Ryan Bates

I'm currently based out of Las Vegas, NV (no I don't gamble all the time or live in a hotel on the strip) but I'm a So Cal kid through and through. I'm a Nintendiehard -- I stand by my man -- but I'm a fan of games no matter what the console, including Steam. RPGs, fighting, and action/adventure are my fortes. Give me a great story and characters any day. Call of Duty? I guess, if that's your thing. Classic Final Fantasy and Zelda? Now you're cookin' with gas!

When I'm not gaming, I like culinary adventures, moviegoing, and the Intert00bz. Ask me about my favorite web shows! I can get down on some anime, my favorite sports are boxing and baseball, and I can even get in tune with that parapsychological vibe, even though it's well-known and well-documented I'm kinda a pansy with horror stuff. (I think they get a kick out of assigning me those games for review.)

I'm also single and available, but sorry gamer girls, I play with joysticks.

    Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Review

    A decent dungeon crawler... if that's your bag. After spending some time with Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, it strikes me that three demographics would want to get their hands on this title: people who are…

    by Ryan Bates
    December 1st, 2015

    Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Review

    The only review I've ever done while folding laundry. When Nintendo announced Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, two separate but equally-viable thoughts crossed gamers' minds: Either it would be like the Mario Party series but with…

    by Ryan Bates
    November 24th, 2015