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Female, 27, United States

Tue 10th June, 2014

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TheLobster commented on Parent Trap: The Eyes Have It, Why amiibo Deta...:

By the way, I've been reading the comments and I want to say that I think it's reasonable we've been getting so many amiibo articles lately. That's what's really been going on in the world of Nintendo and I think we should be happy they have an item that so freaking popular it's like hotcakes, even if it is a little tedious.

I have two myself, Kirby and Pikachu (yes, the notorious boring blob). I actually think Kirby looks pretty good. He's certainly not going to look better. Pikachu is adorable too, of course. I bought those two because my best friend, who recently died, always used Pikachu when playing Smash, and I've always used Kirby.

Unfortunately I want more and I have nobody to buy me them so I'm just going to have to suck it up and take the plunge, I guess!



TheLobster commented on The World's Oldest Video Game Media Brand Is B...:

This is depressing. I'm on the wrong side of the pond for this but even in the 90s I had heard of them and then in the early 2000s when I got into video game history I learned about how they used to print the compile code in their magazine. I remember thinking that was really neat and that it was crazy that a magazine would even do that.

We're losing a real piece of history here.



TheLobster commented on Weirdness: Nintendo Wins More Great Publicity ...:

You guys make fun of saying "a Nintendo" but my dad doesn't understand the names of various consoles so I just tell him I'm going to go "play Nintendo" or "play Playstation." (I THINK he can make that distinction, he HAS seen that there are two separate boxes by the TV and he knows that only one "does Mario.") For him it's just a holdover from the time when people DID call whatever Nintendo had put out "a Nintendo" and I don't really see what's funny about that. It's more 80s/90s than anything else.



TheLobster commented on December's Club Nintendo Rewards Aim to Bring ...:

I have close to 2000 coins now that they've discontinued physical rewards. If they'd have made the Super Mario Kart the Wii U version I would have gotten that but as it stands I already have Metroid and Kirby's Dream Land 3 and I'm not interested in going into Wii Mode for the other two. They should have ported the Wii VC games over to the Wii U by now and dropped the Wii anyway.

I may pick up Kid Icarus just to get rid of these coins. I've never been a fan of the series, though.



TheLobster commented on Talking Point: What's Next For amiibo?:

I'd buy an amiibo game, because I already have some lying around. That's what's kept me from Skylanders and Disney Infinity (though when Disney Infinity went free I probably should have bought a figure or two since I downloaded it).

It's really too bad that they can only read/write to one game, but if they put out a game that required them to function they would make a new line and these older ones would still unlock stuff, so I'm sure it would work out.

Honestly the amiibo(s?) print money and I'm not convinced everybody who buys them even has a Wii U. They are just so well made and pleasant to look at that they make great collectibles.



TheLobster commented on Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Hol...:

By this point nobody can deny the Wii U has an incredible and diverse library of games across its retail titles, eShop, Virtual Console, and backwards compatibility. From all of that it is easily the most diverse of the current gen and will probably remain so for the life of this console generation (mostly because the other two don't have the backwards compatibility - but then they also don't have libraries stretching out back thirty plus years to draw on).

Everybody has a pretty strong 2015 lineup. It's going to be one of the better years in recent memory for games. It seems like recently with each passing year game releases have just been getting stronger and stronger. It's a very good time to be a gamer.

The Wii U is obviously the most unique of the three systems and as such can't really be compared to the other two. Nintendo decided long ago to veer off and do their own thing and for the most part it's worked out for them. I don't think the Wii U is a flop. I think what we're seeing is a system that in ten or fifteen years people will look back on very fondly and say, "I wish I'd played that. The games were some of the best of the generation." What we are seeing is a retro system in the making. The lack of third party support is forcing Nintendo to put forth extremely polished first and second party efforts.

Over the years the Wii U has stolen my heart to become my second favorite system of all time (the SNES is my favorite), which is something I could not have predicted. It's just a very solid console with excellent games. I wish more people appreciated it now but that momentum is building.



TheLobster commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

@QuickSilver88 I definitely hope it helps sells Wii Us. I don't know if it will though, at this point I'm not sure if any one game can do that (MK8 notwithstanding). But it's nice to have a coveted exclusive for once that PS4/Xbone gamers would want. Devil's Third again is along the same lines, I hope it reviews well too. Even though I doubt I will ever like either game it's good to fill that sort of gap in the Wii U's library.

Though I wonder why we have to equate hardcore with violent. I am certainly not a casual gamer but I also don't buy the sort of games that are typically "core" so what am I?

I do think the outfits are a bit perverse and offputting. Something about seeing them in this sort of game is just weird. Like a sexy Halloween costume that has gone too far. I guess some of that is because I was playing games with Peach in them (Super Mario Bros.) back when I was 3 in 1990. Those characters are just so wholesome and Bayonetta is not. Haha! Well that's not her fault. Like Jessica Rabbit. "I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way."



TheLobster commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

@GreatPlayer One video game series that is not seen outside of Japan (I am sure there are more than that but still, you really have to reach) does not compare to the vast amounts that do this to women. But that's actually pretty interesting that it even exists, thank you for drawing my attention to it.



TheLobster commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

"Just about every movie, show, commercial, magazine, ect. sexualizes women"

That's probably a defect in our culture then, wouldn't you say? :D

In all honesty I am sure it is a great game in terms of GAMEPLAY - it sounds like a lot of you really like it - but in terms of my values I can't really condone it. So I'm not going to buy it, and nothing is making me play it after all. You all are free to enjoy your game and I am free not to. Have fun in October guys! I will still probably be playing Smash.



TheLobster commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

And @Frapp I'm not against sex, I just see that it's always women who are hyper sexualized and it's never men. A lot of games seem to just be fantasy wish fulfillment for men - the men are all rugged and handsome, so you can pretend you are strong and buff, and the women have hot bodies, so you can imagine yourselves... well, you know.

Meanwhile if you're a woman you just feel very excluded when you play this sort of game. The violence IS a turn off for me - I'm not a violent person - but I can play games that are cartoony violent all day long. I also will play more realistic violent games if, say, they have a very detailed character creation system. But those games tend to be fantasy games - and that's usually not realistic violence either, no matter what the graphics look like.

The character creation thing is an important point because I feel like I am able to be represented in the game. In games like Bayonetta I feel excluded and even somewhat attacked. (I don't have to be represented as a female or anything. I play Minecraft as Steve and Pokemon as Ash and so on. But it helps.)

I'm probably not explaining myself very well, and honestly this comment section isn't really the place to get into a debate over representation of women in video games anyway.



TheLobster commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

I have to say I'm not really stoked for Bayonetta 2 and I doubt I'll ever pick this one up either. As a female gamer I just can't get behind all the sexualization of Bayonetta. It's gratuitous and serves no purpose to the game. I'm basically in the same boat as @k8sMum. I can see exactly where she's coming from and I agree.



TheLobster commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

Graphics don't make a game, so I'm not worried about that, and besides I have MK8 to look gorgeous on my Wii U (and I have a PS4 for other shininess). The slowdown even at 30fps is a bit worrying and the way they butchered some of the best music in videogames has me slightly worried but neither of those will get me to cancel my preorder. Those aren't game breaking issues and the game still sounds like a lot of fun - which is what really matters. It was never going to be a masterpiece anyway.



TheLobster commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Sells Over ...:

@Dipper723 I don't know, I think it is a system seller regardless. Everybody knows the serious version of Smash is on consoles. Plus if you buy the Wii U at this point you have MK8 out and Zelda to look forward too, Mario 3D World is out... It's the system with the most games this gen for sure.
Edit: Also all the stages are different so people might want to experience both.



TheLobster commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

It's about flipping time!

...And of course the hype train has sailed and everybody knows this game is pretty much like any other and not THAT great, plus anybody who really wants to has already played it anyway. So it won't sell on the Wii U and Ubisoft will get their panties in a bunch and all we'll ever get from them again is Just Dance.

At this rate I barely want to buy their games on my PS4. Maybe I won't.



TheLobster commented on Video: Watch These Teenagers As They're Expose...:

@Kirk You're right, it was so much easier to set up these old systems and get them to play. You could literally set up an NES in under a minute and be playing games that fast. I'm getting a PS4 tonight at the Destiny launch and I can guarantee it will take me three or four hours to be completely set up because I never had a PS3 so I don't have any accounts set up. I doubt I will be able to play on my new console until tomorrow.



TheLobster commented on Video: Watch These Teenagers As They're Expose...:

I loved this video, it cracked me up. I would talk to any of these kids, they all seemed pretty cool. I totally lost it at the last comment about "Starbucks and The Fault in Our Stars" though, too, too funny. I guess all the cool kids who would play NES are pretentious hipsters! :D



TheLobster commented on Reggie Fils-Aime and Co. Take On The ALS Ice B...:

Great video!

I'm not sick of ice bucket videos, but I am sick of people complaining about them. I knew when I came in here I would read comments about how it was a waste of water or how the ALS charity doesn't use their money wisely. I don't think that's the point. I think the point is people are trying to do a good thing and help out others. If you don't think that ALS is a good cause, donate to a different one. If you don't think that dumping water is a good idea, don't do it. But please stop complaining about the rest of us who are just enjoying our summer full of idiots dumping cold water on themselves, present idiot included.



TheLobster commented on Nintendo Confirms amiibo Launch Range of 12 Fi...:

Day one I am getting Kirby and Pikachu for Smash. This has been my plan since they were announced. My best friend and I used to play all the time together and I was always Kirby, and she was always Pikachu. So I decided right away that I would get those two. Then she died unexpectedly a month ago and now that Pikachu means even more.



TheLobster commented on Nintendo Unleashes An Awesome Trailer Showing ...:

They need to split these down into a few categories (out now, coming rest of 2014, 2015, mature aesthetic - and where was Devil's Third in there?, maybe family friendly, Mario, etc) so that each is 30 - 90 seconds, cut out the Wii U logo at the end (I just liked the U made out of the games), and air the crap out of them on every channel possible.
Edit: For "out now" they could add in Pikmin 3, W101, etc to really punch it up.