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Video Contributor, Nintendo Life

Male, 30, United Kingdom

Mon 15th August, 2011

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

@BLPs exactly as @Damo said. I was hired by NintendoLife to create a wide variety of video content for the site - Be it informative, or on the silly side. I have a firm belief that games should be above all, fun and should not be treated seriously, unless that is the intention of the game in question. It saddens me that many don't share this outlook.



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

For those naysayers suggesting that Nintendo should stick to games, I wonder what people would have thought about them moving from Hanafuda cards to toys, or from toys to videogames at the time. Just because phones aren't what they do now, doesn't mean it's not something they should do in future.

Markets and industries change, appear and disappear, and a company has to grow to keep up with those changes.



LeeGarbutt commented on Video: Here's How amiibo Works With Mario Kart...:

@BakaKnight I'm sure Tommy will barge his way into more of my videos, alongside the many other animals we have here (my fiancé helps to run an animal rescue right here at home!). In the meantime, Tommy has his own Twitter (TommySpins) and Facebook (



LeeGarbutt commented on Nintendo Download: 20th November (Europe):

I held off on Watch Dogs partly because of the Wii U version. Will be interested to see how it holds up against the 360/PS3 versions. At least they bothered with the DLC, although it's a shame you have to pay for them, considering the massive delay.



LeeGarbutt commented on Review: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U):

This game is one of my GOTY contenders, on any system. It's just an excellent game. I've played through Easy, Normal and Hard difficulties, currently on my Infinite Climax play through and I'm still having an absolute blast.

I just hope this game does well in terms of sales, because it damn well deserved it. Stunning.



LeeGarbutt commented on Nintendo 64x64: Perfect Dark:

I still love this game, and it does hold up a little better than GoldenEye. I spent so much time just messing around with the unlockable cheats (like strapping remote mines to enemies in Tiny Mode and watching them fly)



LeeGarbutt commented on Miniatures for Mega Man: The Board Game Take S...:

It's quite sad that we're seeing all this MegaMan stuff at the moment - The comics are still going, an appearance in Smash Bros., the old games coming out on Virtual Console; yet nothing from Capcom about a new game.

The 3DS is crying out for a 2D MegaMan game, even on eShop.



LeeGarbutt commented on Talking Point: Are E3 Conferences a Dying Breed?:

The problem with E3 Press Briefings, is they weren't originally intended for public consumption. They're for press and industry members only - It's only the advent of the Internet that has let non-industry folk see these events. Back in the pre-internet days, you wouldn't even see these briefings mentioned in magazines.

Because these events are now in the public eye, they've become spectacles and have lost sight of their purpose.



LeeGarbutt commented on Feature: The Making of Super Play Magazine:

Great work as always, Damien.
I completely missed out on Super Play (I had a subscription to TOTAL! at the time, and my parents wouldn't get me get another sub for another mag), something which I truly lament.

Anyone know a good place to get digital versions of old issues?



LeeGarbutt commented on Feature: Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symp...:

It was a truly magical evening, well worth the price of admission! I longed for some Zelda II/Link's Awakening love, but unfortunately I found myself wanting.

Still, words cannot convey the shock and awe displayed by the audience when Koji Kondo showed up!



LeeGarbutt commented on Nintendo Download: 13th October 2011 (Europe):

@Bass_X0 - That's the problem, if you are going to put one of these lesser titles on the VC, at least back it up with a "prestige" title like a Zelda, Mario or quality third party game. Nintendo don't seem to understand the concept of consistancy with their digital releases.

This is the perfect time for Nintendo to dazzle us with decent VC content, while we are waiting for worthwhile 3DS retail releases and for 3DSWare to take off.