Jon Irwin is a freelance journalist who covers the intersection of gaming, tech, art, and culture. Since 2011 he's written extensively about Nintendo for outlets such as The Atlantic, Kill Screen, Paste Magazine, Variety, the Washington Post, and Inverse. His first book, Super Mario Bros. 2, was published by Boss Fight Books in 2014. Before focusing on games, he wrote about music, sports, wine, and being an ice cream truck driver. He teaches at a small college outside of Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated from the University of Michigan far too long ago.
10 Years Later, Nintendo’s Most Underrated Platformer Is Still A Step Above The Rest
Donkey Kong has had a long and fruitful career as a mainstay of Nintendo’s playable menagerie.
Remembering Wii Music, Nintendo’s Most Prescient Flop
The bizarre, ambitious game was no match for 2008’s video game landscape.
The Future of Gaming Looks a Lot Like This Classic Nintendo Console
After going all in on power-guzzling home consoles, the video game industry is shifting gears to a more elegant alternative: the handheld.
Nintendo's Biggest Flop of 2023 Deserves More Love
Why so serious?
'Tears of the Kingdom' Is a Masterclass in Pointlessness
The journey is the destination.
The World Wasn’t Ready For Nintendo Labo
A captivating mess.
Nintendo needs to treat its older games with more respect
Splatoon 3 is the glorious pinnacle of Nintendo's style agenda
Image is everything.
Switch Sports proves Nintendo’s biggest ‘weakness’ is actually a strength
Hardcore is overrated.
11 years ago, Nintendo became the Marty McFly of video games
A controversial decision changed everything.
Not even Microsoft can dethrone Nintendo — here's why
A Rare breed.
Nintendo makes kids cry, and that’s a good thing
We love the chase.
Legend of Zelda Game & Watch reveals Nintendo's most powerful weapon
Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack price hike isn’t absurd, but the response sure is