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Day Late, Dollar Short Optimistic

Male, 26, United States

Nothing much to say. Been a Nintendo fan since I was 3 years old and I played and own every Nintendo system since the Nes. I am open to all types of video game styles and genre with limited exceptions to sports genre. An hardcore gamer but with a casual attitude.

Fri 10th August, 2012

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ultraraichu commented on Collector Cases for amiibo Secure Kickstarter ...:

I can imagine you have to be really nick-picky to get something like this. Well from what I experience there are people who are an*l enough to buy this while it's already factory sealed and have it in a see through cabinet; it's like triple sleeve trading cards even though I think double sleeve is more then enough.



ultraraichu commented on Standard-Sized New Nintendo 3DS Photos Emerge ...:

Man the people at Nintendo are good at keeping secrets. They did all this since last year September with the XL model yet lead "fans" to believe that they don't care about NA because they only get the XL version.

What next, that secretly they waited until they made enough standard models and face plates to ship to NA and then release it in the same month with the first new 3ds exclusive game (as I say full of hope).



ultraraichu commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:

With the way Link looks and acts, I peg him as gender-less or maybe both.

I seen and known quite a number of non-gamer adults that think Link is a girl already. To me making Link a female is just adding boobs and possibly showing more body like exposed legs or a tighter tunic.



ultraraichu commented on Nintendo’s Free-To-Play Experiment Pokémon ...:

Good for them. I might be part of the minority that is willing to admit out loud that I spent money on gems to support the work they put into the game (and to catch 2 expert level Pokemon). I play a lot of similar games but so far this one does it right in the f2p field.



ultraraichu commented on Iwata: Embracing Smart Devices Has Made Us Eve...:

This is a good way to spread brand awareness. Almost (or over) 2 billion people uses a smart device worldwide.
Games are one thing people are mostly focus on but what about apps that relies on or is more useful if you own one or both Nintendo systems (ex. Eshop).

For all I know it could end up like the Pokemon TCG that is now also on smart devices. Some people here didn't even know this is the same thing that's on PC and Mac or that it exist (awareness) and it didn't ruin the brand like others said (Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire).



ultraraichu commented on Nintendo Doesn't Intend To Be A One-Hit Wonder...:

"it is a highly competitive market and only a handful of content providers have been able to show enduring results"
"Many content providers who are succeeding on smart devices are depending on single hit titles"

Just knowing and understanding those 2 factors gives me confidence in what Iwata is doing.



ultraraichu commented on Guide: Everything We Know So Far About Nintend...:

Like the Q&A, nice to get a quick summary before I read the other articles later.

It would be interesting to see what games and genre comes out for the smart device. I remember back in the 90s there were Mario games on PC, granted they were mostly edutainment games but none the less.



ultraraichu commented on Nintendo Download: 12th March (North America):

First on my list is that Pokémon Friends theme, then I'll lend my service to one of my nation's president in Project S.T.E.A.M at midnight.

Edit: I didn't know the next Hyrule Warriors dlc is today. I guess that's a automatic download.



ultraraichu commented on Swedish Newspaper Questions The European Relea...:

In a weird way the views the columnist have for this game's is quite similar to the views bloggers have for certain low grade games on the Wii U (mainly meme run) which I think any game that is legal should be open to play. Just change the part relating to women to gamers and leave in company responsibility part and its almost spot on in views.

Just like with the "low grade" Wii U games, certain people make it a bigger deal than it really should be and get others to step in.



ultraraichu commented on Video: Here’s How amiibo Will Work in Captai...:

Oddly enough this is better then I expected which was just a pixel toad added in game like pixel Mario with no mini game.

I have mine preordered since I'm not only planning to use it for Captain Toad, but also Mario Party 10 in which the only amiibo I have that is capable for this game is Rosalina (and Luma). Also the future is still young for other capable games.



ultraraichu commented on Review: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (3DS):

I enjoy the demo a lot more than I expected to, so I guess I will enjoy the full game even more (minus the enemy's turn but it's not that much of a deal breaker).

Was hoping the street pass would of been something like FE: Awakening with battling the other person's team instead of leaderboad and scores but a well I guess.



ultraraichu commented on Meme Run Disappears from the Wii U eShop:

I am dying to know if it was removed due to legal reasons or the rally and rants of the gamers with pitchforks, torches, and hate mail. I hope it's the former.

On a crazy up-note, the people who downloaded it now have a rare ET like game on their Wii U.



ultraraichu commented on Viewtiful Joe Figure is Ready for His Close-up:

For a second there I thought they were coming out with the figure because of an upcoming mash-up game called "Capcom All-Stars". I blame Sega and Sony (maybe Super Mario) for getting me into thinking that "All-Stars" mash-up gaming mentality :P



ultraraichu commented on Review: Pokémon Shuffle (3DS eShop):

Nice review. I admit I was a bit worried that the F2P micro-transaction concept would cloud your judgement like it did with so many others gamers, but you focus more on the gameplay itself.



ultraraichu commented on Weirdness: eBay Trolls amiibo Fans With Gold M...:

In a way it is kind of funny when you think about the different groups of people who react to this. The group who are into amiibo will find this in bad taste on eBay's behave but to everyone else they'll think something is seriously wrong with the crazy amiibo group and their toys.



ultraraichu commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

Best thing for Nintendo to do is reprint the ones that are hard to find like with Marth and some of the others. Best thing for retailers to do is to send a memo out to every store to limit it 1 per customers. This way everyone got a fair shot and if they missed out, they'll be at ease knowing a restock is around the corner.

Scalpers are always tricky to deal with, mainly because they know as much and most times more then the normal collectors. I wouldn't be surprised if a few hundred of them lurk this site for research on demand. Before that whole rarity articles and Nintendo announcement on certain amiibo last December, store were very well stock with WFT, Fox and Villager. Checked back 2 day later after the news and 3 big name stores were sold out of them.



ultraraichu commented on 3DS Browser Exploit Hackers Bypass Pokémon S...:

Tempting, but I have to fight it. I do love the game but I'm not going to take the chance of them doing something to the game because I cheat like lock me out from playing, updating or using my NNID, or never checking in so I don't get caught. They tend to be more alert with games like this.

Besides it's best playing in short burst.



ultraraichu commented on Nintendo Confirms Super Mario amiibo - Gold Ed...:

Since it's mostly for looks and not so much any different function from the other 2 Marios or 3 if you count the silver one, I'll pass on it. That and the only Walmart in my state I can get to is pretty far and I would need a car to get there.



ultraraichu commented on Iwata Doesn't Feel amiibo Has Shown Its Full P...:

As long as they keep producing games that use amiibo and enough amiibo for compatible games with unque use, it will have a long life. Also it gives a bit more incentive to buy the game if you have the amiibo or the amiibo if you have the game.

I can't help but to wonder what other ideas they had for the NFCs. Maybe a gaming glove or ring amiibo, just fist bump to activate.



ultraraichu commented on Nintendo Held Back Western Launch Of New 3DS D...:

2/19/15- For all we know they can be using this time to produce enough new 3ds and faceplates for everyone and use the XL model to keep a good amount of people happy in the meantime..

2/17/15- I would like it to be released later on in the year but only when they have enough of both. Don't need for some of the faceplates or system to end up like the amiibo knowing our crazy 3rd party market and internet gossips.

Looks like my theory is becoming more and more real. Just wanting for that April announcement (fingers crossed)



ultraraichu commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

Nice talking point. I was a bit upset about that announcement when I first saw it, but after seeing and remembering people buying out amiibo (shipment chart from the investor's meeting also helped), sales and stocks from other regions, and other related news, it brought me some comfort in the decision.

My theory (or way of coping) is they have to make enough systems to meet demands. If they product both of the new 3ds model and faceplates, there would be less models for everyone and we know how scalpers can get when it comes to anything limited or word gets out about anything low in stock.

For all we know they can be using this time to produce enough new 3ds and faceplates for everyone and use the XL model to keep a good amount of people happy in the meantime. Because if it's one thing we know is that NA core gamers (not all) hates it when stuff gets delayed, especially when EU has it for awhile. Then again they usually hate almost everything, at least based on posts online.

As Magus (KI:U) said "Chase after 2 rabbits and you'll end up with none".



ultraraichu commented on Eiji Aonuma Explains Why Tingle is Such a Pecu...:

"we're pretty sure heterosexual men in their mid-30s can be strange and dress like weirdos too."
Sounds like someone been quite a few video game/ anime events, that sight is pretty common.

Now that I think about it, that Peter Pan inspiration makes more sense (also with the fairy obsession). Now I just wonder how he became such a darn rupee thief… I mean hog.



ultraraichu commented on Pokémon Shuffle Available to Download Right N...:

I'm going to download and play this comes state side, hopefully later today. I'm not a video game activist and I have nothing against freemium that recovers playtime since I normally don't play the same game non-stop for a extent amount of time.

Nintendo did said they were experimenting with different online fields, so I can't hate them for adding this to their checklist, especially with those investors on their back demanding mobile games.



ultraraichu commented on Hyrule Warriors 'Ganon Pack' DLC to Bring Fres...:

Great, as if playing as young/deity Link didn't give me a god complex, soon I'll play as that giant beast. Now we're playing with Triforce power.

This current version have been the best by far (loading aside). Wishful hoping they do something about the Imprisoned weak point gauge. Kind of troublesome when twinkle toes gets up right away when half its gauge depletes.



ultraraichu commented on Interview: Nintendo's Damon Baker on the eShop...:

After reading that part about looking online for reactions and opinions, it kind of made me wonder if one of us can be secretly working for Nintendo. Based on most of the comments so far, I can understand why they stay hidden.

I guess I can get "We also want their shooters, sports games, but we want them done right on the platform" line if they're referring to how it it plays on the Wii U and the contents. Pretty much not doing what Ubisoft did with the Assassins Creed series, EA with Mass Effect 3 and other games with missing contents, features, dlc, etc.

Pretty much I'm all for the 1st and 3rd party living in harmony part for the hopeful future. If anything I'm all for certain online 3rd party games connecting across all gaming platform.



ultraraichu commented on Card Format amiibo Confirmed to be Heading our...:

The way my amiibo collection is looking right now, it's a little too late for me to go the card route. I already start collecting to complete series and it would be weird to have figures of Marth and Ike but cards of Robin and Lucina.

Well at least the line about the additional production and the Nintendo direct with Project S.T.E.A.M and Marth bring me some comfort. Fingers crossed for a good King Dedede and Metaknight stock this week.