Jason de Kanter

Jason de Kanter

Jason grew up a PC gamer from the days games came on cassette tapes. He has worked as a writing teacher, and knows his continued interest in gaming creates a shared vocabulary with young people. Jason loves bringing new players into the gaming hobby. His preference is for multiplayer games–particularly ones where players can form their own communities to work together. You can catch him blathering on at length about various issues with geek culture at KitschKobold.blogspot.com.

Tomodachi Life

Despite Protests, Nintendo Says No Gay Miis in Tomodachi Life

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In this special post, Pixelkin contributor Jason de Kanter challenges Nintendo’s decision not to allow same-sex relationships in its new game, Tomodachi Life, and encourages parents to teach kids how to be critical of the media they love.

“Nintendo never intended to make any form of social commentary with the launch of Tomodachi Life.”

Nintendo announced on May 7th that its Tomodachi Life game will not allow for same-sex couples in its U.S. release or any subsequent updates. Tomodachi Life is a virtual world populated by Miis (player avatars for the Nintendo Wii system). The game is about social interactions in a virtual world. Your Mii can flirt, go on dates, and fall in love with another Mii…unless the other Mii is of the same gender. Read More