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A blog for the love of Nintendo.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The New Dad Gamer: Bonding with Player 3

Before Nathan was born, I had a very narrow idea of what having a kid was like. I imagined playing Super Mario Bros. with my little guy, teaching him how to solve a Zelda puzzle, decorating his room with plush Metroids and Pikechus etc...

I was only part right. Spoiler alert, babies don't play video games. If you give a baby a Wii remote, It will likely end up in his/her mouth. Which is not where they belong. Gross. However, there are plenty of ways the junior can join in the fun.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

I made a Podcast!

Lately my postings have been far and few between. Well, now you know why. I've been pouring my energy into a Podcast for Game Over Videogames. It's a monthly show where we highlight one game franchise in detail. Let me know what you guys think in the comments!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Most Anticipated Wii U Games of 2016

2015 is all but extinct, and some might say the same for the Wii U. But there's plenty to be excited about in the coming months! Zelda, Star Fox, and tons of Indie games!

Monday, November 2, 2015

The state of the blog and upcoming changes.

I'm by no means a good writer.

English grammar and punctuation are as elusive to me as Portuguese. But my goal was to turn my passion for Nintendo into something I can share with the world. Not to impress people with my verbal prowess. That being said, blogging is hard. Writing a cohesive piece takes time, passion, and an understanding of the culture. Of those three criteria, time is the most difficult for me to harness.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Is Nintendo relevant in this generation?

As a die-hard Nintendo fan, This is a tough question. To me, Nintendo will always be relevant because they are burned into my memory. Nostalgia plays a big part in why I'm so obsessed (which is true for the vast majority of fan-boys out there).

But there's a whole generation of kids who grew up playing Angry Birds and Minecraft. Kids who's only gaming experience is on smartphones and tablets. And while that, in and of itself, isn't such a bad thing, I'm worried that Nintendo's glory days may be behind us.

How can Nintendo gain ground when the industry seems to have left them in the dust? Let's discuss.

Monday, October 19, 2015

The NES is 30! Here are the games that started it all for me.

It was my older brother's NES. But my parents were adamant that he share with the family, so I got to play occasionally. I was stuck in "younger brother" mode most o the time, having to settle for Luigi, dying too quickly, and having to watch my brother progress leaps and bounds further than me. But I was just happy to be hanging out with my older bro. Which never really goes away.

I was born the year after the NES launched, and my brother was 4 years older than me. So you can see how the dynamic played itself out.

Anywho, here are the games we owned, and what I remember about them.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Some of my favorite Nintendo fan art swag!

Christmas is only a few short months away! It's time to start figuring out what to get the gamer in your life. If they're like me, they are pretty picky about the games they buy, so that's not always a good option. But what about some one-of-a-kind swag!? Here are some of my favorite selections from

Like this Hylian Shield hoodie! Buy it here.