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Submitted by Valay 910d ago | news

This is what Nintendo Power's final cover looks like

Nintendo Power has finally come to an end. Subscribers should soon be receiving the magazine's December issue, which is its last. (3DS, Nintendo DS, Wii, Wii U)

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SynGamer  +   910d ago
Seems quite fitting...ending where it all began.
selenabryan62   910d ago | Spam
Nimblest-Assassin  +   910d ago
Requiescat in pace, old friend
FamilyGuy  +   909d ago
Why was marios hat blue in the original cover? :/
DryPancake  +   909d ago
Because thats what his colors were originally.
guitarded77  +   910d ago
Cool... I found my copy of the first issue in a box in the shed the other day. I may get this one too and frame them to display.
dalibor  +   909d ago
That's awesome. I still have an old PS demo from PSM that had like Jet moto, Twisted Metal, Crash Bandicoot and like 8 more other games on it. Man that was one kickarse demo. Played the heck out of it back in the day and it was just a demo. Miss those days.
Fullmetalevolust  +   910d ago
RIP good ol' friend, you made a young man dream just by looking at pictures when words were simply not enough.
dtpena  +   909d ago
Just like Playboy magazine...
dalibor  +   909d ago
It wasn't just the pictures that was nice. Don't forget the codes. Back in the day magazines were the only way to get cheats/walkthrough help apart from game genie/gameshark. Sucks that NP is gone, it has been around forever. Makes me feel bad for not really supporting NP. Why does it have to end? What about people who don't have internet? What are they going to do to get their game info? Internet really changed a lot of things... some bad and some good
I remember this when I was a kid. Why didn't they become an online magazine? Fair well. <3.
MegaLagann  +   910d ago
Still hoping Nintendo will relaunch Nintendo Power as an app for the Wii U/3DS. Won't be the same as having a real magazine, but at this point i'll take anything. I need Nintendo Power in my life...and Die Hard GameFan if anyone remembers that one...
Stephen5543  +   910d ago
Won't happen. Future wanted to keep Nintendo Power going as Digital, but Nintendo declined. So don't get your hopes up :/
MegaLagann  +   910d ago
Well shit
konnerbllb  +   910d ago
Anyone else notice the game showed on the front of each cover is SMB II? :) Farewell nintendo power.
jeeves86  +   909d ago
That's kind of the point...
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   910d ago
Nintendo power is the alpha omega of gaming mags, and always will be. 24 years old. if nintendo power would have gone to school, it would have had a masters by now.
Its major? Ass kicking.
24 years of amazing. It's quite alright if you need a rest now old friend.
Neo Nugget  +   910d ago
I'll have to buy this one then!
WeAreLegion  +   910d ago
*sigh* One of the two gaming magazines I ever enjoyed... :/ I'm gonna miss you guys!
yeahokchief  +   910d ago
As uninspiring, thoughtless and redundant as the mario games that they have been churning out.

The downfall of this magazine speaks volumes about the state of nintendo and gaming. They aren't about the games anymore.

How can you have a magazine about nintendo games when 80-90% of your library is stuff like zumba, my pretty pony and fitness games. You can't.

Good riddance. RIP Nintendo. You've had your time. It's over.
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linkratos  +   910d ago
you can't be serious
NexGen  +   910d ago
How convenient to equate the decline of print media towards a failing of the games company.

Even the US postal servicehas been considering reducing daily deliveries to three times a week, due to the reduction of paper based media (and billing).

The fact they survived this long in our digital age speaks volumes to their strengths.

I remember that first issue, and the "Nintendo Fun Club" magazine before it turned into Nintendo Power. Heck, I used to call Captain N once a week for free tips. While I haven't read the magazine for a few decades, still sad to see it go. It is due to the changing times, though...not a company failure.
tbirdman   910d ago | Spam
BlaqMagiq24  +   910d ago
You couldn't have been any bigger of an ass than you are right now.
vallencer  +   910d ago
Most magazines are stopping production it has nothing to do with Nintendo. Everyone wants to go digital and the only reason game informer is so big and popular is because gamestop sells it with their discount card. And even they want to go digital. Nintendo is still as big as they used to be and will forever be because they make a lot of games for kids and there will always be kids around so deal with it.
WPX  +   909d ago
Yeah.. ok chief. Now stand there in the corner facing the wall.

Back on topic, It's real sad that the state of this and many other printed magazines is like this. I still remember the Classfied Information where you found cheat codes and the like, man those were the times. BTW, I found my copy of the first issue not too long ago going thru my old things. Too bad it isn't in mint (or near-mint even) condition.

Still thanks Nintendo Power for those times you gave us. We will always remember you dearly.
BlackWolf  +   909d ago
@yeahokchief
So... What was your point again? All I read was some blabbering from you.

Now back to what is important here, this is a sad moment. But it's also the opportunity to remember the good times. That cover is just a good way to look back and remember with joy their long journey.

RIP Nintendo Power, you were a great soldier. We'll miss you.
DoreenWinn   910d ago | Spam
Psychotica  +   909d ago
Never heard of it..
SkyGamer  +   909d ago
RIP Nintendo Power. Sure gonna miss ya...
YoungPlex  +   909d ago
Was the first magazine subscription I ever had, those were the good old days...
Relientk77  +   909d ago
Nice, love the retro cover
turgore  +   909d ago
This is just hearbreaking.
CanadianTurtle  +   909d ago
It kind of feels like we're saying goodbye to an old friend. You never realize how precious something is to you until you lose it.
KillerPwned  +   909d ago
Wow, this really sucks :(....Great cover though
Y_5150  +   909d ago
I'm going to get this and cherish it forever....I'll miss it.
tbirdman   909d ago | Spam
Bobby Kotex  +   909d ago
I got old, Mario stayed the same age.
hvghhfyt   909d ago | Spam
Deku-Johnny  +   909d ago
So long my dear friend. You will be sorely missed.
BlaqMagiq24  +   909d ago
Nintendo Power is the OG of game magazines and will be sorely missed.
Whitefox789  +   909d ago
Only one thing can be said....

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
sal77  +   907d ago
bravo!

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