RIP Nintendo Power. Iconic Magazine May Be No More.
By Joseph Christ on August 21st, 2012 (10 comments)
With great sadness I must report to you, dear readers, that Nintendo Power...the iconic magazine which brought you Nintendo news and coverage (with a heavy dose of Power) from the earliest days of the NES, may soon be releasing its final issue.
Inside sources have told Ars Technica, which have been corroborated by Nintendo Power senior editor Chris Hoffman in a tweet which he quickly wiped, that Nintendo had chosen not to renew the publishing deal with Future Publishing and had no plans to publish the magazine itself. Staff over at Nintendo Power were informed last week that they would be closing shop, and many have already begun transitioning to other projects within Future Publishing.
Neither Nintendo nor Future Publishing have provided any additional comments concerning the end of Nintendo Power and, personally, I'm hoping that a deal with another publisher can be reached. I have fond memories of Nintendo Power. Every day I would walk home from elementary school reading it, studying levels and learning about the next games to come out. It was my partner during the early years of video games, and really -without internet- one of the only things we had to learn about the games we loved.
I can still see that Castlevania cover stark in my mind. Cheezy Halloween mask and all. Here's hoping for the best.
Joseph Christ is the Reviews Editor and a Podcast Personality at 4Player. Specializing in reviews, editorials, drinking, and saying inappropriate things about gaming franchises that are beloved by millions, his satirical and sometimes edgy style offsets a more serious and penetrating substance lurking below the surface. He is also the host of the Cocktail Time Podcast. You'll follow his Twitter if you know what's good for you.
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