Neoseeker : News : Nintendo Power magazine shutting down, editor hopes final issues are "memorable"
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kik36 Aug 21, 12
Wow. It seems unbelievable Nintendo doesn't have something up their sleeve. I used to read these until they disintegrated in the 80's.
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Wolfwood Aug 21, 12
I remember signing up for a subscription in the early 90's back when NP offered free strategy guides and comic anthologies as a bonus; I still have my guides for Super Mario World, and Mario Paint (hey, I was curious), as well as the Super Mario World manga adaptation.

That was way before the internet (and thus before the downfall of my moral character), so I really looked forward to each issue and actually learned about quite a few games from them including Secret of Mana, the Final Fantasy series (yes, I was a true pariah at the time), and Earthbound.

Sad to see the rag go, but admittedly it's a different world for magazines nowadays.
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Zombie_Barioth Aug 21, 12
Wow, this is one of the last things I expected (or wanted) to see. I've been a subscriber for over a decade, from vol. 129-281 with quite a few from the 80's. Its sad to see it go and I'll miss Chris Slate&friends thats for sure, it just won't feel the same without NP.
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Crafter Aug 21, 12
NINTENDO HASSLED THE HOFF.

I'm gonna miss my monthly NP, I wonder what happens to the year of subscription I have left?
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PwnageMaster67 Aug 21, 12
Aww... I liked reading these, too bad.
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bbb7002004 Aug 21, 12
Nintendo Power died for me once Future picked it up, but it is still sad to see such an institution come to an end. Hopefully Nintendo will revitalize the branding into something even better down the road.
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Zombie_Barioth Aug 21, 12
quote Crafter
NINTENDO HASSLED THE HOFF.

I'm gonna miss my monthly NP, I wonder what happens to the year of subscription I have left?
Probably will let anyone who still has one pick another of their magazines to finish it off. At least thats what happened with my ferrets magazine subscription.
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Gotenks Aug 21, 12
I haven't really looked at the magazine in quite a few years but I use to have a subscription when I was in elementary school. It's a shame to see it go.
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Lesley Pro_04 Aug 21, 12
I haven't had a subscription to Nintendo Power in a few years, which was a subscription run that runs back to 1995 but had to end a few years ago due to the financial difficulties of this economy.

It's sad to see an iconic magazine go, but with the Internet going as strong as it is with game information showing up on sites and in forums, it was all but inevitable. Where Nintendo goes from here...tough to tell, maybe something better will show up down the road.
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Sindrak Aug 21, 12
Wow. This is shocking. My subscription to NP expired last month and I have been trying to decide if I wanted to renew it or not. I guess I don't have to worry about it now. Though I must say personally (in my own opinion so nobody gets worked up) I felt that the last several months or so the magazine started having a really childish and kiddy feeling to me. I know Nintendo is all about being kid and family friendly so it makes sense the magazine reflected that, but it just wasn't really for me anymore.

That being said, I really loved the old Nintendo Power from the 90's and early 00's. I got most of my early pokemon games through them since they always had that deal where you could get both versions (and I think the guide) for the price of one game. It was awesome. Still sad to see something I grew up with closing down though.
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Captain Nerditude Aug 21, 12
Wow, super sad face. I haven't subscribed for Nintendo Power in years, but its awful to see it go. Nintendo has always been my love, so its sad to see anything Nintendo go under. :'(
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Cmm Aug 21, 12
Will there be any substitute for Power?
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Swampasaur Aug 22, 12
Wow. This is just mind blowing. To be perfectly honest I feel like a bit of my childhood just died. I hope the NP Crew starts writing internet articles or something. I don't want to see that group disband. They worked perfectly together. T.T
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bbb7002004 Aug 22, 12
I don't know that it speaks so much as to the quality of games. They were just unable to compete with the internet in terms of new, previews, and reviews. Pretty much everything they offered in the magazine was weeks old by the time people got it, and any big exclusive news they got was usually spoiled online early anyway.

That's was one of the main reasons I dropped my subscription when Future took over. NP had its place when it was delivering full color miniguides, maps, and tips. These things, while harder to write than a review, are harder to find online and work much better in a paper format since you can make notes, have it open on your lap easily, etc. When Nintendo stopped publishing it themselves and we lost the original Nintendo Power team, the same team that was writing Nintendo's official guides, they decided to make it a regular, boring gaming magazine doing all the same stuff internet sites were doing better and faster. I still use my older issues of NP when I replay a game like Golden Sun or Metroid Prime, since the maps and checklists are so helpful. Wish they would bring that format back, maybe as a digital magazine you can read on Wii U? Now that's an online service I would pay for.
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