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Damo

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.

Joined:
Sun 20th January, 2008
Website:
http://www.nlife.com

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#7

Damo commented on First Impressions: Tomodachi Life:

@KennyPowers You can feed them, play games with them, give them gifts (including a 3DS and Wii U), decorate their apartment and influence their interactions with other Miis. Imagine doing all of this with a building packed with Miis, and it should become clear that you're rarely going to be left twiddling your thumbs. :)

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#9

Damo commented on First Impressions: Tomodachi Life:

@ueI You can just import Miis from StreetPass Mii Plaza, or get friends to send you their QR codes. I haven't had to create a single Mii from scratch yet.

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#15

Damo commented on Weirdness: Realistic Mario Probably Wouldn't H...:

@grimbldoo Remind me to remember that next time I fall down a flight of stairs or get hit by a slow-moving car. As long I hold out my arm in front of me, it will prevent any damage, right?

(Again, can't believe I'm having this conversation with other human beings.)

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#16

Damo commented on Weirdness: Realistic Mario Probably Wouldn't H...:

But if he tried jumping up and punching a block, his fist would strike it, do nothing, and then his head would follow soon after (based on his jumping momentum).

I can't believe I'm having this conversation.

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#20

Damo commented on Review: Nintendo Pocket Football Club (3DS eShop):

@andrea987

"...you are given the chance to name your club when you begin a career. You can also rechristen your players so that they accurately represent the real-world squad you wish to replicate..."

;)

You can't change stats, though. Just the names!

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#26

Damo commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Saturn:

@Ristar42 Yep, it was one of the first - if not the first - UK systems to ship with a SCART. My dad owned a store which sold video games (as well as rented VHS movies) and you would not believe the number of people we had coming in complaining that the Saturn shipped without an (inferior) RF cable. I guess this was a period when a lot of people still didn't own TVs with SCART sockets! The irony is that the PlayStation didn't ship with SCART in the UK, and we sold loads of official Sony SCART cables as it really was the only way to play the console (or any other console of that era, in fact).

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#28

Damo commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Saturn:

@unrandomsam You just need the right SCART cable - no internal modification is required. I'm actually using the SCART I got with a second hand PAL Saturn, and it outputs glorious RGB on my LCD TV.

You could mod a PAL system for imports, which means you get the best of both worlds (well, three worlds - PAL, NTSC US and NTSC Jap). I've never done it myself but there are plenty of modded second hand consoles out there.

The Action Replay style cartridges are pointless IMO, if you play NTSC games they will still run at 50hz.

Hope this helps! I'd personally recommend a Japanese system, you'd need a stepdown converter too, though.

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#35

Damo commented on Matters Of Import: Steel Empire Is Flying High...:

@OorWullie Yep, the Mean Machines Archive is the first site myself and Daz created, before we joined up with Ant on Nintendo Life! It was the site we based Virtual Console Reviews on.

Gynoug really is an amazing shooter, really stunning visuals, even by today's standards. Thunder Force IV is a funny one as it is quite hard to get into - the height of the playing area sometimes confuses me!

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#36

Damo commented on Matters Of Import: Steel Empire Is Flying High...:

@OorWullie Steel Empire doesn't get anywhere near enough credit if you ask me, I think the lukewarm review in Mean Machines at the time of release didn't do it any favours - a lot of people assume it's not one of the console's best blasters.

However, I think it's up there with the likes of Thunder Force IV, Gynoug, Hellfire, Zero Wing and the many other top notch shooters on the Mega Drive. The visuals alone make it worth a look, but the gameplay is fantastic, too.

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#41

Damo commented on Video: Steel Empire Proves Sega Aren't The Onl...:

@unrandomsam This will be hitting the NA eShop this year, which is when we'll review it. We always try to review games when they launch in the west, which is when the majority of our readers will have the chance to read the review and then use it to decide on making a purchase.

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#50

Damo commented on Pure Chess DLC Will Be Available Day One, And ...:

@Dark-Link73 The price of the game is very cheap compared to other Wii U eShop releases, and the DLC is entirely optional. How is this a rip-off? Even with all of the content, you're only looking at just over £12 - which is what many eShop games cost anyway.