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shadowhive

shadowhive

Male, 27, United Kingdom

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shadowhive

#2

shadowhive commented on Talking Point: Pokémon X & Y's Grand Global R...:

I've seen some of the leaks, but I've not gone after story or location details. I'm more interested in the new Pokemon. As ohers have said, a little forknowledge isn't a bad thing and it's something I've gotten used to with Pokemon. With staggered release dates being the norm there'd usually be a flood of info about... well everything before I even got my hands on the game. Like now, I'd avoid detrimental info though.

I think Nintendo's big mistake with this s how little information has dripped out. I mean we're days away and when was the last official release of a new mon? We don't even know how many new Pokemon there are (which is usually a big selling point in past games). I do think syncing the release dates was a nice idea on their part but I think something like this was pretty much inevitable (though, personally, I'd not expected it to happen until this close to the date)

I think at this point te majrity of posts are just excited people who got their delivery early so I think it'll be pointless for Nintendo to go after them and it's too late anyway.

shadowhive

#3

shadowhive commented on Rumour: Tomodachi Collection: New Life Update ...:

@Zup
It seems with both those things it's not exactly clear cut and in many instances it makes little to no sense. On top of tht a 'morally correct' life seems to mean many things and it all just comes off as rather... well, a mess.

It does doesn't it?

shadowhive

#4

shadowhive commented on Rumour: Tomodachi Collection: New Life Update ...:

I do find it strange however that the bible is used as justification to not include same sex relationships in video games, but the same people are oddly silent about the other things the bible mentions as wrong. Murder, for example is considered much more wrong, yet no one is suggesting it be removed from video games.

shadowhive

#5

shadowhive commented on Rumour: Tomodachi Collection: New Life Update ...:

@Truewiimaster
No, keeping marriage as it is faors the religious over everyone else. Marriage has already changed since it's inception (originally people didn't have much say who they married and marriage for love was rare,as was divorce). Since marriage has already chnged from it's 'traditional original definition' that definition ahs no meaning. Unless, of course, you propose reverting back to the original one.

Marriage for a long time had many characteristics that stuck for a long time. The ones mentioned above, a ban on mixed marriages (religion or race based). Thse characteristics have been exorcised from marriage. At the time there was as big deal about it as this but now no one bats an eyelid at them.

The simple answer to that is this: do you do everything the bible says? The answer, simply, is no you don't. You pick and choose what you follow and what you don't and justify doing that to yourself. But if someone else does the same with regards to human sexuality, it's a no no.

The men were rather uninformed with regards to human sexuality. At the time many of them were even uninformed with regard to hetrosexuality and wanted people not even to have hetrosexual marriages so it's a bit rich to call them informed on this subject.

shadowhive

#6

shadowhive commented on Rumour: Tomodachi Collection: New Life Update ...:

@TrueWiiMaster
Freedom of religion includes freedom from religion by definition. For example, freedom of religion means that you can be any religion you like without government interference. That also means that you are free from each individual religions interference. An example is jews aren't meant to eat certain kinds of meat. Jews can choose to follow this law or not, but non-jews aren't forced to follow it. That's just one example there's many more.

No one is saying that the government should be free from religion, but laws should be. Laws shouldn't favor one religion over another, which is exactly what this is doing. This is forcing people to follow a religions belief wheather they like it or not yet it is seen as acceptable for reasons which would never work if applied to anything else.

Marriage as an institution predates most world religions (including judaisism) and it has changed a great deal. Having 'it's roots' in religion is largely irrelevent to the current situation.

The problem with religion in this issue is it's being very static in it's position and it's just not listening to the issue. It's not taking in the new information we have about human sexuality. It's essentilly burying it's head in the sand and utterly ignoring reality because of a few lines in a book by uninformed men millenia ago,

I really do hope relgions see sense and stop trying to dictate people's lives.

shadowhive

#7

shadowhive commented on Rumour: Tomodachi Collection: New Life Update ...:

@8bitforever

You do realise that sexual preference also includes hetrosexuality? So if sexual preference has 'no place in games' that includes hetrosexual relationships. Which would mean no married couples, no possibility to have children and no breeding. In practice, though, I suspect you're ok with that sexual preference being present in games, it's just any other you have a problem with which comes off as childish and petty.

shadowhive

#8

shadowhive commented on Rumour: Tomodachi Collection: New Life Update ...:

@Intrepid Personally marriage should be seen from a civil standpoint first, religious second. Most obviously this should be the case because not one religion owns marriage so religion x's opinion on what a marriage means is worthless when people that enter marriage come ffrom all religions and none.

As to divorce I belief it should be an option. In the past no divorce was allowe, even under extreme circumstances because 'to death do us part' trumped everything, even if abuse was involved. Personally, the death to us part aspect is a little meaningless anyway. You do not know what will happen in the relationship in 1, 2, 10 or 20 years. Something may happen that you think justifies leaving that person or you simply fall out of love with that person. As such making a 'to death' commitment with no way out seems incredibly foolish.

Kids witness marriages falling apart in life and in media, well that's just a part of life. Some marriages do fall apart and kids should know that happens instead of lying to them that all marriages are forever.

Marriages shouldn't be forever. they should be as for as long as the people involved want it to be. In some cases this may be till death and in other cases it might not be. Marriage shouldn't be about shackling yourself to another person forever with no option of ending it.

I dunno how this game handles divorce though. I can only recall two games I've played with marriage (Harvest Moon and Skyrim) and neither had the option for divorce (although the latter did have same sex marriages).

shadowhive

#9

shadowhive commented on Rumour: Tomodachi Collection: New Life Update ...:

Well I must say I'm rather disappointed by some of the comments here.

First the glitch itself. I see the glitch part being the males-getting-pregnant part which is obviously strange and could lead to problems. Could there be a fix made to remove that part of the problem and leave same sex relationships in? Probably and who knows maybe they'll fix the glitch first and then wok on that.

However, a lot of people have displayed very shockingly backwards thinking which is a shame. When it comes to marriage no religion owns it although somehow when this is bought up the religious attitude seems to get unjust attention. The bible says divorce is a sin (for instance) yet christians aren't clamouring for the law to change there. The important thing to remmeber is that marriage is know controlled by the state (you need government documentation or a marriage to actually mean anything). As it stands religions only perorm the ceremony and that is not a requirement it is up to the indivduals involved (a marriage in a registry ofice has the same value as one in a church.

Freedom of religion also includes freedom from religion. Just because religion x says something is a 'sin' doesn't mean it has any place to force everyone to do it. There are many subjects 'frowned upon' by the bible, but the vast mjority are not enforced by law.

No religion should be strictly forced to do anything, as long as it understands that it equally has no buisness forcing others (especially those outside of it) into doing anything as well. Yet on this issue especially, religions seem to want the exact opposite.

Going away from religion, this is also life sim game. In such games people choose what they look like etc. There are always options for people to choose. Awhile back someone mentioned it shouldn't be a choice because most people are straight. That logic falls part when applied to other things you can choose in such games (ie hair and eye colour) some of which are rare. Should they be removed too under that basis?