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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 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.



Damo commented on Developer Interview: Aurelien Regard Talks Abo...:

@Kirk But he's not going for the behind-the-ship view here, he's looking to emulate games like Micro Machines while introducing shooter elements (like Kingdom Grand Prix). The F-Zero perspective wouldn't really work.



Damo commented on Video: What if... Smash Bros. Had Announcers F...:

@BLPs This is a fan site as well as a place to get news, reviews, features and opinion. Sorry we're not the New York Times, but we're about Nintendo culture and entertainment as all as Nintendo journalism, and that means from time to time, we like to blow off steam and have a little fun.



Damo commented on Hardware Classics: Nintendo 64:

@ToxieDogg I didn't bother with any of those titles, in fact I can't think of a single N64 game I played that needed the memory pack. I obviously steered clear of them at the time!



Damo commented on Hardware Classics: Nintendo 64:

@Kirk True, and it's something that Sega would evolve with the VMU. I'm actually kind of sad our modern controllers don't boast something more advanced, but I guess online connectivity negates the need for that.



Damo commented on Hardware Classics: Nintendo 64:

@Kirk The fact that the memory card was inserted into the controller isn't really an "innovation". I'd say the PlayStation popularised memory cards as they were a core part of the experience (thanks largely to the fact that you couldn't save to a CD).

I never owned a N64 memory pack as any game which required you to say data did so to the cart itself, so the N64 certainly didn't "standardise" that feature. In fact, I don't feel enough was ever made of the N64 memory pack.



Damo commented on Talking Point: The Time Is Right For A Nintend...:


"I think it's bizarre that anyone would want them not to make a phone. That's tantamount to saying you don't want the company to grow or evolve in any way. I think they should--but I think they won't because they are incapable of understanding the industry or offering anything competitive."

Exactly my point.

I find it amusing that one of the key counter-arguments here is "Nintendo shouldn't make a phone because it would suck".

Talk about having faith, guys! :D



Damo commented on Talking Point: The Time Is Right For A Nintend...:

I find it amusing that in spite of the negative reaction in the comments to this idea, the poll (at the time of writing) is still in favour of a Nintendo Phone, and has been practically since voting started... :)