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Dad Hacks Donkey Kong so Daughter can Play As Pauline
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March 12, 2013, 03:13:29
 
It'd be interesting if Nintendo picked up on this and decided to give Pauline a chance to shine. -Zero



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Posted: 03/12/13, 03:13:29  - Edited by 
 on: 03/12/13, 18:34:13    
 
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I think that's awesome. Pauline should be in more games, actually. I loved her on the ol' Saturday Supercade.


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/13, 05:33:54  - Edited by 
 on: 03/12/13, 05:34:14
That's awesome!

This should go in that tropes vs woman thread... Poor Mario...having to be rescued again.


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/13, 05:35:18
hmmmm Pauline should at least be in Mario Kart. One thing people never seem to question is if shes from the real world before Mario went to the Mushroom Kingdom or if everything is all inclusive. I guess I like to think that Mario and DK made it to this alternate place and so did she. She'd gotta be retired by now haha


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/13, 05:40:39
My wife found that last night. Very cool for dad to do that for his daughter.


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/13, 15:04:17
At least he didn't need to alter the ending I guess!


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/13, 18:11:23
Really cool project, but ...

*sigh*.... just another in-game instance of women having to fight tooth and nail to show men they deserve love. yet, the man gets to sit on his butt like a king on his throne while the woman does all the work.

when will this industry learn?

/foodforthought


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/13, 18:36:30  - Edited by 
 on: 03/12/13, 18:37:02
And that's why it was a good idea of Sarkeesian to disable comments.


Very cute story. I wish I could play that version! And boy, do I miss being able to play as Peach in Mario...


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/13, 18:47:33
@Guillaume

Also would have been a good idea for her to construct research that generates meaningful outcomes instead of headlines. =\


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/13, 19:11:15
It did generate a meaningful outcome, it got people talking about something in gaming that no one in gaming was talking about. That's infinitely more important than her actual videos, to me.

But anyway, we have a huge thread about that, so if we want to talk about it, well... we know where to go.


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/13, 19:13:16  - Edited by 
 on: 03/12/13, 19:13:34
@Zero

Yea... arguments based on misinformation from a misdiagnosed problem... how meaningful.

I'll stop talking about it now.


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/13, 19:33:36
Pauline has her place in the Mario vs DK games.

This is cool though. Awesome dad.


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/13, 19:35:23
@NinSage They aren't misdiagnosed for most people. And they definitely hold real meaning. It's a bit condescending to suggest that people aren't capable of determining this on their own. But yes, other thread.


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/13, 19:39:16
NinSage said:
@Zero

I'll stop talking about it now.

Good.


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/13, 19:41:32
@Zero

What if we just keep saying our piece and ending it with "other thread"? =) Only kidding, bud.

That other thread, like most conversations generated by Anita's work, is a minefield though... I'm not going near it. =(

But, we can talk in private anytime someone wants to hear exactly why I've come to those conclusions.


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/13, 19:44:42


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/13, 21:58:13
@Xbob42
Because that wasn't done to make a little kid happy.


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/13, 22:18:37
@NinSage

We just need minesweepers. Or, you know, someone else to post about the videos...

@Xbob42

What are you talking about? Bombermine is all the rage!


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/13, 22:39:11
@DeputyVanHalen It made ME happy! That's way more impressive! Kids are easy as fuck to make happy! Throw sugar at them!


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/13, 23:16:04
I was disappointed that Pauline can't float like Peach.


Posted by 
 on: 03/12/13, 23:38:02
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