Tag: Site News

  • Site News Got A Moment? Would You Kindly Fill Out Our Reader Survey?

    You'll be doing us a solid

    It's been a little while, but as we roll into the final weeks of 2022, it's time once again for us to ask if you would take a few moments and do us a big favour by answering a few survey questions, as compiled by our partners over at ReedPop. This year, they've really upped their game from the Survey Monkey days, too,...

  • Site News So, Where's Our Sonic Frontiers Review?

    Gotta go fast... but not that fast

    Another day, another big review embargo. It's the season of massive video game releases, with first-party titans like God of War (which is pretty good, apparently), Bayonetta 3 (which we liked quite a lot), and the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Violet battling out with

  • Site News So, Where's Our Harvestella Review?

    The game's out today, and we're ploughing away

    Update [Mon 7th Nov, 2022 13:00 GMT]: Our Harvestella review is now live: <related ids="140323"> Original story: Square Enix's Harvestella, the much-anticipated farming RPG, is out today on Switch and PC. As such, farm sim fans eyeing the new game on the eShop and planning out their weekend...

  • News In Memory Of Philip J Reed, Writer And Nintendo Life Contributor

    The former NL contributor has sadly passed away

    Phillip J Reed We're heartbroken to report that former Nintendo Life contributor Philip J Reed has passed away. Those of you who have been around since the days of the 3DS and Wii U will no doubt recall Philip's incredibly tireless contribution to this website. During that period he wrote countless...

  • News Say Hello To Time Extension, The Newest Member Of Our Network

    If you like classic gaming, you'll love this...

    As you'll no doubt be aware, Nintendo Life is just one of three sites we operate here at Hookshot Media. We also operate Push Square and Pure Xbox, but it's been quite some time since we launched an entirely new site – but that changed this week. Say hello to Time Extension, the newest member of the...

  • Site News Say Hello To Felix, The Newest Member Of Our YouTube Team

    Two become three (again)

    That's right! While our YouTube team was briefly reduced to two, it's now back to three thanks to the addition of Felix Sanchez. You might already know Felix from his personal (and very musical) YouTube channel, but he's now joined Alex and Zion on our

  • Site News So, Where's Our Baldo Review?

    The Guardian Owls are nowhere to be seen

    Baldo: The Guardian Owls — a gorgeous-looking Ghibli-inpired RPG from Naps Team — has been on our radar for a couple of years now, and it's been quite some time since it got highlighted in the March 2020 Nintendo Indie World Showcase. Originally scheduled to launch last summer, it

  • Site News After Our Best Year Yet, Things Are Changing Here At Nintendo Life

    And that includes the return of a familiar face...

    2020 might have been a bit of an odd year in terms of life on this spinning chunk of rock we call Earth, but it was an astonishing 12 months in the world of Nintendo – and, by extension, the world of Nintendo Life. We posted the best traffic numbers in the site's 15-year history, spurred on by the...

  • Site News Nintendo Life Turns 15 Today

    Teenage Kicks

    Today marks fifteen years since our Nintendo Life began, and five years since I wrote about our ten-year anniversary, which feels like only yesterday. Back in 2015, Nintendo was teasing us with NX and games for mobile phones as interest really started to wain in the criminally-misunderstood Wii U. We woul

  • Site News Jon Cartwright Joins The Nintendo Life Video Team

    We're sure you'll make him feel welcome

    We're over the moon to announce that Jon Cartwright has joined Nintendo Life's video team. You might recognise Jon's lovely face and smooth voice from the YouTube channel GameXplain, as well as his consistently hilarious Twitter account, JonComms. Jon will be joining Alex and Zion as they continue to make...

  • Site News If You've Got A Moment, Could You Complete This Reader Survey?

    Please understand

    Yes, it's that time of year (again). Our partners over at Gamer Network have put together another thrilling reader survey and we'd really, really appreciate it if you filled it out – mainly so we look like the most popular site on the network in their stats. If you hadn't realised we are currently solely funded through...

  • Site News Say Hello To Our Resurrected Sister Site, Pure Xbox

    What's in the box?

    While you obviously come to Nintendo Life to get the latest news, reviews and features from the world of Nintendo, it's equally obvious that many of us will own more than one games console. To that end, the network this very site is part of has grown over time; many of you will be aware of our Sony site, Push Square, but what you...

  • Site News We're Changing The Way We Handle Switch Screenshots

    Docked or handheld? Now the difference is clear

    As we all know, not every Switch screenshot is created equal. Screenshots taken when your console is docked are going to look subtly different to those captured in handheld mode, not only because of the resolution difference but also due to the fact that the console is operating at a weaker power level...

  • Site News The First Ever Piece Of Lovely Nintendo Life Merch Has Landed

    Snag yours online or at EGX

    It's a rather special day here at Nintendo Life towers, as the first ever piece of NL merchandise has just been plonked on sale by our good friends at EGX. That's right, we're joining the big boys and girls at sites like Eurogamer with our very own design, mixing our luscious logo with the famous SNES controller for an...

  • Reminder Do Us A Favour And Complete This Reader Survey

    Got a few minutes to do us a solid?

    Yes, it's that time of year again. Our partners over at Gamer Network have put together another riveting reader survey and we'd really appreciate it if you filled it out, mainly so we look like the most popular site on the network. If you hadn't realised we are solely funded through advertising and whilst, to be...

  • Site News Say Hello To Zion, Our New Video Guy

    (It's 'Zee-On', in case you were wondering)

    You may have noticed we've got a new face around these parts, especially if you're a keen follower of our burgeoning YouTube channel. Unfortunately, because we're horrendously disorganised we haven't done a proper introduction, so here goes: say hello to Zion, who, practically overnight, has literally...

  • Site News So, Where’s Our Team Sonic Racing Review?

    We’ll be waiting in line come launch day, it seems

    Sega’s long-awaited Team Sonic Racing hits the Switch (as well as other formats) next week, and you may have noticed that reviews have appeared online today thanks to the embargo ending. However, we don’t have a review going live because, at the time of writing, we don’t have Team Sonic...

  • Editorial Merry Christmas And Happy Holidays From Nintendo Life

    Eat, drink and play some Switch

    So this is Christmas. The time of year where we all eat far too much, drink far too much and buy far too many pointless gifts for friends and relatives. In short, it's the most wonderful time of the year. 2018 has been quite a year in the world of Nintendo, so this festive season offers the ideal opportunity to sit...

  • Site News Nintendo Life Will Remain A Smash Ultimate Leak-Free Zone

    You're safe with us

    As you may well be aware, early copies of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate have found their way into the hands of the public, instantly being thrown online for all to see and share. Game data has been dumped online and spoilers have sadly started to appear all over the place just a couple of weeks before the game's official release...

  • Site News We Want Your Help To Become Even Better

    For the Switch players

    It's been an exciting few years for Nintendo Life. We launched the latest version of the website in early 2016 and of course, in 2017, Nintendo launched a little device called the "Nintendo Switch" which has proved rather popular. Who'd have thunk it, right? If you've been a reader for a longer period than that you'll...

  • Site News So, Where's Our Nintendo Labo Review?

    Staggered release dates, be damned

    Labo launched last week in North America, and you may well have noticed plenty of coverage going up on a wide range of sites since then. The consensus is pretty clear: Labo is a neat toy that has plenty of potential. So then, you may be wondering to yourselves, where's the all-important Nintendo Life review?...

  • Site News Thanks For Playing, Thomas Whitehead

    Nobody likes goodbyes

    Hopefully by now you've heard the news that our illustrious editor Tom will be leaving Nintendo Life in a mere matter of hours. It's been quite an adventure over the last 6.9 years and it simply wouldn't be right to not take a dive into the numbers, Tom style. In The Beginning It was Saturday, 22nd January, 2011 and a...

  • Site News Say Hello To The New Nintendo Life Editor, Dom Reseigh-Lincoln

    A new face at the helm for 2018 (and beyond)

    Like a Christmas Doctor Who regeneration, exiting editor Tom Whitehead will vanish on New Year's Eve in a blinding flash of golden light, only to be replaced by a brand new face. Well, another bearded face with glasses, that is. Hey everyone, my name’s Dom and I’m the new guy in the editor’s chair...

  • Site News A Fond Farewell from Nintendo Life Editor, Thomas Whitehead

    After nearly 7 amazing years

    As the headline makes clear, I’m bidding a fond farewell to Nintendo Life to go on a different path; I’ll hand over the editor’s hat on New Years’ Eve. I was asked to ‘announce’ this myself, making this the toughest article I’ve written to date. My new role will be as Product Manager for CIRCLE...

  • Site News A Massive Thank You To All Our Viewers On YouTube

    You really are lovely people

    If you're a regular viewer of the Nintendo Life YouTube channel then you will no doubt have noticed that we passed the 100,000 subscribers mark a short time ago - an incredible achievement of which we're very, very proud. The man who almost single-handedly made it possible is Alex Olney, Nintendo Life's resident video...

  • Site News Nintendo Life is Red, Nintendo Life was Blue

    So long Wii branding, and we still love Wii U

    Update: Seeing as so many comments revolved around the ability to have a view where all articles are displayed in the same way, chronologically, we've added a new timeline view that is dedicated to this purpose. We'll monitor usage of this feature and if popular perhaps make this an option for the...

  • Site News Welcome To The Brand New Nintendo Life!

    This is a bit different isn't it?

    Those who have been following Nintendo Life for a while should already know that we are currently in a milestone year during which I said it was time to "shake things up", so here we are, the new website in all its glory. Yes, you might need to adjust your eyes, but we're sure you'll settle in soon. What's New? The...

  • Site News Gamer Network Kindly Requests Your Help With This Survey

    Go on, it's good for karma (probably)

    As you may or may not know Nintendo Life is a partner of Gamer Network, an organisation that owns the likes of Eurogamer and counts others such as this very website as a partner and member of the family. Some other Gamer Network affiliated sites include our sister-publications Push Square and Pure Xbox followed...

  • Site News Retiring Our Super Mario Maker Course Sharer

    Super Mario Maker Bookmark takes over...

    We were super excited when Super Mario Maker was finally released for Wii U last September. Whilst we were impressed enough with the final product to give it an 'Outstanding' 10/10 in our review, we felt there was one particular thing lacking - a place to share courses with friends online. In the spirit of...

  • News Happy New Year from Nintendo Life

    So, how was 2015 for Nintendo Life?

    It's been 10 years since Nintendo Life first began and we're just about ready to wrap up our coverage of 2015, so far we've looked back over Nintendo's most notable moments in 2015, a year in development with a selection of indie developers, we've selected

  • Site News Nintendo Life Turns 10 Today

    Time flies when you're having fun

    It was difficult finding out exactly when I started Nintendo Life. I can see that the domain name was registered on 29th October 2005 and my user account was created on 4th November, but the first article 'Our Nintendo Life Begins...' was posted 10 years ago today, 7th November 2005. I guess it took me a few days to...

  • Site News Nintendo Life's Alex Olney Revealed As YouTuber Finalist For Games Media Awards 2015

    Hello there lovely people!

    It's with great pride that we can reveal that Nintendo Life's Alex Olney has been announced as a finalist in the YouTuber category for the 2015 Games Media Awards. Taking place at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in London, the awards celebrate the best of games writing and the games media in the UK. Under Alex's watch we've seen...

  • Site News Check Out Nintendo Life's eShop Picks On Your Wii U And 3DS

    Recommended viewing

    Those of you with especially good memories will recall that Nintendo Life has been featured on the eShop twice in the past few years — back in 2011, we were asked by Nintendo of Europe to contribute a list of our favourite eShop titles, and a year later we supplied our red-hot summer picks for the North American eShop. We're...

  • Site News Tom Has Evolved Into A New Form: Editor Tom!

    Our erstwhile Features Editor goes up a level

    Those of you that are long-time followers of this site will have witnessed Thomas Whitehead's inexorable rise from the status of mere reader to the position he has, until today, occupied with assured brilliance: Features Editor. Tom has been a hugely passionate and incredibly dedicated member of the...

  • Site News Happy "Nintendo Life" Anniversary!

    Time to celebrate, it's been four years

    Some of our long-term readers might remember that on this day four years ago we merged our three Nintendo sites — VC Reviews, WiiWare World and the original Nintendo Life — together to form the new and improved "Nintendo Life". Since then we've grown our readership to an unprecedented level, and according...

  • Site News Nintendo Life Wishes You A Happy New Year

    Here's to 2013

    2012 was a massive year for Nintendo. It saw the launch of the Wii U and the release of the revised 3DS XL. It also played host to some amazing games, including New Super Mario Bros. U, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Mutant Mudds, Resident Evil Revelations,

  • Site News Don't Worry, Our Wii U Reviews Are Incoming

    Taking our sweet time

    As you've no doubt noticed, the Wii U has just been released in the US. New console launches are exciting times; the anticipation of fresh hardware creates a groundswell of interest, and fans clamour over magazines and websites to digest critical reaction to new software. We're already aware from the various comments on...

  • Site News Nintendo Life's "Summer Picks" eShop Shelf

    We're back!

    You might remember that last year Nintendo Life got its very own eShop shelf, and we directed your attention to a variety of DSiWare and 3DS Download gems. It was such a success that Nintendo has decided that we're awesome enough for a second run, so we're back in the store with our recommendations of the hottest games to get you through...

  • Feature James's Favourite Nintendo Life Moments

    Trip through time

    As you might have seen earlier this week, our esteemed editor James Newton is leaving Nintendo Life to take up a new job at Nintendo of Europe. Here he picks some of his favourite moments of the past four-and-a-half years at Nintendo Life. Being Recognised: Let's face it, this was always going to be first. I wouldn't say I ever...

  • Site News James Finds a Warp Zone

    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...

  • News Happy New Year from Nintendo Life!

    Here's to 2012

    It's the very first day of 2012, and we want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy New Year. 2011 was our best year yet — we were featured in the 3DS eShop, teamed up with Eurogamer and even won a Mario Kart 7 medal — but we wouldn't be able to do any of this without the support of a great number of people

  • Site News Nintendo Life's eShop Appearance

    Check out our faves

    Here at Nintendo Life we're committed to reviewing every title released on Nintendo's download platforms. With over 1,200 download reviews covering WiiWare, Virtual Console, DSiWare and the eShop, we're confident that you won't find a more complete collection of download reviews anywhere else. If you fire up your 3DS today and...

  • Site News A Better Nintendo Life

    We're committed

    Here at Nintendo Life we've made a firm commitment to bring you the best Nintendo news and reviews site we can, but we also understand that there's always room for improvement. We would like to thank everyone who took part in our recent reader survey, as this has given us some great insight into what you like about the site and what...

  • News Happy New Year from Nintendo Life!

    Here's to what 2011 brings

    2010 was a fantastic year for Nintendo gamers, with Super Mario Galaxy 2, Shantae: Risky's Revenge and countless other top titles making their way to consoles in 2010. It was also a great year for Nintendo Life, during which we attended Media Summits, 3DS hands-on events and, for the first time,

  • Site News Happy "Nintendo Life" Anniversary!

    Time to celebrate, it's been exactly one year

    Some of our more regular guests will remember that on this day last year we merged our three Nintendo sites, Virtual Console Reviews, WiiWare World and the original Nintendo Life together to form what we now call "Nintendo Life". To celebrate we hope you enjoyed some "classic" themes across those...

  • Site News Power Up!

    Server upgrade

    We've moved to a brand spanking new server, "Slow Mondays" should be a thing of the past. Thanks to all you guys, 2009 has been a fantastic year for Nintendo Life. We've grown a lot since the fusion of Nintendo Life / Virtual Console Reviews / WiiWare World and frankly our popularity was causing our server to suffer. It's been...

  • News Take Five and Double It!


    The observant among you may have noticed that the scoring system has changed at VC Reviews from a five star system to a far more expressive scale of ten. We have debated making this change for some time as so many classics ended up getting rated with five stars (rightly of course!). Now you’ll notice a lot more 9/10 scores and only a handful...

  • News Virtual Console Reviews is Two Today!

    Time sure does fly when you’re having fun. Two years ago today Virtual Console Reviews was brought kicking and screaming into the world. That’s 731 days (or 17,544 hours) of Virtual Console-related news, reviews and features – quite a feat, we’re sure you’ll agree.

    Since last year’s birthday celebrations quite a lot has happened to the...

  • Feature Retro Gamer Magazine Interview VC Reviews

    Keeping it retro

    Recently we did an interview with Retro Gamer magazine about the success of VC Reviews and our thoughts on the Virtual Console service so far. If you are interested to read it why not pick up the magazine (issue #53) and take a look for yourself? It is available today in all good newsagents such as WHSmiths in the UK. For our many...

  • News WiiWare World Finds Fame On German TV!

    WiiWare World snatched its first moment of fame as German TV Show Wiimotion treated its viewers to a glimpse of our beloved pages on Monday on their WiiWare special show.

    WiiWare World’s older cousin VC Reviews is no stranger to such fame, Vio Tensil of Wiimotion has already featured it on the show last year, and it even got another mention again...