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Yorumi

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#1

Yorumi commented on Xenoblade's Shulk Confirmed For Super Smash Br...:

@RaphaBoss #143 Second party means they have an exclusive contract, meaning they only are allowed to make games for that company but arn't actually owned by said company. Monolith is owned by nintendo and so they're first party.

#144 heh shulk throws the trophy
shulk: "It's shul"
reyn: "no, now it's reyn time."

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#3

Yorumi commented on Xenoblade's Shulk Confirmed For Super Smash Br...:

@Link506 not really, it's complicated and a big part of the story. He doesn't always see visions either. In this trailer you see him have a vision of link and lucina attacking him so he knows to react to it. But you'll notice that's the only time. He can't control when he gets visions either they just come to him.

Since you're a Link fan the comparison works, Link possess the triforce of courage a very powerful goddess relic etc. Doesn't make him invincible just gives him a type of power, same way with shulk. Seriously though find the game and buy it, it's amazing. And if you've got a wiiU definitely get X next year.

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#5

Yorumi commented on Xenoblade's Shulk Confirmed For Super Smash Br...:

@Diddy_kong as a nintendo fan shouldn't you try to experience all they have to offer? I didn't know who marth and roy were in melee, granted that was before a FE had been released in NA but it made me aware of the game and was excited to try it when the gba game was released. By ignoring skulk you're missing out on one of the best games released last gen as well as one of the best jrpgs of all time. To each his own but it's your loss.

@smileyface97 not likely, Fiora would be spoilers, Melia as much as I love her would look quite out of place. Her combat style is really slow and such, for that matter sharla's is also pretty slow. Leaving Reyn but even then riki or dunban would be better and we already know they arn't playable.

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#6

Yorumi commented on Nintendo Shows Off 38 "Kisekae Plate" Changeab...:

For those that want customization but can't get these for whatever reason, in the past this site has mentioned the decal girl store. Should check them out, they have absolutely beautiful designs, several hundred and still growing all the time, nothing licensed of course but still you can make your 3ds, or wiiU or many other devices quite unique if you order one.

Don't get me wrong these are pretty cool too and I'd be wanting them if my 3ds wasn't already customized.

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#7

Yorumi commented on Xenoblade's Shulk Confirmed For Super Smash Br...:

@xj0462 lucina is from fire emblem awakening, a rather huge release last year for the 3ds. She's one of the main characters. Shulk is from xenoblade chronicles for the wii released in 2012. You know the game that was one of the main reasons for operation rainfall, it's successor xenoblade chronicles X is one of the more highly anticipated wiiU games that's been in multiple ND's as well as had several hours of gameplay shown at e3 this year.

@sketchturner no it's metalface from xenoblade. He's kind of the main villain for about half the game.

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#8

Yorumi commented on Xenoblade's Shulk Confirmed For Super Smash Br...:

@Link506 Xenoblade chronicles was one of the main reasons for operation rainfall a few years ago. It was released in 2012 for the wii in NA. The massive hype for X since it was first shown in a direct is because it's made by the same people who made xenoblade chronicles, they even adopted that name this year when they showed it's trailer at e3.

Xenoblade is one of the best jrpgs made last gen, and honestly one of the best of all time. Squarenix in it's current state is just pathetic by comparison. Shulk is the main character and his sword gives him the power to see into the future. This actually factors into the gameplay in combat, the battle will pause and show you a vision of the future, usually a character dying or a large attack and then gives you a countdown to when that vision will happen. You can then react to the vision in whatever way you choose, certain skills are counters to various types of enemy attacks, you can heal the member who's going to die or whatever else.

Beyond that the game has a good story, well written with strong character development, believable characters, and good emotional scenes. The environments are also truly stunning and shows just how much could be done with the wii when devs really put their heart and soul into it. The game only had a limited release but if you can find a copy anywhere buy it and play it it is well worth it.

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#10

Yorumi commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

@Link506 actually all those types of problems have been solved for quite a while with mmos. MMOs from the beginning have been always online and have periodically released expansions. Those expansions came with new items that had their own graphics, possibly even entirely new character races. Not everyone buys the expansions so what do you do? They patch the game client side so everyone gets all the art files necessary to display everything but access to playing the new areas/characters is locked until you purchase the expansion.

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#12

Yorumi commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

As I'm reading the comments it occurs to me just how much the game industry has fallen and how much they're abusing their customers. Think about it when dlc is announced normally it's a bunch of "oh here we go again, more overprices crap that the robots will buy up perpetuating the abusive practices."

Now we have this, dlc that's good value for the content being added, and we're all pretty much screaming the meme "shut up and take my money." It just really shows the money comes in if you stop and put your customers first before anything else. Make sure you're treating them right and making money becomes much easier.

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#15

Yorumi commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

People raging against dlc but buy every sequel that comes out, love it.

Definitely be buying these. Though they need to just give up and make the next one nintendo kart with characters and levels from all their games. They could still call it mario kart, just expand the game.

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#18

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

@kensredemption I'm not trying to play devil's advocate at all, I don't like the low view of women people have. I said what I feel about this issue in my first post, I don't like it but I'm not losing any sleep over it. This rates as fairly minor, it just happens to be the topic being discussed and I enjoy discussions.

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#20

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

@Galenmereth you're trying to argue that samus has absolutely no character at all. The universe they've set up around her is completely meaningless. It's an asinine argument just to dodge admitting that the only reason the heels exist is because of the sexualizing nature of them.

@kensredemption well it's not like samus in her full suit doesn't exist. I don't think it makes her more relatable though, certainly not with something like the heels that are so completely out of character, impractical, and just something she's never wear in combat. It just kind of makes her come off as a cheap floozy. To me though I think it kind of proves the point though of what a low view of women exists when we say the way to make a woman relatable is to sexualize her.

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#21

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

@DragonbornRito I don't think that's true. I think we just filter the world through our interests. We're on a video game site so we're only of course getting video game news. You do actually see people complaining about women on tv, in movies, and the kinds of clothing certain stores are selling and such. Heck how long have they been going on against Barbie.

So I don't think it's that they're ignoring other issues, it's the other way around, we just don't see the people who do this all the time when it comes to other areas outside our own interest.

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#22

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

I really wish we could show some maturity and stop stereotyping people just to shut down discussion. We make up these stupid terms like SJWs and then any time something is discussed we just say "oh your one of those people, everything you say in invalid."

Is it incomprehensible to people today are capable of holding an opinion without being automatically stereotyped and labeled as part of a group and responsible for every single last action that group ever did?

To me the overreaction is all the people who see an article like this and start screaming about SJW and stuff.

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#23

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

@Galenmereth the problem with the heels is that no one would ever wear them in a combat situation. Notice how no athlete in competition wears heels. It would be one thing if she was shown at a restruant or a party wearing heels but not in combat, and certainly not rocket heels. If she's going to have rocket boots then they need to be more of a combat or hiking shoe that provides proper stability and support.

People's senses have become somewhat numb to it since so many video game and super hero women are seen in heels but it is absolutely impractical footwear. It's a little different for someone like Peach or even Zelda because they're not combat characters and they're just being thrown into this mash up game. However, for Samus it's completely out of character. The one and only reason for making the shoes heels was for the sex appeal and nothing else. The said "it doesn't matter if it's in character we want sex appeal"

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#24

Yorumi commented on Pokémon Art Academy to School North America o...:

@Trikeboy just add I'd say it helps people get into any art. They're fairly decent at simulating the tools so you can see if you like it. These games got me into colored pencil art, and considering even for a student grade set of pencils it'll set you back more than the cost of one of these games(then add in sketch paper, sharpener, eraser and it's worse for professional grade pencils or paints if you want to get into that), so it's a great way to test the waters before making the leap.

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#25

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

@yuwarite I think it's pretty disgusting to say people's opinions don't count because of their sex.

@OorWullie can we all stop with this go to the beach/gym stuff that's actually not what the article is about.

@CarsonPistol I don't see where you're getting that thesis from. The first time the word even appears in the article is in the poll question. Furthermore you're trying to draw too strict of a conclusion from the poll results. There's two parts to that which are left up to interpretation by the respondent. The way you're reading it is "no the sexualization is not excessive." But it could also be read as "yes she's being excessively sexualized but I don't think that's a problem." To me the second interpretation seems to be the more straight forward interpretation of the answer. This is especially true since option 4 is "no I don't think she's been overly sexualized." If your interpretation of option 2 was correct then option 4 is completely redundant. The poll is showing a roughly 50/50 split.

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#27

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

@Trikeboy there are a few main things that are just so radically out of character for her. At first the setup for why you can't use all your weapons makes sense. Adam basically says look we're on a space station we'd all feel better if you wern't firing off super missiles and power bombs. But then you hit parts where you need a specific weapon or suit feature otherwise her life is in critical danger, like the fire section, she does use what she needs, and worse doesn't even request it. Specially the fire section, come on that's not even a weapon.

Her interactions with Adam generally portray her was weak, it feels less like a respected mentor and more like submission, or as others have put it some kind of daddy complex. Compassion isn't really the issue, the character that has been established up to then was a strong and independent woman. In other M she's more weak and submissive.

Finally ridley, her reaction to that is so wrong on all kinds of levels. Surprise would be fine, a complete, even if temporary, mental break down? No, absolutely not. This is not Samus' first mission, she's been through hell and back at this point. She is a battle hardened warrior at this point in her life and there is absolutely no way she would have that kind of reaction. That ties back in to the whole weak and submissive part.

I could have accepted this samus if it was her first mission. Sure she would have had training but training vs actual combat are two different things. However, it wasn't her first mission. It can certainly be argued the baddonkey personality of samus has never been fully established but certainly she's not a weepy little girl either.

I actually enjoyed the gameplay of other M quite a lot, that aspect was well done. I even enjoyed some of the backstory, and appreciate the attempt at giving her more personalty. For that matter I actually hope nintendo continues to do so and develops the character more. It's just here were some quite egregious mistakes made in other M.

Anyway that's the way I feel about other M, I'm going to bed now, I'll check back in the morning if there are any questions.

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#28

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

@lulles now you're just putting words in my mouth, which you did you from the very beginning. I'm pointing out you're using a straw man that's all. To prove my point in #251 you claimed I said I was offended, which I pointed out was false. If you think you're right would you mind quoting the post where I said I'm offended by the new outfit and not merely saying I didn't like what they were doing?

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#29

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

@lulles I didn't say no one does, I said I havn't seen people here claiming that. You're using a straw man, it being offensive isn't being argued here at all, the topic is about is this harming her character. Instead of addressing the topic you're choosing to erect a straw man and knock that down instead. No one is even questioning whether or not you'll see this somewhere out in the world. Heck in my first post I said I wasn't going to lose any sleep over it, but you want to take reasonable statements and claim radicalism instead of addressing the topic.

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#30

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

@lulles who said anything about being offended? That word has been thrown around all over this topic and yet I havn't really seen anyone saying they are. Just because you don't like a particular direction one segment of a game is going doesn't require offense. If someone doesn't like the art style of say skyward sword that doesn't mean they're offended by the style. Likewise, people in this topic can say they don't like what they're doing with Samus while not claiming any offense.

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#31

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

@Galenmereth then you're doing nothing more than using the platform for you own off topic ranting. You've basically said "no one here did anything wrong but I'm going to go on a rant and attack against unnamed people who arn't here but are somewhere." Furthermore you're on the one hand trying to estabilish guilt by association, and then going on to do the grouping yourself and then using that guilt by association, an association you created to attack the group. If we dismissed every single discussion because someone who had an opinion did something wrong we might as well never discuss anything at all. If you think they're so wrong then show them by example, engaging in the same behaviour only makes matters worse.

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#32

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

@Galenmereth and my point is you can say that without attacking the people. You started off by launching straight into ad hominem attacks. You immediately started out by exactly saying the arguments were absurd because of the people making it, implying you know their motives which you don't. The author of this article make a well informed article with his thoughts on the issue in a reasonable mannor and you launched straight into attacks. And don't even try to hide behind not naming people and claiming that you wern't referring to anyone here cause if you wern't you're massively off topic and were just using this as a platform to launch attacks against people.

Even now with your responses you're showing you didn't really even read the article just the headline. Believe it or not the article isn't exactly about this outfit it's more about what they're potentially doing to the character and asking whether or not that's a good thing. I get that people can be annoying sometimes but attacks are never justified, they just breed more attacks.

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#33

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

@Galenmereth and all that justifies doing the same thing you condem? That justifies complete hypocricy? Hypocricy that you admit to? Bad behavior justifies more bad behavior? You want to attack people for making personal attacks while making personal attacks. That rings rather hollow.

It does not. Be the bigger person, and set an example if you think they're behaving so badly. Instead of dragging the discussion down into the gutter lift it up. If more people decided to stop personally attacking everyone they disagree with the problem of personal attacks wouldn't exist. Instead so many people like you decide to just contribute to the problem and it worse for everyone. If you can't first treat a person with respect how can you expect them to treat you with respect?

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#34

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

@MagusDiablo or perhaps the people discussing this issue don't fit your stereotype. Reasonable people can expres their concerns while also realizing the world isn't perfect and they have to decide what is truly worthy of refusing to buy a product. The author and many commentators have laid out arguments and clearly explained why they don't like what they're doing with her character but also that they understand it's not the end of the world. Perhaps instead of name calling and stereotyping we leave that behind and have a respectful discussion?

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#35

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

@Galenmereth you're attacking the motives of people who talk about this issue. You're just hiding behind not specifying a person. You're making broad generalizations about a diverse group of people making statements that are absolutely unprovable. No one, I repeat no one, can know the motives behind someone's actions unless told. It has nothing to dowith people's feelings, it's insulting to cast these aspersions on people and nothing more than an ad hominem attack. Even if everything you say were true it would in no way afect the validity of the argument being made. An ad hominem attack occurs when you attack a person instead of an argument which is what you've done. It's a logical fallacy and creates a totally invalid argument as well as suggesting you're incapable of actually defending your position so you must attack people instead.

If you disagree with someone's opinion explain why you think their argument is wrong instead of attacking the person.

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#36

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

@Galenmereth the ad hominem attacks are not necessary. Respectful people are perfectly capable of making a point without personal attacks. You have absolutely no idea what the motives behind anyone's actions are and that is a stone cold fact. Claiming you do is simply not true and nothing justifies all the personal attacks. This is what drags discussion down into the gutter.

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#38

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

@Rin-go it's not this one specific reason it's a bunch little things they do. This is just an example I have no idea if they actually specifically did this but it would go something like this:

get a group of people and show them screenshots or concept art and ask, which style would make you more likely to buy the game(show zero suit with different colors, fusion suit, this outfit in the article etc). And then a bunch of people pick this one.

Now like I said they maybe didn't focus group this particular one, it could very well have just been a concept artist or modeler putting this together and they picked it. But there is focus group data for that kind of stuff. Heck companies will focus group various shades of a color for their soap. Or for that matter they've discovered people are more likely to shop at a store with a blue sign instead of a red one.

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#40

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

@BlatantlyHeroic perhaps I misread your post but it seemed like you were saying not to discuss this. I agree fully on the insults, I wish we had more people putting pressure on posters to stop the insults. Discussions and arguments(in the logic sense of the word, not a shouting match) are really interesting to me because when people are being respectful you can often learn more about yourself and your own positions than anything else. You can often times see views, or solutions you never thought of, or possibly see the logical outcome of your positions.

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#42

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

@lulles you could also try reading some of the comments. Most people don't like that they're putting her in stripper heels, and enlarging her breasts for no apparent reason beyond the obvious.

@BlatantlyHeroic or we could discuss opinions because that's the entire point of discussion forums. I mean really you're here giving your opinion and saying not to give opinions. No one is forced to read any of this, if someone doesn't want to see opinions they could always just, you know, not read them.

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#44

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

@kensredemption pointing to bad behavior doesn't justify bad behavior, and people should remove the plank from their own eye before removing the sliver from their neighbors. None of those concerned about samus are ignoring other worse examples, they're just discussing the current topic at hand.

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#45

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

@Rin-go you'd actually be amazed. Marketing teams analyze this stuff all over. Many things in media arn't accidental, they actually focus test a lot of these things for data. I don't know if they specifically focus tested this decision but there actually is data to back up the claim that treating women as sex objects increases sales.

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#46

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

Something that needs to stop in these articles' comment sections is the ad hominem attacks. You don't need to call people names or imply things about people just because you don't agree with their opinions. Attack the argument not the person. Name calling is what people resort to when they can't defend their position.

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#48

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

@AdmiralThrawn #83

That's really a terrible line of reasoning to use. It really isn't all that wise to care enough to post that people shouldn't care. Why even bother posting comments if that's the way you feel? Really unless you're out there making the world a better place every waking hour of the day, in which case you wouldn't have time to post, it just ends up being entirely hypocritical.

@DarkKirby that's not really exaggerated as just flat out wrong, a straw man at best, and equivocation as well. Saying people didn't like a totally unrealistic, unbelievable, and terrible portrayal equals they only want a stoic neo feminist amazon is not supported in any way but any fact or statement made about other M.

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#49

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

This is what actually annoys me about this issue: "Not only that, but she’s arguably more sexualised than she’s ever been before, with stiletto heels, heavy makeup, and a notably enlarged bosom"

To me it shows a shift where Samus isn't just a physically fit woman wearing a skin tight suit to focusing specifically on the sexualized nature of her. Ask the various super female cosplayers how impractical high heels are for practically anything. Sure this is a highly unrealistic game but Samus comes from a more realistic series and would never go into combat in heels.

It not something i'm going to lose sleep over but it would be nice to see characters treated with more respect instead of "boobs and heels sell and everyone else is doing it so we'll just do it too."

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#50

Yorumi commented on Video: Mega Slowbro Spins its Stuff in New Tra...:

@Stomatopod17 he's still weak to electric, grass, bug, and ghost. Those tend to be fairly common attacks, and he's still slow. It only says his defense goes up not sp.def and he has only moderate hp. Mega aggron is better on the defensive side and players arn't terribly scared of that. Slowbro's main use is as a trick room setter. That's one moveslot, as a tank you are going to want a heal and since he lost regenerator that's going from a choice to a necessity. Now you have to pick two of calm mind, psychic/psyshock, and scald. I think whether he's better than slowbro is debatable.

@everyonebeggingformoremegas this is largely what I was afraid was going to happen with megas in the game. More regular evolutions? Moves? Changing stats? Better balance? Nope, just give us more megas. So lets say they give us mega everything to balance weaker pokemon. Now I want to use raichu, flygon, ninetales, and whatever else, oh wait not I can't I've got to pick only one and go back to the same unbalanced game where only 30 to 40 pokemon are useful.