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Editor, gamer and bookworm

Male, 30, United Kingdom

Features editor of Nintendo Life since August 2011, editor since March 2014; love video games and Nintendo. I've previously completed two degrees in Literature and the History of the Book, which haven't been helpful at all...

Fri 28th August, 2009

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ThomasBW84 commented on Nintendo Download: 29th January (Europe):

That Prime Trilogy intro price is ludicrous, I've got it on disc but am tempted regardless. Happy days!

Oh, and Gunman Clive 2 the second it's available, I really enjoyed the first one.



ThomasBW84 commented on Nintendo Adds a Bunch of Virtual Console Title...:

@Fandabidozi I said there were over 100 in total, with a hyperlink to be extra helpful.

@ogo79 Not really, if there were a load of new games I would have said New Games, this is a follow up to when Nintendo kicked this service off with various retail titles last October, plus I used an EarthBound image. Not my intention to be misleading, though, of course.



ThomasBW84 commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Playable Star Fox fo...:

@minotaurgamer As NintyMan says, the tone's gone from "F-Zero, why would we do that?" to one of actual consideration for its future. It's the best we've had out of Miyamoto-san for a while!

I don't think more Pikmin has ever been in genuine doubt, it's more about how many years of a gap there'll be :) That's why I focused on other comments, anyway!



ThomasBW84 commented on Feature: A Year in Development - RCMADIAX:

@spizzamarozzi The whole point of the Year in Development features has been to cover a variety of devs and styles, previous entries in the past seven days were Image & Form, Curve Studios and Renegade Kid. As the most prominent dev (so far) utilising the Nintendo Web Framework, it would be negligent to not have a chat with Michael. He had his say about various things including the perception around SPIKEY WALLS, and also talked about the early days on the Framework, which I personally found interesting.

Ultimately, our goal is to cover a variety of aspects around Nintendo, so this falls under that category. We don't all have to like every dev and their games, of course, but it's an extra perspective.



ThomasBW84 commented on Feature: A Year in Development - Curve Digital:

@swampertdude Both outlooks are viable, and I remember making that point -

I don't think you can compare the output of developers producing quality work — including studios as small as one person — with something like Meme Run. In North America particularly — a lot of these games haven't made it to Europe yet — there are a lot of downloads that simply aren't good enough for a home console platform. I think the questions of quality need to be considered, I don't believe it should be "anything goes".



ThomasBW84 commented on Sorry to Disappoint, But That 'New' GamePad Ma...:

@Kit Even if that's a thing, our point is that people are picking up on a video that's months old and pretending it's new, which is silly.

We're not saying there's no chance of a smaller GamePad, we're saying it's bizarre people are drawing conclusions that are a) likely inaccurate due to effects work and b) from a video released in May.



ThomasBW84 commented on Sorry to Disappoint, But That 'New' GamePad Ma...:

@RoomB31 I understand what you're saying, but in all the other shots the actors are clearly holding standard GamePads. As multiple people have said, this is a camera effect.

Of course it's possible Nintendo is working on lots of things, the point is that this 'new' commercial from the Japanese channel is anything but, so it'd help if it wasn't reported as such.



ThomasBW84 commented on Nintendo Download: 11th December (North America):

@rjejr It's always been the case, since day one, that the promotion expires on 31st December this year, right there in the small print :)

It'd be better if Nintendo just extended it indefinitely, but unfortunately that doesn't seem to be on the cards.