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Pod

Male, Denmark

Game artist from The Animation Workshop in Viborg

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Sun 20th January, 2008

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#5

Pod commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Emphasizes the Nintendo Diffe...:

@PlywoodStick
I gotta say that reading just the first two paragraphs of that article, Sheffield draws his own conclusions about a lot of things just becaue he isn't allowed to talk to Adelman. He says it perpetuates the image of Nintendo in general not being open to third parties, but Dan Adelman is not the guy the big publishers talk to, and Gamasutra is not a video game third party.

He might have decided to start off his piece on a slightly less bitter note, if he really has a valuable point in there, which I do suspect he does. Adelman is much more freely available now though, so I don't think I feel the need to trawl through Brandon Sheffield's ramblings.

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#6

Pod commented on Mewtwo Club Nintendo Super Smash Bros. Distrib...:

@Tsuchinoko
I think companies utilizing the addictive nature of the entertainment products they create to extract more money than the up-front retail price from consumers, just because digital money don't seem like real money, and detached sets of digital assets can be made to look like they hold actual value, is a very serious issue.

And I have plenty pf time for thinking about other and more pressing issues if I don't play as many video games. I find it rather pressing our sense of value is being complete dissolved these years, however.

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#10

Pod commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Thrown off its Perch...:

Sales tripled? Well, that's nice.

Hopefully it'll stay a little higher following, as even more people now get to have a friend with this totally radical system, that they tehemselves in the long run really need.

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#12

Pod commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

What I've been personally most disappointed with was the menus being such a slow and cluttered mess, and the release price not at all being as "attractive" as Reggie had been hinting.

Games-wise I've had no complaints. Sterling stuff available as always, and more of it than I have the time for playing.

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#14

Pod commented on Video: This Is What Watch Dogs Looks Like On W...:

The vague art direction really makes this game look grey and uninteresting when ported sloppily.
Add to that the cheesy melodramatic writing and acting and the whole thing seems rather pointless.

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#15

Pod commented on Shigeru Miyamoto is Now 62 Years Old:

Good lord, where did the time go. I've been following everything published about him online since he turned 50. He's such a great inspiration.

Happy birthday Shiggy!

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#16

Pod commented on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Evolved From a ...:

Several Zelda games have had diorama style puzzle segments incorporated, so I not sad to see a game elaborating that idea take on a spin-off quality, complete with its own new main character.

It was a great thing for Luigi to get his own thing going, and for Wario as well many years before. And ultimately for Mario himself, being originally the lead in various Donkey Kong spin-offs.

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#19

Pod commented on Review: Tengami (Wii U eShop):

Well it's not like I'd have played Journey on a mobile device just because it had been a bit cheaper. Games like these deserve to be on the big screen!

Thank you for the review, I'll definitely make sure to get this to help let Nyamyam know it wasn't a Waste of time to bring it to Wii U.

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#20

Pod commented on 3DS Version Of Petit Computer Hits Japan Novem...:

@SkywardLink98
Having only done old school BASIC and not any variety of assisted Visual Basic, I would still assume that you're in for getting a bit more technical than with Python. Any amount of scripting knowledge is bound to come in handy for you though, and I'm sure this package comes with tons of examples.

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#21

Pod commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

I was kind of interested in seeing where Impact Winter was going. But the Wii U version not being included in the initial goal meant I didn't back it.

I know this is a bit harsh, but I really do not play games on anything else anymore. And I don't want to back, and have to withdraw my amount towards the end, should the Wii U goal not be reached.

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#22

Pod commented on 3DS Version Of Petit Computer Hits Japan Novem...:

Really hoping for this to make it to the West, or for the NEW 3DS to be region free, even if that probably won't be the case for the eShop.

I've been making games in Wario Ware DIY and Unity3D for years, but back when I was 11, I started with BASIC on an AMSTRAD.

Back then I never found out how to make any graphics, but Petit Computer handles that with the touchscreen like it ain't a thing.

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#23

Pod commented on Table Top Racing: World Tour Dev Isn't Sure Ab...:

Diddy Kong Racing proved that you can compete with Mario Kart on its own terms.

Besides, if this is a cheaper, non-character based, digital only release, one might even argue it isn't competing directly in the first place.

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#24

Pod commented on Rodea the Sky Soldier Now Flying Into a Spring...:

Ferwent supporter of Yuji Naka's post-Sonic endeavors here. The stuff he comes up with is always fresh and unexpected, both in terms of gameplay and visual world around it. Hoping for this to arrive in the west, if nothing else then on eShop.

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#25

Pod commented on Art Academy for Wii U Pushed Back to 2015 in N...:

Just how in-depth are the looking for this to be? I know there's oil paint and watercolor, but is it the dynamics, the lessons, or the optimization holding it up?

Maybe there's been trouble at Headstrong, delaying development? They seemed able to take out time for making the Pokemon Art Academy though. Which was probably a lucrative release for Nintendo compared to this.

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#26

Pod commented on Review: Flapp & Zegeta (Wii U eShop):

@Zodiak13
You're right that people are free to let themselves inform. But quite quickly the eShop is being flooded with games obviously made in less time than what is reasonable. These are the types of games Nintendo was trying to avoid on Wii Ware. And while that service did still have some stinkers and DSi Ware did too, it never slipped into the chaotic realm of for instance the Android Market/Google Play.

Hopefully the still-in-place restictions on what you can do with in-game purchases and ads will prevent it from ever getting that bad.

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#27

Pod commented on Eiji Aonuma Confirms Majora's Mask 3D Has Been...:

I does look like just another remake though, but there's of course a lot left to be seen.

I'm curious as to whether they've had some of the same concerns with the original as I had, and what's been done about it.

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#28

Pod commented on Review: Flapp & Zegeta (Wii U eShop):

I know Nintendo has a software shortage going on, and that they're not allowing both self publishing and self pricing, but Wii U owners do not deserve this.

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#32

Pod commented on Kirby and the Rainbow Curse has Multi-Waddle-D...:

Canvas Curse sold me on touch controls all those years ago. But despite the great challenge the game was visibly done in a bit of a hurry, with empty worlds, some repetitious if nicely psychedelic background art, and some tinny, unoriginal tunes.

This is the sequel I never thought would materialize, sporting cool new modes, art style and hopefully great sound. I'm pretty pumped for this.

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#33

Pod commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1 Hits on 13th November,...:

Think all the F-Zero stuff in Mario Kart 8 is part fan service and part prepping peole not familiar with the series for a possible sequel.

With a new Smash Bros. out soon featuring the Cap'n, and Mute City in Mario Kart, I'd say they could give F-Zero a go within the following years, without people being puzzled as to what the hovercars with kitsch superheroes in them is all about.

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#36

Pod commented on The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask Confirmed F...:

Well people were right to remain hopeful all along. I do hope they fix some of the game's weirder aspects though, as both some of the design and art is visibly design under rough time constraints.

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#45

Pod commented on Polychromatic Extravaganza de Blob Will Be Mak...:

The two games are solid as games, but the characters and the animated vignettes are amazing.

A new game frorm a different studio would be hard pressed to capture the same humor and polish to the cartoon presentation, but maybe it could manage to bring the gameplay itself to a level where more people take notice.

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#46

Pod commented on Review: Demon's Crest (Wii U eShop / Super Nin...:

It's hard not to find anything not to like...

So that means it's easy to find things to not like?

In any case, This game irks me the wrong way with the difficulty spikes, and the overall game structure and the music aren't as tight as the previous two had brought me up to expect. I will give it more love, though.

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#47

Pod commented on Former President Of Silicon Knights Announces ...:

So Precurser Games went belly-up? For the better I presume, Shadow of the Eternals was going to be violently overproduced had it ever got off the ground.

I would trust Dennis to make good game if he gets to do things how he wants to, but very few moneymen seem to trust him at this point. Not sure why the players are ganging up on him though, if he's done anything criminal that's for the law to handle.