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2013-05-20 11:20:46 AM  
www.altheg.com

GIS for 'gay bug.'
 
2013-05-20 11:56:54 AM  
So, if you search for one of the 3DS consoles with the gay marriage ability intact, does that make you a "bug chaser"?

/window seat
 
2013-05-20 12:38:36 PM  
I like that their response is to "fix the bug" rather than allow lesbian marriages too.
I predict some negative PR.
 
2013-05-20 12:57:53 PM  
ggery?
 
2013-05-20 01:12:38 PM  
Since I always play broads in games (I'd rather look at a female ass than a male ass) I'm always getting gay married in games.  It feeds into my belief that I was born a lesbian trapped in a man's body.
 
2013-05-20 01:14:38 PM  

serial_crusher: I like that their response is to "fix the bug" rather than allow lesbian marriages too. I predict some negative PR.


From what, the gamers they are all but publicly on record as loathing?  They're all about the hyper-conservative suburban prude market now.

I'm amused that they had the (albeit regressive) foresight to hard-code anti-lesbianism, but forgot about teh gays.  I imagine an entire dev team consisting entirely of heterosexual virgin bachelors, managed by one of the same.
 
2013-05-20 01:19:39 PM  
oi50.tinypic.com
So we fixed the glitch.
 
2013-05-20 01:21:51 PM  
I wonder about Japan's attitude to same-sex marriage. If there's anywhere that's infamous for being defined by tradition, it's Japan.
 
2013-05-20 01:25:18 PM  
This article reminded me that EA stuck to its guns with The Sims and Bioware's titles when it came to same-sex relationships.  I guess, I guess EA is the broken clock?  I feel dirty.
 
2013-05-20 01:27:53 PM  
Marriage is defined as a union between husband and wife. Therefore, there can be no such thing as "gay marriage." Sorry, you will have to call it something else. Like "garrriage"
 
2013-05-20 01:28:37 PM  
COMPONENT: Marriage
STATUS: Open
RESOLUTION:
VERSION: 4.0

DESCRIPTION:

Attempted to marry a woman. Woke up the following day next to a man named "Tim." Marriage license confirms that Tim is now my husband. Please hurry, with two men here the house is a mess.
 
2013-05-20 01:28:59 PM  
What's going on over at Nintendo this week?  Was somebody in PR complaining that he doesn't have enough to do?
 
2013-05-20 01:29:24 PM  

BumpInTheNight: This article reminded me that EA stuck to its guns with The Sims and Bioware's titles when it came to same-sex relationships.  I guess, I guess EA is the broken clock?  I feel dirty.


Gay Planet.
 
2013-05-20 01:31:06 PM  
The company was quoted saying "Human relations that become strange" should be squashed???

Nintendo... is going to tell me about STRANGE relationships?

www.kawaiikakkoiisugoi.com

i1.wp.com
 
2013-05-20 01:39:25 PM  

Trocadero: I wonder about Japan's attitude to same-sex marriage.


I lived and worked there for two years and I have no idea.

Japan is a country that has mastered clinical delusion.  For all my exposure to the culture I never once learned anything about what it's like to be any minority they consider "shameful".  Mental disabilities?  They don't exist.  No, no, you don't understand, they don't exist, got it?  I mean, we know they exist, but it's not a problem, so they don't exist.  Same with homosexuals.  They exist, and we think they're kinda funny, but they don't exist.  Physical disabilities -- again, no need to talk about it.  Yes our office building has no elevator, but no one who works here has a physical disability, so what's the problem?  Criminals?  Yeah we have to arrest one now and then, but why do you want to know what happens to them after they're arrested?  Who cares?  They're not a problem anymore.

There are ethnic groups in certain urban areas they can't ignore due to sheer numbers, and they're ever polite to your face, but in a lot of despicable ways that country is a Republican's wet dream.
 
2013-05-20 01:46:35 PM  

Pick: Marriage is defined as a union between husband and wife. Therefore, there can be no such thing as "gay marriage." Sorry, you will have to call it something else. Like "garrriage"


Tell that to 14 countries, 12 US states, and DC. Well, and EA games, apparently. It is not defined your way in those locations. I think the "but, but you can't change the definition!" crowd should give up since it's already been changed. It can. It's been done. You'll get over it.
 
2013-05-20 01:54:28 PM  

Pick: Marriage is defined as a union between husband and wife. Therefore, there can be no such thing as "gay marriage." Sorry, you will have to call it something else. Like "garrriage"


Actually, it's a transfer of union of property and estate between two individuals.
 
2013-05-20 01:55:54 PM  

Pick: Marriage is defined as a union between husband and wife. Therefore, there can be no such thing as "gay marriage." Sorry, you will have to call it something else. Like "garrriage"


Defined by who? Language is funny. Go back far enough and "gay marriage" would have been something everyone wanted. Beats the "depressing soul-killing marriage" that most of us get.
 
2013-05-20 02:06:58 PM  

BumpInTheNight: This article reminded me that EA stuck to its guns with The Sims and Bioware's titles when it came to same-sex relationships.  I guess, I guess EA is the broken clock?  I feel dirty.


Don't. EA tried to blame homophobes for them being voted worst company in the world.
 
2013-05-20 02:12:17 PM  

WorldCitizen: Pick: Marriage is defined as a union between husband and wife. Therefore, there can be no such thing as "gay marriage." Sorry, you will have to call it something else. Like "garrriage"

Tell that to 14 countries, 12 US states, and DC. Well, and EA games, apparently. It is not defined your way in those locations. I think the "but, but you can't change the definition!" crowd should give up since it's already been changed. It can. It's been done. You'll get over it.


And about 100 million Americans call Obama a socialist.  Large numbers of idiots doing something stupid isn't a justification for anything.
 
2013-05-20 02:19:58 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Large numbers of idiots doing something stupid isn't a justification for anything.


So we can get rid of the God-botherers then?
 
2013-05-20 02:21:43 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: WorldCitizen: Pick: Marriage is defined as a union between husband and wife. Therefore, there can be no such thing as "gay marriage." Sorry, you will have to call it something else. Like "garrriage"

Tell that to 14 countries, 12 US states, and DC. Well, and EA games, apparently. It is not defined your way in those locations. I think the "but, but you can't change the definition!" crowd should give up since it's already been changed. It can. It's been done. You'll get over it.

And about 100 million Americans call Obama a socialist.  Large numbers of idiots doing something stupid isn't a justification for anything.


Eh, I'll still pretty comfortable being on the same side of the gay rights that includes the Netherlands, Canada, France, Argentina, New York, Minnesota and the like than the opposing camp that includes Saudi Arabia, Iran, China, Russia, Mississippi and Alabama and the like. As far as the definition thing goes, yes, idiots call Obama a socialist, and that doesn't make it so. And there will always be people who think one marriage or another is not a "real" marriage. There are still plenty of people, I'm sure, who think that interracial marriages aren't really marriages. I'm sure there are people who think a union between a Catholic and a Protestant opposite sex couples is outside the definition of marriage. That's really no good reason to outlaw interracial marriages or marriages between Catholics and Protestants.
 
2013-05-20 02:46:37 PM  
You can get gay married in Skyrim.
 
2013-05-20 02:50:30 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Large numbers of idiots doing something stupid isn't a justification for anything.


I dunno, Drew got pretty successful encouraging just that.

/ Care for a fried hubcap?  They're better with Tabasco sauce
 
2013-05-20 02:57:11 PM  

1stgenwhtrash: You can get gay married in Skyrim.


4.bp.blogspot.com

Hey there, stud. Want to howl at the moon with me tonight?
 
2013-05-20 03:00:32 PM  

dragonchild: I lived and worked there for two years and I have no idea.


Japan now allows its citizens to marry same sex marriage abroad which is considered the first step in legalization domestically.  And I work for a Japanese company who has one of the more progressive domestic partnership policies I've run across.

I've also been to gay bars in Tokyo.  Outside the fact that many don't allow foreigners - they aren't that much different than any other gay bar in any other major city.

Saying all that - my japanese peers can't seem to grasp that I'm gay.  I'm trying to figure out how I can make it a pun so that they can get it.
 
2013-05-20 03:16:05 PM  

dragonchild: Trocadero: I wonder about Japan's attitude to same-sex marriage.

I lived and worked there for two years and I have no idea.

Japan is a country that has mastered clinical delusion.  For all my exposure to the culture I never once learned anything about what it's like to be any minority they consider "shameful".  Mental disabilities?  They don't exist.  No, no, you don't understand, they don't exist, got it?  I mean, we know they exist, but it's not a problem, so they don't exist.  Same with homosexuals.  They exist, and we think they're kinda funny, but they don't exist.  Physical disabilities -- again, no need to talk about it.  Yes our office building has no elevator, but no one who works here has a physical disability, so what's the problem?  Criminals?  Yeah we have to arrest one now and then, but why do you want to know what happens to them after they're arrested?  Who cares?  They're not a problem anymore.


Who knew she had some Japanese in her?

s1.ibtimes.com
 
2013-05-20 03:16:58 PM  

gingerjet: I've also been to gay bars in Tokyo. Outside the fact that many don't allow foreigners - they aren't that much different than any other gay bar in any other major city.


That's strange... there are bars that don't allow foreigners?  What gives?

/Never been to Japan
 
2013-05-20 03:29:18 PM  
to be fair, gay men can't give birth IRL either
 
2013-05-20 03:29:42 PM  

downstairs: gingerjet: I've also been to gay bars in Tokyo. Outside the fact that many don't allow foreigners - they aren't that much different than any other gay bar in any other major city.

That's strange... there are bars that don't allow foreigners?  What gives?

/Never been to Japan


Many Japanese (especially older) aren't fans of foreigners.
 
2013-05-20 03:37:24 PM  

gingerjet: downstairs: gingerjet: I've also been to gay bars in Tokyo. Outside the fact that many don't allow foreigners - they aren't that much different than any other gay bar in any other major city.

That's strange... there are bars that don't allow foreigners?  What gives?

/Never been to Japan

Many Japanese (especially older) aren't fans of foreigners.


So they actually kick them out?  That's legal?
 
2013-05-20 03:41:55 PM  

gingerjet: downstairs: gingerjet: I've also been to gay bars in Tokyo. Outside the fact that many don't allow foreigners - they aren't that much different than any other gay bar in any other major city.

That's strange... there are bars that don't allow foreigners?  What gives?

/Never been to Japan

Many Japanese (especially older) aren't fans of foreigners.


Do straight bars ban foreigners, or just the gay bars?   Perhaps the gay bars ban foreigners to protect patrons' buttholes from unaccustomed stretching.
 
2013-05-20 03:47:35 PM  

dragonchild: serial_crusher: I like that their response is to "fix the bug" rather than allow lesbian marriages too. I predict some negative PR.

From what, the gamers they are all but publicly on record as loathing?  They're all about the hyper-conservative suburban prude market now.

I'm amused that they had the (albeit regressive) foresight to hard-code anti-lesbianism, but forgot about teh gays.  I imagine an entire dev team consisting entirely of heterosexual virgin bachelors, managed by one of the same.


If that were the case I would expect the bug to be the other way around.
 
2013-05-20 04:05:01 PM  

Callous: dragonchild: serial_crusher: I like that their response is to "fix the bug" rather than allow lesbian marriages too. I predict some negative PR.

From what, the gamers they are all but publicly on record as loathing?  They're all about the hyper-conservative suburban prude market now.

I'm amused that they had the (albeit regressive) foresight to hard-code anti-lesbianism, but forgot about teh gays.  I imagine an entire dev team consisting entirely of heterosexual virgin bachelors, managed by one of the same.

If that were the case I would expect the bug to be the other way around.


I'm thinking somebody was going for
canMarry = spouse1.IsMale XOR spouse2.IsMale
but accidentally ended up with a regular OR?
 
2013-05-20 04:14:30 PM  
Or maybe they have a crappy QA guy and a smartass developer who wants to call him on it.
QA writes bug report: "Title: Lesbians can marry each other.  Description: spec says no gay marriages, but I had two lesbian characters and they could totally get married.  I didn't bother to check with males"
Developer: "well, I won't bother to fix it for males...."
Then QA only followed the original repro steps when re-testing.
 
2013-05-20 04:21:47 PM  

Pick: Marriage is defined as a union between husband and wife. Therefore, there can be no such thing as "gay marriage." Sorry, you will have to call it something else. Like "garrriage"


What a shame. That means you can't go fark yourself without sin.
 
2013-05-20 04:32:53 PM  

Pick: Marriage is defined as a union between husband and wife. Therefore, there can be no such thing as "gay marriage." Sorry, you will have to call it something else. Like "garrriage"

1.bp.blogspot.com

?
 
2013-05-20 10:48:30 PM  

1stgenwhtrash: You can get gay married in Skyrim.


Pretty sure you could get gay married in the first fable to.
 
2013-05-20 11:52:58 PM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: 1stgenwhtrash: You can get gay married in Skyrim.

Pretty sure you could get gay married in the first fable to.


You can get married in all of the Fable games, I think.
 
2013-05-21 01:40:06 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: Since I always play broads in games (I'd rather look at a female ass than a male ass) I'm always getting gay married in games.  It feeds into my belief that I was born a lesbian trapped in a man's body.


ha! right there with ya. when i was a kid, and some one already chose Ryu (his HK alone could beat anyone), i'd rather see Cammy.
 
2013-05-21 02:34:57 AM  

dragonchild: Trocadero: I wonder about Japan's attitude to same-sex marriage.

I lived and worked there for two years and I have no idea.

Japan is a country that has mastered clinical delusion.  For all my exposure to the culture I never once learned anything about what it's like to be any minority they consider "shameful".  Mental disabilities?  They don't exist.  No, no, you don't understand, they don't exist, got it?  I mean, we know they exist, but it's not a problem, so they don't exist.  Same with homosexuals.  They exist, and we think they're kinda funny, but they don't exist.  Physical disabilities -- again, no need to talk about it.  Yes our office building has no elevator, but no one who works here has a physical disability, so what's the problem?  Criminals?  Yeah we have to arrest one now and then, but why do you want to know what happens to them after they're arrested?  Who cares?  They're not a problem anymore.

There are ethnic groups in certain urban areas they can't ignore due to sheer numbers, and they're ever polite to your face, but in a lot of despicable ways that country is a Republican's wet dream.


All that repression can't be healthy. Hence tentacle porn, etc.
 
2013-05-21 04:07:29 AM  
First it was gay marriage.  Now it's bug marriage.  They warned us this was coming.
 
2013-05-21 08:07:16 AM  
That's good news, all the gay folks need is a firmware upgrade to fix them then.

/Firmware? Get it?
//I crack myself up
 
2013-05-21 12:16:39 PM  

Cythraul: 1stgenwhtrash: You can get gay married in Skyrim.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 450x600]

Hey there, stud. Want to howl at the moon with me tonight?


Def cuter than Faendal.
 
2013-05-21 02:42:52 PM  
Good old Nintendo. "Wait - you're enjoying a game in a manner that does not allow us to make money from it? Can't have that, now, can we?"

Who in the hell is attempting to direct corporate/customer strategy at Nintendo, and why hasn't he or she been fired yet? Can't talk about their games, can't film their games, can't have fun in their games - what in the hell is the point of Nintendo?
 
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