Jon Irwin

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.

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Nintendo needs to treat its older games with more respect

Golden oldies.

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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.

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Not even Microsoft can dethrone Nintendo — here's why

A Rare breed.

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Nintendo makes kids cry, and that’s a good thing

We love the chase.

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Legend of Zelda Game & Watch reveals Nintendo's most powerful weapon

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Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack price hike isn’t absurd, but the response sure is