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The boy who never grew up.

Male, United Kingdom

Hobbit-like Editorial Director of Nintendo Life, Push Square and KINECTaku by day, freelance word wizard by night. You may have shaken your head in disgust at my work on Eurogamer, CNET UK, IGN UK and elsewhere.

Sun 20th January, 2008

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Damo commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against Re...:

@Kirk I actually did that with my PC Engine (which is also on the table) and the results were amazing.

The SNES in question belongs to @antdickens. My Super Famicom is still in perfect condition, but I'm not sure it matters how well you look after it, certain plastics will turn yellow with age regardless. I can only guess that Nintendo used different batches of plastic in the production process, which is why the SNES has gone yellow on the middle section but not the sides.



Damo commented on Video: Behold the Sheer Majesty Of The Backlit...:

@Kirk I have a GB Light and the difference between that and this mod is like night and day, so you'd definitely want to mod the Light...which rather defeats the object of spending so much on it in the first place (Lights are expensive). The Light's screen is a lot duller than this modded version:

Also, call me stupid, but I prefer the size and ergonomics of the original GB to the Light. I just find that the smaller GB models give me cramp after a while, but the original is the perfect size.



Damo commented on Feature: The Ten Best 3DS Games For Your Kids ...:

@Zombie_Barioth I don't recall many of my friends pawing on their Game Boy or Game Gear screens back in the day. ;)

Kids have phones and tablets shoved in their faces almost before traditional consoles, as they are devices which their parents have on them all the time, and therefore make the ideal distraction when you're in the car and the kids are playing up or getting bored.

You have a point, but this early exposure to touch-driven interfaces certainly influences how children approach other devices.



Damo commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Master System:

@TheRealThanos Don't get me wrong, it's an awful tune, but that's kind of why I like it! I think I know it off by heart ;)

As I pointed out in the feature, the Master System did so well in the UK that it got plenty of fresh games, including Mortal Kombat and Streets of Rage 2. I even think it got stuff like Pitfighter and Rise of the Robots, if memory serves. There was a massive market for the system well into the '90s.