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    Unhappy RIP Nintendo Power

    Source: Nintendo Power magazine to cease publication (updated) | Ars Technica

    Gamers of a certain age likely remember the days when their main fix of information about new and upcoming video games came in the form of the monthly Nintendo Power magazine that was delivered directly to their mailbox. That experience is set to become yet another relic of a past era, as Ars Technica has learned that Future Publishing is planning to stop publishing the magazine.
    Nooo I grew up with this magazine

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    A truly sad day. I know your pain Nintendbros, us SEGA babies have been through the same sort of thing in times past.

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    Wow, I remember reading Nintendo Power in the '90s; I didn't even realize it was still around. This was back in the relative youth of the internet, where gaming magazines were still big business. A sad day indeed.

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    I have not picked one up in a long time, but this is like the last episode of a cartoon I like. :C

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    i always thumb through nintendo power when i go grocery shopping


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    egm went digital a few years ago it was a really big deal
    never read nintendo power but shame to see it go
    i love my stack of OPM's somewhere in my basement
    and i still have all the demo discs except the one with the brave fencer musashi/silent hill demos that i borrowed and never got back >:{

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    Man, I used to be all about Nintendo Power. I stopped my subscription many years ago, but I remember looking at a few recent issues and thinking that they were doing a great job for how gaming is today. At my parents house, I still have many surviving issues of the magazine from mainly the 90s. Even as a kid I knew a good chunk of the magazine was to try to get me to beg my parents to get the latest game, but in the pre-internet days, having a magazine catered around video games was always cool in my book, especially Nintendo Power. It just had a certain charm to it.

    Thanks for being there for me, NP.

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    I used to collect Nintendo Power back in the 90's! I had a subscription and all, but eventually I stopped when it turned out I could get the information online and the magazine wasn't what it used to be now (by about 2001), but I do buy a magazine once in awhile if something catches my eye...

    alas, RIP Nintendo Power.

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    Terrible news. I collected this magazine for years. I stopped for a while when they kept bashing on Sony and Sega, but picked it up again in later years and they'd toned all that down.

    Funny part is, I was just looking through the latest issue at the store where I work at. Now I'll definitely buy it.
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    I was introduced to so many new games through this magazine just because they "sounded cool". They had a preview for Pokemon well before it ever came to the US and I remember thinking "Hey... that actually sounds pretty fun."

    I also remember that, for a while, you could send in a list of your favorite games per console and then they'd count everyone's votes up and make a "Readers' Favorites" chart. Not long after the N64 was introduced they retired the favorites chart for the SNES because none of the games' positions there were moving; the players' votes on favorite games had all crystalized at the end of the console's lifespan. I remember the top three games on that final chart very clearly: Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy 6, and Super Mario RPG. Ya done good, Square.

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    I have a handful of Nintendo Power magazines, but I was always more of a Game Informer person myself.

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    You people all stopped reading which is why it's going kaput.
    mfw you post

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    I still have a stack of these somewhere. R.I.P.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa's Boobs View Post
    You people all stopped reading which is why it's going kaput.
    Actually, the magazine may have stopped issuing, but Nintendo Power still lives on through the Internet.

    I am just... that ace!

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