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Happy Two-Year "Nintendo Life" Anniversary

Posted by James Newton

Celebrating two years of awesomeness

It was on this day in 2009 that Nintendo Life merged with WiiWare World and VC-Reviews to create the site you see before you now.

In the past two years we've seen enormous growth: our monthly readership has more than doubled in that time, and we now receive more than one million visits every month, making us one of the biggest Nintendo news and reviews websites in the world.

We owe our success to a team of hard-working and talented staff, not just our editors but every reviewer, news writer and moderator who's helped to make Nintendo Life a better place.

We also owe you, our readers, an enormous thank you: without you, we would be nowhere. We're extremely proud of the community we have here at Nintendo Life, and we're happy you chose to make this site your home for all things Nintendo on the Internet.

This year we will continue to grow: we've already reported from Nintendo's 3DS media events in Amsterdam and New York, and we'll once again be attending E3 in June, with full coverage of all the announcements available right here at Nintendo Life.

Again, a huge thanks to everyone who's played a part in our continuing success, and happy gaming!

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User Comments (85)

Jnes4

#3

Jnes4 said:

Happy 2-year annivesary Nintendo Life !!! :)

I've always been a fan since 2007, but I've joined back in november of last year, keep up the good work !

Tasuki

#6

Tasuki said:

Happy Anniversary Nintendo Life. Heres to many more anniversaries.

pkee

#8

pkee said:

Probably the best, and my most trusted Nintendo site on the interweb. Well done guys :D

WolfRamHeart

#9

WolfRamHeart said:

Wow, two years already? It feels like it was just yesterday when I saw VC Reviews and WiiWare World merge with Nintendo Life. Congratulations on crafting such a magnificent site guys! Keep up the good work and Happy Anniversary!

moosa

#11

moosa said:

So this is all really just some multiple year long April Fool's joke...?
eyes glaze over

theblackdragonAdmin

#12

theblackdragon said:

happy birthday to you,
you live in a zoo,
you look like a mon~keeey,
a~aaand you smell like one too~

Chunky_Droid

#14

Chunky_Droid said:

Happy Anniversary guys, the time I spent as a staff member was a great experience and I can't thank you guys personally enough for the opportunity you gave me.

This is still the only site I go for for my Nintendo news

Machu

#23

Machu said:

Happy Anniversary dudes. Thanks for all your hard work.

cant believe ive been here nearly 2 yrs D:

Incognito_D

#25

Incognito_D said:

I love being a part of this community - the best place on the internet for comprehensive Nintendo information in the one place. Everything is so easy to find - the layout is top notch in my opinion and it's so cleanly laid out and visually appealing to look at as well.

Link79

#27

Link79 said:

This is the only Nintendo news site I'll visit. For unbiased and fair game reviews as well as all the latest goings on in the world of Nintendo this is the place to be. Keep doing what you're doing guys and Gals.

TeeJay

#31

TeeJay said:

Happy Anniversary, although I only just joined a little while ago, lol.

Mikau94

#32

Mikau94 said:

Great job! You guys are definately the best Nintendo news site out there!

astarisborn94

#33

astarisborn94 said:

Having technically been a member for two and a half years, I can tell that I do not regret one second of joining this site. It does almost everything about a site right and makes it addicting enough toward where I come back again and again. I can say that I have learned some things from this site as well.

@Bass X0: I was there as well, although under a different account which got banned.

Rensch

#34

Rensch said:

Congrats NL! I wasn't a member until august 2009 or something, though.

Token_Girl

#37

Token_Girl said:

Oh man, all the good memories from VC reviews - the excitement of Monday download announcements. Good times.

DarkEdi

#46

DarkEdi said:

Ya son dos años. Los conocí desde VC-reviews y han sido mi web favorita para los reviews y noticias de nintendo.

It´s been 2 years already. I met you from VC-reviews and you have been my favorite web page to read nintendo reviews and notices.

Supremeist

#48

Supremeist said:

I'll have a slice of that cake ;) but happy 2 year anniversary to Nintendo Life. This is a great website. Without it, my knowledge for Nintendo games/news would be -9000

James

#51

James said:

Thanks for all your kind words, folks. Like Bryan Adams in 1991, everything we do, we do it for you.

MayhemStaff

#53

Mayhem said:

I have to say, it doesn't feel like two years since I got dragged over :p

quickfingers

#54

quickfingers said:

I remember the days of VC-Reviews those were great days with 3 games for the virtual console each week. Well we got 2 years down so lets hope this site goes on since I visit this site at least once or twice a day. Even right now when I am suppose to be working im typing this up for you fellows to read and hopefully smile at.

CorbsAdmin

#56

Corbs said:

Seems like only yesterday when Daz asked me to write the Turbgografx-16 Hardware Focus article for VC-Reviews. Now I look how far this has all come and it's staggering, to say the least.

Also Nintendo Life = best gaming community on the internet EVER! You guys rock! :D

Capt_N

#59

Capt_N said:

In 9 days, I'll have officially been a member here 2yrs, 3 months. However, what started my trust in the reviews here was when I started coming here months(fall 2008) before I joined to check out the Mega Man 9 review. I come here, & to Gamefaqs/Gamespot, since going to Nintendo I'm obviously going to get biased information on games, & such. I actually come here the most, & then Gamefaqs.com, & lastly Gamespot. Congrats, NintendoLife staff! :)

Edit: I continued reading reviews here, & continued to find them trustworthy. That level of honest/trustworthiness helped to convince me to join. But I didn't need too much more convincing than that!

TKOWL

#60

TKOWL said:

I'm so surprised how popular this website has become. Here's to another 2 (and much more) years of this awesome website!

Dodger

#61

Dodger said:

This is just an April Fools joke.

Just kidding. This is an awesome site, thanks for everything, happy birthday, etc.

ElFlorro

#62

ElFlorro said:

Congrats! You are so great, guys! Keep up the ggod work!! Visiting your realm every day... Germany <3 u!

Sylverstone

#64

Sylverstone said:

Happy anniversary guys!

Surprised people took you seriously when you decided to merge on the worst day possible. :P

1080ike

#65

1080ike said:

Happy Anniversary! It still seems like yesterday when I had just gone onto VC-reviews (I wasn't a member at the time, sadly), and got Nintendolife instead. I think I might have missed a post or something, because I kept clicking the link box and retyping vc-reviews.com and kept getting even more frustrated when this site came up. Ah, to be younger and stupider again...

RaylaxStaff

#66

Raylax said:

Nintendo Life: The 2-year-old April Fool's joke :3

Happy Birthday folks

SMEXIZELDAMAN

#67

SMEXIZELDAMAN said:

APRIL FOOOOOLZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nintendolife is a figment of your imagination

Kid_A

#68

Kid_A said:

Can't believe it's been two years :)
I really couldn't be happier to be a part of the team. And as Corbs mentioned, we really do have the best gaming community on the internet :D

Slapshot

#69

Slapshot said:

Congrats NLife!!!

Just like Kid_A said before me, It's an honor to be part of the team, as I started here as a regular reader on a daily basis, enjoying the great community we've got here. :D

ShadowSniper7

#71

ShadowSniper7 said:

@Bass: I was here during the VC-Archive days, and I remember the excitement of monday morning :D

Here is hoping I get that same excitement with the 3DS virtual shop.

Mabbit

#73

Mabbit said:

Ha, wow, I hope everyone has a good NLverisary...
APRIL FOOLS!!!
I hope you all have a terrible day

Colors

#74

Colors said:

Happy Anniversary! The anniversary gift for the 2nd year is usually something made of cotton or straw. I will be expecting an exotic pure cotton shirt with matching slacks or our relationship is over.

Noire

#77

Noire said:

Happy second anniversary Nintendo Life~ and thank you for not banning me yeeeeeeet

JimLad

#78

JimLad said:

Happy day. You guys are my complete source for all things Nintendo, so thank you and may you go on bringing the news for many years to come.

Henmii

#82

Henmii said:

Happy anniversary! I only joined few days back, but I did follow this site for quite some time. It's the most update independent Nintendo site that I know, and I love the fact that every wiiware game gets reviewed.

I know it must be hard for you guys, since there are so many stinkers on wiiware, but we just deserve to know if a wiiware game stinks or not. So I really appreciate your hard work!

MeloMan

#84

MeloMan said:

Happy Birthday! Thanks for all you guys do, I'm really glad I found this place where you give fair reviews, the site has a strong sense of community, and the reviewers themselves are very much "one of us" which I enjoy most about NL.

Urbanhispanic

#85

Urbanhispanic said:

happy birthday, nintendo life!!

I've been here for a few months now and I'll keep on coming back. :P

**goes to play some Goldeneye**

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