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Male, 18, United Kingdom

Sun 14th October, 2012

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lividd3ad commented on Nintendo Download: 25th December (Europe):

I was going to get Captain Toad shortly after Christmas, but now I want all the GBA games, Child of Light, and Duck Hunt - which adds up to £26.25!

Hopefully there are sales on eShop cards on Boxing Day.



lividd3ad commented on Poll: Who'll Be Your Main amiibo Buddy?:

I'll be getting Pit, simply because I've been waiting for some kind of Kid Icarus merch. From Wave 2 I'll be getting Toon Link as he's one of my Smash mains and unlocks stuff in MK8 and Hyrule Warriors, and then hopefully later I'll get Bowser Jr. and Dark Pit, my other mains.

Although really I'm crying out for a Roy Koopa amiibo.



lividd3ad commented on Master Quest DLC Details Emerge for Hyrule War...:

Are people seriously complaining about an innocent comment about Cia's design? To throw in my two cents: I feel like both Lana and Cia don't fit in with the Zelda design at all, especially with certain camera angles (one shot in a cutscene focused entirely on Lana's breasts).

Although from what I've heard, Tecmo Koei have a habit of designing revealing, skimpy outfits for their female characters.



lividd3ad commented on Thomas Was Alone Will Look For Company on Wii U:

Thomas Was Alone is one of the best games I've ever played in terms of atmosphere and storytelling. Danny Wallace is hilarious and fits the tone of the game perfectly and I recommend this to anyone who hasn't yet played it.



lividd3ad commented on Xenoblade's Shulk Confirmed For Super Smash Br...:

For goodness' sake, I wish people would let the whole "sexualisation" thing go. Women are sexualised far more than men in video games, and it's troubling. Putting one character in his underwear is nothing compared to the historic sexualisation of one of Nintendo's only female protagonists.



lividd3ad commented on Nintendo Download: 31st July (Europe):

Man, I'd really like to try Wario's Woods, especially for that price. The problem is I'd rather have it on 3DS as a go-to puzzle game (like my ambassador copy of Mario & Yoshi), but for that extra money I could get Punch-Out.

This is pretty much proof that we need a linked account system. Different prices for the same game on separate consoles is irritating.



lividd3ad commented on Screenshots Disabled in Comic Workshop Miivers...:

If posts from New Art Academy or even the simple drawing tools on Miiverse are allowed, it's ridiculous to ban screenshots from this.

I'm starting to feel like Nintendo is spiting its users rather than moderate user-generated content properly. A "report" function on Swapnote and mods on the Comic Workshop community would be far better than not allowing anyone to share anything.



lividd3ad commented on Interview: DrinkBox Studios On Bringing Guacam...:

I feel like this suffers from the same problem as releases such as Giana Sisters and Scribblenauts Unlimited - it's been around for too long on PC for it to feel financially viable to buy the Wii U edition. I'm certainly tempted by the PC edition right now, seeing as it's a measly £1.24 in a flash sale right now.

@FalconPunch Since when is illegal?



lividd3ad commented on Rumour: Mario Kart 8 DLC to Feature Expanded R...:

I really want this to be real (I've wanted to play as E. Gadd for the longest time) but one thing I've heard mentioned is that Battle Mode doesn't actually allow you to use the glider under normal circumstances. They may well have changed that for Bob-Omb Blast but it looks like that could be the downfall of this if it's fake.



lividd3ad commented on The Official Nintendo Magazine in Spain Highli...:

ONM may be "Official", but as far as I can tell they've never been written from within Nintendo and most of the time they have the same privileges and information as other, unofficial publications.

"Exclusives" like this that have been tucked away without fanfare have as much relevance as if they'd come from NGamer or GamesMaster; that is to say, zero.



lividd3ad commented on Nintendo Hosting Two Big Evening Presentations...:

The second one could be something to do with their NFC project, because that sounds sufficiently big. Is that coming to 3DS or just Wii U?

Otherwise, it could easily be about Pokemon OR/AS. They had an X/Y developer roundtable last year.



lividd3ad commented on Reaction: Mario Kart 8 Accused Of Poor Sales P...:

@noctowl "Homophobia encompasses a range of negative attitudes and feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). It can be expressed as antipathy, contempt, prejudice, aversion, or hatred, may be based on irrational fear, and is sometimes related to religious beliefs."

That's the first sentence on the Wikipedia entry for homophobia, not that this story even directly relates to that.

I'm appalled that you'd suggest that people are not "entitled to 'rights'." Ignoring the fact that a right by its definition is something that everyone is entitled to, it's impossible to bury your head in the sand. Representation in media - be it video games, films, or anything else - IS of key importance and it's something we need. I'm not saying that Nintendo needs to start haphazardly throwing in characters of varying sexualities or that elude the gender binary, but surely a black character here or there wouldn't hurt, would it?



lividd3ad commented on Reaction: Mario Kart 8 Accused Of Poor Sales P...:

@kuribo4 Your point definitely stands in terms of inclusion of sexuality etc, but as far as race goes, inclusion is VERY important, especially in something that is aimed for children like this is. If a black child only ever witnesses whitewashed media, their view of themselves is likely to naturally diminish and they aren't necessarily included in what they are shown as "normal".



lividd3ad commented on Reaction: Mario Kart 8 Accused Of Poor Sales P...:

For what it's worth, lack of inclusion IS oppression. Lacking in black characters is racism, disallowing same-sex marriage is homophobia; you're essentially taking away (or simply not providing) rights that people should have.

That said, accusing the Mario series of being racist is ridiculous. Throwing in a "token" character for a spin-off game would have come off as patronising and altogether more racist than before. There is very clearly a conscious effort from Nintendo to include more female characters (Pink Gold Peach and Baby Rosalina didn't need to be included at all, but I daresay they were there to expand the female roster) so inclusion is something they're focused on.

That said, I certainly wouldn't be entirely opposed to seeing a black princess at some point in the series and would actively encourage it. Perhaps the next 3D Mario could have one.