> It seems to be one of them, the other being if something is sold or not. I can't tell
> if he's selling this or just talking about it. At any rate changing Mario's running
> graphics is one of the least interesting things I have ever seen done in a hack and I
> don't understand the public's fascination with it beyond something cool a dad did for
> his daughter. Beyond thinking what a cool dad, I wouldn't even download it.
Ditto... it's fun, but seeing as how it doesn't effect gameplay in any way it's rather lame as a hack.
Oh but the feminists have went nuts on this one. "FINALLY a game that allows for a woman heroine!" they say. And over at Kotaku I pointed out that a metric ton of games have either a female protagonist or female co-stars and I was almost flamed to death. Because basically every female character that isn't 100% the feminist ideal role model "doesn't count".
Seriously, they act like men actually look up to a short, fat Italian stereotype or all the other equally flawed and ridiculous "role models" us guys get in games. It's just a video game, the lead is just an avatar... it could be a block of wood for all I care.
hmm.... Block of Wood Man does sound like it'd be a cool video game.