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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Testes vs Ovary Battle of the controller

2 weeks ago I was accused of bad behavior and reported to a bunch of people . So to show my good side
I'm doing this hot topic . From Ms. Pac Man days women in gaming have gone from being the damsel in distress to main roles . But has things really changed for the players . I asked gamers from all over Ireland the same series of questions and  mostly it was positive . Before I say the results and I want to talk about my thoughts first . My image of women in gaming is pretty a tame not too fanatical at all . If a girl told me she plays video games whether minecraft or street fighter as a example I'd say I can kick your ass . Then she would destroy me completely . I love it when girls are better at me at stuff whether games, knowledge about topics I know or martial arts to kick my ass in real life (actually that's a turn on for me ). Girls can drink as much as men fight love and work just as much as men can do . Economically it is a proven fact that women are overtaking the men in the work place in recent years. Now females in games. I never thought about I think about moves and roles if a gay character is strong I'll pick him or her same goes with women . Sure sexy costumes on a girl is fun for like 5 minutes then its all about story and bad ass moves or weapons. So I asked some cool people what they think. And here are the results
Declan from the @rcade said this about the roles of women on games "I think the gaming industry is making fantastic progress in the depiction of not only female characters but minorities like the LGBT community. You are always going to have people who will disagree or saying something controversial for the sake of controversy but the main thing is to keep moving forward and to realist that being a guy or girl, straight or gay, black or white doesn't matter when it comes to gaming!.
Sharon of the Akumakon convention and fellow Social media consultant says on unrealistic images of women on gaming are Putting female characters in sexy outfits does happen rather excessively  but if you merely judge the character on their costume - is that not the same as judging a book by it's cover? Harley Quinn was an important part to the Arkham City, sexy clothes or not.
 I haven't played Lollipop Chainsaw but I got the impression it's a very self-aware take on what's expected of a ditzy female character type, so i don't have a problem with it.
I think female being represented in these unrealistic body types do affect peoples expectation - but people are growing more aware to the fact that these ARE unrealistic and therefore don't expect to see them on real women.
So after learning people's views I still feel no different I play the game and put it down really no different I also don't get hard ons from gaming unless the skimpy clothed girl isn't going around without chainsaws beating zombies with limbs of other zombies .
So people learn get on with other it isn't about being feminist or man its its about being a decent person so grab a game pad and a girl and enjoy u two.
So as my mate damo said who cares about the dress can she shoot fireballs and chop off a guys head with piano wire.

Special thanks to Sharon Nolan Declan Doody Fergal Keenan Tariq Christopher and Jason Condren

Friday, September 14, 2012

Tekkonkinkreet- concrete violence and odd animation

Tekkonkinkreet is a film based on the manga by Taiyō Matsumoto is a story based around two orphans living on the streets in a old run down district in the fictional city of Takaramachi (Treasure Town). It shows how the two children survive as they create a 2 person gang that rules over the old area and how they handle other gangs in the area and how they confront the yakuza and even worse enemies trying to take over and change the city. As for animated film the story is very little to tell without spoiling it . The children back stories are not really explained Kuro(black) the eldest is the aggressive force. Before the story takes place he was violent and aggressive and out for blood  . He didn't care who he attacked or killed . Shiro(white) a naive simple child almost autistic in nature is the opposite barely aware of the events that happen to him around him . The real story and character revolves around the secondary villain yakuza Suzuki (Rat) a old style mobster who actually shows back story and  development as he explains who his kind are being forced out for a newer kind of villain which I 
 wont spoil for the audience . The movie title is actually a kid's pronuoncation of Tekkin Konkurito (Steel enforced concrete) The music and visual imagery used in the film can be odd at first glance but following the work of studio 4 degrees which has made such brilliant work such as Karenbo . It is film with action passion and amazing metaphors. 4/4 Cats