RIP Nintendo Power Magazine


The official magazine for Nintendo reviews, previews and other propaganda announced it’s closing up shop. After 25 years on the press, Nintendo Magazine is ceasing publication.

If you were old enough to remember how the world was before the wild wild internet (circa NES/SNES), gamers had very limited sources for video game news, walkthroughs and cheats. Aside from guides, Nintendo Power was your monthly bible of game resources.

The news of the shutdown doesn’t come as a shock, with the closing of similar magazine Gamepro happening last year after 23 years of print. Both publications’ closing shows the long-coming death of the print era for gaming as we may know it.

As important as the last issue coming out soon, take a walk down memory lane with a digital version of the very first edition posted by


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Jesús is a bilingual blogger and Orlandonian who thoroughly enjoys video games. When he’s not writing or selling out as a marketer, he’s pretending he’ll actually finish reading George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire.” Tweet him @JesusGonzalez

One Comment on "RIP Nintendo Power Magazine"

  1. Jesus_G August 21, 2012 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    Goodnight, sweet prince 🙁

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