Hi guys! I guess some introductions are in order. I'm Lydia and you may (or may not) know me from my YouTube channel Squid Gaming. I'm here to take on the Mario Kart 8 challenge set by those lovely folks at Nintendo Life.
Whilst dancing to the Pokemon theme tune at EGX London (I know, what was I thinking?), I bumped into the Nintendo Life crew who were holding their awesome Mario Kart 8 tournament. After telling them about my love for all things Mario they challenged me to get in shape in order to compete in next year's contest. How could I possibly resist?
To get in tip-top condition for next year I'm going to take on every Grand Prix on 150cc to see if my skills hold up. Should be a piece of cake, right? Right!?
First up — it's time for the Mushroom Cup! Future videos will see me tackle the remaining seven cups and who knows, I might even tackle the upcoming DLC courses, too!
Watch the video and let me know your tips on how I can improve before I tackle the next cup. What am I doing wrong and what could I be doing better?
If you liked this video please remember to subscribe to Nintendo Life on YouTube and while you're at it punch the subscribe button on Squid Gaming, too!
Ok, you got yourself a new fan.
She looks like Karen Gillan.
Come along, Pond!
I've been subbed to your channel for a while now (those vids of you playing Condemned were hilarious), so I thought i clicked on my YouTube bookmark when i saw your pic on the NL main page.
Cool to see you here!
She is on the attractive side. Tip: Keep a shell always armed, so as to guarantee a buffer, & less importantly, have a shell to fire backwards at the other racers in other positions behind you.
We all know what Nintendolife is doing xD
@SquidGaming Mate, the youtube link in your profile...
Edit, I should probably be tagging the chaps behind this schtick as well @Damo @ThomasBW84 ya done blundered son
10/10 for effort! Sounds like she uses the stick for steering... D-Pad all the way for me, just like on SNES Mario Kart ><
Children behave yourselves!
Cant say no to a pretty face eh guys? Lol
OK, subscription is in order. I like her voice is so cute. (Texan here)
Ah well. It was nice whilst it lasted.
Let's keep the comments constructive and family friendly folks
But is she a tattooed lady?
I had trouble getting 3 stars on the 150cc Lightning and 150cc Special Cup. If this chick can do that, I'll have muchos respecto
EDIT: Here's the only tip I could think of that I didn't see used. I'm pretty sure you can dodge a blue shell with a mushroom. I've seen it done before on a YouTube video. If you count the normal mushroom, the triple mushroom, the golden mushroom and the horn, that's 4 items you can use to avoid the blue shell...
That is part of what irritates me with Mario Kart at 150 cc. No matter how well you do, the AI seems to magically nail you at the worse possible time.
@Darknyht: I honestly couldn't tell if she drove into Waluigi, or if she just came very close to behind him, & the ai decided to shoot the red shell back at her, like the tip I mentioned in one of my above comments.
@Capt_N LOL NICE ONE
Wonder if anyone left out that she has to be in the top 12 in the country by this time next year to join in? Great video though
Was expecting another female youtuber with more boobs on screen than gaming, but I was surprised. Really nice commentary, instead of going "Look at me, Im female gamer" its "Look at me, I make high quality videos with good commentary"
@ErnisDy Who are you watching on youtube? there are literally thousands of female gaming youtube channels which are literally nothing but gaming and playing games and discussing games and showing games and not body parts...
@MetaCrisisIrvin When you say it, actually I dont know any female lets players on youtube. My experience comes from twitch. Examples: http://www.twitch.tv/tarababcock
@ICHIkatakuri Don't forget we do YouTuber tournaments at EGX too
Here's a tip. You had a red shell at the same time that waluigi got his, and instead of holding back a little bit, you rammed right into his red shell. What you should do is give him a little bit of space so he can use his red shell on the Koopa Troopa and then you use yours on him, overtaking both of them
@WaLzgi That's cool, fix it right under my nose. This is becoming a habit WaLzgi
@PvtOttobot hey man, just saw your comment. We noticed that incorrect link and fixed it this morning. That's our bad, we linked to the wrong squid when setting up Lydia's profile! As you were @WaLzgi
Not to burst her bubble, but for me playing Mario Kart 8 again (of course until DLC comes out) That ship has sailed.
A great way for gamers to make sure they look pathetic online is to see a girl, ignore anything she says or does, and immediately comment on her looks or how much they'd love to have sex with her, regardless of their obvious ineptness in basic human empathy.
@AK-1138 haha! I got the reference!
@yoko19191 @Quorthon Indeed!
First time some of you have seen a human of the female variety?
You did a fine job on that first cup. I can only reiterate what's already been said in that utilizing protection items is key. My only other advice would be to consider using a heavier character for the later cups when the tracks become a little more complex. It helps to have that extra weight to throw around (and not be light enough to get thrown off the track!). Of course, the extra speed doesn't hurt either.
@Capt_N It's not being hit with something, as that is part of the game. It is the piling on that it sometimes likes to do to you, especially if you have managed first place in the first three races. It's like the game wants to ensure that the final standings are going to be super close.
@Quorthon Try to keep in mind that a segment of male gamer population is at an age where their mental maturity has yet to catch up to their physical maturity. Unfortunately there is also a segment of the male population that this event will never occur, gamer or not.
Cool! There definitely needs more female representation on Nintendolife.
Quite a few boys here that are have difficulties controlling the blood flow to their nether regions. Get a grip guys! Or rather don't!
I don't really need to keep that in mind as much as they need to keep in mind that their behavior reflects upon themselves, their communities, and it affects others. If someone is too young to demonstrate maturity online or towards other people, said individual shouldn't be online in the first place as they're simply too young. Those people deserve to be called out for their crass behavior, and just accepting that they exist is not acceptable.
Frankly, I don't expect or allow that kind of crude commentary from my 11-year-old son, and I certainly don't expect it of anyone "mature" enough to be using a computer. I understand these kinds of people exist, but that doesn't mean I'm going to sit by and not point out the failure of their behavior.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men and women do nothing."
I respect women and love gaming too much to let sexism continue to drag it all through the mud. Please forgive the rant.
Oh my lord the comments. Are men really that weak?
@Quorthon It bothers me too, but it is on the moderators to deal with it. Ultimately you cannot legislate or shame people into morality, all you do end up doing is chasing it into the darkness.
You can educate them, but there has to be a relationship or mutual respect first or else they will tune you out. Directly attacking them with put them on the defensive and/or escalate the problem so that ultimately nothing will change.
@JaxonH You sure about that friend. I just tried to recreate that blowing past the blue shell with a mushroom deal..twice. I failed miserably....twice! LOL I'm also having difficulty getting 3 gold stars on the lightning cup as well. I swear the computer cheats. As soon as I'm in the lead for at least 2 laps, I get hit with everything under the Sun. I get so mad that I would have to turn off the game and try to calm down.
@SquidGaming You did a fantastic job. You play just like I do. I wish I could add something constructive to enhance your game play. Unfortunately I can't. However, you've inspired me to play the game again and try getting all 3 gold stars on 150. The Lightning and Star cups are the only ones I don't have all 3 gold stars on.
@Rafie no, I'm not lol. But I DID see it done in a video. Maybe you just have to have really good timing? Idk. It's definitely possible to do, I know that. Actually you should look it up on YouTube and see how it's done.
@lamco No, the thread was pruned and only these comments were left ^_^
No, you cannot legislate people into morality, and occasionally it can be shamed, but it is not the preferred method. I merely pointed out that such behavior is pathetic and that it makes gamers (and males in general) look bad. One can try to be respectful--and indeed, I rather enjoy the concept of "respect the person, not the idea" as ideas do not have rights and must carry themselves. Granted, when standing up or demonstrating against sexism, that individual is already on the high ground. If only real people were as easily corrected as it was to slash off Vader's legs, so to speak.
On a personal note, I don't like when there is a notion that overt authority figures are necessary to clean up the rabble. This creates an air of personal irresponsibility where people don't govern themselves or their own behavior, and just wait for someone else to correct them. I think it's far more important for any community to make it clear what they will and will not tolerate or accept within said community. Hopefully, the respectful individuals see enough value to maintain their presence in the community to inspire others, whoever they may be.
Essentially, I think the more we rely on the moderators or rule-makers to do policing, the less capable those within a community become of policing themselves and improving their personal views, attitudes, and the like. The more responsibility people have, the better they learn to use it.
That's my personal viewpoint. I did not attack anyone personally, but I find the multitude of brain-dead misogyny-laced comments pathetic and disgusting as it creates an unfair and uninviting atmosphere for, in this case, women, in this medium. I would not want anyone merely commenting on my appearance rather than the ideas I express, nor would I want to see that kind of shallow disregard levied against, say, my girlfriend.
I am happy to see that I'm not the only one annoyed by this behavior.
Also, while hilarious, I think this short video brilliantly shows some of the problems with things like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UohmGU-Gng
There's also this, which is unbelievably depressing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOFjPET1PEU
I'm surprised by how good she is at Mario Kart 8. Most of the people I see doing 'Let's Plays' are completely inept at playing the actual game, lol.
@Rafie Easiest way I found is to just make sure you are not first at the end of the first lap. Then just play steady on the second lap. Then do your best on the last. (Always works its just boring). N64 Rainbow Road can be just done normally.
I usually don't watch Youtube gamers, but a great guy I knew named Andy showed me Lydia's video years ago when she started her channel. I hope she becomes a regular contributor here because she's very competent!!
Aw, shucks... this really takes the sting out of things when you win a match and want to use the "you play like a girl" comment...
@Quorthon: solid comments, thumbs up.
@Darknyht #43 A VERY thoughtful comment too. (tips hat)
@yoko19191 I think that more than half of your target audience isn't mature enough to even know what misogyny means, so maybe you should address them in simpler terms...
@Omarpixel9: Thanks, I said that particular tip, b/c that happens to me often in the game. That is why I suggested she keep a shell always armed, caused I learned to.
@Darknyht: The piling on is obnoxious. I get hit by, say a shell, then by another item; sometimes, though rarely, 3 in a row. Though, to be full circle on the issue, I recently once told one of my racing buddies via Miiverse, that I don't feel too bad getting beaten by other players in MK7/8, b/c I feel it's more skill-driven like the original game(SMK), than MKW, & when I lose, it's usually b/c the other players are more skilled racers in general, at a particular track, &/or know how/where on any given track to best use certain items to their advantage.
@SethNintendo: No, I can take only so much of it. I like to play, too. Lemme put it this way - I prefer to play, than to watch, but I don't mind watching other players, just not for too long. Man/boy, or woman/girl, as long as their skill, &/or commentary is high quality, & something relative, & constructive dialogue to/about the game. Edit: Btw, cool icon.
Why the hell is this a features article? Who the hell is Lydia? Jesus, NF, going down and down are we?
And the Internet goes crazy 'Girl playing video games! OMG she is so hhhhooooottttt! '.
Aside from game devs on Nintendo Life, EVERYONE on this site is a nobody.
Who are you to complain about her level of fame?
I'm personally a little tired of all these basement devs in videos, looking like they have never groomed and rarely shower.
Professionalism goes a long ways.
She's easy on the eyes and a nice change from the usual t-shirt clad, Mountain Dew soaked, Dorito speckled man child.
#FreeRyo i was banned from miiverse with over 2000 followers all because i was doing a art academy drawing of Cia! unreal go to my post and #FreeRyo help me lift this ban so i can get back on miiverse!
My NNID Ryo_Hazuki-san
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