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The boy who never grew up.

Male, United Kingdom

Hobbit-like Editorial Director of Nintendo Life, Push Square and KINECTaku by day, freelance word wizard by night. You may have shaken your head in disgust at my work on Eurogamer, CNET UK, IGN UK and elsewhere.

Sun 20th January, 2008

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Damo commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

@JibberX This is a review of a game which has previously never been available on a Nintendo platform, so we obviously thought it would make more sense to describe the game itself in detail before moving onto the benefits of the Wii U port.

Even if this wasn't the situation, reviews should never assume the reader knows everything about the game in question; it's always good form (in my opinion, and clearly Tom's, too) to take the time to describe what the game is about before digging into details such as how it compares to other versions on other systems. While people like yourself - who have played the game elsewhere - will know the basics, there will be many who have never touched Bayonetta on PS3 or 360.

Hope this explains our stance.



Damo commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

@JibberX We always use press shots - as do most sites!

Grabbing unique screens for every single game would be an incredibly time-consuming venture, and press shots are usually better anyway, so we - like most of the industry - just use those instead.

I can assure you that this review is based on Wii U code. What about the review's structure gave you any reason to doubt this? I'm just curious.



Damo commented on Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Speeds To Earlier Re...:

@rjejr Haha! Calm down there, you'll do yourself an injury!

We didn't update the article because Nintendo France - or Nintendo of Europe / UK, for that matter - didn't get in touch to say it was a "mistake". Believe it or not, we don't have the time to constantly re-check sources after we've posted a story.

I'd be willing to bet that the only "mistake" is that the banner displayed the date early. Truth? Or hits?



Damo commented on Hyperkin's RetroN 5 Console Allegedly Infringe...:

@Bass_X0 @KeeperBvK Creating an emulator is not a crime, it's an original piece of programming which is actually a very impressive act, when you think about it.

And you've totally missed the point there - the people who create these emulators don't charge money for them, they're non-commercial (often open-source) pieces of work, and by placing them inside a console, Hyperkin is going against that.



Damo commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

@GeminiSaint Ack, fixed. Thanks for the heads up!

@Pahvi Asymmetrical gameplay generally means when each player has a different view of the action to one another. With one person on the TV and the other on the GamePad, that's basically what you're getting here.



Damo commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against Re...:

@Kirk I actually did that with my PC Engine (which is also on the table) and the results were amazing.

The SNES in question belongs to @antdickens. My Super Famicom is still in perfect condition, but I'm not sure it matters how well you look after it, certain plastics will turn yellow with age regardless. I can only guess that Nintendo used different batches of plastic in the production process, which is why the SNES has gone yellow on the middle section but not the sides.



Damo commented on Video: Behold the Sheer Majesty Of The Backlit...:

@Kirk I have a GB Light and the difference between that and this mod is like night and day, so you'd definitely want to mod the Light...which rather defeats the object of spending so much on it in the first place (Lights are expensive). The Light's screen is a lot duller than this modded version:

Also, call me stupid, but I prefer the size and ergonomics of the original GB to the Light. I just find that the smaller GB models give me cramp after a while, but the original is the perfect size.



Damo commented on Feature: The Ten Best 3DS Games For Your Kids ...:

@Zombie_Barioth I don't recall many of my friends pawing on their Game Boy or Game Gear screens back in the day. ;)

Kids have phones and tablets shoved in their faces almost before traditional consoles, as they are devices which their parents have on them all the time, and therefore make the ideal distraction when you're in the car and the kids are playing up or getting bored.

You have a point, but this early exposure to touch-driven interfaces certainly influences how children approach other devices.