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AuthorRe: Should Link be a girl?
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2,476. Posted:

thelastlemming wrote:

MyBodyIsReady wrote:

No, Link should not be a girl.
Just because Link looks pretty in some gender swapping fan art pictures, doesn't mean he should.

HoF status for arguments like this maybe. It's a great point, just kind of staggering that it needed to be made.

I would say HoF status for arguments like that not because 'they needed to be said', but because they didn't. Putting forth the assumption that all of us in favor of the idea would want to see Link in female form for the sole reason of 'because he looks pretty'? Not cool. :/

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2,477. Posted:

I'm sure these people here can help you with your decision. Please feel free to ask them :3

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AuthorRe: Should Link be a girl?
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2,478. Posted:

@kyuubikid213: No offense, but if you think that whatever 'they' would do to Link in female form hasn't already been done to him in male form, you're sorely mistaken. I fail to see how it's a point of contention.

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2,479. Posted:

on an unrelated note, i keep reading this title as 'Failblox' and that makes me giggle

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2,480. Posted:

Trainer_DJ wrote:

Aviator wrote:

And bravery, a strong sense of justice, selflessness, and perseverance, whether it is right or not, cannot be associated with a woman character?

I knew someone would say that. These have been considered traditionally more masculine in society. Is it right for those traits to automatically be associated with men? That is up for debate. I don't think so. However, if you look at any qualities of a traditional male hero, those have been central. All I am saying is that Link is in my opinion a masculine character, not just in the dirty, macho, in your face type of way.

And they haven't been the qualities of female heroes as well? I don't quite get what you're trying to say. A sense of justice, perseverance, and selflessness has been a part of both male and female protagonists as well as historical heroic figures, it comes with the territory. any hero is going to boil down to those three qualities at the very least, otherwise nothing would get done and no one would be saved.

This thread is very slowly beginning to make my head explode. There are people who are taking it seriously, and these people I thank for giving the overall topic of gender issues in video games the respect it deserves, because it's something I feel strongly about. as for those of you who use these topics as cheap vehicles to spout sexist jokes and behave like fools, I can only hope that someday you understand and eventually come to regret what you're doing right now.

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AuthorRe: Should Link be a girl?
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2,481. Posted:

undead_terror wrote:

Not all fairys are female

indeed — Tael was Tatl's brother in MM, and i'm wanting to say one of the fairies in Phantom Hourglass was also male.

thelastlemming wrote:

More to the point I think a playable female character set in the Zelda universe could be very cool. But to call that character "Link" is to forever bastardize a beloved character by saying anyone by that name can claim to be the legendary hero.

... so? i thought that was the point of Link being reincarnated through time, it's always someone named Link who winds up the legendary hero. I don't see it as bastardization, I see it as 'something different for the series'.

thelastlemming wrote:

It would also call into question the gender of all of Link's "ancestors." Say it's not so, but with a scrap of evidence fan-boys minds run a muck. :p

again... so what? still not seeing where the impossibility lies in some of Link's hero ancestors being female. It's a 50/50 shot in each incarnation as to which gender Link winds up being, after all. :3

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2,482. Posted:

Neoproteus wrote:

Link didn't have an army, so he saved it in the only way he could. Zelda is a member of a royal family and can order around a bunch of knights to kick Ganon's .

Yeah, because that worked so well in Twilight Princess. Look, I'm not talking about things being 'degrading' or not, I'm talking equal-opportunity here. Link is always one person, and the way the stories are written, he has the ability to get through the game on his own to deliver that final blow himself (with the help of a few friends here and there along the way). I'd like to see a story written in this manner for Zelda someday to let her be the hero, to get her off her duff and saving her own kingdom for once is all.

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AuthorRe: Should Link be a girl?
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2,483. Posted:

0LD_SK0OL_PUNK wrote:

if zelda were a man, then he would probably end up being an a-hole about it, because it's very likely to me it seems that zelda would have a lot of pride in his head, so if you ended up saving him, he'd probably say:
"took you long enough" or "ppssshhh! i let him kidnap me!" or "hey sexy lady!"

as long as he's not saying 'well excuuuuuuuuuse me, Link!', i guess we can't complain.

that said, if you're going to troll like that, this kinda isn't the thread for it. please be serious. :/

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AuthorRe: Wii Disk Drive Problem
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2,484. Posted:

@Tasuki: What are you talking about? You can't transfer WiiWare/VC titles between two Wii systems, not on your own anyway — that's been a huge point of contention between Wii, DSi, and 3DS owners and Nintendo from the get-go. You'd have to negotiate with Nintendo to do it for you, and they still very well could be all 'nope, your Wii still works, not doing it for you' and leave it at that. There's also the fact that if the OP has played any games on their Wii that use the WFC (Brawl, MHT, etc.) they can't transfer their save data between systems, so they have to start alllllll over again from scratch if they just up and purchase a new system (yet another point of contention between fans and Nintendo).

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AuthorRe: Codes for images ect.
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2,485. Posted:

Star-Blaze wrote:

the link @Tasuki showed doesn't show how to post images. Its: (img) image url(/img). Change the parentheses to brackets though.

the img code is in there, it's just mixed in with other posts is all. :3

glad to see everyone's squared away for now, and if anyone has any more questions, please feel free to do so in the Helpful Tips for Formatting Messages thread linked above. Thank you! :3

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2,486. Posted:

@Tasuki: If the OP has any WiiWare purchased and such, it's not an easy thing to have to switch between two different Wiis in order to play their Wii/GC games and all their downloadables. As for the Wii U, it's not out yet, so that's not really going to help the OP play the games they want to play.

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AuthorRe: Should Link be a girl?
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2,487. Posted:

Neoproteus wrote:

This actually sounds like an awesome beginning to a Zelda RTS. Link fails to appear to save the kingdom, Zelda has to save it herself. But, rather than face Ganon with only one Triforce she decides to use the Hylian army instead.

What does Zelda need an army for? Link's never needed one to save Hyrule/Termina/(insert place that needs saving here), so why should she hide behind one? :/

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AuthorRe: Bit.trip Saga
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2,488. Posted:

Philip_J_Reed wrote:

theblackdragon wrote:

@zerks: eff Core, but Void... what is wrong with you sir >:[

FIXED WHAT YOU SAID BY CHANGING ONE THING TO ANOTHER WHICH BETTER REFLECTS REALITY

OBJECTION TO INTENTIONAL MISQUOTATION. OFFER TO TAKE THIS CONVERSATION OUTDOORS.

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AuthorRe: Should Link be a girl?
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2,489. Posted:

hey now, if we're talking about men in skirt-like clothing, it doesn't get more manly than these guys:
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also, don't forget the Romans, the Egyptians, the ancient Chinese, and other peoples typically had their males wearing non-pants around on a daily basis. some even had their men as pampered and makeup'd as their women. That doesn't make them any less 'manly' :/

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2,490. Posted:

edhe wrote:

Sure, Why not.

And Samus should be a giant obese man with a full beard.

i like where this is going :3

to be absolutely honest, though — I wouldn't mind it if Link was a girl. I'd like it more if the person (male, female, or otherwise) in the 'Zelda' position actually took some responsibility for their kingdom and saved it themselves, though; i think that would be more revolutionary to the series than switching around the gender of the main protagonist.

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2,491. Posted:

@zerks: eff Void, but Core... what is wrong with you sir >:[

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2,492. Posted:

Philip_J_Reed wrote:

bezerker99 wrote:

I like Saga minus the lag in Runner.

The final song in Beat was also lagged beyond playability. It was really awful for a rhythm game to desync that badly. :/

Core did the exact same thing. I could get past it in Exploration, but Control was too bad for me to continue :/

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2,493. Posted:

We're sorry to hear that. Perhaps you should send them a letter or get in touch with them via e-mail, maybe corporate can do something for you.

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2,494. Posted:

@Aviator: 'CEO sarcasm'? is that an actual term? If it is, i'm not really aware of it so i can't tell you much about it, but if you're just talking about LJM's post up there, i find it amusing. :3

@GuardianKing: That was one of the last reviews I wrote for NL iirc, lol. It was actually a fun game — I remember dreading having to play it because I had something else to play at the time (I don't remember what was out back then, but I was fully entrenched in something kinda new and I didn't want to put it down for just a download review game, haha) but StT really sucked me in. I was quite happy with it.
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@the_shpydar: lolololololol when did Phoenix Wright become Spiderman?! that probably would've gone a long way re: convincing the stupid judge that the defendant is innocent >:3

@Happy_Mask: Crazy Taxi, hands-down, followed by DDR. I've had a lot of fun with those games over the years; wish there was an arcade around where I'm at now where I could play them :(

@mieu-fire: Indeed, it's an amazing strategy! You should totally hire him to take on that Luke guy that's been harassing and abusing you for a year :3

@undead_terror: I'd have to know who slenderman was first, and even then it's iffy as to whether i'd give him money or not

@LTD: I don't really care whether something is 'current' or 'next-gen'. all I care about is whether or not they're putting out games for it, and if those games are ones I want to play, I'll wind up purchasing the console eventually. :3

@JusticeColde: lord no! barbed wire, thumbtacks, tables/ladders/chairs, garbage cans, sledgehammers, kendo sticks, boots, pipes, whips, cans of spray paint, steel steps, TVs, and a whole laundry list of random crap they pulled out their butts every night... ECW was Extreme for a reason. love to watch it though >:3

@Void, @Erica_Hartmann: I've had a good night's sleep and I don't have any long appointments like that booked for the rest of the week, so I'm ready to relax. But thanks :3

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2,495. Posted:

Happy_Mask wrote:

Where'd you go? D:
And did you bring the hall of fame with you? :O

I saw your comment in that other thread, and I don't appreciate it. Allow me to explain: I have a life outside of NL — today I spent the hours between 2 and 7:45-ish doing something I didn't really want to do in the first place to earn money to pay my rent, my bills, buy groceries and the occasional video game. My right hand is sore and I probably won't be able to grasp much with it for a few hours — i can barely hit the right keys on my keyboard right now. I take my job very seriously, and coming back my computer to find 26 e-mails staring me in the face is naturally quite distressing. We'll see you again tomorrow.

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2,496. Posted:

Aviator wrote:

EDIT: I'll even help you out. zwarrior006 was the one you went off at.

Thank you for being so helpful, Navi.

@NaturalGus: I've never seen a 'zwarrior006' around here, i'm afraid, so you might want to take the apology directly to him on Instagram now that you know who he was. :3

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2,497. Posted:

well, i'm certainly glad we were able to keep this on the topic of CHARLES MARTINET for crying out loud >:/

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2,498. Posted:

Neoproteus wrote:

joker94 wrote:

Aren't there already plenty of threads about Ssbu?

I searched the first few pages, and didn't find any but the cafe thread and one specifically saying it wasn't about the characters. So, I didn't think this would be too redundant.

They've been discussing characters all throughout the Cafe thread — that's how long it's been going on for. Please feel free to discuss which characters you'd like to see in that thread if you like. Thank you! :3

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2,499. Posted:

Tasuki wrote:

Actually the lead designer said that it just might work. The thread with that article is here.

http://www.nintendolife.com/forums/wii-u/starcraft_ii_for_wii...

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2,500. Posted:

^ this is true, flea markets can be a great resource for older games and systems. i'd ask to test the system before buying one, though, if possible.

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