developers try shutting down all
complaints with the protest that the “average” gamer won’t try to go for the interesting, unique
cover, but for what is familiar to the point of over use, all because it’s a woman.
Of course, for most instances of sexism in video games, developers usually have a
smooth excuse for explaining away their troublesome portrayal of women. In the most recent
addition of Super Smash Bros, this very problem crops up with what normally should have been
one of the most positive influences of females in video games. Samus Aran, protagonist of the
Metroid Prime series, was a revolutionist in the battle for women’s representation in video
games. Players were shocked when the bounty hunter, beneath the heavy armor that concealed
her identity in earlier games, was revealed to be female in the original release of the series. Since
then she has appeared in many more Metroid Prime games, and has joined several other famous
Nintendo characters as fighters in the brawl game Super Smash Bros. At first, she appeared in
her full armor, but in the most recent game, she appears not only in her armor, but in her skin-
tight Zero-suit as well. This outfit is supposed to be her under armor, which would be
understandable by itself, but the designer also gave her a pair of 4 inch high heeled “rocket
boots” along with the skin tight clothes. Obviously that didn’t go over without comment from
some of the feminist gamers.
To placate the disgruntled fans,…
been decorated with different types of Christmas lights that light up the town whenever the sun goes down, these help for whenever people reach the tops of the buildings or are site seeing and are able to see an outline of the city. In the Juvenile section, there are houses, schools, stores and other things that are necessities for the average life. The Prime section mostly consists of the adults workplaces, houses, along with stores that allow the purchase of alcohol and anything else that they…
Netting Placement and Stand Frames
Specifications and Use
There are four 190 foot long nets connected between the two stands. There are two on the sides oriented vertically and connected to the upright supports. These two nets are connected at the bottom just above the bases of the stands and stretch four and half feet up the upright supports (figure 4). Another net runs the length of the longer of the two angled beams and is 12.5 feet in length, while another runs the length…
controversy within Canada, beginning with when Pierre Trudeau amended the 1970 Elections Act, and continuing through to Canada’s past Prime Minister Stephen Harper. These changes within parliament allowed for the Prime Minister to appoint everyone who sits in office. This helps push forward the Prime Minister’s personal agenda with minimal resistance. The Prime Minister has control over who is appointed into office, who…
A few deeply worrisome foreign policy developments have occurred in Nepal in recent months. Before the dust stirred by Prime Minister KP Oli 's visits to India and China has settled, the India-EU statement and Mohana Ansari 's statement have put Nepal into sharp and unflattering diplomatic focus. However, much of it is a storm in a teacup generated by partisan arm-chair generals.
Sure there are serious issues in which Prime Minister Oli should be held to account. For example, Oli has bragged…
Although the Westminster model of government has majorly influenced New Zealand’s current parliamentary system and hence is very similar, there are now some differences. To put it simply, similarly to New Zealand’s current system, the main aspects of the Westminster system include the sovereign/head of state, a head of government (head of the executive/Prime Minister), executive branch, judiciary, civil service, parliamentary opposition and the legislature (Mulgan 55). However, the amount of…
It is true that the major decision making body in New Zealand’s (NZ’s) government, Cabinet, does operate only under the presence of constitutional conventions. However, this is unique and is the oddest aspect of NZ’s constitution. Thus, it is important to look at the advantages and disadvantages of such a body and how this works in the current political environment of Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) in NZ.
Cabinet is a collective group of elected crown ministers headed by the Prime Minister…
two also seeks to create the position of a “Chief Elections Officer”. This would be a full time employee and would replace the “Supervisor of Elections”. Bill three ensures the appointment of a leader of the opposition, and bill four enables Parliament to establish a law for general elections to be held within a fixed period of time.
Bill five seeks to change the name of the state from “Grenada” to “Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique”. Bill six seeks to expand the rights and freedoms…
The Maoists have always put Nepal on a dangerous roller coaster ride towards a crash. Every time they have been active or been at the political helm, the country has suffered miserably and lost part of its soul. The Maoist Prime Minister Pusha Kamal Dahal has taken the country to a new depth, as never before, by eroding its standing in the world and its sovereingty and independence.
Although the Maoist leaders alone are not the only culprit in Nepal 's growing humiliation, they are at its…
greater powers than that of an Australian Prime Minister, in some important categories he or she does not. I argue that the separation of powers are a critical constitutional restriction on the President which does not similarly hamstring the Prime Minister and may indeed make the President envious.
Australia is a constitutional monarchy, which means it has a parliamentary system of government and monarch who is the nominal head of state, but in reality holds little real power (Miragliotta et…