Site issues (8/9/16)
Posted on 2 weeks ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Site updates | 18 Comments | 0 Likes
Update (8/10): After working on the issues through the night, we believe that all should be fixed. We have not encountered any problems loading pages, and all 502 errors have disappeared. If you encounter anything suspicious, let us know!
Original (8/9): If you’ve attempted to visit Nintendo Everything over the past day or so, you’ve likely encountered an error at some point. We’ve actually gone a long while without any major issues, but unfortunately, we are experiencing problems to start out the week.
So here’s the thing: we’re aware the site is not running smoothly at the moment. It isn’t dead by any means, but I know that folks are having regular issues loading different pages. We’ve spent a good chunk of yesterday looking into the situation, and today as well. To say that I haven’t had much time to rest over the past 24 hours would probably be an understatement!
I don’t have any estimate as to when everything will be fully restored just yet. I’ll share another update as soon as there’s something new to report though. Until then, I do appreciate your patience, and I apologize for the inconvenience. News posts will continue as normal – as much as possible anyway!
Introducing Nintendo Everything comics!
Posted on 5 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Comics, Site updates | 47 Comments | 6 Likes
We’re kicking off something very, very exciting on Nintendo Everything today. That’s right – as the title says, we’re starting our own line of comics!
Comics are something we’ve tinkered around before (years ago), but only in extremely early stages. We’ve also never had anything materialize from early discussions until now.
For Nintendo Everything’s official comics, we’ve teamed up with Don O’Herlihy who runs Wind-up Dog Animation. Don approached me about working together last year, though it wasn’t until recently that we began putting our plan into action.
It’s true that there are a lot of web comics out there. That being said, I felt like I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work with Don. I sincerely believe that he’s an extremely talented individual, and I’m a big fan of his art style.
So without further ado, here’s our very first comic (click to see a larger version):
As you can see, our debut comic is seven panels long. Most would probably be about half of that – we’re estimating four panels. The tentative plan is to have a new comic ready every Saturday. Although most will feature our own original characters that tie into Nintendo in different ways, we’ll be sprinkling in other things from time to time like this one-shot Zelda comic. Don may also prepare some other goodies aside from comics for the site down the road, but that’s a topic for another day.
With the explanations out of the way, let us know what you think about our first comic! All feedback will be taken into consideration from here on out. We’re sort of in a “beta” stage right now, so comments may influence where we take the comic from here.
Moving on from Patreon
Posted on 5 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Site updates | 21 Comments | 5 Likes
It’s kind of amazing what a year can do. At this time last year, I was seriously concerned about Nintendo Everything’s future. I wasn’t sure if the site would continue, and for how long. That was really just the result of the society we live in. I love working on the site each day (well, aside from never sleeping!), but because of our poor financial situation, it would have been impossible to continue at our current pace.
That’s why we ended up trying Patreon last year. It did definitely help NE out a bit, and I can’t stress enough that I’m extremely thankful to those who contributed. But now I’m very happy to say that we no longer need any donations. Some elements came together extremely quickly this week where I now feel much better regarding the site’s financial state. I have no idea what will happen down the road, but for now, things are looking great.
We do have one last order of business! Our final giveaway winner is Jacob Turkowitch. We’ll be in touch shortly to arrange the sending of your prize.
Once again, thank you for the support during this past year!
January 2016 Patreon giveaway winner
Posted on 6 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Site updates | 0 comments | 0 Likes
January has come and gone. That means it’s time to announce the winner for our January 2016 Patreon giveaway. Congratulations to Jackson S on nabbing the Shovel Knight amiibo!
For February, we’re changing things up slightly. If the winner is from North America, they’ll be able to choose between Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright or Conquest. If the winner is from Europe, they’ll receive a copy of Bravely Second.
Those who are pledging $5 or more on our Patreon will be automatically eligible for the giveaway regardless of your region, and no further action is needed. We’ll likely be making the announcement of this month’s winner around March 5-6.
You can check out our Patreon page right here.
December 2015 Patreon giveaway winner
Posted on 7 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Site updates | 2 Comments | 3 Likes
It’s time to announce the winner of our December 2015 Patreon giveaway! Each person pledging $5 or more was automatically eligible for the prize, which was Super Smash Bros. for 3DS. I can now announce that the winner is Brian Brackney. Congratulations!
As for January, we’ll be giving away a Shovel Knight amiibo. Each person pledging $5 or more – regardless of region – will be entered automatically.
To close out, I wanted to bring up something else quickly. I’m curious if there’s anyone who would be interested in having ads removed as a Patreon reward. This wouldn’t be something like $1, but it wouldn’t be something crazy such as $20 either. Now that we have a user account system, this might be doable. We’d make it so that so long as you’re logged in, you wouldn’t see any ads on the site – the code for ads wouldn’t even load in your browser. If there’s enough interest, we might pursue something like this. Otherwise we’ll leave the Patreon rewards as they are!
That’s all for now. See you next month!
Site news: Patreon update, Octodad giveaway winners, and more
Posted on 9 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Site updates | 4 Comments | 0 Likes
Hello everyone. There are quite a few site-related updates that I need to get to, so let’s get things started right away.
First, since this is the first full weekend of a new month, I wanted to share an update regarding our Patreon. Super Mario Maker was our giveaway for $5+ supporters, and I’m happy to announce that paidenthusiast is our lucky winner!
We’ll be giving away a light blue Yarn Yoshi amiibo for November’s Patreon giveaway. As long as you’re pledging $5 or more by the time donations are collected (very end of the month/very early part of December), you’ll be automatically eligible. Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed to our Patreon – every little bit helps keep the site going.
It’s also time to announce the winners of our Octodad: Dadliest Catch giveaway! After making the random selections, here are the results:
Derek Brown (Patreon)
I do want to quickly mention that we’re very close on the next big update for the new version of the site. This will mark the return of our games database, and we’ll be adding in some new features as well. We’ve also been making a number of adjustments to the site since our launch about two weeks ago so hopefully some of you have noticed the initial improvements!
Lastly, some of you may have seen this via Twitter already, but we have a spot open for a news editor. We’re looking to move fairly quickly on this, because, well… I’m exhausted, and I can’t keep the lack of sleep going on much longer. If I find someone who I believe is qualified right away, we’ll be bringing that person on to handle the site ASAP.
We’re looking for someone to cover Wednesdays and part of Mondays. Here are the relevant times:
– 1 AM PT – 2:30 AM PT
– 4 AM ET – 5:30 AM ET
– 9 AM CET (UK) – 10:30 AM CET (UK)
– 10 AM GMT (EU) – 11:30 AM GMT (EU)
– 1 AM PT – 4:30 AM PT
– 4 AM ET – 7:30 AM ET
– 9 AM GMT – 12:30 PM GMT
– 10 AM GMT – 1:30 PM GMT
If you have free time on both of these days and are interested in the role, please get in touch here. Note that this is a non-paid position.
That’s all for now!
September 2015 Patreon giveaway winner
Posted on 9 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Site updates | 3 Comments | 0 Likes
Update (11/1): Bumping this to the top. Next weekend, we’ll be choosing our Super Mario Maker giveaway winner. It’s your last chance to enter!
Original (10/5): A few months ago, Nintendo Everything launched its Patreon page. And in August, we held our first giveaway on the site. Those who are pledging $5 or more are eligible for our Partreon giveaways.
We gave away a gold Mario amiibo in August. September’s giveaway was Kid Icarus: Uprising, and I’d like to announce that Glenn Davis is the winner of the game – congratulations! We’ll be in touch shortly to send your reward.
I’d also like to take a moment to announce our prize for October: Super Mario Maker. Just like all of our contests on Patreon, everyone is eligible regardless of their region. So long as you’re pledging $5 by the end of the month, you’ll be automatically entered.
We have a bunch of rewards on our Patreon page ranging from entry into our special Hall of Fame to sneak peeks at upcoming content. If you’re not interested in pledging, that’s totally okay. One thing that would help us immensely though is to ensure that adblock is disabled on Nintendo Everything. We’re not in the best financial situation at the moment!
Celebrating Nintendo Everything’s anniversary with a new design
Posted on 10 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Site updates | 102 Comments | 0 Likes
Hello. Nintendo Everything looks a bit different. Have a look around!
What you’re seeing on the site at the moment is the first part of our redesign. We’re doing this in a couple of steps. One reason is because NE is absolutely massive – we have over 60,000 posts, and even more images than that. So we want to do things a bit slowly and methodically in hopes of not killing the site!
We’re starting out by introducing the core new theme. Around next week or so, we’ll be adding in some new functionality. But in terms of how Nintendo Everything will look going forward, this is it for the most part!
Even though some colors and design elements have changed, Nintendo Everything is still the same as before. We have the same blog layout. The sidebar is practically the same. We still have the featured content area, though I think it looks a bit nicer! Of course, it goes without saying that our approach to Nintendo coverage is the same. Nintendo Everything has just been spruced up for the better.
One big aspect I’d like to touch upon is that Nintendo Everything now fully responds to all devices. The site should fit your PC, phone, tablet, or whatever else you’re using. We tried cramming responsive functionality into the last version of the site – probably not the best idea – and it ultimately didn’t work out. On the other hand, the new version has been built from the ground up to support practically all devices.
Let us know what you think of the new site thus far! If you believe you’ve encountered a bug/issue, definitely leave a comment here or send in a message. I do want to stress that we’re not actually done here yet. By the end of next week, you’ll see the new site fully realized.
Nintendo Everything’s eighth anniversary is today!
Posted on 10 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Site updates | 24 Comments | 0 Likes
Today is a pretty important day for Nintendo Everything. That’s right – it’s our eighth anniversary!
I’ve been saying this for the past couple of years, but it boggles my mind that I’m still doing this. Eight years is a long time. Actually, that’s about a third of my life.
As corny as it sounds, Nintendo Everything is really much more than a job to me. I’ve literally poured every morsel of energy I have into the site in hopes of making it the best it can be. That usually means very little sleep, continuing work when I’m deathly ill (I still remember covering the 2011 3DS conference before going to the hospital a couple of days later – that was fun), and putting all free time to the side.
I have a huge love for Nintendo, and that’s why it’s great that I can deliver updates about the company to you all each day. Even though there have been struggles along the way (many of which I tend to keep quiet so that we can focus on what’s happening in the world of Nintendo), knowing that I’m sharing my passion with people who take interest in what the site provides make it all the more enjoyable. So thank you to everyone who has stopped by Nintendo Everything over for the years – be it for eight years or one day. I truly appreciate every single one of you. I hope I can keep this going as long as I can.
A little heads up for everyone! If you see anything strange happening on the site or any downtime throughout the day, know that it’s intentional. Nintendo Everything will be going a bit of a metamorphosis. Once finished, the site will hopefully turn into a beautiful butterfly!
Patreon update #2
Posted on 11 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Site updates | 7 Comments | 0 Likes
Giving this a final bump to the top! There are only a few days left in September, so we’ll be choosing a winner for our second giveaway next weekend in all likelihood.
A new month is here, so I wanted to update everyone on our Patreon.
Our Hall of Fame page has been updated again with a list of everyone’s names. If you’re pledging $1 and have chosen to receive a reward (a couple of you opted to not receive any rewards), you’ll be automatically included on the page. Please let me know if you’d prefer to not be on there, or if you want a different name in the Hall of Fame.
Next, we have some giveaway business to take care of. Those who pledge $5 are automatically eligible for our monthly giveaways exclusively for Patreon. Our first ever giveaway, which took place during August, was for the gold Mario amiibo. The winner of that prize is… Corey Buttel! We’ll be in touch shortly to arrange for the shipping of this reward.
This month’s giveaway is for a 3DS game that is very close to my heart: Kid Icarus: Uprising. Everyone pledging $5 or higher is eligible to receive this prize, regardless of their region. It will likely be a code that you can download from the eShop, but we may offer it as a packaged version depending on the winner’s region.
I think that’s mostly it! Of course, if you’re pledging $3+, you can also get some sneak peeks of things like features and certain news items before they hit the site. You can find our full Patreon page and lineup of rewards here.
Thanks to everyone who has supported us thus far. Every little bit helps!