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268 weeks ago @ The Average Gamer - X-Blades: Now Featurin... · 0 replies · +1 points

JudgeFred, dude... there's a happy medium between porn hawt and real life ugly. It's quite wide, in fact. Reaaaaally wide - they're opposite ends of a very big spectrum. It would just be nice to see some hot female leads in games that hit the "wears clothes" section of it more often.

Or are you saying that clothes = ugly?

271 weeks ago @ The Average Gamer - X-Blades: Now Featurin... · 0 replies · +1 points

*sigh*

I couldn't be bothered to reply this post originally. Reading back on it now I should probably point out that I haven't deleted any of this person's posts. His reference to bishounen is right there on this page.

271 weeks ago @ The Average Gamer - X-Blades: Now Featurin... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi NGie,

Yes, I'm not keen on the whole mankini look either. The point I was referencing was that female protagonists have to be hyper-sexualised in order for men to accept them, while the men are typically set up as masculine ideals, with Arnie-style muscles or ordinary-guy-saves-the-day. Neither ideal acknowledges women as anything other than ancillary.

You are quite correct that your examples are very popular with women. OTOH, these are all from Japanese games, and all from one company. The vast majority of games barely acknowledge the female audience at all.

Check out The Beauty Myth and Character Design and
Debunking the Myth of Frivolity
for some longer essays on this.

271 weeks ago @ The Average Gamer - X-Blades: Now Featurin... · 0 replies · +1 points

They're all demeaning to women, honey. Most of the time I just can't be bothered to post about them.

282 weeks ago @ The Average Gamer - Ion Drum Rocker Review · 0 replies · +1 points

Well, that's part of the appeal. It's not a plastic drum set. It's metal with cushioned drum pads and pretty much a low-end real electronic drum kit with the added bonus that your non-musician friends can have fun with it too. Plus, no talent and very little practice required ;)

282 weeks ago @ The Average Gamer - Ion Drum Rocker Review · 2 replies · +1 points

Yeah, it ain't cheap. In the UK it's £230, so over three times the price of a normal set.

That being said, I bought my original rock band game second-hand, intending to use it with my guitar hero guitar, so I never had the original drum kit to being with. I used a friend's and the difference is huuuuuuuuge. I suppose it all comes down to how much you enjoy playing the drums :)

288 weeks ago @ The Average Gamer - Remove Your Credit Car... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Luke. I believe it's under the Account Summary section within the Xbox Live website. Can't tell you exactly where as I'm using pre-pay cards.

288 weeks ago @ The Average Gamer - Remove Your Credit Car... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks Wendy. Good to hear that some people are having success.

288 weeks ago @ The Average Gamer - Prince of Persia Revie... · 0 replies · +1 points

True, it's pretty repetitive and the Prince doesn't develop skills, so if you're not invested in the story there's not a lot of incentive to continue. That's why I enjoy the fluid movement so much. Iit lets me explore and get on with things without having to reload every 5 minutes like the Tomb Raider Underworld demo. Simplistic combat soon became more of a tedious chore than anything resembling fun.

The paths that the Prince can travel are pretty much platforms and cliffs. Depending on the order you played them in, you might not have reached the city levels - it's pretty clear that there used to be normal paths and buildings but they were destroyed by the big evil.

292 weeks ago @ The Average Gamer - Remove Your Credit Car... · 1 reply · +1 points

That might be it, Gabe. I did switch to using a 12 month prepaid subscription some time ago, so the subscription isn't tied to my card.