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Ryu_Niiyama

Ryu_Niiyama

Astrophysics. Perfume. Taiko. =Life

Female, 29, 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.

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Fri 30th May, 2014

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#1

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Review: Devil's Third (Wii U):

@Lord The majority of the games you listed have audiences. Even the amiibo tap works well as a demo solution to get people that may not have played older games but have amiibo (ie today's gen of kids). It is not like Nintendo said "LOLWUT let's make Mario is missing 2". They have a full portfolio of franchises that hit different demographics...sounds like you are just upset that you don't fall into the demographic for the games you griped with. They can't make every single game be Zelda, Pokemon, Mario and the occasional Metroid.

Also how are you calling for Miyamoto-dono to step down? This early in the game he HASN'T done anything yet. He is likely still working on games more than management issues.

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#4

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Shovel Knight amiibo Confirms "Evolving" Relat...:

@JaxonH and @Flux_capacitor I respect you guys for being willing to shout at a brick wall. Nintendo tends to be damned if they do damned if they don't among some "fans" that also tend to forget that A) OMG! Gaming is expensive...always has been, and since people want gaming to more in less time (like all the complaints about gaming droughts but if the games had been sub par there would have been riots) it gets MORE expensive. B) this is a company trying to reach as large of their target demographic as possible...hate amiibo? Well that sucks for you but they are here to stay until the consumer market at large decides that they don't want them anymore.

What I still don't get is that the traditional games to life setup is an entire game that you can't play unless you buy a horde of figures...Nintendo makes optional Figures and they sold their sold and sacrificed babies. Why is there not this level of disdain for Skylanders/DI/LD?

Also gamers are the only consumers I've seen have melt downs about new features...even smartphone fans that know their new shiny is obsolete in a year don't complain like this.

ON-TOPIC: I'll be getting one of these in the hopes of a new shovel knight game, or unlocks on other YC games in general. Loving the potential here as indies seem to be poised to eventually replace many B-C rank studios that have closed.

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#6

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Shovel Knight amiibo Confirms "Evolving" Relat...:

I just think it is cool that they are letting third parties in on this. Perhaps amiibo are the gateway back to more 3rd party support? They sale like hotcakes and keep awareness on the games that they support. Maybe if there was a cod amiibo and some exclusive nintendo content people might choose to pick up such annual (but important sales for third parties) games more often on nintendo systems?

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#8

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Updated 'Roadmap' Infographic Shows Nintendo's...:

@Mahemoth My Avatar is the Jpop group Perfume. Been a fan for a decade now. I try to make it my trademark to use them as my avatar (except during my mourning period for Iwata) to spread their awesomeness to others. Been trying to find a good gif that had all three and worked with the site. I think this one is a keeper.

Why is Rodea not on this infographic? I keep forgetting when it comes out (it is pre-ordered already).

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#18

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Falco, Mewtwo, Mii Fighters & More amiibo Rele...:

@rjejr Hmm...Is this 3 pack restricted to Gamestop? I didn't see that it was...

I wouldn't be surprised if nintendo eventually re-releases the 3 packs as singles. I think they are trying to find a happy medium for the less popular characters so they won't end up sitting on the shelf. (yes that includes splatoon as it is a brand new IP it may be selling like hotcakes but if you mention it to joe gamer many will still not know what it is).

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#24

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Falco, Mewtwo, Mii Fighters & More amiibo Rele...:

What is Mega yarn yoshi? Oh boy...who am I going to have to stab for that mii fighter pack?

@rjejr What is wrong with the three packs? So much easier than hoping for all three amiibo. I can see it if you don't want an amiibo in a set but honestly given the stock issues the 3 packs work out pretty well. I've been able to snag a 3 pack with no issues in America so far. While I'm stuck importing single amiibo.

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#25

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Nintendo Confirms Super Mario Maker Console Bu...:

@Smash_kirby What are you talking about? They gave the release date for X during the E3 presentation everyone was so busying complaining about. 12/4/15.

Disappointed about fatal frame but it is niche....I may buy the Japanese copy as well to have a physical box on the shelf. Will tell my bro about the wiiu bundle. Getting Devil's third and Star Fox. Between these, yoshi, xenoblade and Fallout 4 I'm set for the year. Plus new TAIKO NO TATSUJIN!!!!

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#29

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Collectors Rejoice, Rare amiibo Figures Are Ge...:

@whodatninja Shipping is cheaper from Japan and since I'm usually importing a game or two a month it is easier to just toss an amiibo or two in the cart. I can not wait until this is over though...I'm embarrassed that I've been reduced to an addict over NFC figures. Still trying to figure out display shelving for them.

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#40

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Nintendo Removes Ironfall Invasion From 3DS eS...:

Well I actually wanted to try this game. Thanks hackers. The 3ds is not a pc, you are not supposed to be making changes to the os or exploiting the games, and "I bought it so it is mine" doesn't cut it. Read that huge manual that comes with it, part of it is a EULA. Can't they leave the system alone so people can just play and that Nintendo doesn't have to waste time and resources trying to prevent this sort of thing?

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#42

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris P...:

@GreatPlayer What does compassion have to do with taking responsibility for your actions? You do something and there are consequences. It just so happened that there were negative consequences in this particular instance. Acknowledging that he caused his own termination doesn't mean anyone is celebrating it or that anyone wishes him to needlessly suffer.

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#44

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris P...:

How is anyone mad at Nintendo for this? You can not speak on behalf of your company without their permission. It doesn't really matter WHAT you say if it isn't your job to say it and you do so in public and especially to any form of media, you get canned. Most companies work like this.

While it totally sucks that a lapse in judgement cost him his job...it is his fault.

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#47

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Chris Prangar, Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Who ...:

@Kirk Depends on the terms of the agreement. I work three jobs currently, each with NDA's I had to sign (what?! student loans ok...) and one of them I'm a security guard...like rent a cop security guard but if mention anything about that job my arse is grass. Period.

It really doesn't matter WHAT he said it matters that he did so giving the perception that he spoke on behalf of Nintendo. You can't do that. I totally get you are trying to go from the human perspective of this, but you are diminishing the fact that he was at fault..that he broke the agreement he made upon hire. Now if he got fired for saying what he did in the bathroom at NoA then sure I would think Nintendo is abusing the NDA but he didn't...he went public.

Correct me if you are wrong, but didn't you say you were a indie dev? If you worked with someone that disclosed things about you or your games, that you didn't want told or you wanted told in a certain fashion would you not sever ties if you hired them? I mean from an honest, this could have some sort of effect on your bottom line perspective.

EDIT: Also, please don't lead a rebuttal comment with a wiki article, it makes everything else you are trying to say come off as condescending and pedantic because you are implying you needed to inform me of what something is.

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#48

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Chris Prangar, Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Who ...:

@Kirk Isn't it sadder that he broke his side of the employee contract? He put his signature on a NDA agreement upon hire and then he violated that. Just because his reneging on the contract results in more transparency that isn't his call and honestly I doubt he was high enough up the chain to know all of the facts to make his comments. Not saying what he said was incorrect in the statements themselves that he made but he still likely didn't have all the facts. I mean come on we have seen on this very site people take a soundbite or half a statement and grab the pitchforks... businesses can not function like that. That's why they have NDA's in the first place.

You can say whatever you want but also means you have to deal with the consequences...that's life.

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#49

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Chris Prangar, Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Who ...:

While I appreciated what he said and I'm sorry he is unemployed, you can't go around speaking on behalf of your company if that is not your job. Even when it IS your job you have to watch what you say. That's why people get on Reggie, but seriously who is going to risk (aside from this guy) being able to pay the rent just for some people you don't know? Companies can't function if they have to spend all their time putting out PR fires. Still in the post Adam Orth era I almost feel like this guy put in a resignation letter via podcast because he KNEW better.

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#50

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Nintendo's Awesome Super Mario Maker Overview ...:

What in the world happened to this comment section? I almost wish that I had this much vitriol stored up so I could rant in massive blocks of text about something I can't change and that ultimately doesn't prevent enjoyment of the object of such frustration. Gamers really, really make gaming an unsatisfying hobby sometimes.