08/05/2014 05:57 BST | Updated 08/05/2014 08:59 BST

Gay Marriage In Video Games: A Short History, From The Sims To Grand Theft Auto V

Nintendo's banning of same-sex marriage in its upcoming game 'Tomodachi Life' has prompted an online campaign to force them to reverse the decision.

While the Japanese company has past form in banning and censoring homosexual characters, features and story-lines from titles published for its consoles, the rest of the games industry appears - thankfully - to be a little more progressive.

Here's a brief history of gay marriage in video games - and note, this only relates to marriage, the list of gay characters in computer games is even more extensive...

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