Nintendo Power

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  1. UnseenHero
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    Well I have just been getting very interested in Nintendo and Computers and i was wondering
    Is Nintendo Power Worth Getting?
    It gives alot of insider info no?
    Can you tell me why its good/bad etc subscribing


    Also if so my dad said that he is afraid that they
     
  2. Hop2089

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  3. Vidboy10

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    Never, EVER, listen to there reviews.
    There reviews are just awful...
     
  4. UnseenHero
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    whats good in them though:P? (are reviews explained better than game really is?)
     
  5. Hop2089

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    Upcoming releases and the editorials.
     
  6. JohnnyCheeks

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    I wouldn't bother.

    Now if you were a kid back in 1988, then HELL YES by all means... Nintendo Power lived up to it's title back when it first started out. Long before the Internet was even a household name, NP was essential for cheats, maps and insider info. They even included incentives for subscribing like shirts, strategy guides, etc (at one point they even threw in a FREE copy of Dragon Warrior, aka Dragon Quest for NES!).

    But now, print publications are going the way of the Dodo. Times change...

    Here's a nice vid that explains the rise and fall of a once great magazine.



    /end_old_man_rant
     
  7. Vidboy10

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    Dude, i mean they gave M&S at the Olympic games for the DS a 9 when IGN gave it a 7.8.
     
  8. Ryukouki

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    MS@TOlympic Games?! WTF 7.8?! That shit should be like a 3 I hated it.
     
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    The Global Economic Plantation

    While that's true, I'd hate to lug my laptop into the bathroom when I take a duke.
     
  10. UnseenHero
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    What a coincedence i was watching AVGN with my cousin before:P

    But right now im 50/50 % sure about buying it :/
     
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    I would say not worth it at all. I've been subscribed for 2 years (ended 2 months back) and it contained info about new releases and stuff, but everything in it I usually read about on the internet.
     
  12. UnseenHero
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    so pretty much its not good because everything in it is on internet?
     
  13. vergilite

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    Liv-Liv-Liverpool YEAH!
    i like ordering just because i don't read news papers and it gives me something to read [​IMG]
     
  14. UnseenHero
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    Thats why i was gonna order to give me smoething to read..i dont like books or newspapers and only magazines i have in my house are inTouch because of my sister and of course i dont liek those so i wanted something to get that would intterest me and get me off my wii and computer:)

    But apperently theres no point:P
     
  15. El-ahrairah

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    I was a faithful subscriber to NP ever since the beginning in 1988, being a member of the Nintendo Fan Club Newsletter before that. I stopped around the time I got a Playstation. I even had a NP lapel pin.

    NP used to be THE source for information about Nintendo game and just like AVGN said, if you had a subscription, you were the man. I have a subscription to Game Informer now, but is so small, I can read it in a half hour and toss it out. [​IMG]
     
  16. TanookiSuit

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    Outside of a news bit or two no, not anymore at least. Once they sold out to Future One the quality of the reviews and articles in general went into the crapper and I cancelled it after being with them since the Fun Club days. I was pretty pissed, but it was evident between those fired, and the good deal brought in from other game system publications not all were thrilled with their 'promotions' in the attitudes I picked up on.
     
  17. DeMoN

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    Nintendo Power is horrible now, all the good writers left, the reviews sucks, and the previews are redundant since you can find everything on the internet.
    Plus, half the magazine is advertisements since they joined with Future Publishing.

    R.I.P. Nintendo Power in 2007 [​IMG]
     
  18. Deadmon

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    Don't forget they killed all the renew gifts and free mini posters in each issue [​IMG]
     
  19. bobrules

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    They use to be really good. Lots of nice articles and goodies.
     
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    Nice articles, but not so good reviews.

    Give or take it's a pretty decent magazine.