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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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#2

Pod commented on Preview: Unraveling the Truth in Yoshi's Wooll...:

I'm not entirely sold on how the 3D approach is a step up from what we saw in Epic Yarn. At first I thought it would be too obvious that the materials are fake now, with no benefits, but there's a couple of ideas attempting to justify it all in this trailer.

I'm still excited for the game, of course!

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#4

Pod commented on Treyarch Isn't Working on Call of Duty: Black ...:

If Treyarch isn't handling the Wii U version, then it's likely that no-one is.

This game being a sci-fi setting, not made by Infinity Ward, and perhaps only coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC, does mean it will be the least selling entry in the series for many many years though.

Activision is however fully aware that the franchise is winding down in popularity, so I'm guessing they're satisfied with trying to rake in some new interest from sci-fi geeks.

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#11

Pod commented on Playtonic's Mark Stevenson Teases Wii U Fans O...:

Hoping they manage to put a lot of good stuff together to launch the Kickstarter. They've only existed as a company for a couple months, so I'm excited to see how much they've managed to make. I know they're highly productive when they mean to be.

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#12

Pod commented on Sales Fall Away in Japan as Xenoblade Chronicl...:

Even if this release just barely pays itself back, it's an extremely effective way of recapturing mindshare for the Xenoblade Chronicles name, ahead of the release of the sequel.

I absolutely think Nintendo only views it as a primer to get as many people as possible interested in X.

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#13

Pod commented on Video: The Importance of Co-Op Gameplay in Mod...:

Collegues and I are having a ton of fun with Affordable Space Adventures so far.

Classic Nifflas puzzle design and sensibility, with production value and humor out the wazoo on all fronts courtesy of Knap Nok.

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#16

Pod commented on Poll: Is Splatoon a Blockbuster That'll Help R...:

@jasonbrr
Nintendo has had voice chat in several games before, and if they didn't they could still hire someone who'd know how to do it. The reasoning they gave might not be the whole truth, but I am certain they could pull off voice chat if it was a priority for them.

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#22

Pod commented on Community Interview: Affordable Space Adventur...:

@rjejr
I can understand how it must be annoying with Celia's outbursts in Knytt as a parent. I don't have children yet, but there's a great many things I would want them messing around with.

Personally, I felt it was quite refreshing that she got to say those things, and made her feel like a genuine character. That's how young people talk, and maybe it does give you an opportunity to tell your kids not to be like that, as she's generally a spiteful character.

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#32

Pod commented on Nintendo Begins Takedown Proceedings on Super ...:

Ripping a fully rigged model and a piece of music from Mario Galaxy, and a fully designed level from Mario 64, and giving it to people for free, is against the law, whether he makes money or not.

The Minitroid guys made their own art, level design, and music, and were never asked to take down their tech demo.

Nintendo are extremely friendly on fan games in general, but straight up distributing their assets for free should never be tolerated.

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#33

Pod commented on Review: Dot Arcade (Wii U eShop):

This is the kind of stuff I would play for hours on end when I was seven. While I'm too young for actual arcade cabinets of such a simplistic nature, cheap GameBoy knock-offs with five-ish games built in were abundant, complete with colorful stickers surrounding the screen. I'm sure a fresh coat of paint like this will help revive the excitement of the simplicity!

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#34

Pod commented on Today Was Reggie Fils-Aime’s 54th Birthday:

I'm very impressed will Reggie's skills in spin. He'll make anything a good story by focusing exclusively on the positive. He regularly throws interviewers for a loop by refusing to talk about the competition or acknowledge set-backs as being of any importance. On top of all this, he always manages to look like he's having a complete blast representing Mario & Co.

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#35

Pod commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:

Well, it really does seem Nintendo has given up on "saving" the Wii U with quality software. Instead, they'll focus on releasing a game that really is all it can be to harvest goodwill and sterling reviews.

Three years was already a long time for a Nintendo system to go without a new Zelda game, but coming out in 2016, naturally at Christmas, means it'll have as little influence on the system's success as Twilight Princess did for the GameCube.

Still, I'm hopeful it'll be the game that makes the franchise stay relevant.

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#43

Pod commented on Dot Arcade Lights Up the North American Wii U ...:

This looks like good old-fashioned fun!

I had a couple of those Tetris-knock off handheld games back in the day, where everything, a racer, five Tetris clones, and a side-scroll shooter, typically, was made on something like a 15x10 grid, and I remember those as breddy good.

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#45

Pod commented on Elliot Quest Patch Adds Several Additional Con...:

For games like this, it's definitely nice to have support for the more traditional controllers.

A great thing is generally being able to play with a separate controller, when using the GamePad as a screen.

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#49

Pod commented on Nintendo to Lead Design and Development of Sma...:

So Old Man Miyamoto is being sealed off with his silly invention that only his die hard fans have bought into. That's the spin proponents of mobile games might give this.

Personally, I'm happy they leave him in charge of making sure the Wii U is being utilized to its fullest.