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Wed 12th Jun 2013

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Backwardsonapig commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

Some girls might want to be appreciated for their beauty, but that doesn't mean they want to be sought after purely for their body. I can understand why a woman would have problems with an overtly sexualized character in a video game that also lacks any redeeming personality.
Women, in general, are far more often judged by their appearance and not for their character. It's a societal norm. Guys face this as well, but I would argue it's to a far lesser extent. Sure, you could point to the crazily handsome muscular men that appear in video games to counter this, but these characters are used, because they are empowering to the mainly male audience of video games. Guys like to see a strong hero, because it makes them feel powerful as well. If there were to be a game where say, the male protagonist was merely a sex object, the game would probably fail with male gamers. Imagine seeing a character with a huge bulge near his junk, and that is similar to how women feel about games with busty women. And also, think about how few game developers make male characters like that, and then think of all the games that have overly sexualized women.
This game is clearly marketed to men, and it does sexualize the women. However, while I haven't played the game personally, it appears to be that these women are not, merely sex objects, but are developed characters that value beyond their sex appeal, and thus, I have no problem with this game, and I don't think others should either. There are much worse games, movies, and books to be outraged about on the issue of objectification of women; that said, I think it's an important discussions be had. I could go on, but this comment is already long enough as is.



Backwardsonapig commented on Review: Steel Diver: Sub Wars (3DS eShop):

Haven't had a whole lot of time to play it yet, but I think I actually prefer the original. I'm not a huge fan of the first person perspective this game has. I don't want to judge it too quickly though. Will play more later.



Backwardsonapig commented on Nintendo Disables Swapnote's SpotPass Service ...:

I understand the concern, but this is too far. Plenty of consumers use the product responsibly, so why should we be punished? This is the kind of stuff that continues to give Nintendo the kiddie company reputation. This is infuriating. Spotpass is the ONLY real way to communicate, as streepass is uneffective for people you don't see on a regular basis.



Backwardsonapig commented on First Impressions: Donkey Kong Country: Tropic...:

Not to sound harsh, but this article reeks bias. We get it, you are disappointed that it's just another DK game,and frankly, I kinda am as well, but don't let that affect the enjoyment you get from the great game that it is. Retro knows what they are doing.



Backwardsonapig commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Wii U Lineup Makes C...:

These games all look great and I can't wait to play them. Sure I would have loved a new metroid or a SMG3, but the games announced will sell. The WiiU needs sales, and these games should get them (better than games like star fox, and metroid would. Trust me, I would love either.) Once the WiiU is picking up the pace, the more risky projects can start. The "unoriginal cash grab" games will get the money needed, SO that they can take more risks with a new IP or an IP revival. At least thats my take on things.