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Trouble keeps me running faster.

Female, Canada

Never press start with a stupid grin. Never start a new save without a goofy laugh. Gaming is hilarious, and that's law.

Sun 30th June, 2013

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World commented on Dead Or Alive Producer Feels That A Cultural D...:

@steamtrain I think this is pretty much where I'm at in this argument. When people say "misogyny," they mean this (at least...I hope they do). If you act feminine, male or female, people think you're weak and a clown (for every dude who gets called gay for being feminine, there's a women who gets called an airhead).

But with regard to games like Dead or Alive, I'm a girl and I kinda don't have a problem with them? I don't feel terribly alienated or whatever. Male fans who act like every forum is their personal locker room makes me feel like gaming is still a boys' club and I should just find a new hobby, but that's not the games' fault.



World commented on The Classic Mode in Smash Bros. 3DS is Bolster...:

@rjejr How is that crass? You wanna get some hype for the thing you want, not the thing you don't!

I imagine they just don't want to muddy up the 3DS' road to launch with Wii U stuff. Once it's out, it'll be nothing but crazy Wii U exclusive character reveals or something! Cat Mario is IN!



World commented on From the Forum: To Buy or Not to Buy? SPIKEY W...:

@gage_wolf Yeah, I hear that! I wouldn't buy this game, and I admit I generally avoid the $1 games anyway.

But holding a developer accountable without personal insults like you're doing is I think the right way to go about it. I think we should all be doing more of that. Whether a game is the best or the worst, it's helpful to have someone calmly say "yo, this is what I liked and/or didn't like about your game" rather than "yo, this is what I liked and/or don't like about you as a person."



World commented on From the Forum: To Buy or Not to Buy? SPIKEY W...:

@gage_wolf Well I know you didn't, but there is a lot of this "these $1 games shouldn't exist because I personally hate them" sentiment and, I don't know, I get really tired of all the elitism. Isn't it enough to just say you dislike something (like you expressed)?

I mean, like, I wouldn't buy this either but as long as the developer didn't literally pirate someone else's code, he should have at it and let the market decide, right?



World commented on From the Forum: To Buy or Not to Buy? SPIKEY W...:

Telling someone not to make a game--or worse, to call for having all games like it removed from the eShop--because it's personally unappealing is hilariously entitled. It's like assuming the ENTIRE MARKET is catered to you, the gamer with individual tastes.

If a lot of people hate a game, it might not sell well and then developing more games will become harder for that developer. That's just what happens, and it mostly works.

I just don't see the point in insulting the developer and demanding that all "casual" games be segregated or eliminated entirely. It's kind of like demanding that every car ever made be destroyed because you kinda don't like automobiles.

Am I going to buy SPIKEY WALLS? I don't even have a Wii U, so it's not even a question. But every artist in every field has a right to try and make a good living off their creations, whether or not any given consumer morally agrees with that creation's right to exist.



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

@Einherjar Yeah, this entirely. If you're not a fan of a hobby, chances are you won't just automatically know about it! But these videos aren't really academic studies. Like any "Outsiders Look In" style video, they pick the worst possible examples. What would be the point of asking kids who are gamers? That would be boring, and would neither rile up the fanbase nor give ageists any self-congratulatory laughs.




World commented on Nintendo's Unity Presentation Confirms Critica...:

@ejvirzi Yeah, that's probably some of it too. I feel like the 3DS just doesn't ask a lot of me, you know? With consoles more generally I feel it's just like, "well, I turned you on for SOME reason; might as well throw a few hours at this game." Or it would be if I currently had a console.

I know that's not really a gendered thing, but again I think it's just less accessible to women in that age group for reasons that have nothing to do with gaming.

(That whole level of commitment thing is also why I'm personally not on Miiverse. It's a good idea in theory, but when I turn on my 3DS I'm just like "games plz" and then I turn it off when I'm done playing).



World commented on Nintendo's Unity Presentation Confirms Critica...:

@ricklongo Well, I'm a girl who doesn't own a Wii U (3DS, though) and I can only speak for myself, but I feel like a little bit of it is that women in that age group have less free time pretty much across the board because sexism.

So, like, your 18-35 men can be like, "sweet, I'ma play this new release Day One for a week no sleep"

While in many cases a woman in that age bracket tries that and then immediately is NAGGED INCESSANTLY by concerned parents, boyfriends, sisters, brothers, really whoever is around.

3DS is just less hassle. You can pick it up and play it and put it away. Wii U is comparatively this huge investment of time, or seems like it.

So, like, I just feel like, having lived this situation, my instinct isn't that Wii U is some kind of boys' only machine. It's just that it's more involved and in many cases people get REALLY REALLY UPSET AND WORRIED when women have hobbies that aren't, like, nurturing or school-related or whatever.



World commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confidently Outlines Nintendo...:

@Zombie_Barioth Yes! I don't think I've ever heard a better way of defining these two markets. It's not about difficulty or art style or things that make teenage (or teenage at heart) boys (or not boys) feel superior.

Casual gamers don't read reviews; they don't check to see what else came out in that series; they just buy their ticket to Disneyland and who cares about the history of the place.



World commented on Nintendo UK Gets Help from Boy Band The Vamps ...:

@doctor_doak Sure their music isn't great, but I don't know. I'm a girl and I'm pretty sure I want to copy that "denim shirt/pompadour" look.

And I want to say "yeah, sure it's all selling points." But having BEEN a tween at one point, it's just not. For some kids, there needs to be that safe approval so you can like it and not have your friends think you're a weirdo.

@k8sMum No one who plays video games should feel that old, right?!



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

Well I have to say that this doesn't make me feel entirely excluded from gaming like some of the stuff that's out there.

However, I wonder about all the "it's just workout gear" comments. There was this one girl who dressed like Samus' new costume at my gym (it's a university gym, so maybe that's why) and she was very politely told that the gym has a dress code and to come back with workout clothes.



World commented on Charles Martinet Makes an Amusing Vine Debut:

@SethNintendo That's what I was thinking! Despite the Hawaiian shirt, he looks like he must have either lots of stress in his life or some kind of serious health condition. I can't think of anyone that age who looks that old unless they smoke or something.



World commented on Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS Games That Are Perf...:

I just want to say that I love these lists! I picked up Fluidity: Spin Cycle from the other one and I think I might get Siesta Fiesta from this list. Something about putting a game into a summer context that makes it seem more enticing.



World commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

@Yorumi Yeah, I get what you're saying now. You store up the points in the hopes of cool surprises. Makes total sense.

And I don't have any of these games, but I'm not sure I particularly want them either. I like the quirky ones that fly under the radar a little. That's how I build up my points. So in that way, yeah, I guess I understand a bit that part too.



World commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

@Yorumi I see your point. I don't really like collectibles all that much (maybe plushies?) and I do think it's cool that there are retail games there, but I can understand being disappointed if you were waiting for the one-of-a-kind statue and got...Fluidity.



World commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

I think this is proof that people will just complain no matter what. I don't know; I think it's a nice bonus. But I guess I just buy games and register them, not to get a particular amount of points. I feel bad for the people who were hoping for a collectible.

Although I have Platinum status, I own none of these games. It'll be my chance to try something I probably would not have given a chance otherwise.



World commented on AeternoBlade Update Brings Two DLC Options, In...:

@ZeroZX_Dev Of course! And my fault also for continuing it. Because, like, you weren't even saying the things I was ranting about! I just...I don't know. Sometimes it just comes out.

Yeah, I hear you. I honestly feel like blanket declarations of "this is sexist" ignores the real issues. And shaming everyone into not having a sexuality is totally ridiculous. People should be free to like what they like, and I feel like the market should be allowed to cater to that if the market is there, but there should be some level of, I don't know, respect in public places.

Fine to say you want your fictional girls in fictional bikinis and to say that, just maybe not so much to use the kind of borderline harassment language shared by lewd construction workers everywhere, you know?

(And I feel totally the same way about girls who talk about guys, fictional and real, like that. It's just somewhat less common).



World commented on AeternoBlade Update Brings Two DLC Options, In...:

@noctowl But, like, that's good though! Play what you like! I might have missed it, but you weren't in the comments making really demeaning comments about it! My problem isn't with the DLC or even that people would literally just buy it because they find it attractive. Sorry if my opinion didn't come across exactly the way I wanted.



World commented on AeternoBlade Update Brings Two DLC Options, In...:

@ZeroZX_Dev Well, the fact that I'm not a "sir" might factor into my feelings a bit. Not gonna lie, I feel personally alienated by some of these comments made by dudes.

And yeah! I wasn't looking down on the products themselves! Fanservice is fanservice! I don't really have a problem with these things existing, or even people just saying that they find the character attractive. It's the entitlement that some guys feel like they get to cross a line and be as objectifying as they want in a public forum in their reactions.



World commented on AeternoBlade Update Brings Two DLC Options, In...:

@ZeroZX_Dev I see why you'd feel that way, but I really think it's more complicated than that. These sorts of things are symptoms of the larger problem. Of course, I agree with you that simply saying skimpy bathing suit DLC is sexist is pretty stupid.

Personally, that kind of stuff never bothers me because sex sells and that's life. What does bother me are the entitled men who think they get to shout their incredibly degrading opinions about said DLC on a public forum.

Doesn't matter if it's a fictional character or not. Everyone has a right like what they like and to tastefully announce that if they want. But that degrading locker room garbage talk is the kind of stuff I won't tolerate.

You might disagree, but I don't feel like telling those disgusting guys why their opinion is not okay outside their homes is a waste of time. Until men stop feeling like they have a right to degrade women's bodies and have that opinion be generally supported by the mainstream, this kind of DLC will open the doors for sexism even if it's not sexist in and of itself.



World commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

I voted Twilight Princess. It was the only Zelda I game I played start to finish (well I quit at the final boss). I've played other ones, but I found they didn't 't suck me in. I could only play them in short bursts.



World commented on New Fighter for Super Smash Bros. to be Reveal...:

@wassupwassup See, yeah, except


I feel like it would have to be a real game-changer to get this much attention. And also a simultaneous game announcement. So, who knows, maybe it'll be Captain Falcon.

If everything didn't point to Shulk, I would say Takamaru. It seems sometimes like they want that guy to be something. Then they don't; then they do. You know?



World commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Rewrote the E3 Ruleboo...:

I...want that room.

Also I like hearing all the parents commenting here. I've heard people say that playing games with your kids is the REAL "mature experience." I'm not a parent, but I was "raised on games." You guys are awesome.

And I think the people who look down on Nintendo for brilliant moments like this just don't play games for the same reason a Nintendo fan might.

Not necessarily better or worse, but I think people who don't expect their games to be their sole source of entertainment aren't so hard on games in general.

Want deep, mature experiences? Classic literature, maybe HBO if you prefer TV, look I don't even know.

Want unmitigated fun? Well there you go. That's Nintendo.

(Really though, I get that even watching this video. Tezuka especially looks pleased that, yes, this IS what he chose to do with his life).



World commented on Review: Bombing Bastards (Wii U eShop):

Well I think it has something to do with the fact that bastard is a real word with a non-slang definition.

And I don't think I would play this. It looks like an okay enough Bomberman clone, but the "nervous guy who isn't a voice actor" sound of the voice clips and the public domain remixes are just embarrassing. I don't want to play a game with the feel of a YouTube cartoon.



World commented on Review: AiRace Xeno (3DS eShop):

"once you get into the actual gameplay it plays as smooth as a Kenny G melody"

Bahaha, I'd buy this review instead of the game if I could!

@eaglebob345 Well StarFox just isn't a trusted brand like Mario, but I think the the thing with F-Zero is that it isn't really that accessible at all. Nintendo does make the occasional niche game, but F-Zero looks alien and plays ferociously. Unlike Animals Shooting a Bit in Space, there is absolutely nothing there for people who aren't already converts.

Maybe everyone would hate it, but I don't see why they don't just make F-Zero their resident sandbox franchise. Make it about Falcon, I don't know, trying to clear his name by racing or whatever people in sandbox games do. People like Captain Falcon, right? :P



World commented on Video: You Really Don't Want To Know What Kids...:

@TheRealThanos Haha, noted! And honestly, I am big on the "mystery impulse buy VC run." I will see a game that looks strange or wonderful and then I will watch videos of it and sometimes I will end up playing every game in that series that I can find!

...that's what happened with Boulder Dash on the Wii VC. So, like, it can't be said that I dismiss games with OBJECTIVELY TERRIBLE GRAPHICS



World commented on Video: You Really Don't Want To Know What Kids...:

@TheRealThanos Hahaha, I just feel feelings about this topic! But yeah, you're totally right. My dad raised us on his games but he just played them with his friends and would let us play if we wanted. I feel like I "get" them more now that the VC is a thing, but I think what he did is probably the right way.

The other solution is that I could just quit being so contrary, and play things that other people adamantly like, but I just don't have that kind of faith in myself. :P



World commented on Video: You Really Don't Want To Know What Kids...:

@dumedum Well yeah. Everyone likes fun. If you leave some random toy lying around, kids (and adults I imagine) WILL play it, regardless of what it is. It might not be their FAVRIT THING EVA, but they'll play it. Yelling at them about how great it is is the way to create those ignorant kids who just want all iDevices and nothin' but.



World commented on Video: You Really Don't Want To Know What Kids...:

@Caryslan I agree with you to a point. I have a 3DS and the VC has introduced me to a few games from the Game Boy (and other consoles). Call me stubborn though, but I just don't think I'd happily play those old games if my dad had, say, handed me a 3DS with all his Game Boy games and said, "these are all the games I played; now PLAY THEM!"

(I mean, free games might entice me, but still! No one wants to be forced to play games they don't like!)



World commented on Video: You Really Don't Want To Know What Kids...:

@GreatPlayer Yeah! I definitely don't turn up my nose at older games necessarily--because I don't want to be Like That--but I like games that are fun. And the older games I found through the VC that I like are not the ones that most gamers yell at everyone to play.



World commented on Video: You Really Don't Want To Know What Kids...:

@S-Miyahon Some people are jerks, but the fact is not everyone cares about what's historically important. Especially not with games. Games are supposed to be FUN. Unfortunately different generations will find different things fun. There will always be historians to pick up the pieces though.

@PLATINUM7 Or not. Seriously, this is why I'm so reluctant to care about retro games at all. People yelling at me to play some old game so I can be seen as a "true gamer" just puts me right off that thing. I don't like Angry Birds, but I'm not that keen on, I don't know, Super Mario 64 either. Gentle nudges (like, say, setting up an N64 and just leaving it) work a whole lot better.



World commented on Video: You Really Don't Want To Know What Kids...:

While I also don't really like smart devices for gaming, I will say that the 3DS VC is the first time I really thought the Game Boy looked appealing. Possibly because the games are all mostly less than $5. And even then I just like the curiosities.

The fact is that a lot of these games just don't appeal to people who aren't either nostalgically attached or looking to plumb the depths of a bygone age. And having shouty people yelling about how great they are only makes them seem less appealing.

I might be alone, but it's fun to just discover things on your own. Right?

Anyway, I'm sure they edited this for the best responses. They couldn't very well feature all kids who are like, "well dude, I want a GameBoy but have you seen the collectors' prices for games these days? Freaking rip-off!"



World commented on EA Explains Why It's Abandoning Dedicated Hand...:

I don't really think it's that massive install base they're chasing, at least not entirely. It's that people are typically way more accepting of micro-transactions on smart devices. No one is in love with the free-to-play model, but just from what I've seen people are more willing to shrug it off when it's not on a dedicated gaming device.

That said:

"you have to make some hard calls..."