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A Message From Kevin Cassidy

Hello everyone.

This is t27duck. I know many of you probably have gone through several emotional roller coasters over the last few days.

I have been in contact directly with NickyHill over the....uhh... status of things and have received direct instructions from Kevin.

Firstly, the following is a direct copy/paste from Kevin Cassidy himself...

Hey guys, I'm sorry I've been MIA for the last few days. This was completely unplanned, and I had no way to contact anyone when it happened.

I want you all to know that I'm healthy and safe. That goes for Mom Brain and the whole GN crew too. Actually, it goes for anyone tied to GN. We are 100% fine, I promise.

Obviously something is keeping me away from work for the time being, but I can't get into details yet. I know that's extremely frustrating, and I am right there with you. As soon as everything is worked out, I'll be back to share details with you.

Again, I promise everyone is in good health. This is not related to the pandemic or anything like that. Mom Brain and I are sitting on the couch doing crossword puzzles and being our stupid selves as I type this.

When everything is settled, I'll fill you all in. Unfortunately, it's going to take patience, and that goes for our end too.

Ok, so again the above is straight from Kevin.

Additionally despite the very appreciative rise of support from his staff and fans... I have also recieved other instructions.

Disregard the post about Nintendojam and Yoshiller "handling the site" until his return. No, they are not in any trouble. I have been instructed that this post is the post on the site until I hear otherwise. I am not revoking anyone's access to various parts of the site for the time being unless told otherwise, but I do ask the existing alt story writers to "take a break" until given the high sign else I will invoke stronger measures.

Beyond that, the rest of this site will run as "normal" with comments and PMs working as they should.

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maya
Sun Mar 07 21 11:09pm
Rating: 24

I have been visiting this site daily for more than 10 years so this situation, in one way or another, is shocking to me. I'm glad is not health-related, and I hope it can be sorted out. You have your fans and we won't disappear easily.

jc
Sun Mar 07 21 09:50pm
Rating: 1

Stay safe, y'all. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

So glad everyone is okay!

Good news, I suppose! Thanks for the update.

Great to hear they're okay.

Thanks for the update. It is a huge relief that the extended GN family is safe and sound as well.

marl0
Sun Mar 07 21 09:58pm
Rating: 1

Thanks for the update! I've been genuinely worried over the last couple days!

I wonder if he's in the middle of the Texas blackout.

Lol, for what it’s worth, I am in Texas and the blackouts have been over for weeks now.

He's in New Jersey, so I doubt it's something like that.

Maybe edit your comment to not list the state outright. Put that they're not in Texas or something? Online people can be pretty stalkerish if they feel they've been wronged sometime and I'm not sure if it's general knowledge which state he's in. ;👍

I'm pretty sure RMC has mentioned a few times in the past on this site where he lives.

kilroy
Mon Mar 08 21 06:02pm
Rating: 2

I typed in "Kevin Cassidy GoNintendo" into Google and the second result immediately after the link to this page is his LinkedIn profile, which says, clear as day, he's in New Jersey, lol. I did not indicate to Google I wanted his location, mind you.

coffeewithgames
Sun Mar 07 21 10:06pm
Rating: 1

I hope it's not legal stuff, like Nintendo sending out some cease and desist order, because the site says, "Nintendo", in it, or because of some story he covered.

I know we would think we wouldn't have to worry about stuff like that now, but it kind of reads as something legal, maybe?

Glad he is well though.

That’s how it reads to me too. Either way I’m just relieved everything is good with RMC and all related!

Nah I don’t think it’s that. There are plenty other news sites that have Nintendo in the name and cover the same news.

pajob
Mon Mar 08 21 04:45am
Rating: 2

I don't think so. Many sites use the word Nintendo, including Nintendo Life, which is up and running.

I don't think that's the case. I could be wrong but doesn't he often have reviews for 1st party games posted on their day of release, which would mean they provide him with review copies in advance? I can vaguely recall a few posts where they've sent him free gifts too.

However, I agree, my first thought was there is some kind of legal trouble that resulted in their PC being taken away or something and that's why nobody was updated on his whereabouts sooner. I hope I'm wrong.

Yeah, I'm thinking maybe it was some new automated system Nintendo implemented, because there was a YouTuber that was removed from the Nintendo Ambassador program last year, and they wouldn't really give him a reason as to why, but they were going to still send him Nintendo games to cover? (I just saw the one video on it, no clue what ever happened with it, or if they ever got a full explanation.)

If they sent one out automatically, and were like, "You're using the Nintendo name, you must stop immediately." and it was some new firm doing it, or maybe even an overzealous new employee, maybe it makes sense why and RMC reached out, but it was the weekend, so there was a delay on getting it straight?

Or, maybe even better for him, and he's been offered some official job with NoA or something, and he can't talk about it yet, and has to wait until the paper work clears.

Or, maybe he just wanted a detox GoNintendo chill break. I have no clue, just reading what was out there, and glad that he's okay.

I had noticed that new posts had stopped appearing, but I didn't know why. Glad to know it has nothing to do with a medical emergency, though, that's a relief.

Glad to hear they're doing okay!

Was weird when he said Josh Grobot was taking over the site.

This is good news. Although I hope those crossword puzzles aren't giving him too much trouble, either.

Glad to hear! I wish RMC the best and look forward hearing more from him.

Yay! Great to hear everyone is safe. Look forward to hearing more about what happened.

socar
Sun Mar 07 21 10:35pm
(Updated 1 time)

I'm probably going to get flak in this but who is Kevin? Is he the one with the long beard and that of the Podcasts?

Either way, stay safe...stay very very safe.

Yes, that's him. He's often known as "Rawmeat Cowboy".

Yup, kevin is the irl name of raw meat cowboy. The guy with the beard that host the podcast and is owner/operator of gonintendo.

We're all so extremely happy to know he, his friends, and his family are all safe.

I'll keep the speculation in my head, but glad to hear this wasn't a medical emergency. Stay sane everyone!

the_kernal
Sun Mar 07 21 10:48pm
Rating: 3

Extremely relieved by this! Thank you T27duck!

Still.. unnerved by the vagueness of it all but knowing everyone is safe is such a comfort!

maya
Sun Mar 07 21 11:09pm
Rating: 24

I have been visiting this site daily for more than 10 years so this situation, in one way or another, is shocking to me. I'm glad is not health-related, and I hope it can be sorted out. You have your fans and we won't disappear easily.

styster
Sun Mar 07 21 11:30pm
Rating: 2

We love you, RMC and Mombrain!

I'm so glad to read this. happy to hear everyone is healthy and safe. huge load off my mind.

I'm so very happy and relieved that everyone is safe and okay! <3 Thank you for reaching out! I hope whatever's going on can be resolved soon, but take however long you need to. We'll still be here!! <3

Thank you for letting us know. RMC is one of my favorite people on the internet, and so are the others that I (internet) know. Please take care everyone, and I hope to hear from them again soon.

mamba909
Sun Mar 07 21 11:55pm
Rating: 1

Glad to know that everyone is okay and in good health. I was starting to get worried when I saw several posts showing concern about the lack of updates. Hope the GN staff stay well and hope things sort out eventually.

the8bitlego
Mon Mar 08 21 12:01am
(Updated 1 time)

Thanks for the update, glad to hear everyone is ok, It got kinda wild saturday with everyone worrying. Hope to hear more news soon.

amb
Mon Mar 08 21 12:32am
Rating: 1

You folks take care!

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