Nintendo Power Can’t Survive Four Years of Obama Economy. Ends 24-Year Run As Gaming Icon of Fanboy Fangirl Nintendo Love And Dedication

26 Aug

Goodbye Nintendo Power Magazine Banner Art

Goodbye Nintendo Power. You will be missed. *tear*

Four years of the Obama economy and Nintendo Power Magazine is no more. Nintendo Power could survived 24-years of anything and everything thrown at it, but it could not survive 4 years of Obama and his economy.

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.

Nintendo Power Magazine History

A history of epic Nintendo Power magazines from the early years.

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!

RIP Nintendo Power. Rest In Peace Grave 1988-2012

…. Rest In Peace Nintendo Power. You gave us the power to be fanboys and fangirls, and we’re eternally grateful.

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!



Posted by on August 26, 2012 in News, Videogame News


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4 responses to “Nintendo Power Can’t Survive Four Years of Obama Economy. Ends 24-Year Run As Gaming Icon of Fanboy Fangirl Nintendo Love And Dedication

  1. Andrew

    November 30, 2012 at 2:07 am

    Blaming Obama for this is ludicrous. You watch too much Fox News.

    • astro64th

      December 1, 2012 at 12:47 am

      It’s tongue-in-cheek, but the statement is true. An even funnier statement is that Twinkies could survive everything, even nuclear war, but not four years of Obama. Also a true statement. ;)

  2. dan

    September 2, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    You actually blame Obama for this?

    • astro64th

      September 3, 2012 at 1:22 am

      Not really. It’s just a unique subject headline for search engines. Unique viewpoint on the situation..

      But you can’t argue with it. I just read another story about a business that had been open for over 100 years, but it couldn’t survive four years of Obama, so they’re finally closing this year.

      Even huge chains are having to restructure or close due to how bad the economy has gotten (like Starbucks). And remember that the Democrats got in power in 2006.

      Bush tried to reform Fanny and Freddie and even discussed it in his state of the union speech, but Barney Frank and Chris Dodd are the ones who held power and sway. You can easily find that infamous clip of Barney Frank telling Bush and Congress that the financial situation was perfectly fine and there was no cause for concern.

      Obama was elected to fix the situation, not make it worse or hold unemployment above 8% for an extended period.


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