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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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#3

Pod commented on Feature: The Making of Wetrix and Its Route to...:

@ZenTurtle
The N64 really wasn't that bad, at least when making 3D games in comparison to the PSone.
Problem was many received incomplete dev kits and documentation, and the system itself was badly bottle-necked around the texture memory and framebuffer. So getting things running were less of an issue than getting them to look any good, and not run at 10fps.

What setbacks and quirks the the PSone had in regards to 3D were quickly alleviated though, simply do to so many development resources quickly becoming available.

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#10

Pod commented on Former Nintendo Indie Champion Discusses the C...:

Nintendo does not need to be 'in touch' with modern gaming.

Modern gaming is not only good developments, and dutyfully aping all trends means less time and money for exploration of future possibilities.

What Nintendo needs to be in touch with is the understanding of what makes good digital art and entertainment.

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#12

Pod commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Localisation Work is "W...:

It's already been five years since Xenoblade launched in Japan? Geez Louise.

I understand how I five year development time feels like a cruel long stretch. I can hardly ever commit to any project with a scope of more than six months.

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#15

Pod commented on First Impressions: We're Really Feeling It Wit...:

People who thought Xenoblade's great graphics were being held back by the low resolution of the Wii are probably not going to appreciate it running on the 3DS ;)
Great art is great art though, And it'll look good nomatter the resolution.

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#19

Pod commented on Review: Toon Tanks (Wii U eShop):

Wait for a sale? On a game that is $1.99?

This looks cute for what it is, and when Nintendo hasn't yet released the bite sized games from Wii Play and Wii Play Motion indivisually on the Wii U eShop, this game fills a niche that Wii Play Tanks otherwise would claim.

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#21

Pod commented on Review: F-Zero: GP Legend (Wii U eShop / Game ...:

@vaguerant
A tragic tale. Here's hoping they realize that the demise of the series wasn't from lack of potential, but from lack of passion and effort.

And I think they really are gearing up for a revival, what with putting F-Zero in both Nintendo Land and Mario Kart, and releasing this right after Smash Bros.

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#22

Pod commented on GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U Stock on...:

I totally understand why these keep running out. Nintendo doesn't want to end up sitting on a lot of hardware they can't shift. That's a thing that has killed major publishers several times.

So they take the conservative road, knowing that almost everything on the Wii U has sold LESS than expected.

They could easily meet demand, but by doing so might just as easily overshoot production by several miles. They'd rather take the hit on profit from NOT selling a couple multitabs, than go through with producing two million of them that will subsequently rot in a warehouse.

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#23

Pod commented on Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Cr...:

Less crossovers please.

I don't even know what Puzzle & Dragons is. I'm bound to assume that Nintendo is dialing up the crossovers and merchandize because their own brands aren't earning as much as they are during the "fat years".

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#25

Pod commented on Video: Here Are Your Game Of The Year 2014 Pic...:

Like @Whopper744 I'm a little sad that people seem to have forgotten about Tropical Freeze, but there isn't really anything that can be done about this, the readers have spoken.

If anything, it just signals that the Wii U suffered games of such high quality this year that even something as great as Tropical Freeze faces exclusion.

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#26

Pod commented on Bayonetta 2 Wins The Ablegamers' Accessible Ma...:

This kind of positive buzz, not coming just from poeple who love it tough, or people digging the visuals, is what Nintendo could do with more of these days.

They had it in spades with the Wii, particularly from the accessibility crowd, what with Tennis only really requiring you to somehow graft the Wiimote to the end of your arm.

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#28

Pod commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Playable Star Fox fo...:

Appearing on YouTube shows seems like a fun and friendly way to reach their audience in a surprising and exciting manner.

Gotta hand it to Nintendo sometimes.

This might help to patch up some of the ill will they generated the previous year as well, with the announcement that YouTube videos displaying Nintendo's copyrighted material would have to forfeit their ad revenue.

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#29

Pod commented on Fake Commercial for 'The Nintendo App' Stirs D...:

I think Nintendo would disagree on the longterm viability of mixing eShop and Miiverse.

They're kept strictly apart as to allow the latter to be a safe place for people of all ages to discuss the games they already own. Blending in advertisement and money spending could very well be too obnoxious an experience, and parents might not want their children exposed to the place at all.

Conversely, eShop can focus on being a dazzling place of commerce, with colorful billboards, special offers, and even freshly composed musical pieces every half year to get you in a consumer mood.

The one thing I -would- like to see cross over is the rating/review system. It would be great for that to be at least accessible from a game's Miiverse forum. Far too few people find their way onto the userpage on the eShop, and think to tap the little icons for their games. This means many indie games with vibrant communities still only have just one or a few registered reviews on the eShop.

I understand again why they wouldn't do this though, as Miiverse isn't the place to discuss the quality of one game compared to another. Its chief concern is helping people have as much fun as possible with their purchase.

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#32

Pod commented on Review: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (Wii U ...:

Oh I'm sure 1/2 Genie Hero will be spectacular as well. It'll be the first non-pixelart Shantae, which will hopefully be a great thing, and bring her in all the potential fans that just can't stand tiny squares.

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#33

Pod commented on Keiji Inafune's New Year's Message Includes Fr...:

The game is looking the solid from a technical perspective. I think it'll be a lot of fun to play.

The final visual side is kind of ho-hum, which I felt they could have worked on, given how strong their concept art is. I know in-game 3D can't look exactly like 2D art, but it can get a lot closer than what they seem to have been gunning for.

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#34

Pod commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2015:

Very strong line-up of exclusives!

I would really like to see the Wii U receive some more of the good looking and interesting games from other platforms as well, but this will be more than reason enough to keep the system front and center by my TV.

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#35

Pod commented on The N64 Almost Got A Multiplayer-Focused Doom ...:

Eh, my froends and I were playing the splitscreen multiplayer in Turok 2 at that time, and moved over to Perfect Dark when that came out.

Between those games, Diddy Kong Racing and Super Smash Bros., the N64 really was a multiplayer powerhouse.

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#36

Pod commented on Year in Development: Nyamyam:

Too bad the sales aren't there, because the quality certainly is.

I'd assume many of the potential Wii U customers thought it weird they had to wait that long AND pay a premium. Most of them would have some way to access the iOS version anyway.

I'm happy with the Wii U version, it's a buatiful game on the big screen and a joy to have the sound coming through a good set of speakers.

The only thing I'd want to request was Wii Remote IR pointer support.

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#37

Pod commented on Nintendo Invests in New Lobbying Firm to Tackl...:

There're so many games around now, that nobody really need to pirate anything.

While I'm generally not cool with lobbyism, and I do think the right way to combat imitation and piracy is by way of offering the more convenient product of higher quality, I also think piracy should remain a criminal offense.

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#39

Pod commented on Nintendo Download: 25th December (Europe):

Could be tempted by Child of Light. Seeing how digital is the only way to get it.

Knytt Underground doesn't have its price showing!
It's a great game that I wholeheatedly recommend, though, at whatever the price may be.

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#40

Pod commented on Toys "R" Us Provides a Fresh Update on Cancell...:

Here in Viborg, Denmark, the Gamestop, the Toys'R'Us, and the local toy chain all have an abundance of Amiibos around, because nobody gives much of a toss about the Wii U here, and they figurines are much too expensive, retailing in stores for what amounts to 25 dollars.

That's 50 percent more than the new batch of Disney Infinity and Skylanders figurines, and three times as much as Disney Infinity and Skylanders toys from last year's crop.

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#41

Pod commented on Miyamoto Talks Up Star Fox Wii U's "Fun And Un...:

I'm really hoping to see some interesting visual design. I know Miyamoto is a gmae mechanics guy, but the Wii U has so much possibily graphicswise and the Star Fox universe is rife with things to design.

I don't know who's handling the graphics, but they better bring their A-game, or this game is going to look hopelessly left behind compared to games like Captain Toad, Bayonetta 2, and Mario Kart 8.

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#44

Pod commented on Lucadian Chronicles is the Latest Free-to-Play...:

@Darknyht
I hear ya.
EA did at one point mean something to me too.
Of course that was back in 97 before all their greatest studios fell apart.

It's not that I particularly trust reviews over demos, but demos can be deceiving as well, and can leave you with an extra decision to make: Do I like this enough to pay for the whole thing, or was this taste enough for me?

Often I find myself voting no on games where I might have played the whole thing, had I bought it up front. Meaning I get an amputated experience. It's entirely my own doing, I am aware, but so is everything people get upset about concerning video games.