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Friday, September 1, 2017

KoopaTV's August 2017 Review Newsletter

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Very busy month!

August 2017 was incredibly busy. There have been non-stop events happening both on KoopaTV and your planet Earth, which sometimes have been reflected on this site for topicality and sometimes haven't been. It's hard to keep up, honestly, so some things slip through the cracks. If your sense of priority differs from ours, you can always leave a comment on our Requests page!

I want to open by saying that, during August 2017, we have officially been www.koopatv.org longer than we were koopatv.blogspot.com. (You go from May 12, 2013 to July 3–4, 2015... we're past the point in day count where the site had existed pre-domain change.)

Not only was the month busy, but it was jam-packed with very high quality content that keeps you wanting to come back for more. (That IS what it's doing, right?) So I'd like to show you...

Top Five Recommended Articles of August 2017


If you could just read five articles from the month — a big mistake on your part, since they're all worth reading — here they are, in chronological order:

  1. Where Is Mario & Sonic at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games?
  2. WE'RE ALIVE! Regent, Sierra Leone MUDSLIDE Kills HUNDREDS!
  3. Why Is Angry Sun So Angry? Total Solar Eclipse!
  4. Smart Devs Don't Do Rabbids
  5. Splatoon 2 Superpowers Splatfest! Flight vs. Invisibility! Freedom and Privacy? 

We could've picked a lot of other articles to go into those slots, believe me.

KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program Round 15 Results


Here are the final standings for Round 15, which took place during July and August!

  1. ShinyGirafarig — 86 points
  2. Kody B. — 68 points
  3. Nandin Lopez — 37 points
  4. Lheticus Videre — 21 points
  5. Charssie — 20 points

Congratulations ShinyGirafarig! You win a $10 Nintendo eShop card code! ...The rest of you need to put in some more effort. Or a lot more.

KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program: Announcing Round 16!


One of these months I want to just skip a round number and freak everyone out, but then years from now I'll forget we skipped one and say we've had so many rounds of the program, and count the skipped number as one. So... Let's keep going up by one.

The prize for Round 16 of the KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program will be yet another $10 Nintendo eShop gift card code! It's going to go from September to the end of October.

New KoopaTV Feedback Forms and Quizzes!


Part XII for KoopaTV Feedback Form and KoopaTV Quiz are now available! Please... have fun with them! (And don't forget to actually do them. They're quick!)

New Ace Attorney Guest Article Initiative!


Lasting for the duration of Round 16 of the KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program, KoopaTV would like to collect as many guest posts on the Internet as we can about the Ace Attorney series. Essentially, we want you to tell the story of how you got into Ace Attorney and how other people should get into it as well. Promoting the Ace Attorney series is an important mission on KoopaTV, and we would like your help as well!

After all, testimonials on this site may hold more weight if they come from you rather than us, since we've already written very extensively about our love for the Ace Attorney franchise. So, we want to hear from YOU!

For full details on the point values (we have Ace Attorney guest posts as multiplying the point value of what you would normally get for writing a guest post by 1.5x), click here! This also has the details on everything else mentioned on this page that has to do with the KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program.

Corrections Corner


There were no corrections pointed out by the readers during August 2017. Another stellar month of REAL NEWS on KoopaTV!

Nintendo Switch Pricing Tracker


Here are the prices for the Nintendo Switch on Amazon over the course of August.

Nintendo Switch prices August 2017 Amazon chart graph line timeline Neon Red Blue Gray
August 1 to August 31.

You can see that they've been very steady for the past several weeks, but there's suddenly a drop at the end. It'll be exciting to see where that takes us!


Yooka-Laylee Stream by Kamek TONIGHT!


Kamek will be continuing his Yooka-Laylee stream from four and a half months ago TONIGHT. He says he hasn't played the game at all outside of the few hours he's played it on his stream, so you won't really be spoiled by much of the content since it's still pretty early in the game. Click the first hyperlink in this paragraph to read about Yooka-Laylee and see an embed of his stream right from KoopaTV, or click here to go directly to Kamek's Twitch channel. Rumour has it that Kamek has a super-sexy voice and has auditioned for commercials.

...You may hear more of his voice in the future.

...And if the stream never happens tonight, blame him because he told me days ago that it would.

Update 9/5/2017: The stream never happened, so blame Kamek.

Miiverse Embed Clean-Up


Nothing is actually broken... yet. But given the fact that we KNOW in November that all of the embedded posts from Miiverse will blow up and be broken, we might as well future-proof now. This weekend we will be replacing all embedded Miiverse content with screenshots.

Update 9/5/2017: We didn't actually replace all of the embedded content because it is more pervasive than we thought (65 articles in all, with 87 embeds). We did make a spreadsheet where all of these embeds are located, however, and will be slowly whittling them down over time.

We apologise for the upcoming loss of interactivity on our website. Well, not sincerely. I mean, what the hell do you expect us to do?


KoopaTV has expectations for what the hell YOU should do. Share KoopaTV's articles around to people, Internet sites, and other places. It helps spread KoopaTV's awesomeness across the web, and your sharing really makes a difference!


Click here for the previous month's July 2017 newsletter. 
Click here for the previous year's August 2016 newsletter. August was amazing back then too, and ShinyGirafarig won the round then as well.

4 comments :

  1. I returned home two days ago and fortunately the only damage we suffered besides was shingles torn off our roof as well as tree branches and limbs everywhere. It certainly could have been a lot worse. Instead of writing an article on the storm, now I'll consider contributing to how I was introduced to the Ace Attorney series.

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    1. As long as those are tree limbs and not people-limbs...

      You should consider writing articles about BOTH topics! (Not necessarily in the same article.) 'cause those are both things we want to hear about.

      Delete
  2. I used the eShop gift card towards my purchase of Sonic Mania.

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    1. Great!

      Someone was just asking me if the KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program was a scam.
      Well, if it was, then your comment would be impossible, would it not?

      Delete

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