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After studying creative writing at Emerson College in Boston, Matt published a travel blog based on a two-month solo journey around the world, wrote for SmarterTravel, and worked on an Antarctic documentary series for NOVA, Antarctic Extremes. Today, for Gamepressure, Matt covers Nintendo news and writes reviews for Switch and PC titles. Matt enjoys RPGs like Pokemon and Breath of the Wild, as well as fighting games like Super Smash Bros., and the occasional action game like Ghostwire Tokyo or Gods Will Fall. Outside of video games, Matt is also a huge Dungeons & Dragons nerd, a fan of board games like Wingspan, an avid hiker, and after recently moving to California, an amateur surfer.

LEGO Horizon Adventures: The Next Evolution of LEGO Games: Summer Game Fest Hands-On Impressions

14 June 2024

LEGO Horizon Adventures was the very first trailer during the Summer Game Fest Showcase. A few days later, I had the opportunity to play the game. Here are my many thoughts.

LEGO Horizon Adventures: The Next Evolution of LEGO Games: Summer Game Fest Hands-On Impressions

Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess: A Hidden Gem of Summer Game Fest?

14 June 2024

Trying a hands-on demo of Capcom’s vibrant and original Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess over the weekend at Summer Game Fest surprised me with how fun its unique combination of genres could be.

Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess: A Hidden Gem of Summer Game Fest?

Monster Hunter Wilds Brings A Stunning Open World: Impressions from Summer Game Fest

14 June 2024

Monster Hunter Wilds has already shown incredible footage of its open world in several trailers, but being able to sit in on a gameplay presentation at Summer Game Fest took it to another level.

Monster Hunter Wilds Brings A Stunning Open World: Impressions from Summer Game Fest

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl: An Unforgiving Experience: Hands-On Impressions from Summer Game Fest

13 June 2024

After seventeen years since the original, Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl is finally set to arrive this Fall. Speaking from hands-on experience at Summer Game Fest, it’s going to be brutal.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl: An Unforgiving Experience: Hands-On Impressions from Summer Game Fest

Astro Bot is Pure Joy: Hands-On Impressions from Summer Game Fest

12 June 2024

Astro Bot, the upcoming 3D platformer staring an adorable robot, was an absolute blast to try out at Summer Game Fest. Here are my hands-on impressions.

Astro Bot is Pure Joy: Hands-On Impressions from Summer Game Fest

Path of Exile 2: Difficult and Violent: Hands-On Impressions from Summer Game Fest

12 June 2024

Whether you’re a fan of the original or just action RPGs in general, Path of Exile 2 promises a dark and dangerous experience. You’ve been warned.

Path of Exile 2: Difficult and Violent: Hands-On Impressions from Summer Game Fest

Hyper Light Breaker: A Worthy Successor? Hands-On Impressions from Summer Game Fest

11 June 2024

After playing the highly anticipated action rogue-like Hyper Light Breaker at Summer Game Fest, I am happy to report that it was easily a highlight of the show.

Hyper Light Breaker: A Worthy Successor? Hands-On Impressions from Summer Game Fest

Dragon Age: The Veilguard Earns Its New Name: Impressions from Summer Game Fest

11 June 2024

This past weekend at Summer Game Fest, I was able to sit in on an hour-long gameplay presentation of Dragon Age: The Veilguard. I now appreciate the recent name change.

Dragon Age: The Veilguard Earns Its New Name: Impressions from Summer Game Fest

The Best Creature-Collecting Games That Aren’t Pokémon or Palworld

10 February 2024

Palworld is the latest game in the creature-collecting genre to be compared to the long-reigning monarch, Pokémon. But in the last few years, there have been some unique and innovative games in this genre.

The Best Creature-Collecting Games That Aren’t Pokémon or Palworld

Opinion: The Pokémon Company Doesn’t Need Defending From Palworld

09 February 2024

Palworld’s recent popularity has grown to a point where it could actually rival the long-reigning monarch of the creature-collecting genre, Pokémon. Is this a good thing?

Opinion: The Pokémon Company Doesn’t Need Defending From Palworld

Developers Walk Through Nine Minutes of Pacific Drive Gameplay

29 January 2024

Pacific Drive is a unique survival indie game set to release this February. Players must venture into the Olympic Exclusion Zone with nothing but a trusty station wagon to carry them through.

Developers Walk Through Nine Minutes of Pacific Drive Gameplay

The Pokémon Company Releases Statement About Palworld

26 January 2024

Finally breaking their silence on the matter, The Pokémon Company has finally released a statement regarding the ongoing comparisons to the hugely popular new game, Palworld.

The Pokémon Company Releases Statement About Palworld

Nintendo Announces Discontinuation of 3DS and Wii U Online Services

26 January 2024

Nintendo has finally announced the inevitable. After many years, the online services for the previous console generation, the 3DS and the Wii U, will shut down.

Nintendo Announces Discontinuation of 3DS and Wii U Online Services

Ninja Peach & Cowgirl Peach Showcased in New Princess Peach: Showtime! Trailer

24 January 2024

In a brand new trailer for Nintendo’s upcoming game, Princess Peach: Showtime!, two new power-ups were revealed: Ninja Peach and Cowgirl Peach.

Ninja Peach & Cowgirl Peach Showcased in New Princess Peach: Showtime! Trailer

15 Indie Games To Look Forward To in 2024

23 January 2024

From a horror game that takes place on an oil rig off the coast of Scotland to coaching a team of monsters to play volleyball, indie games have a lot to offer players this year. Here’s a list of what games to put on your wishlist.

15 Indie Games To Look Forward To in 2024

Palworld Pokémon Mod DMCA’d By Nintendo

23 January 2024

In an unsurprising turn of events, the fan-made Pokémon mod for the hugely popular monster-catching game Palworld, will not be released publicly, largely due to legal action from Nintendo.

Palworld Pokémon Mod DMCA’d By Nintendo

Surprise Nintendo Switch 2 Announcement Causes Confusion

12 January 2024

This weekend during CES 2024, a statement involving the potential release date of the Nintendo Switch 2 caused a lot of confusion.

Surprise Nintendo Switch 2 Announcement Causes Confusion

What to Look Forward to on Nintendo Switch in 2024

11 January 2024

New year, new Nintendo. After a great 2023, there’s still a lot to look forward to in 2024, from Princess Peach’s first starring role in a Switch game to an abundance of exciting indie games.

What to Look Forward to on Nintendo Switch in 2024

The Mixed Bag That Is The Game Awards

12 December 2023

Attending the Game Awards for the first time was an unforgettable experience. I was excited to celebrate an amazing year in video games, but the event seemed more interested in showing off the future.

The Mixed Bag That Is The Game Awards

Nintendo Indie World Showcase Highlights

15 November 2023

The latest Indie World Showcase featured over a dozen indie games coming to the Nintendo Switch including Outer Wilds, Planet of Lana, and a new game in the Shantae series.

Nintendo Indie World Showcase Highlights