There isn’t much elaboration across the internet on what the data leak bug did aside from corrupt the games data. It’s hard to find details that explain that data leak bug allowed you to do that.
But even if it did, that goes back to what I was saying: A bug is a bug. it gets fixed regardless of any politics associated with it. Though I could be bias because I look at this from a programmers perspective: Bugs get fixed. That’s what Nintendo owes to the public. What they don’t owe is political commentary if they can avoid it.
Also back on this note, RM
So then why would others complain if Nintendo released a product with same-sex marriage?
I didn’t say others would or wouldn’t complain, but the reaction to that doesn’t matter. I’m not going to debate how such a theoretical scenario would turn out. What matters is what Nintendo’s plans on doing from here forward and what their current responsibilities for this are. Whether they take the risk of entering a political situation to appease a western demand or play it safe to appease the legal status back at home
At least they are saying this:
“We have heard and thoughtfully considered all the responses,” Nintendo said of the #Miiquality campaign. “We will continue to listen and think about the feedback. We’re using this as an opportunity to better understand our consumers and their expectations of us at all levels of the organization.”
And this is the right way to go about it:
“Marini isn’t calling for a boycott of “Tomodachi Life” but instead wants supporters to post on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #Miiquality, as well as write to Nintendo and ask the company to include same-sex relationships in an update to “Tomodachi Life” or in a future installment."
And for these notes…
I believe in order to eventually reach that goal of equality, even something like allowing same-sex marriage in simulators should be looked upon as standard.
I do as well. And this is that day and age, as more and more games stop being shy about it. One article does point out the many other games that let you gay it up already. One thing I notice though is that this is more common among western games. You can get away with that easily in the west.
My understanding is that it’s harder to get away with that in Japan. Being a major family friendly game company that is native to that nation: Nintendo has more of a reason to respect their right not to portray homosexuality if they don’t want to. Should they? Possibly. And you can ask them nicely for it. But ultimately they don’t have to. They aren’t just trying to please the baptist church in Texas. They gotta please a Japan where gay marriage is still isn’t legal which at this point might be a bigger concern to them than a western movement.
Anyone else however, is free to spearhead equality and game developers are doing that right now.
Because SJWs, a possible vocal minority, replied like they did, people ignore the actual case and just sweep it under the big “trivial stuff SJWs rant about” rug. Various replies in this thread work by that logic, which is unfortunate. I’m not a SJW, but because I share an opinion on various aspects in this case with SJWs, I suddenly feel like my opinion is looked upon as less.
I admit that I opened my initial post under that presumption too hastily. I’ve been hearing about these kind of drama’s so often I seem to naturally suspect SJW shenanigans afoot. I feel you are right that this may be blinding my first judgement.
But disrespecting opinions is something I do not do. You should express your opinion anyway.