Those wacky Spanish funsters and their lies. How they have besmirched the good princess-lusting name of Mario. Not to mention his rather flamboyant brother, whose coming out surprised no-one (you just KNOW Luigi frequents fashionable drinking establishments with names like MEN!MEN!MEN!). Oddly, Kotaku reports this week that ‘there are an absurd number of Spanish websites that report some variation of the idea that Mario and Luigi are gay.’ Allegedly, Nintendo bigwig bossman Satoru Iwata recently spoke of ‘"investigation results" where players under 10 years tended to think that Luigi & Mario are a gay couple instead of simply being brothers,’ which has caused quite a shitstorm in the more demented, shadowy corners of the web. As you’ll see at the link in the main story, the end-of-level flagpole is now naught but a huge, victorious boner, while the lumbering Goombas are bollocks. Apparently.