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


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#31 scottman

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

Can't we all just get along? We are at a funeral.

#32 Rozz

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:28 PM

Nice cover (love the homage), but I never really planned on reading the magazine again.

#33 Strider Turbulence

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:32 AM

The cover is terrible, it looks so forced and goofy.

Oh well, I'll probably still pick this up just 'cuz. NP was a great mag and I still buy back issues if I ever see them in pawn shops.

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#34 MushaOne

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:48 AM

The cover is terrible, it looks so forced and goofy.


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#35 Licasguy

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:52 AM

Just found the issue at Walmart, and the comic portion alone is worth the whole issue. Get it, ASAP.

#36 Josh1billion

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:54 AM

For those who don't get the reference, here's issue 1:

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#37 cheapbastard

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:04 AM

Bought it yesterday @ Ralphs

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:02 AM

Saw this at Wal-mart yesterday, definitely gonna pick it up. I haven't read the magazine in years, and even by the time I dropped out (2009ish?) I had lost most interest, but this mag was a huge part of my adolescence.

I remember buying an issue with the second half of Paper Mario walkthough when I was a kid, and loving the mag cover-to-cover. I subscribed all through middle school and high school, from the mid-2005s rough times of "Now Playing" review sections and boring walkthroughs for games no one wanted to play, up through their great redesign around the Twilight Princess release when they became much more self-aware and started responding to letters with random photos of Mr. T.

Gotta have this for the nostalgia.

Also, I'll always remember Alan, the slime on staff.

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#39 Metal Militia

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:45 PM

I picked it up yesterday at target. I thought the poster with every single Nintendo Power issue on it was really cool. Brings back great memories of Nintendo Power

#40 foltzie

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

Sad to see it go, but with the advent of the internet, it was just a matter of time at least in its current form.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:54 AM

Not all of my targets seem to sell this, but one did. Nice for collectors that it comes in a sealed plastic bag. My walmart didn't carry this, but safeway had a ton. Still have my issue #1 somewhere, although it has been beaten up pretty bad from numerous readings and age.

Do the subscribers get anything different, like they usually do?

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:28 AM

This magazine blew my mind when the 1988 first issue arrived at my babysitter's so long ago. It will be missed.

#43 my2k2zx2

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:34 PM

I cannot find this issue anywhere. Where is everyone finding it?
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#44 Strell

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:47 PM

I cannot find this issue anywhere. Where is everyone finding it?


The official street date should be tomorrow. People are reporting it in Target and Ralph's (I've never heard of a Ralph's).

I'm going to check Barnes and Noble, Target, and various grocery stores.


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#45 my2k2zx2

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:52 PM

The official street date should be tomorrow. People are reporting it in Target and Ralph's (I've never heard of a Ralph's).

I'm going to check Barnes and Noble, Target, and various grocery stores.


I'll have to see if any are available on Saturday. Wont be able to check anywhere until then.
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#46 Cap'n_RDM

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:48 AM

I picked up a couple copies at Barnes & Noble on the way home from work. 1 for me and 1 for my kids.

#47 scottman

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:00 AM

It is also available now directly from the publisher's site. Go to nintendopower.com and clicking the link to buy this issue now will take you to the back issues. $1.50 for shipping and will probably get all bent up in the mail, but is an option if you can't find it anywhere else.

From what I can see, the only difference between subscriber and newsstand covers is the barcode on the front. Anyone with a subscriber version know of anything else?

Saw more of them at another target today (in the dedicated magazine section, not at the checkout), so maybe all carry but just usually sell out each month.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:09 AM

I got the last copy at my local Hastings today.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:47 PM

Walmart had 2 left when I got mine today.

#50 R. Kasahara

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:57 PM

There's a nice little writeup about the last issue here - http://www.animenews...tton/2012-12-12
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:54 PM

This is still such a sad thing to see. I grew up on Nintendo Power :(

If there's a bright side to all of this, at least the final cover pays homage to the original

#52 TTGSteve

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:47 AM

That looks amazing. I'm going to get it and seal it.

#53 my2k2zx2

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:05 AM

Couldnt find it anywhere locally. Easier to pay the $1.50 shipping than drive 20 miles to the next closest store that probably wont have it either.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:29 AM

I couldn't find this anywhere in my town, but my wife works about 40 miles away so I asked her to look for one for me. She found it and bought me two copies so I could keep a sealed one, because she is awesome. I have about the first 100 issues, and now the last issue which makes me feel compelled to try and collect the rest of them.

#55 Crunchewy

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:51 PM

My son got his copy yesterday. I thought they were going to pass subscriptions on to some other video game magazine, but they are instead going to refund for the remaining amount.

He's sad this magazine is going away, but loves the issue.

#56 R. Kasahara

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:39 PM

Picked one up yesterday. My local Target had a few, but couldn't find any at Barnes & Noble.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:26 PM

Decided to try and get one today while getting grocery at Walmart, last copy hidden behind the 2nd to last issue of PtoM (which dies next month, sadly) started to read it today and they did go all out, there were some good letters, some brought back some memories of what they mentioned, then I skipped over the 285 best games for now and to the retrospective by year, and looking at the pictures I was like yep know that and that, that too.

Plus I can always look at the hard copies I still own too (I own most of the first 50 issues, the ones I don't including the Super C issue I'm in, I have digital versions of) gave away most of my magazines this summer in a massive purge, all of my Nintendo Powers went to my oldest nephew who used to collect them too. Seemed like the best fit.

Looking forward to reading the rest of the issue, if its as good as the first 20 or so pages have been. ;)
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:40 AM

Almost done reading through it and so far the best piece is the Nester comic at the end very touching and poignant, got a little misty reading it, thought it was a good way to cap off the magazine. Would have to say pretty quality all around for a last issue.

Glad I picked it up as I was a bit apathetic toward the announcement originally and was like good riddance, but I'll admit that was a bit misguided even though in recent years (before Future took over anyway) the magazine was a shell of its former self, IMO. And if I didn't get a free strategy guide (or a game as twice the case was) every time I re-subscribed I would have never bothered to keep doing so.

And good to know I (like Cliffy B, him for SMB, me for Shadowgate along with a friend) were part of it and were mentioned briefly so during its run. Cheers and RIP NP, you will be missed. :applause:
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#59 Strell

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:38 PM

I can't find this anywhere at all.


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#60 my2k2zx2

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:48 PM

I can't find this anywhere at all.


I couldnt find it either. Ended up paying the $1.50 extra and buying in online.
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