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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 Review: Watch Dogs (Wii U):

@SuperWiiU First, the frame rate in AC3 was pretty sluggish during the on-foot sections. And second, I'm not sure you can compare a boat gliding across a largely empty ocean to a car driving though a bustling metropolis.



Damo commented on Soapbox: Sonic, It's Time to Talk:

@TheHumbleFellow As someone who grew up in the glory years - I still vividly recall trading in a load of old Mega Drive games to get the first Sonic - yes, yes I am. They're perfectly likeable games but hardly worthy of name.



Damo commented on Soapbox: Sonic, It's Time to Talk:

@TheHumbleFellow Sega will have had some input in the game. I doubt they will have just left BRB to it. You only have to look at Sega's own "efforts" to create Sonic titles to know that the company has a mascot it simply doesn't know how to use properly.

Bring back Yuji Naka.



Damo commented on NINJHAX Exploit Is All About Nintendo 3DS Home...:

@daggdroppen I used his real name because he was happy to give it in the original Eurogamer interview upon which this piece of news is based. All that has been done here is that we've reported on an interview that he has given - we're not "scared" or "lacking perspective" on anything.

In fact, you seem to have failed to even read this news item and have instead dreamt up your own strange view of events in order to whip yourself into a frenzy. Try reading the piece again.

@SpookyMeths Exactly!



Damo commented on Konami Demands That Hardcore Gaming 101 Presen...:

@Tsurii897 I think there's been some confusion - the book merely lists every OST that has been released, it doesn't come with any music or media files.

Kurt is correct, he doesn't need Konami's permission to do this. There are countless "unofficial" publications for all kinds of media - films, music, games, etc. As long as you credit the original copyright holder (as this book does) and state that it has no official connection with Konami (as this book does) then there really shouldn't be an issue, but I guess Konami is entitled to at least ask them to remove it from sale, even if there's no legal reason for doing so.

Perhaps Konami has plans for a similar book?



Damo commented on Video: StreetPass East Midlands Goes Hands-On ...:

@Luna-Harmony It was certainly a great event with lots of very like-minded gamers in attendance. It was also nice to see people of all ages really getting swept up in MK8, StreetPassing and Smash Bros 3DS! Nintendo is the only one of the "big three" which is really in a position to encourage this kind of event, and long may they continue.



Damo commented on Book Review: Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collecte...:

@Kirk I will always maintain that the SNES and MD have to be experienced together, to deny either one is to miss out on some of the finest games ever made.

The MD had the SNES well and truly licked when it came to arcade titles and shooters, while Nintendo's system had some amazing platformers and RPGs.

I honestly couldn't choose between them, but I guess my heart is with the MD as that was my first "true" gaming system (my Atari 800 hand-me-down from my dad doesn't count).



Damo commented on Review: Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (Wii U...:

@ACK I always preferred Aria of Sorrow, as it felt more like Symphony of the Night than CotM and HoD. Both of those titles were a little too light on the RPG elements for my liking.

Still, I have very fond memories of getting this with my Japanese GBA.



Damo commented on Review: Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (Wii U...:

@Tops One tick box was incorrect in the back end, an easy mistake to make when you keep in mind that we have to add this as a GBA game first (for the database) and then associate all subsequent releases (such as the VC release) on top of the original entry. Then, the review has to be associated correctly so the site knows we're reviewing the VC version and not the original GBA game.

It's fixed now, anyway. Thanks for flagging it.



Damo commented on Event: Mario Kart 8 UK Championship 2014 At EGX:

@Baker1000 We tried, but the GamePads wouldn't work properly - the connection would drop or the screen would glitch out. There's no way of linking all of the consoles physically - they were connected to the internet and each race was like joining an online room - so it's fair to say that Nintendo didn't design the Wii U to be played alongside 11 other Wii Us. In the end, we opted for the Pro Controller, which almost all of the contestants preferred anyway.