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Fri 28th May, 2010

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k8sMum commented on First Impressions: Getting Cosy With Animal Cr...:

So they've removed the loveable snarkiness and replaced it with characters who want you to design their homes to certain specifications but don't care if you give them the opposite.

No bells needed, everything is available as soon as it's needed, no complaints from the Stepford citizens...what's the point?



k8sMum commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

I'm not as shocked as many, but I've had a lot of experience with this sort of thing. He hasn't looked well for sometime.

At the least he made his mark and will be mourned by all in the gaming world. Not a bad legacy. :-(



k8sMum commented on Weirdness: Revenge is a Dish Best Sold on eBay...:

I forget how young many here are. And masculine. Judgements being made, blame placed and we know nothing about these people and their relationship other than this auction. Judgements about her due to what are probably typos when posting under stress.

Hearts get broken and we, as a species, rarely rise above the muck. Life gets messy and ugly sometimes. There is most likely more than enough blame for them to share.



k8sMum commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:


Old enough to know better, but young enough to go ahead anyway. :p

I am (drum roll, please) 65 years old and have been gaming since Pong. I get a bit upset when posters denigrate grannies who game because who do they think was playing all those years before they were a glint in the milkman's eye? I spend very little of my time being what some call old and most of it living.

I am an extremely cool little old lady, of course. My kids grew up with all the ninty consoles because I wanted them. My son is 31 and my late daughter would have been 29 last month. I bought my soon to be 10 yr old grandson his 3ds and get him most of his games. I love my PS3 and have never played an fps because of motion sickness issues. I am debating whether it worth upgrading my 3ds to the NEW 3ds as it's getting a bit wonky.

I do wish people would just see each other as people instead of labels so they can put us all in little boxes, but like most things, nothing much ever really changes.



k8sMum commented on Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Exposé Reveals Torrid St...:


Please don't start with the 'love it or leave it' crap.

Many of us at NL have loved nintendo from the early days of gaming. That doesn't make us blind to problems they have had in the past and are having now. I find it incredible when posters do contortions to justify any and all of Nintendo's decisions.

They are a corporation. They make some smart decisions and they make some gobsmackingly stupid ones. They are in no way above criticism.



k8sMum commented on Talking Point: The Pros, Cons and Questionable...:


A bit snarky, perhaps. I'd read your other posts and you come across a wee bit pompous, imho. That's jmho, of course.

I didn't see a lot of facts in your post, unless opinions automatically count as facts now. You seem to trust what nintendo says. I think they are saying anything they feel is needed to keep things from imploding. Neither of us is right nor wrong: it's just what we think.

As to the mature remark: I am far too old to need to be mature. Done my time being that.

Peace, no snark.



k8sMum commented on We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Fas...:


Happy birthday! But you're still a young'un: I'm old enuff to be your babysitter!

Back on topic: for a company that has been in business for many decades, ninty seems to have a piss poor way of measuring how popular products are going to be. They are surprised when vc, amiibos are popular yet gobsmacked when the Wii u isn't. A tad out of touch, perhaps? Not wanting to accept the idea they might have gotten the market wrong? Just being bullheadly nintendo because we all blindly trust they are different from the other companies and think of the consumer like long lost nephews/nieces and do what's best for us?

I need a glass of wine.



k8sMum commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Approach to Transfor...:

@Action 51

Salty, yes, but not unforgiven. All you need do is read comments on NL recently: there are people doing verbal contortions to justify anything Nintendo does. There have been posts blaming everything except Ninty for any problems they are having. Even one of their execs implied it was the consumer's fault for not being daring enough with purchases.

I have owned Nintendo consoles since the NES days and seen the tides go in and out re: their popularity. Yeah people complain, but in the end the vast majority forgive and to an extent, forget, with each new iteration because that will be the one that turns it all around.



k8sMum commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Hints at Smaller New Nintendo...:

I have my lovely blue 3ds which is beginning to show its age. I also have arthritis. The N3ds has larger screens but isn't the behemoth the xl is.

I am tired of the coy attitude though: either say they are coming or not. Grow a pair, Reggie.



k8sMum commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Approach to amiibo is In...:


Nintendo has been in business a long, long time. If they cannot make reasonable judgements regarding product popularity, manufacturing processes, customer desires....then it may be time for some changes on the administration front.

Btw: anyone with good enough memory to remember AR cards and how they were going to change gaming? So now Amiibo cards will be the thing. Right.

Time to toss some more darts at the dartboard, ninty.



k8sMum commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Approach to amiibo is In...:


You do realise that this is a Nintendo-centric site, right? Just checking. The 'news' here is geared to the subject. Not too much is written by 6-year olds.

Many adult gamers use gaming as an escape from some of the horrible-Ness (pun intended) of the real world. Not everyone at NL is rich and white. Some are, some aren't. I refused to get into Amiibos but it's none of my business if others do. I don't judge what others allow to upset them.

Being angry at one thing doesn't mean we aren't allowed to get angry about other things. Ranting on a game site most likely does not define the majority of us. The article addresses issues that Nintendo is screwing up. I doubt most of the Amiibos are being bought for children: collectors are a big group.

It's often difficult to keep things in perspective now days. Chastising others for not addressing important, life-changing current events and or the world's problems on a gaming site is a bit unproductive, imho.



k8sMum commented on Poll: We Need to Talk About amiibo - Where Do ...:

It is blowing my mind how invested timewise some here are with the hunt for these toys. Hours on their computers stalking sites, gynormous posts one one side or the other, rationalizations in defense, anger at the difficulty...

Is this gaming now?



k8sMum commented on Poll: We Need to Talk About amiibo - Where Do ...:

As an official, yet decidedly cool, little old lady I have not yet and never will buy any of these. I supported my grandson's Skylanders addiction. I bought him his 3ds. I gave him my copy of Rune Factory 3. I have bought him a ton of games. I am getting him A Link Between Worlds for his birthday next month along with Rune Factory 4. I have give him gazillions of bells in AC:ANL.

As for collectables, for you that are into it, fine. I have collected all sorts of decorative things over the years and am at a point in my life where I am tired of clutter. I am keeping some treasures but chucking stuff left and right. It feels very cleansing in a Zen sort of way. I am tired of 'stuff'.

I want games, complete games that are playable at time of purchase. Good games, for my beloved 3ds xl.



k8sMum commented on Talking Point: The Fragility of Buying Downloa...:


I have ptsd which affects memory, especially short term. If I stop playing a game for a period of 4-6 weeks, it's pretty much new to me. I may have parts that seem vaguely familiar, but overall it's a new experience.

Both a gift and a curse sort of thing, I guess.



k8sMum commented on ​Feature: The Poor Career Choice of Super Sm...:

Not everyone, but most of us. I am an artist and know that there will be frequent financial dry spells. It's just the way of things. Playing video games or being an artist provide no necessities, neither product wise nor in services. That will always be a hindrance to steady income.

What needs to be judged is what the person themselves gets out of the endeavor. Once there is a family and the responsibilities that accompany it, self-fulfillment often has to go out the window for a time. Again, it's just the way of things.