The future of NZGamer.com

The future of NZGamer.com

Last Friday we delivered the news that NZGamer.com was to close. In the days since we’ve seen an outpouring of support across the website, forums, our social media channels and emails. On behalf of the entire NZGamer.com team we wanted to extend a big thank you to everyone.

As we usually do at this time of the year, we’ll be taking a few weeks off - and the website and forums will continue to be available for a while yet. During this time we would love to hear from you - if you would like to have your say on the future of NZGamer.com you can email us at feedback@nzgamer.com.

From all of us at NZGamer.com, have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

 



 

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Posted by CoffeeAddict
On Thursday 21 Dec 2017 1:53 PM
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Merry Christmas NZGamer team and all the NZ community. Hopefully some good news in the New Year.
 
 
 
Posted by guido
On Thursday 21 Dec 2017 2:34 PM
7
Merry Christmas to all the NZG crew and community! I'm sure all the regs here are hoping something can be worked out but in the meantime I hope everyone has a great holiday!
 
 
 
Posted by NZBuc
On Thursday 21 Dec 2017 2:36 PM
7
Would love it if the forums were kept - news and comps aren’t that important to me
 
 
 
Posted by NZBuc
On Thursday 21 Dec 2017 2:37 PM
6
And merry Christmas to the whole NZG community!
 
 
 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Thursday 21 Dec 2017 2:53 PM
9
Love you all, website, staff, and members.

Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year.

#NZG4LYF
 
 
 
Posted by MadCant
On Thursday 21 Dec 2017 2:59 PM
7
Can't wait to hear where this is headed - please keep us in the loop if for no other reason than to enable us time to sort a new way of communicating amongst ourselves.
Here's to a pished Chrishmish & a blurry New Yearsh to everybody here!!
 
 
 
Posted by Outlaw213
On Thursday 21 Dec 2017 3:11 PM
12
Love the community and staff here, will do whatever I can to save it! I mean, where else am I going to post new game threads?!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone.

:)
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Thursday 21 Dec 2017 3:49 PM
6
Merry Christmas NZGamer staff and community!
Hopefully something can be sorted to certainly keep the community together. I think the most obvious would be to save the Forum primarily, how that is done is upto smarter people than I.
 
 
 
Posted by CloudAxel16
On Thursday 21 Dec 2017 4:36 PM
8
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the NZGamer team and community. My hope for NZGamer is that we can still have a place to keep the community together, maybe an expanded forum?
 
 
 
Posted by Paorio
On Thursday 21 Dec 2017 5:01 PM
6
Yay! The community has a chance! Merry Christmas all!
 
 
 
Posted by predatorhunter
On Thursday 21 Dec 2017 6:01 PM
6
Merry Xmas. Truly hope something can happen to keep nzg as it is.

Failing that it would be good to keep the forums running.
 
 
 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Thursday 21 Dec 2017 8:16 PM
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21 December 2017, 03:11 PM Reply to Outlaw213
Love the community and staff here, will do whatever I can to save it! I mean, where else am I going to post new game threads?!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone.

:)
Your threads may be one of the biggest potential losses here.

They still give me so much joy :)
 
 
 
Posted by sakuraba
On Thursday 21 Dec 2017 9:25 PM
6
Merry Xmas nz gamer and thanks for all the work you've put in for all of these years to give us kiwis a place to hang out.
 
 
 
Posted by maceotago
On Thursday 21 Dec 2017 9:53 PM
7
STAY STAY STAY!!! You guys rock, thanks for everything you have done for the NZ Gaming community :)
 
 
 
Posted by ReaperCrew
On Thursday 21 Dec 2017 11:01 PM
6
I hope all the staff get a well deserved break, a merry Christmas and an awesome new year celebration.
To all the community members and readers, I hope you all have an awesome time across the Christmas and new year period.

On a side note, just remember, it is easier to get sponsors and advertisers on a busy site...
 
 
 
Posted by Silvon
On Friday 22 Dec 2017 12:43 AM
6
I'm happy to help out if there's any way to keep this place going!

For now though Merry Christmas to everybody here, staff and members alike. Time for a well deserved break!
 
 
 
Posted by Jono91
On Friday 22 Dec 2017 9:06 AM
4
Do I detect a slight glimmer of hope that things might be turned around?!? I hope so!

If nothing else, the forums should be the thing to continue on NZG. It's the community that makes this site as great as it is (not forgetting all the other awesome stuff on this site too though!!).

In the meantime, I wish everyone at NZG a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year! All the best for 2018!

#NZG2K18
 
 
 
Posted by dsinnz
On Friday 22 Dec 2017 10:32 AM
6
How about using Patreon? We could support that way and maybe looking at creating content like YouTube video reviews and a weekly podcast? Ill contribute and create. We need a NZ gaming site!
 
 
 
Posted by BigC
On Friday 22 Dec 2017 11:31 AM
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WHAT DO WE WANT!? NZGAMER! WHEN DO WE WANT IT?! FOREVERRRR!

Merry Christmas everybody!
 
 
 
Posted by Jonathan-OverWorld
On Friday 22 Dec 2017 2:57 PM
5
Merry Christmas everyone!

And happy holidays!

And happy new year!

:D
 
 
 
Posted by CoffeeAddict
On Friday 22 Dec 2017 3:49 PM
4
21 December 2017, 03:11 PM Reply to Outlaw213
Love the community and staff here, will do whatever I can to save it! I mean, where else am I going to post new game threads?!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone.

:)
Your thread are awesome, informative and colourful. Cheers for your work.
 
 
 
Posted by SkylineObsession
On Friday 22 Dec 2017 6:01 PM
4
21 December 2017, 02:36 PM Reply to NZBuc
Would love it if the forums were kept - news and comps aren’t that important to me
X2. Keep the forums for sure, we'll all chip in for hosting if need be.
 
 
 
Posted by souljah685
On Friday 22 Dec 2017 11:46 PM
2
Merry Xmas and happy New Years everyone especially to NZG staff. Best wishes to whatever happens to you all in the future

Still gonna have my clan tag as NZGR
 
 
 
Posted by ironfist92
On Saturday 23 Dec 2017 12:07 PM
6
Would it be possible to transition to a reddit forum?

r/NZGamer?
 
 
 
Posted by Dvst8u
On Sunday 24 Dec 2017 7:37 AM
2
Merry Christmas all. Am happy to support nzgamer however I can.
 
 
 
Posted by Rocky1986
On Sunday 24 Dec 2017 1:56 PM
1
Thanks for everything team. Hope everyone has a safe xmas and new years. And I look forward to whats in store for 2018. Maybe like keeping NZGAMER going!!!! Thats all.
 
 
 
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Sunday 24 Dec 2017 3:10 PM
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Merry Christmas to you all staff and community...Hope things can turn around and we get to keep NZG going in some form...We could do like a extralife like 24hr stream lol and give NZG a extra life and it'd be a great way for us as a community to show our support and donate to our hearts content.

If we were really lucky we could also approach PS, MS and Nintendo NZ and see if they could splash a $ for $ on the stream amount raised. If any place in the NZ gaming world knows how much of a asset this site is to the gaming world right here at home in New Zealand it's those guys.

Anyway keep calm, keep cool, keep it real and most of all enjoy your holidays everyone.
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Friday 29 Dec 2017 8:12 PM
1
Hopefully the news that NZgamer is closing is a cruel super early April Fools day joke... otherwise I would hope for a resurrected page named GamerNZ
 
 
 
Posted by ModifiedSoul
On Tuesday 9 Jan 2018 4:12 PM
1
stink, guess this means i have to change my home page
 
 
 
Posted by siamese
On Friday 12 Jan 2018 3:09 PM
11
68 points until gold....... :(
 
 
 
Posted by CoffeeAddict
On Friday 12 Jan 2018 3:55 PM
1
12 January 2018, 03:09 PM Reply to siamese
68 points until gold....... :(
Alas no prize but the honour of being a Golden NZGamer at the end
 
 
 
Posted by Paorio
On Friday 12 Jan 2018 6:37 PM
3
12 January 2018, 03:09 PM Reply to siamese
68 points until gold....... :(
Here have a like, in the hopes of reaching the summit
 
 
 
Posted by guido
On Monday 15 Jan 2018 3:37 PM
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12 January 2018, 03:09 PM Reply to siamese
68 points until gold....... :(
Grats! You made it!! :-D
 
 
 
Posted by siamese
On Monday 15 Jan 2018 4:47 PM
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12 January 2018, 06:37 PM Reply to Paorio
Here have a like, in the hopes of reaching the summit
Cheers guys, I made it! :) haha
 
 
 
Posted by Paorio
On Monday 15 Jan 2018 6:02 PM
1
15 January 2018, 04:47 PM Reply to siamese
Cheers guys, I made it! :) haha
Great Success!
 
 
 
Posted by that_black_guy
On Tuesday 23 Jan 2018 5:43 PM
3
Any news yet?
 
 
 
Posted by predatorhunter
On Thursday 25 Jan 2018 12:20 PM
1
23 January 2018, 05:43 PM Reply to that_black_guy
Any news yet?
I check regularly to see.
 
 
 
Posted by 163Battery
On Friday 2 Feb 2018 9:03 PM
3
So I guess that's it then?
 
 
 
Posted by Buckchoi
On Wednesday 7 Feb 2018 8:02 PM
2
https://www.armageddonexpo.com/News/Armageddon-Expo-Set-to-Expand-Its-Digital-Reach-with-Acquisition-of-NZGamer-Email-Database/
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Wednesday 7 Feb 2018 9:15 PM
2
7 February 2018, 08:02 PM Reply to Buckchoi
https://www.armageddonexpo.com/News/Armageddon-Expo-Set-to-Expand-Its-Digital-Reach-with-Acquisition-of-NZGamer-Email-Database/
So I read that as they simply sold our details?!?... and now we'll get an Armageddon email newsletters... Awesome! not...
 
 
 
Posted by 163Battery
On Thursday 8 Feb 2018 9:07 AM
3
7 February 2018, 09:15 PM Reply to SpawnSeekSlay
So I read that as they simply sold our details?!?... and now we'll get an Armageddon email newsletters... Awesome! not...
That's how I read it too. Doesn't seem to be any plan to continue nzgamer in any way, just a spam newsletter from Armageddon. Anyone have more in-depth information? Admins?
 
 
 
Posted by guido
On Friday 9 Feb 2018 12:15 PM
3
Bummer, an email newsletter from Armageddon.com is a really reeeeaaaally poor substitute for an NZ focused gaming website and forum?! That kinda suxs :-( If they sold our details and used the money to keep NZG alive I'd be all for that! But this sounds like garbage to be honest. After All I'm aware of Armageddon as I'm sure we all are.
 
 
 
Posted by Vicx
On Friday 9 Feb 2018 12:27 PM
2
I don't subscribe to NZG so I won't be part of Armageddon's list. You can't sustain a gaming community on emails, you need constant engagement and email is one-sided (to me it's spam). Gaming news can be found anywhere but the NZG community is what makes this place unique and keeps us engaged. NZG staff should leave this community to create content for the site, all it needs is someone to moderate/organise the content, at the very least just leave the forum running. As long as there's passion and an engaged community the site can survive. Maybe rebrand the site as 'NZGamers' implying it's community-lead as opposed to a top-down service. It'd be foolish abandon such a strong brand and community. If funding is an issue, patreon, just be honest with the costs, do not exploit it.
 
 
 
Posted by guido
On Friday 9 Feb 2018 1:02 PM
1
Vicx, as you have a log-in to NZG you're on the mailing list so don't worry, you'll get your spam ;-)
I 100 milllion % agree with this…
"Gaming news can be found anywhere but the NZG community is what makes this place unique and keeps us engaged"
Here's hoping the money from selling the list keeps this place going long enough to get a patreon up to speed. But from what I hear about patreon hardly anyone makes any real money from it :-/
 
 
 
Posted by atomichicken
On Tuesday 13 Feb 2018 12:48 PM
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Any communication from the NZGamer team regarding the future of the forums would be great. It's almost been 2 months already!
 
 
 
Posted by MadCant
On Tuesday 13 Feb 2018 4:37 PM
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13 February 2018, 12:48 PM Reply to atomichicken
Any communication from the NZGamer team regarding the future of the forums would be great. It's almost been 2 months already!
Holy sh*t - you're alive!