You don’t have to travel too far on the Intraweb to find panty shots of Peach.
Some people have dedicated their lives to the hunt.
I doubt it could be any more emasculating than Shantae, DDR, or Pokemon.
Oh, and Para Para Paradise…
I forgot to add Windwaker. I think the haters just don’t like having to bail out Mario. I’ve noticed the same kind of negativity whenever Luigi’s the lead.
ooh he;s sarky! Jeremy’s getting sarky! But he’s always a sarcastic bastard. one-trick pony? Yes.
I have no idea what sarky means.
Gamespite is shaping up to be quite funny. I also like how even the “talking” head panels have care and detail to them.
I give it an 8.5.
The satisfied smirk is what makes it.
As someone who isn’t afraid of pastels, I think Princess Peach looks pretty fun.
Oh damn, that’s the entire Internet calling me a fag again.
Sarky is like Sharkey without the schwa. And anyone who knows Sharkey knows the schwa is what makes the man.
It would be very silly to assume this comic is written in my own voice to express my own opinions as my stand on the topic is, in fact, a matter of public record (http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3148349&did=1).
I also like how even the “talking” head panels have care and detail to them.
I noticed this too and I am kind of surprised that four panels were drawn where one, copy and pasted, would have worked just fine.
He must be from Texas. No one else can do gay-bashing with such style and panache.
I don’t think the game is “gay”, but I think the videogame world is lacking a real girl hero. Not a scantily clad girl like Lara Croft, or a super sweet bimbo like princess peach, but a real serious heroine like Alis Landale or Joan of Arc (imagine a videogame where you are a female general dressed in full armor killing the english). The only female hero in videogames I like is Samus Aran. Alias used to be cool, before she allowed herself to be fucked up the pooper by Luke Cage (no, guys, it’s not that it was an interratial sex scene, it’s the fact that they had to show it to everyone, when just a “hint” would have been enough, but Marvel is full of assholes, no pun intended) but she is a comic book character anyway.
Man, where did this “gay” talk come from? The comic doesn’t say anything along those lines. I want Igor to come off as a jerk, but not from homophobia/racism/etc.
Also, I really hate when comics copy-and-paste (unless it’s the point, i.e. Dinosaur Comics), so duplicate panels are out of the question.
Wow Parish, you confuse more people by writing other people’s viewpoints than my Philosophy professor (What do you mean, man is inherently evil? YESTERDAY you said they were inherently good!).
Anyway, your comic brings up important points. While playing Peach last night, I couldn’t help but think “This game is SO made for little girls.” And all these game journalist types harp on the fact we need more girl gamers, but games “for girls” totally suck, blah blah blah. Peach DOESN’T suck. Every element of the game is designed to appeal to young ladies, but it’s still a Nintendo platformer.
In other words, it’s exactly the game these journalists have been supporting the creation of for almost a decade now–but now that it’s here it sucks. But can you blame them? Playing it totally makes you gay and stuff.
I hope you keep this one going, Parish.
It’s gold, pure gold!
Spider Jerusalem grows his hair back and starts doing game journalism?
Great comic Parish.
But I don’t remember giving you permission to use my likeness rights lol
I think the reason the reviewers are reacting so badly to a game that is marketed to little girls after they’ve been crying for more girls in gaming for years is just that they don’t just want girl gamers, they want girl gamers playing their games. They want girls that will play Madden and Halo with them, not make them play Super Princess Peach.
Though in their defense, most all girl games for the past twenty/twenty-five years have sucked. I think Pac-Man/Miss Pac-Man were probably the first and the last good games made for girls (unless that ‘Best Games for Their Time’ thing was lying to me). Everything else may have been made for girls, but has been a pretty lousy game. Super Princess Peach may be rather stereotypically girly, but it’s definately a good game. And while I can’t see it appealing to the eight-year old me (not enough Godzilla), I can see how it might appeal to other girls of that age.
I was going to make this longer but it turned into a rant that is really better suited to my own webjournal place. Um…Gamespite is funny?
are non-fake reviewers reacting that badly, really?
the gamerankings numbers don’t seem to back that up so well.
and pardon the double post, but:
“hey don’t just want girl gamers, they want girl gamers playing their games. They want girls that will play Madden and Halo with them, not make them play Super Princess Peach.”
and that is the most correct statement ever made. i wish men weren’t such goddamn clueless idiots when it comes to understanding that girls don’t like violence.
the way i see it, for men, violence/competition is kind of like chocolate is for women. according to the CBS megacomedy Becker, chocolate releases the same chemicals in women that sex does. therefore, in my theory, violence/competition dances with the men’s sexuals.
in other words, make an immersive multiplayer chocolate eating game and girls will love it, all the while finally catching up in weight to hardcore male gamers.
thank you, sexism.
Violence /= Competition
That is all.
i’m sorry if you got the impression that i was saying they were the same thing.
i will send you a box of chocolates.
Competition can be violent, but it doesn’t have to be… It can also be intense and still not be violent.
Girls LOVE violence and sports and competition, if society doesn’t train them to be peaceful Barbie loving drones. They are just more cerebral when it comes to it. Peach sucks, period. I’d rather play Kirby if I want a cutesy attack. Sure, sure, girl gamers suck, blah, blah, blah. But please, stop training women to be male slaves who like babies and pink and ponies and teddy bears and to be fucked by their loving husband who wants to be taken care of like a GODDAMNED BABY! Samus rocks.
Violence… is like… chocolate…?
This thread is YOUR fault, Parish.
It’s pretty laissez-faire around here. I don’t mean to serve as an incubator for insanity.
“Girls LOVE violence and sports and competition, if society doesn’t train them to be peaceful Barbie loving drones.”
are you saying that lesbianism is learned?
“are you saying that lesbianism is learned?”
No, but he’s saying traditionally “girly” behaviors and attitudes are. Take an intro to sociology course you’ll hear all about it. Well that and “THE WHITE MAN IS THE DEVIL.”
For the record, my girlfriend is VERY girly(wears lots of pink, freaks out at getting new shoes and skirts) but she LOVES Resident Evil 4 and is pretty good at it to boot.
Yeah, “he” is saying. Nice shot there cowboy.
I know everyone depends on me to bring politics into this, so…
Why can’t girls just be HOWEVER THE HELL THEY WANT TO BE!? You know, like guys. Girly girls are JUST FINE. Butch girls are JUST FINE. Everywhere in between? JUST FINE.
Geez people, can’t we talk about games?
should i make a note next time i try to make a joke in order to carefully glide out of serious debate? let me know, kthx.
i mean, it’s obvious that attitudes are, to some extent, taught. but to say that no “girly” traits are prederelictions or at least planted and easily fertilized is just silly. if that was the case, gay men that raise kids would almost certainly have them turn out gay, which recent history has proved to not be the case.
moreover, in response to ATP’s original comment: if i wanted to date a macho man, i would. “girly” doesn’t always equal subservient barbie doll sex slave.
I’m 25, male… And i like Super Princess Peach. It’s fun to play and it makes me all giggly when i see Mario enemies i haven’t seen since World. That is all.
Perhaps, but what you seem to be saying is that the only “right” behaviours are male ones. Acting feminine is bad and turns you into a drone, so the only way to act is like a man. Isn’t that just as sexist? Let people act how they want. I female and I love violent action games, but that doesn’t mean I can’t also like Peach. It’s a good game, and maybe if you’d play it you’d realise that.
“It’s pretty laissez-faire around here. I don’t mean to serve as an incubator for insanity.” Yet you always do. Something about you and your site just attracts restless, contentious ne’er-do-wells (like me).
Also, mercatfat, what’s a predereliction? I can’t find that word in any dictionary…
Predereliction is a state of imminent abandonment.
it’s a japanese-style compound word of sorts, combining “derelict” and “predilection”.
it’s basically a more perjorative form of the latter.
No wonder I couldn’t find it in an English dictionary. Stupid English dictionaries – get with the times!
i most certainly reserve the right to make up words as i see fit.
it’s my favorite thing about scientology.
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