No, Nintendo Doesn't Hate Gays. AKA "Why ‪#‎Miiquality‬ is Pointless".

There's controversy surrounding Nintendo’s upcoming game, Tomodachi Life. The issue stems from the fact that the game does not allow same-sex characters to be married. It was exacerbated by Nintendo saying that the reason for this was because they wanted to avoid “social commentary”. Admittedly, Nintendo have handled this situation badly, but all those who are arguing that Nintendo are being homophobic are, frankly, wrong. Let's take a look at why.

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CustardTrout1415d ago (Edited 1415d ago )

Well this is awkward
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randomass1711415d ago

Oh criminey. Do people seriously think this non-issue makes Nintendo homophobic??

3-4-51415d ago

* Quick, somebody List/Name ALL the games that allow you to be in a relationship with somebody of the same sex.

Now compare that to the list of all games ever created.

How many actually allow it?

randomass1711415d ago

^This. This controversy is so dumb... and to think Nintendo wanted to AVOID controversy.

jacqueline_carter1415d ago

I approved the article but I disagree. I think we have every right to be angry with nintendo.

iamnsuperman1415d ago (Edited 1415d ago )

I agree with you. I also find it funny considering the tag line for this game is something like

Your friends. Your drama. Your life.

Urm apparently not for the gay community.

DragoonsScaleLegends1415d ago

So should they add a lesbian, transgender option also? Or would Nintendo still be evil because they only added in gay dudes.

DragonKnight1415d ago

Why do you have any right to be angry with Nintendo?

randomass1711415d ago

You're angry because you can't make Miis gay in a game that isn't even a real dating sim? -_-

wonderfulmonkeyman1415d ago (Edited 1415d ago )

There's plenty of other games on the internet right now that would allow someone to choose to date their own gender.
Why must this game and every game like it cater to gays just so the creators can avoid being villainized, when there are already other options that cater to the demographic that wants to marry their gender?
Why can't there be two sides to this coin, some games for straights and some games for gays, without both sides trying to villainize each other over the issue?
If equality is ever going to mean anything, then there's got to be a way for both sides to get what they want without being forced to be together every single time in every single instance.
Forcing issues only makes people fight back harder sometimes.
That doesn't solve everything very quickly.

voodoochild3461415d ago (Edited 1415d ago )

No you don't. Stop being a hypocrite and be TOLERANT of Nintendo's right to make a game the way they want to. It's not even a dating sim so I don't understand why people care about sexual orientation. Surely your life isn't so unfulfilling that you have to find something to hate on. Please find something to do...

KonsoruMasuta1415d ago

Not everything has to cater to your demographic. If only people would realize that.

randomass1711415d ago

I'm so shocked people are upset because they can't make Miis marry other certain Miis. I mean... why does it matter? There are worse offenders out there anyway.

Activemessiah1415d ago (Edited 1415d ago )

On a more serious note, this game came out in Japan a while ago and they have JUST decided to give the west one of their "very japanese" games that we don't usually get... but now that this has happened, Nintendo will unlikely do this again and we might miss out on actual gems... so well done, you may have just cost us future ports. -_-

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