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GoNintendo Thought: A thank-you to YOU!

Reader appreciation day!

Been awhile since I've done one of these posts, which means it's about time I got to one! Always important to share stuff like this. As always, thanks for reading.

Those who have been with GoNintendo for a long time know that I really value the community here. At least I hope they know that! I always make a point to put together something to show my appreciation for you guys and your support of the site. Sometimes that's a podcast discussion, a Facebook post, a Tweet, or so on. Today it's a good, old post right here on GoNintendo.com.

I've been running GoNintendo, in one form or another, for roughly 18 years now. That's nearly half of my life! I've been working away on this site to bring you the latest Nintendo news, videos, reviews, and more day in and day out. While it's certainly time-consuming, it's been an absolute honor and privilege as well. Without a doubt, I owe that honor and privilege to each and every one of you.

Some of you have been here since day one, and others just popped in a month or two again. No matter what the case is, I want to thank you for your support. Thank you for visiting the site, retweeting our stories, liking our posts on Facebook, supporting our Patreon, and so on. What I do every single day is only possible because of you guys. What I do for a living simply wouldn't be possible without you guys at my back. Somehow I managed to get lucky enough to fall in with you wonderful group of people, and you've been supporting me and what I do all along.

I want to stress that not a day goes by where I'm not appreciative of what I get to do for a living. I went from being a Nintendo fan as a kid to covering Nintendo as an adult. I get to follow Nintendo more closely than ever, work with them on projects, and bring you all sorts of info every single day. It's just as mind-boggling today as it was when I first started. I could have never dreamed anything like this would happen. As a matter of fact, I never did! I had a completely different plan for life in my mind, but GoNintendo swooped in and took things over.

I'll never be able to thank you enough for your support, kind words, patronage, and so on. I've never been able to fathom just how lucky I am. Every time I think about it, I start to tear up. You guys are deeply tied to almost everything I do in a day. From my work to my personal life, you guys have impacted it in some way. That's an unbelievable feeling to experience, and equally overwhelming in a million different wonderful ways. There aren't enough words to express just how much you guys mean to me.

I could ramble on forever, but I don't want to waste your time. Long story short, thank you for everything. Thank you for following me on this journey, and for making it possible. As long as you guys are still here, I'll keep pushing ahead, doing what I do. It's my pleasure to be here running GoNintendo, and I can only hope that our coverage puts a smile on your face like the one you all put on mine every single day.

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 780

The one where we talk about kombucha

Thanks to @KrazyKernal for the awesome artwork!

We've got an extra chatty Josh in this episode! We've also got a ton of news to cover as well. It feels like an action-packed, topic-heavy episode this time around! I also end up sounding like an old man, so enjoy that!

Download Episode 780!

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 738

The one where we talk about GoNintendo: The Movie

Thanks to @KrazyKernal for the awesome artwork!

What goes on in this week's show? We talk about motion controls in games, how great Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is, what the best chips are, my horrible handwriting, and MUCH more!

Download Episode 738!

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 735 live-stream recording

It's a three-person show this week, gang. We'd love to have you join us for even more company! We'll go live as close to 3:15 PM EDT as possible, and we certainly have plenty to talk about this week!

Join us in the GoNintendo Discord's Podcast Channel to chat live during the show!

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 734

The one where there's too much to talk about!

Thanks to @KrazyKernal for the awesome artwork!

Man, was it a week packed of excitement for Nintendo fans! The Nintendo Direct brought a huge wave of things to discuss, and we rehash the greatest bits in this week's show. There's a lot to look forward to in the coming months!

Download Episode 734!

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 734 Live-Stream Recording

Getting a little bit of a late start on today's podcast, but you know we'd never miss a show! I'm running to set things up right now. We'll see you as close to 3:30 PM EDT as possible. Remember, hit up the Discord for live-chatting during the show (use the Podcast channel!)

GoNintendo Video - I want to like Risk of Rain 2, but one thing bothers me...

Risky business

I've been giving Risk or Rain 2 on Switch a shot, following its shadow drop last week. There's a lot to like here, and I can see why people loved the Early Access version so much. That said, there's one thing that keeps me from really enjoying myself.

If you like what you see, we'd love to have you subscribe!

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 733

The one where we fixed everything!

Thanks to @KrazyKernal for the awesome artwork!

After last week's technical mishaps, we're back to good this time around. We had to have two people split a mic, as there was an unexpected guest for the show. Lube makes his return after quite the absence! He adds his unique flavor to the show, as always.

Download Episode 733!

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 733 records LIVE at 3:15 PM EDT (use Discord for chat!)

Alright, gang...let's hope this week's podcast goes smoother than last. I'm done so much testing and preparation. I really can't do anything else, other than cross my fingers! We'll be going live at 3:15 PM EDT today, and we'd love to have you join us. Let's hope it's a good one!

Also, we're going with Discord as the go-to chat for the podcast from here on out! If you haven't joined up yet, you can do so right here.

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