Farewell, NintyBuzz

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all well and having a fantastic Summer.
Unfortunately I have some sad news to share, I am sadly closing down NintyBuzz for the foreseeable future.

I’ve been running NintyBuzz for the last nine years, mainly as a hobby and a platform to talk about what passionate about. It’s been a fantastic experience and I’ve learnt a whole lot as well as made some amazing friends doing so.

It’s very saddening to come to this decision, something I’ve been debating for a while now. With the job and commitments I currently have, I just feel way too burnt out to consistently focus on NintyBuzz, which I feel is unfair to anyone who visits the site.

I want to thank everyone who has been supportive of NintyBuzz over the past nine years, including our readers (even the ones who drop by briefly), our writers, and all the publishers who we have connected with. Without any of you, NintyBuzz would never have made it into its ninth year; I love you all wholeheartedly!

For now, I’m going to keep the website up, would rather not let nine years of work just disappear. As for streaming, that is something I really enjoy and am desperate to get back into soon so I may go back to that in the near future.

I think I’ve said everything I wanted to say. Once again thank you all so much for the past nine years, it’s been amazing!

Until next time
Keep on buzzin’

Leon Fletcher
Editor in Chief at NintyBuzz

Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2023-07-15T15:00:04+00:00July 15th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Feature: The Legacy of Pokémon

Preface

For over twenty-three years, the Pokémon franchise has been a constant and welcomed presence in my life. This massively successful series started in 1996 in Japan, with the release of Pokémon Red & Pokémon Green for the Nintendo Game Boy by a company called Game Freak. Its huge financial success and popularity eventually found its way overseas, finally reaching Europe in 1999. It continued to dominate the lives of children and their parents’ wallets with an obscene amount of content and merchandise, such as toys, animation, trading cards, and video games. At twelve years old, it was impossible for me to avoid the craze that had captured the attention and imagination of kids throughout the world. Here, I will attempt to recount my own memories of the Pokémon series, and share highlights from my personal journey through a franchise that means so much to me.

Darren

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Darren is a huge Nintendo fan from the days of the Gameboy Color and his copy of Pokémon Blue. Over time, he developed a passion for many Nintendo franchises, including Metroid. His favourite system is the Wii.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collector’s Edition Delayed In Europe

After waiting a long time to hear about news for pre-ordering the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collector’s Edition, Nintendo of Europe announced that they are unable to fulfil them in time for the game’s release next week.

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Long time fan of Nintendo and games in general, I always lean on the quirkier and unique sides of things in particular. It all started when I was lucky enough to get a Gameboy Color and Pokemon Yellow for my tenth birthday and it’s been going strong ever since. I’ve always had a need to get my voice heard and share anything I find interesting with the world.

Nintendo Switch OLED Model Announced

Nintendo has just announced a brand new model of Switch today, the Nintendo Switch OLED Model. That’s a fairly succinct name explaining the core new feature of the system, it’s brand new screen. Also featured is a new dock, improved audio, a much improved kickstand and additional storage. Read on for further details.

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Long time fan of Nintendo and games in general, I always lean on the quirkier and unique sides of things in particular. It all started when I was lucky enough to get a Gameboy Color and Pokemon Yellow for my tenth birthday and it’s been going strong ever since. I’ve always had a need to get my voice heard and share anything I find interesting with the world.

By |2021-07-06T14:09:08+00:00July 6th, 2021|News, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, NintyBuzz, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Farewell to 2020 Charity Stream

2020 has been a bit naff, hasn’t it, so what’s a better way to say farewell than to spend some quality time playing games with others while also supporting all the healthcare workers that have been working endlessly during the COVID-19 Pandemic? This Thursday we’ll be doing just that. We have a nice schedule of different games to play on Nintendo Switch we can all play together live on Twitch. In addition to our line-up of online gaming, we will also be hosting a fundraiser, raising money for the NHS Charities Together organisation to show our support for the countless healthcare workers who have received the brunt of this hellish year.

During the live stream, there will also be a chance to win a £50 Nintendo eShop voucher. There are a variety of ways to increase your chances of winning, though some of them won’t be clear until the actual day, so it is definitely worth tuning into the stream for further improve the odds.

You can check out our full schedule and info on how to enter our giveaway after the break!

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Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2020-12-31T12:25:31+00:00December 28th, 2020|Twitch, Uncategorized, WIN!|0 Comments

Freedom Finger goes Super Rare

The almighty finger! Though better left outside ones nostril, there’s nothing to say you can’t use it to shoot up some baddies with a rather funky soundtrack. That’s exactly what you’ll be doing with the Super Rare Games physical release of Freedom Finger.

With preorders opening on Thursday 17th September from 6 pm BST, this 4,000 copy edition comes with all the content on one cartridge, a full-colour manual, interior artwork, an exclusive sticker, and three trading cards from a five-card set. You will be able to pre-order your copy from the Super Rare Games store!

Check out the trailer below, and a press release after the break!

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Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2020-09-08T19:04:16+00:00September 9th, 2020|Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Uncategorized|0 Comments

WIN – Paper Mario Fan Art Competition

To celebrate the upcoming release of Paper Mario: The Origami King for Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Players UK is holding an exclusive art competition. Whether its cosplay, drawing, animations, or even origami, NPUK wants to see your imagination go wild.

Entering is easy, just submit them with a tweet, making sure to use the #NPUKPaperMario tag before 6pm on Saturday 11th July and you’re all set. The top eight pieces chosen by an elusive panel will then go up for a vote by the public, and the top two winners will receive a digital copy of Paper Mario: The Origami King. A third winner, chosen by Alex of Nintendo Life fame, will also win a copy, and five runners up will receive £20 eShop Credit each.

Find out the full details over at the Nintendo Players UK website, and remember, you have to be a resident of the United Kingdom or Ireland to be eligible.

Best of luck, and have fun!

Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2020-08-07T17:35:24+00:00June 12th, 2020|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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