Pay Homage To An Icon: Nintendo Power Bows Out Gracefully
Yes, I know we exclusively cover the PlayStation platform.
But this is historical and after all, as gamers, we should all pay homage to that which helped build this industry. Nintendo is a pioneer and innovator and as kids, we all knew - and adored - the name.
Now, one of the very first print magazines covering video games is disappearing and for many, that's sad. However, iconic mag Nintendo Power won't go out without one final bow to the good ol' days: As revealed at Kotaku, the final issue of Nintendo Power emulates the clay-themed design shown on the cover of the very first issue, which debuted back in 1988. The 2012 issue also focuses on the legendary Italian plumber, as it'll boast a 20-page spread featuring Super Mario Bros. U for the recently released Wii U.
Nintendo Power is just another in a long string of print magazines to fail recently; PSM3, Xbox World, PlayStation: The Official Magazine and GamePro are all going the way of the dodo. Such is the way of the digital world, unfortunately.
11/30/2012 1:21:02 PM Ben Dutka