A bit about us

We are Nate and Nick, real-life brothers and game-industry veterans who have worked at places like Xbox and PopCap Games. We've been playing games together ever since we pooled our allowance funds together to purchase our first NES game. We've changed a lot since then, but games have remained a constant in our lives.

Super Robinson Bros. is our webcomic in which we review the games we're playing. Each comic package is paired with a video and podcast companion in which we discuss our thoughts and experiences in more detail. Sometimes we like the game and sometimes we don't, but we always enjoy capturing and exploring the more light-hearted side of our favorite hobby.

We are also fan-supported: Our patrons help pick what games we play, get a bunch of behind-the-scenes content, and cool rewards. See our Patreon page for all the info.

Outside of gaming, we are both runners, dog owners, Seattleites, and fans of Sounders FC and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Our ratings system

We rate games on a five-point system for simplicity's sake, but also because opinions aren't a science, yo. We care about things like graphics and audio, but are more concerned with whether a game offers a unique experience worth your time and money.

  • 1

    Avoid it

    These games are either broken, have fatal flaws, or are simply un-fun. Avoid at all costs.

  • 2

    Ignore it

    While not always bad, these games may just fail to set themselves apart from superior competitors.

  • 3

    Consider it

    Maybe these games have a solid core. Maybe they have some issues. Maybe they're worth a look-see.

  • 4

    Play it

    Well designed, enjoyable, and polished games that succeed despite some minor concerns.

  • 5

    Treasure it

    These games are expertly crafted, offer truly innovative experiences, or are just too danged fun.

Frequently asked questions

Q: When are new comics released?
A: We post a new comic review — including a video and podcast — at least once a month! For more frequent updates, you can join our Discord channel and follow along with our gaming progress, or become a patron to gain access to our Patreon feed.

Q: How do I get my (favorite) game reviewed?
A: If you want us to cover a specific game, the easiest way is to become a patron and participate in the monthly vote. Alternatively, you can learn hypnosis and attempt to persuade us on Twitter or Instagram.

Q: Why change your name? Weren’t you “Game Pad Ink” before?
A: “Game Pad Ink” was never as self-explanatory as we’d originally thought it would be. More importantly, we want the name to reflect what we thought was the best part of our process and comic: Two brothers who love playing games together and documenting our experiences doing so.

Q: Who created your theme music?
A: We absolutely adore our podcast and video theme music — be it the intro, outro, or other random bits — but we had nothing to do with it. These are courtesy of the amazing Night Tapes. Be sure to give their latest album a listen!

Q: Your name is familiar. Did you … ?
A: No. Our Nick Robinson never worked at Polygon. And our Nate Robinson hasn’t played in the NBA. Yet.

Q: Which of you is objectively the better brother?
A: Nate, as determined by rigorous scientific research and peer-reviewed studies. Also, because he had to update this About page most recently.