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  • joined Oct 25, 2012
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I agree with you on points 2 and 3, but I think donating to a Kickstarter is fine as long as the author discloses it if he decides to write a piece on it. I also think 4 gets into messy territory when you consider things like review units

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Will there be a review out?

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Could have just been for spoiler purposes

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Another thing I see is that on mobile, there’s often a ‘Skip Ad’ button that does nothing besides redirect me to the site of the ad. I’ve fallen for it many times and I’ve still never find the way to skip the ad

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Kind of echoing some other posters, but I’d say that there’s a spectrum, depending on what your mom is interested in.

On the phone game side of the spectrum, there’s Plants Vs Zombies which someone already mentioned. There’s also a game called 10,000,000. Admittedly, I’ve never played it, but it’s a match-3 RPG hybrid, has generally good reviews (although people have mentioned it being a bit grindy to 100%), and it’s cheap. One of my friends picked it up, and he liked it quite a bit.

If you’re looking for a couch multiplayer sort of game, there’s no shortage of those. Try TowerFall, Battleblock Theatre, Nidhogg, Samurai Gunn, any of the LEGO games, or Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed.

If she’s willing to pick up dual-stick controls, try Portal or Mirror’s Edge. As one of the first Xbox 360 games I played through, a lot of my first person skills were developed by Mirror’s Edge. It’s usually bright and vibrant, allows you to see your hands and legs, and has an emphasis on movement. Portal is good because it acts as a long tutorial, and doesn’t expect a lot out of your handling right away.

You might also want to use the “walking simulator” brand of games for this context. Gone Home, Dear Esther, and The Stanley Parable are all good in different ways; Gone Home as a developed and relatable story with an emphasis on picking up and looking at things, Dear Esther as an interactive poem, and The Stanley Parable as a comedy (although some of the critique of video games and referential humor might go over her head).

Other story heavy game she might want to try are the newer Telltale games (essentially just The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us at this point), Supergiant’s games (Bastion and Transistor), To The Moon, and Thomas Was Alone.

My final category are games that are more gameplay-centric than most on this list. For me, some of the best and most accessible ones are as follows: Audiosurf (Mono is the best and easiest to play as in that game), BIT-TRIP Presents… Runner 2: The Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Haven’t played much of it myself, though. I’d recommend Audiosurf over it, as they kind of serve a similar niche, but they’re both great), Fez, and Gunpoint.

Sorry for kind of spitting out games near the end there

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Except TowerFall isn’t or hasn’t ever been an exclusive

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As a piece of software, it’s really not much worse than Steam. For me saying that if almost equivalent to saying that you don’t want to install the Minecraft launcher to play Minecraft. It’s the way you play EA games, and you don’t have to use it for anything more if you don’t want to

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I have to say that for me, it was the nearest Walmart. Growing up, we had a few Nintendo systems (SNES, GBA, and GameCube), and when the Wii first came out, we would always go to Walmart, hoping they’d have one on display and playable. One time there was, and it was playing Mario Galaxy. It blew my mind.

I think if you go much younger than me, you’re losing the retail store thing altogether. Most kids of today are growing up on the App Store and Google Play, and it’s kind of hard to say if they get the same feeling, because not every game is a winner there, and most anyone knows that

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If you have Xbox 360 wireless controllers lying around, you can buy a dongle that allows you to use those for around $10.

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I do know what species names mean. I was just confused by the phrasing. My apologies.

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It says Mario’s scientific name is Homo nintendonus, which implies that it is his and his alone.

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The Yoshi species is still referred to as Yoshi, right? And if Mario has a scientific name, he must be of a species that’s only composed of himself? Then, how in hell does he have a brother, and why is he so interested in Peach if they can’t mate?

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Specs don’t sell nearly as many consoles as people seem to think

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