Video game news personality Nibel calls it quits on Twitter & Patreon

The often-sourced Nibel has closed their patreon, taken their Twitter private, and has decided to turn their attention to new projects.

Image via Nibel

There are a handful of Twitter accounts that can be considered mainstays of the video game news and discussion space and Nibel was most definitely one of them. The game news and review personality was prolific in their quick coverage and sharing of important stories in the gaming space. However, after an attempt to monetize their platform with the launch of a Patreon, and following Musk’s takeover of Twitter, Nibel seems to be calling it quits.

Nibel announced their exit from Twitter and shutdown of Patreon via their Twitter account on Monday, October 31, 2022. The @Nibellion account has since been taken private. In a note spotted and shared by Jacob Fisher of Discussing Film, Nibel went on to share the rhetoric as to why they were abandoning the video game news Twitter and Patreon. It seems a number of contributing factors led to this, but the two biggest are that the Patreon did not pan out as Nibel expected and that the twitter operator does not trust the platform under Musk.

Nibel's statement about leaving Twitter and closing down Patreon.
Nibel's final statement on leaving Twitter and closing down their Patreon.
Source: Twitter

Nibel goes on to further explain the situation in the note:

And to Nibel’s opinion on Elon Musk taking over Twitter:

With that, Nibel’s Twitter is now protected and will remain activated so no malicious actors can take the handle and use it for personal gain or malicious intentions. Nonetheless, Nibel was one of the most active and resourceful voices in video games in the Twitter space. Shacknews salutes a good one and wishes Nibel the best in their future endeavors.

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TJ Denzer is a player and writer with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. He found his way to the Shacknews roster in late 2019 and has worked his way to Senior News Editor since. Between news coverage, he also aides notably in livestream projects like the indie game-focused Indie-licious, the Shacknews Stimulus Games, and the Shacknews Dump. You can reach him at and also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs.

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