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Nintendo, Video Games

Splatoon 2: Salmon Run

Kit and Krysta were nice enough to ask me to join them on Nintendo Minute to play a little Splatoon 2 – specifically Salmon Run mode. It’s an ink-redibly fun addition to the modes of Splatoon!

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How I Started In Video Games

The question I get asked the most is how I got started in video games or how to get a job at Nintendo. I don’t have a crazy amazing origin story – I applied online. However, I can give you a bit on my background and a few pointers to get you started in the right direction! Continue Reading

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Pokémon X and Y Launch Event

Last night was the Pokémon X and Y launch event at Nintendo World, and boy was it packed full of hundreds of hundreds of Pokémon trainers! The line wrapped around the entire block and then doubled over on itself! Continue Reading

Conventions, Nintendo, Work

PAX East Interview

I did an interview, but the audio didn’t turn out. The footage was used to create this.

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PAX East 2013

I just got back from PAX East and figured I’d give you guys my perspective! Biggest takeaway is that Boston is FREEEEEEEEZING. Weather gripes aside, the show was definitely a blast – PAX always is – and I had a good time hanging in the Nintendo booth. I got a chance to see some old friends and meet some Twitter friends which was super fun for me.

Since I didn’t have as much free time as most, I actually didn’t get a chance to play many games. As you’ve probably noticed, DuckTales was the darling of the show. To be completely honest, I don’t think I played DuckTales. At first I thought I did, but then I realized I was thinking about Darkwing Duck. Hopefully that’ll make a comeback – it was one of my favorites.


I picked up a few games that I’m super pumped about. I got the third expansion pack for Cards Against Humanity and a copy of Betrayal at House on the Hill. I’d been on the fence about Betrayal, but I saw it on the show floor and decided to go for it. I also got a hot tip that someone had a few copies of Pandemic on Amazon and was able to snag a copy.


Another thing I really enjoyed was picking up all the StreetPasses on my 3DS. I got two new states, leaving me with only three that I still need. CURSE YOU ARKANSAS AND THE DAKOTAS! One night at the hotel, several coworkers and I tried out the multiplayer part of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, which was super fun. Obvi, my favorite mode is Polterpup.

Wario high five

The first night we went out, we wound up meeting Todd and Michelle at a bar called the Lower Depths (they’re regulars, so they have their own engraved mugs behind the bar!). Steph bonded with them over Plants vs Zombies and they became our unofficial tour guides of Boston. If you’re ever in the area, be sure to check out Lower Depths for an awesome beer selection and Drink for amazing cocktails and the best grilled cheese ever.


After the show ended, I was super tired. I grabbed a drink at the hotel bar then went to go to bed for my 5:30 wake up call. Right as I got in bed at about 11, an alarm went off.  The hotel had to evacuate because the elevators were smoking. It was SUPER lame. After about an hour and half we were able to take the stairs back up and go to bed. BARF.


GDC’s this week. I won’t be attending any of the learning sessions, but I’m down to party if anyone wants to hang!



Instagram, Nintendo, Work

Nintendo Life

Pretty much the first thing people say to me when they find out that I’m a Nintendo employee is, “OMG DREAM JOB.” And it is.

I’m coming up pretty fast on my one year anniversary, and I wanted to share a few of my favorite photos from my first year at Nintendo.

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Social Media Managers Execute the Harlem Shake

Social Media Managers Execute the Harlem Shake

We decided to get in on the Harlem Shake fun with Luigi. Here’s an infographic from Mashable that pegs us at the 4th most widely viewed corporate Harlem Shake. You can watch Luigi shake it after the jump! Continue Reading