Nintendo Patches Out Same-Sex Marriage

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  1. Gahars
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    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Nintendo is well known for producing toys for the peasantry popular game consoles and beloved franchises. Many people immediately equate video games to Nintendo properties, and characters like Mario, Boy Zelda, and Samus have withstood the test of time.

    Nintendo often strives for inclusiveness, trying to create products for the unwashed proletariat masses whole family.

    However, it seems that inclusiveness only goes so far...
    :arrow: The Escapist

    While definitely an improvement on their original reaction, it's still rather unfortunate.

    Now to be entirely fair, the same-sex marriage bit wasn't originally intended to be in the game; it was a glitch (and a wonky one at that - female characters couldn't get married, and male characters could get pregnant). Still, surely it could have been fixed and let be? Plus, let's be honest here, Nintendo's language is a bit disheartening. I mean, last I checked, it's the 21st century. About time we get over this, no?

    Really, it's just kind of a shock. I thought Nintendo was totally down with two guys doing the plumbing! Guess I thought wrong.
     


  2. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

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    Definitely Golden. I can tell already this is going to be one of the best threads we've had in awhile.

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  3. yuyuyup

    yuyuyup GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Fine, another great reason to hack the 3DS.
     
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  4. BrightNeko

    BrightNeko Popcorn ball

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    they usually are fine with same sex stuff. Heck we saw it in the new fire emblem, even if it had been ripped out of the others.
     
  5. Andim

    Andim GBAtemp Regular

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    Good job Nintendo, keep it up. Continued support for your games post-release is admirable.
     
  6. WiiUBricker

    WiiUBricker Insert Custom Title

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    But I thought Nintendo likes penises.
     
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  8. DinohScene

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    Such a shame :c
     
  9. pokefloote

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    Well it was a glitch, not like it was intended in the first place. Female characters couldn't do it either, only the males had the glitch.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    However, I do understand the internet rage that Nintendo's statement has caused. I agree that it isn't right.
     
  10. GreatZimkogway

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    Meh. It's a tamogatchi game. This is hardly a big deal.
     
  11. jomaper

    jomaper Some random argie lost in the Internet.

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    What? I tried to make my character and frederick buttfriends and they didn't got into it.
     
  12. BORTZ

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    If I was gay, you'd never catch me acting like a fag. (joke directed at Dinoh).

    So was this just something they missed when they released the game or what?
     
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    tomodachi = friend. it's like a mii game. with people. :P
     
  14. chartube12

    chartube12 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I thought this was going to be about the me3 characters lol
     
  15. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

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    I guess Nintendon't do LGBT equality.
     
  16. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Males getting pregnant should not be fixed.

    TIL, GBATemp.

    EDIT so people don't think I'm crazy because "lol what's a source???":

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  18. XDel

    XDel Author of the Alien Breed Odamex Projekt.

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    Who cares really? Homosexuality is represented in every avenue of the media at this point, so I think it is only fair that A. Nintendo gets to do what Nintendo wants to do with it's own creations. B. That there be a little section of the market place where it as well as sex in general do not have to be present.
    Leave it be!
     
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  19. Arras

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    Pretty much this, the bug was much worse than just allowing same sex marriage. It screwed up other things as well, and in my opinion male pregnancy counts as "human relations that become strange." If they wanted to make it a proper feature, that probably would have been much more work considering you'd probably need to add exceptions and special cases for all sorts of things.
     
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  21. Gahars
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    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    My wording could have been better, sure, but still.
     
  22. Rizsparky

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    Its a glitch though, an unintended bug, why shouldn't it be patched out?
     
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  24. Fishaman P

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    Well, if they were just removing gay marriage, that might be a little upsetting, but most likely the bug was caused by the exact same thing as men getting pregnant. Therefore, they aren't intentionally removing functionality, and this change gets a Yes vote from me.