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About Matt Paxton

Matt Paxton

Matt Paxton

Contributor to Pure Nintendo. From the first Nintendo Entertainment System, Matt has been a fan of the Japanese gaming company. Matt first made contact with the Pure Nintendo Crew via an interview about Pure Nintendo's charity marathon for Child's Play Charity in 2012. Matt joined up with PNM in November 2012. Favorite Game: Super Mario RPG

Posts By Matt Paxton


Koopa Kast 51: All about the 3DS

September 3, 2014 |

Hello PureNintendo community!  Tonight, at 8:30PM EDT we are kicking off Koopa Kast 51.  Join Matt, Justin Sharp, J-Money Hinton, and Alex Schramke as we discuss the 3DS, past, present, and future, all leading up to our thoughts on the … Read More

Nintendo Trailer: Games of Past, Present, and Future

August 29, 2014 |

Nintendo has recently released a three minute trailer showcasing the Wii U AAA titles that have released and have yet to release. Give it a look.

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Mario Kart 8 DLC: Yes, That’s Link on a Motorcycle

August 26, 2014 | 5



A webpage on Nintendo UK‘s website has appeared advertising two new DLC packs for the Wii U’s Mario Kart 8 will be released (no, neither of them is a Mazaratti pack).

Each Add On Content pack will contain two new cups, … Read More

Koopa Kast #50 at 8:30PM EDT

August 20, 2014 | 1

Well here we are about to enter our 50th Koopa Kast.  All the big names are here: Justin Sharp, James Higginbotham, Justin “j-Money” Hinton”, Trevor Gould, Thomas Jones, Tristan Meiman, and Matt Paxton.  Since it is a special occasion, we … Read More

Koopa Kast 49 8:30PM EDT

August 6, 2014 |

Here we are at Koopa Kast 49.  We have a few interesting topics for you this week:

- The new Zelda Warriors trailer, including the introduction of Gannondorf. Also Fi is apparently pronounced “F-eye” –  Dan Adelman, Head of Digital Content and … Read More

Koopa Kast #48: Once Lost, Now Found

July 29, 2014 |

[Update] What?  You didn’t get a chance to hear our melodious voices?  Well, that’s ok.  It turns out that Google Plus was giving us all sorts of problems, and we ended up recording under a separate set of accounts.  I have … Read More

PNM Review: Wooden Sen’SeY

July 26, 2014 |

Wooden Sen’SeY is a game with many good ideas, but not enough to prop up this title completely.  The visuals are exceptional, and they brand the game with a unique style.  The platforming is nothing extraordinary on it’s own, and … Read More

“Symphonic Evolutions” Interview Part 3: Suggestions and Arrangements

July 24, 2014 |

Welcome to the final part of a three part interview series of Jeron Moore and Chad Seiter, who are behind the upcoming tour Symphonic Evolutions, a tour playing orchestrated arrangements of music from the Pokémon series.

We wrap up this … Read More

Release Date for Latest “Sonic Boom” Titles Announced

July 24, 2014 |

Both Big Red Button and Sanzaru Games have announced release dates for Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal respectively:

Today SEGA announces that Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for the Wii U developed by LA-based Big Red Button will be released onNovember 18th and Sonic … Read More

“Symphonic Evolutions” Interview Part 2: Hollywood-Style Feel

July 23, 2014 |

In part 2 of my interview with Chad Seiter and Jeron Moore, we talk about what kind of Chad’s style of composing.  We also hear the duo work with Junichi Masuda, the original composer for the Pokémon Series.  Finally, I … Read More

Just Say “Bring Me Smash” at San Diego Comic Con

July 23, 2014 |

In keeping with Nintendo’s trend to be more involved with the community, the Kyoto-based company as started the campaign, “Bring Me Smash”.  A group of representatives from Nintendo will be traveling the show floor at this year’s San Diego Comic … Read More

Smash Bros Update (7.23.14): Let’s All go to Wily’s

July 23, 2014 |








In keeping with the weekday tradition, Masahiro Sakurai has given us a bit more detail on the upcoming Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS.


For comparison, here is a shot of … Read More

Persona Q Trailer and Collectors Edition Details

July 22, 2014 |

ATLUS has just released a new trailer for next iteration of the Persona Series, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, for the 3DS.

Persona Q is a first-person dungeon crawling RPG adventure that combines the casts of the hit ATLUS … Read More

PN Interview: Chad Seiter and Jeron Moore of “Symphonic Evolutions”

July 22, 2014 | 1

I recently sat down with the Chad Seiter, the arranger, and Jeron Moore, the producer, of the upcoming concert tour, Symphonic Evolutions, which takes the original music from the Pokémon franchise, and places it into an 80 piece orchestra with video accompaniment.  Jeron and Chad … Read More

Famitsu Shows New Hyrule Warriors Character [Updated with Clearer Image]

July 22, 2014 |

A scan of Famitsu Magazine shows that Fi, from Skyward Sword, will be a playable character in the upcoming Hyrule Warriors, bringing the roster count to six.  In addition, Famitsu has shown off what appears to be Zelda’s alternate form, in which … Read More

New Hyrule Warriors Trailer: Link (Globe)

July 22, 2014 |

If you’ve seen past scans of Hyrule Warriors, you have seen Link touting a large ball-and-chain.  While we knew that existed, we didn’t know if it was an equip-able item, like the hookshot, or something specific to Link.  Today, we … Read More

Hyrule Warriors: Three New Characters featured in Famitsu

July 22, 2014 | 1

Japanese Magazine Famitsu has revealed three new playable characters for the upcoming Hyrule Warriors:  Darunia, the Fire Sage, Ruto, the Water Sage, and Sheik, the alter ego of Princess Zelda.

According to the Famitsu website, the magazine plans to publish “over eight … Read More

Wii U System Update (5.1.0) Available Now

July 21, 2014 | 1

Nintendo has just released the latest update to the Wii U’s operating system.  The most notable detail of this latest system update allows users to transfer Wii U data between Wii U consoles.

Here is what can and cannot be … Read More