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Ryu_Niiyama

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#5

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Master Quest DLC Details Emerge for Hyrule War...:

@NodesforNoids I disagree about the safely designed part...just a little. Naboru,Varan, twinrova, the oot great fairy (even more obvious thanks to Hyrule warriors) and even Ruto though you can argue that she is fully "clothed". All have designs that show off their figures and I think they can be deemed provocative. Difference is many of them were on pixelated games so most people didn't notice as much.

On Topic:
Besides Lana who has a...similar...bodytype doesn't incur the same backlash. Which to me shows its not the fact that she has a certain body type that is the problem so much as she doesn't fit somebody's idea of what a woman should wear. Is a swimsuit model attractive only because she is wearing the swimsuit? I would think she would be considered attractive no matter what she had on.

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#6

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Want Bayonetta 2 On PS4 And Xbox One? You Migh...:

@Jaz007 I think mass effect is a little unique since bioware got bought out by EA. Which I'm sure they had pockets deep enough or a sufficient amount of leverage to circumvent the fact that Microsoft published the first game. If I'm not mistaken ME was supposed to be an 360 only franchise at one point.

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#8

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Want Bayonetta 2 On PS4 And Xbox One? You Migh...:

I love kamiya. Gaming is plain and simple. If you want to play everything, you buy everything. I never understand why people act like there is an embargo on purchasing a different system once they buy one. I've heard the argument that people don't want to buy a system for "one game" but quite frankly I've found on my least favorite system (usually ps3 and psp) I end up discovering some gems that I would have ignored otherwise. I don't buy the pricing argument because anybody can save. Even little kids with an allowance

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#16

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Nintendo Region Locks Consoles To Get More Har...:

@SCAR392
Hi! I think we will have to agree to disagree. Then again that is the fun of discourse. However, I did want to offer one final reply. I didn't mix up my points although I did tack on the price motivator to one of the types of importers because I don't import due to price (as it is more expensive for me to import) but I realized at the last second that others in different countries that can get a game in a language they can read would do that if they could.

I've acknowledged in earlier posts that those that import to play games either in their original format or that will never be localized due to licensing/cultural reasons are a smaller minority than those that do so due to lack of localization. However since I import exactly because I like certain games in Japanese (the Yakuza/Ryu ga Gatoku series in particular) and certian games I like won't ever get localized (Taiko no Tatsujin) and since I prefer a certain version (JPN Just dance over the NA version), that I know for a fact that is a valid type of importer. I've worked with Gamestop for about 4 years now (currently part time) and I've met a number of import customers (travelers of course) that often look for games to import because it is cheaper for them to buy a NA version and I've had some that can't get the game in their region but can easily read English. So I don't think in any way that I mixed any part of my reasoning up since I've either seen or am a part of the group of importers I mentioned. Neither type will disappear if localization becomes more widespread. You can easily state I should identified a third group due to pricing importers but l'd agree with you.

I'm not saying that localization or importing are tied together. However I've noticed in this thread and others you favor localization (which is cool, as I do too in addition to importing) and your posts are worded in a way that sound like you would prefer localization with importing NOT being an option. If I've misunderstood I apologize but that seems to be the tone of your posts.

I never said that Nintendo is region locking for hardware sales...as I feel it is in part due to piracy control. Piracy increases hardware sales but lowers software sales...the ds suffered from that greatly. I think that keeping the systems sandboxed by region as well the constant updates, have helped keep piracy off the 3ds. I also agree that the ratings/regional requirements also play a big part. I may not like the reason Iwata gave, but I don't think he was putting on a lot of PR spin.

I don't think Nintendo's issue is with people importing hardware from other countries to get it first. That is the behavior of a die hard or a collector. While there are a decent number of them they aren't the ones that drive the majority of sales... the mainstream public that does not care about the exclusive JPN version or the fact that they are getting the system/game later than others.

Also you are totally correct that the best type of a region free Nintendo would also be a region free eshop...though honestly it isn't required since Nintendo can easily argue that an importer bought games from outside their region. Sony allows game and global Playstation store access (sorta it takes some hoops to jump through- such as making a JPN PS ID) but you can't play a bluray from outside your region on their system. Which is part of the reason why they put the region numbering on their games...even though it technically doesn't matter. Sony will quickly tell you you bought a movie from outside your region and you are SOL...Nintendo could do the same for the eshop. Nintendo is in no way obligated to create a global eshop just because they allow cartridges to be used from any region.

The entire point of my response to you was simply: Localization is useful, Importing is useful. Having one will not mitigate the need for the other. So people should champion/request/whatever both.

Also, you are welcome to use female pronouns when referring to me. I'm a woman. I noticed you used "They" when you spoke to Zombie Bairoth.

I think I've addressed most of your response. However I have to go to work so while this will be my last response since there is no point in debating something neither of us can change I hope I offered a suitable final response. Thanks! This was fun! Please note there is no sarcasm in my response.

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#18

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Nintendo Download: 25th September (North America):

@DiscoGentleman If i were you I'd look and see if there were other games as well that you want to play so that you get your money's worth. I'm buying one this holiday season since I love the Taiko games...and for fatal frame, but since I don't know what games you like to play I'd suggest you make a list first. I don't think you can play DQX without being on a JPN ip...I remember reading something about port blocking on the Squeenix servers.

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#24

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Nintendo Region Locks Consoles To Get More Har...:

@SCAR392 Not sure if I understand your comment. I have already imported consoles as I explained in a previous post. My comment to you was in reference to your "People should be hoping for the games to be localized; not import ability." statement. As I said before they aren't mutually exclusive. Localization or the demand for it (which I support since the majority of the people I game with aren't going to import a system to play a game) doesn't mitigate the demand for import ability. There are two types of importers: those that wish to play the game in its original format (or rather a game that will never be localized due to licensing/cultural reasons) or those that import solely because a game has not been released in their region--or cheaper price. Localization takes care of the latter but not the former. So region locking is still a valid concern.

TLDR: There is nothing wrong with people wanting both localization and import ability. Which is what I was saying in my previous response to you.

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#25

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Wii U Version of Watch Dogs to Miss Out on DLC:

@VrginX He won't care because he still got your money. get a used copy instead.

Seriously, I'm all for supporting developers, but what do they expect when they release poorly optimized games that are missing content. Then again Ubi has been doing this to PC gamers for years. I didn't even finish the PC version of watch dogs due to its poor optimization.

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#29

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Video: Nintendo Broadens its Girls Club Advert...:

@97alexk Seriously? You see an ad that is positive reinforcement for girls and women playing games and your reaction is to complain about it? This ad is not a detraction of guys playing games it is merely a positive way to show girls that they aren't alone and playing games and here is a popular role model to act as a spokesperson for that positive message. Do you complain when you see ads with guys talking about games that they play or just playing with their friends? I suspect you don't. Ask yourself why not.

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#32

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Nintendo Region Locks Consoles To Get More Har...:

@chucknorrmis There are people that will no doubt. I'm one of those people but that percentage is pretty small in comparison to the entire consumer base. You would have to ether be really dedicated or only a nintendo gamer to help mitigate the costs.

Case in point. I'm an American, I'm not going to count my duplicate systems because they don't factor into this argument. I'm also excluding eshop unless they are retail.

I have a 3dsXL (219-zelda edition) and a JPN 3ds ( ice white 230). Right there that is 450 dollars and I haven't bought games yet. Most 3ds games are 40-30 bucks in America during their launch window. Most JPN 3ds games are about 45-60 during their launch window for me to import. I usually buy about 10 3ds games a year and I usually alternate regions each purchase. I'm sure you can see how expensive this can get very quickly. That is just the 3ds. I'm getting a JPN wiiu this year.

Most people are not going to do this. There is no way that Nintendo is locking systems to try to capitalize on this. It is a silly gamble.

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#33

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Nintendo Confirms Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokém...:

@Kaze_Memaryu Well I look at it this way. People complain that they don't get enough perks from club nintendo so I see that as a perk. Also if your biggest purchasers are bragging/ selling or whatever about codes that gets more people talking about it. Its annoying sure, but its still advertising. Very organic advertising as well.

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#34

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Nintendo Region Locks Consoles To Get More Har...:

@AlexSora89 Which would be impossible even if localization was free all of a sudden because licensing issues would pop up for some games. Also certain regions get certain versions of games. For instance...I won't play Just Dance from my region, but I'll buy the Japanese one in a heartbeat.

Same with Taiko no Tatsujin. The one English outing they did had a poor song selection.

Plus as much as I hate to admit it many people are happy with playing what comes out in their region. Sony and Microsoft are region free but I don't see lots of features where people are talking about what import titles they are playing.

Don't get me wrong as an importer I HATE region locking. However looking beyond myself I can totally understand why Nintendo does it.

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#37

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Video: Nintendo Broadens its Girls Club Advert...:

I'm glad Nintendo is putting more visibility on gaming for girls. I felt like such a leper growing up because I was the only girl I knew that was an avid gamer.

...Now if more companies would acknowledge that we play more than barbie's dream house that would be great. Not that anything is wrong with that but it can send the message that these are the only games that girls will enjoy.

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#38

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Nintendo Region Locks Consoles To Get More Har...:

@ImDiggerDan Agreed. That is also the exact reason that Iwata gave. I really think it is as simple as that, plus anti piracy measures. They aren't using the same methods Sony and Microsoft are for parental controls, which makes sense given their large family demographic. I do wish that they would make a universal system os that was unlocked but cost more.

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#40

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Atlus Just Can't Stop Offering Discounts, With...:

Well, I was trying to cut my budget this month but I think I'll pick up Overclocked and the Etrian Odyssey games. I'll check to see if i can find them physical at that price first though.

Edited for: TYPOS! THEY ARE EVERYWHERE!!

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#41

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Nintendo Region Locks Consoles To Get More Har...:

These quotes are speculation. I don't really think that is the case as it is extremely cost prohibitive and you lose out on a warranty. I'm pretty vocal about how much I hate region locking because I do buy multiple systems but I think that I'm a minority. I think that they did it in part to combat piracy. The ds got cracked really quickly but aside from one cart that has very specific requirements the 3ds is pretty much a fort. Sucks for me, but if piracy is up then software sales go down. They don't want or need any (more) devs jumping any ships. Be it WiiU or 3ds. I'm just going Japan only next gen I think.

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#44

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Mother 4 Is On The Way, But It's Not Being Mad...:

@Hyperstar96 Problem is they are trying to present this as a part of the mother series. This is NOT mother 4. When you do fan work you don't try to pass it off as part of the intended canon. Nothing wrong with setting it in the same universe or picking up where the official game left off, but they need to make it really clear that this is not a true entry in the series. That's why fanworks need to have a ton of disclaimers and even that means very little... it is well within the copyright holder's right to prevent fanworks from seeing the light of day. Case in point Anne Rice had FF.net pull all fanfiction about her books from the site.

Still I think they should have put the resources towards their own game instead.

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#45

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Mother 4 Is On The Way, But It's Not Being Mad...:

Well I'm sure Nintendo's lawyers were getting bored with nothing to do anyway. Seriously, just make your own game and say it was inspired by Mother. Of course once Nintendo lays down the C&D hammer folks will act like Nintendo is the bad guy.

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#49

Ryu_Niiyama commented on Developer Profile: Masahiro Sakurai:

One of my favorite game developers. I just hate that he gets so much abuse from the vocal minority. The man is pretty much crippling his hands to make his games the best they can be. I hope he takes a long vacation after Smash is done...he has earned it.