Comments for Nintendojo http://www.nintendojo.com nintendo news, analysis & musings since 1996 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 03:40:27 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.1.2 Comment on Op-Ed: A Different Take on the Women-in-Gaming Controversy by Robert Marrujo http://www.nintendojo.com/features/editorials/op-ed-a-different-take-on-the-women-in-gaming-controversy#comment-23557 Robert Marrujo Sat, 01 Nov 2014 03:40:27 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=132762#comment-23557 Speaking without ANY BIAS AT ALL (lol), I think it's important for women gamers like Angela to voice their opinions on issues like this. Her thoughts mirror my own, but as a man, I feel like there is only so much I can say with any kind of credibility simply because, well, I'm not a woman. I feel like the arguments and points that come from the female gaming community aren't always that balanced or entirely representative, so it's refreshing to read things like this. Speaking without ANY BIAS AT ALL (lol), I think it’s important for women gamers like Angela to voice their opinions on issues like this. Her thoughts mirror my own, but as a man, I feel like there is only so much I can say with any kind of credibility simply because, well, I’m not a woman. I feel like the arguments and points that come from the female gaming community aren’t always that balanced or entirely representative, so it’s refreshing to read things like this.

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Comment on de Blob Might Be Getting Another Sequel by Robert Marrujo http://www.nintendojo.com/news/de-blob-might-be-getting-another-sequel#comment-23556 Robert Marrujo Sat, 01 Nov 2014 03:36:51 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=132793#comment-23556 Oh, that is just too good to hear. I'm a big fan of the series (even the handheld de Blobs is fun), and never thought we'd even get a hint at a sequel. They should get something going for Wii U, it would be great. Oh, that is just too good to hear. I’m a big fan of the series (even the handheld de Blobs is fun), and never thought we’d even get a hint at a sequel. They should get something going for Wii U, it would be great.

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Comment on Op-Ed: A Different Take on the Women-in-Gaming Controversy by penduin http://www.nintendojo.com/features/editorials/op-ed-a-different-take-on-the-women-in-gaming-controversy#comment-23552 penduin Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:06:06 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=132762#comment-23552 Very nice article. Society and the art which mirrors and shapes it are slow to mature. We're seeing more people truly understand equality across gender, race, orientation etc, but it can feel like a slow process. I wasn't put off by Other M's Samus; I think it's OK for a strong person to go through times of vulnerability and uncertainty. Having those thoughts and still fighting is actually pretty badass, isn't it? I would argue that MGS4's Solid Snake went through something very similar. I've just had a fun thought: I'm not big on first-person shooters, but most of my favorites star women. Perfect Dark, Metroid Prime, Portal, ZombiU half of the time... :^) Very nice article. Society and the art which mirrors and shapes it are slow to mature. We’re seeing more people truly understand equality across gender, race, orientation etc, but it can feel like a slow process.

I wasn’t put off by Other M’s Samus; I think it’s OK for a strong person to go through times of vulnerability and uncertainty. Having those thoughts and still fighting is actually pretty badass, isn’t it? I would argue that MGS4′s Solid Snake went through something very similar.

I’ve just had a fun thought: I’m not big on first-person shooters, but most of my favorites star women. Perfect Dark, Metroid Prime, Portal, ZombiU half of the time… :^)

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Comment on Wii U and 3DS to be Able to Pre-Download Games by penduin http://www.nintendojo.com/news/wii-u-and-3ds-to-be-able-to-pre-download-games#comment-23550 penduin Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:53:44 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=132726#comment-23550 It sounds to me like the cards are just an option. You and I know to just go to the eShop to pre-buy and pre-load games, but somebody giving a gift or browsing in a physical store might appreciate the option to pick up a card. I bet most games starting with Smash will be available to buy (a handful already are) and download (that's the new bit) prior to release. Since it involves setting up some extra infrastructure, I doubt every single third-party and indie game will bother having pre-download availability, but for the big stuff it's easy to see the appeal. It sounds to me like the cards are just an option. You and I know to just go to the eShop to pre-buy and pre-load games, but somebody giving a gift or browsing in a physical store might appreciate the option to pick up a card.

I bet most games starting with Smash will be available to buy (a handful already are) and download (that’s the new bit) prior to release. Since it involves setting up some extra infrastructure, I doubt every single third-party and indie game will bother having pre-download availability, but for the big stuff it’s easy to see the appeal.

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Comment on Wii U and 3DS to be Able to Pre-Download Games by xeacons http://www.nintendojo.com/news/wii-u-and-3ds-to-be-able-to-pre-download-games#comment-23538 xeacons Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:41:10 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=132726#comment-23538 What's with the cards? The whole point of downloading is to avoid having to go to the store. Why can't we just predownload online like the MK8 DLC? Also, having cards for each game makes it sound like only certain games (retail for instance) will be available. What’s with the cards? The whole point of downloading is to avoid having to go to the store. Why can’t we just predownload online like the MK8 DLC? Also, having cards for each game makes it sound like only certain games (retail for instance) will be available.

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Comment on Op-Ed: A Different Take on the Women-in-Gaming Controversy by xeacons http://www.nintendojo.com/features/editorials/op-ed-a-different-take-on-the-women-in-gaming-controversy#comment-23537 xeacons Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:37:32 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=132762#comment-23537 I could not agree more! When you look at the objectification of women in other media and sports, you don't hear a peep. Cheerleaders for instance, are nothing but eye candy, and the same people that dress their daughters up in skimpy outfits are the same ones' crying that games should by "child appropriate." Or some people who like complaining about everything. I could not agree more! When you look at the objectification of women in other media and sports, you don’t hear a peep. Cheerleaders for instance, are nothing but eye candy, and the same people that dress their daughters up in skimpy outfits are the same ones’ crying that games should by “child appropriate.” Or some people who like complaining about everything.

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Comment on Poll: Halloween Gaming by haruhi4 http://www.nintendojo.com/polls/poll-halloween-gaming#comment-23451 haruhi4 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:11:35 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=132668#comment-23451 i am watching monster high freaky fusion again on this halloween or maybe watching some of the webisodes. I love this series, just hoped it would have a better game to play like a mmorpg. It's not a game, but i think i will do this on halloween XD i am watching monster high freaky fusion again on this halloween or maybe watching some of the webisodes. I love this series, just hoped it would have a better game to play like a mmorpg. It’s not a game, but i think i will do this on halloween XD

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Comment on Nintendo Unveils Excitebike-Inspired Course for Mario Kart 8 by Robert Palacios http://www.nintendojo.com/news/nintendo-unveils-excitebike-inspired-course-for-mario-kart-8#comment-23428 Robert Palacios Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:02:07 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=132647#comment-23428 That music is my jam... I am a huge Excitebike fan so yeah, there's that! That music is my jam… I am a huge Excitebike fan so yeah, there’s that!

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Comment on Nintendo Unveils Excitebike-Inspired Course for Mario Kart 8 by Marc Deschamps http://www.nintendojo.com/news/nintendo-unveils-excitebike-inspired-course-for-mario-kart-8#comment-23425 Marc Deschamps Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:34:05 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=132647#comment-23425 This is probably the most excited I've ever been for DLC. This is probably the most excited I’ve ever been for DLC.

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Comment on Nintendo Unveils Excitebike-Inspired Course for Mario Kart 8 by penduin http://www.nintendojo.com/news/nintendo-unveils-excitebike-inspired-course-for-mario-kart-8#comment-23423 penduin Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:02:59 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=132647#comment-23423 It's grown on me after a few views/listens, but I'll agree that it's pale next to MK8's insanely good music. It's like how Pac-man's few snippets of music were reinterpreted for his Smash Bros stage. Not bad, pretty clever actually, but there's just not much source material to play with. As for the course, I'm eager to try randomly-generated bits in a Mario Kart race! I think that's what will keep this track from feeling like a flatter Wario Stadium. It’s grown on me after a few views/listens, but I’ll agree that it’s pale next to MK8′s insanely good music.

It’s like how Pac-man’s few snippets of music were reinterpreted for his Smash Bros stage. Not bad, pretty clever actually, but there’s just not much source material to play with.

As for the course, I’m eager to try randomly-generated bits in a Mario Kart race! I think that’s what will keep this track from feeling like a flatter Wario Stadium.

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