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Nintendo Issues Apology For Lack Of Same-Sex Relationships In Tomodachi Life

Nintendo has issued an apology regarding the sensitive topic of same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life. Originally, Japanese users found a “glitch” in the system which enabled users to have same-sex marriages. However, this was misconstrued by gaming outlets as 3DS users in Japan were  merely dressing their Miis in the opposite gender’s attire, and as such Nintendo patched the game-breaking bug.

With the whimsical life simulation game’s western release planned for June, the lack of same-sex relationships has caused an internet uproar over the past few weeks.  A petition using the Miiquality slogan was sent to Nintendo earlier this week suggesting that they should include same-sex relationships within the game.

However, Nintendo declined the proposal and said it “never intended to make any form of social commentary with the launch of Tomodachi Life”. Now, Nintendo has apologised and given the following statement, promising to strive for a more inclusive title if a sequel is to be released.

“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.

“At Nintendo, dedication has always meant going beyond the games to promote a sense of community, and to share a spirit of fun and joy. We are committed to advancing our longtime company values of fun and entertainment for everyone. 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.”

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      1. Not everybody shares your vision. You better believe if this happens the news will be all over it and many parents will boycott nintendo. It’s one thing if mass effect does it, but it’s a different altogether if nintendo does it. Parents have always put trust in nintendo and this is one of those sensitive issues that will cost them money.

        1. actually, i beg to differ. disney is another family oriented company, and disney has supported everything gay. they have gay characters in their shows and movies, they have presented same sex relationships, and they have presented same sex marriage, and disney is fine. some people will get upset, but the majority of people won’t. this is not a controversy big enough to send companies into chaos anymore. nintendo will do as well as disney did if they introduce same sex relationships. as for the children, calm down, it’s not like they are being told to go marry the same sex when they grow up. if a kid is gay there’s nothing you can do to change that.

          1. It’s not about telling to go marry the same sex, it’s about exposing them to the topic. It’s not a topic for children, why is nobody understanding this? Murder, sex, homosexuality, etc are not childrens topics. If this game was rated M then it’s ok in a sense but it’s rated E.

            1. i understand your concern heropon, but homosexuality is not a “mature theme” at all. many kids identify as gay, science says homosexuality is an alternate natural form of affection. it’s now well known as fact that chemicals and hormones influence what sex you are attracted to. study after study after study shows that homosexuality is not left completely up to choice. naturally, all mainstream health and psychological foundations now state that homosexuality cannot be changed, is not an illness, and should not be criticized. sorry heropon, but after decades of research, we’ve come to the conclusion that there’s nothing wrong with it. homosexuality should not be grouped with murder and violent things like that, because it’s not.

                1. So, it’s perfectly fine for them to play a game where they can get married to the opposite sex and have children at their age, but they’re not old enough to marry the same sex? What exactly is it about gay people that is so ~adult that makes them not suitable for children?

                      1. It’s a joke man and it was a funny one too. I’m sure someone laughed when they read it.

                    1. well… i remember that since the age of 8 i started to realize that females didnt interest me much. i tried to change this but i just couldnt force myself to feel attracted to them. what the hell was i supposed to do?. i like females, but im not attracted to them.

                      1. Rated E means younger than 8 though. Again this game is playable by children thus it should contain anything that parents don’t want their kids to know about at such an early age.

                          1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

                            Don’t equate gay people with child molesters. Hell, you probably think most child molesters ARE gay! In reality, a majority of pedophiles are actually straight.

                            1. Actually you are wrong. The majority of pedophiles would be considered gay or bisexual. However, I believe there is a flaw in that logic. From what I’ve heard pedophiles aren’t necessarily attracted to gender, they are more interested in age. Boy or girl it makes no difference in their sick minds so we can’t really say that homos are more likely to molest. That, however, has been a long standing stereotype. Again you were wrong when you said most pedophiles are straight, if you were to use that logic then most would be considered gay or bisexual.

                          1. For once, Sasori is actually right. Many underage kids know about gayness. Take my little brother, who knows about homosexuality. He likes girls, though. But not just my lil’ bro. Tons o kids know about gayness. If same sex marriages were in this game, I wouldn’t care because I’m only 13 and kids like me REALLY like girls. ;)

                        1. I had a crush on Aladdin when I was a kid. I didn’t know it was a crush or what it meant, but I still had a crush on him. Me not identifying as gay then was just a reflection of what I was being shown. That straight is great and that liking someone of the same-sex wasn’t really being presented as an option. So I just assumed I was whatever ~everyone else was. That I’d grow up and have a wife and children like “normal” people.

                          You see, that’s what hiding homosexulity from children does. It skews the way they think. They’re taught to think that one thing (being straight) is normal and then they grow up thinking that’s actually true, when it isn’t. And do you know who this hurts? LGBT+ people.

                          1. Did it affect you in any way? If the answer is yes then you have a weak mind. Children grow up believing in santa claus and they don’t grow up confused when they find out he’s not real. If you’re gay you’ll probably know it when you get older

                      2. 1 Timothy 1:9,10 “those who are lawless and rebellious, ungodly and sinners, disloyal and profane, murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, manslayers, sexually immoral people, men who practice homosexuality” …idk it looks like they’re in the same group to me…

                        1. •Isa 57:12-13 (NIV) “I will expose your righteousness and your works, and they will not benefit you. When you cry out for help, let your collection [of idols] save you! The wind will carry all of them off, a mere breath will blow them away. But the man who makes me his refuge will inherit the land and possess my holy mountain.”

                          •Luke 16:13 – No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

                          •Col 3:5-6 (Jer) That is why you must kill everything in you that belongs only to earthly life: fornication, impurity, guilty passion, evil desires and especially greed, which is the same thing as worshipping a false god. All this sort of behavior makes God angry. (Eph 5:5)

                          •James 4:3-4 (Phi) You don’t get what you want because you don’t ask God for it. And when you do ask he doesn’t give it to you, for you ask in quite the wrong spirit–you only want to satisfy your own desires. You are like unfaithful wives, never realizing that to be the world’s lover means becoming the enemy of God! Anyone who chooses to be the world’s friend is thereby making himself God’s enemy.

                          •Isa 57:5-8 (NIV) “You burn with lust among the oaks and under every spreading tree… The idols… are your portion; they, they are your lot… You have made your bed on a high and lofty hill… Behind your doors and your doorposts you have put your pagan symbols. Forsaking me, you uncovered your bed, you climbed into it and opened it wide…”

                      3. It’s a mature theme because children shouldn’t now that relationship even exist period. Children are suppose to grow up thinking that everyone is equal whether it is gay or not, when the right age comes around, then It’s alright to tell them, otherwise they will become pigs who want nothing but men or women respectively, plus children aren’t old enough to know whether they choose the way they want to be in the future, The desicion would be too much for them (mentally) and then they would rather be alone then with anyone, when they had a chance to grow and learn about other things in life, besides relationships. Plus this game isn’t even a dating Sim. guys, It’s just a wacky life simulator. The only reason why straight relationships are in, is because you can have children.

                    2. Sorry bud,but when the game includes marriage, you best want to be prepared for tough topics. Marriage is an adult institution. Kids know about it, but if they are going to play “married”, it’s time to ready yourself for larger topics.

                      1. I actually think that their might be an age restriction I.E “How old are you?” and would limit such themes. If not, then I have no clue why Nintendo didn’t make this a higher esrb rating.

                    3. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

                      Sex is a topic for teenagers & adults but murder? No. Kids should know that evil stuff like murder exists. You shouldn’t protect kids from the evils of the world because they’ll go into the world trusting everyone they come across. And that is not safe. At all.

                      1. Murder is a little different, I was speaking of the General idea of death, not murder itself, I grew up knowing that one of my Grandparent’s died in a house fire caused by somebody who had a grudge with him, when I was young and I am still emotionally scared. One of my friends however said that they were told that he was “Gone for awhile.” He was end up told when he was a few years older that he was dead and never came back. He said he was sad about it, but got over it after awhile. It might just be me but I feel like the concept of death shouldn’t really be delved into unless your sure that the person your telling is well ready for it

                        1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

                          That’s not safe, though. If they don’t know about death, they’ll think they can touch a rattle snake or black widow, get bit by it, just suffer through some pain, & be perfectly fine afterwards. They won’t know those things can actually kill them & they won’t ever, ever wake up from it once they black out if they don’t get immediate attention. Or a child will think he/she can jump off a cliff or something & suffer a broken bone or two, never knowing that that jump could very well be their last.

                  1. You think that was an insult? Someone like you would have been stoned to death in the 19th century. In this century your just a feminine man.

                2. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

                  If this leads to less soccor moms on Miiverse reporting perfectly okay picture posts because they’re accusing it of being sexually explicit all because it’s showing cleavage or too much skin without going into nude territory, good! Less far right conservatives on Miiverse.

                3. Why would they boycott Nintendo for including gay marriage? Wouldn’t it be the other way around?

                  Excuse me if I sound ignorant, but I’m a New Yorker (according to my AP US teacher, the culture here and on the east coast is more open-minded, whereas the rest of the US has more “close-minded idiots holding the country back” or something like that).

              1. i’m fine with same sex relationships. other games already have them. they don’t force you to go kiss the same sex, so it’s no big deal, it’s there just as an option.

              2. Is there a need to shove it everywhere though?
                I think a big part of the lack of acceptance is the fact that we seem too eager to politicize something so stupid.

                1. Like, just let the gay be gay is all fine when it’s about people’s personal life, but when people parade through streets insulting the public eye then it gives them a reason to bitch about it.

                2. I believe in equality, and you can’t have equality if one party is being treated with special treatment.

                  1. I mean, I’m not against homosexuality, but if they are going to complain, bitch, hate like no other for games… then they shouldn’t be gaming.

                    1. There’s a real serious issue here though. This game is rated E and is also intended to be played by children. It’s not nintendos place to expose children to certain topics. Parents teaching their children to follow almost any religion will have a problem with nintendo adding anything relating to homosexuality.

                      1. Your statement is pretty horrible. How is a consenting relationship between two people ever a bad thing? I know that people of religious backgrounds may not approve, but Nintendo is the type of company that can make this kind of progressive move. Hell, they’ve done it before with acnl where there’s plenty of hinting at homosexual characters, as well as letting players dress beyond what is normally expected from their genders.
                        If you need a comparison, how fucked up would it be if your avatar couldn’t be any skin-color besides white? The same-gender relationship thing is exactly like that. It’s not that they are actively *against* it, but at the same time they ignore a pretty large chunk of people.

                        1. I need you top explain to me how my statement is horrible? I didn’t say anything disrespectful. There is one thing I hate about gays and it’s how fucking sensitive you all are. I realize you’re not 100% man but at least try to act like it.

                          1. if you were talking shit about black people, you would be getting the same reaction pal. it’s not that gays are sensitive, it’s that they are fed up with being treated like strange things. tell me, if you were gay, wouldn’t you demand inclusion and respect? or would you really stay in a corner isolated when you now have the chance to demand respect?.

                          2. And what you’re saying isn’t disrespectful and homophobic?

                            I promise you, I’m 100% man whether I’m giving or receiving. Or would that’d be 110% when I’m the bottom? And the only thing sensitive about me is my prostate when I’m taking it from another guy.

                            Honestly, just say you don’t want gay people in the game because you hate them. Acting like it’s about sheltering the children from the evils of homosexulity is laughable at this point, given some of the things you’ve said in this post.

                        2. Let me explain it to you again. This game is rated E. Kids will play this game. Kids don’t need to be exposed to the whole gay marriage thing. It is not nintendo’s job to expose children to certain topics, that job belongs to the parents. Does that make any sense to you?

                          1. kids are going to be exposed to this subject anyway. disney has already done it, there are organizations made to encourage children that indentify as gay. those organizations give the parents advice on how to treat the situation, and telling the kids that they are broken is not part of it. anyway, again i say, disney has already shown kids same sex relationships so that they know that the world is varied. heck, even shows exclusively aimed only at children like barney have had a gay couple already.

                            1. Just cause barney did it doesn’t make it right. We’re not gonna live our lives on the teachings of barney. Children will eventually be exposed to it just like they’ll be exposed to sex and violence but all in due time.

                          2. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

                            You’re right. It is the individual parent’s job to expose their children to certain topics, not Nintendo & certainly not a group of people with your mindset. If the parent doesn’t want their child to be exposed to it, then they should check out what a game has & not buy it for their child if it has anything in it they don’t like. Nintendo parents other people’s children enough as it is. It’s time Nintendo quits doing that & leave that job up to the parents. There’s a rating system, for christ’s sake, that tells them what’s in the game. If a parent doesn’t read the fine print, it’s their own fault that their child was exposed to the stuff.

                      2. pink0crystal0midbus

                        Ummmm… it is the duty of society to expose children, with ignorant parents, to homosexuality. I hope Nintendo changes their future products and allows homosexuality in all their simulation games involving relationships just because of this.

                        1. That’s the thing though, you don’t decide who is and isn’t ignorant. You may see them as ignorant parents but they see you the same way. You aren’t necessarily right and you can’t decide how people should raise THEIR children. You do whatever you want with your kids but you can’t decide how other people should raise theirs.

                          1. pink0crystal0midbus

                            Yeah, but I don’t care what THEY think. I WANT their children to accept gay marriage so I’m going to make sure they are exposed to it. Telling the difference between the ignorant parents and the non-ignorant parents is meaningless, because the non-ignorant parents won’t care if their kids are exposed to same sex marriage while the ignorant ones will.

                            Just expose every kid to the idea of same sex marriage instead of trying to pick out the ones with ignorant parents. It’s just easier and more effective that way.

                            1. Very well, I say all children should be exposed to religion, including your children. I want all children to be exposed to religion so I’m going to make sure they are exposed to it. See your comment works both ways, the difference is I don’t mean it. It’s not my place to teach other people children about religion. If their parents don’t want them to learn about religion then I have to respect that. Ultimately every individual makes his or her own decision as they grow.

                          2. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                            Actually there is right and wrong…

                            This comes back to one thing, either you love all humans or you hate them…

                            And you choose to hate, not love…

                            End of story…

                            1. I’m gonna ask you serious questions and I expect serious answers. Would you be ok with this game including religion? Making you choose a religion for your mii? You wouldn’t right? Well it’s the same thing. What woud you say if there was a group of people complaining because nintendo didn’t add that feature?

                              1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                                There is a difference…

                                You can choose to be in a religion but you cannot choose to be gay…

                                It’s not like one day I decided I would choose to be like the male individuals and choose to become hated…

                                Why you all hate gays is beyond me and if gays have a function for life, it’s to maintain it and not increase like the animals humans are everyday…

                                But thankfully, I already know that life itself is nothing worthy or has any purpose whatsoever which goes against not just religions but the human species as a whole…

                                And I cnanot wait to the day you’re all proven wrong whether you’re liberal, straight, gay, religious, satanist or whatever nonsense you all call yourselves…

                              2. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                                If religion is included then so would atheism…

                                Same as sexuality, if heterosexuality is included then by definition homo and bi should be included…

                                But what bothers me is not games, it’s you haters that’s what I’m complaining about…

                                You all pretend to say that you only complain about this game but in reality you just give into the opportunity of expressing your hatred towards homosexuals…

                                Is it really the worst thing ever in the history of this stupid planet?…

                                Are you humans really that pathetic?…

                    2. You’re so dumb. Like that’s even the same thing. Last I checked, Mario isn’t a life simulator where a part of the games was marriage.

                      1. Very well what about people who are married to amputees, albinos, hermaphrodites, etc. Where’s the option to have my albino legless wife? It’s the same shit. You can’t please everyone.

                        1. pink0crystal0midbus

                          Maybe it is because you can’t be Albino or legless in the game? You can be male or female yet the option to marry the same sex isn’t there when it blatantly should be.

                          If there were legless albinos in the game then of course you should be able to marry them.

                            1. you do realize same sex relationships consists of quite a large amount of people don’t you?. i don’t think an amputee is going to want to see amputees in games to remind them of their condition anyway.

                            2. This I actually kind of agree with, legitimately. But, if you haven’t noticed yet, we have to take baby steps for humans to accept people that are different – which includes disabled people.

                              1. Explain that to the close minded bfw/bwf thing that thinks America isn’t trying to purify our world.

                        1. you can’t be a christian because religion only brings conflicts. someone is going to demand to be a muslim, and then the christian is going to cry about how they have to see muslims in their game, and the muslim will do the same, and all the other religions will come rolling too. religion only brings conflict.

                            1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                              It does only because of fools like you…

                              There you go again, saying that you’re not disrespectful, a homophobe or hate gays when it’s the only thing you do every time there is something about gays…

                              You compare us to mental diseases, abominations, perverts and other nonsense…

                              Now you have been proven wrong even by our empire, they ar enot against homosexuality nor do they want to promote it either which is fine by me…

                              So either you start learning or you just leave us and go back to your homophobic Xbots…

                        2. pink0crystal0midbus

                          Yeah, it’s probably best the leave religion out of this. There are infinite amounts in the world and the last thing Nintendo needs is one group being mad that their religion isn’t in the game while another one is, etc, etc.

                          Think about the Devil Worshiping cults who will start to complain because Tamodachi Collection only supports the “happy” religions where people go to heaven and worship the good God.

                            1. pink0crystal0midbus

                              …says you. Satanists are just as much a religion as any other religion. You can’t discriminate against them just because they worship the Devil.

                              Also, when you said forcing other people’s children to be exposed to accepting gays is like forcing children to accept your religion is NOT a fair analogy at all. The social acceptance of gays is not a belief, it is an occurrence that should occur. NOT accepting gays and supporting them is wrong and bigotry, it’s the same as saying we should allow parents to pass down racism against minority groups like blacks and Asians. Are you saying society shouldn’t reinforce the fact that everyone should be treated equal?

                              Forcing a religion is wrong, because not everyone believes in the same religion and some people are not religious. Does that mean that we shouldn’t teach our kids ABOUT religion? No, of course not. Part of accepting everyone is learning about everyone’s religions. But we shouldn’t put pressure on anyone to commit to a religion, just to learn about them.

                              So in the end, force kids to learn about gays and to learn ABOUT religion and let THEM decide what to become. A bigot or a fair and accepting human being. I think society as a whole has a major role to play regarding EVERYONE’S children whether parents like it or not.

                            2. pink0crystal0midbus

                              It is NOT a fair analogy, because you said you wanted to force your religion onto other people’s children! That is not okay. Forcing children to acknowledge and respect gay people is hardly the same thing.

                              Religious views are not people, it’s an idea that every individual can choose to accept or not. Gay rights are are legal, social, and ethical principles that all gays deserve.

                              Acceptance of gays comes from parenting and if parents are not willing to do their job, then it is up to society to do it for them. Religious views are a private matter, but gay views are public.

                              Don’t you think society should step in if a parent were teaching their child to hate and bully blacks? Of course they should, because it affects other people! It doesn’t matter what you teach your child for a religion as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else. Exception would be if a parent tried to teach their kid to be a Muslim extremist. Society should have the right to step in and tell the kid “no.”

                              1. Nobody said gays should have no rights or should be disrespected. My argument is that gay marriage isn’t a topic that should be exposed to children. Quite honestly I don’t think homosexuality in general should not be put in a childrens game. Again acceptance of gays is one thing that we can agree on, but not gay marriage.

                              2. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

                                Why not? They should be allowed to be just as miserable as the rest of us straight, married couples.

                    3. you know what the big deal is?. you know why all of a sudden you see a lot of people suddenly in favor of same sex relationships?. it’s because we have largely ended the violence and oppression against them. in the past, society would silence and treat them like dirt, but now, society is defending them. this is why you now see a lot of gay stuff. they are not forcing their “shit” on you, they simply want to be treated with respect and equality, and that also means they want to be represented. the days of treating them like dirt are over. and they continue to fight so hard because there are still war mongering countries in asia and the middle east that will cold bloodedly murder them. i speak for my gay sister, it’s about damn time they are being treated with respect.

                            1. pink0crystal0midbus

                              People are born gay. There is no “turning around.” you could be Zac Efron with no clothes on and she wouldn’t get turned on.

                            2. pink0crystal0midbus

                              You don’t know who Zac Efron is? He is the dude from High School musical that any straight girl would KILL to have just LOOK at her for a second.

                              It helps that he is absolutely astonishingly gorgeous… like even straight guys have to admit he’s an absolute hunk.

                              1. Any straight guy that admits that isn’t 100% straight. That’s not an opinion, that is a fact.

                      1. It’s overrepresentation and it’s causing a lot of people to hate homosexuals when before they were indifferent. They almost whine more than PETA and everyone hates PETA.

                        1. Oh please, homophobe. You hated gays before we started demanding we be treated like people. Don’t try to kid yourself.

                          1. homophobe sounds like I’m afraid of you. Try a different term please, I mean why would I be afraid of a feminine guy?

                            1. Yeah, because we’re all feminine. You definitely sound like a giant homophobe now. And LOL @ you acting like I created the word. And LOL @ you also acting like you wouldn’t run away in terror if a guy tried to slide his hand up your thigh after you called him a “fag.”

                              1. SherlockWillFightBilbo

                                Just because he’s assuming/stereotyping you all as feminine doesn’t make him a homophobe. Learn what that word means. It’s constantly used incorrectly and it’s getting out of hand.

                                There’s nothing wrong with feeling violated after being sexually harassed. Furthermore, just because homosexual males feel comfortable feeling other males’ hands slide up their thighs, doesn’t mean you have to force heterosexual males feel comfortable. So many double standards.

                              2. I would respond in violence and I would probably go overboard with said violence. Show respect if you want to be respected. I don’t go sliding my hands up random girls thighs despite the fact that I could get away with it.

                              3. homophobe, bigot, misogynistic, racist, blabla those words have lost all meaning, they’ve been used up. You guys need to learn some new words.

                            2. not all gays are feminine tho. you havent seen the tough ones you havent seen the the ones that dont look or act feminine.

                            3. pink0crystal0midbus

                              Actually, “phobic” means “an irrational fear OR dislike of something.” So to call someone a homophobe who “hates” gays would be entirely accurate.

                              It’s a term that works for both kinds of people. Those who are afraid and those who hate.

                              1. Yea but that’s not how it’s being used. Much like gay means happy but we use it to refer to homosexuality

                              2. That one guy, bfw or bwf hates gays. ): I think Midbus is sexy, I don’t want to be hated because I like his pink piggyness. D:

                        2. black people were doing the same after segregation. they demanded representation and as time moved on, they went more quiet and quiet.

              1. Because they’re stupid. XD I was planning on getting this game before I was even aware that you could marry. Someone who doesn’t get the game because you can’t be gay in it is just… retarted. Lol.

                1. SherlockWillFightBilbo

                  It’s a common mistake, so it’s no big deal, but I have to point out the irony in spelling retarded “retarted” :P

                  1. Hey man. Not my fault MNN doesn’t have an edit button. And I was in the middle of laughing too hard because my cat dropped a bowl of milk all over her as I was typing. XD

                  1. Then why do you play video games if they’re just games to you and not works of art like they really are. People spend hours into games, days, weeks, months and years. Bet you could never accomplish one.

              2. It seem to me like some people are frustrated of some aspects of politics and society that they feel the need vent-out.
                Unfortunately, they are the misdirecting their frustrations at a trivial thing (Tomodachi Life) instead of taking it to their governments.
                And the media is adding more fuel to the fire by making it bigger than it should be because they can get more hits from angry people.

                1. The same straight people would be pretending they’re oppressed and crying about it. Like the game could be called “For Gay People Only” and they’d still never STFU about not being included. But gay people demanding to be included in a life simulator game where marriage and having children plays a major part is a big deal to them.

                  1. I don’t think it’s a big deal to anyone but you and your oversensitive bitch tits.
                    The problem is that you see this as some sort of victimization, it’s not, it’s a Japanese-made game rooted in Japanese culture, accept it and move on, go buy Bully or The Sims if you’re that eager to live your life through a videogame; but please stop the feminist/leftst professional victim bullshit act, you’re a shame to any well-adjusted homosexual.

                    1. I don’t, though. I think people acting like gay people don’t have a right to be offended by something are douche-bags. Like, good for you and your ~enlightenment, but if people are angry about this, they have a right to be.

                      1. That doesn’t make any sense though. You say people have a right to be offended but I say that it’s a bad move by nintendo and you act like I don’t have a right to think that way?

                    2. EXACTLY!!! Wow finally one person that gets it. For example I didn’t buy mass effect because it lets you be gay. That’s all though, you didn’t see me complaining or demanding that they remove it. It’s their fucken game, they made it, and they can do whatever the hell they want with it. If I don’t like it then I won’t buy it, simple as that.

                  1. pink0crystal0midbus

                    Did you know scientists have found a way to extract mitochondrial DNA from two fathers and put it into a single embryo. Of course you still need a mother’s egg, but you can have DNA from BOTH fathers! Pretty cool, huh?

                    Pretty soon two fathers can have a child that is related to BOTH of them.

                      1. pink0crystal0midbus

                        Sure they are. The cells of a child created in a lab is the same kinds of cells you’d find in your own body.

                1. Yeah, but then homophobes would be the people complaining. And, well, eff them. If they don’t like it, they can keep crying.

                  1. Wonderful way of making your point across, insult and disregard people whose opinions you don’t agree with, how very leftist of you.

                  2. So if you don’t like the fact that it’s only straight marriage you can whine and you have every right, but if it’s a different group complaining “well, eff them. If they don’t like it, they can keep crying.” What kind of logic is that?

              3. I don’t get it either. Sure, it couldn’t hurt to have same-sex relationships in the game, but if they didn’t plan to include it for whatever reason, then whatever. I’m so tired of all this complaining. It’s only a big deal because you people make it out to be.

                1. What are your thoughts on the straight people complaining about gay people complaining? The ones making a big deal over something that has no effect on them?

                  1. SherlockWillFightBilbo

                    Are you complaining about straight people complaining about gay people complaining?

                    Are you making a big deal over straight people making a big deal over gays making a big deal over this?

                    You realize you sound EXACTLY like them? Nay, you sound worse, because you’ve started a new cycle of complaining.

                  2. Aren’t you also complaining about my comment now? That’s the thing about complaints, it doesn’t have an end. But some of them are justified. If someone stood at the town square complaining very loudly about something every day, I would not hold it against someone to think that he’s annoying.

              4. holy moly, people actually want same sex relationships… i’m surprised. nintendo wouldn’t have apologized unless it was an enormous amount of people asking for it. people have gotten really pro gay. i’m fine with that, but i’m still surprised.

                1. It’s almost as if Nintendo has gay fans who still buy their POS systems out of loyalty, yet they can’t be bothered to add said fans into their games. Like, I bought a Wii U, the least they could do is give me the option to marry someone of the same-sex in a life-simulator game that I was actually interesting in buying until they were all, “No homo.”

                  1. Tomodachi is a Not a life simulation game like Sims, it’s more closer to a pet simulator. Closer to Seaman(Sega) than RPGs or Social Sims.

                    The Miis and the Tomodachi island have a life on their own. It’s kinda futile to project ones self and life into the Mii, because weird things can happen in the game the user want’s it to happen or not. Miis have thier own personality that may or may not reflect the user. Who your Mii marries or who your Mii’s friends are isn’t really your choice.
                    Even if the game had same-sex marriage, you yourself are not given the option to marry the same sex, it is your Mii’s choice.

                  2. Victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim victim .

                  3. It’s a silly argument, though. It’s like if I would complain to a company that Swedes aren’t in the game, and therefore, they must be racist. Every single social group cannot be represented in a game. Forcing it would take away from the actual quality of the game. What would you rather have, a game that the developers worked hard on to make sure it’s good, or a game they worked hard on to be politically correct?

              5. is cus if a man and a woman kiss, thaz da best thang ever . but if two men kiss, the titanic is going to be brought back, then sunken again, while hitler returns form the dead and initiates the second holocaust. yep, thats whats gonna happen if two dudes kiss

              6. Your name is Anubis, a dog that can usually be classified as a furry, which leads to the large homosexual fandom of anthro characters and you’re wondering why? Boys like dicks too!

            2. Certain people took this far too seriously.

              Anyway, at least they apologised, even though they really didn’t have to.

            3. Hark now, gamers, and watch as all the people who forced this issue now disappear into the mist as the homophobes come out and start bashing Nintendo.

                1. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

                  GORdos? Cock? I have no idea what type of sick fantasies you have about futanaris. And who the fuck is kurius? I heard of Kurisu, but not your sick futanari bullshit.

                  1. I find it hilarious how alot of trolls have been mentioning you recently. You’re getting famous. XD

                    1. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

                      I know, its pretty funny that I don’t give them the angry response they want. Besides, I’ve heard snappier comebacks from a bowl of rice crispies.

                1. are you one of those that talk how gays are the worst thing ever but behind doors can’t wait to see two men getting it on in the internet?

                    1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                      In other words, nothing of an interesting, unique and worthy thing to notice…

                      Have fun being cattle as your God obviously created you to be…

                      Mindless sheep wandering around in their meaningless pointless never evolving lives…

                    2. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

                      Funny thing is some homophobes are closet gays & don’t even realize it. And they only hate on gay people because they are subconsciously hating themselves. So are you absolutely sure you’re “normal”?

                      1. Idk maybe the fact that I think about pussy literally all day long and find homosexuality disgusting is a good indicator that I’m straight.

            4. Well it is a bit overkill for this little game but hopfuly this will make nintendo take notice of these things more in the future.

            5. it’s a shame nintendo has been essentially saying this from the very beginning, and yet people blew the situation out of proportion

              if people took 5 minutes to understand what kind of position nintendo would’ve been in if this was an option from the beginning a year ago, then maybe people wouldn’t have been so angry (and i doubt the game would’ve even made it to the west if they had done so considering what kind of backlash jpn society would’ve made)

            6. Gay dude here. I actually don’t give two shits if they added it in or not. I don’t see what the big deal was anyway.

              1. I don’t blame you, gay dude! I don’t see a problem with this, because i’m perfectly fine with it, and i think it seems fair, especially coming from a guy like me who is in a relationship with a girl i love so much! Take care, gay dude! ;3

              2. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

                A lot of news outlets were most likely spreading the lie that Nintendo was banning homosexuality from the game, pretty much using a click-bait title for the article to garner more views. And because of that, the LGBT community were made to believe that they were being singled out by Nintendo. Hence the reason this became a big deal.

            7. Thank you Nintendo for doing the correct thing, this same sex crap does not need to be in our children’s games, this type of behavior is not normal and should not be introduced to our children and driven into their heads that it is ok to love and or Mary the same sex that is not what the Bible says for our children to do and live that type of life style. I do not want to ban my children from playing Nintendo games because of something like that was put into your games. Thank you loads.

              1. I’m not saying you’re wrong or anything but I have to ask what does the bible say about gay marriage?

                1. 1 Cor 6:9,10 “Or do you not know that unrighteous people will not inherit God’s Kingdom? Do not be misled. Those who are sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, men who submit to homosexual acts, men who practice homosexuality, 10 thieves, greedy people, drunkards, revilers, and extortioners will not inherit God’s Kingdom.”

                  Genesis 1:27 “And God went on to create the man in his image, in God’s image he created him; male and female he created them.”

                    1. SherlockWillFightBilbo

                      You demand people respect homosexuals and their pleas for civil rights and yet you bash a faith and the people who believe in it? You’re an absolute hypocrite.

                      Take a page from Gandhi and Dr. King.

                      1. convert to my god krishna today and get 50 free virgins in heaven. jesus won’t give you that offer now will he?

                      2. They used heir old testament faith to come in here and prove a point that only works from their perspective. They had it coming. If you want to share your faith with someone, you don’t start by saying, “Look! You’re fucked up based on this verse!”

                        1. First off, someone ASKED what the Bible said. Second, it’s a quote from the New Testament as well. And third the Bible is always relevant because it is the word of God. If you actually read it yourself you would see that everything in it is the truth…

                        2. SherlockWillFightBilbo

                          Normally, you would be right, because lots of times Christians post Bible verses randomly and it’s basically spam. But Pope on Dope actually asked to see what the Bible said about gay marriage, and he was civil about it. Thomas then unnecessarily started mocking the faith.

                    2. All you have shown here today is disrespect for other peoples beliefs. If you want people to take you seriously you have to behave like a respectable human being, otherwise no one will take your points into consideration.

                      1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                        The only disrespect came from your side…

                        Everything the gay community has been fighting against over the years are a direct result of your sides crimes…

                        But obviously you will ignore it and choose to believe in whatever nonsense you have been fed…

                  1. are you seriously using the bible. why use fake stories to prove your point?. you might as well use the story of zeus god of all gods.

                    1. Hey, the Bible makes sense from what I’ve read. Nothing else gives as good of an explanation if how we got here and where our future is headed. Plus I’ve studied evolution and life is too complex for me to believe an explosion or whatever other theory caused life

                      1. Wow, really? A magical, bipolar white dude, who’s his own father makes more sense to you than the already proven theory of evolution. Tell me another one, LOL. BTW, did you already take all your shots?

                        1. Hahaha…wow. Ok first off, false statement: Jesus is the SON of God. God and Jesus are not the same person. If that’s your view of the Bible no wonder you think it’s weird. Listen to yourself, “proven theory” of evolution…evolution is still always what it has been, a theory. It takes just as much faith to believe in evolution than in a spirit realm with a God who created us.

                        2. Please read, educate yourself. No theory of the evolution has been proved especially Creation itself. And it will not be proven, for it was God who created it. All science has done is prove the Bible right. And that’s all it will do. Read, do research and you’ll see, there’s no lie in that. The problem here is that we are not on the same page, everyone trying to satisfied their own flesh, instead if praising The Lord. He created you, and loved you first, who are we to tell the Creator how to create us. We have a choice, does who decide not to follow Him, have free will, but those who decide to follow no longer have free will, for they have made Jesus their Lord, and Savior. And it is us Christians who have to love like Jesus loved, loving them but not loving what they do.

                          A true Christian must love the sinner, for it’s still a soul for salvation, but must not love the sin. Now, about the Bible being fake, whoever said that it’s wrong, History wouldn’t use Jesus as before Him or after Him if He wouldn’t have existed, that’s why it’s called History.
                          God Bless You All

                2. the bible says, thou shalt not use ancient mythology to interfere in the life of others, for thou shalt keep thy fairytales to thy self.

                  1. Somebody asked about what the Bible said about the subject and I responded. You don’t have to read the whole quote if you don’t want to

                  1. If I cared about abortions would that mean I’m aborting kids? Your comment is idiotic and not very mature.

                1. Don’t hide the fact that you’re gay yourself which its your business but being stupidly biased to hide it doesn’t change anything brokeback.

                  1. brokeback mountain?. that movie actually won many awards, and is now known as the best gay romantic movie of all time.

              2. The Bible is definitely against same-sex marriages. I’m glad Nintendo didn’t give into the political correctness cramp.

                1. the bible is so fake. as fake as the story of the roman god zeus and all the other gods. there’s so many gods and i believe in non of that shit.

              3. The bible also says you should be always submissive to your husband. So GTFO of that computer and kneel before your male, uninteligent sinful bitch.

                1. Ephesians 5:22,23 “Let wives be in subjection to their husbands as to the Lord, because a husband is head of his wife just as the Christ is head of the congregation, he being a savior of this body.”
                  Ephesians 5:28,29 “In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. A man who loves his wife loves himself, for no man ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cherishes it, just as the Christ does the congregation”

                  …idk…it seems like the Bibles view of marriage is pretty balanced to me…

                  1. Aka, it doesn’t say a thing about gays, only that woman and men need to love their bodies, and the first one is completely misogynist, it says that the man owns the woman. Oh, here’s the Bible, ladies and gentlemen!

                    1. You must have read something else because that’s not what I saw in that scripture lol. Gays aren’t in their because God doesn’t view gay marriage as an acceptable arrangement

                      1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                        Mariage is something mad eup by humans, your God has nothing to do with anything in the bible, torah or coran…

                        1. Actually in Genesis God instituted the first marriage between Adam and Eve. His will was to create a man and woman to populate the earth and take care of his creation…he has a lot to do with the Bible

                      1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                        Today’s greeks don’t count as they are an embarrasment to their heritage…

                        Even having nazis take power, disgusting apes…

              4. Did you just read Nintendo apologizing for not including gay marriage and now thinking about adding it on the next game? Or you just read the news they weren’t supporting it a few days ago and commented without reading this one?

                Stupid Bible thumper just thinking about bullshit. Kids are gay too, and they deserve to have some representation and education about the subject. Like if gay people were never kids. HA!

              5. the bible is fictional. non of it is based on reality. there’s no proof for it. it’s filled with errors and contradictions. what are you, a child to still be believing in fairytales?.

                1. It makes sense from what I’ve seen. I’m interested in the errors and contradictions that you speak of? Can you give me some examples?

                  1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                    Because you’re still a kid who believes in fairytales…

                    And since you don’t like fairies, even more reason not to believe in a book that has ober 50 different versions…

                    1. Actually the Bible has many translations. Most of which are changes due to the progression of the English language. I personally use 6 translations and they all have the same message to me

            8. gay dude here and i really didnt give a crap if it was added in or not. why people were causing so much controversy over it confuses me.

                1. Revelation 21:4.. And he will wipe out every tear from there eyes and death will be nor more. neither nor mourning nor outcry nor pain will be anymore. The former things has passed away.

                  Adding to your comment brother ;)
                  Read your bible daily folks..

                  1. i have read the bible, that’s why i know it’s full of shit. women are inferior to men, slavery is ok, and god is a cunt. thankfully, science has already proven that the bible is only good to wipe myself with it.

              1. I think because since Nintendo removed the same-sex glitch, it probably made them feel as if Nintendo is against homosexually which is dumb. They did it because they didn’t want to create negative buzz against their company. That’s how I see it.

                1. pretty much then some idot made a big deal, out of thinking nintendo censor it. My gays friend are laughing how stupid this is.

            9. And to satisfy parents child lock… That the parents will fail to use or even know what it’s for

              1. SherlockWillFightBilbo

                It’s a life simulator, and marriage is a huge part of life. Leaving the option out of the game would have been significant. Also, it could be interpreted at saying, “It doesn’t matter if you don’t get married. Who cares about settling down and having a family!”

                Don’t think people would interpret it like that? Look at how they interpreted THIS *gestures to article*

                And yeah, I thought the apology just reminded people that gay marriage wasn’t in the game. I thought all of that anger cooled down.

            10. Its just a game. I don’t see why its that big of a deal. I wonder if it would even be a problem if you couldn’t get married in it at all.

            11. If Nintendo want to make it realistic let same sex couples be but if they try to marriage have an angry picture of the pope pop up with the words NO

              1. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

                *I feel like
                “i fell look”

                But anyways, you probably have the urge to beat him up because he reminds you of yourself for some reason.

            12. It’s a fucking video game. It’s not a bloody sexual game for fucking hell sake.

              Grow the fuck up!

                  1. fuckshitfuckshitavgninanutshellpoopoocacadoodooimangryshitfuckfuck

                    sex·u·al (sĕk′sho̅o̅-əl) adj.
                    1. Of, relating to, involving, or characteristic of sex, sexuality, the sexes, or the sex organs and their functions.
                    2. Implying or symbolizing erotic desires or activity.
                    3. Relating to, produced by, or involving reproduction characterized by the union of male and female gametes: sexual reproduction.

            13. I don’t see the big deal. I mean, I’m straight, so I get to marry my preferred gender in this game, so no big deal to me. I just feel the need to comment on something that has no effect on me either way saying it’s not a big deal because it’s not to me. But I know if it was the other way around and I could only marry the same-sex, I wouldn’t even buy the game and wouldn’t be saying it’s not a big deal. I’d be outraged over the fact they didn’t include my sexulity in the game. It’s so hard being straight.

            14. because identity politics are important, and it really made people think Nintendo was a forward thinking company when they had the homo glitch. alas, Nintendo is stuck in the 80’s.
              on the other side of the coin, so many fucking games coming out where you have to play a girl even though you are a man. how gay is that?!!?

              1. “where you have to play a girl even though you are a man.”

                It must suck to be forced to play as something you’re not. That must suck!

                1. “Politics are important, misrepresented gaming glitches are not.”

                  Got to feel sorry for the developers, the ones that put the time in to ensure everything went okay, only for QC to fuck up and lead to this incessant outrage. They’d have to redo all the scripting in order to support what people are bellyaching about.

            15. Come on Nintendo, I was proud of you for not giving in! Now this!??
              Sigh. Will anyone stand upto this madness :(

              1. You mean the madness that everyone has been bitching about incessantly for 50 years now?
                You must think feminism is about equal treatment too, the poor deluded, ignorant youth.

            16. The gaming media is like FOX news always what to start crap. This was a glitch that broke the game, you know what nintendo give the people who want it and let them brake the game(JK). Japan isn’t really against gays I think I mean most of their anime, and games have gay character…like Yaoi… I have prob with gays, some of friends are gay(and they laugh at this crap), just one idot to start a damn domino effect.

              1. God, this is painful to read.
                The first half is impossible to understand, the second is just a “I’m not racist, I have a black friend” argument.
                Don’t get me wrong, you’re right overall, but the reasoning behind your conclusion is appallingly wrong.

                1. sorry if I can’t actually provided proof of friends don’t want the world of internet to follow me like a stalker .Some guy made a video about the issue, then the media took subject and made the issue bigger then it really was. Some people in gay community don’t really care about this, because its not like they are being attacked, but sites like ign are making it like sound they are. The issue was over a game breaking glitch wasn’t censoring or anything. Nintendo sounds like they are planing on taking this into account in future installments

                  1. I meant that your writing is really poor in the first half of the comment.
                    And that while I understand and agree with what you’re saying, Japanese culture and their view on homosexuality is not to be simplified on a niche comic genre.

                    1. I know some of japan is what kinda meet, I forgot to put some. its kinda split I think I’m not fully aware of japan stance on subject

                      1. Japan doesn’t have a stance on the subject, homosexuality doesn’t have any visibility there beyond a few products (Comics, movies) destined mostly to women who think male on male is hot.
                        The homosexual community in Japan is a example of integration, they don’t need parades or movements because they don’t think of themselves as a separate group, they partake of the exact same cultural behaviors as anyone else, most japanese homosexuals live exactly like heterosexuals do, they comply with dress and behavior codes and leave their personal lives in their home, instead of flaunting them while dressed in leather thongs or rainbow vests.
                        Whether this is good or bad is an entirely different monster, on one side they’re so homogenized that discrimination is almost nonexistent beyond youth, on the other side there is our western liberal bias that tells us they need to be recognized.

                        1. Homosexuality isn’t new in Japan at all. They’ve been practising homosexuality for hundreds of years. Nowadays, they’re just a little apprehensive in opening up about it for fear of being persecuted, just like how so many in the West were before it was recognised by governors.

            17. I could just see the headlines now if Nintendo does make a sequel that includes same sex relationships. “NINTENDO BRAINWASHING OUR KIDS TO BE GAY”!!!!!!!!!!!!! We all know there would be stupid people spewing that nonsense……………..

              1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

                No doubt. I’ll be surprised if there isn’t ever an article somewhere that says exactly that if Tomodachi Life 2 has gay marriage.

            18. So much hypocrisy. So, people can’t complain about the anti-same-sex marriage stance of this game, but you can make a big deal about them complaining about it? That makes tons of sense. Same-sex marriage being in this game wouldn’t affect you. If you’re straight, you don’t have to do it. But gay players, in order to play this game, we have to be forced to marry the opposite sex. So, we have compromise. Yet we’re not allowed to make a big deal out of that? If it were the other way around, you same people would be the first to cry about them daring to exclude straight people.

              1. You think all gays protest this?
                You wish we were all as damaged and lonely as you obviously are.
                Get a fucking life of your own, stop living through your damn videogame avatars; or go get Skywim and mod it to give your character a ten foot cock, NOBODY GIVES A FUCK.

              2. I think you’re missing the point here. It was a glitch that should not have existed. It just happens to be a glitch that coincides with the sensitive issue of equality that many in the LBGT community want. If the feature was deliberately put in the original schematic, and then removed, then those who are arguing about its lack of inclusion would have a case to prove. However, it wasn’t in the original schematic, which is why when it was exploited, Nintendo moved to patched it, and of course, the internet reaches critical mass with people who refuse to understand.

                Those of us that wondered why they were complaining about a glitch couldn’t quite understand why, not because it wasn’t conforming to an equality. If the glitch was never found, none of this would have transpired. Meanwhile, the developers are looking like muppets because QC fucked up. Spare a thought for them, no?

                The fact of the matter is, Nintendo did the right thing by not conforming to the complaint, and they also did the right thing by apologising (even though, in my opinion, they did not have to). If they release a follow-up which does allow for same-sex relationships, then that will be their decision. I expect them to do so. Sales figures will be representative of that.

            19. In other words, were not getting another tomadachi life.
              Nintendo was started in Japan and they value relationships the way they were intended by nature.

            20. Win some, lose some, homosexuality is not mainstream in Japan, so developers rarely think about it.
              To be honest, being a homosexual I don’t really care, I play games to entertain myself, not to live my life through them, if I have the urge of getting a boyfriend I go out and meet a real man, not pop Sims 2 to make a couple of videogame characters fuck.

              1. For the record, I would have bought this game before I was told my Mii would be forced to live a lie.

                1. Allowing it does enough, it is not about standing idly by, you’re either a part of the problem or a part of the solution.

                  1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                    2 people loving each other and that is apperantly the worst thing that has ever happened to this planet…

                    And the worst part is, the likes of you can’t even understand how incredibly stupid that sounds…

                    1. Don’t ever change for anyone. :) I may not agree with everything you say videogamewise, but I still respect your point of view and don’t think plastic is a reason to hate someone for the rest of your life.

                      I really don’t care to argue over this game’s features, but I also don’t see the problem with those who do want same sex in life simulators much like women who want the option to play as more female characters. To me this game being used more as an excuse to display the true hateful nature behind them.

                      The sad part is anyone in favor of equal rights is deemed a fag. I think that’s the bigger picture to focus on.