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  New petition demands gaming character emojis are added to the official Unicode Standard
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

  • A new petition set up by is demanding that our favorite gaming characters are added to the official Unicode Standard emoji library
  • The Unicode Standard is the official recognised library for emojis
  • Ebuyer has released classic gaming character emojis including Mario, Sonic, GTA and Halo for immediate download.

Love them or hate them, emojis have arguably become as important as the written alphabet, essentially becoming a language of their own!

From the age-old classic smiley face to cute pictures of animals, the list of emojis has been growing since the first one was released way back in 1997!1

The Unicode Standard (the officially recognized library of emojis) hosts a staggering 3,521 emojis, but as of yet, gaming characters have so far been refused entry into this prestigious list.

However, fear not as this is set to change! Ebuyer has released a list of downloadable gaming character emojis, as well as creating a petition to get them added into the official Unicode Standard.

The new emojis - which can be downloaded from , hosts everything from Mario, Sonic and GTA to Halo emojis. So, gamers will never have to go without again.

Furthermore, a petition has been set up to raise awareness of this issue and demand change for gamers globally.

The petition can be seen at

Commenting on the petition and newly released emojis Andy Roberts, E-Commerce Director of stated:

“With over 3,500 emojis to choose from, its hard to believe that our favorite gaming characters have yet to make the list. Hopefully, our petition will encourage change whilst our online library allows users to access their favorite emojis immediately.”



About Ebuyer:
Ebuyer is the UK’s largest independent electrical retailer. Based in East Yorkshire, they employ 250 people and have been trading online since 1999. They stock over 30,000 products on their website and have over five million registered customers.