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Pod

Pod

Male, Denmark

Game artist from The Animation Workshop in Viborg

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Sun 20th January, 2008

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#1

Pod commented on Video: Shigeru Miyamoto Visits Jim Henson Studios:

Man, that was great! Rarely has so many of my favorite things been together in the same footage!

Miyamoto, Tezuka, Trinen, Brian Henson, and the head of Carol from Where the Wild Things Are!

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#3

Pod commented on Nintendo Reportedly Pitched NX To Third Partie...:

This has multiple explanations, I think. People who bought into the Wii U want more Miyamoto Magic, so he does need to focus his efforts.

In the other end, I would understand if third parties were fearful of a new system spearheaded by Miyamoto, that either it would play out as a casual fad, with completely unpredictable sales, or be too intricate for the common market, like the Wii U.

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#6

Pod commented on Review: Never Alone (Wii U eShop):

I am all for using the game medium in inventive ways, and I'm a bit of an enthusiast regarding inuit tribe culture, so I still might eventually give it a spin.

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#10

Pod commented on Rare Replay on Xbox One Will Include 30 Games,...:

Xbox owners are in for a treat if they really play all these games. :)

And if they're young, they're in for a rough awakening as to how difficult games used to be, but also how intricate they used to be, and how vapid most modern games are by comparison.

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#18

Pod commented on Yup, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Is Definitely S...:

Too bad, it was my impression they really had some neat features going on with the Wii U version of Black Ops 2 and Ghosts.

But it really ha only been going one way with the sales of the Wii versions of the series. From 2.25 million for Call of Duty 3 to 0.25 million for Ghosts, I totally get why they wouldn't consider it worth the effort anymore.

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#25

Pod commented on Nintendo UK Confirms Its Community's Top 10 Wi...:

The top 4 is things that have Link in them.

Seems they really can't afford dragging their feet with Zelda if they want a system to succeed in the UK.

Maybe the rumors that Zelda U will be delayed to be a launch title for the next console are true. Cetainly helped bringing the hardcores in as well as the casuals when the Wii launched.

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#35

Pod commented on FAST Racing NEO Details Finally Exit The Garage:

Looking great! Looking forward to seeing it at E3.

They had made one mention on their twitter about finally getting it to run in 1080p, but I'm much more interested in the art and the tempo, so I am cool with them going down to 720p.

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#40

Pod commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Could Use Google's Android...:

OUYA and GameStick both tried to leverage Android to "bridge the gap between home and mobile".

It's not a bad idea, but both of them proved that it takes a lot of strategy and funding to pull off, in that neither of them had enough of either.

I should find it very unlikely for Nintendo to go with an OS developed by a large US conglomerate, and very unnecessary too, now that they're doing so many deals with middleware developers anyway.

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#42

Pod commented on Dragon Quest VIII Won't Support The 3DS Consol...:

@Kirk
True, these characters are not done in a flat cel-shade style, which is something I think I had forgotten at the time of writing. They do feature completely unlit textures, which wouldn't be an issue in 3D though, but I still think the outlines would be jarring.

If they got rid of those altogether, it might free up enough GPU power for drawing a second picture, but then the art style really wouldn't be the same anymore.

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#43

Pod commented on Nintendo Renews Eternal Darkness Trademark as...:

@hobthebob
Denis Dyack is working on a spiritual successor that he owns personally, as far as I am aware.

Nintendo owns the IP Eternal Darkness, the game that Denis made thirteen years ago. When Nintendo renews the trademark for Eternal Darkness, as they have done several times, they are free to let who-ever they want work on it.

With Denis being busy on his new game, I don't think he's working on anything with Nintendo. At least not Eternal Darkness.

And personally, I'd really like to see Retro do something Lovecraftian.

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#45

Pod commented on The Great Ace Attorney Has Awesome Box Art in ...:

Haha, as if Professor Layton hadn't already played out most of the Sherlock Holmes tropes already, now Ace Attorney has to go there too?

Well, I'm not exactly unhappy about it, and the Japanese can't seem to get enough of Holmes or the Victorian era in general. :)

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#46

Pod commented on Dragon Quest VIII Won't Support The 3DS Consol...:

I work with cel-shaded 3D graphics myself, and I suspect other reasons than frame-rate.

The edge-detection that draws the outlines would be slightly different if two separate images were to be renderes at different angles for the stereoscopic effect, and this just wouldn't look good, aside from the fact that characters would look non-volumetric in general do to their shading.

I don't think they could maintain the visual style well at all, upon going stereoscopic, as they are attempting to look 2D on purpose in the first place.

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#50

Pod commented on Capcom Is Bringing The Nintendo Exclusive Resi...:

To be fair, the game can already be played on the Wii U, if you get hold of the Wii re-release.

They could also easily talk to Nintendo about getting that on the Wii U eShop, now that Wii games are a thing on there.

But I know, I know, this is far from being the same thing as an HD remaster.