A commentary discussing the latest controversy surrounding Nintendo saying no to gay marriage in their upcoming game Tomodachi Life.
Making mountains out of mole hills... just play the bloody game.
I'll try to turn the table in hopes of making people at least try to understand. Imagine if in Dragon Age, you were only allowed to romance male characters if you were a male character and female characters if you were a female. Imagine if same-sex relationships were your only choice and you were never given the option for heterosexual relationships. Kind of a bummer right? I'm not objectively saying Nintendo should go in and change their game, but I do sympathize for the folks affects by this.
If that was the case, I'd know the game is not aimed at me so chances are i wouldn't buy it... simple. I wouldn't be complaining by making articles like most of the ones we saw on here because I understand and will see if the game is worth playing for other reasons, if i do find one, I'd buy it, simple.
Funny you're describing Dragon Age 2 in which you couldn't be nice to anyone because they, the companion NPC, would begin to hit on you.... Which led you to being a total @ss to everyone
Allow me to turn the tables yet again. Imagine you played Dragon Age to enjoy the action, or the actual elements of the game and didn't bother with pursuing a relationship. I know, I know, radical concept right? Or how about this one. Imagine instead of complaining about something no one has the right to complain about, and no one but the game creator can change, instead you make your own game with the representation you want in it. Geez, mind blown. Oh and here's the last one. Imagine not expecting heterosexual people to represent non-heterosexual people since, you know, they aren't homosexual people. Wow.
I sympathize with those who are upset with this as well, but controversy is hardly worth it. Tomodachi Life is not a dating sim. It's a silly game for Miis to goof around in. Nothing more.
So according to this Gay Marriage means sex...?
Why do you think this design decision instantly means that Nintendo is against gay marriage? The title alone makes it sound like they're homophobic and they're not.
Actually, since Nintendo did not cave, I would say they are not homophobic at all. The companies that cave to every whim of the gay activism are the real homophobes by the definition of the word. The term homophobic is completely misapplied, it would imply that they are cowering in fear at what the gays might do if they don't put them in their game, not the other way around. I completely support Nintendo and any company who does not cave to the social gestapo of 3%. Eventually the gay fad will be over and people will realize that most humans are still straight. Gays can have their lifestyles and rights or whatever, just do not expect to be socially mainstream. Once their little rights fight is over, they will go back to being a permanent fringe group.
Yeah it's exactly the same with regards to Blacks, Americans, Women, people from other nations, short people etc. They should all just go away and leave the world (and videogames) to tall, white, straight Englishmen like myself. The fad of being different to me will die out eventually. (If you can't tell there's a big heap of sarcasm going on here).
@Angeljuice: I'm this close to following you around and posting that SouthPark video I posted on one of your comments before, on every comment you make because you sound exactly the same all the time.
@PostMesmeric ^THIS!! Nintendo wanted to avoid taking a stance altogether. This is not homophobia, this is an entertainment company trying to avoid controversy.
Congrats to Nintendo for not worshiping cultural marxism & political correctness.
They didn't say "No." to gay marriage. Ugh. Come on. Be objective about this. People are taking this to one extreme or the other, just like every political issue.
Nintendo never said "No" to gay marriage, they just didn't want it in their game. Big difference.
The headline is (intentionally) very misleading about that and you also forget most people don't even read articles.
I agree marriage should only be between a man and a Mii
WTF Nintendo didn't say no to gay marriage! wow people need to calm their tits stop over-analyising and misinterpreting a small decision by Nintendo :/ pretty sure they have openly gay employees -.-
True, but why the flame bait title
Honestly on a serious note I don't have a problem with gay marriage or gay couples at all I do dislike public affection period male/female or male/male keep that shiz at home lovebirds I'm hateful like that :) Now you don't have to like anything or be forced to agree with anyone's thinking that's your choice as long as you aren't . . . I was going somewhere with this but I sorta had a brain-fart >.< probably for the best these type of topics bring out a ugliness in people >.<
Play the game and enjoy it. Does everything have to be politics? There are barley ethnic or female lead characters games and we are going on about same sex marriage. Get a life.
no its important that we fight for the rights to sleep with cookies and miis. Some of us didn't choose to want to play.. i mean sleep with wiis, we were just born that way.
the only thing it means - nintendo is slow and prone to changes, that's all. Just like it was with game achievents. their minds live in prehistoric times
Well i'm gay for nintendo.
And this is what people mend by "Nintendo making a statement by not including it". Thank you company I really love and adore, also funny how it is the people that bitch and moan the most about Nintendo that now praise it for the decision. They don't even play the damn games. Thank you Nintendo for "making this statement", at least Microsoft and EA (horrible as people may call them) at least try hard to be big on equal rights. Although MS sometimes overshoots it, like how easy they jump on Xbox live players that have something that might be offensive in their tag or description, I do not think they would ever make this excuse. Addendum: And this comes from the company that used to have one of the first female protagonists in a game. Oh well, the bullies of the "family morals! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!" win again.
Everyone's entitled to their own opinion but your opinions wrong and ignorant.
Along with most of you homophobes.
"Leviticus 18:22 - Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination." Gay marriage shouldn't exist. Why go against the opposite gender. end of discussion/
Leviticus also says you can't mix different fabrics, can't eat pig or lobster, can't shave, can't curse, can't gossip, can't do anything on Sundays but pray, and can't associate with women on their periods. You're a hypocritical moron if you're cherry picking this from Leviticus.
Deuteronomy 23:1 "No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord." Sounds like you're not going to heaven Deuteronomy 22:13-21 "A marriage shall be considered valid only if the wife is a virgin. If the wife is not a virgin, she shall be executed." I really hope you don't believe these "Fairy Tale"s though
Your life must be pretty sad if you're offended to something as trivial as this.
The person who started this campaign, petition or what ever the f**k you wanna call it needs to be shot and dropped in the Laurentian Abyss. I'm 100% with Nintendo on this. It's a f**king game. I have gay friends and even they think this is just over the top. No wonder the gaming industry is falling apart because of whining bastards throwing there toys out the pram when they dont get there own way. God i miss the super nintendo and mega drive days.
This is so overblown. Let it go already.
Way to go Nintendo! Now I might pick up a Wii-U just because they didn't cave to the arrogant LGBT community. Show some support!