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Time-waster, writer, time-waster

Male, 22, United Kingdom

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Wed 9th April, 2014

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AlexOlney commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

I honestly don't think the size of the little circle nipple is much of a problem - anyone who's played a game with the Circle Pad Pro will know that it's not exactly used for precision.

I will almost definitely be getting the new XL, I just wish the coloured buttons were on it as well.



AlexOlney commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

I feel that this may well be one of the most positive steps Nintendo have ever taken – they've responded to modern trends in gaming and then blown everyone's expectations out of the water by doing it in the fairest way I can think of. It benefits Nintendo and it benefits us, the price is extremely reasonable and therefore will most likely be a roaring success, leading to more DLC like this for future games.



AlexOlney commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against Re...:

I think @antdickens has it right. If Nintendo and other games companies offered more options for playing these old games it would reduce the amount these devices are used enormously.

I have mixed feelings about the matter overall, there are those who use these devices to play games they own but with more convenience, and then there are people who use these products to avoid paying for games. Former is good, latter is bad.



AlexOlney commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:

She has been sexualised, it's true, but I think the only problem in this regard was how she was shown in Other M. In every other game she's been silent, (generally) alone on her mission and had to overcome enormous obstacle by herself, which was a fantastic depiction of a strong female character. Other M made her suddenly have to work alongside a load of men making her stand out like a sore thumb as if to make a note of the fact that she's 'still strong compared to these chaps'. The idea of her being a lone bounty hunter out for herself and not some whiny Tomb Raider reboot Lara Croft is what made her character so great – she was so subtly portrayed even in the later games that if you took out all the direct references to her sex you could easily be mistaken for thinking she was a man or (as I thought when I was 8 and first played Metroid 2) a robot.

Samus is a fantastic character, these costumes do not overtly sexualise her more than any other character, just don't let Team Ninja have a go at another Metroid game.



AlexOlney commented on WayForward is at the Reigns of Another Adventu...:

I must admit I really enjoyed Explore the Dungeon etc.. I played through the whole thing with a friend over the course of about six months and we had really good fun with it. The thing many reviews complained about was its low difficulty, but I can guarantee you that the difficulty increases tenfold later on, particularly once you unlock the Nightosphere.



AlexOlney commented on Video: The 10 Best Zelda Games As Selected By You:

Excluding nostalgia, my list would most likely be:

10. Adventure of Link
9. Twilight Princess
8. Phantom Hourglass
7. Minish Cap
6. Link to the Past
5. Link Between Worlds
4. Ocarina of Time
3. Link's Awakening
2. Majora's Mask
1. Wind Waker

I haven't actually played the other games (except Skyward Sword, which I just couldn't get along with) but I'm desperate to and would buy them if I had the money to do so.