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A Wii Shop Postmortem

Hi! Matt here. I just published this piece on Medium. It's about the impact of the Wii Shop Channel on me growing up, as well as the indignity of its death. Would love if you read it!

When the Wii Shop Dies, So Will Weirdness

After a long life, and just as long an undeath, the Wii is going out to pasture.

On January 30th, the console’s last supported online feature, its shop channel, will shutter, leaving all ...

Now that the stakes are low, the most hated Smash Bros. game is finally pleasant to watch.

With Super Smash Bros. Ultimate just around the corner, Nintendo fans are preparing to throw away the previous game, the poorly named Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, into the dustbin. Players will keep playing the 2001 classic Read more...

There's a lot of good material out there. Here's some of it.

If anything has encouraged me to write about games, its the amount of quality writing that I’ve consumed on the subject, largely through the incredible people out there who continue to devote themselves to interrogating the medium and its culture.


Gamings past, and future, is more open than we think

In one month, folks from many stripes are going to get to the newest entry in the Super Smash Bros series , but many will have no real legal way to experience the game, unless they decide to commit to owning a ...

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