As cliche as it sounds, but it’s the end of an era for fans of classic video game magazines. After more than 20 years in publication, Nintendo Power will be closing its doors. The news first broke when Nintendo Power senior editor, Chris Hoffman, sent out a Tweet (which, he has since deleted) stating that he was “sad to see it go.” Hoffman later mentioned that Nintendo Power’s editorial team would do their best to make the last remaining issues memorable for subscribers.
Debuting in the summer of 1988, Nintendo Power was an in-house publication from Nintendo itself until the company handed the magazine’s rights to Future Publishing in 2007. Ever since then, the publication has been through numerous facelifts that were able to benefit itself from various competition. For years though, Nintendo Power was a staple for many gamers growing up from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s. Much like other video game magazines of the time such as GamePro and Electronic Gaming Magazine, Nintendo Power made waiting by one’s mailbox at the end of every month a test of patience for the newest issue. It goes without saying that video game magazines of this nature helped mold my interest in gaming journalism, and I thank Nintendo Power for it.
So, let’s all pour out a glass of life potion, and give one last salute to Nintendo Power. Thank you for the memories.
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