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Female, United States

Fri 28th May, 2010

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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.



k8sMum commented on Nintendo Shuts Down Screenshots in Mario & Lui...:

I believe I said: their house, their rules.

I have supported nintendo since NES days. My kids had every product except for the virtual boy. I am not new to gaming or parenting. I have seen this sort of thing time and time again. Their attitude, whether one finds it laudable or laughable, is one of the main reasons ninty will never get the 'net right. Jmho, of course, like everyone else posting.



k8sMum commented on Nintendo Shuts Down Screenshots in Mario & Lui...:


Right. An absurd greeting in a village inhabited by bizarre animals and a cartoonish person. Gads! Who'd a thunk it?

It's not any sort of argument, more of a point, actually. Yes, let's think of the children but the uber-nanny type of over reaction is par for the course for ninty. It sometimes feels as if they enjoy punishing the vast majority for the errors of the few. WE ARE THE ADULTS AND ARBITERS OF ALL.

It's their house and their rules. Doesn't mean that some aren't ridiculous.



k8sMum commented on The Virtual Boy is 19 Years Old, Probably Hasn...:


Why would anyone have it, except as a collectable? It was utter crap. It's the one nintendo system my kids didn't get. I thought it more important to preserve their vision than play the games.

Nostalgia glasses don't help this baby. It was bad and ninty blew it. My AC:NL one is enuff for me.



k8sMum commented on Legendary Actor and Comedian Robin Williams Ha...:


I don't think you are ignorant: if you have not known anyone with it or dealt with clinical depression yourself, it is hard to understand. If you have, it's not.

Sometimes all the good things in the world just don't outweigh the pain/sadness/utter hopelessness depression creates. It's not logical, but at that moment when the decision is made, it is the only escape route the illness lets the person see.

For some, our mantra has to be 'this will pass'.



k8sMum commented on Legendary Actor and Comedian Robin Williams Ha...:

I am fortunate that, being the resident little old lady of NL, I have known about Robin Williams since his appearances on Happy Days, where Mork was introduced.

While his movies were brilliant (Death to Smoochy is vastly underrated imo), his stand up was where his whip-like genius really shone. He was incredibly fast on his feet and could eviscerate a heckler. He could naturally interact with an audience and draw them into his world of intelligent insanity, skewering politicians, social mores and pretensions with glee.

Comic Relief clips are incredible. Robin, Billy and Whoopy all riffing off each other. Amazing stuff.

We'd have Robin Williams Movie Marathons in hospital when Caitie was getting chemo or was just sick as a dog from whatever. She'd be pretty stoned on pain meds and those dvds went to a whole new level of funny. We once had to watch The Birdcage for 15 hours straight. Robin helped us thru and I am grateful for all of it.

The only other celebrity death that made me cry was John Lennon. I feel the same shock I felt then, that it can't be true. But it is and it hurts.

For whatever reasons, he felt he'd had enuff. I cannot judge him and won't. It's a bad, dark place to be and we don't always find a way out of the abyss.

I apologise for the length of this post. I don't usually do TL:DRs, but I loved this man.