Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 15, 2006 12:12:53 GMT -5
The way I see it happening is you will also have a forum thread (or entire board to yourself) in which you can also post your features and people can comment. We will link from the website feature to the forum feature so discussion can ensue.
That's about the way I pictured it. I figured I'd start a thread (possibly sticky?) here in the Contemporary Nintendo forum and post to it in exactly the same way I have been doing for this thread. Maybe I'd come up with extra info or links to add to my posts to make them a little fancier. But if you're looking for something more formal, that's fine.
Are you expecting to get a copy of the feature a day or two in advance, or will you be copy-and-pasting directly from the thread? Also, what about the length? Are my brief synopses enough, or should I beef them up a bit, be a little more in-depth?
I'd like to get the feature the day before you intend to post it, but it's not absolutely necessary. A screenshot or something would be good to brighten up the page a little, but that of course depends on how hard they are to find. Don't break your balls trying to find a pic. An illustration would also be good - but that would require sending it (or letting me know what game you're working on) even earlier - so I can draw something up for you!
I had actually envisioned a kind of new feature forum. You and me would have admin rights, and could post one feature at a time for separate discussions. Your 3PC would be joined by my Spotlight feature.
I meant a specific thread for GBA games at the time...depending on how it goes, you may do spotlights on all of the various system's 3rd party choices. Just don't forget the GBA! ^_^
This forum idea is brilliant, btw. That way we dedicaed forum-goers can still add comments about the choices! ^^ I'll be more than happy to help edit, too. Congrats again, my friend. I love forward to both Fryguy and your features hitting the new forum section. ^_^
Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 16, 2006 11:50:15 GMT -5
That all sounds great. A features forum would keep everything nice and orderly. I would definitely like pics with the features, but I'm not sure where I'd get those. I'm not keen on stealing stuff like that from other sites. Actually, I always wondered where you got your pics from.
I'm already preparing a feature for this Sunday, just in time for the Wii's US launch. (I haven't missed a Sunday, yet!) Should I go ahead a post it in the forum if you don't have home 'net access by then?
Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 18, 2006 18:01:20 GMT -5
Fry's been planning to do a Spotlight feature for months. He posted a thread on it. And it's in no way inspired by the "Third Party 'Cube Game of the Week." It's strictly a natural progression of the NinDB. Really. Just ask him. Any similarities to other threads, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
It actually spawned from my love of Chibi-Robo and Mole Mania (both of which I was playing simultaneously a few months ago). I wanted to do a feature promoting games that someone shopping for a Nintendo game might never have checked out.
In other words - it's the obscure/retro Nintendo games feature
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Jan 26, 2021 10:25:09 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: According to Nintendo's IR calendar, they're going to release their financial information up to December 2020 on 1 Feb. Switch sales (68.30 mil at Sep 2020) may very well surpass that of the 3DS (75.94 mil), but how will it compare to the GBA (81.51 mil)?
Jan 31, 2021 12:10:02 GMT -5
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Feb 1, 2021 8:07:53 GMT -5
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Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
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Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
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