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blodermoder

blodermoder

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#1

blodermoder commented on Feature: Time to Vote For Your Game of the Yea...:

Pleasantly surprised to see the love for DK in the comment section. This game really helped me get through dark times in both spring and summer. Beautiful visuals, great music, superb control and level design, and all the characters are so funny, they make me feel like a 7-year old again.

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#2

blodermoder commented on Video: Today's Teens Simply Cannot Handle The ...:

The bearded kid did pretty well. I liked his approach with the game and how cool and analytic he was with every new element. Loved his way of learning the controls. Sometimes, adults could learn a thing or two from young people.

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#6

blodermoder commented on Sakurai Explains Why Ridley Is Not A Playable ...:

How hard could it be? Just make a bigger semi-clone of Charizard.
Accuracy in Smash Bros games? Yeah, sure, and jet-heels and Captain Falcondorf.

And Smash fans were really happy about the stage bosses, like the Yellow Devil. Right, Sakurai?

I like Sakurai, but it seems like he always take the path of MOST resistance all the time. Instead of the Smash Board-game, why not just add Team Battles, like Tekken? Why not have customizable rules in Smash Run? I don't understand him at all.

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#12

blodermoder commented on Mario Kart 8 Still Competing in Nordic Region ...:

As many others have said: bad marketing from Bergsala AB.
I'm swedish and I've never been interested in Tomodachi Life, it looks like a less fun, less charming Animal Crossing. I've seen some mainstream media portray Nintendo negatively, and they took their chance with Tomodachi Life's gay marriage-controversy.

Aftonbladet, one of Swedens largest newspapers headlined their review of Tomodachi Life with "Memorable - for the wrong reasons. Intolerance overshadows the charms of Tomodachi Life"

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#17

blodermoder commented on Mario Kart Month: Expanding the Universe of Ma...:

Don't want Nintendo kart. ROB was fine, Kirby ok, Captain Falcon is my limit. I don't even want to think about adding Link, Samus, Pit or any other universe.
Just continue make more varied race tracks and bring back Birdo, Bowser Jr, Dry Bones and Diddy Kong. Add Pauline, Capt. Syrup, Mona, Ashley, Dixie Kong, Cranky Kong and then we're done. Make new cups so we can have 5 standard cups and 5 retro cups

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#21

blodermoder commented on Tecmo Koei Hopeful That Hyrule Warriors Will T...:

@element187
Because maximizing profits and making good games, while related, are completely different things. People like it when their favorite vg-company makes money, but just because a game sells well to a large crowd, it doesn't mean that it provides better content to the average gamer. You don't have to be a marxist or anti-capitalist to think that.

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#26

blodermoder commented on Talking Point: Horror and Metroid Could be a P...:

Wasn't Metroid inspired by the first Alien-movie?
Both Metroid Fusion and Super Metroid were adventure-horror games. I've always seen Metroid as dark bleak games, not flashy-action-melodramas.

No need for the "survival" part though. Horror-adventure alone is just fine.

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#28

blodermoder commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

@Vhyper1985
I'm sorry for being a little unclear.

It's the developers of SKB that are objectifying women, therefore gamers of SKB are direct participants of this sexual objectification by supporting this kind of media.

The problem isn't the objectification of individuals (like the characters), it's the objectification of all women.

It's not just about making people objectify women (or men) in real life. People who don't objectify women in real life promote the idea that objectification is okay when they are buying and enjoying games and movies that do just that. In many cases, people who don't objectify denies that there are problems associated with it.

And because of this: People and companies who do objectify women are given a "OK" to objectify women as they please when no-one reacts, because objectification isn't even recognized as a problem.

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#29

blodermoder commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

@Vhyper1985
Did you even read my post? I never wrote that racial stereotyping and sexual objectification don't happen in real life.

When someone kills a whale in real life, a whale gets killed.
When someone kills a whale in a game, a whale ISN'T killed.
When someone sexually objectify women in real life, women is objectified.
When someone sexually objectify women in a game, women is objectified.

And hey, I am out in the real world and making a change, one action doesn't cancel out another.

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#31

blodermoder commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

@Galenmereth
First of all, thank you. I'm happy that you took the time to explain your points, but I still don't agree with them.

Pornography doesn't just fill out a void, where someone can safely practice sexual fantasies. It does actually create a need for more and more pornography. But I'm not here to make an argument against porn, I'm against sexual objectification.

Sexual objectification takes advantage of our basic instincts and distorts our view on reality. It's so rooted into our subconscious that we take it as normal. Safe environments like video games and movies is in some ways more harmful than real life. Movies have the power to sexually objectify women (and men) in masses compared to sexist co-workers.

Sexual objectification leads to dehumanization. It leads to bad self-consciousness, bad self-image and bad mental health.

So yes, even to a mature mind, sexual objectification in something outside of pornography can be both harmful to men and women. Both as users and as objectified fantasies.

In short: no, sexual objectification doesn't bridge the gap between women and men, it segregates women and men into caricatures that affect them in everyday life. Instead of being free TO sexually objectify, we should be free FROM sexual objectification and work towards sexual subjectification of both sexes.

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#32

blodermoder commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

@Galenmereth
Yes, I read your post about difference in psychology and biology. But why does it matter? It's a very bad excuse to sexually objectify people at all.

And you're showing some great cognitive dissonance towards gamings effects on your own mind. It's very obvious that you, like a lot of gamers have learned to be indifferent towards things like violence, online bigotry and sexual objectification. After playing for so long you learn that "it must be natural" for women to be showed this way in the media and that it's something to laugh at. Add peer pressure-arguments: "since everyone does it, why is it wrong?".

And yes, I'd rather live in a society where sexual objectification isn't the norm.

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#34

blodermoder commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

@Galenmereth
"Art" shapes our culture, and our culture shapes society. Why don't we have the volume of racial stereotypes in art like in the 30s? Because it reinforces stereotypes that uphold the current norms that (in this specific example) keeps women from getting equal power to men.

So informing people of objectification and promoting boycotts of harmful content is a perfect way to waste ones energy.

Also, why do anything if you can spend all your time helping women in middle east instead of playing video games? People choose to spend their time and energy as they please.

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#40

blodermoder commented on Mighty No. 9 Studio Comcept Facing Fan Backlas...:

This video is so funny (13.20), why does he call it a 'loving' lie? So what if she's not a Megaman player?
I'm not much of a Final Fantasy player, however I love Final Fantasy VI. Does that make me a 'loving' liar? Should that be a reason for me to not design a Final Fantasy game?
Please, let's not repeat that language here — TBD

(Edit: I'm very sorry.)

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#42

blodermoder commented on Mighty No. 9 Studio Comcept Facing Fan Backlas...:

@Cuddles
People have the right to be annoyed. I'm just against this amount of hate against a person that doesn't even have as much influence as they think. They were obviously not going to change the art style or the main character from the start or put any feminist propaganda into the game.

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#43

blodermoder commented on Mighty No. 9 Studio Comcept Facing Fan Backlas...:

@Yorumi
Both feminists and others dislike bad writing, I'm sure that there are a lot of people, besides feminists that want to see more varied female characters with different strengths and faults, in a more active role. I believe that there are both bad and good feminist writers. I haven't seen any misandric statements from this woman, so I don't think that she would influence Inafune to potray men unfairly.

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#44

blodermoder commented on Mighty No. 9 Studio Comcept Facing Fan Backlas...:

@Yorumi
In a general sense, yes! What is the worst she could do to Mighty No 9, realistically speaking? Making Call a main playable character from the start isn't going to destroy the game. Also, Inafune is the director, he isn't going to take in elements into the game that will go against his vision.