Poll: The Future of Nintendojo

What would you like to see Nintendojo do in its next 100 issues?

By Adam Sorice. Posted 05/07/2012 08:30 28 Comments     ShareThis

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At Nintendojo, we like to keep up with you young folks. Often, Hsieh and Katharine will walk down into their nearest available public park or “hood” and find out what their homies have to say about our content strategy before reporting back to Dojo Towers. And they’ve never been shot at! Okay, just the once but that was a misunderstanding.

We recently asked you dear readers and your significant hoes how you wanted to read your news on Nintendojo and you very clear in your desire for Nightly News Roundups to return. (One reader privately inquired whether we’d prefer him to pop a cap in our ass but we regretfully had to inform him that we wear hats, regardless of their affiliation with carbonated beverages or otherwise, on our heads.) As quickly as you can say, “Magikarp is a woeful Pok√©mon”, NNRs were the order of the day once again! See, democracy in action.

Now that our current iteration of Nintendojo (I refer to it as 2.0 but we must be at 5.0 or 6.0 by now, Noah?) has reached the dizzying heights of one hundred issues, we decided it was high time to ask you all what you wanted to see happen around here in the space of our next one hundred issues. That gives us two whole years to pretend like we forgot what you all demanded achieve our new goals! It could be a brand new column, more video content, a new podcast or even different coloured mastheads for the weekly poll. (We’re well ahead of you on that one!)

So this week we bring you a special poll; asking you what you’d like to see happen at Nintendojo. Instead of just being able to choose one option, we’ve opened the floodgates for this poll and allowed you to pick as many options as you wish! You can also suggest your own ideas in the comments below and, you never know, you may see your suggestions begin to take shape on Nintendojo faster than you may think!

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28 Responses to “Poll: The Future of Nintendojo”

  • 690 points
    KisakiProject says...

    Bring back Dojo – Show – Go with new staff members or old ones. I miss some old voices.

  • 381 points
    Hyawatta says...

    The Nintendo Communitycast

    I liked listening to the warm fuzzies feedback and fanfiction stories on Dojo-Show-Go. That was my favorite part of the podcast. Perhaps a new podcast can be dedicated to all types of creative writing including fanfiction, poetry, lyrics, radio dramas, articles, blog posts, forum posts, article replies, emails, questions, concerns, ideas, predictions, experiences, and any other works that the community would like to submit. Basically, I would like to listen to a completely user content driven podcast, and hear the hosts’ present and respond to it.

    I liked Dojo-Show-Go, and I like the Nintendo Heartcast too. Airship Travelogues is also good, just not always as interesting as the others. I tend to be more interested in episodes that include guests who work on Nintendo systems. The podcasts are what lead me to Nintendojo, and the community is what kept me here. Imagine the possibilities of allowing those powers to combine into the Nintendo Communitycast!

    By the way, what’s up with the forum; does anyone here use it?

    • 360 points
      M. Noah Ward says...

      I am so proud to see all our awesome podcast commenters sounding off in here!

      I LOVE the idea of a communitycast. It would take some serious off-the-air collation to make something consistent… Off the cuff I’d think trying it out as a segment first, maybe in Heartcast, would work to see how viable it is.

      Also, I appreciate the honest feedback on the Airship.

      As for the forums, they need to go away. :P

    • 48 points
      Mel Turnquist says...

      Hyawatta — I actually REALLY like that idea. I’d actually not mind doing that so long as I had a co-host who knew how to record podcasts. Live dramatic readings/radio plays of Nintendo works sounds pretty amazing. I do a column every other week anyway on fandom related stuff so this would actually be right up my alley.

  • 201 points
    NintendoDad says...

    I voted for more columns but more podcasts are a close second.

    I really like the Heartcast but don’t like that it’s biweekly. I’d like it to be weekly. I don’t care for the Airship Travelogues. Actually, I listened to the first two then quit. I don’t care to hear about things that aren’t Nintendo related. Plus, some people just aren’t interesting to listen to, no matter who they are or what they do.

    As mentioned above, what happened to the other staff members that used to contribute to Dojo-Show-Go? More people would make it easier to churn out a weekly podcast, and make the now playing sections more interesting.

    • 7 points
      Katharine Byrne says...

      Good to see some love for the columns! If we did introduce more columns, what kind of topics would you like to see covered?

    • 360 points
      M. Noah Ward says...

      YES, I am going to respond to all these podcast comments!

      I hear you that Heartcast would be better biweekly. It’s a rule of thumb that weekly podcasts are better than biweekly (or monthly). That said, I am the one and only recorder, editor and producer of all Nintendojo podcasts, and since I also record, edit and produce the Channel Massive podcast every week, I’m already spending 2 – 4 nights a week recording and editing podcasts. I just can’t add a third (or fourth) to the weekly mix… that’d take 4 – 6 nights a week. So that’s one of the main reasons Heartcast and Airship alternate biweekly– you still get a weekly podcast at Nintendojo, but different flavors every other week.

      Once we have more people on staff who could record and edit shows, I could see our podcast empire growing to unfathomable greatness… until then, thank you so much for listening to our shows, and please bear with us as we fine tune what we currently produce. :)

  • 75 points
    Hbomb says...

    I second a return of DSG, but I’d like to hear (and willing to be part of) a RetroDojo podcast.

    • 360 points
      M. Noah Ward says...

      We’ve chatted about this before and I must confess when we at Nintendojo were working on our Top 100 Games feature that posted last week, I was more nostalgic (and OLD) than ever! I definitely think there’s potential there… as I mentioned above it’s more a challenge of manpower and time versus an interest.

  • 102 points
    Hawthorn says...

    Some more funny specials and editorial’s,

    like Nook Guide to Success,
    Goomba’s Big Adventure,
    In Memoriam,
    The Sisyphean Struggle,
    Nintendo Tattler…

    • 102 points
      Hawthorn says...

      And the (never-appeared)

      The (Not-So) Worst Pokemon

      again, more funny ones like

      Indestructible Empires
      Politician’s in Videogame Land
      For Koopa, King, and Country
      Not So Super Scope
      The Laws of Videogame Land
      Mushroom Kingdom’s Most Wanted
      (by that nook guide to success, i forgot. it’s actually..)
      Welcome to Nookingtons
      A Soldier Advances
      Nuts Beyond Mans Ability to Crack
      Operation: Get the Plumber
      “No… WE ARE the best Evil Team!”
      Shells: The Ultimate Toolkit against Evil
      (The return of Nester64x)
      Power-Ups We Wish We Had

      And I’d like to do my own column one day… *sigh*…

  • 102 points
    Hawthorn says...

    I don’t know if they accept 12 year-olds..

    I can only write editorials and columns, anyway.

    • 697 points
      Adam Sorice says...

      Hey Hawthorn

      We’d like to think we’re not ageist at Nintendojo, Andrew and I were the youngest members on staff when we became the editors so we know great potential in young people when we see it. Obviously you are quite young, which isn’t necessarily a problem in itself but may require us to go about things a little bit different in the interest in keeping things fair.

      But by all means, please do apply. I’d love to read an editorial by you and, if you do a good enough job, then we can see what happens next.

  • 1244 points
    lukas85 says...

    Guys this site is amazing i really like the content, the editorials, the columns, and the podcasts. I would like to hear the heartcast everyweek, the airship travelogues are less cool, mostly because you interview guys who are not ninte do related. I think the columns are one of your strongest points, but the news and image/ video content is lacking support. I already know some of your voices but i would love to see your faces too.

    Overall even if you dont make any changes i would keep coming to Nintendojo, i just like it that much.

  • 1244 points
    lukas85 says...

    Another thing, i have tried several times to share your content on twiter via the small logo beneath the articles titles, but it never works.

  • 102 points
    Hawthorn says...

    I would love to see more editorials! We need more on Animal Crossing, and, more specifically, Tom Nook.

  • 240 points
    Windy says...

    Guys your doing a great job on this site. Love the articles and Code Exchange hope to play with some of you soon. Common Dragon Quest X!

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