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theblackdragon

there are no girls on the internet

Female, United States

Hand over the bacon, and no one gets hurt >:3

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#4

theblackdragon commented on Nintendo Provides Some Context to 2013's Tomod...:

@Redxzero: User Chriiis has more than explained the problems with people who are born not-straight growing up in a society that tells them they are straight from the get-go. It's like left-handed people being forced to use their right hands for everything back in the day — some adapt, some feel wrong but go with it anyway, and others fight it as best they can until they find some level of acceptance they can live with. Please consider @Chriiis' words carefully, and re-read them if you have any further questions, and if you still choose to not accept these answers to you for whatever reason, I ask that you let it drop gracefully since this line of discussion has nothing to do with the article at hand. Thanks in advance!

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#5

theblackdragon commented on Nintendo Provides Some Context to 2013's Tomod...:

@navonod18: It would be one thing if this had been something that had never had it available before, but... it did. same-sex relationships were shown as present, we had them dangled in front of our noses and now it's all 'whoops, just a glitch, sorry 'bout that folks' and that's it, over and done with, no consideration for those who would have gladly taken that option for what it was and ran with it full tilt. it hurts people who are already being told from day one by society that they're a 'glitch', an 'error', or a 'mistake' of some sort, it's a kick while they're already down.

I'm quite unhappy about this decision to not have it as an option myself. it would've made this a day-one purchase, time-sink or not, but now, my interest is gone. I'm sure it'll be a moneymaker for Nintendo like other time-sink sorts of games, but none of that money will be mine.

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#6

theblackdragon commented on Nintendo Provides Some Context to 2013's Tomod...:

Guys, we're done with the attacks on one another. Please keep your comments focused on the article at hand and not on each other. If you can't play nice regardless what you believe, pro or against same-sex relationships, you will wind up banned. If you're just here to troll, you will wind up banned. Please tread carefully.

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#10

theblackdragon commented on Review: Lola's ABC Party (3DS eShop):

@KnightRider666: i had been going to remove your comment with a warning to refrain from insults, but Barbiegurl made her point so eloquently i'm inclined to leave things be just so that her reply to you can stay as well. Next time, please keep any snide comments you may have about another user's choice in games to yourself. In no way does her choice to play a game you wouldn't personally choose have any impact on your life. Remember, it takes all kinds of people to make the world go 'round!

@Barbiegurl777: keep playin' what you love :3

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#14

theblackdragon commented on Animal Crossing: New Leaf's Team Was An Even S...:

@noctowl: no, she can't, but the father doesn't require a hospital trip nine months after his donation to the process, and even so, should a man be passed over for a job he's highly skilled for just because he may wind up impregnating a woman and taking time off his job under whatever FMLA-esque law a given country may have in place? does this reasoning not sound just as ridiculous when turned the other way around?

in terms of the article at hand, i guess we won't really know how much impact the split-gender team had on this entry as opposed to a less evenly balanced team, really, since we didn't get to see what the less balanced team would have come out with in its place. that said, i did have fun with AC:NL while i was playing it, so my kudos to everyone involved, male and female alike.

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#17

theblackdragon commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

@lz: you don't get it — my entire comment was about exactly that problem. it's not important that i'm from the South other than to color me with stereotypes, for good or ill. it's not important that my neighbor is gay, it's not important that my hairdresser is of an ethnic minority, and it's not important that the person who showed @Damo a different point of view be a Long-Term Experience Female Gamer™. The important thing is that his eyes have been opened, my hair is fabulous, and my neighbor is a nice guy.

and also, that grits are amazing :3

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#19

theblackdragon commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

y'know what, I've actually been thinking about this article for a while today, @Damo, and something's been bothering me — why is it important that we know that "a woman, for what it's worth" pointed this out to you? And why is it important that we know "she's a seasoned player herself"? If you're going to do a soapbox article like this, for pete's sake, man, own it. Don't give yourself an easy out, like you have a Long-Term Experience Female Gamer™ hidden in a closet someplace that you can roll out on occasion so people who disagree will shake their heads knowingly as they think 'oh a woman put him up to it'.

It's like saying 'why thank you for the compliment, a (insert ethnic minority here) lady did my hair'. Why is it important that we know she's of a particular ethnic minority? What impact does that have on the quality of my hairstyle that could possibly not be the product of a stereotype? Or introducing my neighbor to someone as 'a really sweet man, he's gay'. Of what importance is his sexual orientation to a casual acquaintance — or me, for that matter? What purpose does it serve other than to paint the person involved with a big fat brushstroke and then put all of those who share their gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation under the same microscope?

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#20

theblackdragon commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

@R-L-A-George: That reply was directed toward that one user in particular to address their prior comment. You're right, it hasn't really been that bad in here, all things considered. :3

@Super_Gravy: I'm not sure what you're asking, but my gender aside, making assumptions or generalizations about the demographic of people who find this sort of game personally distasteful (or not, as the case may be) would serve no purpose here. I'm afraid I don't have the data to properly answer your question.

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#21

theblackdragon commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

@KarateKid1234: I'm pretty sure we're not using brains as computer displays, so I'm not sure where you came up with the idea that our brains create pixels. That said, the article was created to foster discussion, which has happened quite spectacularly. If flames are what you're interested in starting, we ask that you keep them to yourself. Thanks!

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#22

theblackdragon commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

"And should sites like Nintendo Life be speaking out against it?"

People? Sure, go for it. Websites, not so much. While I do happen to side with NL occasionally, I don't like the idea of potentially being wrangled into a political battle without my knowledge or consent just because I happen to have a shield here, nor do I like the idea of other members of staff being forced into the same sort of situation. I'd much rather people come to their senses on their own about things like this.

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#23

theblackdragon commented on Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo t...:

@unrandomsam: Of course it won't be published first in Europe, not with people too busy pointing fingers at the US to actually point at the people sitting on the sidelines and watching the show — NoE. The only controlling entity with regard to which games hit Nintendo systems in the EU, besides NoJ, is NoE. NoA has no say on your turf.

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#24

theblackdragon commented on Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo t...:

@unrandomsam: It's easy for NA to get things before EU because we only have to have it translated into maybe two or three different languages depending on the game involved. However, remember Xenoblade, The Last Story, and Pandora's Tower — three recent, glaring examples of things EU got first that NA took its sweet time with. There have been other games which EU got months before we did here in NA. In no way is it set in stone that NA has to get something before EU does.

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#26

theblackdragon commented on Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo t...:

If it was just NoA who wasn't approving the game, EU and JP would already have it. Until they do, quit blaming it on the US, guys. You're jumping the gun in a race to point fingers.

That said, it's their platform and their rules. It doesn't bother me that they've said 'no', i'm completely uninterested in playing this game, but if you're aching to play it, It's not like you can't already do so via other means. It's not been barred from release entirely, it's just not on a Nintendo console. Show them what they're missing by making the purchase on other platforms and having your fun that way if it means that much to you.

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#28

theblackdragon commented on Nintendo UK Launches a New "Nintendo Girls Clu...:

Sigh. I hope they've turned off the comments on those YT videos, at least.

While I don't really think splitting gamers into separate groups along gender lines is a good thing in the long run, I do like that they're actively acknowledging little girls and attempting to reach out to them personally instead of just hoping they'll go along with whatever they're showing off to the menfolk at the time. It works for the target audience (remember, boys are still icky around that age). Yeah, just going along with the boys worked for us who grew up way back when, but I know if there had been an option for little girls and gaming when i was that young, shoot, i'd'a been all over that in a heartbeat. Bring 'em in young and they're more likely to stay with you later on.

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#29

theblackdragon commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sell...:

Hey guys, I'm asking now that the insults (and occasional profanity) end. Keep your comments focused on the article at hand, and not on each other. Further name-calling and nastiness will wind up with temp-bans for those choosing to participate. This is your warning: Play nice.

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#30

theblackdragon commented on Monolith Soft's X Combat is Shown Off, Based o...:

oh my god waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant.

seriously. want this game so hard. combat based off Xenoblade's setup is music to my ears, I love love loved how combat worked in that game. took forever for me to get the hang of it, but once you've got it down, it's incredible. :O

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#33

theblackdragon commented on Rune Factory 4 European Release Has Been Cance...:

so... anyone still defending the decision to region-lock?

RF4 is seriously an amazing game. I've been playing it ever since it came out, and actually I was just recommending it to someone in EU/AUS the other day since I didn't know it wasn't even out in that region yet. I certainly hope someone else picks it up for an EU release! :(

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#35

theblackdragon commented on Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for January:

@ColdingLight: We put the links back to Metacritic in the sidebar column for every review we do for a reason — Metacritic apparently has links available for three other reviews for Spin Six (that's the game you were curious about, yes?). IGN apparently gave it an 80, ONM and Eurogamer each a 7. Doesn't seem like a bad choice at all, really :3

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#38

theblackdragon commented on Christian First-Person Shooter Super Noah's Ar...:

@antonvaltaz: again, I read that as not only being stuck in the past regarding the systems on which their games work for, but also their entire gaming library (which looks like it's — and probably has — come straight from the late 80's/early 90's). you could also read it as the games themselves, which do focus on featuring events that occurred long, long ago (i'm not sure if they have any games that specifically focus on future events or possibly the apocalypse off top of my head). :3

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#39

theblackdragon commented on Christian First-Person Shooter Super Noah's Ar...:

@antonvaltaz, @GeminiSaint (whoops, sorry Yorumi!): please take a look at their game offerings. What part of any of that is modern? Their entire 'current' game library looks like it came straight out of the late 80's and early 90's. They're not even trying to come up with anything new. I suppose it's not that they really have to, unfortunately they have a fairly captive audience since there's so little competition in terms of Christianity-based video gaming, but you'd think that with a company that's been around for so long they would have at least picked up some talent along the way and made the effort to do something to genuinely appeal to Christian children who enjoy modern video games. Wisdom Tree is stuck in the past, at least from what I can see.

As for the line about Jesus' resurrection, I'm in the same camp as Yorumi to be honest. I genuinely doubt it was meant with any sort of hostility or spitefulness; i thought it was a pretty standard sort of joke when talking about a game which no one who had ever played it back in the day thought would see a genuine SNES re-release (or at least I certainly thought I'd never see the day, haha!). It really has been resurrected (by Piko) and is emerging from its grave (absolute obscurity, aside from an occasional YouTube 'review' or the AVGN video).

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#40

theblackdragon commented on Christian First-Person Shooter Super Noah's Ar...:

hey guys, we're not here to argue religion, and trolling is an unwise decision. just a heads-up.

as for the article itself, for those of you who took offense — sorry, but are we really reading the same one? I'm seeing jokes leveled at Wisdom Tree (and now Piko, I guess), the former for having put out crap games (and apparently maintained them for long-outdated OSes) in the first place and the latter now regarding a re-release that's surely more a joke than anything else. I'm not seeing jokes made at the expense of Christianity in particular...?

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#41

theblackdragon commented on Christian First-Person Shooter Super Noah's Ar...:

@Hyperstar96: i don't think it's so much about religion as it is about the Wisdom Tree games being crap, lol. i grew up with friends who had an NES and were only allowed to play Bible Adventures, holy crap was that trio of games awful. thankfully my parents didn't go that route (but TMNT, which us kids had begged them for, was about as ridiculously punishing, i guess... D: )

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#42

theblackdragon commented on Missing Guild 01 Game Weapon Shop De Omasse Is...:

@mamp: maybe they saw how well Attack of the Friday Monsters did or something — you wanna talk about games that might be 'too Japanese' for western audiences, that one took the cake. :3

anyway, i had been sad to see this one not come westward before, but now i'm looking forward to this. day-one purchase, guys, just bring it over :3

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#43

theblackdragon commented on Pokémon Composer Leaves Game Freak for Indepe...:

@BlatantlyHeroic: actually, i think i had to re-do that battle about four or five times because I went in ridiculously overprepared and wound up killing the damn thing. Thank goodness the game just kicks you out of the battle and lets you try again as if nothing happened... sheesh! Zygarde was a much harder catch for me to be honest, though I managed to get it without KOing it so idk if the game will let you retry that battle if you screw up... D:

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#46

theblackdragon commented on 3DS Hack Removes Region Locking For Retail Car...:

How in the ever-loving hell did this conversation get twisted into a life-or-death argument about Indonesian farmers and piracy? The article clearly states that this hack will only allow legit cartridges to be played. If we're done devouring one another, I'd like to not see that sort of thing happen again, guys, or temp-bans will be handed down. I'm seeing some familiar players in that mess up there, and you may all consider yourselves warned.

I'm serious, it ends here. If you see your comment gone, do not re-post it. That argument is over, move on. Don't like it? Feel free to get in touch.

As to the article at hand, I kinda hope Nintendo just opens it up and allows all legit cartridges to be played on all systems, that'd put a wrench in flashcart peddlers' new selling point and make life much easier for the rest of us all. I know they won't, but i guess i can still hope :/

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#47

theblackdragon commented on Western Version Of Bravely Default Features Co...:

@DarkKirby: i was under the impression from this article from a while back that the version of BD we'd be getting was the updated 'for the sequel', it'd have the more active-time battle mechanics as opposed to the turn-based ones i'd been hoping for...? if i'm wrong, please let me know — i avoided the review because i generally avoid reviews of games i know i'm going to purchase anyway, i don't like to be spoiled for anything :O

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#49

theblackdragon commented on Site News: How was 2013 for Nintendo Life?:

@TheRealThanos: We do generally try to leave love-notes when edits are made, a little 'please watch the profanity — (moderator who made the edit)' at the end of such comments helps people to put two and two together. That way, anyone reading it before you get the chance to fix it yourself knows you used a profanity and that it has been edited out by one of us, thus the silliness. :3

I do get what you're trying to say, and I know that while talking to Ant a while back one of us had thrown out an idea about a system that would have an alert for the user in question flash onto the screen if they had used a profanity in a posted comment, but the problem is that automatic systems aren't perfect and a lot of false positives are triggered — we don't want to scare people off from posting about having watched Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve last night, for example :3 E-mails are also not a reliable option — you have no idea how many warnings I've sent out in the past for exactly this sort of thing that went absolutely unheeded. That's why we do any required edits manually, and why the system is the way it is right now. We do appreciate the feedback, though! Maybe in the future we'll be able to do it another way, I know I'm all about stuff that makes less work for me in the long run :3

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#50

theblackdragon commented on Site News: How was 2013 for Nintendo Life?:

@TheRealThanos: actually, we don't have an automatic system that edits things, it's just your friendly local moderation team. When someone posts a profanity here, we're sent a report telling us to check put the problem and any edits are made manually. If you don't like seeing your profanities edited into abject silliness, we humbly suggest you obey the Rules and stop using them here. Problem solved! :3

And if you're talking more about other users instead of yourself, the silliness is kinda the point — they're free to re-edit it into a different, not-profane word if they choose, and hopefully they'll remember the lesson next time. The silliness stands out. I don't personally like trying to re-word someone's comment to make it make sense afterward, because what happens when we guess wrong? It's an even worse situation to be accused of deliberately altering comments to express an opinion not the author's, that's why either i delete text or modify it into abject silliness so that the author's original intent is still clear, but never do i go out of my way to re-word things for the OP.