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Pod

Pod

Male, Denmark

Game artist from The Animation Workshop in Viborg

Joined:
Sun 20th January, 2008

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#2

Pod commented on You Won't Need To Track Too Much Treasure To B...:

I think most had figured this game wouldn't be premium price.

@DualWielding
No other company would be able to make this game anywhere near as charming looking as Nintendo can, and no other company could guarantee quality of experience like Nintendo can.
They can charge $39.99 because they're Nintendo, true, but they didn't get to be Nintendo through random luck.

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#4

Pod commented on Sonic Boom Release Dates Are Confirmed for Wii...:

Man, while this particular box isn't a very good composition, I can appreciate how much color is continuously pumped into Wii U cover art.

They're incredibly powerful on shelves next to most other games.

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#6

Pod commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:

There's always been shoddy games on Nintendo systems, but not there's shoddy gmaes with very little content and very little thought put in to it in the first place.
Made by developers sometimes acting as improper commercials for themselves on Miiverse.

I understand Nintendo had to remove all obstacles to get the developers interested in Wii U. ANY developers. But they have gone a bit too far.

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#8

Pod commented on Rare Co-Founder Tim Stamper Is Back In The Gam...:

Tim is a computer enginreering genius of his day. Not sure his skills will do him quite as much good in the modern age, but his management experience sure will. Interesting if the company really is run by his son, at age 26/27. That's when the Stampers were in their prime too, so not to pressure the guy, but I expect great things.

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#10

Pod commented on Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly...:

Not strange at all.

Nintendo's been trying all kinds of ways to get kids and parent interested in switching out their Wii with a Wii U, and this is a fairly cheap means of encouragement.

This way, they can start playing on their old system, and when they get the new one, better graphics, HD output and all the new features for their game come for free.

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#13

Pod commented on Mighty No. 9 Has Another Crowdfunding Campaign...:

Lot of people in the comments with absolutely now idea of what game development costs when you're employing a sizable group of industry veterans working full time, and developing for a slew of different platforms.

Their budget so far has been measly in every way imaginable, and being honest about needing more money is just about they least sketchy thing they could do.

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#19

Pod commented on Developer Hints At How Minecraft Could Shape U...:

May have been interested if I had a 3DS.
There's something fetching about a mobile version that wouldn't be as limited as the one on iOS and Android. I got tired of playing Minecraft on my PC, and Wii U would probably be the same. DS Craft was fetching because you could spend a little time on it anywhere.

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#20

Pod commented on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker:

Man, for a puzzle spin-off like this Nintendo's really going all out with the visual production. And it's great.

They need to make 3D graphics pop as much as all the bright family friendly games in 2D we've been seeing on iOS the past half decade.

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#23

Pod commented on Review: BrickBlast U! (Wii U eShop):

When Nintendo removed the demand for a publisher on their online stores, and allowed indies to self-publish, it hopefully wasn't to allow for this kind of thing.

I sure hope they don't intend on going down the road of simply flooding their system with anything people are willing to release.

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#24

Pod commented on Weirdness: The Peculiar Questions of a Typical...:

Great ideas. Let's not talk about games.
And let's put someone even younger than Iwata in charge.
I naturally improving company profit is an original idea and a desire that nobody within Nintendo would dream of exhibiting.

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#25

Pod commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Sum...:

I'm pretty sure Shinen has decided to fly a little low with Fast Neo right now, as to not compete with bloody Mario Kart. Maybe they're even reconfiguring parts of the game, to live up to F-Zero starved people better, now that Mario Kart took over a couple of that series main stays.

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#27

Pod commented on Iwata's Approval Rating Rises While Miyamoto's...:

Great E3 presence and higher sales following the release of Mario Kart 8 is sure to boost approval of the company president.

Shiggy may suffer slightly from his last couple games not being anywhere near as commercially successful as those of his on the Wii. Don't forget he still spearheaded the new Wii Fit U, which landed with a big wet thud this Christmas season. And his prototypes are not likely to get the neighborhood ladies talking either.

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#28

Pod commented on Review: Monkey Pirates (Wii U eShop):

@Mytoemytoe
I see this as a good thing. Many indie developers grew big during Wii and DS, and Nintendo's fans still appreciate theirs efforts.

When WayForward delivers top shelf entertainment with the Mighty Switch Force series, newcomers like Yacht Club makes something enormous like Shovel Knight, and games from Shinen are reaching the levels of visual finish they are, I see these as worthy heirs to the scene after over-produced AAA design-by-commitee products have left.

Many of these games could release in boxed editions if they wanted to. Ducktales and Max and the Magic Marker already did.

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#29

Pod commented on Review: Monkey Pirates (Wii U eShop):

The art on display here is terrific. I may have to give it a spin, as I mostly play multiplayer games and my Wii U these days, and this seems to be its strong point.

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#31

Pod commented on Miyamoto Thinks That Nintendo Are in a Genre o...:

He's right in that Nintendo's focus always rests squarely on the combination of finesse and surprise, and the engagement which arises from this. Few others in the industry are able to mobilize the same brute force of design experince in this field.

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#32

Pod commented on EA Explains Why It's Abandoning Dedicated Hand...:

That he picks the phrasing "consuming games", is all I need to see the perspective on this.
Electronic Arts have no intention of even again producing electronic art pieces, but are content merely manufacturing digitally distributed consumer goods.

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#34

Pod commented on Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To ...:

Stats suggest kids are more likely to go see a Dreamworks animated flick in the cimema than go to the opera. Surprise.

I know it isn't the same thing. But with a core user adoption rate of one smart device every 1 and 1/2 years, chilldren in the western world are now swimming in older devices with access to hundreds if not thousands of free games.

I am currently typing this on an iPad 2 that was given to me by my father in law because he'd bought an iPad Air.

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#36

Pod commented on Bayonetta 2 Director Eager to "Nurture" the Se...:

Really hoping this one gets the attention it deserves from its established fanbase and curious newcomers alike.

The rage at the original reveal of exclusivity was rather disappointing, when people should really just be happy that a sequel done by the original creators exists in the first place.

I know I'd be stoked to play Banjo Threeie even if it had to be on an Xbox One.

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#38

Pod commented on Nintendo Download: 26th June (North America):

@Zodiak13
Well, that's nice then. I was wondering, as I don't have a 3DS myself.

I wonder if there is much to gain from releasing on DSi Ware as opposed to 3DS only. Aside from hitting double the amount of systems, of course, but I have a feeling very few dollars are being spent through anybody's DSi these days.

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#40

Pod commented on Miiverse Update Adds Post Embed Option, Activi...:

The embedding will sure come in handy!

Personally I'd like the ability to entirely hide Yeahs and Followers, along with Yeahs Given.

These are all destructive to the casual nature of the place, I feel.

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#41

Pod commented on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Metro: Last Light Developer...:

I'm interested if it ends up actually looking anything like the concept art. Also, they got four guys names Eugene on the team. That's got to guarantee a certain level of synergy during production!

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#42

Pod commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

Feels a little forced with the pixel aesthetic for Pacman's special moves.

And I think they're once again loading the environments with too much detail.

Generally the visuals are strong, though, and much more coherent than last time around.

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#45

Pod commented on Animal Crossing 'Clone', Castaway Paradise, Co...:

Nintendo is used to being aped, even on their own systems. And they're fine with it as they know these games won't ever sell as well as Nintendo's own offerings, but will serve to cement Nintendo's influence and exellence.

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#47

Pod commented on Nintendo Open To Minecraft on Wii U and 3DS, a...:

Both visuals and mechanics are rough and unrefined. And it isn't really much of a game in the first place.

I certainly grew tired of it, but I can see why it does keep some up at night.

If Nintendo were to assist with a platform specific version, like they did with Sim City and Tetris and most recently Metal Gear Solid, they could end up having the ultimate version of Minecraft all to themselves.

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#48

Pod commented on Comic Workshop Coming to 3DS eShop on 17th Jul...:

I've been drawing comics for over ten years, so I'm slightly intrigued as to what tools would help you make comic pages, that a drawing program wouldn't.

Speech bubbles automatically fitted to the text in them? Panels functioning as masks you can keep changing the shape on? In any case, I'll have to wait untill it shows up in Europe.

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#50

Pod commented on New Japanese Law Bans Child Abuse Images, Yet ...:

While possession of child abuse images have been illegal in Denmark for many years, with considerably harsher punishments than what's being introduced in Japan, any fictional depiction remains fully legal here as well.

While just across Øresund in Sweden, they started cracking down on drawn and animated child pornography a few years ago, Authorities in Denmark withhold that no studies show such a ban to have any positive effect on the fight against child abuse, and that you can't just trample the interests of a minority and their freedom of speech because what they do is deemed "gross".

And after all, there are no victims. These are the same reasons Denmark has no law against sex with animals, only a law against animal cruelty.