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Site News: James Finds a Warp Zone

Posted by Anthony Dickens

Going up to the mother ship

Current Nintendo Life editor James Newton is to bid farewell to the site this week.

James has been a part of Nintendo Life since way back in January 2008 when he came on board to plug the enormous gap in the site's coverage of Harvest Moon and Sonic games. Over the coming months he started taking on other duties, soon rising to the rank of assistant editor, then news editor in May 2010 and finally, in November 2011, achieving the coveted rank of editor.

The reason for James's departure is simple: on 1st August he starts work at Nintendo of Europe as a junior online editor. He's moving to Frankfurt, Germany and taking up residence at the Big N (well, he'll actually live in a flat) to create online content across Europe. He's quite excited, as you might imagine.

On behalf of all the Nintendo Life team we would like to wish James well in his new job at Nintendo: he's been a dedicated member of the team for what feels like eons. Thanks for everything!

As one door closes, another opens

We're happy to reveal our editorial director Damien McFerran will step into the editor's shoes full-time in a few weeks to take over the day-to-day running of Nintendo Life. Damien has the right blend of skills and experience to take Nintendo Life to the next level and we're thrilled he's going to be our new editor.

To say a proper goodbye to the site James will be reminiscing over his favourite games, moments and — yes — bizarre emails this week. Don't miss it.

Find out more about this announcement in our press release over at


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User Comments (265)



BlueToad said:

Aww, sad to see you go! But great job getting a job working for Nintendo



Cipher said:

Huge congratulations, James. Hope you have a fantastic time at Nintendo!



Drawdler said:

It's a real darn shame. Have a good time at Nintendo, though.

P.S. we can't wait to see what mistakes you make.



WolfRamHeart said:

What?! Nooo!!! Don't leave us @James!!!

Congratulations and best of luck to you my friend. This site will not be the same without you. You will be greatly missed but they are truly lucky to have such a talented fellow like yourself at the Big N. That is such a great opportunity and I am very happy for you! Way to go man, make us all proud!

Oh and congratulations to you @Damo. Good to see that Nintendo Life will be in excellent hands.



Spoony_Tech said:

Congratulations to both of You!! James you better visit from time to time even though I know you will be even more busy then ever. It would be weird seeing you without a shield though! Also glad you got a vacation just before the job change! How convenient.



Wheels2050 said:

Congratulations James! Will be sad to see you go, but good luck with it all. Will you still take part in the community here, or is that not allowed?

Welcome to Damien in the editorial role also!



GamerZack87 said:

Farewell, gentle flower in the breeze. T'will be naught but an empty field without your presence, guiding the honeybees that are the members of Nintendo Life as they gather pollen infused with Nintendo factoids. May you find new opportunities and greener pastures in the great meadow that is Nintendo of Europe.



RupeeClock said:

That's great news, although I've only recently become an active reader/commenter on this site I'm sure his new career at NoE will be fantastic.

It goes to show the good spirits between Nintendo Life and Nintendo itself.



JustAnotherUser said:

Congratulations James!
You will be missed by everyone on the site. Have a great time working for the Big N!



Ducutzu said:

Congratulations on the promotion, James! It must be indeed very exciting for you. Your enthusiasm was one of the main reasons why I kept returning to this website. I am sorry to say, but to me it seemed that you are the only writer here at Nintendo Life who actually plays Nintendo games.



3DS said:

Congratulations! This is amazing news

@TwilightPoint We can also say that some or all of us have a Nintendo employee as a 3DS friend!



CommanderAudio said:


But if you are going, good luck with Nintendo. Here's to the future!



Kage_88 said:

Congratulations James!

During my time here, I've always respected your good-natured humour and your professionalism when reporting on the big, Nintendo-flavoured events.

Now, you may be starting as a junior online editor for Nintendo of Europe...but before you know it, you'll be the head of the entire thing!

Again, congrats.



FonistofCruxis said:

Farewell James, you will be missed by many. You were a great contributor on NL with some great, entertaining articles and comments. I'm quite behind with Ask James but the ones I have seen were good and it was great to have you as a part of the community as not all sites have staff members that are as involved with the community as the staff on this site is. Congratulations on the job at NoE, it must be exciting going to the big N itself. Also, congratulations to Damo for the promotion.



Aviator said:


Congrats James. Hope you (and Ms. N) have a marvelous time on your journey.

Good luck with the future.



MAB said:

Congrats bloke enjoy the dream job mate everyday on my drive to Toshiba HQ in Melbourne as I go passed Nintendo I think to myself 'damn I wish I was pulling into that carpark' I always envision a building full of green pipes and toadstools with mario music blasting over the loudspeakers even though I know it is just another job similar to the one I already occupy have a good time traversing the pipe maze my friend, all the best bro. Cheers



GuardianKing said:

I have to say that I haven't been on the site for too long, but it sure was fun knowing you @James for the time I've been here. Here's to the future, and good luck at the big N itself.



Luigi_is_better said:

Congratulations James! I will miss you and all your awesome editing. I've been following this site almost as long as you've been a part of it. I especially will miss hearing you talk about all things Nintendo on the podcast. But that's a great opportunity you have so of course you need to take it. I wish you well!

Congratulations to you as well Damian! You are a great writer and reviewer and I know you'll do great as editor.



longtimegamer said:

Really sucks to see you leave, but REAAALLY awsome that you get to work at nintendo. Congratulations! (I logged on just to say this to you. Haven't logged in in months.)

@Damien: Congrats to you too.



Chunky_Droid said:

Congrats to both James and Damien!

It was always a pleasure working with you on some of our features together James, especially MAR10 month! It seems oh so long ago now.... hope we can keep in touch mate. All the best!



Chris720 said:

We will miss you James, but have fun at Nintendo of Europe! I hope you'll come back once a month and tell us Ninty's secrets at least.



odd69 said:

James, I've been reading this site for a very long time, even since before the merge and i will say that it just wont be the same without you. Congrats on your job at Nintendo. Thank you for the fond memories here.



NintendoLee said:

You're going to bring them down from the inside, I'm half expecting you to rip off your mask to show you're Sonic or something.



Link977 said:

Congrats man! Feel free to visit us in chat every once in a while perhaps when you can? You know we'll be there



SilverBaretta said:

Congrats and farewell to James who seems to have really snagged a nice job there. Working for the big guys. We'll miss you! Also, congrats to Damien, good luck with the the site, man!



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HandheldGuru97 said:

See you James. Sometime during your stay at Nintendo be sure to bring your Sega Game Gear to work and play it during the lunch break . Anyway good luck and have fun at Nintendo.



OorWullie said:

Really sorry to see you go but huge congrats mate.Your 7 year old self must be truly heartbroken now tho?



Xjarnold said:

Congrats James, you rock! But who will give Sonic reviews?!? Hope you do well James, you'll be missed.



Mowzle said:

First I said Ooooooooh! Then Noooooooooooooo! Then I sat down and had a little cry. Then I decided that was selfish, and how great it is for you and yours. I can't say how much I'll miss you popping by at just the right moment. All the very best for the future - just remember where Nintendo's Jiminy Crickets live.

Welcome to Damien in your new role.



pixelman said:

I already expressed my grief on twitter, but congrats James. Well-deserved, but you will be missed. Best of luck to you!



Flowerlark said:

Congrats! We'll miss you, but you're on to bigger things. Thanks for all the hard work and excellent articles you've brought us!



k8sMum said:

To the future, James! Out of respect to NL, congratulations on a great diagonally upwards move! What a dream job to land for someone astalented as yourself.

As the token mum/granny here I must add: eat your veggies, get enough sleep, be carefu of German beer, and always wear clean underwear.

Big congrats to @Damo, who, tho he has big shoes to fill, will no doubt do a fine job.



Kyoto said:

Loved your articles, so I'm going to miss you. But congrats with getting a job at Nintendo! You must be very proud. Good luck in Frankfurt!



Marakuto said:

James thank you so much for everything you've done for this site, you're going to do a great role in future now and I congratulate you on that. I'm gonna miss seeing your post on this website now so I hope the very best.



LittleFuryThing said:

But how is your SEGA side reacting to this? Can't be too good.

Seriously though, this seems like an excellent opportunity that most would be envious of. Hopefully it will be awesome. I'm sure Damien will make a suitable replacement and things will be just peachy.

Good luck to both of you. (b'_')b



TheDreamingHawk said:

Congratulations. Be safe, and remember us!

(Also I added your FC for 3DS back in June, could you at least PLEASE add me before you go?)



SKTTR said:

Congratulations James!
With an editor like you the Nintendo online services will be much better!
You polish up that place, will ya?



warioswoods said:

Leaving us?! That's what you think!

I just collected all your pro-SEGA remarks from the past several years into a devastatingly devious manilla envelope and mailed it over Nintendo of Europe so that you can stay with us forever and ever and ...

Hold on, I have a reply from NoE. "The cold war between Nintendo and SEGA is over. Mario and Sonic have been headlining sports games together for years. Please stop mailing us." AW CRAP. When did this happen?!

Fine, I guess I'm out of options. Enjoy NoE, as I'll try to enjoy the coming dearth of clever taglines. ; (



ogo79 said:

congratulations James, im sure you are excited. you will do good for NOE and one day folks at NL will be thanking you.
give em hell James, and dont be a stranger



LztheQuack said:

So...the Sega fan is working for Nintendo?


So uh, whose sister am i supposed to be now when they get drunk?

Bye James! Good luck with the new job



LittleIrves said:

Sounds like a fantastic opportunity. Huge congrats, and good luck wearing your new gold pants!



NintyMan said:

Aw, I hope James has a good time working for NOE. He's been my favorite NL staff member since I joined this site two years ago. He'll be missed, that's for sure. Congratulations and good luck! Do your best for Nintendo!

I also want to congratulate Damien too for his new job. He's got some big shoes to fill.



Nintex said:

Aw, thats like having a member of the family moving away. I'll miss you James! Best of luck with the new gig!



shinpichu said:

Congrats to both of you. Hope you have great success and fortune in all your future endeavors.



bro2dragons said:

You're losing one of the best, but, if nothing else, you guys will have a great inside source moving forward.



NImH said:

Congrats James! Your friendliness, insight and helpful moderation here will be sorely missed.
But what an awesome move! Keep on doin it m'man!



Yasume said:

I hate to see my favourite news editor leave, but I'm very happy for you. Hope you'll have a good time over there!



Raptor78 said:

Good luck James, I hope to see the Nintendo websites in Europe being raised up to Nintendolife standard.



WiiLovePeace said:

Wow, what an epic, epic fail Worst news ever! I really can't imagine Nintendolife w/o the Sonic-obsessed James. Oh well...

Never forget where you came from James! Don't forget about us little folk as you look down from the great seat of power you will soon hold. Oh & please do as much as you can to get Nintendo to put the word out about games they published but didn't develop, examples: Xenoblade, The Last Story, Pandora's Tower, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Heroes of Ruin (well they didn't publish this one, but weren't they gonna do the advertising for it?) Basically what I'm saying is push for more focus on the games that are amazing and deserve to be sold more of! Oh & have fun playing Animal Crossing early Everyone knows that's why you're going to live & breathe NoE haha. God speed!



Retro_on_theGo said:

Oh my gosh. CONGRATULATIONS JAMES!! I'm so happy for you!
I guess this means we'll hardly see ya around, huh? Best of luck with everything.



Retro_on_theGo said:

Just promise you'll help massively improve anything online related with Nintendo. Don't forget us, bud. We'll all miss you!
Congrats to you too Damien!



metafaniel said:

So many good articles where written by @James and made me follow the site and sign in even if I don't live in Europe. His quality has been seen for Nintendo itself so it's an honor to him and Nintendo Life as a quality site.
Let's hope he can share top-secret Big N info with Damien in the future =)



Knux said:

That's both awesome and sad news, James. It's awesome that you're going to be working for Nintendo. (Sega will bring down Nintendo from the inside! ) But it's sad that you'll be leaving NL as a result. Your enthusiasm for Sega has been unmatched by no other admin or mod on NL, and the site won't be the same without you. You'll be missed.

Also, congratulations Damien!



Onett said:

I will miss seeing that smile of yours, James. It's time for you to bring joy and success to other peoples lives. Best of luck to you, sir.



robohobo93 said:

Strange... As I started to read this, the song 'Missing You' came on TV. I've only been here since getting my 3DS last June (and I've only posted 3 comments in that time), but I'm gonna miss seeing your mug at the bottom of the articles on here. Good luck with the new job!



Onett said:

"I'm gonna miss seeing your mug at the bottom of the articles on here."

He hit the nail on the head. Curse these sentimental feelings towards people I don't even know haha.



Odnetnin said:

@warioswoods If there really are substantially less clever taglines in the future, then this site has just lost a reader.

just kidding. but i live for clever taglines



soniczelda_dude said:

As a longtime reader of this site, I'd just like to say congratulations, and hopefully they don't make fun of you too much for being an old Sega fanboy.



FriedSquid said:

Wow, congratulations, James! Hope you have fun at your new job, and that you'll never forget Nintendo Life. Nah, but seriously, congrats dude.



ThomasBW84 said:

It's great that the cat is finally out of the bag, it was getting antsy in there...

Big congratulations to James of course with exciting times ahead, but equally big congrats to Damien who's stepping in. Happy times all around I'd say



Pichuka97 said:

Do come back here every now and then in a forum or two. Good luck working for the big N!!



Game0ver_Gavin said:

Since you work at Nintendo, please help release a new Zelda, Fzero, and Metroid in the next 6 months. THANKS



Hokori said:

Ok James first ting you do is localize ExciteBots for Eurpoe, then work on making DS games connect to the Nintendo network. JK.... I know you probably wouldn't be able to do that... Sadly were going to miss you but it's great you'll work for NOE



OdnetninAges said:

Aww man, I hate to say goodbye...
But, goodbye, my favorite NL reviewer.
And congratulations on your new job! I think you'll enjoy it! Everybody will miss you, though. Bye!



cakeashi said:

i'll be sorry to see you go but fair play james - you're living the dream. congrats mate, stellar news p.s. could you add me on 3ds, i added you a few wiiks back, wanted to play with you and tom on heroes of ruin
also congrats to damien,top dog for a fantastic writing staff - good times. to celebrate you should do an anchorman for multi-staff editorials "NEWS TEAM ASSEMBLE"!!!



Mayhem said:

Congrats James

Now see if you can subvert them from the inside heh... I hope it all works out for you.



Morpheel said:

You'll work for Nintendo itself and not a site that poses as it?!
Congrats! I hope you do well and infiltrate information for us have fun!



PuzzleMaster7 said:

Congratulations James on your new position for NoE! Thanks for all of the great articles you have written over the years even though I've only been here for two months. I hope you do well in the business and succeed.

Congratulations Damien! I hope you enjoy being the new editor on the site.



shake_zula said:

Congratulations James, you deserve it :] for me you're the best games journalist around, I'm sure it won't be long before you're climbing the ladder at NoE. Good luck!



kyuubikid213 said:

So long, James. I didn't know you for very long since I only just got an account late 2011, but the time I spent here with you as editor was enjoyable. Good luck working for Nintendo!



thedanman64 said:

Sad to see you go James. You've been the most professional, realiable and just downright brilliant editor I've ever seen. Not once did I see anything to contradict that.

Thanks for everything you've done and I wish you all the best at Nintendo. No doubt, you'll enjoy it!



hYdeks said:

awesome to see that he got a job at Nintendo! Sad that he's going though, I loved his articles



Pogocoop said:

Thats so cool James, I'm Happy for you

....... You always wrote my favorite articles, Sad to see you go ;-;




Xjarnold said:

OK James, phrase 1 is complete, you're in NOE. Now start phrase 2....

A 3ds exclusive.....




GameLord08 said:

Many congratulations, James. That seems to be a very prestigious opportunity for you. Don't forget to re-visit the masses here whenever you have the chance. You will surely be missed... mang.



TysonOfTime said:

I just got back from having my toe cut open.

But this fills me with so much more pain.
You shall be missed.



Tasuki said:

Congratulations and farewell James. You will certainly be missed but what a great opportunity for you. I wish you the best of luck and I hope you will still pop in here every so often. Dont be a stranger.

So whats going to happen to the Ask James thread now?

Oh and congrats to you Damo. No that we got rid of that Sega lover things will be better I am assuming.



Sean_Aaron said:

Absolutely brilliant James, I'm looking forward to seeing the results of your labours on the Nintendo website and elsewhere. Hopefully Nintendo will put you on a podcast of some kind because you do have the voice for it and have always done a great job.

I'm sure the folks remaining on staff at NL Towers will continue to keep us appraised of any special stuff you get up to. Good luck!



dizzy_boy said:

@james well done. glad to see one of our own breach the walls of nintendo.
maybe you could try to smuggle out some nintendo goodies for us every once in a while.



Emaan said:

Congrats James! Best of luck working at Nintendo! Don't forget to visit us every once and a while. We'll miss you!



James said:

Hi guys,

Thanks for all your kind words and congratulations. I'm really touched that so many of you have enjoyed my work over the years, and that you're all so happy here at Nintendo Life.

Just wanted to answer some recurring questions:

1) No, I won't send you free stuff.
2) No, I won't leak Nintendo secrets.
3) Ask James will finish this Friday. I don't think Nintendo would be happy if an employee ran an all-questions-answered video series on a Nintendo fan forum!
4) I absolutely hope to be a member of the community after I leave, but see answers 2 and 4 for more.

My last day is Friday so I will still be around for news and question-answering for a while longer! If anyone wants to keep in touch the best way is to follow me on Twitter



TeeJay said:

So that's what he was referring to. This is sad, and happy at the same time. I'm quite conflicted.

Congratulations James, good luck and we'll miss you.



mamp said:

I'm gonna miss James so much!!! Well good luck on everything you do James.

and congrats Damien.



Token_Girl said:

Congratulations James! It's wonderful to see that all of your hard work has finally landed you a paying gig - and at Nintendo no less. This has definitely been well-deserved for a while. Best of luck in Germany - you're going to have so much fun. However, it's truly the end of an era.

Congrats to Damien as well. This site is lucky to have such a wonderful team all around.



Stuffgamer1 said:

Sorry to see ya go, James, but the new job sounds well worth it! Will you still be working on Push Square at all?



komicturtle said:

So happy for James! Congratulations to the both of yous.

Hope I can take a position at NoA sometime in the future.



IsawYoshi said:

Ha! Going from nl to the big N itself, thats a pretty good life! Anyhow, thanks for everything James



nindocrash said:

L8R James. it's awesome going to Big "N" Grats.
your good work here will be missed...NOW GO MEGA CRASH NINTENDO FOR US!!!!



LordJumpMad said:

Don't forget us little people, as soon as your taking over Nintendo, and remaning it SegaFusion.
They grow up so fast



MagicEmperor said:

I very seldom agreed with James's opinions, but even still I admire the man for his sense of humor, commitment, enthusiasm, and glasses. Those glasses, man. Take it easy, James! Good luck with your future endeavors.



Bassman_Q said:

This is so unexpected! You can be sure all of us here will miss you, James. Best of luck to you as a part of the Big N. And be sure to stop by here at NL every once in awhile.




Radixxs said:

Nooooooooo not James!!!! I'm devastated. But it hurts a little less knowing your bright future. I expect links to all the stuff you do for NOE. In the meantime, I have to go find a new favorite journalist. Good luck James!! (as if you need it)



RevolverLink said:

You've helped make it a pleasure to come to NL, so I'm sad to you go, James, but congratulations on your new opportunity. Best of luck to you!



JayArr said:

You're leaving some big shoes to fill. I swear you did as much work as four people and it's great to see paying off. Nothing but fond memories man and this place won't be the same without you.

Best wishes over NoE and I'm sure you'll get up in there and dominate. n_n



ajcismo said:

Congratulations James and Damien both. I joined this site only 7 months ago, but I've found it entertaining, informative, fun, and best of all positive and a joy to read and interact with on a daily basis.
Its rare to find a gaming site that frowns upon haters and flame wars, and yet still has quality articles, opinions and reviews... and still allowing for quality interaction from its readers. Being from Wisconsin in the US, I feel like I've learned something about our gaming brothers and sisters across the Atlantic in the process.
James, best of luck in your future endeavors, may NOE be rewarding and exciting.
Damien, keep up the great work and here's to NintendoLifes future.



Rargon said:

But...But... I just joined NL. D: I really love all your articles James. I will miss you, for the amount of time I got to read your articles from both Past and Present.



sinalefa said:

I never comment on articles this crowded for comments, unless they are essential. This is one of those.

As any sane person here, I will miss you an awful lot, yet I won't be selfish and I will wish you the best of luck in the future. Same to Damien, I hope you will be able to fill in those huge Sonic shoes James is leaving behind.



TruenoGT said:

Good luck man, always enjoyed your writing and efforts! You've earned this opportunity!



Sgt_Ludby said:

I was going to curse you for leaving the site until I read that you were going to work for NINTENDO!!! Congratulations! You definitely deserve it!!



the_shpydar said:

Fare thee well, James.
Congratulation! A Winner is You!
(congrats also to Damo for taking the reins 'round here)
I would post something more humourous, but Phil already stole the Zoidberg quote.
Instead, i will ensure that there is much pudding shipped and waiting for you in Frankfurt.



Cloud-San-VII said:

(listen to the music while you read)
We here at Nintendo Life will miss you, buddy! I am glad to hear that you got a job at Nintendo of Europe, though!
You have wrote so many amazing articles and reviews over the years and it will hurt to see that you have left. I feel bad knowing that I have not been a member as long as some of the others, so I cannot elaborate on some of the previous things you have done.
When you leave I hope you still come on every once in a while. Best wishes and good luck old friend!



pariah164 said:

D: Nooo @James! Well, you are moving on to bigger and better things, and it doesn't get much bigger than Nintendo. You will be missed, and good luck in the future!



CerealKiller062 said:

@James See yah, I have been reading most of your articles since... around the time I started visiting the site, remember the little people and the community here at NL.



koops330 said:

Congratz to you James I wish you the best at NOE
and Damien congratz I also wish you the best with your new job at nintedolife



MitchVogel said:

Nice work James! I expect you to be the president of Nintendo of Europe at some point within the next 20 years. Don't let me down, Nintendo seriously needs somebody like you at the helm.



iroxursox said:

i am so sad i just won't say ill say so long buddy,friend,pal,and amigo



Capt_N said:

Congrats to @Damo, over recent time I've gotten used to reading continually increasingly more articles (written) by you. No doubt you'll continue to do an awesome job(meaning in my opinion, you already do an awesome job), as all the NLife staff always does!

Congrats to @James! I too, will miss seeing your face( as your)/avatar/icon. You will be missed greatly, dude. Also, your first love for/of Sega will definitely help you be a much greater writer for Nintendo, since you used to know/experience firsthand how fans of opposing systems felt towards Nintendo, & their co.(company) activities, & games. Obviously, it's a given for some older(read: early part of his late 20's) Nintendo fans, such as myself, that you won't be able to "leak" anything, or give away anything, w/o it being a severe risk/compromise to your new job, so I won't ask . Also, you might get a new 3DS, to discourage direct communication of a company(Nintendo) employee, to it's customer/fan base. Enjoy your new job, @James!

@ajcismo "Its rare to find a gaming site that frowns upon haters and flame wars, and yet still has quality articles, opinions and reviews... and still allowing for quality interaction from its readers. Being from Wisconsin in the US, I feel like I've learned something about our gaming brothers and sisters across the Atlantic in the process." - I totally agree 100%. I feel like NLife has enhanced my knowledge, & social interaction w/ gamers "across the pond". & I mean that about all the NintendoLife staff, from other parts of the world, too. Edit: Except I'm not in Wisconsin. I'm more to the east U.S.



CowLaunch said:

Genuinely sad to see James go, but good luck in the new job.

I'm sure Damien will do well as Editor.



shredmeister said:

Wow, let me tell you guys something. Anytime I fill out reviews for my nintendoclub coins, I mention that had an influence in buying the product. I bet there's more of us that have. Could that have helped in his resume?

I'm glad it's not one of those Gamespot guys. How could anyone give Skyward Sword less than a perfect score? Let alone a 7.5...Jeez.

Good luck, James. Your reviews were excellent, I'm sure Nintendo of Europe will have a great online editor.



sc100 said:

I was really sad when I read that you would be leaving. You've written some of the wittiest and most professional articles I've ever read and you had great interaction with the NL community. I'm glad you'll be able to take your skills to Nintendo to help make it even better and I think you'll be surprised how fast you'll move up in the company.



SMW said:

Working at Nintendo?! What I would pay to work for Nintendo. Even just a janitor or coffee boy would be a dream to me.

Wait, this is James that is leaving? You will be missed by many, obviously. Add me to that list. You helped make NL the best Nintendo of all time! Not to say that the rest of the staff didn't do their part, everyone here rocks. Your all the best!



Damo said:

I think it says a lot about the community we have here at Nintendo Life that a news post can get to 230 comments and not have a single irritable or negative reply. How many sites can boast that?

Thanks for all the kind words, and I'd like to add my own voice: James, you've done an amazing job on this site and it's a real honour to be stepping into your shoes!

Here's to bigger and better things for both of us!



eternalstar0211 said:

Awww......So what about ask james?Anyway,best of luck to you.(wishyou get fired on the first day so that you can come back to Nintendo life.)



TNLGUY said:

I was about to be sad, but how can you be sad for a guy going to work for Nintendo? Congratulations, James!



Shworange said:

Awesome! Congrats buddy! Keep climbing that Nintendo ladder. You may one day be able to affect positive change in the company!



TKOWL said:

Aww James, our Sega fanboys sure grow up fast, don't they? :<

Well, it's nice to see you moving up to bigger and better things now. It's been great.



Neko_Ichigofan said:

@James I will miss you, but I think I speak for everybody when I say that we hope you have a great time working at Nintendo and we wish you all the best!

@Staff I think the website will still be in good hands with Damien!



Supereor said:

Of all dates, my birthday! I bid you farewell, James, and bid you congratulations, Damien!



Rensch said:

Gongratulations James! I'm sure we'll keep seeing you in the forums and comment sections here at NL!



ATDI said:

...WOW! Congrats James. You're probably my favorite editor/mod/whatevs on this site and you deserve it (all of those people on this site are cool though).



Thegargoylevine said:

NOOOO! James was my favorite. He got me interested in SEGA. I even bought a Genesis just last week! But working for the big N itself is such great news. Good luck James!



BadKitty said:

Congratulations James!
do take care, i throw my angel dust at you for luck, and don't worry your chained to this place forever. :3



alLabouTandroiD said:

You know you wouldn't have had to go there just to get a 3DS XL and and a Wii U. I'm pretty sure with all of us giving some cents you could have afforded 'em easily.



JamieO said:

I am glad that I had the chance to wish both James and Damien congratulations and good luck in person, but it is definitely worth reiterating my best wishes here too:

@James Tons of luck for your new job in Frankfurt, working for Nintendo Europe is a superb opportunity and the passion for gaming that you have demonstrated at Nlife/ Push Square/ KINECTaku will sparkle like a Shine Sprite in Germany. I will obviously miss your writing and coverage on Nintendo Life, but I know that you will make an awesome contribution to the work at Nintendo Europe. Very well done and huge congratulations!

@Damo Big-time congratulations to Damien too, for his new full-time position as editor of Nintendo Life. All of your stellar work in the past means that you are perfectly placed to embark upon this new job role. You know that I have enjoyed your writing, since I first realised you were responsible for so many incredibly detailed features in Retro Gamer magazine, and I wish you the very best of luck for the Nlife editor's gig.



Squirtodile said:

@James you will be missed! Although i've only been here a few months, i could just tell right away you were a great writer. Good luck at the Big N!



IanUniacke said:

I somehow missed this article earlier, but good luck and farewell. It definitely won't be the same nintendolife without you James.



Walnutz said:

I had to make an account just for this, totally worth it, but congrats James.



rjejr said:

Go away for a couple of days on vacation and this is what I come back to? bummer

Congrats on the new job, and thank you for all the replies to my consistent grumbling, complaining and whining. Each morning is going to be a little bit empty for awhile. sniffle

Word of advice - "Ich bin ein Berliner" should only be said for laughs.
Auf Wiedersehen, rjejr

PS - So do I need to sign up for a twitter account to get a Wii U release date and price?



BJQ1972 said:

@james I envy you and I don't. It's frustrating being a fan of Nintendo at times, and most of that frustration is borne out of the decisions that are made by Nintendo Japan. I think working for Nintendo, and being that close and yet being completely unable to change or affect that decision making process would be incredibly difficult. Having said that, the thought of playing games and being around hardware well ahead of release date will make it all worthwhile.

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