Category Archives: Video Games

Nintendo World Championships 2017

 

A champion has been crowned! After battling it out through multiple rounds, Thomas Gonda, better known as Ito, has earned the title of Nintendo World Championships 2017 winner. 

Full broadcast:

I had an incredible time hosting with lead caster Jordan Kent. We followed 24 competitors through a challenging gauntlet showcasing a wide array of Nintendo games.

 The competitors not only had to master games on recent systems like Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS, but also on games spanning many systems throughout Nintendo history, including NES, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS.

Sixteen of the competitors were the winners of their respective local qualifying rounds at Best Buy retail locations (eight from the 13-and-over group and eight who are 12 and under), while the other eight, including English actor Asa Butterfield, WWE Superstar Bayley and notable gamers from Germany, Mexico and Canada, were invited guests.

Starting with a unique three-game opening stage including a shield-surfing challenge in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, over a series of rounds the 24 were whittled down to two finalists: Gonda and Nintendo World Championships 2015 winner John Numbers.

At this point, the two final competitors participated in a three-part finale in Super Mario Odyssey. After a nail-biting and cap-throwing final round, Gonda emerged victorious.

 

Welcome to What’s Good Games

What happens when friends with more than 35 years of games industry experience combine their powers for an epic podcast? Hopefully something pretty cool.

Welcome to What’s Good Games, a new show for the nerd-inclined!

I’m super excited to go on this new adventure with Alexa Ray Corriea, Brittney Brombacher, and Kristine Steimer. Check out more details and get involved at www.patreon.com/whatsgoodgames!

I finally finished Mass Effect Andromeda: My thoughts are conflicted.

My friends Jeff Cannata and Christian Spicer invited me to their lovely podcast DLC to discuss all kinds of cool stuff! We chat the Destiny 2 announcement, Starcraft Remastered, esports in theaters, and of course, my thoughts on Mass Effect Andromeda.

Listen here: http://5by5.tv/dlc/172

Show notes:

00:35:20 – The Playlist: Mass Effect: Andromeda, Paragon, Everything, Splatoon 2, Has-Been Heroes

01:33:59 – VR Talk: Rockband VR, Starwars Battlefront VR

01:51:13 – Parting Gifts!

 

My new reel is up!

It has been TOO LONG since I’ve updated my host reel, so please enjoy a new sample of my work! I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing outlets over the last few years including GameTrailers, Kinda Funny, IGN, Gamespot, Yahoo Esports, Playboy Gaming and more! 

I look forward to more exciting opportunities in the months and years to come <3

How to Make it in the Games Industry

Have you ever wondered how to get a career in video games? Turns out, you’re not alone. I had the honor of joining 5 experts from different sectors of the video games business where we shared our knowledge at PAX South 2017 on a live panel. Take a listen and hopefully you’ll be closer to a career in video games:

Backstage at The Game Awards 2016 with Facebook Live

I had the honor of working with Geoff Keighley and Facebook for The Game Awards 2016 inside the Facebook Live Lounge backstage at the Microsoft Theater. I interviewed industry icons like Hideo Kojima, Peter Moore, Ted Price and more!

Check out my exclusive interviews in the playlist on my Facebook page here: