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Astrophysics. Perfume. Taiko. =Life

Female, 30, United States

Hobbies include playing Taiko, Aikido, woodworking, astrophotography, art (both history and creating), music, and well of course video games. I am a multisystem gamer but Nintendo is my foundation.

Fri 30th May, 2014

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Ryu_Niiyama commented on The Pokémon Company Withdraws Settlement in L...:

woo if that settlement got pulled he could be ruined....dude don't talk about litigation until its over (and even then you better have a lawyer to do damage control if you say something stupid). I would be shocked if he didn't say something bad as most would be quick to roast the company protecting its ip. If he didn't then hopefuly his lawyer can get the settlement back...

I wonder if the comments and the negative press and the damage control that TPC is going to do is the reason for the settlement withdrawal. As normally you don't go crowd fund when you get sued especially with public comments sections.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2015 - Q4 ...:

xenoblade is my heavy hitter, but im looking forward to yoshi, rodea, fast racing, fatal frame and mario tennis. Getting Taiko no tatsujin and I'm tempted to import FE as well. The only thing holding me back is i know im getting fallout and tales of zestria.... need more free time!



Ryu_Niiyama commented on NOA Announces Coming Restock of Old amiibo:

@MochiJoe Hey Hey! Always good to see a fellow Perfume fan! I'll add you when I get home tonight from work. I can't afford Japan...yet but I did see them last year in NYC. Absolutely amazing. Love the usage of the pick me up cover! I can not wait for Star Train later on this month!!!



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Talking Point: Why Does Investor Confidence in...:

Well as of right now we are in a lull period. We just had a new game, we arent in the holiday season and there are no major announcements right now so I'm not sure if it is so much an issue with Kimishima so much as its quiet so investors are looking for greener pastures. They will come back during the holidays when more games are being released. I do think a direct needs to happen soon to give the press some positive morsels to talk about.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Video Game Voice Actors Contemplate Strike Act...:

@Dezzy I wouldn't dismiss voice actors as rich people. Sure you get the outliers like the cast of the simpsons or some movie trailer announcers but the folks that do regular voice acting like games and anime dubs? Yeah they get paid pretty poorly and often inconsistently. I think many smaller cartoons suffer the same.

Still if this goes through delays to everything but Zelda is going to happen. While I wish them the best on their pay sometimes I wish we were still in the pre-voice-acting-for-all-games era. Especially now that many rpgs are giving player created characters voices. Jennifer Hale could read me the phone book but Mark Meer is the reason I can not finish a male shep playthrough...even though I'd like to romance Ashley. If the game had no PC voice acting at all I could put the voice I think my Shepard should have in my head and play just fine.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Review: Disney Infinity 3.0 (Wii U):

Picked up 3.0 tossed the SW characters (not a fan but Mulan is in 3.0 so time to buy) and it is an interesting concept. I don't think I've spent enough time in the toy box yet to truly say it is a justified purchase but I'll keep working with it.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Review: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (...:

@wazlon Seems we are in the minority. I personally feel like the AC titles on the way (this one and the wiiu one) are an attempt to bring others that may like the game style but not the time sink on board. I spend enough time in story of seasons I can't juggle another high maintenance game...stopped playing tomodachi life for the same reason.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Editorial: Nintendo is a Toy Company, and That...:

That's what I love about Nintendo. They don't try to pretend gaming is "serious business" (tm) but instead embrace the fact that you never stop playing no matter what your age is. That doesn't mean that playtime can't be gripping and violent... I know I had an army of barbie kunoichi as a kid, but that it is not the chest pounding, whiny endeavor so many people want to make it out to be.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Nintendo is Now 126 Years Old:

@Sionyn Love hotels actually aren't Bordellos. Given the lack of abundant living space and the fact that often generations of families stay under the same roof in Japan, love hotels offer space for couples to have some alone time. It is just they tend to have different rates and a lovers theme than regular hotels.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on This Is The Last Real Console Cycle, Proclaims...:

So for the first time I somewhat agree with Patcher. Dedicated consoles are gone. Nintendo held out as long as they could but even they had to be drug kicking and screaming. Today's boxes are media centers and while that is great for those that want the most bang for their buck and use a lot of different services the dedicated game space is getting smaller and smaller. Many veteran game companies have either gone under or are sitting on franchises due to them not being viable sources of revenue. The golden era of tons of franchises is over...for now. I still feel that indies have the chance to become big enough to start seeding more franchises but I expect by then the landscape will be very different.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Don't Count Nintendo Out, Says Former Xbox Bos...:

I do agree that Nintendo has never been in the media center race (and their attempts fill shoe horned at at best) however that is one of the draws for me. As the 360 became more and more of a media center with ads I started turning it on less and less (don't get me started on the playstation gui) however that just shows how the market is changing. Dedicated gamers and dedicated game machines are just not popular and this started in the ps1 era but took root with the dvd player ps2 and just kept growing. The mobile market isn't helping with this. I think that means that the DENA deal could really work out for Nintendo though because they have a big untapped market to hit.

Either way Nintendo will adapt...they are an entertainment company first and foremost and they have changed their hats numerous times in the search for that entertainment niche. Should be an interesting ride.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Xenoblade Chronicles and Fire Emblem Character...:

I'm throwing money at the screen but nothing is happening!!!!!!!! I know there are a lot of folks complaining about the direction of FE but for one and so grateful that one of my favorite franchises is becoming relevant again! Now I just need a Wiiu game...