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Submitted by EZS 94d ago | opinion piece

Nintendo Promises To Push Gay Agenda On Children

Earlier this month, the Japanese company Nintendo declined to introduce same-sex marriage in “Tomodachi Life,” a life simulation handheld video game marketed to children over the age of eight. Following the #Miiquality push (Mii is a digital avatar used in the game), Nintendo said it “never intended to make any form of social commentary with the launch of” the game.

The company, however, later stated in future releases of the popular game they will “strive to design a gameplay experience from the ground up that is more inclusive, and better represents all players.” (3DS, GameCube, Industry, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Tomodachi Life, Wii, Wii U)

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nope111  +   94d ago
LOL somebody is having too much fun with the photo mode.
ps4rulez   94d ago | Spam
thehobbyist  +   94d ago
Social justice is ruining video games.
Firstly, Tomadachi Life never had homosexuality in it to begin with. That was a lie that spread like wildfire because of SJW's.
Secondly, Sexuality is a Mature (Wink wink nudge nudge) topic and shouldn't be put into a game designed for kids and is rated 'E for Everyone'. If this was rated T or higher I'd think it's acceptable but this game is designed for an audience that thinks romance in general is gross. Come on, guys.
marloc_x   94d ago | Off topic | show
sjaakiejj  +   94d ago
Acceptance is a topic that applies to everyone, not just adults. The ability to have a homosexual relationship is just as relevant to children as the ability to have a hetero sexual relationship. Either have both or neither, anything else and you're essentially telling children that not everyone is equal because their preferences don't match that which the materials they are exposed to reflect is "correct".

If "romance is gross" is the group of people this game was aimed at, then why have a relationship option in the first place?
ChickeyCantor  +   93d ago
@Sjaakiejj

I'm 100% with you, but you shouldn't bother here. Loads of ignorance that runs here.
kreate  +   93d ago
@sjaak

I see plenty of movies and other games that only represent hetero sexual relationships.

what about those?

are they telling children something?
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bullymangLer  +   94d ago
Dear nintendo,

please just cancel this game
1upgamer99  +   93d ago
You are a dork...
thehobbyist  +   93d ago
Dear Nintendo,
Please just cancel a game that's probably already gone gold and is the game that allowed Sakamoto to stop butchering Metroid. Just because of a little controversy that you've already addressed and will make changes for in the future.
jc48573  +   94d ago
why does it have to be an agenda?
Sly-Lupin   94d ago | Offensive
mpnothanks  +   93d ago
@Klad Wow. Just wow.

Let Nintendo "push" whatever agenda they want. You're not gonna turn any straight people gay by letting them know gay people exist. Are the people against it afraid if they see too many gay people they'll start craving the dong? lol
kalkano  +   85d ago
We're afraid of children being brainwashed into it. Yes.
mpnothanks  +   84d ago
Simply showing that gay people exist is nowhere close to being brainwashing. I don't know if you have a religion but I'm afraid of people being brainwashed into that. It creates a lot of people who hate a whole group of other people who aren't hurting anyone with what they are doing.

There may still be some new young religious and/or bigoted people but luckily for the most part we just have to wait until the old closed minded ones die off.
trywizardo  +   94d ago
i think the world don't need an 8 years old gay kids , when they grow up they will choose their sexual desires ...
kingdom18  +   94d ago
Emmm... I don't know, its not like it has sexual scenes, I'm assuming, its just conditioning to children to the fact that its okay to be different, that its okay for a man to love another man and woman another woman. I don't think this is a big deal either way, not having it or having it in the game that is, as you said they'll develop their sexuality when they get older.
Loadedklip   94d ago | Off topic | show
saviin   94d ago | Off topic | show
Loadedklip  +   94d ago
Does the game have sexual straight scenes inappropriate for kids? No it doesn't ... so what gay stuff could possible be added that would be anymore inappropriate?
ps4rulez   94d ago | Spam
Berezau  +   94d ago
ps4rulez, you are a homophobe; just admit it and be done with semantics.

Meanwhile, good on Nintendo for at least acknowledging the issue; it wasn't necessary, but positive nonetheless.
Dehnus   94d ago | Off topic | show
deafdani  +   94d ago
Homosexuality and heterosexuality aren't choices, buddy.

A gay man doesn't choose to like men. He just does.

A straight man doesn't choose to like women. He just does.

Same goes for women, obviously.
schlanz  +   94d ago
its a choice to act on it however.

pedos don't choose to be attracted to children, either. but they certainly choose whether or not to act upon it. the same could be said for people with all kinds of involuntary propensities for vices such as alcoholism, gambling, violence, ect. just because you can't help feeling a certain way does not give that feeling a free pass.

that's exactly why the "I was just born this way" argument has absolutely zero leverage in the conversation. pedos can make the exact same claim, but naturally we wouldn't excuse it in their case. if it doesn't work there, it doesn't work anywhere else.
aLucidMind   94d ago | Personal attack | show
Nevers0ft  +   93d ago
@schlanz
That's a silly comparison to make. Why should any of us care what two *consenting adults* get up to?
DarkHeroZX  +   93d ago
@schlanz

GG my friend. You just said what I've been saying for the longest.
Dubaman  +   93d ago
Schlanz = NAMBLA
ChickeyCantor  +   93d ago
"that's exactly why the "I was just born this way" argument has absolutely zero leverage in the conversation. pedos can make the exact same claim, but naturally we wouldn't excuse it in their case. if it doesn't work there, it doesn't work anywhere else."

A pedophile might be born that way but the subjects are CHILDREN. Who can not act on their own behalf or take responsibility when it comes to the act of sex.

The context here is consent. That's why it does make a difference when a homosexual says it. By only preferring one combination between the sexes ( between 2 consenting adults) you are annihilating the other. It does not reflect reality.

"its a choice to act on it however. "

So this means absolutely nothing. Because straight people choose to act on it as well, so what exactly is your point?
deno  +   93d ago
Homosexuality is a mistake in nature. History will look on you and your ilk as perverted and confusing people with upside down values. How can a man sleep with another man, that is an atrocity.
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schlanz  +   93d ago
@Neversoft

I'm not comparing the acts at all, nor am I saying it's right or wrong to be a homosexual.

I'm simply illustrating the fallacy of using the argument of "born this way" as a justification of behavioral proclivities. And having feelings and acting on them are two completely different things.
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ninjagoat  +   94d ago
So yesterday it was Mario Kart is racist and now Nintendo is pushing against gayness :/ These articles are retarded.

http://n4g.com/news/1512324...
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monochromer  +   94d ago
There's a lot of controversy about this game not having same-sex relationships, and yet it's still the gayest looking game I've ever seen. I'm crying from laughing so hard over here.
Cobra951  +   94d ago
The article is anti-gay, not pro-gay. The author is comparing the gay agenda to communism: The aggressive push to normalize homosexuality from an early age is akin to Stalin's regime, where children were taken away from their families to indoctrinate them into the red philosophies. The idea is to subvert the wishes of parents who disagree, and raise children to believe that homosexuality is as normal and acceptable as heterosexuality. Any dissent is treated as the enemy, to be silenced by any means necessary. There is nothing more intolerant of opposing viewpoints than the gay agenda. Modern liberals in general are as intolerant of opposition as the worst reactionaries in history.
KingKelloggTheWH  +   94d ago
The fact that people are pushing for this is kinda disturbing.
McScroggz  +   94d ago
What about the push for more prominent minorities in games? Or women? Or more diversity in general?
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TwistedMetal   94d ago | Offensive
KingKelloggTheWH  +   93d ago
I say if you want to put these in games get into the industry, don't force your views on others. Let them make their own visions.
kalkano  +   85d ago
Women and more diverse races? I don't care, one way or the other.
Yodagamer  +   94d ago
I knew this would happen Nintendo said they'd try to include an option for others to be fair and now people are complaining that they did. Smh...
AceBlazer13  +   94d ago
If I knew supporting gay rights meant they'd turn into the kind that whines about every insignificant thing and push their ways into every form and fashion. I would've never supported them.

I don't think there are enough black lead characters in video games, doesn't mean I'm gonna complain about it.Man up and move on.
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EZS  +   94d ago
Just to clear something out.

I have nothing against gays in general, the ones who have been genuinely born with it.

I do have a problem of propagating any kind of sexuality to children below age of 13, because it has been linked to pedophile groups and they hide it under the guise of "human rights" and "equality" - it's not really about gay, I am against heterosexual "education" as well.

The added effect of gay agenda is that because it's presented as normal and cool, it changes children behavior into conversion, they could end up changing their sexual orientation without having a fair say, children are vulrnerable when it comes to predicting long-term consequences.

Why is this an agenda again, because it basically brainwashes children into being gay, at least some of them, it's not phsycial interaction, it's through media, but it's brainwashing nontheless, children should make the choice themselfs when their sexuality matures biologically, which is in puberty.

And the source website has similar opinion, they are not against gays in general, just the propagation to children and the fact that some gay groups are demanding that gays receive above-normal treatment than the rest of the population. Some gay groups expect that if a gay person is present everyone should treat him like a king or something, just because other individuals didn't like gays doesn't mean everyone should be culturally punished.

And I also take the article as an opinion piece, because Infowars writers may not be particularly familiar with Nintendo in detail, it always had the most non-political publishing policy compared to MS and Sony.

Also I do not have anything agianst the gay characters in a video game, it's more about the fact that the particular game is going to be played by children below 10.

I appreciate to all of those to not jump to conclusions and take the article as an attack on all gays, no, it's about the children who are being culturally bombarded by all of these complex and political issues.

The followers of some gay groups are usually victims, they think it really is equality, the core heads of some of the gay groups don't really care about real human rights, they are simply piggybacking and using the homosexuality movement for other interests, that's why it's called an agenda, the average gay person is not evil and probably not a pedophile. The real pedophiles have hijacked some of the gay movements to hide under the banner.

Technically it's still an attack(defense) article, but only against the fake human rights groups who are using homosexuality for their private interests.
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McScroggz  +   94d ago
Whoa...I'm going to try to be as civil as I can because I don't want to be banned.

Explain to me the difference between a kid seeing a man and a woman kiss and how that is not brainwashing, but a kid seeing a man and another man kiss (or woman/woman) is brainwashing? Look, it would take way too long to get into the whole nature versus nurture debate but one thing I whole heartily believe is that everybody has their own sexual preferences and to try to read anything more into it is not only condescending, but its just as bigoted as disapproving of an interracial couple.

Nintendo isn't pushing an agenda by possibly allowing kids to engage in same sex relationships in a game. If anything it is the exact opposite of brainwashing; it might legitimately help some kids better understand their own sexuality. But you know what, I'm much more inclined to believe that the vast majority of kids will glean little to nothing about their own sexuality just like building structures in Minecraft doesn't help them redefine their sense of self - kids are simply not that self aware. And without a actual impetus placed on same sex relationships, what driving force is there other than curiosity? How, pray tell, is that brainwashing? Brainwashing, by definition, is entirely reliant upon outside stimuli being force either consciously or subconsciously on an individual.

Honestly, there are only so many words I have. I urge you to honestly reflect on your comments and your stances here, because while you may think your acceptance of homosexuals and lesbians in general constitutes a philosophy of inclusiveness your paranoid delusions about freedom of choice belie your stated opinions. To me, its similar to those who preach that they have no issues with homosexuals or lesbians but don't believe they should have equal rights as same sex couples. Frankly, you either truly accept that a person can be gay and that they deserve the same rights and respect as anybody or you are intolerant on some level.
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kalkano  +   85d ago
"help some kids better understand their own sexuality."

KID'S DON'T HAVE SEXUALITY! This is so...disgusting...
McScroggz  +   94d ago
This headline is pretty offensive, IMO. A creator of an interactive form of entertainment giving more options is not pushing the agenda. Nintendo possibly, maybe even likely allowing players to create same sex couples is far different from Nintendo forcing these same players to experience some form of a same sex relationship in the game, or through other means.
Spotie  +   94d ago
Every time I think we've made progress as a species, articles like this tell me we haven't come so far, after all.

Suddenly, acknowledging that gay marriage- and, indeed, homosexuality- exists is now pushing the gay agenda. And yet, somehow, making ONLY heterosexual depictions of relationships is NOT pushing an agenda.

Intellectually, it's frustrating. From an emotional standpoint, it's depressing. Reading people say homosexuality is linked to pedophilia makes my brain hurt. Reading people use the Bible as their reasoning, effectively forcing their religious beliefs on everyone else, is disheartening.

It makes me want to quit humanity.
randomass171  +   94d ago
+Bubble from me.

People who seriously think two adults consenting to love each other is the same as someone raping a child are disgustingly ignorant people.
ricochetmg  +   94d ago
I don't want gay in my games.
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LightofDarkness  +   94d ago
They aren't your games, they're the developers' games. You have the option of playing them and have practically no say in what goes into them. Don't like it? Don't play it.
donwel  +   94d ago
So the same could be said the other way around.
Tomodachi Life doesn't have gay relationships because the developers didn't put it in, it isn't your game, it's the developers game. Don't like it? Don't play it.
LightofDarkness  +   94d ago
Exactly. I was similarly miffed by the outcry of people complaining that there was no homosexual relationship option. It's the same level of ignorance, just from a different perspective.
kalkano  +   85d ago
"Don't like it? Don't play it."

That's exactly the point. We won't. And publishers will suffer.
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RSKnight  +   94d ago
I don't understand why so much interest by gay people on getting married. In fact I don't understand why anyone should want to get married at all. Marriage is obsolete as hell. We live in the 21st century, there are equal rights for men and women. There is no need in getting married and messing up a good relationship. If you love someone, either straight or gay, there is no need to sign a contract for that, how love fits into that? Just spend your lives together. I seriously believe that the gay community has no idea what been married really is, I think all they really want is actually just a wedding, like most women do, and then have a divorce, which is probably the main reason they want to get married in the first place. If I could change the law my self, I'll abolish marriage for everyone.
MajorGecko  +   94d ago
their are alot of financial benefits to being married, i am sure gay people like money too.
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MajorGecko  +   94d ago
everyone who's played mass effect is laffin we already had interspecies relationships.
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Totoro17  +   94d ago
Personally, I don't understand how gay relationships affects heterosexual gamers. Gay gamers should be able to enjoy a gaming experience tailored to their sexuality as much as heteros do.
TwistedMetal  +   94d ago
Gaming has nothing to do with sexuality dude. It shouldnt even be in the game in the first place. but games like pokemon/fire emblem have people breed with male and female because thats the only and natural way to get a baby and that scenario is the only reason to have marriage in a video game.
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Born2Game83  +   94d ago
This got out of hand. Whatever happened to playing games for fun.......
madjedi  +   94d ago
Yeah we used to do that but, now it seems you either join the flavor of the month agenda or you will be denounced as a scum of the earth.
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Syakinta  +   94d ago
I wonder if someone will ask Iwata about his point of view on homosexuality at E3 2014.
randomass171  +   94d ago
They better not. E3 is about new gaming innovations and reveals. I want the focus on Nintendo's games, not a controversy that belongs to another type of panel entirely.
lobocob  +   94d ago
A large percentage of the community here is terrible and whoever submitted this infowars garbage is as well
imXify  +   94d ago
I too... am against what Nintendo did but jesus move along and just don't buy the game.
Museigen  +   94d ago
In just glancing at the game Tomodachi Life, you can tell that it's for kids. Why grown adults would be playing it is beyond me, that's what the Sims are for. The reality is, kids will be exposed to something they have no way to comprehend, be they male or female. If the game was a mature game that would be different, but it's not. They do say ignorance is bliss though.
DualWielding  +   94d ago
Is this article a parody? and lets be honest Nintendo may have said they would try to be more inclusive to placate critics but they won't.... they are a very conservative company with a last century mindset
qzp  +   94d ago
what a disgustingly sensationalized title
ColdTruth   94d ago | Offensive
sourav93  +   94d ago
Wow, with the amount of disagrees going around in this thread, there must be quite a few homophobic individuals in N4G...
deafdani  +   94d ago
Yeah, I'm impressed. Just when I thought N4G's community couldn't get any lower, they surprise me with the rampant intolerance, ignorance and homophobia that shows its clear majority in here. Most of the people here seem to have come from the Medieval age.

Hell, this article shouldn't have even been approved in the first place, with that incredibly sensationalist and prejudicial headline, yet here we are.

It's funny how you can lose a bubble on this site for saying a bad word, but homophobic and intolerant comments and articles aren't only accepted, but promoted.

Shame on you, people. :(
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randomass171  +   94d ago
Last time I commented on one of these, someone said that "Russia had the right idea" on how to handle gays. And a lot of people were agreeing with his comment. I don't know if it was supposed to be tongue-in-cheek trolling or if it was serious, but it upset me. I've been proactively avoiding these articles and since then I haven't commented or even signed on as much.

Many of these people do seem to be coming from a mideival age. My best friend and his boyfriend don't have any mental disorder. Despite loving each other, they're no different than any straight person/couple I've ever met. And it sickens me to think that some people here think they have a logical and accurate understanding of their lives just because they are gay. It's disgusting.
sjaakiejj  +   94d ago
Holy damn, I can't believe how many people are so against this. I honestly don't see anything wrong with the option to have a same sex relationship. I don't see anything wrong with a company showing that it is okay to be whoever you want, instead of pushing into your face that the only thing that's normal is to be hetero sexual. I'd say the latter is an agenda, the former is equality.
randomass171  +   94d ago
The thing is when this first blew up, a lot of N4G were just upset about people pushing the controversy onto Nintendo (which really wasn't their fault). Now people are upset because Nintendo wants to be more inclusive and support those passionate fans that want gay relationships, presumably because homosexuality is something they do not really understand or tolerate scares the crap out of them.

I saw this happen with Mass Effect 3 as well. It was really stupid then and it's just, if not even stupider now.
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