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russellohh

russellohh

30, United States

Ex-EA Games and BHG employee now making educational software for kids. Twice the pay and half the hours- but I do miss game design. That's why I'm an active member of the IGDA, and meet with local indie developers as much as possible.

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Mon 22nd October, 2012

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#4

russellohh commented on Best Buy Is Cancelling Majora's Mask New 3DS X...:

@Kogorn733 I don't like the buyers, either. I wound up with an extra copy of Majora, and an extra Wii Fit Trainer. I listed one for $19, the other for $9.

Within minutes, buyers had bid all the way to $150. If only one buyer had bid, everyone would have let him have it for $19. Instead, greedy buyers who want a friggin painted decal on their system are so greedy, they're screwing each other over all for one item.

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#5

russellohh commented on Best Buy Is Cancelling Majora's Mask New 3DS X...:

@JellySplat Because that's exactly what happened. You keep saying they're "losing money" or "losing money on expensive devices". How? They had maybe 10,000 DSs before, they still have 10,000 DSs to sell. The only thing that's changed its the name of the person picking it up.

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#9

russellohh commented on Kickstarter Project Aims to Fund a One Day Str...:

I'm debating driving 90 mins tomorrow to an event just to collect the 2,000 or so streetpasses I typically get there.
Paying for parking, tolls, and gas just to get street passes though...hmm.
I'm likely just giving my 2DS to someone that's going anyway

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#10

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

@Vincent294 I was being silly :-P I said no crime has ever happened, not that he didn't commit a crime.
Its my same response as when someone recently told me 9/11 and the Connecticut school shooting never actually happened, and were invented by the government. I replied "HA, you think NY and Connecticut actually exist? That's just what THEY want you to think!"

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#30

russellohh commented on Weirdness: This Interpretation of Super Smash ...:

I stopped caring about Game Theory or ANY game trivia without interview-based sources during an RE4 gamefaqs. It was a fine FAQ, but it said Leon's Matilda gun was clearly a reference to the children's book about a girl who was pretty smart and had dumb used car parents.

Oh...okay.

Other people pointed out that it could be a reference to Leon and Matilda, from Leon, a movie about a man named Leon who protects a younger girl from assassins using a pistol vaguely similar to the Matilda gun.
The trivia writer admitted that that makes a lot more sense.

Ever since then i've just assumed all trivia was randomly mashed together words. Though I still love my IMDB movie trivia

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#31

russellohh commented on Nintendo Steps Away From The Brazilian Market:

@SethNintendo Brazil is doing pretty well, a lot of people make what you make. I think a lot just own less games. Piracy is also pretty big, but I think a lot just play less.

Fun fact! Adjusted for inflation, the SNES was $700, and my original fatty gameboy was $223. DonkeyKong 64 and Chrono Trigger, again adjust for inflation, were each $160 US when they came out. (Chrono was $80 at most stores here, and DK64 was frequently 69$)

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#32

russellohh commented on Review: Fire Emblem (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Ad...:

@Quorthon I prefer it on the Wii U as it currently stands. The Ambassador version didn't have save states, and even though that makes the game nice and difficult, sometimes its just annoying to lose the same beloved character three times at the end of a level to a character with a crazy crit chance, or a boss that's freakishly difficult. The save state function of the Wii U makes it a lot easier and more manageable. You still need to be careful, but a single mishap won't make you replay a 50 minute map.

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#33

russellohh commented on Review: Fire Emblem (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Ad...:

@Tops I always heard I would enjoy them from gamers that know me well, but I never tried one. I typically game about 1-2 hours a day. When I got the free Ambassador games, I played through Zelda and a bit of Metroid first I believe.
I tried Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones on a Thursday. Sunday morning, smelling like rhino feet, I turned my DS off for the first time.
By Tuesday I owned Fire Emblem, Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, and Shadow Dragon.
I just purchased my third copy of Awakening, and convinced friends to get two more.
Ya know Nintendo, if you let gamecube and wii games be eShop titles....
you woulda cost eBay sellers like $200...

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#35

russellohh commented on GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U Stock on...:

@Joruus_Cbaoth Nintendo has proven that they can sell a $10 action figure for $50, and a $19 adapter for $100. It probably is just a case of not having enough supply, and working out a new contract with the supplier that can take months to sign.

Or, OR, Nintendo is deliberately selling $10 amiibos for $40 each on eBay, themselves, and making 400% profit per hour.

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#36

russellohh commented on Nintendo Sending Out amiibo Surveys to Select ...:

@JasonAnArgoNOT64 Ehhh. I've never seen stock issues like this before for any product. Even the original Wii was fairly easy to get in its first week, despite selling out everywhere. As long as you got to the store in the morning, you could always get one. I go to stores that sell Amiibos maybe 3 times a week, and there are plenty I've never seen.

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#37

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

@skywake Are you 6? Its a $180 system that can be easily sold for $400 or so online. If someone wants to basically buy a $200 bill from me for $400, more power to him. I'll use that $400 to buy 2 more and sell them back for 800. Don't want the system, so don't buy it? Right. Because my mortgage and the food on my kid's plate is paid for with magical unicorn dust.
If I lived in the UK and got one of the invites, I'd buy that system in 5 seconds flat and use the money to pay off the car or knock a few weeks off the mortgage. Same thing with the Amiibos- I stumble across a Little Mac in store that's $9. I list it on eBay for $9. If someone wants to bid $55 for it, that's their choice. It doesn't make anyone a scumbag. When I worked retail a decade ago, we had a lot of buy 1, get one or buy 2, get 1 free deals. CONSTANTLY I had low-income customers say "but i don't need 3 copies" or "but i only need the first two games..." Who cares? Sell the third on eBay. Give it to a friend. Pay your phone bill with it. Anyone who wouldn't be tempted to make money selling something they legally bought (that they don't really need) is either A) A multi millionaire or B) a child with no responsibilities.

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#38

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

@MasterBlaster HA! I always think that as well. An associate posted something like "the amiibos have me so mad I am literally shaking".

I replied something like "its a $10 plastic toy that doesn't even bend. If your inability to own one has you shaking and in tears, you have had literally the easiest life in human history."

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#39

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

@DTFaux It's not even about want. I wanted the Smash Bros 3DS demo- and other people wanted to pay me $25 for it. I had 4 copies of the demo, and gave two out to friends. I own 2 3DSs with different accounts- if I had gotten 8 demos, I could easily be looking at an entire month's car payments. Likewise with the 3DS- if someone wants to pay me $400 for a system i paid 180 for, that's their business. I can pick the system up again when its $100.

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#42

russellohh commented on Rumour: Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, ...:

@Vineleaf I really wanna like the Vita, I do. I love some JRPGs. Best Buy doesnt carry it, searching for it on walmart.com gets me cases and cards, and occasionally a hit for the console itself. EVerytime i go to a convention i get hundreds, if not thousands of street passes.

I've seen two Vitas, ever.

Even the PS4 to wii comparison is a better one- i think the PS4 outsold the Wii U 2 or 3 to 1.

From 3DS to Vitas is closer to 11 to one.

Eeek!

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#43

russellohh commented on Rumour: Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, ...:

@Quorthon It definitely is Nintendo's generation. No one will buy a Vita, yet Nintendo fans are waking up at 5am to hit every store in the area for little plastic Nintendo toys they are willing to spend $50 on. Two years ago no one knew what a Wii U was. Many still don't. But Amiibos are hitting worldwide news all day everyday.

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#45

russellohh commented on Weirdness: Nintendo Wins More Great Publicity ...:

Two years after the Wii came out, I moved all the furniture out of the way for a game of tennis - or so I thought. My hand went through a wooden panel, shattering it, and fracturing my middle finger.

By the next day, my finger was completely black.

My best sports injury!

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#48

russellohh commented on Mario Kart 8 Starting Grid T-Shirt Accelerates...:

@Tsurii897 Also, do you have used gamestores in your country/city? I've noticed through a decade of doing this that less than 1/4 of people actually use their club nintendo points. I certainly wouldn't go into a store today and grab a smash bros wii u code off a brand new box, but games like New Super Mario Bros 2, Fire Emblem Wii, Mario Party 7-8 that are used- if no one has registered these games after 3-4 years, i consider them up for grabs. It doesnt take long to remember or take a photo of the code and use it later. I'm at the equivalent of..............math, eww.... 9,000 ish stars for the year by that method. I don't go into the stores more than once every other month, either.One story had an entire row of either smash bros brawl or zelda wind waker hd games, not one of which had been registered.