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Friday, January 1, 2016

KoopaTV's December 2015 Review Newsletter

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Let's make sure we thoroughly talked about all that's left of 2015 before we move on.

Welcome to KoopaTV's newsletter, the last one to talk about 2015. I'm not going to cover the whole year here, just December 2015. What's the point of talking about the whole year? That's bound to just be an average, and regression to the mean will say it was a "meh" average year. Whatever. Smaller time periods are gonna be more interesting than that.

I will say, however, that 2015 was the first year for KoopaTV where we published an article every single weekday of the year. 

And you betcha that December 2015 was interesting. So we're gonna get headings again, yippee. I think we'll go in sort of an order of “things that happened” and progress to “what's happening now and what's coming up”. That sound good? Then get past the page break, read more, and here we go! Because we got things to address that you really want to know about covering every aspect of the site, with tons of features.

Every article is totally worth reading, and here are the top 5 that are in the upper echelon. These are in chronological order:

  1. Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Saved the Whole Pokémon Franchise
  2. Personal Experience: System Transfer to New Nintendo 3DS XL
  4. Digitised Manuals Means Less People Read Them
  5. Suing Videogame Companies for Becoming Addicted? 
That list isn't that meaningful when everything's great, though. I'll tell you what's really meaningful and solitary, as it stands on its own:

Capture the Confederate Flag has been released!

That's right! KoopaTV's long-awaited 2015 videogame is out. I know we implied to our Japanese friends that it'd be a platformer based on ISIS, but whatever.

Play it here!

We'll obviously promote this thing hard. You can help us by playing it and sharing your feedback. ...And sharing it. The game. It has a lot of great KoopaTV themes.

Besides, you'll be handsomely rewarded if you do so, which leads me to talking about...

The KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program Round 5 Results

Here are the results for Round 5 of the KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program! It was the round with the most activity. You can see that from our spreadsheet results and compare 'em to the other rounds! I'd like to thank y'all for all that, and I'd like to thank Samantha Lienhard again for sponsoring Round 5. Check out her website here, usually updating thrice a week.

She also happened to win, so she kept most of her investment:

  1. Samantha Lienhard — 108 points — $30 Amazon credit
  2. ShinyGirafarig — 92 points — $15 Amazon credit
  3. Kody B. — 43 points — $5 Amazon credit
  4. Harman Smith & Nandin Lopez — 37 points
  5. Emilia Syntax — 35 points
Hope y'all can reflect back and see the easy points opportunities that you could've used to get a better placing. Fortunately, y'all can immediately apply that!

The KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program Round 6 Information

Round 6 has now started! It lasts until February 28 late at night. The prizes will be a $10 Nintendo eShop code and the Cloud character/Midgar stage code for Super Smash Bros. For 3DS!

Notable new opportunities for points relate to Capture the Confederate Flag! Want to Let's Play it? Get big-time points. Want to review it? We'll give you tons of points for doing that as well.

Hm, don't forget that since it's a new round, that also means...

New KoopaTV Feedback Forms and Quiz available!

The responses to Part I of the KoopaTV Feedback Form and Quiz were very positive, so it's time for Part II! You'll get big points in the KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program and lots of fun if you do Part II between now and February 28. Check them out here.

Remember, these things don't have a time limit, and you can treat it like a scavenger hunt. Maybe you can tell, but it's easier to come up with feedback questions than quiz questions.

Game of THAT Year 2016 Coming Up!

Today's newsletter is being published on the day you'd expect the KoopaTV Game of THAT Year 2016 (and other awards) nominations to be published. Well, wait 'til next week.

We're Still Hiring!

If you're interested in becoming part of our staff, let us know and check out our hiring page.

Hope y'all are ready for KoopaTV 2016 now! Share KoopaTV to your friends or whatever so KoopaTV can grow and grow! And take over the world! ...Or something.

For last month's newsletter, click here.
Next month's newsletter is here but it's less cool.
We're officially at the point where the only difference between this article's title and last year's article title is the number.
Next year's 2016 article is also the same, besides the number. ...The content is almost the same, too.


  1. *bows* Of course, I only sponsored it because you won MY contest first...

    1. That detail was alluded to when we first brought it up at Round 5's beginning.

      By now, you should be happy to just look like a great person. :)

    2. Thanks for the $5 Amazon card!

  2. And now, we once again, enter in a time to see who will come out victorious. Also, is the following round "Winner Takes All", or does the winner pick his or her prize of choice, with second place getting what the winner refused? You haven't exactly clarify this in the newsletter, although it might be incredibly obvious.

    1. 1st place gets $10 in eShop credit.
      2nd place gets Cloud.

      There should be absolutely no circumstance where 1st place would take Cloud over $10, since you can only buy Cloud via eShop credit, and the value of his DLC is less than $10.

      I GUESS IF FIRST PLACE REALLY WANTS THEY COULD SAY THEY WANT CLOUD AND NOT THE $10 and I'd give 2nd place the $10, but whoever makes that decision is either a dumbass or has another motive.

    2. Of course it's the 3DS version because everyone else who has both versions already got the Wii U version even though I did not actually get the DLC yet for the Wii U version, let alone the 3DS version, at all.

    3. Well I bought the thing for Wii U + 3DS and used the Wii U one for myself.

      There are millions of deprived people who only have a 3DS and not a Wii U, so...

  3. as a new member here I wonder how it will be :)


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