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Lucas Hughes, aka SourceCode, has been a life-long fan of Nintendo.  He is a father of two really awesome children and husband to his high school sweetheart.  He has spent his life doing a number of different vocations such as movie projectionist, grocery bagger, shelf stocker, professional wrestling, soldier in the US Army, car salesman, t-shirt maker, and being underpaid as a slaving codemonkey to small and large corporations.  All through that his love for Nintendo never ceased and has become such a huge part of his life.  He is now attempting to make Nintendo-centric content creating a main aspect of his future career. Hey, if everyone else on YouTube can do it then why not?

Duarte Da Silva has lived many lives.
However one factor that has remained constant throughout these lives has been his seemingly infinite affection for the art and science of video games.  He wouldn’t come across video games until the early 90’s but knew in those years that video games were something special to him.  The sheer joy of stomping Bowser at the end of Super Mario Bros 3 is one of the purest to any child of the 80’s and 90’s.  From local Mario Kart and Goldeneye tournaments to the advent of the handheld boom pioneered by Nintendo into the Switch release, he can trace back Nintendo’s heritage in relation to his own.  It has been his dream to contribute in anyway to an industry which has brought so much joy to so many.

Carlos Gomez aka The Lost Hylian, has held a deep affection for Nintendo since the young age of eight years old. First among all game franchises, has always been the Legend of Zelda which fed his imagination and love of fantasy. Even now you won’t find him out of the house without at least one Zelda themed item on his person. When not doing the daily grind of life you may run into him sitting in a “hole in the wall” coffee shop writing, or on nature hike with his dogs. Ever the Nintendo loyalist, he has been looking for a way to use his love of Nintendo, and passion for writing to connect with others.

Nick Miller aka HautDeForme has spent most of his life collecting every video game and console he could, priding himself on authenticity above all else. He started buying obscure retro consoles at the age of 12, but his first Nintendo experience was with Super Mario All Stars when he was 7. Since then, he has fallen in love with the little Nintendo masterpieces, such as the Mother trilogy, the Pushmo series, The Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, and Doshin The Giant. He spends his commutes listening to game soundtracks, and every moment otherwise thinking about what he can contribute to his readers. Beyond game collecting and spouting trivia to his friends, he works for a local bakery in Kentucky, writes semi-chiptune soundtracks for various reasons, and designs Game Maker Studio projects his spare time. Which is to say he doesn’t get to Game Maker much.

Joe Corrigan, aka PayDayPirate, was once behind the scenes at Nintendo’s North American headquarters as a bug tester during the Wii/DS era. But he got his gaming start at a much younger age with an Atari 2600 followed by a used NES purchased from a neighbor’s garage sale. This early introduction fueled his desire to not only play games, but swoop up geeky memorabilia from posters and magazines to clothing and toys. Nowadays Joe is a digital marketing manager by trade, working with a diverse portfolio of Fortune 500 companies. Not surprisingly, his favorites have been those from the entertainment industry – Microsoft, Ubisoft and Disney.

John Smith AKA John Smith (not his real name) is a commercial litigation lawyer and old school gamer who has owned every Nintendo console since the GameCube. During his spare time, when not gaming or writing reviews, he’s spending time with his Nintendo loving two year old daughter and wife.