Long Story Short…
NintendoFuse is a Nintendo fan-site launched in early 2006 as WiiNintendo. We do our best to bring you the latest in Nintendo news, game/product reviews, and other Nintendo-related goodness. We do this purely for fun and for you, our amazing readers.
Our staff consists of the following:
Mickey DeLorenzo (hey_suburbia)
Editor in Chief
Mickey became a life-long Nintendo in 1985 at the age of 4. His next door neighbor got a Nintendo Entertainment System for Christmas that year. They played Gyromite, Duck Hunt, Hogan’s Alley, Ice Climber, and Super Mario Bros. nearly everyday until his 5th birthday in February 1986 where his Dad brought me to KB Toys and he got my very own NES (He played Coleco Vision prior to this). A year or so later he found himself in KB again. This time, there was a game on the wall behind the counter with a gold case amongst the sea of grey. He was like a dog distracted by a shiny object. Without knowing it his Dad set my life in a direction with a single purchase. The gold case game “The Legend of Zelda.” A part if him wonders what would he have become if that NES game was grey like the others…
Mickey started the site in 2006 as a way to share his love for Nintendo with others. You may have heard about his Wii Sports Experiment or Wii Fit Experiment, which received national news coverage.
Steve Cullum (hattrick)
Senior Editor, Reviewer, & Forum Admin
Steve has been a Nintendo fan since the NES. He remembers playing his cousin’s at Christmas, and wanted one for himself. When he got home later that night, his parents surprised him with his own. He has been hooked ever since. He currently owns a NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GameBoy, DS, DSi, 3DS, and 3DS XL. His favorite types of games are action platformers and multiplayer “party” games. Overall, he loves a game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours, and if that can be shared with friends, it is even better.
Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since April 2008. He started off as an avid reader, and eventually was asked to jump on the team. Currently, he enjoys writing game reviews and sharing breaking news with the fans and readers. You will also find him on the forums as an admin.
Greg Dabkey (Gamer Greg)
Community Director & Reviewer
Greg’s gaming hobby started with the NES when his grandma purchased it for Christmas one year. He started with Super Mario Brothers with Duck Hunt set and Super Mario would become the first game he beat. From there he continued gaming with the SNES, Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, Game Cube, Nintendo DS (original, Lite, DSi), and then was a first week Wii owner. Most recently he games on the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U. His favorite series include Mariokart, Legend of Zelda and Metroid. His genres of choice are action/adventure, RPG, puzzle/strategy and platforming. His life long goal of going to E3 was achieved in June 2013 and hopes to return in the future.
Greg has been blogging for NintendoFuse since November 2011. He started off as a knowledgeable contestant for the Ambassador Tournament, and was asked to jump on the team. Currently, he enjoys writing game reviews and occasionally sharing news with the fans and readers. You will also find him on the forums as the Event Moderator.
Hassan Ahmed (DarkWish)
In June 2008, Hassan was offered a position at NintendoFuse, and he accepted it right away. He is a big Nintendo fan, and has owned every handheld since the Game Boy Color and every console since the Nintendo 64. Hassan’s philosophy is very simple: “fun”. He plays video games to escape from life for a while and just relax and enjoy. As a blogger, Hassan’s focus is to provide the most detailed news articles and hands-on impressions that you will find anywhere. The more information that he can provide to the fans and readers, the better. And to further expand on his philosophy of fun and his detail-oriented goal, Hassan started up the NintendoFuse Podcast in September of 2009.
Hassan has been blogging for NintendoFuse since June 2008, and he enjoys being a part of this wonderful community. He hopes to provide you with the latest and greatest Nintendo news and rumors, as well as hands-on impressions, with as much detail as possible to benefit the fans and readers.
Creative Director & Reviewer
When Alex was young, he used to cry whenever his parents tried to hand him a game controller. Having complete control over the life of a red-clad Italian plumber was just too daunting to him. Nowadays, he only cries when the controller’s taken away.
Hailing from the frigid tundras of Canada, Alex plays video games not only to entertain himself, but also as a source of warmth to get him through the winter. He loves all genres of video games, the more difficult the better. Some of his current favourites include VVVVVV, Pikmin 3 and Rayman Legends.
Jeremy’s love of gaming, especially Nintendo started in the late 80?s when his parents bought him and his older brother an NES. Many hours were spent playing Mario and Duck Hunt. Eventually Jeremy graduated to bigger and better games and systems, like the SNES, GC, Wii, 3DS, and finally to the Wii U. Ask him what the defining moment of his childhood gaming was and he’ll answer, “the day I beat Zelda 2.” To this day that game holds a special place in his heart. His favorite types of games are platformers.
Jeremy started blogging for NintendoFuse in October 2010. He started off as a lurker on the forums who won a free copy of And Yet It Moves on WiiWare. From there he realized he liked the forums and the site and wanted to remain a part of it. He was brought on board shortly thereafter and has helped post news and reviews for the past couple of years. Currently Jeremy has taken a step back to focus on family and school. He assists in minor back-end site maintenance from time to time.
Other Staff Members:
- Barry Carenza (Contributor)
- Brad DeLorenzo (Contributor)
- Nick Mantegani (Contributor)
- Mike Trim (Social Media Manager)