Being gay is optional in a video game (According to Nintendo)

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  1. aerok macrumors 65816

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    If today's video game existed 70 years ago, we probably would not have the option to customize the skin color of our avatar to black.

    http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/8/5696104/nintendo-and-tomodachi-life
     
  2. edk99 macrumors 6502a

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    This is crazy! Government should force them to include same sex marriages in that GAME! :rolleyes:

    If the GAME does not appeal to your taste then don't play it! Go outside and run around the block.
     
  3. aerok thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't think you understand the problem here...
     
  4. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    They're not an American company and I don't think Japanese culture is quite there yet. So they're a little behind, not much you can do. I mean this is the same company who just recently discovered the internet exists.
     
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    Have you been to Japan? Gay men are admired by a lot of young women. Go into any book store in the last few years and gay romance comic books are all over the shelves.
     
  6. aerok thread starter macrumors 65816

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    True but localization is very important, it's not a complicated thing to change.
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    And we have yet another strawman.


    Last I looked, people were allowed to voice their opinions, whether they be positive or negative.
     
  8. aerok thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yup they're not asking for ban, they're asking for a change.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Seems to me, Nintendo is making a business decision just like HGTV.
     
  10. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    Umm, no. Only when they're conservative. If liberals have opinions then they just have their panties in a bunch and should get over it.

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    And People are free to voice their opinions on HGTV or Nintendo. But I think we can both agree that in both cases, no one had any rights violated. Right?

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    That doesn't say much, it just says they don't censor "gay propaganda" like Russia does. I'm not sure being admired by tween girls is the path to gaining equal rights though...
     
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    Did I say anyone had their rights violated? Maybe you should get your eyes checked as you seem to see things that aren't there.

    So, perhaps I'll just spell out my thoughts on these two threads so you don't jump to any more ridiculous conclusions. Both companies, Nintendo and HGTV, have a right to make their own business decisions. No one had their rights violated in either case. And people are free to to voice their support or condemnation of said business decisions.
     
  12. aerok thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Same-sex marriage is not legal yet but homosexuality is tolerated amongst the younger generation. But then again, Japan's population is the oldest in the world...
     
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    I do believe Japan will be the first Asian nation to legalize same sex marriage. Just not yet...
     
  14. aerok thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's either South Korea or Japan, we shall see.
     
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    Did I say you said anyone had their rights violated? Maybe you should get your eyes checked as you seem to see things that aren't there. :rolleyes:
     
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    Why not Thailand?
     
  17. aerok thread starter macrumors 65816

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    They need to fix their current laws in their justice system before even considering any progressive changes

    http://www.economist.com/blogs/theworldin2013/2013/01/thai-justice
     
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    In The Sims you can romance anyone you want. I see no reason for this kind of restriction.

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    Singapore does this too if you question government authority.
     
  19. thehustleman macrumors 65816

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    Good.
    I'm happy that Nintendo is taking a stand.


    What system is this on? 3ds? Wii u?

    I'll buy a copy of it to show my support.
     
  20. aerok, May 9, 2014
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    Support for what? Lack of progressive changes?
     
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    A stand for marriage being between a man and a woman or are they just trying to avoid their perception of controversy?
     
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    Taking a stand about what?
     
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    A stand for what? Your bigoted agenda? You must feel so disenfranchised here in the US....

    The fact you feel the need to support a cause to stop people from being true to themselves really says a lot about you people. I guess you feel special because you feel that you and nintendo see eye to eye and are on the same bigoted page.

    Read this story and then honestly tell me you don't think the couple in question with two young kids in legal limbo should be legally married.
     
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    Well they could use all the help they can get, nobody else is buying Nintendo products anymore.
     
  25. aerok thread starter macrumors 65816

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    *UPDATE*

    http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/9/57...or-leaving-same-sex-marriage-out-of-tomodachi

    Very lame
     

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