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  1. Say hello to nsidr

    Somehow, this finally happened! Don't let the last four posts fool you—mere blips in a five-year span—our hiatus has been in full effect.  Until now!  Look at this friggin thing!  The site I've been meaning to make for upwards of six, eight, some absurd number of years.  Laid bare for your judgement.  So let's chat a little about what we came up with. I've said this before, but it bears repeating: it's hard to find the time to run a regularly-updating fansite.  We're adults, we've got jobs, houses, children.  But we still love this world, and having our voices in it.  So the challenge was to...
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  2. Pardon our hiatus

    I swear it's coincidence, but N-Sider seems to echo Nintendo's strategies more often than not. Similarities between the 2013 Wii U lineup and our editorial output are easy to make! Ha ha it's because neither of them exist. Oh man. I'm starting to find that when it comes to hobbies, it's best not to push them. When an enjoyable outlet starts to feel more like a responsibility, it's time to take a step back. Brandon was carrying the site pretty much all by himself for a looong time there, and that's something a person can only keep up for so long. I've been torturing myself mentally for upwards...
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  3. The beginnings of a new N-Sider

    There was a time when running a fansite was an easy thing to do. As gamer kids, in those eager and burgeoning early days where the Internet was really taking off, just being part of that surge was inspiration enough to carry on day-to-day. Living on the edge! Touching the world! Attending trade shows that brought us inside the industry we so idolized! We didn't have anything better to do anyway, might as well let our favorite hobby consume every iota of our lives. As adults, it's challenging. We're pulled in every direction by corporeal needs, by our rent, our careers, our families....
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