Nintendo Everything: Site updates

Seeking a news writer!

Logo Posted 20 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)
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Hi everyone. Quick site update!

Kira is sadly stepping away from her main position on the site due to personal work responsibilities. That means we have an opening for a news writer.

We’re looking for someone to help out on Wednesdays and Fridays. You’d be posting news each week during the following times:

– 1:30 AM PT – 4:30 AM PT
– 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 – 1:30 PM in Europe

If this is something you’re interested in, get in touch here! I’ll follow up with everyone who sends in an inquiry.

 

Let’s get serious for a moment

Logo Posted 4 days ago
By (@NE_Brian)
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Let’s Talk is on a one week break so that I can give the spotlight to a very important site topic. The feature will be back in full force next week!


With each passing anniversary on Nintendo Everything, I’ve thought about doing this forever. I can’t properly express how much I love the site, and how it’s become extremely embedded in my daily life.

There’s very little that I won’t do for Nintendo Everything – whether that means putting it ahead of my personal life, sleep, health… you name it. For nearly eight years, that’s the way things have been. That’s largely because I love being in a position to write about Nintendo in some form. I also take great happiness in knowing that I’m able to share updates about the company with you all.

Everything sounds fantastic, right? Well, in reality, that isn’t entirely the case. I think I may have been in denial a bit in terms of how long Nintendo Everything can continue on. Okay, that probably sounds way too dramatic. Let me try to explain what’s been on my mind and why this post is even necessary.

Over the past year or two, I’ve been taking a serious look at Nintendo Everything’s (and my own) financial situation. I need to be completely honest here and admit that it’s not the best. It’s why I’m putting up this post today, and why I’d like to have a discussion about the site’s future.

Running a site, as rewarding as it is, can be very taxing. The financial aspect alone has been extremely stressful for me. Few people have known about this – maybe just a handful.

Nintendo Everything generates revenue through ads. Unfortunately, this is not at all the best/consistent source of income. The ads themselves cannot at all be relied upon. Companies act irregularly in terms of when they’re interested in advertising. The first half of the year is often filled with dead periods for ads. Throw in the fact that some people use Adblock, and the situation becomes a bit of a mess. Truthfully, the site isn’t exactly bringing in what it needs to right now.

Those are some of the reasons why I’m concerned about Nintendo Everything’s future. We’re not in an absolutely dreadful situation, but we’re not in a good one either. It’s very tough for the middle-of-the-road sites to survive. We’re not backed by any major corporation, we’re not part of a network, and I run everything independently.

At the end of the day, I don’t want anything to change. I don’t want us to have to team up with anyone else, sell the site, shut down, or anything along the lines. I just want to be in a position to continue doing what I’ve been doing for the past eight years or so.

So where does Nintendo Everything go from here? That’s what I’d like to talk to you all about today. I would really appreciate if we could have a discussion in the comments below about what I’ve tried to explain. Maybe you guys have some ideas about how I can go about things to improve the site’s situation. My ears (eyes?) are wide open, and I’ll be looking at everything you all have to say. Let’s turn this ship around!

 

Some email issues

Posted 1 week ago
By (@NE_Brian)
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Hey folks – quick site update. I’ve been experiencing email issues on my end for the past few days. Many emails slipped through and seemed to have disappeared, to put it simply. All problems have been fixed, but if you sent something in over the past week and were expecting a reply, please resend. Apologies for the inconvenience!

 

Do you have any further questions about Splatoon?

splatoon Posted 1 month ago
By (@NE_Austin)
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Hello. Everyone. (say this like Iwata does in the Nintendo Directs)

Nintendo was very kind to send us a pre-release build of Splatoon for review, and Brian and I wanted to try and get some video content about the game up before its release in a couple weeks. We were going to do a simple Q&A about the game, but since GameXplain already covered a ton of the more common desired information (as comprehensively and eloquently as they always do), we thought we’d ask first: is there anything more detailed you want to ask about the game? How mechanics interplay? How it feels to only have two maps in rotation? Something very specific about online play or whatever?

If you’ve got anything you want to ask, post a comment below, send us an email with the subject “Splatoon Question”, or tweet at us with the tweet beginning with “Splatoon Q:”.

Thanks everyone! We’ll look at the questions soon and decide if there’s reason enough for our own Splatoon Q&A video. Either way, we’ll have a video review when the embargo lifts and more video content before launch as well.

~Austin

 

Come take our new survey!

Logo Posted 1 month ago
By (@NE_Brian)
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Giving this one final bump to the top. I’ll be closing the survey soon so that I can closely look over what you guys had to say!


Bumping this to the top. Thank you so much to those who completed the survey thus far. The feedback/comments/responses are very much appreciated and will hopefully allow us to improve! We received a ton more than I was expecting. I’ll be going through them all in the days and weeks ahead!


Surveys are not something that we’ve dealt with too much in the past. I’m changing that now! I have a fairly short survey that I would really, really appreciate if you could take a moment to fill out.


Take the survey here

There are several questions in there, but most are basically in the form of multiple choice/quick selections. Also, you can feel free to skip any question. I’m just looking for genuine responses! I can’t stress how important this survey is, and your feedback will help shape Nintendo Everything’s future. Thank you in advance!

 

Come join our news team! Night shift spot open

Logo Posted 2 months ago
By (@NE_Brian)
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Giving this a bump to the top. All emails that have been sent in have been responded to!


Kira is lessening her role on the site slightly to pursue some new opportunities and free up time. Because of that, we have a spot open for a news writer!

We’re looking for someone who can cover Nintendo Everything two days each week (between Monday and Friday) at the following times:

1:30 AM PT – 4:30 AM PT
4:30 AM ET – 7:30 AM ET
9:30 AM GMT+1 – 12:30 AM GMT+1
6:30 PM GMT+10 – 9:30 PM GMT+10

When joining the team, you’d initially pick the days that you’d be responsible for, though you’d need to stick with them. If you select Mondays and Wednesdays, we’d count on you being available during those days each week.

Please note that this is a non-paying position. I’d love to compensate our writers, and I feel awful that I can’t… but I just don’t have the means to do so. At all.

… anyway, I’ll also mention that you would only be responsible for news coverage, but your role could expand into areas such as reviews and features – depending on your interest of course!

I’m probably forgetting something, but I think that’s it! If you’re interested, send an email here and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Another week, another cancelled podcast

Posted 3 months ago
By (@NE_Austin)
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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?

~Austin

 

[Giveaway] Win a Rosalina amiibo

rosalina-giveaway Posted 3 months ago
By (@NE_Brian)
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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 months ago
By (@NE_Austin)
2 Comments

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 4 months ago
By (@NE_Brian)
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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!