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Female, 29, United States

Hobbies include playing Taiko, 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 New Fire Emblem For 3DS May Be Arriving So...:

I think it is still on the way to the west this year. With it on the way so soon for Japan I don't think they would have put it in the direct unless it was this year for the west as well. I'm thinking either May or October.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Super Smash Bros. Tournament Organiser Steps D...:

This. This kind of behavior is why so many women don't want to be associated with being a gamer. It is disgusting. It is 2015 and women still can't enjoy video games as a hobby without having to look over our shoulders. Gamers as a community need to take a stand and say that this sort of behavior will not be tolerated.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Ninja Pig Studios Accused Of Stealing Pixel Ar...:

I'm trying to remember if I hear about this much drama on Sony and Microsoft's systems. I know Nintendo is trying to be indie friendly and all, but shovelware AND dev drama to go with it? Something has to give. Can't we just play good games?



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An E...:

@Quorthon I know how they both work but the intertwine part is what I have a problem with. For me I will always view both and MS in particular for the original reason they have a subscription in the first place. Online play. I don't use that half as much as I feel is required to justify the expense and any addons like games with gold doesn't detract that feeling for me. I know for others that were already going to get the service with or without the perks it is an great way to get games and play more. Even with the retail employee loyalty sites which drop the prices of the subs, I'm still reminded that I barely play online. So even paying less I still feel like I'm paying too much.

I suppose I accept club Nintendo the same way others do PSNplus or xbox live gold. I was going to buy the Nintendo games anyway...ooh look free stuff! Which is why I've never understood why people try to do a currency exchange to figure out how much something "cost" on club Nintendo. Example: Oh this shirt was 700 dollars because it was 700 coins (i think the coins are often close to 1 to 1 if you compared coin value to dollars).



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An E...:

I like the current model although the lack of physical rewards was annoying. I understand the breakdown for xbox live and psn but I still don't feel that is a "loyalty program". Nintendo gave games and physical items that a consumer would not have been able to have access to or for free just for buying games as a normal customer and filling out surveys. If they move to a subscription program, despite the perks of that program I doubt I'll participate as much as I did Club Nintendo. I do however wish Nintendo would offer a retail loyalty program though. Just so people would get hype about their software. Sony and MS give away tons of software to retail managers and that keeps them talking about it. Nintendo? Not so much. Which is why I'm always the most Nintendo Hyped person at my store.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on New Exploit Makes The 3DS Region Free Without ...:

@BLPs I import games I can't get in my region at all. Like the latest Rocket Slime game or DQ7 or Taiko no Tatsujin. I think for people that import from regions with different languages that is usually the case. I usually don't import something I can get in my own region...except Ace Attorney. But that is because I want a physical game.

This is at least a nice exploit to keep me from hauling around two systems.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on A New Fire Emblem Game Is Marching Towards The...:

So first let me get my complaint out the way: I really wish this was for wiiu.

Ok welp that is done. I can not WAIT for this game. I'm still working through the dlc on awakening. That was such an amazing game. I'm very happy with this announcement...half my coworkers think im crazy now.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Wii Disc Software Heading to the Wii U eShop:

I think this has great potential. This allows folks to nab games they may have missed out on physically and those that want the hd convenience can double dip.
@jjmesa16 How would they even check if you owned a game? Save states? Could be exploited, club nintendo? Not everyone has or uses it. Buy it if you can use it...if not walk on by.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Confirmed for 13...:

HAHA I called it. I wish it wasnt so soon but I'll be paying that off on friday. I guess I'll get my computer next month. This will be my final NA 3ds. I wish i wasnt such a sucker for Zelda but what can you do?

I'll be getting the regular n3ds from Japan now for the face plates.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Lucky New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Gamers Jump ...:

Meh. I think scalpers suck. It is one thing to sell something to make ends meet, it is another to buy something with the intent of reselling at a higher price to take advantage of limited availability. I always smile when I see scalpers outside of venues that can't offload their tickets. Still not much you can do. There are plenty of people both scalpers and not that see nothing wrong with this behavior. All one person can do is just not buy from them.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Playable Star Fox fo...:

I can't wait for there to be another f-zero that no one is going to buy again. I still think for their poor selling franchises that have vocal fanbases they should do smaller digital games to gauge interest and if people actually put their money where their mouth is they could expand to a full title. This would allow smaller titles to at least get an entry that might not be a cash sink for the company.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Fake Commercial for 'The Nintendo App' Stirs D...:

Why don't i ever hear folks begging to play ps3 games on a smartphone? or halo (not the windows phone game that came out)? Yet Nintendo is "supposed" to do it? I'm so confused. Although I would love an app that would let me make eshop purchases on my phone and they start downloading to my systems.