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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Nintendo Made Bayonetta More Vulgar?

Bayonetta was a mediocre game when I first played it on the X-Box 360 and the re-release that came with the sequel on the Nintendo Wii doesn't change that. What Nintendo did manage to do with the game however is actually made the game even more vulgar, something that I never thought possible since the original release was already mega blasphemous and extremely sexual to begin with, thanks to the "Princess" outfits based on Nintendo's own Princess Peach and Princess Daisy. The Wii U version also features a Samus outfit as well as a Link outfit and both of these were spared the over-sexualized transformation so I wonder if Nintendo actually blessed the treatments Platinum Games gave to the Princess outfits since those people at Nintendo are normally very careful about protecting their family-friendly brands. Sure, these Bayonetta games are for mature audiences only and I don't think Nintendo should ever worry about releasing a never-ending amount of "M" rated games but to actually use images that you normally associate with their family-friendly characters the Bayonetta way is just quite disturbing. Of course, everything was done in the spirit of fun but still, it's crazy that Platinum Games can get away with these select outfits. I think I rather see Bayonetta cosplay as these princesses more appropriately since she got enough sexy outfits to begin with anyway.

Princess Peach, I mean, Bayonetta had a little too much to drink...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Million Dollar Man Tears

I know I've got problems and I know how deep they are buried within my psyche but I didn't know that they could impact me this way. I was decompressing with a session of Audiosurf 2 Early Access on the Personal Computer this morning and while singing along to Lana Del Rey's Million Dollar Man, it really hit me hard. My voice started breaking not even halfway through and I was crying like a baby at the end of the song. I broadcast whenever I play any of my non-handheld games so I feel lucky that no one was watching my stream at that moment in time. I thought that I had things under control but apparently, that is not the case. I know that I have been using the Audiosurf games as a way to find catharsis and perhaps I finally found that today. I do know that I was in a weaker state of mind these past couple of days but I feel somewhat better after my breakdown. We all have to let it out sometimes I suppose...

It has always been easy to find emotional climax in the game but never to this extent.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Games Played 10/20/2014 - 10/26/2014

- 10/20/2014 -
Audiosurf 2 Early Access - PC

- 10/21/2014 -
Audiosurf 2 Early Access - PC
League of Legends - PC

- 10/22/2014 -
Audiosurf 2 Early Access - PC
Final Fantasy XIII - PC
League of Legends - PC
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - PC

- 10/23/2014 -
Audiosurf 2 Early Access - PC
League of Legends - PC
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - PC
Pix the Cat - PlayStation 4
Samurai Warriors 4 - PlayStation 4

- 10/24/2014 -
League of Legends - PC
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - PC
Samurai Warriors 4 - PlayStation 4

- 10/25/2014 -
Audiosurf 2 Early Access - PC
Final Fantasy XIII - PC
Knightmare Tower - PC
League of Legends - PC
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - PC
Revolver360 RE:ACTOR - PC
Samurai Warriors 4 - PlayStation 4

- 10/26/2014 -
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel - PC
Borderlands 2 - PC
Final Fantasy XIII - PC
League of Legends - PC
Samurai Warriors 4 - PlayStation 4


Screenshot of the Week:

I'd run into an Uruk horde just for the sake of Photo Mode.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Personal Computer)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Lucky with Borderlands

For the second time in a row, I seem to have been pretty lucky when it comes to getting Borderlands games for free. I was looking through a list of channels that were broadcasting The Walking Dead: Season 1 and 2 on twitch.tv - I love watching people play the game, especially their reactions to the choices found in the game - when I saw that one of them, a new channel called Brantman19, was doing a giveaway for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Sure, there are plenty of channels out there offering free games and I participated in some of the giveaways but when it comes to these things, I don't have my hopes up. It was strange however that there were not a lot of people watching the channel even though the giveaway was to commence at the end of the broadcast session. There have always been a good number of people watching The Walking Dead streams but apparently they all flocked to a more popular channel. The two guys hosting the stream were engaging and fun so I stayed until the show ended even though I didn't have to for the sake of the giveaway. Since there were only two people watching and we stuck around for a while, the hosts decided to give both of us a code for the game. I was really shocked. I really didn't expect that whatsoever since the game is pretty brand new thus it was a very generous offering. I had planned to get the new Borderlands when they release the ultimate edition with all the downloadable contents but now, the game is sitting in my Steam Library. Thanks Brantley and Jason from Brantman19!

Kenny is a dick, these guys however, are cool.

Are Most Nintendo Enthusiasts This Nutty?

I visited the Club Nintendo website today and saw a curious promotion announcement for the new Super Smash Bros., a game that is now available for the Nintendo 3DS and will be released next month for the Wii U. I have been waiting for the Wii U release of course because the game looks exceptionally better on the console than the handheld. I was excited at the opportunity to receive the soundtrack for the game but then I realized that you can only claim the soundtrack if you buy both versions of the game:

Yes, because this is a good enough reason to get the same game twice.

I suppose I already know the answer to the question I posed here. There are a lot of crazy gamers out there who would fulfill Nintendo's psychotic requirement and buy the same game twice. I have known people who would buy all of the versions of a game across multiple consoles on the very same day even just to "support the developer". Buying one is supporting the developer. Buying the same game multiple times may indicate some kind of brain damage. Sorry Nintendo, but this is just asking for way too much from a sane person.