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Official Nintendo Magazine Announces Closure in the UK

"All staff to be relocated to other roles

Nintendo UK and publisher Future have confirmed that the next issue of Official Nintendo Magazine — known affectionately as ONM among fans — will be the last. In an official statement it's been confirmed that issue 114 on 14th October will be the concluding release, while the magazine's website and social channels will shut down on 11th November."

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PeteyMcPickle1167d ago

It's the internet and website like this that are killing gaming magazines. Why pay for your gaming news & reviews when you can get them online for free? That said, I know I'll be picking up the last issue, I've been a reader of theirs for a long time!

SteamPowered1167d ago

Nintendo Direct was pretty much the nail in the coffin for Nintendo Mag. By the time the story is researched, drafted, and printed, its already weeks behind.

RosweeSon1167d ago

Just the Internet in general really but they've survived so many years, but what am I gonna read at work now on the night shift and having recently just been demoted to 2 bubbles on here my main gaming news website what is the world coming to, haha.

ChickeyCantor1167d ago

Are you saying video killed the radio star? Gee golly whiskers.

Paprika1167d ago (Edited 1167d ago )

Times change, the internet has dealt the killing blow multiple times to magazines. It sucks, but that's just the way it is :(

tigertron1167d ago

I remember buying the Nintendo magazines back in 2000 and then I regularly purchased the new look ones from the Gamecube's launch up until about 2004 when I started getting my news from the internet.

It's a shame that the internet has killed off many gaming magazines, but in the end it's cheaper to simply run a website than publish and distribute magazines.

KonsoruMasuta1167d ago

I'm not saddened one bit.

They lost my respect when they published that drivel their writers wrote about games like Senran Kagura and Forbidden Magna.

It feels so sweet to watch people get what they deserve.

shaw981167d ago (Edited 1167d ago )

Cause, you know... It is nice when people with families have to relocate there jobs and it is right to be happy about it because they have one thing you did not like in their magazine. You are a douche.

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