Nintendo Everything: Site updates

Another week, another cancelled podcast

Posted 1 week ago
By (@NE_Austin)

Alas, we knew that being forced to do podcasts over Skype would make things more difficult, but nobody could have anticipated the antagonizing role that American corporation Comcast would play in all of it. Because of their unreliable network services in the Albaquerki, New Mexico area, we’ve been forced to cancel this week’s episode of “Here’s a Podcast”. It’s a shame really, because I was looking forward to discussing the finale of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and how it relates to Zelda Wii U, and various comments Eiji Aonuma has made about the Zelda series in the past.

Alas, not all good things were meant to come on a weekly schedule. Thanks for your understanding! Send us an email to [email protected] with questions, thoughts, comments, or answer our question of the week: How impactful do you feel the ending to A Link to the Past is compared to other Zelda games?



[Giveaway] Win a Rosalina amiibo

rosalina-giveaway Posted 3 weeks ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Since our Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D giveaway worked out so well, we’re offering one more freebie on Twitter. You can win yourself a lovely Rosalina amiibo by following us and re-tweeting this post. We’ll choose one winner next Saturday. This giveaway is open to all regions.

We’ll get back to normal site giveaways soon. This latest one will be the final one on Twitter for a bit!


Oh no! No podcast this week.

Posted 4 weeks ago
By (@NE_Austin)

Hi everyone, Austin here speaking on behalf of Jack and Laura and Austin. We won’t have a new episode of Here’s a Podcast this week because Laura got sick and we couldn’t arrange a backup person quickly enough. If you have any emails you want to get to us (questions, comments, whatever), send them along to [email protected] Otherwise, stay patient! We’ll be back next week with lovely things.

Send Laura your get well feelings on her Twitter.

In fact, send Jack your love too.


[Giveaway] Win a copy of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Limited Edition

zelda-majoras-mask-giveaway Posted 1 month ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Update: Winner has been announced! Congratulations to Zeyphersan.

Did you know that Nintendo Everything is on Twitter? You can follow us right here! We’re also on Facebook by the way.

We tend to do giveaways on our Twitter account every now and again. Today, we’ve kicked off a new giveaway with a prize that’s slightly larger in scale.

Entering is extremely simple. Make sure you’re following us, and just re-tweet this post. That’s all! We’re limiting the giveaway to those in US and Canada (other giveaways open things up a bit more), and a winner will be announced next Saturday. Best of luck!


Say hello to our new night shift news writer!

Logo Posted 1 month ago
By (@NE_Brian)

I do not sleep much. That’s probably why I’m tired all of the time! Much of my day is dedicated to ensuring that we’re totally up-to-date with news. But during those few hours when I hit the hay, there are a couple of folks to fill in for me. Jon joined us about a year ago and has typically posted a bunch of news Monday through Friday for a few hours. Kira fills in a bit later in the early morning. That’s how things have been on the site for awhile, but the situation is changing starting next week.

Due to the way Jon’s personal schedule has worked out, he’s unable to carry on with posting news from this point on. He’ll still be with us contributing features and other content, and we’re going to go over some possibilities in the near future. In terms of news though, which is the most important aspect of the site, I’m happy to say that we’ve found someone to take over Jon’s role – and you may have seen some of his work already.

Join me in welcoming LyonHart, everyone! LyonHart – or Dennis – actually started earlier this week, as he’s been tag-teaming the night shift with Jon while Kira has been on vacation over the past few days. Kira will be back next week, and that’s when LyonHeart is taking over Jon’s shift permanently. Kira is remaining on board with her regular shift.

I’m extremely grateful for Jon and Kira’s efforts over the past several months. Both of them have been instrumental in keeping the news cycle going all day long on Nintendo Everything! LyonHart is now up to the task of handling news, and I’m very confident in his abilities. Say hello if you have a moment. I’m sure he’ll appreciate it!


[Giveaway] Cosmophony

cosmophony Posted 1 month ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Winners are in! For North America: Ben and peter. Our European winners are Fran Mora and David Rebulà Sánchez. Codes will be sent off tomorrow. Thanks for participating, and thanks to Max Criden for working with us on the giveaway!

It’s time for another giveaway! We have a total of four Cosmophony codes to hand out to you guys – two for North America, and two for Europe.

You can enter in the comments section below by telling us about your favorite rhythm or rail shooter game, or a combination of both. Just make sure to specify which region you’re entering for. We may give more consideration to entries that put effort into their submissions.

Check back on Sunday night for an update on the winners!


Mobile site update

Logo Posted 2 months ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Bumping this to the top! For those who are seeing annoying/redirecting ads on mobile, if possible, please send us screenshot of the ad(s) in question (preferably via email), and/or link to URLs where the redirects go. It’ll assist us in getting to the bottom of things. Thanks!

Our mobile site has been up for a short time now. For the most part, people seem pleased with it, but there are definitely a few things that need to be addressed. We’ve been looking at all feedback and will improve the mobile site as soon as possible.

There seem to be two points in particular that we need to tackle. First, there are those who want an option to visit the site normally on Wii U. The second is that some type of ads are causing the page to not appear properly. There are some smaller things we hope to tackle like the display of the page for iPads in landscape mode, and adding a favicon.

Have any of you experienced any other issues? Is there anything else you’d like to see on the mobile site? Let us know in the comments or via email.

On a slightly related note, I’m curious about how everyone feels about our ad situation at present – particularly on the mobile site. I’ve heard about a couple of issues pertaining to ads that shouldn’t be appearing, and others that are causing redirects. I’m wondering if these are isolated issues or part of a larger problem since I haven’t experienced anything on my end. I’d like to get to the bottom of it either way.

In any case, if you have feedback of any sort – be it the mobile site, ads, or anything else – get in touch! We’re easy to reach. Well, when my email isn’t broken anyway!


[Giveaway] Alien on the Run

alien-on-the-run Posted 2 months ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Update (1/9): Winners are as follows:

Link Floyd

Congrats to all! Codes will be emailed shortly. Be on the lookout for another giveaway in the near future!

It’s time for another giveaway! We have three copies of Alien on the Run available for North American 3DS owners (thanks Max Criden).

This latest giveaway will run for three days. We simply want you to talk about your favorite aliens in video games in the comments section below. We may give extra consideration to those who put in a bit of extra effort into their post!


Nintendo Everything is now fully mobile-friendly

Logo Posted 2 months ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Update: Bumping this to the top. I wanted to let everyone know that all feedback is being considered for updates to the mobile site. We’ll keep you posted as things develop.

Also, it’s now 2015 on the East Coast, where Nintendo Everything is based. So happy to New Year to you all! I hope everyone has a fantastic 2015.

Nintendo Everything’s mobile site is now up and running! Some of you probably came across it at some point today.

The best part is, no secondary link is required to access the mobile layout. Simply visit Nintendo Everything as you regularly would, and you’ll be presented with the proper version of the site.

Even better: the new layout works on various devices, including tablets and even the Wii U! It basically fits the needs of anyone visiting the site. Your screen will automatically adjust to the design.

One thing I must do is thank the person who made the mobile site possible. Tim Sookram updated Nintendo Everything so that the design would look proper and adjust to practically any screen. I’m extremely thankful for his time and effort. Without him, none of this would have been possible. Thank you so much, Tim!

If you come across any issues or oddities, please let us know. We’ll try to fix any problems that arise as soon as possible.


Happy holidays! Let’s talk about some stuff

happy-holidays Posted 2 months ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Update: Winner of our Smash Bros. 3DS giveaway is SecretX! We’ll send your code shortly.

Our latest Twitter giveaway is Super Mario Bros. 3 for 3DS. You can enter here. Retro City Rampage: DX giveaway will take place tomorrow afternoon!

There’s plenty of time to enter our Smash Bros. 3DS giveaway! Plus, we’ve kicked off our first Twitter giveaway – EarthBound for Wii U!

Christmas is upon us and New Year’s is fast approaching. Now that we’re in the heart of the holiday season, I wanted to take a moment to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for stopping by and supporting the site. Seriously, I don’t say that enough! You all are the life blood of Nintendo Everything. Those who simply check out what we’re doing, comment, and send in emails mean a great deal to me.

Hopefully you’ll take some time to relax and play some Nintendo games! I’ll be around as usual to cover any news that pops up. I’m not expecting a whole lot to come in over the next week or so, but updates will continue!

Now, since we’re on the topic of site-related stuff, there are a few quick things I wanted to bring up…

1. Many of you have requested a mobile site. It’s taken much longer than I would have liked, but we’re now making this possible! I didn’t want to say much about it and jinx the situation until something materialized, but I can absolutely confirm that we’ll be mobile-compatible very, very soon.

2. A new entry in the Developer Musings series is coming this weekend! Three indies will share their thoughts about the New 3DS.

3. My email service never seems to work properly! I unfortunately had a few hiccups this week. If you sent in a news tip this week (mainly Tuesday/Wednesday) or were expecting a reply, please resend if possible. 

4. This might seem slightly out of the blue, but I wanted to give you all a brief staff introduction. I never properly introduced our two new night shift news writers, and figured I may as well let you know who does what on Nintendo Everything.

So here we go!

Brian – I’m the one writing this post, and I’ve been here since the beginning. That was over seven years ago, amazingly enough! I handle most of the news on the site, and I’m primarily responsible for features like Developer Musings, Weekly Screenshot, Just a Chat, and the occasional article/interview. I have no real sleep schedule at this point, haha.

Austin – Austin has been here for quite awhile as well. He led the way on our podcast for over 100 episodes, and I know that I (like many of you) hope to see it return regularly in the future. Aside from podcasting, Austin also writes some very in-depth reviews and is the co-host of Just a Chat.

Patrick – Have you guys seen Patrick’s articles? He puts up some very, very interesting things, which is why I always look forward to reading his features. Patrick just recently wrapped up our “Best of DS” series. 

Jon – Jon joined us in late April. I actually can’t believe it was that long ago already! I don’t know where I’d be without Jon, since he’s handled a big chunk of the night shift. When I head off for a brief period of sleep, that’s usually when Jon comes in to post news.

Kira – Kira joined us this past summer and also helps out with the night shift. Again, I’d probably be in major trouble without Kira’s assistance. I need to sleep sometime, right? Kira recently published her first article on the site – read her thoughts on amiibo and Smash Bros. here!

Scott – Scott has been doing a lot of behind-the-scenes work as of late. He’s been providing a lot of images for us in particular – including the one in this post!

Vincent – Vincent recently joined the team as a reviews editor. He plans on putting up a review of a Wii U eShop title early next year.

That’s the Nintendo Everything team at present!

5. Nintendo Everything has been around for over seven years now. However, I’d like to think that the site has continuously changed. If you look back on the 50,000+ posts added to the site since late 2007, you’ll notice that we’ve evolved in terms of how we handle Nintendo coverage.

But we don’t want to stop growing! And that’s why it’s absolutely crucial that we hear from you guys. What do you want to see from us in 2015 and beyond? Is there anything you want to see more/less of? Do you have any feature ideas that you’d like for us to consider? Your feedback is extremely important to me. Leave a comment, send an email, or reach out on Twitter/Facebook. 

We’re almost done! Keeping in line with the holiday spirit, we’re hosting a few giveaways. On the main site, we’ll be handing out a digital copy of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, and you can win a few smaller titles on our Twitter account as well (stay tuned for news on that).

Entering our Smash Bros. 3DS giveaway is simple. Leave a comment in this post telling us about a holiday gaming memory you have. Or leave some feedback about the site. Those two types of comments are valid for the giveaway.

That’s it. A winner will be chosen at random on January 1. Please note that this giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.

If you’ve somehow gotten this far, what the heck are you still doing here? I hope you all have a wonderful holiday. Go on and enjoy it!