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Trouble keeps me running faster.

Female, Canada

Never press start with a stupid grin. Never start a new save without a goofy laugh. Gaming is hilarious, and that's law.

Sun 30th June, 2013

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World commented on Intern Pikachu is Now Available to Buy in Nort...:

Everyone keeps saying this is sad, but when I first saw I thought it was the opposite? Like, after years in the (cute) Pokemon battling circuit, Pikachu finally got that (cute) promotion that (cutely) keeps him out of the arenas!



World commented on Chieftain Bob Meets Gunman Clive, You Won't Be...:

@ToxieDogg I don't really know the fanfic world, so maybe I'm way off base but I think the whole point is that there AREN'T gay characters anywhere ever. People make Shulk gay or whatever because there isn't a gay Shulk already.

And arguably it's hard to GET one because when there is a "new" gay character, people make a huge deal about it and threaten not to buy the thing. So creators will often just be like "okay, let's straight it up" to protect their bottom line. People against fanfic and totally random jokes like this Gunman Clive thing say "make your own characters!" but, like, that hardly ever works out if you want to make money off your thing.

(It can, of course; makes sense to me why people would want gay Mario when the only gay Nintendo character otherwise is MAYBE Tingle).

But wait, is Chieftan Bob straight? I only know the first game and he isn't playable in that. If he is, then yeah okay this scene is like a bad Adam Sandler joke.



World commented on Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash Will Support Plenty of a...:

To me, this looks like a really complicated yet easy version of Umihara Kawase. And by that I mean anything that looks a little like my favorite game series that doesn't have "Mario" and "Golf" (or maybe "Airport" and "Hero") in the title is probably worth it. <3



World commented on Nintendo Download: 3rd September (North America):

I would have gotten Vs. Excitebike if it was on the 3DS! I've never played the original, but this one looked pretty fun. And also former non-NA releases are always good. Otherwise, I won't be getting anything. Although if I didn't already HAVE Etrian Mystery Dungeon I'd get that....



World commented on Mario History: Super Mario 64 - 1996:

I just started playing this one last week (not even for the 30th roommate downloaded it because Club Nintendo and it sat there forever). I wasn't that impressed at first, but now I think I'm kind of addicted! Chasing the stars is very fun, even if the game feels kind of unfair at times (oh camera, why do you make Mario disappear when the jumps get tough?). It luckily hasn't gotten so frustrating that I've quit, which to me is the sign of a good game.

Also Galaxy was my first real experience with 3D Mario, so I've sort of played these games backwards, and it's funny to go back to Galaxy. I like the hub world in this better, but Galaxy feels so much easier now because Mario's boots seem to be made of ice in this one sometimes (except for the Luigi parts, but we don't speak of that)!



World commented on Nintendo Download: 6th August (North America):

I said Japanese Railway Sim, but I'm thinking about holding out and maybe seeing if they drop another Airport Hero on the eShop. This is the third game Sonic Powered has put out in like two months, so maybe they're on a big localization push?

(But I guess those train games are all in parts, so maybe it's just that!)



World commented on Review: Neon Battle (Wii U eShop):

@BLPs The worst mistake you can make is comparing yourself to other artists. Just do your homework and make sure the product you're putting out is the best it can be. A lot of times people put out a sub-par product because they're more concerned with having their name out there than creating top-quality art. I can't guarantee that you'll sell millions, but the amount of posting you do on here shows that you at least care about learning and that goes a long way in making the final piece great!



World commented on Review: Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburb...:

Good thing I bought this before the review! I might have avoided it otherwise. Personally I think it fits nicely as a 5 on Nintendolife's scale (not broken, but you might regret buying it if you don't know what you're getting into), but this was a pretty good review!

This game is the definition of niche. It's not a game about driving a train (the way Airport Hero was a game about landing planes). It's a train sim first, and a pseudo-encyclopedia second. MAYBE a score-chase as a distant third? More of an experience than a typical game.



World commented on Review: G.G Series EXCITING RIVER (DSiWare):

@Godlygamer Well one thing is that, despite the games coming out in North America, they didn't come out in Canada for some reason! I think some people who wanted them just don't want to bother looking at something they can't have (unless they track down and buy the DS physical copy, I guess).



World commented on The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Director...:

@DreamOn That's actually a point that a lot of people miss (and I just did until you said it). There aren't that many female characters at the head of successful franchises, but there is only like one type of male character in all the games that do feature males as leads. Picking on Link seems to miss the point.



World commented on The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Director...:

I don't like how he responds with "they're all males. So there. Nyah." but I personally don't see the big deal with Link specifically. No there aren't enough female characters in the larger gaming world that aren't just props to satisfy the male gaze, but Link is androgynous. I'm a girl, and I don't imagine Link as "Male Hero." Link is just...Link. Plus, the fact that he can wear dresses in this one makes me wonder why he even bothered to say anything.

I don't know. This is an important issue, but I don't think it would have applied here if he hadn't said "no, no, THEY ARE ALL MALE OKAY." Just let the fans use their imagination. It's just Link. Link (at least Triforce Heroes Link) has about as much of a gender as Kirby or Yoshi.



World commented on Take More Risks With Your eShop Purchases, Ple...:

Most of the eShop games on my 3DS are not in genres I have ever played. I have like three Virtual Console games. None of which I have ever played before (and one was free from Club Nintendo).

I don't think I'm the only one like that, but some of the louder Nintendo fans make it seem like all they ever want is more VC and remakes of stuff from when they were kids or pixel art indies.

But at least in my experience on Nintendo Life (and with my few 3DS owning friends), the tendency IS often to get hyped for something new (Like that train sim that came out a few weeks ago? I had some good conversations with people on here, and my old-school RPG-loving fiancee decided to buy it too). And then there was this guy I know who grew up with NES, but bought every one of the Guild01 games because they looked "weird and awesome."

So it's not like every gamer just wants Mario all the time. It's just that maybe those who'd rather play Liberation Maiden or Steamworld Dig or whatever aren't shouting as loud?



World commented on Talking Point: Metroid Prime: Federation Force...:

I just feel like as the 90s gets further and further from us, the rage at it being left behind becomes more and more overwhelming. All these cheers at these endless remakes and sequels, along with the reviews of NEW games that compare current games to stuff many of us have never played. Try finding a good review of a Pokemon game that is written for a new fan, rather than a long-time fan, for example.

Federation Force will be SOMEONE'S first Metroid game, and there should be room for those people in the fandom too. And, hey, maybe they'll go back and play Prime and demand more of that! That's a thing that happens, isn't it?

(Anyway, I think this game looks like Rescue Heroes but it could be fun and it's not like there are FPSs on 3DS).



World commented on Talking Point: Retro Gamers Beware, PAC-MAN 25...:

@TheRealThanos Okay yeah, I agree with you there mostly. There is definitely less skill involved with smartphone gaming...but I wonder now if there's less satisfaction too? Like, I only play on 3DS and I wouldn't call myself an expert gamer, but I definitely feel satisfied when I beat a level in pretty much any game! I haven't gotten that from smartphone gaming (partially because those games are just endless and/or money holes).

It might encourage you to know that my five-year-old nephew's favorite game is Pipe Dream? None of us got him into it; he just mysteriously discovered it somehow and started playing it. The closest thing any of us have gotten to playing that game is the copy of Minis on the Move I have on my 3DS.

(But he also routinely steals my mom's GBA to play Sonic and DKC 3, so there you go!)



World commented on Talking Point: Retro Gamers Beware, PAC-MAN 25...:

@TheRealThanos You're like 100 percent right because more than ever before it's less about the enjoyment of the end user than it is about the bottom line of the stock holder, but I don't know if people who like smartphone games are stupid exactly. To me, it seems more like people who read bestselling mysteries or whatever. Like yeah, they're not the greatest books and maybe people who post on book forums won't read them, but people who read them aren't illiterate. They just don't read books for the same reasons the people who read classics do.

It'd be terrible if Tapping Simulators were the ONLY games, but I assume that won't happen?



World commented on Talking Point: Retro Gamers Beware, PAC-MAN 25...:

I don't think I'd play Pacman 256, because score chases always get boring to me when I hit a high score plateau. I can build up my skill to a point, but when it comes time for a higher tier skill grind, I just cannot. But that glitch wave looks beautiful! Much more exciting than all the stuff that's been done to make Pac-Man look relevant in the past.

Also, I notice the wistfulness for another time is becoming more and more frequent in these talking point articles. It makes me want to hand out cookies. 8-bit cookies. With chiptune frosting.



World commented on Natsume Is Bringing Two Arc System Works Title...:

I'll definitely go for Gotcha Racing if the controls are decent. I've never really played a top-down racer, and a lot of these Arc System games have sort of a half-broken charm to me that I can't explain.



World commented on Mobile Is Konami's Future, According To Presid...:

@PanurgeJr I actually don't think it's just you being a fanboy. Mobile games, at least right now, are the ultimate stockholder dream--least amount of product produced to most amount of money made. Not that every mobile game makes money, but the focus seems definitely to be on producing games that will constantly make money through forcing purchases instead of being all that fun.



World commented on Review: A-Train 3D: City Simulator (3DS eShop):

@Flopsy86 Even though this isn't the train sim I was hoping it was, I'd totally get it right now if I didn't already have Etrian Mystery Dungeon. (I don't like gaming backlogs, so I stick to one full-featured game at a time). Everyone who bought it seems happy with it so far!



World commented on Dead Or Alive Producer Feels That A Cultural D...:

@steamtrain I think this is pretty much where I'm at in this argument. When people say "misogyny," they mean this (at least...I hope they do). If you act feminine, male or female, people think you're weak and a clown (for every dude who gets called gay for being feminine, there's a women who gets called an airhead).

But with regard to games like Dead or Alive, I'm a girl and I kinda don't have a problem with them? I don't feel terribly alienated or whatever. Male fans who act like every forum is their personal locker room makes me feel like gaming is still a boys' club and I should just find a new hobby, but that's not the games' fault.



World commented on The Classic Mode in Smash Bros. 3DS is Bolster...:

@rjejr How is that crass? You wanna get some hype for the thing you want, not the thing you don't!

I imagine they just don't want to muddy up the 3DS' road to launch with Wii U stuff. Once it's out, it'll be nothing but crazy Wii U exclusive character reveals or something! Cat Mario is IN!



World commented on From the Forum: To Buy or Not to Buy? SPIKEY W...:

@gage_wolf Yeah, I hear that! I wouldn't buy this game, and I admit I generally avoid the $1 games anyway.

But holding a developer accountable without personal insults like you're doing is I think the right way to go about it. I think we should all be doing more of that. Whether a game is the best or the worst, it's helpful to have someone calmly say "yo, this is what I liked and/or didn't like about your game" rather than "yo, this is what I liked and/or don't like about you as a person."



World commented on From the Forum: To Buy or Not to Buy? SPIKEY W...:

@gage_wolf Well I know you didn't, but there is a lot of this "these $1 games shouldn't exist because I personally hate them" sentiment and, I don't know, I get really tired of all the elitism. Isn't it enough to just say you dislike something (like you expressed)?

I mean, like, I wouldn't buy this either but as long as the developer didn't literally pirate someone else's code, he should have at it and let the market decide, right?



World commented on From the Forum: To Buy or Not to Buy? SPIKEY W...:

Telling someone not to make a game--or worse, to call for having all games like it removed from the eShop--because it's personally unappealing is hilariously entitled. It's like assuming the ENTIRE MARKET is catered to you, the gamer with individual tastes.

If a lot of people hate a game, it might not sell well and then developing more games will become harder for that developer. That's just what happens, and it mostly works.

I just don't see the point in insulting the developer and demanding that all "casual" games be segregated or eliminated entirely. It's kind of like demanding that every car ever made be destroyed because you kinda don't like automobiles.

Am I going to buy SPIKEY WALLS? I don't even have a Wii U, so it's not even a question. But every artist in every field has a right to try and make a good living off their creations, whether or not any given consumer morally agrees with that creation's right to exist.



World commented on Video: Watch These Teenagers As They're Expose...:

@Einherjar Yeah, this entirely. If you're not a fan of a hobby, chances are you won't just automatically know about it! But these videos aren't really academic studies. Like any "Outsiders Look In" style video, they pick the worst possible examples. What would be the point of asking kids who are gamers? That would be boring, and would neither rile up the fanbase nor give ageists any self-congratulatory laughs.




World commented on Nintendo's Unity Presentation Confirms Critica...:

@ejvirzi Yeah, that's probably some of it too. I feel like the 3DS just doesn't ask a lot of me, you know? With consoles more generally I feel it's just like, "well, I turned you on for SOME reason; might as well throw a few hours at this game." Or it would be if I currently had a console.

I know that's not really a gendered thing, but again I think it's just less accessible to women in that age group for reasons that have nothing to do with gaming.

(That whole level of commitment thing is also why I'm personally not on Miiverse. It's a good idea in theory, but when I turn on my 3DS I'm just like "games plz" and then I turn it off when I'm done playing).



World commented on Nintendo's Unity Presentation Confirms Critica...:

@ricklongo Well, I'm a girl who doesn't own a Wii U (3DS, though) and I can only speak for myself, but I feel like a little bit of it is that women in that age group have less free time pretty much across the board because sexism.

So, like, your 18-35 men can be like, "sweet, I'ma play this new release Day One for a week no sleep"

While in many cases a woman in that age bracket tries that and then immediately is NAGGED INCESSANTLY by concerned parents, boyfriends, sisters, brothers, really whoever is around.

3DS is just less hassle. You can pick it up and play it and put it away. Wii U is comparatively this huge investment of time, or seems like it.

So, like, I just feel like, having lived this situation, my instinct isn't that Wii U is some kind of boys' only machine. It's just that it's more involved and in many cases people get REALLY REALLY UPSET AND WORRIED when women have hobbies that aren't, like, nurturing or school-related or whatever.



World commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confidently Outlines Nintendo...:

@Zombie_Barioth Yes! I don't think I've ever heard a better way of defining these two markets. It's not about difficulty or art style or things that make teenage (or teenage at heart) boys (or not boys) feel superior.

Casual gamers don't read reviews; they don't check to see what else came out in that series; they just buy their ticket to Disneyland and who cares about the history of the place.



World commented on Nintendo UK Gets Help from Boy Band The Vamps ...:

@doctor_doak Sure their music isn't great, but I don't know. I'm a girl and I'm pretty sure I want to copy that "denim shirt/pompadour" look.

And I want to say "yeah, sure it's all selling points." But having BEEN a tween at one point, it's just not. For some kids, there needs to be that safe approval so you can like it and not have your friends think you're a weirdo.

@k8sMum No one who plays video games should feel that old, right?!



World commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:

Well I have to say that this doesn't make me feel entirely excluded from gaming like some of the stuff that's out there.

However, I wonder about all the "it's just workout gear" comments. There was this one girl who dressed like Samus' new costume at my gym (it's a university gym, so maybe that's why) and she was very politely told that the gym has a dress code and to come back with workout clothes.



World commented on Charles Martinet Makes an Amusing Vine Debut:

@SethNintendo That's what I was thinking! Despite the Hawaiian shirt, he looks like he must have either lots of stress in his life or some kind of serious health condition. I can't think of anyone that age who looks that old unless they smoke or something.



World commented on Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS Games That Are Perf...:

I just want to say that I love these lists! I picked up Fluidity: Spin Cycle from the other one and I think I might get Siesta Fiesta from this list. Something about putting a game into a summer context that makes it seem more enticing.



World commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

@Yorumi Yeah, I get what you're saying now. You store up the points in the hopes of cool surprises. Makes total sense.

And I don't have any of these games, but I'm not sure I particularly want them either. I like the quirky ones that fly under the radar a little. That's how I build up my points. So in that way, yeah, I guess I understand a bit that part too.