Nintendo Everything: Site updates

Nintendo Everything’s seventh anniversary is today

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By (@NE_Brian)
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Our anniversary is pretty much over now, but I wanted to give this a quick bump to the top of the page. I’m so, so humbled by the comments you guys left! They mean a great deal to me. Oh, and we’ve surpassed 50,000 published posts now!


It’s Nintendo Everything’s anniversary today! The site has now been around for seven years. Let’s party!

I don’t have a long-drawn-out out post like last year. No new site redesign, sadly. I can at least share a little factoid with you guys: with this entry, we now have 49,969 published posts. I imagine we’ll reach 50,000 tomorrow!

I also want to take a moment to thank those who make Nintendo Everything possible. Austin and Patrick have been around for a few years now and have contributed regularly. Jonathan and Kirara have been doing a bang-up job with our night shifts, and Vincent is off to a great start with his reviews. Scott’s content isn’t always on the site, but he does a lot of behind-the-scenes things that help us out immensely as well.

And of course, I’d be terribly remiss if I didn’t mention YOU GUYS. I don’t always have the opportunity to say it, but all of the folks who stop by – even if it’s just once – are incredibly important to me. Seeing discussions on the site, kind-hearted emails, and other things of that nature keep me going! What would I do without all of you?!

That’s all I have to say. Thanks so much to those who have supported us throughout the years!

 

[Giveaway] Paper Monsters Recut

paper-monsters-screen-1 Posted 4 days ago
By (@NE_Brian)
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Update: Here are our winners!

Main site: ToMario, Alejandro Vasquez
Twitter: DarkRegulus

We’ll be in touch soon with your codes!


We usually tend to hold most of our giveaways on Twitter, but there’s no reason why we can’t share the love on the main site from time to time… right?! And so that brings us to our latest giveaway: Paper Monsters Recut.

There are two ways to win this snazzy-looking Wii U eShop game. We’ll be giving away two copies right here on the site, and all that’s required of you is to leave a comment in the post below. We’re also giving away one copy on Twitter – make sure you’re following us and re-tweet this message!

That’s all. This will be a pretty quick giveaway, so all winners will be chosen tomorrow. Please keep in mind that these codes were specifically made for US Wii U console owners. 

 

Discussing Everything update and Mighty Gunvolt giveaway winner

Logo Posted 3 weeks ago
By (@NE_Brian)
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One last bump, since Sunday is the big day! We’ll make a post just a short bit before 4 PM ET / 1 PM ET. Countdown here.


I’ve been taking a look at the feedback you guys left in last week’s Discussing Everything announcement post. After going through the different comments, it seemed like choosing Saturday/Sunday for the live chat would be best option.

And so we’ll be kicking off the first Discussing Everything this coming Sunday at 4 PM ET / 1 PM PT. By doing so, we’re hoping to accommodate people in the most relevant timezones while fitting the feature into my own schedule. I’m actually thinking of going with Saturdays (at the same time) more often than not, but I do want to see if a Sunday afternoon will work well. I’ll be sure to provide an update each week in any case!

As for how Discussing Everything will play out: this will be your opportunity to interact with the staff (myself, Austin, etc.) and (potentially) other readers on the site. You’ll be able to ask us any question/comment on anything that’s on your mind – be it Nintendo-related, gaming in general, or something else entirely. You’ll be able to submit questions/comments in real time as we’re discussing various topics (like recent news). We decided to implement things this way simply because a regular chat could become chaotic with comments flooding in, and we’re aiming for something a bit more organized. We may, however, add a secondary chat option or change the format entirely in the future depending on feedback.

Also, I do want to mention that you will not need to register for any sort of account to participate in Discussing Everything.

Still confused? Just show up next week! In the end, this is simply an opportunity to hold a live chat of sorts with you guys. I do seriously hope that some of you will join us as I’m looking forward to upcoming discussions and being able to chat with you directly. It should be a fun time!


One last piece of business to take care of. It’s time to announce the winner of our Mighty Gunvolt giveaway! We asked you guys to leave a comment in our Discussing Everything post, and after choosing a random entry, the lucky winner is Za23. We will be in touch shortly with the code. Thanks to all who participated!

 

New live chat feature and giveaways

Mighty Gunvolt Posted 1 month ago
By (@NE_Brian)
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If you’ve been visiting Nintendo Everything for a long time, you may have heard about something called “Game Nights”. Each week, we hosted game events where the community and members of the staff could gather/play various titles online together.

Things just never worked out with Game Nights the way we originally intended though. Organizing people into groups was never easy. Visitors showing up at the last minute or halfway through the event also became troublesome. It was sometimes difficult for people to be interested in just one game as well. The feature just isn’t at a place where it can run smoothly at present!

Having said that, one element I greatly enjoyed about Game Nights was being able to interact directly with you guys. The discussions and comradery were two things I really looked forward to! And now we’re hoping to bring that back… but in a different form.

That’s where “Discussing Everything” comes in. What is this exactly? To put it simply, each week we plan on hosting a live chat directly on the site. You guys will be able to interact with us (and maybe each other – more on that in the future) in various discussions – be it news, a featured topic, or questions you have for us. I’ll be there every week, and other staffers like Austin will be around regularly as well. It’s really something that we’re leaving open-ended. Once we kick off the first Discussing Everything – which we hope to do soon – all will become clearer. One thing I can say is that I’m absolutely committed to making this a long-term feature on the site, and it will hopefully evolve as time goes on.

Before we get started, we would greatly appreciate input from you all. Which day of the week would work best for you guys? Do you have a particular time preference (please specify timezone as well)? Discussing Everything will probably be an hour each week depending on how things go, so keep that in mind! We want to try and come up with a day/time that will work best for most people.

That’s all on Discussing Everything for now. I do hope that some of you will end up joining us for some of these chats. And if you are interested, please leave a comment below or send us an email about which day/time would be best for you. All input will be considered, and we’ll hopefully have an update to share next week.


Now for some other quick news! Right here on the site, we have one North American code to hand out for Mighty Gunvolt. Simply leave a comment below (brownie points for those of you who give us input on Discussing Everything!) and we’ll choose a random winner in a week’s time. There are also two Smash Bros. 3DS demo codes (North America) up for grabs on our Twitter account – check out this message. We often hold giveaways on Twitter as opposed to the main site, so make sure to follow us now and in the future!

 

LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids giveaway winner

lego_ninjago_nindroids Posted 2 months ago
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Our LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids contest has come to a close. We greatly appreciate all who participated!

Unfortunately, there can only be one winner. And that winner is Avi Lekowsky after choosing a random entry! We’ll be in touch shortly to arrange delivery of the game.

Keep track of the main site and Twitter for more giveaways. It’s something we hope to do more of in the future!

 

Win a copy of LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids

lego_ninjago_nindroids Posted 2 months ago
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LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids launched in North America this past Tuesday. To celebrate, we’re holding a giveaway on Nintendo Everything.

Here’s how it works: we want you to mention your favorite LEGO game in the comments section below with a tiny (or large if you prefer) explanation about your choice. I know I’m partial to LEGO Island myself having played the game for countless hours during the late ’90s!

So long as you’re based in the US, you’re eligible to participate in the giveaway. We’ll pick a random winner to receive LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids in a week’s time and then send out a copy.

And while we’re on the topic of giveaways, we have five European codes to hand out for Ice Cream Surfer (see here). Winners for will be chosen tomorrow afternoon and announced on Twitter.

That’s all for now. I hope to see some of you getting involved with these giveaways!

 

Bad news bears: No podcast this week, sorry. :(

Posted 3 months ago
By (@NE_Austin)
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Hey guys, it’s Austin with just a small update: Due to reasons, we’ll be skipping on doing the podcast this week! Really sorry for those that were looking forward to it– if you sent in listener mail (which several of you did!) we’ll get to it on next week’s show. If you just HAVE to hear people talk about video games this week, I recommend checking out Just a Chat, where Austin and Brian from this website right here talk about stuff in video games.

Sorry again. We’ll be back next week, and I think Jack might be with us!

 

We want your feedback about Mario Kart 8

Posted 4 months ago
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Mario Kart 8 is finally available around the world. How are you all enjoying the game thus far? We want to know!

Austin and I plan on putting up a little feature about Mario Kart 8 in the near future, and we’d love to receive some feedback from you guys. Simply fill out our little form here and you’ll be good to go! If you have any additional comments, you can send them in via email or in the comments section below.

Thanks all!

 

Your help is wanted

Logo Posted 5 months ago
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Wanted to give this one last bump to the front page. For the most part, we’ve mostly got this shift covered, but we have one more potential slot open! Please get in touch if you have any interest.


Nintendo Everything is looking for a news writer to potentially add to the team. We’re seeking those who could cover the site at times between 12 AM ET and 8 AM ET.

That breaks down to…

11 PM CT – 7 AM CT
9 PM PT – 5 AM PT
5 AM – 1 PM in the UK
2 PM – 10 PM in Australia

We don’t need this entire eight-hour slot to be filled, but we’re looking for those who can help us keep Nintendo Everything up to date on a regular basis, Mondays through Fridays. Only have a couple of free hours available? We still want to hear from you if you’re interested! This is unfortunately a non-paying position, though we’d greatly appreciate your help.

Getting in touch is simple. You can reach out through our contact form or on Twitter. Hope to hear from some of you soon!


On another note, I wanted to quickly mention that Nintendo Everything may be a bit quieter than usual tomorrow. I’m almost always available to cover the site for numerous hours each day, but I won’t be around much of the early morning/mid afternoon due to a personal matter. You’ll probably be seeing a few posts from Austin, and I’ll be sure to cover anything that’s missed once I return!