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Oldgamer, thank God!

Male, 30, Brazil

First was the SNES. So, Game boy. Finally, the climax: a N64. After my graduation, my parents gave me a Wii in 2010, and I gave me a gift: a 3DS. I can't avoid the fact that Nintendo is the best thing about videogames. Playstation 2 and 3 are good, but there is no Mario, nor Zelda, nor Metroid...

Mon 28th January, 2013

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daniruy commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

Absolutely agreed. My WiiU is both a disappointment and a joy. Showing it to some friends in Brqzil inevitably brought them smiles (specially Yoshi's Wooly World), as a unique platform with unique games. They just loved it BECAUSE it is different, as I do. I'll stick to that.



daniruy commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

This is terrible to hear. I wasn't expecting it. We were celebrating my grandmother's 85th birthday, and she is very much alive, although fighting cancer. Iwata was only 55, was brilliant, and his leadership philosophy influenced me more than I know right now. May God give comfort to his family and to us, Nintendo fans.



daniruy commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

I've noticed something yesterday when booting my Lego Star Wars on Wii mode. I still cheerish the memories and everything Wii. Just holding the Wiimote make me feel good. With WiiU though I feel I will not have this in the future, albeit I really love the system.

I mean, I STILL look for Wii retro stuff, games and everything. The WiiU is much more transitional, it feels like that.



daniruy commented on Talking Point: The Fragility of Buying Downloa...:

I also prefer physical even though I'm only buying digital nowadays. Problem here is: I have a story with every single game I buy - story that is saved on their save files as well as in my memory. As far as I'm concerned, if I don't hold onto my total story with the game - the experience, the save file and the actual game it means nothing for me to own a physical copy, because I never want to sell the thing. It will never lose value. Plus, anything can happen and my physical copy can be robbed or broken down, so at the end of the day we are facing risks all the same.



daniruy commented on Yooka-Laylee:

I need my N64 again to play Banjo-Kazooie again, after dont-know-how-many years. This time collecting everything.



daniruy commented on Talking Point: Mario Maker Can Be A Game Chang...:

You made me wonder guys... What we as a community could achieve with a Metroid Maker? A Zelda Maker? A Mario Kart Maker? Loads of brilliant minds in the limbo are waiting to be liberated. Myself? I'll be playing the most I can 'cos this 'maker' thing for a Mario is awesome.



daniruy commented on Nintendo Steps Away From The Brazilian Market:

@Savino I have sme friends from Minas Gerais here in Ireland and they say something similar. Maybe it's Minas. SUS in São Paulo is always a nightmare. Probably it's because there are around 23 million people living and working in the same area. São Paulo makes everything harder, that's for sure. I could actually say that I could never vote on PSDB anymore because of their actions over the last 20 years in São Paulo. (And neither could I vote in PT, for obvious corruption reasons!)

Now, your diarista (I suppose you could call her a housekeeper anyways) is indeed an example of the disparity in Brazil. Things getting better, in a way, for some. But look at this, while your housekeeper is making 1500 dolars (?) monthly, a teacher would make 1/3 of that for decent working hours (around 35-40/week).

Brazil seems better for some, and it is better for some, but in general it's even more unequal and perverse.



daniruy commented on Nintendo Steps Away From The Brazilian Market:

@Savino October 2013, man. I was in São Paulo's protests, strikes, etc. Grew tired of that same damn thing. When you work in public services, like I did as a teacher, you not only realise how bad everything is, but you feel it in your bones as well.

But our focus here is games. As a gamer, I always bought pre-owned games. I remember Super Mario Galaxy 2, which I was desperate for, cost me 95 dollars. And I had to pay my 3DS in several monthly instalments.

That said, is important to consider that Nintendo's market in Brazil is ridiculous. I mean, worldwide people didn't understand what is a "WiiU" at all in general. We are gamers, we did research and eventually we got it. But those guys who owned playstations and xboxes just for Fifas, PES, ad COD (as good as those games are) didn't give importance to this product.



daniruy commented on Nintendo Steps Away From The Brazilian Market:

@Savino You're not entirely right, man... You are showing an odd Brazil even for me, a typical Brazilian guy!

(I am living in Ireland now, but I grew up in São Paulo. And I was a high school teacher in Brazil. I always considered myself (and my family) middle class - working-hard class.)

Although I've always loved videogames, we always had to go to rent shops to be able to play, because the price of games was always ridiculous.

For instance, in 1996, a SNES game would cost around R$ 150,00 (around U$60,00). But the minimal wage was U$40,00. I'm not even considering inflation. That's why piracy was (and still is) a big thing there. Who would spend more than 50% of the minimal wage in video games, if you could rent an original copy at 70c or buy piracy for the same or a little more - which was still a lot?

Nowadays, a 3DS game costs around R$150,00 - the same U$60,00, but the minimal wage today is around U$270.

Now, according to the government website ( the average wage of Brazilian workers last year (first 3 months) was around U$440.

Could one spend more than 10% of the wage in one game, plus rent, insurance, medical services and food, not considering school fees? Could one buy a 3DS for U$300,00 ( A WiiU would be around U$ 480,00 - more than the average wage! That's why people use their credit card to spend what they don't have and essentially defaulting a lot.

(Note: what you said about schools is not true. As a schoolworker I saw bad food given to students, expired even sometimes and the school system is as corrupt as the political system. Children do receive textbooks (which they must give back at the end of the year) and alwas have absent teachers because those are struggling with 60-70 working hours/week in order to get a little more than that average wage. The health service is horribly and insurance prices too high.

That's why I've left. It's sad though.

Brazil is a country of appearances - exactly like the world cup.


If the government were clever (or honest) they would give Nintendo, Sony, Valve, Microsoft and any other game company financial incentives, like reduced taxes in order to make the national industry grow. But when you have people like Marta Suplicy saying that video games aren't cultural products and 70% taxation on these products you cannot have hope of improvement.

Of course people are starving in Brazil, not so much in the big cities, but in small cities, slums in big cities, suburbs and countryside there relly are people like this. You have to chose between pay your bills and have fun. Sadly, as you said, people would rather buy phones and gadgets than basic products. But what can they do if the media stimulates this style of life and even popular musics like the "funk ostentação" that preaches extreme luxury and churches preaches the same message?

Is was and it is sad to be a Brazilian gamer. Or citizen I'd add.



daniruy commented on Video: Super Mario 64 Is Getting A Fan-Made HD...:

@ZenTurtle Agreed. But I don't get the same feeling of the N64 version, of course. It's so more epic, because it's the game of my childhood. What I don't understand is Nintendo never doing this kind of awesome remakes in HD. I mean, look at Wind Waker, Ocarina of Time 3D and Starfox 64 3D. Now imagine Mario 64 HD. Why not? I'd buy that instantaneously.



daniruy commented on UCraft Wii U Beta Plans Outlined as New Traile...:

Well... I don't know. Seems interesting since we don't have Minecraft. It would be awesome to have something like this. But I like to take everything that uses epic music with a grain of salt...

Let's see. I'll surely try the beta version.



daniruy commented on Talking Point: The Time Is Right For A Nintend...:

If Nintendo created a smartphone, I would by it in the first second. I would be so sweet that I''m already dreaming of it. I would keep my 3DS of course, but that would solve a problem for me: play very good games (classic or indie) while I wait for my wife to call me in THE SAME DEVICE. Man, when it's going to be released?



daniruy commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U St...:

When Reggie appeared on stage I was so excited for a Metroid. They He said Zelda, and I was like "okay, I can tae that". And the showed me the video, I lost the ability to talk and i just chuckled. And then "Starfox is BEFORE". I fainted.

Metroid I still love you, but these guys are helping.

This show was much better than the previous one. How they gave gamers a stage was awesome.



daniruy commented on Video: How Does Watch Dogs Wii U Compare To Th...:

@DiscoGentleman This kind of video can be interesting just in order to compare something. But is actually, like you said, very dumb and annoying, because it's an argument about fireworks. It's been almost 2 years since this started (?) and I'm still surprised that IGN does this until today. There are really dumb people in the world.



daniruy commented on Nintendo Download: 20th November (Europe):

Wow! This week is amazing because of Wild Guns and Lufia. This was my first RPG (played on the SNES) and I've never played the GameBoy one. I'll give it a try.

Oh... And Tetris, man. Tetris. I'll never grow tired of it.



daniruy commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Core Nintendo Philos...:

I like very much the direction Nintendo is going. I totally agree that realism, realism and realism (even though good), is dull. Super Mario Galaxy 2 is my favorite game of all time because it is of such an abstraction that makes me marvel at astronomy; it makes me want to hear music and makes me smile. It's an experience one can't have with the majority of titles available today. Pikmin 3 did the same thing for me. It makes me think of darwinism, raw darwinism in all that adorable creatures. And all of this was achieved with the gameplay.

Boy, that is such an achievement.



daniruy commented on Eiji Aonuma Confirms Majora's Mask 3D Has Been...:

I believe I will have nightmares with that damn moon. I love the way this game made me feel sad. It reminds me of Tolkien describing the elves: "they had a beautiful sadness". Man, I love this game and I don't understand why. That fascinates me.