I got the sad news this morning that we lost Bobby Pauls, aka NintendoGurus, friend and host of some great Nintendo podcasts like Nintendo Talk Live, If We Ran Nintendo, Cuppa Joe and Nintendo, and Breaking Bells, to COVID-19. Though I never got to meet Bobby in person, he was an inspiring figure. His enthusiasm for video games, especially of the Nintendo variety, was infectious. I was first introduced to Bobby with If We Ran Nintendo while searching for Nintendo podcasts to listen to that talked about the Switch before its introduction (when it was still just the NX), but soon followed him to other shows, and met countless other podcasters and friends because of him. I was lucky enough to have been a guest on a few of his shows, and I’ve embedded the first time I was on Nintendo Talk Live with him below. Each time it was like catching up with a friend—I felt like I’d known Bobby for much longer than I had.
RIP Bobby. Miss you, friend.
Please consider donating to this GoFundMe to assist his surviving family.