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Joshua Furr

Guest contributor // Joshua Furr's problematic obsessions with video games and pop culture have hounded him since the early 90s and show no signs of abating. A fierce disciple of Nintendo, his tastes bounce around from AAA games like Tears of the Kingdom and Mario titles, to indie darlings like Hollow Knight, Stardew Valley and Cuphead. His gaming/anime stuff can be found on Dualshockers, while his Japanese writing lives on tourist sites like Tsunagu Japan, Edge of Niigata and It's Your Japan. When he's not clacking away, you can find him dreaming of gyūdon, playing Mario Wonder with his kiddos and studying for the JLPT.
An screenshot of McDonalds Japan's trailer showing free kirby toys given away with Happy Meals.

Nintendo and McDonald’s Have Teamed Up in Japan, and the Result is Adorable

If you're lucky enough to live in Japan, you can bag yourself a Kirby toy in a McDonald's Happy Set. No such luck in the West.
Mario vs Donkey Kong

Mario vs. Donkey Kong’s “Mini-Marios” are Nintendo’s Most Meta Creation 

The remake of Mario vs Donkey Kong, and its recent marketing, has us thinking about how insane (and perfect) its mini-Marios are.
Dino Crisis T Rex

No, Capcom’s Latest Survey Doesn’t Mean We’re Getting A New Dino Crisis

Capcom has a survey doing the rounds asking about its past and present franchises - and naturally, Dino Crisis is the topic du jour.
Persona 3 reload

Persona 3 Reload Perfectly Reimagines Cosy Dorm Life

Atlas’ latest remake, Persona 3 Reload, has given us the cosiness we've always wanted within the walls – and kitchen – of Iwatodai Dormitory.
Koji Kondo DICE awards

It’s About Time Koji Kondo Was Inducted Into The AIAS Hall of Fame

Legendary composer of Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda, Koji Kondo, has been inducted into the AIAS Hall of Fame – finally.
The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Tears Of The Kingdom Was Always Going to Be Nintendo’s 2023 Darling

Tears of the Kingdom is Nintendo's best-selling game of 2023, and given how much fun we've had with it, it's no surprise.

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