Sex in Gaming sex education

They’re Learning What?! Sex (Ed) In Gaming

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This article is Part 5 in our Sex in Video Games series. Sex education can be a contentious topic among parents. With different laws in each state and different programs in each school, it can be tough to know what kind of education your children are receiving—both whether they are getting enough sex ed and whether the sex ed is high quality. If you’re in doubt, these policy maps will…well, they’ll probably scare you, regardless of your personal views. Read More

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