The last breath of Nintendo Power

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Aug 21, 2012
  1. Walker D
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    Seems like the magazine that started pumping us on the world of video games back in the 80"s is not relevant anymore in the eyes of Nintendo.
    Nintendo is not renewing its licensing, as tweets from NP indicate ....

    Well, kinda bad


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    The Nintendo Power I know and love died a long time ago.
     
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    This.
    nintendo power have been dead for me for about 10 years or so. (last one I read was around 90 or something)
     
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    maybe it will be digital from now on
     
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    Nintendo Power was alive? Here I thought it died a while ago. Huh.
     
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    Member Thesolcity Wherever the light shines, it casts a shadow.

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    It did, and we need to let the cancerous growth that replaced it long ago die quietly.
     
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    Member RemixDeluxe GBAtemp Psycho!

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    With this said when will the last issue be made? My subscription doesnt end till November.
     
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    Does that mean my 50+ issues are going to be worth money in 10-20 years? Like a rare comic? And not like beanie babies?
     
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    Global Moderator BORTZ wtf, nintendo

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    Actually thats pretty accurate.
     
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    Wait it just died now?
    Lol I srsly thought it died ages ago. XD
     
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    i subscribed to the fan club magazine and got the 1st issue of nintendo power for free. i loved it, it was the biggest thing back when it started. nintendo power has been a great magazine for children. it covers the systems their parents deem "safe" to buy them (ds, wii, 3ds) and does so in a way that does not offend. i know a few family members that are going to be upset over this news.

    R.I.P. Nester!

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    It might take a while I know a Nintendo Power #1 still isn't worth much but that might change later down the road when people want to relive the past. It might just stand still who knows.... Plus it probably will have a small group still collecting them so the outlook isn't to good.
     
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    So just ONM left.
     
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    you might get $1-2 more an issue if they are in near mint condition and if you have a early run (say #1-20 or #10-20). when they are 60 yrs old, in the same condition, then perhaps the first 10 issues will be worth up to $10 over their cover price. its not like its a rare magazine, but i'm sure most kids didn't read it once and then bag and board it. condition is everything.

    -another world
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    I only on issue #3 of a two year subscription.
     
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    Awesome, I'm assuming there will be no refund or other compensation for subscribers.

    Halfway through a 2-year sub. Not as screwed as the guy above me, but still, around $18 down the toilet.
     
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    I knew it! I knew it so deeply that I didn't even bother to renew! After they stopped doing simple things that you would expect a magazine to do (Contests, Quizes, Demos and DVDs, hell they even took away the damn poster!) the NP I had loved back in the GCN era was not going to see the end of this gen. I'm gonna miss them though, about 70 or 80 issues I got on my shelf.
     
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    Make them downloadable e-books and they got themselves a deal.
     
  20. DSGamer64

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    Well, considering I haven't seen a Nintendo Power magazine in any store, including Chapters/Indigo for years now, it doesn't surprise me. And with digital media, it would be considerably more environmentally friendly and cost effective to stop printing it and go digital distribution, especially with e-readers on the rise. Hell, Nintendo could make an app for the 3DS to have specially designed editions of the magazine on it if they wanted to.
     
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