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AuthorRe: Its ladies nite on nintendo life
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11,401. Posted:

orlick wrote:

So - rebuild the site for the ladies! Too much group think/guy think.....you guys are marginalizing yourselves - that is the worst part game magazine and game sites cater to 15 year old boy frat-fart culture and they marginalize themselves!

dude, i love frat-boy humor. :/

orlick wrote:

Tell me this - Read the Twilight Princess Review on this site and convince me a girl would write that or generally be interested inreading it! It is like 'Popular Mrechanics' meet Twilight Princess, lets throw rocks at Nintendo, ignore everything good this game does, and magnify the 'complaints' or 'preferewnces' of a VERY smalll group of people - TP should be NEXT GEN!! (our vision of it)

Do you read me? Too much editorial, too little focus on FUN and FANTASY and the MAGIC of games!

am I reading this incorrectly, or are you truly attempting to say that women would prefer FUN and FANTASY and MAGIC to the nitty-gritty that was the NL Twilight Princess review? i must say I find that somewhat offensive... i thought it was a good review and a very fair score; everyone whining that it deserved a 10 needs to try and force themselves to play through it again. I can play through OoT over and over until the cows come home and not get bored, but I tried to pick up TP again for a second run, and I couldn't force myself to sit still. :/

seriously, NL's doing just fine with their reviews and articles. I don't want people blowing smoke up my rear end about FUN and FANTASY and MAGIC when i read something from the main site; I got enough of that bullcrap working in theme parks, thanks. :P i want to know what's good, what's bad, and any other relevant points that may influence my eventual purchase or non-purchase of the game in question, and whether or not the reviewer enjoyed themselves while playing it. the rest can happen in the forums, but leave the reviews and articles alone.

allow me to be frank, Eugene: this entire thread and your responses absolutely reek of you trying to push off your own sensibilities on us women, like you're attempting to spearhead something noble for us... but in the end, isn't this all the same kind of 'Nintendo is awesome and the Wii is doing great' crap you've been spouting for months now? like you want NL to focus on all the good points of the games they review or do articles on or whatever, and not bother with the little negative bits that crop up now and then because you think us womenfolk don't want to hear it either? sorry to disappoint, but I know I do want to hear those things... :/

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orlick wrote:

But still - how many games reviews are built of the ASSUMPTION the the reader has played 20 Zelda/Megaman/Mario/etc games?

so what? you may as well say that kids are the target audience of the DS/DSi and Wii, and therefore NL should focus on writing articles only for people who were born within the past ten to thirteen years and therefore were not around to play the original Zelda/MegaMan/Mario/etc. games. how does that in any way refer to gearing the website toward women?

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orlick wrote:

Here is the bottom line - EVERY review, news story whatever - the author at Nintendo Life should read it and ask his/her self - "Is this something my mother would read and enjoy - if she were not my mother?"

in terms of foul language, i would agree with you (not that NL has a problem with that lol), but i do not understand how this in any way would help to open this site up to gamer women... all it would do is help to open up this site to older women.

also, i'm kinda loling at the idea of my folks (mother or father) following me around the internet. if NL (as it is now) is the worst place they wind up, they can consider themselves very, very lucky. ;)

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AuthorRe: Game you have played the most on your wii!!
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11,402. Posted:

everything over 100 hours for me:

#1: Shining Force, at 212 hours and 5 minutes
#2: Twilight Princess, at 169 hours and 48 minutes
#3: Breath of Fire II, at 159 hours and 45 minutes
#4: Okami, at 136 hours and 23 minutes
#5: WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009, at 120 hours and 53 minutes
#6: Super Paper Mario, at 107 hours and 54 minutes

the next closest games are Lego Star Wars and Super Mario Galaxy, at nearly 90 hours and nearly 86 hours respectively. I will admit that I have not touched Smackdown vs. Raw '09 myself, but the rest of that is mostly me. In fact, Shining Force, Breath of Fire II, Super Paper Mario, and Super Mario Galaxy are all me; he didn't touch any of those games.

anyway, that's 681 times playing 44 different titles (including such fine games as... the Wii Shop? how the hell have i spent nearly 10 hours in there? o_O;; ) for a grand total of 66 days, 8 hours, and 18 minutes altogether, between me and my husband (but mostly me). where does the time go? D:

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AuthorRe: OBAMA CALLS KANYE A JACKASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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11,403. Posted:

SuperSonic1990 wrote:

So now our president is cursing people in public? Is he is a great example for Americans, isn't he? :(

oh please, that was off the record. it's not like the White House sent out a press release and he held a great big conference where all he did was parrot four-letter words in front of cameras for every news organization across the planet or something; for all we know he was watching the show with some friends and voiced his distaste.

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11,404. Posted:

aww, i feel kinda bad for the poor un-played Xbox at the end, hahaha... it sounded so lonely. :3

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AuthorRe: World of Warcraft Addiction?
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11,405. Posted:

briunj04 wrote:

im never going to start WoW, because it will suck my life away. nope im sticking with maplestory

lol, good one. i played MS back when it was still in beta, just before it went live... it was much more fun with less people playing. :(

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AuthorRe: First game you ever played
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11,406. Posted:

@Corbie: :: bows, exits stage left ::

though I am honestly sad that stuff like Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders can be found in PC-game form nowadays. i hope board games still exist in board form in the future. :(

seriously, though, i'm pretty sure the first video game i ever played was Super Breakout on the Atari 5200.

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AuthorRe: Venture Bros. fans?
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11,407. Posted:

@The Fox: whoa whoa whoa, this is the first i've seen of this topic. hell yes i loves me some Venture Bros... :D

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11,408. Posted:

Chutes and Ladders. :3

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AuthorRe: Did anyone here watch the Final Episode of King of the Hill on Sunday?
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11,409. Posted:

@lz2009, malnin: you mean you guys didn't hear the good news? 26 normal half-hour episodes of Futurama are slated for 2010, complete with the original voice cast.

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AuthorRe: Did anyone here watch the Final Episode of King of the Hill on Sunday?
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11,410. Posted:

FATEM wrote:

King of the Hill got cancelled? Then where will we get our subtle intelligent humour?

isn't Futurama coming back? :3

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11,411. Posted:

(a) wow, wtf happened with that thread title
(b) just wanted to chime in with the fact that it's not disappearing from my unread topics page either, so it's not just you. :3

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AuthorRe: Did anyone here watch the Final Episode of King of the Hill on Sunday?
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11,412. Posted:

@Rapadash6: it [King of the Hill] was nice in that it didn't need to beat you over the head with its humor, but there were also times when the things that were happening just weren't funny IMO. it was a good last episode, though, even though that kind of thing would never have happened IRL, lol.

i agree that The Cleveland Show does look stupid, but I'll give it a shot before turning my nose up at it at least. anything's better than The Simpsons. :/ :: shrug ::

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AuthorRe: Super Mario Bros. 3 or Super Mario World: Which is Better?
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11,413. Posted:

nooooo! don't make me choose! i love them both! D:

Dazran303 wrote:

I agree, but I have to say I'm disappointed with the NES version of SMB3 which is on Virtual Console, the conversion is a bit shoddy.

how so? it plays exactly the same as I remember it playing back when i was a kid, graphics oddities, occasional slight slow-downs, and all.

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11,414. Posted:

@Chatham: it was probably the weirdest King of the Hill episode I've ever seen. It really felt like they knew they were going off the air anyway, so they went ahead and wrote the 'perfect' episode for the Hill family, ludicrous or not. :3

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11,415. Posted:

Machu wrote:

@theblackdragon: I'm like on Tuesday already, time travel is a b****! 0_o

wtf, no fair traveling through time without the rest of us :(

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11,416. Posted:

Machu wrote:

I'm just messin', as usual. It's late, ok :D

it's only 8:30! the night is young, my friend :D

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11,417. Posted:

Cheezy wrote:

It might get worse for some people. Any Swayze fans out there?

may he rest in peace. :/

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11,418. Posted:

@Machu: what 'debate'? he's just asking us about the names of all the political parties we know, not which ones we subscribe to personally (if we do so at all) or which are more worthy of following than others. :P

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AuthorRe: The apocalypse of NL?
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11,419. Posted:

can't, Adam, i'll be too busy hoarding canned goods and other non-perishables in the Iwata thread. after all, something that awesome has to be a safe place to ride out our impending doom. :D

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AuthorRe: OMFG MY DS LITE FELL
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11,420. Posted:

i swear i've never dropped a handheld so often as I've dropped my DSi (though never really a fall of more than three or four feet, if i had to guess), and the only real problem so far (knock on wood) has been that sometimes a game will freeze up on me after a fall. hooray, Nintendo. :3

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AuthorRe: What Constitues A "Great Review"?
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11,421. Posted:

what constitutes a 'great' review? copious amounts of four-letter words. it's part of the reason I love the AVGN so much. :3

lol. seriously, though, i look for reviews that cover things i'm worried about with each individual game, which may be gameplay mechanics (as in 'did they fix blah-blah-blah from the last one?'), plot/story, length/complexity, or other things that may have piqued my interest from the trailer or the hype surrounding it. i never rely on one single review, though -- if something is actually a problem, it'll show up in more than one review; otherwise, it could be that the one dude that had a problem with blah-blah-blah was just having an off day, or they just hate games with whatever-it-was in it.

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AuthorRe: The apocalypse of NL?
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11,422. Posted:

wow, morbid thread. o_O

i've seen websites come and seen them go... usually it's because the people running it decide to give it up and then it falls into ruin under new management, or worse yet, the people running it decide they don't want to pay for hosting and bandwidth anymore, so they shut it all down. i'd expect to see that kind of thing happen long before this place were to be left and abandoned outright with no management present. :3

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11,423. Posted:

weirdadam wrote:

Is that a crab? I thought it was chocolate ice cream at first.

when you've seen headcrabs around, you tend to not forget what they look like. D:

the plushie versions are darn cute, though. :3

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11,424. Posted:

@Chicken_Brutus: i second Adam in the question of why there is a headcrab on your avatar, oh feathered one.

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11,425. Posted:

buh-buh-buh bird bird bird, buh-bird's the word
if a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around to hear it, does it use Life-Alert to summon help?

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