I think it’s quite the striking statement that cannot be denied, it truly shows how rough things have become under President Obama.But enough of that.
Nintendo Power has become a gaming icon. Sadly, its influence, and in some forms respect, had diminished quite a lot over the years and people took them less seriously as the amount of serious gaming media in all forms (print and otherwise) continued to skyrocket and offer a diverse palette for readers to choose from.
As such, Nintendo Power become less influential and essentially existed only as an institution for Nintendo fanboys and fangirls. Even so, the amount of pure history that the magazine enjoys cannot be denied and has thus made Nintendo Power a force in the industry and, as stated, an icon.
Nintendo Power is the longest-living videogame magazine of all time, launching its first issue in July/August 1988. The last issue will be December 2012… a full 24 years long. Older than a lot of the online readers of this and other videogame websites.
It’s a sad, sad day indeed to see the end of Nintendo Power. Despite its focus exclusively on Nintendo products and platforms, the magazine has always been fun to read. I am sad that I never enjoyed a Nintendo Power subscription despite being a fan of the magazine and owning lots of individual issues.
It is still my goal to get an entire Nintendo Power collection, full set, of Nintendo Power magazines. I know a friend who owns EVERY ISSUE, and hope that I can secure it from them for my own collection!
Farewell Nintendo Power! You will be missed!
I only hope that someone, somewhere, either within Nintendo themselves, or outside it, will recognize the brand-power of Nintendo Power, and save it from death. I wish someone at Nintendo Power would start a Save Nintendo Power Kickstarter, I am confident it could be saved via that or other crowdsourcing platforms!