's advocate view here. Nintendo is hardly trying to hurt anyone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:50 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    "anglo-saxon morality" "whitepeoplelogic"

    So you enjoyed your first semester of sociology at the community college, I take it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:18 12/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    As opposed to what, your conspiratorial ramblings on stormfront?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:04 12/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol 'white people' Because gay logic is 'white people logic' when there are nearly 50 million fags in china alone.

    your bitch mentality is showing. You a piss skin to bitch and mouth off so much?

    /simpleyellowskinlogic

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:06 12/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You sound like a fag. An asian fag.

    Very effete and un manly in more ways than one. 'blahhhh it's the white people' Not even black people bitch this low....

    LOL

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:30 13/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope. Not daring to mess with blacks this chihuahua.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:17 12/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sankaku: where bitch minorities come to feel better by pretending to know /whitepeoplelogic when they don't even know proper history or their own history.

    While admitting they like getting ass fucked by a peg.

    HAHAHAHA you minorities are sure getting uppity.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:46 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can't group regions into east vs wast and make blanket statements.

    Tolerance to gays is hardly a part of western/anglo-saxon morality. Anglican and various protestant churches are more anti-gay than the Catholic Church, a world leader in gay bashing.

    Neither is bigotry an Asian thing. Its true that Southeast Asians can be violently anti-gay, and lynching are common. But the Chinese just across the border are among the most tolerant in the world. Even seniors there consider homosexuality to be private business and not subject to interference.

    As far as Japanese go, it's not so much anti-gay as avoiding the subject. Typical Japanese behavior.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:50 12/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Tolerance to gays is hardly a part of western/anglo-saxon morality. Anglican and various protestant churches are more anti-gay than the Catholic Church, a world leader in gay bashing."

    Catholic Church actually teaches tolerance to gay and only sex is sinful. On the other hand Islamists teach death for gay. But Catholic Church is obviously world leader in gay bashing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:54 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gay relationships were more accepted and commonplace in Japan until the Westerners came along, actually...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:47 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    One correction there, The Romans saw being gay as scandalous and disgusting as well as not producing loyal and productive new Roman citizens. It was the Greeks who were more open to being gay. There is a big difference between the two cultures at the time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:39 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Romans and Greeks were the same. Homosexuality was perfectly acceptable as long as you were the dominant partner. Ain't nothing gay about getting yo' dicked sucked like prison niggas say. Basically that was their mentality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:35 15/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Romans and Greeks were not the same. Actually, conservative Romans of the mid to late Republican era were scandalized by the sexual openness of the Greeks, and fought quite hard to prevent the pollution of Roman culture with perverted eastern filth. Roman society was based on strict patriarchal obeisance to the "paterfamilias" of male head of household. Christianity was hardly the first thing that was homophobic in Rome.

    That being said, they also shat in boarded over holes and kept slaves. Anybody opposed to gay marriage in 2014 and hiding behind "cultural differences" is a savage. Nothing will change it's eventual acceptance, and the people fighting against in now will end up in the history books as backwards villains.

    Comment by Anonymous

    "Romans and Greeks were the same. Homosexuality was perfectly acceptable as long as you were the dominant partner."

    And where are the Roman and Greek empires now....?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Rome lasted for centuries and went through multiple changes, you really should divide it on whether you mean pre-christian or christian Rome.

    In pre-christian times, Rome was very open in sexuality and religion, being truly a melting pot. For example, in pre christian times gays weren't thought to be weird or disgusting but just another form of enjoying sex, most likely adapted from Creeks that you mentioned. Of course this meant that concentrating on gay sex was considered somewhat weird, but doing both wasn't anything disgusting.

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    22:34 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's obvious all of you have learned your "History" from the literary greats of HBO and Showtime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:00 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    hmmm, pre-christian Rome sounds like a good time and place for 3 or 4somes...Still, I will stick with one waifu at a time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:55 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's way easier than all that.
    Acording to stadistics, a bit over 10% of world population is gay/lez. And 600 million potential buyers are a lot to displease.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:44 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    By your logic, it's dumb to displease 10 billion of potential buyers to please 600 million.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:31 12/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not only disturbing but disgusting to want to invite children to such sickening and confusing stuff. What happened to the morals of people? So many seem to want to be Satan's little devil children.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:16 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    By your logic, it's dumb to add 3-4 billion to earth's population just to defend your opinion. Just what you did.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    09:42 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Appease everyone. Have homosexual relationships, but because it is already designed for children to be had in a family setting, you can have homosexual relationships but it's a game over and you die together in a happy loving relationship with no progeny.

    Good End.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:52 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    10% is a lie spread by the LGTB lobby to make itself appear greater than it really is. Closer estimates are 0.5% of general population being truely gay, and 2% being just perverts (disproportionaly skewed towards the wealthy).

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:25 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    >a bit over 10% of world population is gay/lez

    Nope.

    Nowhere near 10% of any representative sample is gay/les.

    The gays have a lot of money and a lot of media connections.

    Thus they try to overstate their numbers and often get away with it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:37 12/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bigot? Ah, the new fad. Like tossing anti-Semite and expect to shun the opposition into shame because the opposition actually has morals and are upright unlike the demon in human skin who supports perversion. A bigot in no way applies to homosexuals.

    Each of them has their inalienable rights but in no way do they have a right to promote their lustful perversion in public. What's next? Bestiality support? Because like Homosexuals, bestiality also has no benefit and serves no purpose to order then chaos and lustful perversion. Also the God of Israel is going to kill all of them so if you support them your jumping in bed with them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:09 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    you must be a special kind of conspirationist stupid, the real figure is actually HIGHER because it can't count closetted homosexuals whose life may be threatened by bigots like YOU;

    you're an asshole, you'll die an asshole.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:53 12/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kinsey has been criticized for his work not being rigorously scientific.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:39 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    The 10% figure comes from the Kinsey Reports which were surveys conducted in the 40's and 50's; long before the LGBT movement.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:31 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    the world population is only just over 7 billions...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:40 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    lawl i think we all jerk it to futanari / otoko no ko / loli / beast and all other manner of filth here at sankaku

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:15 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    But not NTR, my heart is too weak. ;_;

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:43 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Doesn't everyone do that?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:43 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    @23:43 was aimed @ 15:39

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:39 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    picture your self as the thief and its awesome

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:37 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anglo-Saxon morality? I hope you mean Jewish morality. Listen to Joe "I am a Zionist" Biden's speech in which he places 100% responsibility for the success of the LGBT agenda on the shoulders of the Jews and their efforts through control of media / jewdiciary / and more.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:13 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Correct.







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