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Nintendo ’Debugs’ Gay Marriage Glitch in Popular Video Game

by Jason St. Amand
National News Editor
Monday May 13, 2013

Nintendo's incredibly popular Japanese video game, "Tomodachi Collection: New Life," for the handheld 3DS system, apparently has a glitch that allows male Miis (a digital avatar used in Nintendo's Wii, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games) to marry other male Miis.

But it looks like Nintendo officials are going to put an end to that as Gawker Media's video game blog, Kotaku, points out Nintendo released a statement telling gamers how to fix the "problem."

The statement says that users should update their game if they notice "human relations that become strange" and Kotaku writes, "Nintendo actually wrote 'Human relations become strange. Some people might say Nintendo's being strange!"

Some players, however, have taken to social media to tell other players that they can continue with their gay relationships if they do not update "New Life." Kotaku notes that players have yet to report how the upgrade impacts same-sex couples. The website also tried to speak with Nintendo officials about the issues, but they did not comment.

"New Life" is a life simulation handled game, which was released only in Japan on Apr. 18.


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