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December 20
2013

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

Well, winter is in full effect, and there are snowmen (and women and boys) everywhere! Well, not everywhere, but you know what I mean. I’m trying!

I also feel like I’m finally ready for Toy Day, which is good because it’s next week! Not sure about my mom, though, who sent me a perfect orange with a letter that read: “I keep thinking I really need to get out there and do my holiday shopping. But at the same time, staying under my blanket feels really good. I’ll do it eventually. – Mom” So I think Dad might be out of luck this year!

Make the jump for all the excitement of this week in Geneva!

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December 18
2013

Nintendo Direct Brings Some Surprises

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This morning Nintendo released their latest Nintendo Direct video, this time focusing on upcoming 3DS and Wii U releases for 2014.

The video begins with quite the unexpected surprise, the tentatively titled Hyrule Warriors. This collaboration with Tecmo Koei brings together the hack and slash fun of Dynasty Warriors with the world of Zelda. Link slashes his way through hordes of enemies, and one can only hope that the likes of Zelda, Ganon, and perhaps even Tingle will get their playable day in the sun. After all Dynasty Warriors are known for their expansive casts.

Satoru Iwata is sure to point out that this is not a new entry in the main Zelda franchise, meaning the long awaited Wii U Zelda title is still awaiting a proper reveal.

The video’s surprises don’t end there, though.


With a new Chibi-Robo coming to the Nintendo 3DS e-shop, Nintendo-crossover DLC levels (for free!) in Sonic Lost World, Cranky Kong coming to Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and one more Luigi-themed title to end the Year of Luigi (Dr. Luigi), all on top of new and already announced titles, Nintendo has plenty to make this Nintendo Direct one worth trending.

But then they go and drop one final surprise: The first new playable character to come to join the cast of Super Smash Bros. in 2014.

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December 18
2013

The Dead Walk Again This Week!

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Now we see if Telltale Games will fall into a sophomore slump… That’s right, The Walking Dead: Season Two has begun! Episode One: All That Remains is releasing this week on all the various platforms.

The first episode of season two is available now for $4.99 (as will be the subsequent episodes unless you opt for the season pass discount) on Steam (worldwide), the PlayStation Network for PlayStation 3 (US only) and Xbox LIVE for the Xbox 360 (worldwide). It will also be released worldwide for iOS at some point this week, and is “coming soon” to the PS3 in Europe. (Sorry!)

Obviously at this point, a release schedule for the following four episodes of Season Two aren’t known, but I feel like the wait between episodes of Season One wasn’t too bad! I’m just bracing myself for something absolutely horrible to happen to Clementine… I worry she won’t make it through this season!

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December 17
2013

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #151

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Sorry about the slight delay in posting this episode, but the holidays have taken over my life and time has gotten away from me. This also means that the only gaming I’ve got time to do is portable gaming. But I still have thoughts on that! So make the jump and listen to me rant about Miiverse on the 3DS, praise Animal Crossing: New Leaf‘s snowpeople and bitch about Pokemon!

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December 16
2013

PBS Asks: Would It Matter If Master Chief Were Gay?

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Over on PBS’ new Game Channel, a gaming-centric Youtube series ala their popular Idea Channel (which I highly recommend for plenty of thought provoking nerdity), host Jamin Warren asks, “Are games ready for gay main characters?”

While the video paints broad strokes on the queer side of gaming that we here at GayGamer spend every day exploring, it nonetheless poses some very interesting points of discussion. The most interesting being the issue of player-avatar relationships and how that affects player perception of gay game characters versus gay television characters. It’s that direct connection between player and avatar that is the cause of the white cisgendered heterosexual mid-30s scruffy bearded power fantasy archetypes becoming the industry standard.

And while Warren makes sure to give a shout out to the ever growing gayming community (with shots of gaymer.org, r/gayming, and our pals Matt and Kayce from GaymerX), he ends his presentation by asking if the gaming world could handle a gay main character. Well there are already lots of games not just starring gay characters but lesbian characters, trans characters, and queer identifying characters of all kinds.

It’s just a matter of where you’re looking.

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December 15
2013

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

I’m trying to prepare for Toy Day, but these people aren’t making it very easy for me!

On the plus side, it snowed some more, and it’s finally sticking! Everything look so much prettier now. Make the jump and see!

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December 12
2013

Wham! The Last SingStore Update Of The Year!

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Well, the final SingStore Update of 2013 is quite massive, although that’s because they’ve created eight new song packs, but those are songs that were already released, so I don’t see the point of bundling them up because if you wanted those songs you would’ve already bought them, right? Unless some of the songs in the pack are new, but looking at them, I don’t see anything that jumps out at me. I’m not posting the entire list here, but if you’re curious, you can click here to see the full rundown.

No, the important thing is what’s brand new to belt out in SingStar, and this update is pretty solid:

“What The Hell” by Avril Lavigne
“I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman” by Britney Spears
“Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” by Coldplay
“Last Thing On My Mind” by Steps
“Wake Up Boo!” by The Boo Radleys
“Last Christmas” by Wham!

I appreciate more Britney, but not that song. And it’s the perfect time to be singing the completely banal but catchy “Last Christmas.” (Made awesomer by the hilarious video where George Michael goes on a ski trip with a bunch of friends and pretends to flirt with a woman other than the one he arrived with!) But for my money, the best part of this update is another Steps song! They’re the modern ABBA, don’t you know!