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hiptanaka

hiptanaka

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hiptanaka

#1

hiptanaka commented on New Details Discovered on Xenoblade Chronicles...:

It sounds too inconsequential to be interesting, in my opinion. Instead of just tweaking numbers, I think it would be more fun if the drones could actually help you discover secret areas in some way, or provide other functions otherwise not possible in the area/segment, related to mining, fighting, etc.

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#3

hiptanaka commented on Weirdness: This Video Uses Super Mario Bros. 2...:

@MasterBlaster I already said I agree this particular article/video makes a very weak connection to video games. What I don't agree with is your general statement that social issues shouldn't be discussed on sites about video games. If an issue is relevant, bring it up! (In this case, though, again, there is no relevance.)

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#4

hiptanaka commented on Weirdness: This Video Uses Super Mario Bros. 2...:

@Quorthon I think we're talking around each others' points. I agree SMB2, specifically, likely wouldn't exist without capitalism in Japan. My point always was that capitalism isn't necessary for innovation.

More generally, I have an alarm that goes off when someone praises capitalism too one-sidedly. It's important to see both the benefits and problems with all things. Most countries with a capitalist foundation regulates trade in different ways, and balances out the free market with social welfare of some kind. Capitalism doesn't ensure a tolerable life for everyone.

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#5

hiptanaka commented on Weirdness: This Video Uses Super Mario Bros. 2...:

@MasterBlaster I agree this link was a very weak one. It's just a video that happens to use graphics from a game. However, I think discussing racism, sexism and other issues in the context of video games is perfectly fine, just as in other media/pop culture. If a game brings up the theme of racism, for example, why shouldn't it spur a discussion?

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#7

hiptanaka commented on Weirdness: This Video Uses Super Mario Bros. 2...:

@Quorthon "Every innovation you enjoy in your daily life came from capitalism and capitalist ideals."

No. They came from smart and creative people.

"Where did video games come from? They came from capitalist environments."

They also came from creative environments.

I don't think capitalist societies are the only ones that can enable innovation. Hell, Tetris even came from communist Soviet. :)

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#45

hiptanaka commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

I don't think the convoluted Zelda lore should dictate whether they should try new things with the Zelda series. Where does "Lorule" fit in the lore? A female Link could be fun. Or they could just reverse the thing and let Zelda be the protagonist, if it has to be "a boy and a girl".

Actually, if they've managed to squeeze in every game into the "timeline" so far, I bet they could come up with something to let Link be a girl once.

I'm not even saying I need a Zelda game where you play a female, but arguing that it shouldn't be done seems a bit backward.