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NZ Nintendo Gamer

Male, 42, 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 January, 2012

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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"



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!?!