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Raiko commented on Nintendo of Europe Distributes Free Halloween ...:
No email here.
Raiko commented on Review: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (3DS eS...:
Feminism isn't just about the sexualisation of women. That's really only scratching a tiny part of the surface. It's about how both males and females are stereotypically portrayed in all walks of life (both physically and mentally). It's about the constant reinforcing of stereotypes that change the way we think from a young age and how we treat each other as adults. It's as much about seeing women as physically and emotionally weaker, or (in this case) as sexual objects as it is seeing men being violent, cold, powerful, brute or hench. It's about ensuring we don't naturally expect something of one sex, and something completely different of the other.
When (apparently) nearly every female character in a game just happens to have large breasts pointing towards the screen, it's more than arguable that this is intentionally feeding a sexist stereotype and will likely offend (or put-off) some people.
These aren't industry-breaking issues, but this is why console gaming is still so male-orientated. It's a shame it has taken so long for gaming to really discuss and consider these stereotypes and their impact on the shape and size of the industry.
These aren't new issues and this isn't a bandwagon people are only just jumping on. It has an incredibly long history. Cinema had to tackle these issues, religion is still tackling these issues and society has been tackling these issues for hundreds of years.
Raiko commented on First Impressions: Blasting and Hacking in RIVE:
It's a shame the developers have struggled in recent years, but i'm genuinely looking forward to this. It has a retro-vibe to it, mechanically.
Raiko commented on XType Plus Arriving Today on North American Wi...:
One of the best games on the eShop. Do yourself a favour and get it!
Raiko commented on XType Plus' Game-Breaking Bug Nearly Squashed:
I have been, but I fear that they'll be far from the best scores and i'm struggling to match those lol.
Great news! It would be nice to submit a few high scores and see how everybody else leaves me in the dust!
Raiko commented on Review: XType Plus (Wii U eShop):
It's a great game for the price. It's massively addictive. Even without the leaderboards i've clocked in eight hours in 4 days. Very enjoyable!
Raiko commented on XType Plus Delayed in North America Due to Onl...:
A shame indeed. I enjoyed what little time I had playing it, but I could never access the leaderboards and after one go at each mode, the game was no longer playable. I had 5 crashes inside 10 minutes.
I hope they fix this soon as I do want to play more of it.
Raiko commented on Tappingo Gets a 30% Discount in Early May:
This trailer seems to do the game more justice than the older ones i've seen. I'm ashamed to say I haven't picked it up yet, but I will do now!
Raiko commented on SNES Inspired 'Super World Karts GP' Adds Wii ...:
Will this not face some legal challenge? Many of the tracks are slightly altered tracks from Super Mario Kart. The rings are ripped straight out of Sonic. I can't help but feel that this has borrowed a bit too heavily, rather than focused on original content.
Raiko commented on Nintendo Download: 4th July (Europe):
I just bought Mighty Switch Force about 6 hours ago! Nooooo!
Raiko commented on 3D Ecco The Dolphin Splashing Onto 3DS eShop, ...:
They do look good. A shame there doesn't seem to be true widescreen support, like there is with Sonic CD on XBLA.
Raiko commented on Chasing Aurora Receives Permanent Price Reduct...:
I really want to support these guys because they've given it there all on the eShop. It's just the demo was really off putting. It's not a badly made game, it just didn't capture my interest. There's not a lot to it, unfortunately.
Raiko commented on SEGA's 3D Classics Range Gets Closer to Wester...:
Great news. I'll probably snap all 4 up. Super Hang on and Space Harrier are a must!
Raiko commented on Gunman Clive Developer's Next 3DS Title "Heavi...:
Looking forward to it. My only complaint with Gunman Clive was that is was on the short side. Otherwise it was a nicely crafted game full of great references.
Raiko commented on Super Mario Bros. 2 Hitting The North American...:
My favourite of all the Mario platformers. Brilliant mechanics. Great visuals and great level design.
Raiko commented on LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins Still I...:
I think the hate towards EA and yearly sports games comes down the incredible similarities between each iteration. Every year EA seems to boast a number of differences, and yet Fifa 08 plays a lot like Fifa 13. The yearly upgrades are less than most games get in terms of patching. Tiger Woods is another series that follows the same formula. The upgrades are so minimal, you could probably skip half a decades worth of games before justifying the £30 for a list of gameplay tweaks and kit updates.
Raiko commented on Airship Combat Title Guns Of Icarus Online Cou...:
Really impressive. Would love to see this appear on Wii U. It looks quite unique.
Raiko commented on Developer Interview: Pixel Toys Tells Us About...:
It actually looks like something i'd dismiss straight off the bat, but the gameplay trailer looks pretty good.
Raiko commented on First-Person Puzzler QUBE Is Coming To The Wii...:
First i've ever heard of this game. It looks great. Will be keeping an eyeball or two on this one.
Raiko commented on Miyamoto: Game Development is Still About "Sta...:
I prefer games that have fun and interesting mechanics over a dominating storyline as stories can be both restrictive and expensive. They don't seem to have the same kind of replayability, either.
Raiko commented on Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Has Local Co-op...:
@Nintenzo Given how big the game is, it'll unlikely be download play. You'd need a lot of free space to store the game. Download play really only happens when you're playing something shorter or smaller, like Street Fighter 4 or Mario Kart DS.
Raiko commented on Activision Confirms Fast & Furious: Showdown W...:
@Sensei_PikPik I think so-so is being very kind.
Raiko commented on Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger Gets...:
@geonjaha Fallblox/Crashmo changed the formula enough to make it a worthy sequel. Rather than experimenting with routes up a pixelated image, you had to take a step back and figure out how to get the blocks of much simpler images to fall into place before acting. It's so much harder, too.
Raiko commented on Retro City Rampage Has Only Sold a Quarter of ...:
I imagine a lot of Wii owners actually ended up buying it on another platform. I've still yet to pick it up myself, but I intend to.
Raiko commented on Cave Story Approved And Set For Release On The...:
Still got my Cave Story 3D.
Raiko commented on Nintendo Download: 14th February 2013 (Europe):
Raiko commented on Nintendo Download: 7th February 2013 (Europe):
Mega Man 2 for me this week. My NES collection is building up nicely now.
Raiko commented on Nintendo Download: 31st January 2013 (Europe):
No 3DS games at all. Not even a VC game? Surely the worst wekly update for the store yet.
Raiko commented on Capcom Bringing Retail 3DS Games to the eShop:
@PinkSpider It wasn't a glitch. It was loading the next area.
Raiko commented on Feature: Nintendo in 2012 - Part Two:
And there I was thinking it had been a quiet year for the 3DS. I completely forgot about the first half of the year.
Raiko commented on Trailer Promises More Pokémon News In January:
Surely it's some kind of extension to this game?
Raiko commented on Code of Princess Rated for European Release:
Good news. Will be picking this up for sure!
Raiko commented on Wii U Games Struggling At Retail In The UK:
The retail games are massively over priced. Zombi U is £55 in most places. It shouldn't be any more than £35.
Raiko commented on Developer Interview: Tomorrow Corporation on t...:
Downloaded this one the day I got my Wii U, but only started playing it last night. It's more an experience, than a game, but it's massively enjoyable. Cannot recommend this one enough!
Raiko commented on Retro City Rampage Looks Set For A January Rel...:
Waited years for this lol. Kinda hoping it comes to the eShop instead now, because it's the Wii U that'll be absorbing all my time for the next few months.
Raiko commented on Nintendo Download: 13th December 2012 (Europe):
No VC again this week? No surprising given how few ratings they're getting in Europe. I must be one of a very small group who buy them lol.
Edit - Completely forgot about Wario Land 3!
Raiko commented on Sir Patrick Moore, Astronomer And Broadcaster,...:
Very sad news indeed. GamesMaster was a big part of my childhood as was my fascination with the stars. RIP Sir Patrick Moore.
Raiko commented on Guide: Getting Started With Your Wii U:
The firmware update took about 20 minutes for me, which was a pleasant surprise.
Raiko commented on Nintendo Download: 29th November 2012 (North A...:
Pacman isn't a VC edition then?
Raiko commented on Reggie Fils-Aime: Wii U Is "Much More Graphica...:
How has nobody commented on Reggie's Call of Duty comment? It's quite obvious that the game visually is no better than the 360 version, but it also doesn't run anywhere near as smoothly. Very much the opposite of what Reggie claims.
Maybe he was put on the spot there, but that's one cheeky little lie.
Raiko commented on Review: Rabbids Land (Wii U):
I like the characters, but the gameplay videos look more disappointing than the reviews themselves. This is Ubisoft and they love to rush out crap in time with a console launch. I think i'll pass on this one.
Raiko commented on Nintendo Provides Final Wii U Launch Line-Up f...:
ZombiU, Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros U, Assassin's Creed III and Batman: Arkham City for me, please.
Raiko commented on Nintendo Download: 15th November 2012 (Europe):
@AhabSpampurse I managed to complete it without using save states a few years ago, but I achieved a great level of frustration. I don't ever want to see that game, or it's sequels ever again. It may have tight and slick control, but it's nothing more than a reflex-memory game and feels all to cheap to me.
Raiko commented on Review: Back To Nature (WiiWare):
It would be nice to hear what the developers think about their own work. Surely there are reasons other than pure laziness, being massively uninspired, etc... Surely no programmer or game designer would want to make something like this.
Raiko commented on Assassin's Creed III on Wii U Will Feature All...:
I'm alright with not having a season pass to be honest. You can never tell the quality of DLC and sometimes the price isn't justified.
Raiko commented on Classic NES RPG Shadowgate Getting a Remake:
Is this confirmed for any Nintendo platforms?
Raiko commented on Review: Gradius (3DS eShop / NES):
I'm envious. Both Xevious and Twinbee, in the 3D Classics Collection, have eased me into a genre I almost completely ignored as a kid. Hope this comes to Europe soon!
Raiko commented on Young Boy Thinks Gameboy Micro Is The Latest N...:
Reminds me of when I was younger. When you weren't following the hype of the most recent machines, and when I was no more impressed with the first Sonic the Hedgehog than I was Paperboy. At least he'll enjoy the games for what they are, rather than being distracted by the hype of the unreleased.
Raiko commented on Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion Will Make Its W...:
The day after they put up Star Fox 64 on the eShop, for £40, I went and bought it for £19 in GameStation. These prices will have to change before I ever consider paying such prices for retail games.