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Now Hiring: Write About Your Favorite Video Games as Part of the Gamnesia Team!

We at Gamnesia are always looking to grow both our staff and our audience—and wouldn’t you know it, here we are, growing our staff! We’re looking for volunteers to help run the show here, from writing to editing and more. If you’ve ever wanted to join the gaming industry as a journalist, now’s your chance to start! We have no age requirement—our writing staff ranges from high school students to fully-functioning adults—nor do we care whether or not you have past experience working in games media. All we want you to bring to the table is a talent for writing and a genuine love of the game.

We’re mostly looking for Junior Editors to join our staff. Junior Editors are the starting position at Gamnesia—they write news and editorials on a day-to-day basis and are responsible for much of the site’s output. As a Junior Editor, you’d have considerable freedom over what you write, with the option to cover regular news, extensive informative pieces, opinion articles, game reviews, or even Top Ten lists. Most of Gamnesia’s staff start out as Junior Editors and move on to be Associate Editors or Senior Editors later on. If you’re dying to spread information to others about the latest gaming news, the Junior Editor team would love to have you!

We’re also looking for individuals who are skilled in image editing to help create thumbnails and banner images for articles. If you’re applying to any position on the site and you have experience in this field, please be sure to mention it in your application!

These positions are non-paid and volunteer only, though they may open into a paid position down the road. If you’re interested,
head on over here and apply to Gamnesia today! We’re looking forward to meeting you!

**Please note that due to the high volume of emails at peak application times, we unfortunately cannot respond to every application—we do carefully vet every application, but we will contact you only if you’ve been approved for further discussion.**

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below!

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We’re Looking for New Writers and Editors to Join Gamnesia and Help Make Gaming News Great Again

We at Gamnesia are always looking to grow our staff, and as we head into the last few weeks of Summer, now’s a great time to expand the team! We’re looking for volunteers to help run the show here, from writing to editing and more. If you’ve ever wanted to join the gaming industry as a journalist, now’s your chance to dip your toes in the water! We have no age requirement, nor do we care whether or not you have past professional experience; what we’re looking for in staff is a talent, respect, and dedication to the craft and a love for the gaming community.

We’re currently seeking both Junior Editors and Copy Editors to add to our team. Junior Editors are the starting position here for the Gamnesia staff—they carry much of the weight for writing day-to-day. Copy Editors, meanwhile, are responsible for checking the site’s grammar and proofreading Junior Editors’ work before it goes live. If you’re dying to spread information to others about the latest gaming news, the Junior Editor team would love to have you! Likewise, if you’re a stickler for English and love games, Copy Editing is the job for you!

And though it doesn’t say so on the hiring information page, we’re also looking for video editors who can contribute to our social media presence on a regular basis. We will be highly selective with the A/V applications, and even after contacting you, we will go through a careful discussion process aimed at finding the right people for the job.

All of these positions are offered on an exclusively volunteer basis for the foreseeable future, although we’re trying hard to reach a point where we can offer compensation to the entire staff down the road. If you’re interested in joining the team,
head on over here and apply to Gamnesia today! We’re looking forward to meeting you!

**Please note that due to the high volume of emails at peak application times, we unfortunately cannot respond to every application—we do carefully vet every application, but we will contact you
only if you’ve been approved for further discussion.**

If you have any questions, join in the conversation in the comments below! You may find others curious about the same things and our answers, or you can ask us your own questions and we’ll be right there for you.

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News PC Site Updates Trailers Xbox One

Check Out a Stylish New Trailer For ReCore Starring The Characters And Fantastic Gameplay

One of Microsoft’s surprises from last year’s E3 was ReCore, an action-adventure title spearheaded by Keiji Inafune and Armature Studios. After a very long wait, Microsoft has finally treated us to some gameplay footage, introducing three of the robots previously shown; there’s Joule, a robot dog called Mack, and a spider-bot with the extraordinary name of Seth. ReCore is set to launch on September 13th, according to the trailer.

Check out the trailer, and don’t forget to leave a comment!

Source: Microsoft E3 2016 Showcase

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Now Hiring: Write About Your Favorite Gaming News as Part of the Gamnesia Team!

We at Gamnesia are always looking to grow both our staff and our audience—and wouldn’t you know it, here we are growing our staff! We’re looking for volunteers to help run the show here, from writing to editing and more. If you’ve ever wanted to join the gaming industry as a journalist, now’s your chance to start! We have no age requirement, nor do we care whether or not you have past experience working in games media; all we want you to bring to the table is a talent for writing and a genuine love of the game.

We’re currently seeking both Junior Editors and Copy Editors to add to our team. Junior Editors are the starting position here for the Gamnesia staff—they carry much of the weight for writing day-to-day. Copy Editors, meanwhile, are responsible for checking the site’s grammar and proofreading Junior Editors’ work before it goes live. If you’re dying to spread information to others about the latest gaming news, the Junior Editor team would love to have you! Likewise, if you’re a stickler for English and love games, Copy Editing is the job for you!

And though it doesn’t say so on the hiring information page, we’re also looking for audio and/or video editors who can contribute to our site on a regular basis. We will be highly selective with the A/V applications, and even after contacting you, we will go through a careful discussion process aimed at finding the right person for the job.

These positions, with the exception of video editor, are non-paid and volunteer only, though may open into a paid position down the road. If you’re interested,
head on over here and apply to Gamnesia today! We’re looking forward to meeting you!

**Please note that due to the high volume of emails at peak application times, we unfortunately cannot respond to every application—we do carefully vet every application, but we will contact you
only if you’ve been approved for further discussion.**

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below!

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Now Hiring at Gamnesia for a Blizzard of E3 News

We at Gamnesia are looking to grow our staff, and while we’re always hiring throughout the year, right now we’re pushing for the best and brightest up-and-coming writers to join our ranks just in time for E3, and hopefully to stay long after. We’re currently looking for writers of any creed—though most importantly you must have a love of video games and a strong will to share news about the industry with readers.

Please note that due to the incredibly high volume of emails, we will not be able to respond to every one. During this pre-E3 blitz we’re instituting a higher bar for quality that only the more experienced applicants might meet. As such, please be sure that your application is complete and professional. During this time, we will only accept sample news articles as writing submissions—reviews and editorials will not be considered. Likewise, don’t fret if we don’t get back to you; we’ll be doing another round of hiring later in the summer, one much more welcoming of new writers hoping to get a start in the industry. So don’t be afraid to apply now! The worst that can possibly happen is we don’t respond and you get to try again next month.

Positions are volunteer only, though they do offer opportunities for promotion and the occasional gift card for our hardest workers. If you’re interested, head on over here and apply to Gamnesia today! We’re looking forward to meeting you!

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Features Site Updates Wii U

We’ve Got Splatoon, Ask Us Your Burning Questions!

If you’ve been dying to know anything in particular about Splatoon, you’re in luck, because Gamnesia has access to a prerelease copy of the game and we’re ready to answer your burning questions! Have you been wondering anything about the weapons? Modes? Whether the lack of voice chat is really as big a problem as people say? Leave your questions in the comments below, and I’ll be answering as many of them as possible later this week.

Some information about the game is under embargo, so I won’t be able questions about certain topics, but I will answer everything I can.

I’ll be answering the questions in a video on our YouTube channel, so be sure to subscribe there if you want to be notified the minute it’s live. Otherwise, keep checking back here at Gamnesia for when we post the video to the site. You can look forward to our review on May 27th at 7:00 AM, Pacific Time.

With that all said, ask away!

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Send Us Your Questions: We’re Holding A Q&A On Everything Nintendo

We’ve been running a Nintendo-centric podcast called Nintendo Week on iTunes and YouTube for some time now. Typically, the podcast consists of a weekly news discussion and a more general discussion about any range of subjects—Amiibo, Nintendo’s smartphone plans, remakes we’d like to see on 3DS, to name a few, and we’ve got plenty of others in the pipeline. But this week, we want to introduce a third type of segment: a Q&A.

But of course, to do that, we need your questions! You can reference a piece of news, you could ask us about a game or series, you could ask us anything Nintendo-related that you want! Feel free to be as creative or specific with your questions as you want, because we’ll be answering the best of the best in a new segment on Nintendo Week this Wednesday!

To leave a question, just leave a comment on this page in Disqus. We’ll be reading through all of them (and even some questions on Facebook and Twitter), so don’t hesitate! And if someone asks a question you didn’t think of, but would like to see answered, go ahead and vote their comment up! The most popular questions have the highest chance of making it to the show.

Happy asking, everyone!

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Now Hiring: Grammar Wizards for Proofreading and Peer Editing at Gamnesia

Gamnesia is always looking for bright new faces to add to the staff, and today is no exception! In fact, it’s currently more true than it usually is, as we’re seeking new Copy Editors to help us out!

I’m sure plenty of you have noticed your fair share of typos or grammar mistakes here at Gamnesia. We do our best to avoid these mistakes and to fix them if they pop up, but nobody’s perfect. That’s why we have a team of special members called Copy Editors, who can go in to our articles and correct these mistakes, so we can be sure the site is looking its absolute best. Though we’ve long had a team of active grammar wizards here on the staff, slowly and surely people are getting busier, and have less time to spend on the site. Meanwhile, Gamnesia is growing at a pace that shocks even us, so now is the perfect time to expand our crew.

If you or anyone you know is a master at grammar or gets extremely frustrated when you see a writer do something wrong, now’s your chance to help make a change! If you’re interested in joining the team, check out our application page, where you can learn all you need to know about expectations, requirements, and, if you wish, how to send in your application!

Best of luck, everyone, and thanks for reading!

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Important Announcement About Our News Recap Show

Hello there everybody! It’s another Sunday here at Gamnesia, meaning another episode of our weekly news recap show… Although today isn’t a normal Sunday, as we have some sobering news about the video series. It’s been a wonderful six episodes, and the recap will certainly live on in the future, but this week we’re here to announce that the recap series as it is must unfortunately be cancelled.

Watch the announcement above to find out why.

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Run Your Own Gaming Blog With Our New Site Updates: Journals, Forums, and More!

Ladies and gentlemen, we here at Gamnesia have a few very special announcements to make. At long last, we have managed to get our user account system up and running, so you can finally
register your very own Gamnesia account! You may be asking yourself, “Why would I want to do such a thing?”, but there are some pretty interesting upsides to it all. First of all, you can post comments on our articles without having a separate Disqus account. Secondly, you will be able to use Gamnesia’s brand-new forums and send private messages to other users you’d like to talk to. Finally, you can start posting your own content using our new Journals feature!

Gamnesia User Accounts

Let’s start with registering for a user account. Registering is a fairly straight-forward process—simply sign up right here at this link (which you can also find at the top of the website), and you’re good to go!

Having an account on Gamnesia also means you can comment on our articles without having to create a separate account on Disqus! But if you already had a Disqus account before registering with Gamnesia, don’t fret! You can actually merge the two accounts into one! After registering on Gamnesia, simply head over to Disqus’ website, make sure you’re logged, and hit “Edit Profile.” Once you’re in there, you’ll notice a tab labelled “Merging.” If you click it, you should see your Gamnesia account on that list. Simply click the button to merge accounts, and
bam, it’s all taken care of in one easy, cohesive place! Just make sure you use the same email address on Disqus as you use for Gamnesia, or else it won’t recognize that you’re able to merge accounts. And hey, if you don’t want to register on Gamnesia, you can still use your Disqus account the same as before.

Gamnesia accounts also work at our sister site, Zelda Informer, which means if you have an account here, you can log in at ZI, and vice-versa! So if you already have an account at Zelda Informer, you can use the same login information here at Gamnesia and get started right away!

If you sign up, please remember that that means you’re agreeing to our
Terms of Service. Our policies are pretty loose and down-to-earth, but in case you’re still worried, now’s your chance to read what you’re signing up for, before you get started with…

Write your very own Gamnesia articles with our new Journals feature!

Have you ever wanted to have your own little gaming blog, but never knew where to begin, or worried that nobody would end up reading it? Well, we’re here to fix that. With our new Journals feature, you can write articles for your own gaming blog to share with all the other Gamnesia users!

In the main index at the top of the site, you’ll see a “Journals” tab, where you can go to read all the Journal Entries published by Gamnesia users—members and staff alike. Or, if you’d like to follow a blog by a specific user, you can go to their member profile to see all of their previously-published entries.

With this new Journals feature, we hope to provide a space for aspiring writers and gaming enthusiasts to share their thoughts, hone their skills, and interact with the communities they love, without the hassles of registering a domain, promoting traffic, or the other difficulties that come with running an independent website. What’s more, we’ll be featuring the best journal entries on the main pages of the site—so if you have a piece of work that you’re very proud of, and you want the world to know, just send us a message and we’ll happily consider featuring it.

And though this is a gaming site first and foremost, we encourage you to write about whatever’s on your mind—be it movies, music, or your personal life. Anything you feel like sharing is welcome, so if you’ve always wanted to start a blog, but never knew where to begin, Gamnesia is now the place for you. Likewise, if you know anyone in the same boat, refer them to our site, and we can help them get started!

To get started writing your very own blog, or just to spread some thoughts about the world with your fellow users, sign in to Gamnesia and follow this link! You can also find the “New Journal Entry” page at the top of the website at any time if you’re logged in.

If you’d like to get a better sense of what journals are all about, and how users and staff members can use it, why don’t you read our first journal entry?

Gamnesia’s Forums Are Finally Here!

With all that taken care of, let’s check out the forums! Unlike the comments sections in our articles, you can start topics on anything you want, ranging from general gaming to more specific topics, and even plenty of non-gaming things that may be on your mind. We also have a few community boards that you should check out. Personally, I recommend The Lounge.

The forums are an awesome way to keep in touch with your favorite members of the community, from the big-wig staff members down to the newest Gamnesia readers, and because you can talk about so much more than just news, it’s a fantastic way to get to know other people from the community, and take part in all kinds of interesting discussions!


And do you know what the best part is? This is all live right now! What are you waiting for? Get registered! Start chatting! Start writing! Join the Gamnesia Fun Club today!

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Daily Delib: What Should We Call Our Recap Show?

Not long ago, we at Gamnesia launched a news recap show: a weekly video in which we cover the last week’s worth of gaming news with a bit of comedy flair. The show has been running for four episodes now, but the trouble is, we still don’t have a name! But this week, the show is on hiatus so that I have time to review Hyrule Warriors, which just launched today, so it’s a perfect opportunity to spend some time off of production and just brainstorm. So we’re hoping you guys would share your ideas!

We haven’t been able to think of a name that we all really love, and so we’re hoping you guys could share your ideas. Personally, I’m thinking of calling it “Regame,” a name suggested by a fan in the comments of the very first video. It’s nice, succinct, and it implies the purpose of the show in its name. But again, like I said, we haven’t heard a name that really grabs us immediately, and while “Regame” is nice, it doesn’t have that shazam that we’re hoping to find.

So, what do you guys think? Do you have any ideas for the name of our show? What do you think of the name “Regame?” The show is inspired in part by Jon Stewart and John Oliver’s programs, so perhaps even something more along the lines of “The Daily Show” could work. Please let us know in the comments—we’re happy to hear from you!

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Daily Delib: What’s Your Favorite New Feature of Ours?

Not too long ago, we at Gamnesia announced a ton of new features for our site, all coming sometime soon. Since then, we’ve continued doing the Daily Delib, a daily post where we get to know you guys and your thoughts better; we’ve launched a news recap comedy show that condenses a week of news into about seven minutes on YouTube; we’ve introduced Game Clash, a head-to-head battle pitting two games against each other every Monday; Community Nights, where readers and staff alike join to play video games together on Twitch; and we’ve dabbled in others, as well.

Now that we as a community have had enough time to get used to a lot of these regular new features, we the staff want to know what you guys think! Do you love them? Hate them? Which one/s are your favorite, and why? We’re curious to know what you guys are thinking, so vote in the poll and leave a comment to let us know!

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Introducing Gamnesia’s Game Development Program

It goes without saying that we at Gamnesia love games. Chances are that you, given the fact that you’re reading this, also love games. Some of us however, myself included, have always wondered just how the hell these damn things get made. I know countless programmers and designers who got to their chosen profession with that question at heart and I am happy to include myself among them. Not content with simply making games for a living, I’ve decided to share it all with you fine folks.

With that introduction I am proud to announce that Gamnesia will be getting a new article series focusing entirely on game development and news from the game development front. These will include mostly tutorials, tips & tricks, Q&A’s and anything else that I (and you) can think of. That last bit is very important, so let me emphasize it – the majority of the stuff that will be shown, presented and analyzed in these articles will be influenced by you, the readers. Whether you want more tutorials, finished code assets, Q&A’s or just plain old dev logs, you’ll get it.

A few things to note:

  1. No previous experience in any game development related segment will be needed to follow along
  2. The engines this will center on most are the Unreal Engine 4 and Unity, being that I’m proficient in those.
  3. Reviews of different engines will be here, more than likely upon request
  4. I expect tutorial series to take up the bulk of the content

These articles will be focused on people aspiring to become game developers regardless of the role they want to perform, and to kick it off from the very beginning we’re going to have a beginner’s tutorial series for either the Unreal Engine or Unity, the specific choice depending on the outcome of the embedded poll. Once the poll closes, you’ll start seeing these articles pop up twice per week.

And that’s about it, I believe this covers everything you fine folks need to know about this new endeavor and I hope you’re as excited as I am. Happy voting!

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Gamnesia’s News Recap Show has Begun!

Hello everybody, and welcome to the pilot episode of our yet-to-be-titled news recap show. Typically, the show is for breaking down the past week of news, but because this is our pilot episode—which we’re essentially using to test the waters—the content actually comes from a bit earlier in the month.

We’re looking for feedback on how you like the format, so by all means, please head to the comments and share your likes, dislikes, suggestions, and more, so that we have a much better idea of what you’d like to see from the show going forward. Thank you so much for helping!

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Want to Write for Gamnesia? Apply Today!

News never sleeps, and we at Gamnesia are always looking for a few new members to join our team! Ideally, we’d like to see upwards of two or three diligent, eager writers who can post at least two news stories every day—but we’re incredibly flexible with that time commitment for anybody who’s willing to lend a hand.

Having experience as a writer and a gamer always helps, but one of the things on which we pride ourselves most here at Gamnesia is providing bright up-and-comers with an opportunity to write without the need for a formal background. So whether you’re a professor with nine published essays on the botany of the Mushroom Kingdom, or just a high school student looking for a fun extracurricular, we’d love to see you to apply today!

Speaking from experience, now is a perfect time to get into the swing of writing. For students, writing a story or two is a great way to take a quick breather from homework without getting too distracted, and having this sort of published experience can look really good on a college or job application. And as you’ll hear from staff testimonials in the comments, we love what we do and working here is a ton of fun!

On top of the usual notices, we’re also looking for someone who can devote their time to keeping our Facebook page active with images, quotations, fan art, and anything else for gamers to enjoy. So if you have experience promoting social media and want to join the team, by all means please do!

What are you waiting for? Fill out an application today! We look forward to seeing you in the staff!

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Gamnesia’s Giveaways are Starting!

UPDATE: We’ve drawn the winners of the tickets! The winner is Disqus commenter Hamsphrey, with runner-up Mark95 and second runner-up Joe Mammano in case the winner/s don’t claim their tickets. If you’re one of our three lucky winners, you have 24 hours to reply to my Disqus comment on the giveaway page in order to claim your tickets, so hurry up! We don’t want the concert to start without you!

To stay up to date with our future giveaways, be sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, because we won’t be announcing them on our home page in the futureAnd if you’re feeling extra lovely, please consider donating to our giveaway fund, so we can hold bigger and better giveaways in the future! More info can be found here.


Hey there, everyone! You may remember two weeks ago, when we posted about all of the wonderful new updates coming to Gamnesia. One of the promises we made were gaming-related giveaways, and we’re proud to announce that our very first giveaway is here! We’re giving away one free ticket to Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, an orchestral concert put on by the same folks who brought us The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses.

You can find all the details about the giveaway right here at the official entry page—all you have to do to enter is comment, so be sure to check it out for your chance to win! To stay up to date with our future giveaways, be sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. The giveaways don’t show up on the main page of the website, so the only way to learn about more opportunities is if you keep up with us on social media.

Best of luck, everybody!

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Send In Your Questions — Gamnesia Mailbag Starts Wednesday!

Last Sunday we announced a new weekly feature coming to the site called Gamnesia Mailbag. The Gamnesia Mailbag is essentially a weekly AMA where you guys can ask questions to the staff about the site, our opinions on news lately, or what we like to find on the internet when we’re alone in our rooms at 2:00 AM. Anything and everything is fair game in the Gamnesia Mailbag, so if there’s anything on your mind, send it in, and we’ll answer with full honesty.

To submit a question to the Gamnesia mailbag, all you have to do is send it as a tweet, using the hashtag #AskGamnesia, and we’ll include it with all the other answers this coming Wednesday. Or if you’d rather have your question answered ASAP, tweet it directly to us @TheGamnesia to get a quick (though probably much less serious) response. Tweet away, and keep an eye out for our first weekly mailbag this Wednesday, right here at Gamnesia.

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Daily Delib: What Would You Like to See at Gamnesia?

Last Sunday we announced a ton of new features coming to Gamnesia. We have community nights, polls, podcasts, news recaps, gaming giveaways, and plenty more coming your way to make the Gamnesia experience that much better (and speaking of which, I’ll take a moment to apologize for missing a few Daily Delibs over the last week or so—we’ve been really busy working on all this new exclusive content).

But all these additions are what we’ve thought of providing you; now it’s your turn to tell us what you’d like to see. Are there any new sorts of features you’d like to see us implement on the site? Or maybe there’s something in the layout or posting process that’s been bugging you lately? If there’s anything you’d like to see us do or do better, now’s the perfect chance to voice your opinion. So be sure to catch up on all our latest announcements, then head on over to the comments and let us know what you’d like to see happen next!

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Gamnesia is About to Get a Whole Lot Better

Gamnesia was founded a year and a half ago as of this Friday. We’ve been working hard to make it the best site it can be, but we’ve always provided the same essential service—news, reviews, editorials, and maybe an interview here and there. But starting this week, we’re ready to be so much more.

In the last few weeks, we’ve been working on a ton of new features to bring you all. You can already see that we’ve revived the Daily Delib, a brief question post that goes up every weeknight, where we can all get together as a community and discuss what’s on our minds. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg—upcoming community nights, mailbags, podcasts, comics, and video series are just a few of the awesome new coverage we’re bringing you!

Community Nights

Starting tonight—yes, tonight—we’re inviting you to a weekly Community Night, where the staff and readers can all get together to enjoy some good ol’ fashioned online multiplayer for some of our favorite games. Every Sunday night, we’ll be live streaming the games for those of you who want to kick back and just watch, and we welcome every one of you to fire up the game and join in on the fun!

Tonight’s game is Mario Kart 8. At 8:00 PM EST, you can join us in our new tournament group, Gamnesia Circuit. Or if you’d rather watch us race than participate, head on over to our Twitch channel and check out the livestream!

• Community Nights will be from 8:00–10:00 PM EST every Sunday starting tonight

• Join the game! Our Mario Kart 8 Tournament Code is 2478-0370-0055

• Or watch on our official Twitch channel

Guest Articles

We love writing editorials here at Gamnesia, and I’m sure many of you readers want to try your hand at writing, too. Heck, I remember that was exactly why I applied to Zelda Informer to begin with, before we founded Gamnesia. But you may not have time to be a regular writer for Gamnesia, or you may only want to publish one or two editorials at a time. And that’s where our new Guest Article system comes in.

If you have an opinion you want to voice or an article you want to write for the site, but don’t want to have to commit to a regular writing schedule, we’ve got your back. Just send your work to [email protected] or [email protected], and we’ll happily work with you to get the article ready to go live on the site.

News Recaps

There’s a lot of news that can come out in any given week, and especially as we broaden our horizons to include more and more news from various annals of the gaming industry, it can be hard to remember what’s been happening. But every Sunday from here on out, we’ll be posting a recap of the biggest stories that have hit that week. So if you’re ever trying to refresh your memory about the big changes in the industry, you can always check back on Sundays for a pretty little list of everything that’s been happening. In fact, you may have noticed that the first ever weekly recap already went live earlier today—if you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check it out!

Not only that, but starting in August, we’ll have a similar weekly news recap on our YouTube channel. Last year, I dabbled in a few news videos, but as time went on the main site needed more attention. But now we’re primed to hit hard with video coverage again! This is a great option if you want to catch up again on news but don’t really like text-based recaps quite as much. We’re still not ready to reveal many of the plans, but be sure to subscribe to GamnesiaTV to catch those updates as they come.

Two Different Podcasts

On top of that, we’re bringing you not one, but two weekly podcasts, so you can have a double dose of all your favorite Gamnesia personalities. The first podcast is a more traditionally structured ordeal, where we’ll have a few people sit down to discuss recent news and share thoughts and/or insights on what’s been happening in the industry lately.

The other, however, is less focused on the idea of information and more on fun. Sure, we’re writers, but we’re also gamers, and we’re all friends here on the staff. So if you want to ditch the whole “structure” thing and listen to us hanging out and just being us while talking about games, this one’s for you. You can already catch the first episode of this casual podcast online at GamnesiaTV, where Barry and I reminisce about the good ol’ days of the GameCube, and starting this week, there will be a new episode released every Friday.

The casual podcast, as I said, is already here, and we’re planning on launching the more traditional podcast by mid-August. We’re still working on names for both of them, so if you have any ideas you’d like to suggest, let us know in the comments!

Weekly Comics

We don’t have any details for these right now beyond “it’s happening.” But it’s happening.

Gamnesia Mailbag

Do you have a question for us here at Gamnesia? Or even one for the specific staff? Every Wednesday starting on July 30th, we’ll be posting the Gamnesia Mailbag, so if you’re curious what we think about Microsoft, or what our favorite game songs are, or even what we’re wearing right now, just ask a question on Twitter using the hashtag #AskGamnesia, and we’ll do our best to answer everything.

Of course, if you just want to get in touch with us really easy, you can always ask us a question directly @TheGamnesia, and we’ll be sure to respond as soon as we see it.

Gaming Giveaways

While everything else in here is a regular feature that we’ll offer once a week, giveaway can only happen when we have a few spare bucks to give back to you awesome readers. Unfortunately, that doesn’t happen so often, but dammit, we want to try! We already have a few giveaways set in stone, like a Nyko Playpad, some handmade game-themed plushies, and more. But we’re still trying to figure out a good system for keeping track of entries.

What we do know is that you can enter any giveaway you please. If you’re feeling generous enough to give back, we welcome you to donate just $1 to our giveaway fund—not only will you be helping us offer more and better giveaways in the future, but it will also allow you to enter yourself twice for the giveaway.

The idea we’re going for with this system is that it plays out almost like a raffle—the more people involved in the giveaway, the more exciting the next prize is going to be. But the limit is two entries per person—we want to keep this fun and make sure that anybody who enters, no matter how much they donate to the fund, has a fair chance at winning something special. If we catch you trying to snag more than two entries in a giveaway, you’ll be immediately disqualified. We’ll announce more specific details when we’re ready to launch our very first giveaway, but for now, we’re sharing this information with you to see what you think. We hope you like the idea, but we’d love to hear your feedback on this kind of giveaway system.

And Even More Coming

If all the above content isn’t enough for you, we’re working on plenty of other new features, including polls, a games database, and finally rolling out that user system we’ve been working on for so long.

Unfortunately, many of these features are a few months down the line. The public account system and user blogs still have a long way to go before they’re ready to go live, and the same is true for Gamnesia’s forums. (What forums? Who said that? It wasn’t me.) But in the meantime, there are a few other little changes coming that will make the whole site experience much more enjoyable. Let’s see if you can pick up on them in the coming weeks…


As you may have noticed, a lot of these features revolve around community interaction. As we explained when we launched the Daily Delib, one of the things we love most about Gamnesia is how closely the writers and readers can interact with one another, and we’re thrilled that we can finally push it even further. We hope you’re as excited as we are for all these new features.

I don’t know about you, but I think Gamnesia has accomplished a lot in just a year and a half. I can’t begin to explain how much I love keeping up with you guys as we learn more about our favorite pastime together, and I really hope you all enjoy coming here every day as much as I do. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what you think of these new features, for better or for worse, and let us know if there’s anything else you’d like to see us explore. We wouldn’t be here without you guys, and I want to do everything I can to make sure we give you as much to love as you’ve given us.

Now, what do you say we march forward and make the next year and a half even better?

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Write for Gamnesia this Summer and Beyond!

Summer’s here, and it’s time once again for us to expand and hire new writers to help with news, editorials, and plenty of other content here at Gamnesia! If you’ve been reading the site for a while and think you’d like to see how it works on our end, consider this your official invitation to apply now—no past experience required!

As Gamnesia and Zelda Informer continue to distinguish ourselves from one another this summer, we’re hoping to hire more writers of all creeds. That means we’re looking for various types of News Editors and Copy Editors. If you know you want to join the team but aren’t sure where you’d fit, you can
read over the expectations for our different positions, or feel free to propose your own system of contributing to the site.

Speaking from experience, this is a wonderful opportunity to get started in the gaming industry. Everyone here at the senior level has made wonderful connections and accomplishments we never thought possible—so if you’re confident in your writing ability and want to take the leap,
head on over to our application page and throw your hat in the ring!

When hiring in the past, I’ve responded to every applicant whether or not they had been approved. Last time we posted a hiring notice, though, we got
four times as many applications as we expected. So this time around I unfortunately can’t promise I’ll have the time to respond to those who don’t make the cut, but I will certainly try my best!

I wish you all good luck!

(P.S. I know you’re reading this, Anonymous. Apply. Doo eet.)

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