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NZ Nintendo Gamer

Male, New Zealand

Tue 17th January, 2012

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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"



Ruthven commented on The GameCube is 13 Years Old:

I was so exited by MK:DD the first day I got it, I pulled into the driveway so tightly that I scraped by car down the fence... but I didn't let that get me down as I had to play MK:DD NOW (Still don't regret it... as MK:DD, Windwaker & SSB:M all kept me a Happy Nintendo gamer for years. :)



Ruthven commented on The GameCube is 13 Years Old:

I love my (two) GameCubes... Its what got me back into Nintendo after the PC started to dominate my gaming time!! I wish Nintendo would release a Wavebird II for the Wii U (Shaped like the wave bird but all the features of the Wii U Controller Pro, and some extra weight/rumble please)



Ruthven commented on Miyamoto States That Nintendo Is Sticking With...:

Nintendo fanboy for life, the day they go third party is the day I turn into a full time retro Nintendo gamer!! I do enjoy PC/Steam for the good third party games, but noting beats a Nintendo game on Nintendo Hardware :)



Ruthven commented on Talking Point: For Better Or For Worse, The Wi...:

I have a simple equation for me the GamePad = More game time!!
I live in a house with only one main TV and lounge area… So when my wife wants to use the TV to watch her TV Shows/Movies I can still game, simple but infinitely better than no gaming time.



Ruthven commented on Expansion of Nintendo Selects Range Confirmed ...:

@oldaq & @Mahe
I just hold down the power button to turn off the Gamepad.
What bugs me the most is you cant get to Wii mode from the normal Wii U menu with out turning on the TV to use the remote to select preferred Wii mode. (Wii Mode would have been awesome if it supported the Gamepad :( )



Ruthven commented on Wii U System Update 4.1.0 Available Now:

The update installed last night no issues, I have only ever had 1 freeze on my Release Day Wii U, and that was Oct 2013 on Sonic Racing Transformed. I have never had any other stability issues with my Wii U.
@pukka-pie Totally agree with you, I would love to play my vast Wii Games collection Via the GamePad while my Wife hogs the TV ;)



Ruthven commented on Nintendo Switching Off Wi-Fi Connection Servic...:

I’m getting Mario Kart 8 on release... But I’m bummed about not been able to play MK Wii anymore... Nintendo have already forced me to us my old Wii so I can enter the Bi Monthly MK Wii tournaments, now I won’t even be able to play on line… I can regularly find more players raceing on MK Wii that I ever can on Wii U’s Sonic Racing!?!



Ruthven commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:

I love Nintendo and will always buy and support Nintendo consoles, even to the point of buying watered down 3rd party ports on Nintendo consoles…
When I need/want to try other publishers games I just use PC/Steam, it really isn’t that hard to be a Nintendo Fanboy and experience the goodness that occasionally pops up on the other side of the fence. :P



Ruthven commented on Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U...:

Wii U GamePad rocks... but if Nintendo did decide to make it an optional extra… then at least make it mandatory to have “Off TV” play option in every Wii U title.. I cant live without off TV mode anymore as it increases my game play time by a factor of 5!! (You trying sharing one large HD TV with your Wife and kids!?!)



Ruthven commented on The Nikkei Reports Potential Nintendo Smartpho...:

Nintendo teaser touch mini games (and videos) are ok… but leave the Real Nintendo games for the real Nintendo consoles!!
That said… being able to browse eShop and purchase games via my smartphone and then have them waiting for me when I get home would be awesome!



Ruthven commented on Mass Market Price And Mario Kart 8 Will Revers...:

Instead of a race to the lowest price for the Wii U, how about a different approach for the Wii U.
The Wii U Gamers Edition. A redesigned Wii U, that includes;
1. Full GCN capability (4 x Controller, 2 x Memory Card, + dedicated GCN silicon), an upgraded Slot loading drive to accept the smaller GCN disks, refine the menu front end to be able to directly launch GCN or Wii Disk games without having to load backwards compatibility mode first, and make all Wii/GCN games able to be played off screen via the Wii U Controller (emulate a GCN controller / Wii Classic Controller Pro).
2. Redesign the Wii U Controller Pro to have a Headphone/Mic socket and basic motion sensing (3DS styles), and make this controller able to control all the Wii U menus including eShop. (A wireless Headset wouldn’t hurt either Nintendo)
3. Add a “Nintendo” removable/upgradeable HDD to store all your games on.
This will be at least $100USD more expensive and NOT get the casual crowed, but man how many Nintendo fanboys (and Girls) would get on board for a comprehensive Nintendo experience!
My 2 cents



Ruthven commented on Wii Sports Club: Bowling:

Great locally, seems like very little has improved from Wii Sports Resort Bowling.. But me and my family are enjoying it. Online paly is lacking