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@alyt9870: Yup. The only reason I even know about this game is because DannyB is involved.

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@mr_creeper: Masocore is the term you're looking for.

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Nevermind.

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@dagbiker: Zelda 2 is good, just not in the same way as the original.

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TFOL... I dunno man. I played it a while back and I just don't understand the appeal. I have no issue with its length, or the way it looks, or even the fact that there's no actual "game" in there. I just feel like the story it tells isn't interesting enough. it's an interesting concept, but it lacks an "OH SHIIT" moment that could have made it great.

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@deanofpsu: I dunno man, I really enjoyed Nathan Vella last week. That man is one of my indie development heroes. Rami Ismail was great too, he and JW (also of Vlambeer) are two of the coolest indie devs, along with Team Meat and Phil Fish. Basically I like it when they have developers on, being an aspiring dev myself.

What I don't like is the few times when they just have other game journalists on, i.e Jenn Frank and Jim Sterling. I can hear their opinions anytime I want, they share them all the time... cos, like, they're journalists. I think the slots on the show would be better served by giving time to Developers. I'd like to see a few AAA devs on too. Bombin' in the AM with Cliff Blezinski could be cool.

I haven't watched this one yet, but EVE is something I love to hear about, so imagine I'll enjoy it. (Y)

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@shortbreadtom: but Nintendo are a Japanese company and, with gay marriage being not only illegal in Japan but also regarded as taboo by a large portion of the population, it would indeed have been a social statement. Now I'm not saying I'm cool with that, it's fucked up, but how could one be suprised that this issue was treated the way it was with that in mind?

I think that this whole thing has been covered in a very western-centric way. It could have been used to highlight the fucked up ideals of Japan as a whole. Instead it was used to bash on Nintendo. What happened with Tomodachi Life is a symptom of a much bigger issue.

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A company from a culture which has a completely different set of opinions on homosexuality made a game which didn't include homosexuality? I am SHOCKED.

For real, the Japanese outlook on homosexuality is fucked up imo, but how can you expect a company the size of Nintendo to buck that social stigma, especially in a game that was probably never meant to come out anywhere but Japan? Thats an issue with Japan as a whole though, not just Nintendo.

As for the people who were just upset with Nintendo referring to homosexuality as a "political statement", in their own country it could have been seen as exactly that.

I'm all for gay relationships in Tomodachi Life, and any other game in fact, but it seems like the people getting upset aren't really considering the cultural differences here. Sure, they could have added it in localisation, but this is probably a massive gamble as is.

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Jessie Caravella credited as Jessie Glass, which is her maiden name I guess, didn't work on Dark Water, she worked on Dark Harbour. Now you know. And that's my creepy stalker shit done for the day.