52,941JaxonHSun 18th Oct 2020 Great. Another 1/7 scale figure I feel compelled to buy. Thought KOS-MOS from Xenoblade 2 would be the last one. And then Melia from Xenoblade Chronicles was announced. And now Lynn from Fire Emblem GBA. Beaucine wrote: StuTwo wrote: Thirdly Nintendo is in some ways a reminder that video games are an inherently childish pursuit which some of the games press don't want. They want to feel like they're playing "serious games" that have important things to say about the world and not - you know - being 30 or 40 something man-children who should probably have got "real jobs". This is interesting, probably true, and a bit sad. I think this perception is why videogames are both a cultural and commercial juggernaut that rakes in billions of dollars worldwide — and, also, a niche phenomenon. This is changing thanks to casual and mobile gamers, but it still largely rings true. Of course, the whole "videogames are for children" argument breaks into pieces if you look at it for about two seconds. Go to your local park and you'll see senior citizens playing chess. Go to a library and you'll see senior citizens reading books. Videogames are both games and narratives. There's nothing about them that requires they be only for children. But cultural stereotypes die hard and the long road to legitimacy will be winding indeed. It’s unfortunate, but this push to legitimize gaming by only embracing the side of it that can be characterized as “thought provoking” and “serious”, is a direct result of those very people failing to accept gaming themselves. They’re ashamed of what gaming really is, so instead of working to erode the social stigma against it, they’d rather see all of gaming transformed into something they feel others will more readily accept. Instead of presenting gaming for what it is and working to change others’ perceptions about it, their insecurities lead them to work toward changing gaming itself. I never try to masquerade my hobby as more than it is, and I never cower from telling people my hobby is gaming. I normalize it by not being ashamed. Edited on Sun 18th October, 2020 @ 00:28 by JaxonH PLAYING NS: Pikmin 3, Ori Will of the Wisps, FE Three Houses PC: Persona 4, Monster Hunter World EXCITED FOR NS: Monster Hunter Rise, Monster Hunter Stories 2, SMT5 PC: Cyberpunk 2077 Jesus is Lord.