Number of publications: 110
Giancarlo grew up playing video games and finally started writing about them on a blog after college. He soon began to write for small gaming websites as a hobby and then as a freelance writer for sites like 1UP, GamesRadar, MacLife, and TechRadar. Giancarlo also was an editor for Blast Magazine, an online gaming magazine based in Boston where he covered various video game topics from the city's indie scene to E3 and PAX. Now he writes reviews and occasional previews for Gamepressure covering a broad range of genres from puzzle games to JRPGs to open-world adventures. His favorite series include Pokémon, Assassin's Creed, and The Legend of Zelda, but he also has a soft spot for fighting and music games like Super Smash Bros and Rock Band. When not playing Overwatch after a long day at work, he enjoys spending time working out, meal prepping, and discovering new international films and TV shows.
Super Mario Bros. Wonder Review: Old-School Charm, Newfound Magic
25 October 2023
Visually striking and a zany, trippy ride, Super Mario. Bros. Wonder is an impressive 2D platformer that feels so familiar and brand-new at the same time.
Spider-Man 2 Review: A Marvel to Behold
16 October 2023
Are two Spider-Men better than one? In a word, yes, but the real hero of this video game is a story that’s nothing short of amazing.
Detective Pikachu Returns Review: Elementary Deductions
09 October 2023
Making their debut on Nintendo Switch, Detective Pikachu and pals are ready to solve even more cases even though their work may seem like child’s play from afar.
Starfield Review: A Stellar Masterpiece
31 August 2023
Starfield is a massive game with plenty to offer and hundreds of hours of possibilities. Its features, writing, and tried-and-true gameplay take it far beyond our solar system.
Immortals of Aveum Review: When Magic Fizzles
22 August 2023
A new IP, Immortals of Aveum, doesn’t make the best first impression, yet has the potential to be much more – if it focuses on what it does well.
Pikmin 4 Review: A Delightful Bloom
28 July 2023
The fourth installment of the Pikmin series comes to life in a complete package that features something for everyone. It’s the best Pikmin game yet and one you should definitely check out.
Final Fantasy XVI Review: A Dominant Force
21 June 2023
The next main series entry is the most mature Final Fantasy game so far and lets it explore a whole new range of topics. Add to that a fast and fun combat system, and you get a game that’s hard to put down.
Street Fighter 6 Review: Making an Impact
30 May 2023
The classic series is back for another round better than ever with a plethora of new modes, a sleek new fighting game system, and that familiar in-your-face action fans keep coming back to for years.
LEGO 2K Drive Review: Some Missing Pieces
24 May 2023
Mixing LEGO bricks with an open-world cart racing experience, LEGO 2K Drive is lighthearted fun that could build way more with its working parts.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Review - Defying Gravity
19 May 2023
Defying expectations, Zelda: TotK manages to outdo Breath of the Wild in nearly all aspects. It’s the kind of game you need to play if you say like video games.
Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp Review: Modern Classic Warfare
27 April 2023
22 years after their first deployment, Advance Wars is back with two games in one Switch remake. Are the improvements enough to make you want to hit the battlefield again? Find out in our review.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Review - Galactic Masterpiece
26 April 2023
Like Cal Kestis, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is a more refined, mature, and more developed sequel that offers you better thrills, features, and a story that keeps you hooked until the end.
Dead Island 2 Review: Zombied Out
18 April 2023
Dead Island 2 is a return to a tried-and-true formula: murdering zombies with baseball bats. What else does Dead Island 2 bring to the table? You'll find out in our review.
Is PAX The Future of E3?
11 April 2023
With the fate of the classic trade show up in the air, will PAX East soon replace E3 in relevance and necessity? Developers say maybe but fans say yes.
EA Sports PGA Tour Review: Back in Full Swing
11 April 2023
2015 was the last time EA has put out a golf game, and in that time 2K has started creeping behind it trying to solidify itself as the go-to virtual golf experience. Does EA’s PGA Tour have what it takes to make a comeback?
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon Review - Magical Beginnings
31 March 2023
A totally different experience, Bayonetta Origins offers us a different view into the young witch’s past and with it comes a whole different type of game that still puts a spell on you.
Resident Evil 4 Remake Review: Survival Horror Perfected
19 March 2023
Back in 2008, Capcom gave us a game that redefined the survival horror genre. Who knew it could continue to refine itself nearly two decades later.
Dead Island 2 Preview: Much to Live For
13 March 2023
After years in development limbo, Dead Island is coming out next month and is sure looking good. I got to play it for a few hours and can’t wait to see more.
Wo Long Fallen Dynasty Review: A Spirited Soulslike
03 March 2023
Much like Nioh, Wo Long is beautiful and intricate and offers a punishing combat system to satisfy your masochistic desires if you have a thing for Souslike games.
Scars Above Review: Stars in Their Eyes
28 February 2023
Inspired by many games you’ve probably played, Scars Above does its best to tell a unique story and stand out on top. Does it succeed or get lost in space?