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About Nintendo Inquirer

Nintendo Inquirer was built from the ground up by a team of passionate lifelong gamers and writers. A lot of pixelated heart and a whole bunch of soul went into its creation.

The very idea of Nintendo Inquirer blossomed from two peoples’ independent personal endeavors, Amiibo News and Amiibo Inquirer. After setting off on different ventures, they came together through shared devotions for Nintendo with the intent to bring a sense of truth and quality to the gaming world. Nintendo itself produces colorful, clean and crisp games, and the NI team set out on a mission to represent a similar professional, yet fun, image through quality writing and design.

We want you, fellow gamers and our readers, to always know that gaming isn’t just a hobby in our eyes; it’s a way of living. We take gaming seriously, we take you seriously. Bring those two awesome things together, and you’ve got Nintendo Inquirer.

About the NI team

Jason Ganos | Editor-in-Chief

Jason is a web developer, reporter, and gamer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Before creating Nintendo Inquirer and Amiibo News, Jason held several jobs in technology over the past ten years. Jason was also very active in the fan translation scene for the Final Fantasy series while attending college at the University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School Of Journalism.

Jason is also a lifelong Nintendo fan. Some of his fondest memories consist of playing the NES with his sister Kristin and the joy he felt when he received a Nintendo 64 on Christmas Morning 1996. The Legend of Zelda has always and more than likely will always be his favorite and most beloved franchise spanning any medium.

Lauren Musni | Creative Director, Managing Editor

Lauren is a photographer, designer, writer, hobbyist and gamer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Throughout her life, Lauren has been drawn to everything and anything creative. From web design to sculpting, her imagination is running in full speed at all hours. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in English: Technical Writing, yet most of her work these days is focused on photography and design.

Many of Lauren’s first memories from her childhood in the ’80s include watching her mom play the original Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. Growing up, she was encouraged by her mom to play video games with her family. Of all the systems her favorite will always be the SNES with the RPG reigning as the ultimate genre. Chrono Trigger, EarthBound and Secret of Mana rank above all other games in Lauren’s book.

Jason Grier | Senior Writer, Contributor

Jason is an enthusiast of many areas including games, movies, television, sports, and more living in rural Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Ever since the sixth grade, he has developed and launched many websites from areas such as trading card games to sports. The most successful website launch came when the ‘Toys-To-Life’ genre of video games was really heating up with Disney Infinity, Amiibo, Skylanders and Lego Dimensions. He is a graduate of Cedarville University in Ohio with a major in Political Science, and is looking forward to finishing a second degree.

Jason is a child of the ’90s, so he grew up loving all things Nintendo. Endless hours were put into Kirby games after school, late nights catching Pokémon, and weekends challenging his friends in Super Smash Bros.

Contributors

Josh Brown

Joshua is a father, a partner, a jack-of-all-trades, a writer, a gamer and a dreamer from Vancouver, Washington.

Despite having lengthy employment as a maintenance technician, Joshua has always envisioned his true calling to be as a writer and creator of content in some form or fashion. From writing and publishing his own book about saving the planet at an early age, to creating an entire sequel to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on paper, he has always enjoyed the creative process. Once he learned the true power of words in his high school journalism class, the path to get here has been created with non-stop writing and dedication to the craft.

Joshua has been a fan of Nintendo since receiving his first NES as a Christmas gift at the tender age of three. Since then, his love for gaming has spread to all other platforms and consoles, but his heart will always truly be with Nintendo, no matter what. In his eyes, there is no other game more perfect than the original Super Mario Bros.

Joe Drilling

Joe Drilling is an unrepentant nerd living in Washington, D.C. He likes video games, professional wrestling, genre film and punk rock.

He holds a degree in theatre studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which has done him about as much good as you would expect. He makes videos about old video games on YouTube and is the co-founder and editor of OnTheStick.com where he podcasts about video games, professional wrestling and genre film.

Joe’s first gaming system was an NES, and he’s been a big Nintendo fan since, but not to the exclusion of other consoles and games. He plays a lot of vintage games, but always makes time for newer stuff. He’s sure Luigi is the superior Mario Brother.