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Awesome since 16-bit

Male, United Kingdom

Operations Director @ Nintendo Life and Push Square

Sun 20th January, 2008

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Dazza commented on Exclusive: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Is A...:

We've just added a quick update from Mr Bozon as follows...

We're deploying the same pixel-based game to both 3DS and Wii U. However, the Wii U version will use the high resolution source character art provided by IntiCreates for menus, cutscenes, and character dialogue. Just to be clear, the "in game" art remains pixel-based on Wii U.



Dazza commented on Ninterview: The NES Club and an Epic Collector...:

@StarDust4Ever That would be like knowing if Steve Wiebe beat Billy Mitchell's high score before watching The King of Kong for the first time.

I am quietly confident that Jay will succeed in his quest, but the lingering doubt that he could fail adds a bit of spice to the proceedings. :)



Dazza commented on Feature: What We Want to See in SNES Remix:

Just to response to some of the comments:

  • Yup Star Fox never did see a VC release, that's our bad! It was Star Fox 64 of course. We'd still hope it could find a way into a SNES remix somehow though.
  • DKC is a strange one, even though Rare developed it, Nintendo do own the rights to this game. We may see it on the Wii U eShop one day.
  • I admit, Kirby's Dream Course, Vegas Stakes and Mario's Picross were slightly oddball choices. We just didn't want too many platformers in the remix. We felt a bit of variety was needed.

It's been great reading all your comments, some really good suggestions here. Let's hope Nintendo are paying attention :)



Dazza commented on Competition Winners: The Twelve Days of Animal...:

These were brilliant entries guys. I loved the collaborative nature of the school kids and StreetPass UK videos. Pete and Shona are both very talented and should consider auditioning on X-Factor next year. Lastly Sam Tuff's entry really made me chuckle. There were many other great entries too, I wish we had more prizes.

Absolutely fantastic stuff, you guys are Animal Crossing super fans! :)



Dazza commented on Competition: The Twelve Days of Animal Crossin...:

To answer some Qs:

  • feel free to sing solo if you can't pursuade any friends to join you :)
  • the £100 price will be paid in 10x £10 eShop vouchers!
  • the winners will be selected on a purely subjective basis. i.e. the vids we feel has the best singing, or outfits, or is funniest, etc... Whatever makes you stand out basically


Dazza commented on Soapbox: Zelda's Magic Creates A Link Between ...:

@Damo great article mate. It totally sums up my experience having started the game yesterday with my 5 yr old lass as my questing companion. She's been so excited watching me explore the game and has actually helped me solve some of the dungeon puzzles to my surprise.

Nintendo have definitely created a link between generations with this game. Now there are two Zelda fans in my household!




Dazza commented on Interview: Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirss...:

I have to say that I am really loving SteamWorld Dig and regret waiting so long to download it. I'm glad I bumped into @imageform at EGX, when I saw the passion they had for their game I instinctively knew it was something special. I was not wrong. This is an low-priced eShop game, but it really feels like a fully-fledged retail game in many ways.

I agree with a lot what Brjann says in the video interview. He's spot on about the way that the indie scene has become soured on iOS by these so-called monetisation experts. I'm sick of it myself, I would rather pay a one-off premium to buy a game which I will enjoy rather than have to ensure nags to buy extra content. That to me isn't gaming, it's akin to shoving coins in a fruit machine! :)



Dazza commented on Soapbox: Why Grand Theft Auto V Isn't For Me:

I'm with Damien on this one. I bought into all the GTA IV hype at the time and the game just did not sit right with me. I am a huge movie fan and can watch violent films with a complete sense of detachment, but in a videogame acting out these lewd or ultra-violent acts myself in a virtual world really unsettles me.

I'm far happier in the colourful happy worlds of Pikmin or Wind Waker myself. These are games which I can share with my kids before bedtime and play in the evening while my wife is in the room without feeling completely embarrassed. If people enjoy GTA5 then more power to them, but it's not my cup of tea and I am not ashamed to say it.



Dazza commented on Reaction: Nintendo Surprises Us All With the 2...:

@jrob23 I'm a massive fan of the Wii U myself, it's a fun gaming experience and I think it can stand apart offering something different to what Microsoft and Sony are offering. I put " " around my last-gen statement for he simple reason that this is how many will perceive the console. I think it's a great investment personally, but on a technical level there is no question it is nowhere near as powerful as the Xbox One and PS4.



Dazza commented on Review: Rayman Legends (Wii U):

To everyone asking about our Splinter Cell Blacklist review, yup it'll be on its way soon. Please be patient, Ubisoft didn't send us code for this one early like usual. We're on it!



Dazza commented on Specialist Retailers Emphasize Their Support f...:

Good on the specialist retailers for standing by Nintendo during this rough patch with the Wii U.

You can't trust supermarkets to care about the games industry any more than they care about the literary, movie or music industry. Stack 'em high, sell 'em cheap, that's all they will ever care about.



Dazza commented on UK Gamers Can Download Pikmin 3 Now By Picking...:

@Oswen I'd imagine you will qualify for the Wonderful 101 promotion so long as you buy it direct from the eShop. The eShop will know you own a digital copy of Pikmin 3 and apply the discount with a bit of luck! Time will tell I suppose.



Dazza commented on UK Gamers Can Download Pikmin 3 Now By Picking...:

Everytime I've bought a download from GAME the redeem code is shown immediately on screen once payment has been processed.

The code is also emailed a few mins after. Definitely automated.

I got my Pikmin 3 code today from GAME and began downloading immediately. No waiting folks!



Dazza commented on Review: Pikmin 3 (Wii U):

@Fazermint Martin has had access to the game for about 3 weeks now and has completed it, tried out all the modes, etc. You won't find a more educated opinion than this my friend :p



Dazza commented on Review: New Super Luigi U (Wii U):

@GamecubeLad interesting times for us certainly! As this is also going to be released as a standalone retail game we chose to do a traditional review this time.

If this was only going to be available as DLC, it's likely we'd have done this as a feature instead giving our impressions, but without a score :)