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Why did Nintendo characters make out on John Oliver's show?

Nintendo drew considerable backlash in the past few weeks when one of its handheld games, Tomodachi Life, left out options for same-sex couples. The company has since apologized for the exclusion and vowed to be more inclusive in the future, although it explained that it's too late to change the current game before its June release.

So are video games the final frontier for marriage equality? John Oliver had some fun with the idea of virtual equality, showcasing a world in which the Marios and Links of the Nintendo universe can finally celebrate their love publicly.