Since 1988, Nintendo Power has provided readers with the latest Nintendo-related news, previews, and reviews. While its 24-year span is impressive – it’s one of the longest-running video game magazines in America – it would seem that even the mighty are falling in the digital age; the magazine is reportedly set to cease publication soon.
Future Publishing, who have published Nintendo Power since issue #222 in December 2007, reportedly attempted to convince Nintendo to renew their contract, going as far as proposing to take the magazine to digital spaces, but ultimately failed. The company was also seemingly uninterested in continuing the magazine themselves, as they did prior to late 2007. While it is unknown how many more issues of the magazine will be published, Nintendo Power writer Phil Theobald stated on Twitter that there was “something pretty sweet planned for the final issue,” though the tweet has since been deleted. Current magazine staff will be moved to other Future projects, such as MacLife and GamesRadar, and publication of Future’s other game-related magazines will not be hindered.
While I stopped subscribing to the magazine after 2008, that doesn’t change the respect I have for it; it was the first magazine I read monthly, and I credit it for making me interested in video game journalism. It’s sad to see it go, but that just goes to show how good of a publication it was.
Source: Ars Technica
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