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NZ Nintendo Gamer

Male, 43, New Zealand

Hardcore NZ (New Zealand) Fanboy since `88. Nintendo please keep making great games and systems, and I will keep buying! I would love a retro Gameboy that plays all GB, SGB, GBC & GBA cartridges on one double AA powered device with big clear backlight screen.

Tue 17th Jan 2012

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Ruthven commented on Poll: Which Nintendo Franchises Do You Most Wa...:

Mario Kart needs to be planed for at least a year after the console is out... so they can make the most of the hardware as they have done in previous versions... and yes its too soon after MK8 to even mention MK9



Ruthven commented on Hardware Classics: Bit Corp Gamate:

Man I used to sell these things at Kmart in the 90's.... Gameboy was $199NZD (with Tetris) and this was up $149. So the Mum's used to come in and want the "cheaper" console but the kids would have nothing to do with it..



Ruthven commented on UK Pre-Orders Open for Pokkén Tournament Pro ...:

As far as I understand it the controller is USB... NO other Wii U games know about USB for control Input, as it is NON standard.
I have the GCN Super Smash Bros. controller that works nicely on my Wii & GCN thank you very much.
In my 2c, the Wii U is much less messy than the Wii proliferation of controller options.



Ruthven commented on Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Hi...:

I was so pumped for the Wii U version coming out in the beginning of the year, as combining my two big obsessions, Nintendo and Rugby Union (even if Sevens) is going to be amazing.
Now it will have to fight it out with the two Wii U Zelda's coming out



Ruthven commented on Timing Of NX Launch Could Help Nintendo Grab S...:

My very cheap 2c
1. Make the home NX console boring (Std controller, similar h/w specs to PS4/Box1, MUST be x86 inside!!) - Bring on the cross platform 3rd Party software glut, sprinkled by Nintendo AAA highlights.
2. Go "Nintendo" hard on the handheld NX (either x86 or ARM), and whatever other loveys Nintendo can dream up. This could be also used for off screen game streaming ala Wii U, and some well designed Nintendo/3rd Party titles would make use of Home/Handheld NX gaming goodness.
3. Sit back an watch Nintendo rise to the gaming top again

0.1 Oh and make one NintendoID usable-able across all platforms including compatible games and VC games (Wii U, 3DS, HomeNX, HandheldNX)



Ruthven commented on Miitomo:

Will Miitomo work on Windows Mobile 8, 8.1 & 10 Mobile phones?



Ruthven commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

The way I see it is the external memory will be some kind of card similar to the DS/3DS card... the NX "home" console will take this card also but be mainly focused on downloading for games. The card will basically be used for slow/limited download regions and for the "handheld" version of the NX. If Nintendo implements pre-release downloads that will go some way to mitigating slow downloads also.



Ruthven commented on Video: Say Hello To The SNES Game Which Ships ...:

+1 @GauBan & @Capt_N
For years I played more Super Gameboy games than I did SNES games... I still have and love it today. Such a missed opportunity for the Gameboy Player to not include a SGB mode
I still hope that one day Nintendo would write a love letter to Gameboy fans and release a Gameboy Retro (tm) that plays all GB/SGB/GBC/GBA games from the Cartridge... one can only dream!!



Ruthven commented on Poll: What Do You Want From Nintendo's NX Plat...:

The NX needs to be x86 biased Hardware with a standard controller (Wii U Pro Controller would do)... This is for all the third party publishers who just don't put any effort into porting. Nintendo can then concentrate on what it does best and design awesome fun games, and if Nintendo want make a Wii Remote 2 or Gamepad 2 controller for Game immersion as only Nintendo can. The lazy 3rd party developers/publishers will be happy and the Nintendo Hardcore will also be happy; win, win I say



Ruthven commented on Humble Nindie Bundle Sells Over 37,000 Units i...:

All props to Nintendo for actually getting the **FIRST** Humble Console Bundle out the door, even if it does have a few limitations.
I will forever be eternally optimistic that they can do the same for other regions (inc AU/NZ) in the near future!!
(I'm almost temped to purchase just because its Nintendo, even though I cant use it )



Ruthven commented on Nintendo Stays in Profit With Wii U on Target,...:

If the WiiU breaks 15-20 Million consoles I will be happy... (beating the Master System, Game Gear, Dreamcast, TurboGrafx-16, Sega Saturn - It dosnt show too much that I still have some 80's Nintendo vs Sega in me hehehe)



Ruthven commented on Poll: Nintendo's Year of Multiplayer Gaming on...:

Shoot me down in flames but I'm really looking forward to a New Mario Party... I love playing this with friends and family grouped around the TV.

PS If Nintendo cant figure out how to do "Local 5 Multi-player" in Mario Kart 8, with the GamePad showing its own screen like Sonic Racing has been able to do for the last 2 1/2 years then I really think they missed a golden opportunity to show of the GamePad difference.



Ruthven commented on Nintendo Australia Thanks Fans For Support Of ...:

I got the two physical DS "Game and Watch" games, and was saving the points for something physical... but who know what will be available now.
I will have to check the forums for trading points codes as I have a double up of one game I cant redeem again and some EU codes there is no point in redeeming



Ruthven commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:

I love Nintendo, and Club Nintendo... very sad to see it go... but recently the rewards have been less than average. Hopefully they bring on some awesome exit deals.
The Nintendo Premium program was a step in the right direction, being automatic on eShop purchases and way nicer web interface.
Excited for NNID loyalty program for the future.



Ruthven commented on Video: Does Super Mario Galaxy 2 On Wii U Offe...:

I got Super Mario Galaxy 2, just because I'm a Nintendo freak (second time as I already have the Wii Disk)... But I really hate the "Nintendo Tax" in New Zealand...
In the eShop It cost me $17 NZD (AUS $13 & USD $10) - What's up with the increase?!? I can get $10USD steam games for ~$12.50 NZD!!



Ruthven commented on Anniversary: The Nintendo DS is Now 10 Years Old:

I loved my release day silver DS Phat as it was just large enough to fit my fat hands, I was soooo bummed when I dropped and broke it Christmas 2012... Replaced with a DSi XL, which fits my hands fine... Looking forward to a New "3DS XL"