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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

Recent Comments



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.



ultraraichu commented on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and Mons...:

That cool news for both games.

I'm a bit weird out that Majora's Mask have that much stronger of an initial sale being off rush season and a remake compared to A Link Between Worlds which was release during the holiday season and is a sequel to another old yet popular Zelda title. I guess the New 3ds helped out but still...



ultraraichu commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

I'm just thinking of a "what if" scenario in which NA gets the New 3ds (non xl) as well. Then due to limited supply and high demand (more so from resellers) for the faceplate and system itself gets sold out and ends up in the way of eBay like the rest of Nintendo's high demand items.

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.



ultraraichu commented on New Nintendo 3DS Launch Sales in the West Surp...:

Kind of makes me wonder how much of them were limited edition model compared to standard model. Like if the shipment of Majora's Mask and Monster Hunter 4 New 3dsxl in NA was in the 5 digits (ex. 30,000) or around 100,000 combine.

In any case, still good news. I'll lend my cash support when the smaller New 3ds comes out.



ultraraichu commented on Feature: The Heartwarming Tale of a Missing 3D...:

That's a great story. It's comforting to know in a world of people buying out limited edition game, accessories, and amiibo and selling it to those who really want it for a huge profit, there's still people who will go through all this for someone else out of kindness. Bravo :)



ultraraichu commented on A Wild Update on Pokémon Shuffle Appears:

So the micro transactions is to make the game optionally easier or quicker to play right away, there's an alternative no cash way to get gems, and the game is free?

I can only imagine the same people complaining about this also complained about sleep points in Bravery Default and similar to that game many people will still play it. That is the will of the Internet.



ultraraichu commented on Weirdness: Club Nintendo Members Attempt to Se...:

I'm more curious in finding out how much people (and if allowed, who) will actually buy this.
After seeing people who spend more than $10 on the Smash bros demo and Hyrule Warriors store exclusive dlc costumes (which sells for $0.99 in the eshop now if they were patient), I wouldn't be surprise if some people get it sold.



ultraraichu commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

I kind of like the idea of no scores. A good amount of people automatically putting a "must get" label on games that scores 8 and higher and garbage on anything lower than a 7 without knowing the reason why. Also games can change after release with updates and dlcs. I'm pretty sure Hyrule Warriors would score a point higher with all the contents on it now compared to a few months ago.

Also there have been times I read reviews (including this site) and the contents of the written review don't match up with the number. The written part can make a game sound like a 8/10 but the end score is 6/10 and vic versa.



ultraraichu commented on Nintendo Download: 5th February (North America):

Going to pre-purchase Kirby and the Rainbow Curse later in the week, but for now I'm going to play the new Hyrule Warrior dlc when I go home this evening. So glad they released the Majora's Mask dlc this week instead of next week to go with the release of the game it's based on.



ultraraichu commented on Dead Or Alive Producer Feels That A Cultural D...:

Almost no one notice or care about the overly muscular and/or handsome male characters that likes to show off their body/charm in most games and anime the same way they notice and talk about the attractive ladies in the west and being offended. Where's the equality in that?

For the record, I'm cool with both, most times unrealistic gender figures for males and females.



ultraraichu commented on Target Won't Be Restocking Rosalina amiibo, Se...:

I ordered one (only want 1) at so I'm just waiting for the delivery.

In news like this I just wait for the "but" line as usual.

I wonder how many target stores get this memo and if the staff members know about it since that anti-reseller portion seems real helpful for both sides.



ultraraichu commented on Ninja Pig Pulls The Plug On Wii U eShop Title ...:

Kind of figured that might happen.
Granted I'm not a fan meme run since I dislike those type of runner genres and IQ Test was meh for the sale price I brought it at. I hope this can serve as another learning experience to grow from and to develop a game that is not the subject of negative criticism even if Ninja Pig itself is the face of controversy.

As a gamer have the right the play any game he/she wants, a developer have the right to make any games he/she want (within ESRB and other regulation). Just as long as the gamer is willing to pay for whatever game made.



ultraraichu commented on Best Buy Cancellations of Majora's Mask 3D New...:

Although legit collectors and people who takes looks real serious would be pissed, but this is a sliver lining for regular gamers. You get $50 off any of your next purchase which includes an alt. New 3ds xl, that's extra money in your pocket bros (wish I preordered).
A bitter sweet victory against scalpers who may have to cancel their eBay listings. Even better if they already got a sale on it.



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

Seems like some pre-order scalpers feedback rating is going to go down after this. They and other stores should do sneak cancel like this more often. This way those who can't stalk and access websites and stores after notice due to various life reasons can have a second fair shot.
Edit: While they are at it, they can also do the same for the Majora's Mask 3D LEB. :)



ultraraichu commented on Video: This Guy Loves Nintendo Way More Than Y...:

Any collector that plays and uses his/her collection (and custom make some) instead of having most of them sealed and/or locked in display, earns my respect. This would be the perfect retirement hobby for a gamer (playing them all I mean).



ultraraichu commented on Weirdness: These Push Guards for the New Ninte...:

This would've been perfect for my spiteful 3DS and 3DS XL since at times when I play on the game cartridge and put it away in my bag/pocket in sleep mode, the game would pop out. Yet when I play my downloads, it almost never happens, like it mocks me.