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IGN Video - We won't buy Nintendo Labo because we're real manly adult men (satire)

WE WON'T BUY NINTENDO LABO BECAUSE WE'RE REAL MANLY ADULT MEN

Categories: Media, Consoles
Tags: eshop, switch

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berrix
Fri Jan 19 18 04:53pm
Rating: 4

Nice assumption, but no, I am not. But you are free to call me names in lieu of proving otherwise. You seem to have gotten very twisted to an idea not even proven about me.

Nooot entirely sure how the gender played a role for those against the Labo.

Age and elitism is far more likely the driving force behind it. Not someone's manhood.

If the people in the video portraying said characters happen to all be men, then there's nothing at fault with the title. If the video implies that all the people who were anti-Labo were only men, then sure, there's an issue.

That's where my comment comes from. Seen a lot of people taking on the manliness angle as the reason anyone would oppose this as an influence for the content. I never saw that myself, but apparently that was the go-to response for some even here to dismiss the critique of the new project.

You're one of those people who gets real upset and rants on Tumblr & Twitter when gender norms are brought up, aren't you?

berrix
Fri Jan 19 18 04:53pm
Rating: 4

Nice assumption, but no, I am not. But you are free to call me names in lieu of proving otherwise. You seem to have gotten very twisted to an idea not even proven about me.

The title is very much related to the video's content.

I was commenting about the video. More essentially the thought process was that led them to be inspired it was that anyone disapproving of Labo are mostly men with their masculinity being threatened. Which even in this site when it was first announced seem to been the go-to assumption of those who attested against it.

I get what you're saying, but I don't think that's what they're asserting here. It's a fine line though.

I don't think it was entirely what they're asserting, moreover what brought them to the idea in the first place.

But yeah, semantics and fine lines drawn all over.

hinph
Fri Jan 19 18 04:43pm
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And I don't even feel like people are being snotty if they just aren't interested in it. I'm not buying it, because yeah... I'm not in the right demographic. That's okay. I still think it's a neat product and am interested in seeing how it performs.

Edit: Actually, I probably am buying it for my niece though. Her birthday is a month later, her mom has a Switch, and I've been hoping she'd start liking video games at some point. This could be a Trojan horse.

berrix
Fri Jan 19 18 05:10pm
Rating: 2

I only think the true anti-Labo responses are driven by pure elitism mostly. Labo not catering to your needs? Suddenly they ignored their core audience. Dismiss the fact we're here getting Mario Tennis, core Kirby, core Fire Emblem, Metroid Prime 4.... all because Labo.

I am curious of the inner workings of it, I'll admit, but the whole concept is lost on me. Like you said. Target market.

That video lacks a (GONE SEXUAL/WEIRD) quiff for maximum clickbait powah

Not like they were going to buy it anyways...

Spoiler

Brian Altano is seriously my favorite internet personality. And Max is growing on me. He came into the NVC forums to discuss why he loved Labo right after it was announced. All around cool dude.

This felt very Tim and Eric for some reason lol. Just needed some of that wacky editing.

There's still sadly a portion of people who didn't watch the whole thing and didn't understand that it was a joke, either young people, or the ones they were making fun of.

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