Pure Nintendo founder and all around Nintendo geek. Nintendo systems have always been home to my most favorite gaming memories but I also enjoy video games on any platform. The first system I purchased was a Nintendo GameCube but I grew up playing the NES, SNES, and all of the various Game Boy models.
My love of video games started with the Nintendo GameCube. My favorite franchises are The Legend of Zelda and the Professor Layton series. I'm currently in the process of conquering every Zelda game in the series but my true, geeky loves are Star Trek and DC Comics. NNID: purely_katie
Even though I was first introduced to video games with the Atari 2600 (I feel old) it was Nintendo that turned me into a lifelong fan. From the magical NES era when Nintendo was the face of gaming, through today with the 3DS, Wii U (and everything in between) Nintendo’s always entertained me with their innovative, and just plain fun games! Writing for Pure Nintendo has allowed me to combine a fondness for journalism with my love of gaming. I’ve especially enjoyed building working relationships with smaller and independent developers and studios.
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 and joining the crew shortly after.
Favorite Game: Xenoblade Chronicles
Hello! My name is Kaelyn, and I LOVE Nintendo! I can't remember a time when I didn't play video games. Growing up with 3 older brothers it was hard to avoid them. Nintendo was always something that put me in a good mood, or taken me away when I needed a break from reality. My favorite series is the Legend of Zelda! I've always been into drawing Nintendo characters and seeing other people's video game themed art. I have a dream of one day meeting the great Shigeru Miyamoto, and one day working for Nintendo (Don't we all).
I love all things Nintendo! It's my Dad's fault really, since he bought my sister and I the NES many Christmases ago. It was the beginning of a love affair, but who could blame me? There was no better introduction to video games than Mario and Zelda! I'm a proud owner of a 3DS (Fire Emblem-branded, thank you), a Wii U (which, incidentally, also doubles as my TV remote), and the Switch (day one, naturally). I'm a writer and a web developer, so I love writing reviews and take design elements very seriously. My all-time favorite game is Super Mario World for the SNES, though I'm also partial to any of the Mario Kart entries.
Since the first day he was able to pick up an NES controller, Harrison hasn't looked back on the one video game company that has given him so many vivid memories. Described as a "proud American but a prouder geek," Harrison's love for all things pop culture got its start with Nintendo and soon blossomed into an infectious love for reading, writing, and, of course, playing video games for days on end. After graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Harrison started podcasting and writing freelance articles about the entire gaming industry before joining Pure Nintendo Magazine as a contributing writer. He's also known to have an unhealthy and uncontrollable obsession with the Metroid and The Legend of Zelda. NNID: HybridMETA
I began gaming at an early age, starting with an Atari 7800. It wasn’t until around the launch of Super Mario Bros. 3 that I was able to get a NES. I asked for a SNES near the time of release but got a Sega Genesis instead. Aside from the Nintendo handhelds along the way, none of my other consoles were Nintendo until the release of the Wii. It was the Wii that spawned my love for Nintendo.
Jaime is known in some parts of the internet's various tubes as "Jammy," a mispronunciation of his Spanish name. He is an ardent Nintendo fanboy, loves cooking recipes from video games and is still holding out for Mother 3.
My background in gaming started with PC games and the good old Sega Genesis. However, when it came to Nintendo, I was introduced to the GameCube and it became one of my favorite consoles. The DS Lite also holds a special place for me. I was introduced to Pure Nintendo by my good friend Trevor Gould. I look forward to putting my hobby of writing to use and playing new games.
I've been playing games since the SNES/Genesis era. Some of my earliest memories are of Donkey Kong Country and Sonic 2. My favorite Nintendo generation is the N64. I played Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time, Banjo Kazooie, Kirby 64, and Paper Mario all the time growing up. Today I play a lot of JRPGs. My favorite turn-based RPGs are Shin Megami Tensei and Persona games, while my favorite action RPGs are Dark Souls and Kingdom Hearts.
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