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Female, United States

Fri 28th May, 2010

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k8sMum commented on Talking Point: Super Smash Bros. and amiibo Ha...:


I have no idea how knowledgeable you are, but that is not entirely accurate. Whilst retailers may request a certain number of an item, they have no control over how many they receive. That's up to the distributor, who has closer ties with the company than the retailers.

So, in the end, it is nintendo, not the retailers, who are responsible for quantities available.

Sounding adamant doesn't make something reality.



k8sMum commented on Nintendo Maintains Its Vague Rhetoric on amiib...:

I see nothing 'telling' that figures for games out for years are more abundant than those for a new game. Add in the fact that most stores received very few Amiibos, it didn't take much flying off to clear the shelves. I doubt the majority of kids even want them: the main purchasers are more likely to be collectors of nintendo paraphernalia.

Nintendo's usual vague messages add to the feeling of manipulation surrounding the shortages of both Amiibos and the GC adapter.



k8sMum commented on French Health and Safety Body Recommends Child...:

I don't see a problem with perhaps erring on the side of caution with the younger ones. My son wanted the virtual boy but I took a look thru it and said nope. That sucker would rip the eyeballs out of their sockets.

The release of the 2ds kinda shows how important the 3D aspect is to nintendo, imho.



k8sMum commented on Video: Nintendo's Wii U Holiday Commercial Kee...:

The advert is terrible, imho. Nintendo wants the family market and thinks that's where their demographic is, but I don't think that's necessarily true anymore. They don't seem to understand that it's longer the 1950s here in the States.



k8sMum commented on 10-Year-Old Gamer Thrashes the Competition at ...:


You are right. The problem is that it was a PR stunt set up by Gamestop. I'm sure they thought it would be more newsworthy if the youngster was a girl, because, you know: a girl playing video games is sooooo edgy and cool (their thot process not mine).



k8sMum commented on Preview: The Irresistible Charm of Captain Toa...:

Many question God all the time. Nintendo does not always make perfect business decisions. It sometimes seems as if they are more concerned about maintaining their rather quirky image than doing the smart thing. They can be incredibly stubborn.

But they are first and foremost a corporation whose purpose is to make money. They are not one's favourite uncle. They are a business. A business whose decisions just don't make sense to a lot of us. A business that frequently says they listen to consumers yet refuse to make any changes based on consumers' needs.

If not monkeys making some of their decisions, I suspect a lot of coin tossing is involved. ;-)



k8sMum commented on The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask Confirmed F...:

Oh, nintendo, you have to stop doing this to me! You r like a lousy boyfriend who, just when you r ready to break up with him, brings you a dozen roses and says something really, really sweet! You've become an emotional rollercoaster! :D



k8sMum commented on Nintendo UK Executive Says Wii U Has Had "Quit...:

Why get annoyed that what's important to you isn't important to others and vice versa? Phrasing has a lot to do about it, too: you are 'annoyed' whilst others are 'bent out of shape'.

Tbh, I don't accept good news from ninty at face value. This piece is basically PR from nintendo, which is fine, but it's a spin, nonetheless.



k8sMum commented on Nintendo 64x64: Banjo-Kazooie:

As soon as my kids went to bed that controller and BK were mine, all mine (insert evil laugh).

A real gem of a game and just so damn fun.



k8sMum commented on Video: New Bravely Second Trailer Sets The Sce...:

Will this one be playable if one hasn't played the original? I wanted the first one, tried the demo and hated it, then read that the demo was a poor representation, then life kept happening and I never got around to buying it.



k8sMum commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):


For me the problem is that it's always the female that is hyper sexualized. I know that's not a popular opinion here at NL, but it's the truth. When men are portrayed as brawny/musclebound/half dressed it is for the the benefit of the male player who is playing as him.

Your gif made me cringe because I could hear all the snickering about it in the background. A few posts confirmed the reactions it got.

Sexuality is great; sexualisation isn't. As a female gamer, I get tired of the boys will be boys trope. I have no problems with the character being sexy if it's a legitimate part of the story. That gif? Pretty cringe worthy, imho.

Not caring for overt sexualisation in games doesn't necessary equate with being ok with gratuitous violence. I am more comfortable with cartoonish violence that realistic. Mentioning one doesn't mean the other is acceptable to a person.



k8sMum commented on Review: Fantasy Life (3DS):


I do apologise if I sounded snarky at you. I just see so many posts from people wanting others to tell them what to purchase, be it systems/games/whatever that can only be answered by the person doing the buying. Taste is so subjective and it feels as if they are seeking validation more than advice, imho.

Anyway, I have no interest in Hyrule Warriors, so my decision is easy. ;-) Which have you decided on?



k8sMum commented on Review: Fantasy Life (3DS):

How can anyone give advice about which not-yet-released game someone should buy? Which type of game do you like more? Get that one.

Not being snarky, but I don't understand posts like this.