I'm really dissapointed in Nintendo's decision of excluding same sex relationships in Tomadachi Life. Fuck man, it's 2014...

Comment by Lance Latham on May 8, 2014 at 10:41pm
So they don't want to make a game with "social commentary" yet the fact that they are purposefully excluding it makes them PART of the social commentary. So crazy that it's coming from Japan. Sometimes this place really pisses me off. I mean you have a high profile transsexual Haruna Ai (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_Haruna) and the (very dated) comedic stylings of Hard Gay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_gay) that the country just seems to fawn over. But when it comes to a (more or less) genuine dialogue about non-traditional lifestyles, suddenly it's taboo. It's okay for entertainment and a good laugh once in a while on a variety show, but to acknowledge it as a mainstream part of society, forget it. I dunno: maybe a bigger city like Tokyo is different and maybe this is just Nintendo.
Comment by Rowan - AzureCantabile on May 8, 2014 at 10:43pm
And it's still america, and they still catch a lot of flack we don't talk about for stuff like that from parent's interest groups, and gay marriage is still banned in 33 states in the US. So... it's shitty, but I kind of get Nintendo's point. It's not their job to push a topic that will get them a lot of backlash for it in a certain region, though I really wish they would. The responsibility lies more though with the west to not find it a problem like in certain other regions. Spain for example hasn't had to worry about things like this in their versions of certain games.
Comment by Lance Latham on May 8, 2014 at 10:53pm

You're probably right. I mean, I can just see the morning news over here all ablaze if they did include gay marriage. Still annoying. Maybe I am having a bout of culture shock. Back to Child of Light for some game therapy.

Comment by Rowan - AzureCantabile on May 8, 2014 at 10:57pm

It's not even really the morning news that get's them, it's over-reactive parents and watchdog agencies and all the crap that hardcore gamers don't even really notice. Heck, I would love to feel represented in a game like this, but I don't really blame Japan for the way the english speaking West is.

Comment by CornRPeople2 on May 9, 2014 at 7:12am

I would comment on this status, but @Rowan knocked it out of the park, well put. 

Comment by Gunshow on May 9, 2014 at 9:11am
The game wasnt designed for same sex marriage in the first place. I understand its "2014" but if this wasnt the original vision for the game.

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