BourneNintendo – #BourneToSmash

Are you a Smash Bros. fan living in Bournemouth, or will you be in Bournemouth next weekend? Why not come down to Flirt Café and Bar to try out Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch.

Put you mettle to the test in our Ultimate tourney (there MAY be a prize), or just play about for fun in freeplay, let’s have a smashing end to 2018.

The event starts at 12 noon on Saturday 8th December 2018 at Flirt Café and Bar (21 The Triangle, Bournemouth, BH2 5RG). Find out more about the event here!

Want to try out Super Smash Bros. Ultimate but aren’t around Bournemouth next weekend? Why not go over to Nintendo Players UK and find out where your nearest Nintendo community is, a bunch of them will also be holding Smash Bros. Ultimate events this month.

By |2018-12-01T18:04:15+00:00December 1st, 2018|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, NintyBuzz, Smash Bros.|0 Comments

Countdown to Smash – Seven things to know about Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is just a short week away from dominating the living room, as well as your morning commute, this Christmas for Nintendo Switch. Though a week may be short, we understand that it may feel like the longest week ever. This is why I’ll be writing an article a day, for the next seven days, to top up your Smash Bros. fix. Some of it is useful information, and some of it is just for fun!

Today, I’m bringing you seven things that you need to know about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, so you are prepared for launch. Check them out after the break!


Site Update – November 2018

Hello folks, just thought I’d provide you a small update on my activity towards the website, which has been very little recently.

Back in September, I started my final year of University, so this involves having to move back to Bournemouth, getting settled in the new house, as well as helping out with Fresher’s Fair (for some reason I thought it would be a good idea to be the president of three different societies). I have also had quite a few shifts at different conventions and cons (money is a bit of an issue at the moment) Basically I’ve been mega busy. In addition to this, I have also had to completely change my dissertation subject, so this has caused a sudden spike in business.

I do apologise for my recent absence, but unfortunately these things can not be helped. However, I do hope that my schedule gets freed up a bit more in the next month or so. I do have a few outstanding reviews which I plan on publishing in the next few weeks (Dark Souls may take a wee bit longer because… well it’s Dark Souls).

Thats all I have to say for now, but I do appreciate all of you who are patient with me, it really means a lot.

Until next time, keep on Buzzin’!

By |2018-11-02T10:50:17+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Nintendo, NintyBuzz|0 Comments

Note from the Editor – October 2017

Hey everyone, thought I would quickly post an update on what’s been happening recently.

As you may be aware, NintyBuzz has been pretty quiet over the past couple weeks, and this time with good explanation funnily enough. Towards the end of September, I happened to be a victim of fraud, which temporarily froze my cards, which meant I couldn’t renew my hosting costs. This led to NintyBuzz going down for a few days. Turns out, the reseller I was with also wasn’t able to pay their hosting costs and they seemed to not be responding to my emails and messages, so I then ended up paying the actual hosting company to extend it by a month.

Once we got back online however, all of a sudden I was completely blocked out from NintyBuzz, the only way I could access the site was pretty much at my local Starbucks. So I started to look for a new hosting company, bearing in mind I was also stressing out to the fact that I am having some pretty bad money issues at the moment, and my depression has been through the roof. I found a new host however, who are pretty cheap and seemed suitable for NintyBuzz at this time. Of course, I ended up running into various frustrations when transferring everything over (to be frank, SQL is pretty awful when it breaks).

The good news however, we are finally back online. Though I am getting fairly busy with university work, I am going to try my best to bring us back up to date, starting with dropping a couple of reviews I wrote locally over the weekend.

Unfortunately this means that I will have to postpone the Splatoon 2 Tournament until a later date when I have a more stable income, I deeply apologise for this.

I would, however, like to give a massive thanks to all those who have supported me recently, even if it’s just positive words, you do not realise how much it helps when motivation is at a minimum. I would also love to thank those at Nintendo and Pretty Green for being patient with us. And finally I would like to say thank you to all those who viewed our Super Mario Odyssey preview video, already it has gathered 10K views, which makes me happier than Happierre (there’s a hint for one of the reviews coming soon).

So, until next time,
Keep on Buzzin’!
Leon Fletcher

By |2017-10-13T14:02:12+00:00October 13th, 2017|NintyBuzz|1 Comment

Note from the Editor – June 2017

Hello buzzer’s, thought I’d quickly fill you all in with my recent weird activity. As you may have noticed, I was full on on the lead up to E3 and during the Nintendo E3 Spotlight, then all of a sudden I went quiet yet again.

Don’t worry (I’m sure at least one of you s worrying), I haven’t been in some horrible accident or anything, I’ve just been rather busy. I was finishing up exams, and then I had to move out from student accommodation at the end of E3 week, which was quite busy, I had a few billing issues with my hoping provider (I’m very strapped for cash right now), then my grandmother also had a stroke last week so I needed to help support her with my family. I will also be on a research project with my University from the 29th June (tomorrow) to the 14th July, so there will be even more little activity from me during those weeks. Quite a hectic Summer if you ask me.

While I am here, I want to announce that I have a fun little giveaway planned to begin over the next few days, keep an eye on your inboxes as it will be announced in advance exclusively for newsletter subscribers, if you are a member of the forums and did no unsubscribe, you are already a subscriber. You will also be able to subscribe manually soon once I get the time to create the form.

I also have a sort of newish feature which I believe will be a bit exciting, as well as a few new editorials drafted in my head. Just need to finalise a few things, and plan things out properly before I roll it out.

Finally… we turned three only a couple days ago (about seven years forum-side). I would quickly like to thank each and every reader and member of the community who still visit to this very day. Without you guys and gals, I’d probably be breaking into people’s homes and breaking all there pots… while in my boxer shorts!

Now, before I go, even though I try to keep the begging to a minimum, money is running a bit in the red for what I can put towards NintyBuzz’s hosting, so I would greatly appreciate it if anyone would be able to donate a few quid here and there. I could put out more intrusive advertising, but let’s be honest, no-one wants constant pop-ups on every link you click. If you have any coins to spare, feel free to put them in the kitty by clicking here.

Until next time, Keep on buzzin’!

By |2017-06-28T22:09:20+00:00June 28th, 2017|NintyBuzz|0 Comments

NintyBuzz Switched Up!

Just in time for second Christmas (aka E3) we at Nintybuzz have completely redesigned the site and forums for a much more modern look, including a smoother browsing experience. Not only that, but we have a brand new newsletter system in place rather than that archaic plain text one, which used to add strain on the server. Oh, now you can also subscribe and unsubscribe at any time too… no more sending me replies and then waiting a week to unsubscribe.

Most of the development for the new look has been completed, though there are still bits and pieces that may need to be fixed. So if you encounter any problems, do not worry too much, just let us know and we’ll try to fix it ASAP. Also, if you have any other general feedback on the site and forums, then feel free to send it our way.

Keep on buzzin’ everyone!

By |2017-06-10T16:20:01+00:00June 10th, 2017|E3, E3 2017, NintyBuzz|0 Comments

2016 A Year in Review

I know I’m a bit late, but 2016 has finally finished, and 2017 is underway. 2016 has been a rollercoaster of a year. There’s been several controversial releases in gaming, such as Metroid Prime: Federation Force, No Man’s Sky, and Might No. 9. The year has also seen some pretty tragic events, such as the devastating bombings in Aleppo, the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando Florida, and the death of many beloved celebrities, including the recent Carrie Fischer, and George Michael.

Though 2016 has thrown some curveballs, the year has also had its positives, along with some wonderful moments in history. On the gaming side, Pokémon GO, and Pokémon Sun/Moon have seen very successful launches around the world. Hideo Kojima finally got his well deserved Game Award. We finally got a proper look at Breath of the Wild and the Nintendo Switch. VR is finally available to a widespread audience, and the developer of ‘That Dragon, Cancer’ was able to make an impact on gamers from his very heartfelt story.

Outside of gaming, the first monument for LGBT rights has been designated in the US, a new technique, called gene editing, which could be capable of eradicating the duplication of cancer cells, has been invented, after 50 years of war in Colombia, a peace treaty has been signed, and so much more. No matter what tragedies happen, it is always important to look at the positives and what we already have.

It has also been a fairly interesting year for NintyBuzz too. We announced the very first NintyBuzz Awards results where Splatoon won a heap of awards. We then published a rather big editorial, predicting where we think Zelda Wii U (now Breath of the Wild) will take place on the timeline. We got into the April Fools spirit and decided that Nintendo we bringing VR to Universal Parks! I was far too thrilled with the release of YO-KAI WATCH for Nintendo 3DS, where we praised the game highly. We then took a good strong look at the Wii U to get an idea of how we want Nintendo to handle the Switch.

A big moment in NintyBuzz history was conceived soon before E3! NintyBuzz and 3DS Buzz forums united and merged, thus NintyBuzz Forums was born! Summer was topped off with our own celebration of 30 years of Metroid in our special Retrospective video. I hit a bit of a roadblock being busy at uni, with a dash of personal issues. This caused activity to approach a lull for a few months. This soon rectified itself with the reveal trailer of the Nintendo Switch! Soon before the year ended, we received an invite to try out the Nintendo Switch on the 13th January 2017! Finally, the NintyBuzz Awards 2016 launches with some new categories, a new Nomination stage, and a bigger prize for one lucky winner! We have definitely had an eventful year at NBHQ!

It looks like we will be getting a lot in 2017. The biggest thing to look forward to in 2017 is the release of the Nintendo Switch! There are many other things to look forward to in 2017 too, such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a brand new 3D Mario game, Yooka-Laylee, and so much more.

I hope everyone who has survived 2016 has a fantastic 2017. I would like to thank everyone in the community for just being awesome. Without you all, NintyBuzz would not be where it is today, and I hope we can all help NintyBuzz grow even more in 2017. Before I go, I have some questions to ask you all…

What were your fondest memories of 2016? What are you looking forward to in 2017? Do you have any words of wisdom for surviving the next 12 months?

Keep on buzzin’, way into 2017!
Leon Fletcher

By |2017-01-02T15:47:54+00:00January 2nd, 2017|Nintendo, NintyBuzz, Year in Review|1 Comment
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