Archive for 2007

About Monique Fanboys and Fangirls Must Die
September 30th, 2007 by Monique | Digg | Technorati | Reddit | Stumble Upon

I have no brand loyalty these days. If it’s good, I will buy it. I don’t care who makes it. Similarly, if it’s bad, I call it out. I don’t care who makes it.

Nintendo When I was younger, it wasn’t like this. In my darker days, I was a Nintendo fangirl. I remember calling the original Playstation the “Gaystation” in all my twelve-year-old wit. When I first heard about Final Fantasy series in the late nineties, I dismissed it solely because it was by Squaresoft and Sony and not by Nintendo or Rare. At the time, I owned three Gameboys with different color cases and I could name all 150 Pokémon. I’d played Ocarina of Time ten times through, and would testify to a judge and jury that Goldeneye was the only shooter worth anything. I also refused to admit Nintendo could do any wrong, and even when people were upset with Majora’s Mask or that awful Kirby game, I still kissed the company’s ass.

I kissed Nintendo’s ass because I was a rabid fangirl.


About Monique Leading Ladies
September 27th, 2007 by Monique | Digg | Technorati | Reddit | Stumble Upon

Princess Peach I was playing Mario Kart DS at the dentist’s office today when it hit me: I fucking hate Princess Peach. My hatred for her sort of confounded me and I was a little startled by my revelation. I started thinking about it later. As a female, I enjoy playing females when they’re available; I play Zelda in SSB, I play Chun-li in SF, I play Claire’s scenario first instead of Leon’s in RE:2, and I even play Xiao in Tekken. I don’t mind when the cast is males only–I have no problem playing a male in Counter-strike–but I do choose the female when I can. Unless of course, it’s MK, then I’m gladly anyone but Peach.

So why do I hate her?

Fuck if I know. She just bothers me. So instead of ranting more, here’s some of my favorite females in gaming, who are not only hot, but completely competent at saving the world or destroying it.