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The boy who never grew up.

Male, United Kingdom

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

Sun 20th January, 2008

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Damo commented on We Have World War II To Thank For This Insanel...:

@ueI Stats and item drops yes, but he also put in a lot of stuff relating to when characters levelled up on his own playthrough. On a purely personal level, this is an awesome thing to find, as a grandchild.

Plus, you know, he wrote it himself.



Damo commented on Sega's Digital Restructure Means 300 Staff Wil...:

@DiscoGentleman @BLPs Exactly. We have nothing against Sonic fans here at Nintendo Life - heck, I was there day one with the Japanese import version of the Mega Drive original, and loved it to bits - but the fact remains that Sonic games aren't as good as they once were and Sonic Boom's dismal reception and commercial performance will have had an impact on Sega's current fortunes, and this news in general.

If you honestly think we're giving Sonic games bad reviews purely because we don't like Sonic fans, then I'd suggest you switch off your computer, leave the house and get some fresh air.



Damo commented on Sega's Digital Restructure Means 300 Staff Wil...:

@Squid I'd say the poor quality - and subsequent low sales - of Sonic Boom are directly related to a story about Sega's struggles. And as I've said until I'm blue in the face (quite apt when it comes to a story about Sega and Sonic), we're not JUST a news site. We're quite entitled to pull in other relevant content when we feel it's suitable, just as we often link to reviews we've published in relevant news stories.



Damo commented on Video: YouTube's Gaming Historian Takes Offens...:

@TeeJay I think it's still a very interesting topic to look at. I find it interesting that perceptions of what is acceptable have changed over the past 25 years.

It is perfectly possible to discuss such topics without people assuming there's some kind of agenda.



Damo commented on Code To Unlock Contrary Serperior In Pokémon ...:

@ShadJV I've since spoken to Joe at Serebii and he says that as this is a unique situation - there's never been a non-one time use serial code before - the only way to know if this is Japan-only is to wait until it is clarified, or when the code actually goes live on the 9th.



Damo commented on The World's Oldest Video Game Media Brand Is B...:

@Jellyscare As I'm sure we've said to one another on several occasions, the Davies era CVG was in many ways the perfect games magazine. They knew the value of official assets but the design and layout was gorgeous and still looks great, even today. They combined in-depth knowledge with raw, unbridled enthusiasm; there was no pretence of trying to be cool or smart or have an agenda of any kind aside from promoting the best games of the period, regardless of what format they were on.

And it was only a couple of quid when all the other mags were almost twice as much!



Damo commented on UK Retailer GAME Is Selling Captain Toad: Trea...:

@Pikpikp By all accounts, it would appear that this has been done with Nintendo's blessing. There are rumours that this is a soft launch. Either way, there's no way that GAME could sell physical stock on Monday without Nintendo's approval.