The site directors keep getting smaller.
I’m assuming that you’ve already read Neal’s post. If you haven’t you’ll likely find this one extremely confusing. Neal has given me the incredible honor of assuming the role of site director for Nintendo World Report. It is a daunting task and one I do not take lightly. As YouTube videos have always been my preferred method of communication, I'll refer you to the below video for information on where I want to take the site.
For those of you, however, who aren't in a position to watch a video right now, allow me to sum up my feelings on this change. I am, first and foremost, a fan of Nintendo World Report. I was 7 years old when this site took on its earliest incarnation. I grew up reading this site and listening to the podcasts. It means a lot to me. So to be given the opportunity to help chart the future of this site, is absolutely amazing.
I joined the site in 2014 to help launch NWRTV. Since then we've posted over 2000 videos, those videos have garnered over 20 million views, and earned us about 36,000 subscribers. If you add up all the time people have spent watching our videos, the number you're left with isn't just minutes, hours, days, months, or even years. Viewers have spent just over one century watching our content. Now don't get me wrong, not all those videos were from me (though I did reveal the size of Xenoblade Chronicles X's map on the day Fallout 4 released, and made a pretty damn good Zelda timeline theory). No, those videos came from everyone here at Nintendo World Report. Our outstanding written content found new life and a new audience, thanks to this staff's willingness to try new things and expand Nintendo World Report. In fact, just a few weeks ago our beloved Radio Free Nintendo Podcast made its debut on NWRTV as well.
What Neal Ronaghan led us to create in NWRTV is exactly what I hope to create across a multitude of platforms, while still maintaining this site as the core of what we do. The staff, and myself, aim to drive Nintendo World Report to reach new heights in the coming years. After all, Neal managed to pull us through the slow Wii U years, now its time to switch into a higher gear.
Neal and I will be talking about the future of NWR and answering your questions on NWRTV tomorrow afternoon.