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Last issue of Nintendo Power - Cover revealed (On newsstands 12/11)


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#1 Scorch

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:39 AM

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#2 soonersfan60

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:45 AM

Isn't that pretty much the same as the very first cover of the actual magazine (not the newsletters)?

#3 Vinny

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:43 AM

Damn, that's... beautiful. If only that stupid the UPC box wasn't there.

Isn't that pretty much the same as the very first cover of the actual magazine (not the newsletters)?


Yes, that's the idea behind it I presume.
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#4 WhipSmartBanky

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:47 AM

Where's the pro-tips?

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#5 Octopod

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:34 AM

I'll be picking this up for sure.

#6 R. Kasahara

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:12 AM

That is fantastic.
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#7 Mixer23

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:48 AM

Ha, that's awesome!

The articles I read seem to conjure up these images of Capcom executives sitting in a dark room with a cauldron and cackling about how no one will be able to buy this game used.


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#8 Josh5890

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:50 AM

In for 2. I might shed a couple tears reading this.

#9 LonelyController

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:01 AM

End of an era.

#10 KingBroly

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:20 AM

It's...beautiful.

I shall buy two. One to read. One to keep sealed. Forever.
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#11 cochesecochese

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:52 PM

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Agreed. I am so, so depressed by this.

End of an era indeed.

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#12 my2k2zx2

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:27 PM

Wonder if they still kept the subscription cards in there?

Sad to see this magazine go, been with it since the Nintendo Fun Club.

Would really like to see a complete archive released. Lost most of my early issues when the basement flooded.
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#13 detectiveconan16

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:29 PM

End of an era? That has sailed long by. I doubt most people who were moaning the death of Nintendo Power were doing it because they were current subscribers but because of nostalgia reasons. They probably haven't really picked up a NP in years, especially before Nintendo started to cut it down and then removed it from the company. Who honestly read Nintendo Power during the Gamecube years? Very few of us. And besides, like many closing magazines, our enthusiasm for Nintendo Power sure didn't match subscription numbers.

My subscription ended this September, so I think I'll be picking up the magazine in next/two week(s).

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#14 dothog

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:17 PM

So much for that big comeback, Nester.
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#15 Strell

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:21 PM

That's so perfectly bittersweet.


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:37 PM

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#17 Octopod

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:15 AM

When does this issue hit stands. I just got the last issue with the pack of Kid Icarus AR cards maybe two weeks ago.

#18 Scorch

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:24 AM

When does this issue hit stands. I just got the last issue with the pack of Kid Icarus AR cards maybe two weeks ago.


I'm not sure how you managed to read the topic title without reading when it hits newsstands.

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#19 Octopod

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:49 AM

Guess I overlooked it.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:22 AM

Amazing. It has been years since I bought a magazine off the shelf but this will definitely be purchased. Thanks OP!

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#21 Snake2715

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:45 AM

I may have to pick this one up.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:57 AM

Don't be an idiot like me and make the same mistake. I stopped into a bookstore the other day and remembered about this so I went looking on the racks to see if it was out yet. Right next to the Nov issue I see a magazine called "Nintendo" and "final issue special." So in my haste, I accidentally bought a "final issue" of Nintendo "Gamer" magazine for $10!!! I hadn't bought a nintendo power in so long I just figured the slightly bigger size and cover look had to do with it being the final issue. Needless to say, no returns on magaziines, so I just donated $10 to that rag. I bet they did that to capitalize on this.

#23 CronO_O

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:19 AM

Will def pick this up

#24 detectiveconan16

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:15 PM

Nintendo Gamer and Nintendo Power are published by the same company.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:15 AM

I will be buying this, simply for posterity sake. I remember when NP use to be good, when Nintendo was financing it so we didn't have to see all those stupid ads(ads are not CONTENT, they're garbage FILLER!!!!), the full issue strategy guides on one game, etc. Good days. Sigh.
Too bad Sony and Microsoft never tried that idea, of having next to no ads or just no ads starting out with their gaming mags.
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#26 whoknows

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:21 AM

Might get it or take a glance through it while at a store.

Sad to see it go, but the last time I read Nintendo Power I thought it was pretty awful, so this may be for the best.

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#27 Stoneage

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:42 AM

Guess I'll have to change my subscription to White Power. Isn't that the Wii magazine?
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#28 Friend of Sonic

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:20 AM

I guess I'm the only one who liked the latest rendition of the magazine. I loved all the great interviews they had, and the fact they were okay with talking about the competitor's systems and third party games that were on them. It felt like the magazine had matured along with me, and my interests in a gaming magazine versus when I was a child reading Nintendo Power.

I haven't read it this year because I couldn't find a good deal on a sub (the deals used to be killer, 3-5 bucks if I remember right) I think I'll be picking this up to say goodbye.

#29 my2k2zx2

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:30 AM

My subscription expired with the Nov issue, so I guess I'll have to figure out where to buy this issue.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:15 AM

End of an era? That has sailed long by. I doubt most people who were moaning the death of Nintendo Power were doing it because they were current subscribers but because of nostalgia reasons. They probably haven't really picked up a NP in years, especially before Nintendo started to cut it down and then removed it from the company. Who honestly read Nintendo Power during the Gamecube years? Very few of us. And besides, like many closing magazines, our enthusiasm for Nintendo Power sure didn't match subscription numbers.

My subscription ended this September, so I think I'll be picking up the magazine in next/two week(s).


You're flavoring your apprehensiveness towards the simple phrase "end of an era" with ignorant hyperbole targeted at people like me who haven't subscribed to any magazine since childhood. Why not just agree that the magazine will be missed by both "true fans" with recent subscriptions like yourself and fans who haven't been subscribers in years? There's no reason to distinguish a trivial level of seniority over a dying publication. We'll all miss the magazine, and establishing that you'll miss it more than someone else who used to get it is foolish.