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Nintendo Force Magazine... Is it crazy enough to work?


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#1 Scobie

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:17 PM

Update: Nintendo Force is awesome! The first issue was a lot of fun with good writing from passionate Nintendo fans, plus some great artwork and an overall feel that really captured the spirit of Nintendo Power. It's more than just a nostalgia trip, though. These guys are fashioning Nintendo Force into something to really look forward to every other month.

They've got subscriptions running now through their site (http://www.nintendoforcemagazine.com/) and issue 2 is due any time now. Subs are available in digital, print, or combo. Great stuff for the die-hards.

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I'm sure some of you have already seen this:

http://www.nintendoforcemagazine.com/

It's Nintendo Force... apparently a new Nintendo fan magazine coming in January 2013 with the intention of filling the void left by the closure of Nintendo Power.

The staff is stacked with talented people from numerous gaming sites who have been slugging it out for years, not for money but for the love of Nintendo and gaming.

Not sure how viable a paper-based magazine is in 2013, but this might just be crazy enough to work. What do you guys think?

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#2 cochesecochese

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:50 PM

They're going to be fighting a tough battle to make this happen. I wish them lots of luck.

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#3 Tiako

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:13 AM

I think it will be a failure

#4 shadylane

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:43 AM

Make an iPad magazine version and just roll that out every month

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#5 Camre

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:11 AM

Not sure how viable a paper-based magazine is in 2013


It makes me so sad to hear people say this..

#6 Vinny

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:20 AM

Nintendo Power's quality died a long time ago but I'm guessing it continued to sell due to the brand and name recognition. This magazine won't have either, so it'll be an uphill battle.

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#7 rlse9

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:57 PM

It's tough to try to be a magazine now, honestly, I just don't see the point when gaming sites provide plenty of coverage. Then again, I get the local newspaper delivered twice a week and newspapers are on the decline, too, so there probably are enough people out there to give it a shot. Between this and the Nintendo magazine that got funded on Kickstarter, I'd be very surprised if both are successful financially, and fairly surprised if even one is a success.

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#8 cmb00

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

i am willing to give them a shot. Look egm went away and then rolled back. Lets just wait and see what they are going to do.

#9 McFryyyyyy

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:11 AM

ehh I can always use more reading material in the shitter

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#10 shadylane

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:21 AM

one more idea, integrate a magazine within Wii U. You have the touch screen, might as well use those capabilities to the fullest

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#11 Drclaw411

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:24 AM

I'll subscribe

#12 Octopod

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

I'll subscribe. I prefer print magazines.

#13 moothemagiccow

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:45 PM

I don't see what it has over Nintendolife or any other fan site. They could've just run with that instead of trying a new identity

#14 Rasen

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:10 PM

I wish them the best of luck, but it's a hard road ahead for them (or really, any new enterprise).

#15 Scobie

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 03:21 PM

Issue two is coming out soon, and I'm pretty excited about it!!
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#16 frostybroc

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:01 PM

Interesting, it is an uphill battle being a Nintendo fan, but there is still a market for them. IMO, kind of pricey for a print magazine and $5 for a digital one is just as pricey.

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#17 Josh5890

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:26 AM

I bought the first and subscribed. I hope it has a good run.