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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

Smash Bros (Wii U): Smash Tour

October 23, 2014 |

One of the newest modes in the upcoming Smash Bros is the Mario Party- esque “Smash Tour”. As you travel around a small board, you collect fighters for your cause (the cause being victory).  If two people meet on the board, … Read More

Special Orders and Crazy Orders

October 23, 2014 |

Time to follow orders.  Take on challenges set out by these two gloves.  Tickets reflect tasks you must perform to win rewards.  You only get one shot per order, so good luck.  Crazy Orders mode offers a bit of a twist; … Read More

8-Player Smash Announced (Special Mode)

October 23, 2014 |

Grab seven of your closest buddies and get ready to Smash like never before.  In addition, these giant stages have Danger Zones.  Run into one, and you take massive damage; run into it with more than 100% damage will equal … Read More

PN Review: Bayonetta

October 21, 2014 | 1


If you are looking for a solid action title, you won’t go wrong with Bayonetta, especially if you are looking for a challenge.  Bayonetta quickly establishes what kind of game it is with tongue-in-cheek humor and over-the-top action.  … Read More

Pure Nintendo Mini-Review: Hyrule Warriors Master Quest

October 20, 2014 |

Master Quest is the first paid DLC for Hyrule Warriors, and is priced at $7.99 for those of you who did not purchase the season pass.  The title’s first DLC features a fair amount of gameplay (an entirely knew Adventure Mode Map), … Read More

Koopa Kast 54: In My Defense

October 15, 2014 |

In the last podcast, we went on the offensive talking about Fighting Games, so this week we are going to switch to defense.  Everyone has that game that they enjoy, but no one else can understand why.  We here at … Read More

PN Review: Bayonetta 2

October 13, 2014 | 6

Everything you know about the previous Bayonetta has returned in full form, but with new additions that makes the experience even better.

The plot of Bayonetta 2 has much more presence than in the previous title, and it doesn’t take … Read More

Koopa Kast 53: Fight Night

October 1, 2014 |

Hey Koopa Kast Listeners!

It’s almost that time once again where we here at have our bi-weekly live podcast, “Koopa Kast”. With Hyrule Warriors behind us, and Smash Bros 3DS just two days away, Justin Sharp will dive into … Read More

ATLUS PR: Junpei, Zen, Story Trailers for Persona Q

October 1, 2014 |

For you Persona fans, I have a few new trailers I would like to share with you about ATLUS’s upcoming 3DS Title Persona Q.

Zen Trailer:


We have a first look at Zen, one of the characters making … Read More

[Update] Watch Dogs Twitter: “Unfortunately” No DLC for Watch Dogs Wii U

September 25, 2014 |

Update: Another new tweet from the Watch Dogs account has appeared to confirm that the Wii U Watch Dogs will not be receiving any DLC support.

PN Video Review Hyrule Warriors

September 17, 2014 | 1

Hyrule Warriors improves on the Warriors franchise by leaps and bounds First and foremost: The game isn’t just about you slaying thousands of monsters, but how you slay these thousands of monsters, as well as what else you can … Read More

Koopa Kast 52: Why Aren’t We Allowed in the Treehouse?

September 17, 2014 |

Hey Koopa Kast Fans! We are a short time away from’s bi-weeklky podcast, Koopa Kast. This week, we plan to talk about Nintendo of America’s latest broadcast, Nintendo Treehouse. In the span of eight hours, Nintendo showed off a … Read More


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