Monday, April 28, 2014

Everything's Coming Up Persona!

On top of a sequel to Person 4 Arena titled Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Atlus has also announced Persona Q, Persona: Dancing All Night, and Persona 5. Now, it looks like there will be a show that Atlus will be hosting titled Shadow Hour TV Persona Hour. You can read all about it and more in the oprainfall article here:

I know that I personally am quite excited by all of this. I am a big fan of the Persona series, so I can't wait for the new games to be released. How about you, Mother Gamer readers? Are you excited as well? Do you have some ideas on what will be featured in the games?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

New Tales Game With Screenshots

There is a new Tales game coming! Bandai Namco has released some screenshots of the game and it looks great. I'm a big fan of the Tales series so I am looking forward to playing the game when it's released. You can check out the article on the game and the spiffy screenshots here:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition Release Date And Amazing Trailer

So Dragon Age: Inquisition has a release date! According to the article on Digital Trends the big day is October 7th. There's also an amazing trailer you can watch. I watched it twice and it's just incredible. Just from the trailer alone, the game looks beautiful and I am looking forward to October so I can explore the world of Thedas once more. You can check out the article and trailer here:!Ftcl3

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Why I Won't Be Watching Heroes Of Cosplay Season Two

 Frankly, it really galls me that there is a season 2 of Heroes Of Cosplay and I'll tell you why. I watched a few episodes of season 1 and I really tried to give it a chance, but then the problems with "scripted reality TV" reared its ugly head early such as creating unnecessary drama and making things look worse than they actually are.
 I have friends who do cosplay, love it, and do it because it's something they enjoy. They come from all walks of life and in all shapes and sizes. I'm no little size 2 girl myself, so it truly irked me when a few of the WOMEN (I'm looking at you Yaya and Rikki) who even with editing or not stated that people who are plus size shouldn't cosplay or should cosplay choices that fit their body type because no one wants to see fat Superman. And then there was Yaya calling out "sexy" cosplayers. Of course she posted this statement on Facebook about how they edited a lot of things and while I get that, the bottom line is she DID say those things edited or not and they have it on film forever. And honestly, it pissed me off. While she claims to be a "cosplay ambassador" she did say those things and because of that footage, a couple of my friends who had seen that episode said it made them not want to really cosplay anymore because they were now self conscious about if they were going to be judged for not being a skinny person.
 If they had more about what people do to make costumes and showed those who do it for fun and those who do it for competition, perhaps I would have liked the show better. But all it seemed to be was condescending, elitist crap directed by people who aren't really nerds or geeks, but live to make fun of them. There was also barely any males except for one and he was the ONLY one I actually liked as a person and I thought it was very cool he made his own armor.
And then of course, there was this whole fiasco:
 That was bad enough, but then they had the damn nerve to threaten to ruin the careers of several of the professional cosplayers thus proving what I've believed all along about Hollywood and TV studio execs being gigantic jerks with no souls. The update is they settled out of court, but the damage has already been done. Everyone knows them for the soulless bastards they really are.
 It could have been a great show, but instead they made something that was dreadful which seemed to showcase cosplayers in a very negative light instead of showing the great things about it, such as making new friends, sharing common interests, a really awesome community, and some pretty cool conventions where you can see a lot of cool costumes that people worked really hard on because they enjoy a series or relate to a favorite character.
 I doubt very much they've made any changes to the show for season 2 and it will be the same crap as last season, so I won't be watching. If others want to watch, that's their thing. I refuse to partake in a show that could have been great, but instead chose to be mean, vindictive, and a platform for bullying others. In all honesty, I'm a bit disappointed that Yaya even agreed to do this, because while I do think she makes some amazing costumes, this show is not making her look good even though she insists that it's Reality TV so it doesn't affect her. It actually does, and those who genuinely enjoy cosplay have seen it for what it is; a mean spirited show that conveys the message that it's okay to body shame, be elitist, and basically be a huge jerk to others.