Site news: Patreon update, Octodad giveaway winners, and more
Posted on 3 weeks ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Site updates | 4 Comments
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 4 weeks ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Site updates | 3 Comments
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 1 month ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Site updates | 102 Comments
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 1 month ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Site updates | 24 Comments
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!
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!
It’s that time again, folks! We’re seeking a news writer to handle the site for a few hours on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Here are the relevant times:
– 1:30 AM PT – 4:30 AM PT
– 3:30 AM CT – 6:30 AM CT
– 4:30 AM ET – 7:30 AM ET
– 9:30 AM in the UK – 12:30 PM in the UK
– 10:30 AM in Europe (CEST) – 1:30 PM in Europe (CEST)
– Want your timezone but don’t see it listed? Specify in the comments!
If you’re interested in writing news for the site, send in an email here along with the region you’re located in and I’ll get back to you with more information. Please keep in mind that this is a non-paid position. Thanks in advance for your interest!
Update: Archive – Our second Super Mario Marker live stream is beginning soon
Posted on 2 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Site updates, Wii U | 3 Comments
Update: Bumped to the top. Archived version is below!
Travis will be kicking off our second Super Mario Maker live stream shortly. Things should begin at 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT, and it will last for about an hour.
You can watch the stream as it happens below. An archive should be available soon after assuming nothing goes wrong!
We’re hosting another Super Mario Maker live stream on Tuesday
Posted on 3 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Site updates, Wii U | 3 Comments
Hello everyone! We’re planning another Super Mario Maker live stream for Tuesday. Like last time, it will be hosted on our YouTube page.
We’re currently planning on having the stream begin at 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT. Also like last time, it will be an hour long.
If we make any changes to our streaming plans, this post will be updated with relevant information!
Patreon update #1 – first giveaway, Hall of Fame update
Posted on 3 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Site updates | 8 Comments
Update (8/29): Giving this a bump to the top. It’s your last chance to be eligible for our August giveaway!
Original (8/2): It’s the first weekend of a new month, so I thought now would be as good a time as any to share a first update regarding out new Patreon!
First order of business: giveaways. Starting today, those who are pledging $5 or more will be automatically entered into an exclusive giveaway for a gold Mario amiibo! We’ll be choosing a winner once the August payments have been processed (end of August/very start of September). If you’ve donated $5 or more during the period, no action is needed on your part – a winner will be randomly chosen. Something else to keep in mind: each Patreon giveaway is open to all regions.
One final note about giveaways: those who are pledging $5 or more are as of today eligible for automatic entry into any giveaway we hold right here on the site. That’s in addition to the monthly giveaways held for $5+ pledges on Patreon. It’s basically two bonuses in one!
Our Hall of Fame is now officially open for business, and you can find it right here. This is our small way of showing appreciation to each person who is looking to help the site out financially.
Other things that happened on Patreon during July (for $3+ pledges):
– Sneak peaks of two features before they hit the same
– Sneak peak of one news item before it hit the site
– Just a Chat in MP3 form
I think that’s it for now. Thank you so much to those who have supported us thus far. Every contribution, no matter how little or large, is truly appreciated.
Come watch our Super Mario Maker live stream on Thursday
Posted on 3 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Site updates, Wii U | 6 Comments
Dennis just recently managed to get his hands on Super Mario Maker. A review will be coming a bit later, but we wanted to take the opportunity to show the game to you guys later this week.
We’re currently planning on live streaming Super Mario Maker for about an hour on Thursday via our YouTube channel. It may change to Twitch, but we’ll keep you updated before the event begins.
Our stream should kick off at 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT. An archived version will also be made available soon after.
In terms of the stream, definitely let us know if there’s anything particular that you’d like to see and whatnot. There are some limitations in terms of elements that we’re allowed to show (mainly amiibo), but we’ll take everything into consideration!