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pcruthven

pcruthven

Male, New Zealand

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Tue 17th January, 2012

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pcruthven

#1

pcruthven commented on Wii U System Update 4.1.0 Available Now:

The update installed last night no issues, I have only ever had 1 freeze on my Release Day Wii U, and that was Oct 2013 on Sonic Racing Transformed. I have never had any other stability issues with my Wii U.
@pukka-pie Totally agree with you, I would love to play my vast Wii Games collection Via the GamePad while my Wife hogs the TV ;)

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#4

pcruthven commented on Nintendo Switching Off Wi-Fi Connection Servic...:

I’m getting Mario Kart 8 on release... But I’m bummed about not been able to play MK Wii anymore... Nintendo have already forced me to us my old Wii so I can enter the Bi Monthly MK Wii tournaments, now I won’t even be able to play on line… I can regularly find more players raceing on MK Wii that I ever can on Wii U’s Sonic Racing!?!

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#7

pcruthven commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:

I love Nintendo and will always buy and support Nintendo consoles, even to the point of buying watered down 3rd party ports on Nintendo consoles…
When I need/want to try other publishers games I just use PC/Steam, it really isn’t that hard to be a Nintendo Fanboy and experience the goodness that occasionally pops up on the other side of the fence. :P

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#13

pcruthven commented on Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U...:

Wii U GamePad rocks... but if Nintendo did decide to make it an optional extra… then at least make it mandatory to have “Off TV” play option in every Wii U title.. I cant live without off TV mode anymore as it increases my game play time by a factor of 5!! (You trying sharing one large HD TV with your Wife and kids!?!)

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#14

pcruthven commented on The Nikkei Reports Potential Nintendo Smartpho...:

Nintendo teaser touch mini games (and videos) are ok… but leave the Real Nintendo games for the real Nintendo consoles!!
That said… being able to browse eShop and purchase games via my smartphone and then have them waiting for me when I get home would be awesome!

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#15

pcruthven commented on Mass Market Price And Mario Kart 8 Will Revers...:

Instead of a race to the lowest price for the Wii U, how about a different approach for the Wii U.
The Wii U Gamers Edition. A redesigned Wii U, that includes;
1. Full GCN capability (4 x Controller, 2 x Memory Card, + dedicated GCN silicon), an upgraded Slot loading drive to accept the smaller GCN disks, refine the menu front end to be able to directly launch GCN or Wii Disk games without having to load backwards compatibility mode first, and make all Wii/GCN games able to be played off screen via the Wii U Controller (emulate a GCN controller / Wii Classic Controller Pro).
2. Redesign the Wii U Controller Pro to have a Headphone/Mic socket and basic motion sensing (3DS styles), and make this controller able to control all the Wii U menus including eShop. (A wireless Headset wouldn’t hurt either Nintendo)
3. Add a “Nintendo” removable/upgradeable HDD to store all your games on.
This will be at least $100USD more expensive and NOT get the casual crowed, but man how many Nintendo fanboys (and Girls) would get on board for a comprehensive Nintendo experience!
My 2 cents

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#20

pcruthven commented on Wii Sports Club: Bowling:

Great locally, seems like very little has improved from Wii Sports Resort Bowling.. But me and my family are enjoying it. Online paly is lacking

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#24

pcruthven commented on New Nintendo Selects Titles Coming to Australi...:

It would have been great to have these a few years ago when the Wii as actually accepted in NZ as a gaming system…. I’ve been paying “Nintendo Tax” for years and already have all of those games purchased at or near release for $80+ NZD. I love my country but my choice of gaming systems (Nintendo) makes me pay through the nose for games… and I do try to buy AU/NZ games because I want my Star Points, buy I give up for the more off beat/rear titles which are always over $100 NZD and I can get online from UK for ~$40 NZD inc shipping!!

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#25

pcruthven commented on Soapbox: Nintendo Could Have Ruled The Micro-C...:

The "Wii TV Edition" without a disk drive would be the perfect option for China Market and other emerging and/or piracy heavy markets.
Nintendo just need to make the "Wii TV Edition" compatible with a new Universal Nintendo ID/eStore. A new universal Nintendo ID/eStore would be of massive benefit to the Wii U/3DS in primary markets and perfect for tackling China/emerging/piracy markets
Nintendo what are you waiting for?!?

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#26

pcruthven commented on Mario and Luigi Wii Remote Plus Controllers Ju...:

I will buy these if they come too little old NZ…
But what would make my day is if these have the “new “ Remote Jackets with the reset hole and the cut out for the official Battery Charger… As the official Nintendo Batteries only come with Black Jackets.

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#27

pcruthven commented on Nintendo's $30.2 Million 3DS Patent Infringeme...:

Two things...
1. Patent Trolls suck
2. Technology evolves in many different ways. Nintendo have been testing/investigating 3D tech for years (Virtual Boy/GCN/GBA to name a few), and have experimented with many different ways to implement 3D Tech.

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#28

pcruthven commented on Nintendo UK Launches Mario Kart 7 Facebook App:

I still paly Mario Kart Wii... but unfortunately Nintendo "nerfed" MKWii on the Wii U.... You have to use an old Wii to access Mario Kart Wii Tournament mode :(
I cant wait for Mario Kart 8 (Hopefuly with heaps of retro tracks and extra non Nintendo Racers)

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#32

pcruthven commented on John Carmack: Doom 3 BFG Edition Would Be Grea...:

@MrCanzine Yeah I know DOOM 3 BFG Edition has DOOM, DOOM II, DOOM 3, and DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil, and The Lost Mission... But wouldn’t it be nice to replay DOOM 64 and have off Screen play on all included DOOM games, would that be a sweet extra for Nintendo and DOOM fans like myself

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#33

pcruthven commented on Talking Point: Wii U and Third-Party Inconsist...:

I love Nintendo and I love my Wii U.
But I will have to get some (Quite a few actually) games on Steam (I refuse to purchase another console) as third party support for Nintendo is crap… It can’t be that hard to port to the Wii U with the Wii U Pro Controller being so similar to Xbox/PS controllers.

With the above said… I still mostly play Nintendo Games and I get the most enjoyment out of first party Nintendo titles... And I have a very limited gaming budget
It’s very disappointing when I games I really want (Skyrim/Dragon Age/Doom 3 BFG) don’t come to Nintendo, but that’s why I will always have a PC/Steam as my “back-up” system.

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#39

pcruthven commented on Nintendo And SEGA Have Yet To Reveal Another E...:

Leave Mario Kart and Sonic Racing alone (Well maybe the "Stars" can crossover as cameos only) as they are two separate racing types; Kart vs. Racers
A Nintendo and Sonic driven (pun intended) Racer say called "Nintendo Racers" featuring Mario Kart / Sonic Racers / F-Zero / DK Racing / plus whatever DLC makes sense (Namco Racers?) with all sorts of racing types and all sorts of courses (water/air/off road etc.), sort of like a Smash Bros of racing.

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#41

pcruthven commented on Feature: Celebrating Ten Years of The Wind Waker:

I absolutely loved this game and have played it through three times over the years. Like Gaz Plant even though I had the NES and SNES and N64 it was the first Zelda game I pre-ordered and played through to the end. It is like playing a beautiful cartoon, I’m so happy its getting HD love. (Nintendo please make use it’s got rumble and works with the Wii U pro controller for that full GCN old school experience)

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#43

pcruthven commented on Wii U and 3DS Online Connection Rates Exceed 80%:

I live in New Zealand an our internet is overpriced with relatively high ping rates... but sometimes the only way to purchase a game is online and/or via DLC as not all games are fairly represented in physical stores.
Another thing the Wii U is very picky about its routers, as when upgrading to 2.1.0 the Wii U would fail and even manual settings (as recommended by Nintendo AU support agent) would not work (router works fine with Wii/DSi/xBox360/PS3/PC’s/Android’s in house), in the end I had to borrow another router just to download and install the patch :(

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#45

pcruthven commented on Nintendo Launches Wii U Virtual Console Trial ...:

Got it this morning and love it.
Not looking forward to the Aussie (NZ) eShop charging $6.50...
Hopefully as I read else were when the virtual shop is finally open you can re-download the Wii virtual console games you have already purchased, to the Wii U upgraded for the Wii U controller for only $1.00 (NES) or $1.50 (SNES)

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#47

pcruthven commented on Poll: Which Colour Wii U Would You Prefer?:

BLACK... I got a launch White Wii and changed to a Black Wii as soon as it come out, even though it was a VERY painful process as there is no official way of moving all saves and settings. :(
If Nintendo do launch the back Wii U later at least make it EASY to transfer your saves and settings to the new console.

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#48

pcruthven commented on Poll: Which Colour Wii U Would You Prefer?:

BLACK... I got a launch White Wii and changed to a Black Wii as soon as it come out, even though it was a VERY painful process as there is no official way of moving all saves and settings. :(
If Nintendo do launch the back Wii U later at least make it EASY to transfer your saves and settings to the new console.

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#49

pcruthven commented on Poll: Which Colour Wii U Would You Prefer?:

BLACK... I got a launch White Wii and changed to a Black Wii as soon as it come out, even though it was a VERY painful process as there is no official way of moving all saves and settings. :(
If they do launch the back Wii U at a later date please at least make it EASY to transfer your saves and settings to the new console.

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#50

pcruthven commented on Feature: The Evolution of Nintendo's Controllers:

I’m still in love with the GCN Controller; I still use my WaveBird for Wii games that support it. I’m bitterly disappointed in Nintendo for not making a WaveBird Wii U (for all the cross platform goodness wii will miss out on) ... as the Classic Controller Pro just does not cut it. :(