Daily Niche – Nintendo to Support 3DS and Switch, Swery65 on Hiatus

What’s up Niche Gamer Nation, and welcome to Daily Niche, our daily video news segment. As we regularly put out our news recap, you can expect us to cover the hottest stories for that day!

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  • Mr0303

    MJ’s attire is giving me a strange vibe:

    http://m.memegen.com/vfbj9w.jpg

  • dogmentation

    Is this daily/weekly recap thing really necessary?
    Could you constructively devote that energy elsewhere?

  • This is done entirely by him, it’s a new investment I’m doing in the site to help grow our video content. It’s essentially not connected/reliant on our other stuff/staff. Are you enjoying it tho?

  • Bahahahahaha! True

  • I feel like it at times as well, 32 in 5 days

  • dogmentation

    Not really, but then, I’m not exactly the target audience.
    I prefer to read articles rather than watch videos or listen to news. That much applies to pretty much every site I frequent.
    I check this site pretty regularly, and I get RSS updates that let me know if there’s new posts I might find interesting. So it’s likely that I’ve already seen anything that might be in the recap anyways.

  • TylorW

    Hopefully you guys are on this tomorrow:

    https://twitter.com/kenichiro_taka/status/793302575252582401

  • Chocolate ISISCream

    Sweet blog, dude. I’ll be sure to upvote, comment and follow.

  • dogmentation

    Like, favorite, and subscribe!

  • Yabloko Molloco San

    What a shame.

  • Sooooo, if you already know you are not the target audience, and you don’t engage in video content, what is your point of contention? Sounds like any video content for you would be a waste of time. There is nothing wrong with that, just curious.

  • Feniks

    We’re old.

    Kids can’t read or concentrate. I fucking hate video content too but it’s the future.

  • Feniks

    Do you have a Patreon ;)

  • Maria Maasaa

    Whelp, I was banned off SiliconEra for taking on SJWs/feminists with their own logic. You’re my new home!

  • dogmentation

    It’s not malicious contention. I’m not saying you shouldn’t do it if you have a reason, just idly wondering if this is a worthwhile endeavor, and ultimately, what the point is.

    To me, it seems like a needless expenditure of time, cluttering your youtube channel with expired content, with the likely audience being people who were already at the site to begin with. Is peoples’ first choice really to sit through 4-5 minutes of video when it would only take a few seconds to scan the news stories on the front page? If viewership doesn’t catch on, is it still worth doing every day?

    Game previews and review videos, sure, I’ll bite; but making a daily recap of the news stories featured on the site? I don’t know. Not my cup of tea, certainly.

  • There are actually many reasons to getting the youtube up and running with daily content like this. Currently it is a necessity. But we will be working with it in the future to bring some unique stuff like the contests we did last Friday. We are always looking to make things more entertaining. If you have anything you would like to see feel free to let us know what would spark your interest.

  • WallyWallyWoxenFree

    As a long time reader/lurker, I would rather the priority goes into improving article content before trying to branch out into video recaps. While I understand the necessity in wanting to get your articles out ahead of others and then be able to say you broke the story, I think you’ve been trading article quality for posting speed, and while you can certainly say that you broke the story, people are going to other sites for more complete information.

    As an example: the Hyrule Warriors DLC article linked above is 101 words long. That’s the article equivalent of a tweet and is absolutely unacceptable.

    Because the articles are so short, this brings me to my second problem: there isn’t enough content to justify doing a daily video recap. The 7 articles used for this video amounted to roughly 1200 words, and as the video was 4 minutes long meant that Michael was covering 5 words every second.

    I timed myself and could read those 7 articles, on average, in under 2 minutes.

    I understand the need to grow your Youtube channel with video content, but as dogmentation said, there really isn’t a point in watching a 4 minute recap video when the articles can be read in much less time, and especially when the videos become obsolete very quickly and lead to a cluttered channel.

    That leads to a few options:

    1) Set a minimum requirement for the length of your articles. If Michael produced a 4 minute video digesting 7 articles that amounted to, say 300 words per article (for a total of 2100 words) that would result in him covering almost 9 words per second – this means more people will likely watch, as the written content would take longer for them to read in comparison.

    2) Have Michael cover more articles per daily recap. If you find that setting a minimum word requirement per article is an unattainable standard, suggest to him to cover more articles per recap. While that obviously requires your staff to write more articles in order to meet a minimum article requirement, it would also mean that more content would be getting digested for video viewers.

    3) Switch the timing of when the videos are posted. Instead of posting the video on the same day as the articles it’s recapping, have it posted the morning of the day after and tweeted as soon as possible. That way your viewers can be reminded of yesterdays news, and you can also inform anyone who missed out on an article.

    4) Switch to a weekly format. If none of the above options are a possibility, consider having the video recap the week’s news instead. While this would mean less videos posted, it would mean that they would digest more content and also remain relevant for much longer.

    I’m not going to lie, I had stopped reading NicheGamer for a while; there are simply other sites delivering content at roughly the same speed, but at much higher quality. I don’t want to see the site sacrifice article quality for bragging rights and lose sight of the real picture; I want to see the site return the powerhouse of news that it was.