Friday, August 24, 2012

"Nintendo Power" is no more

The first ever issue of "Nintendo Power"
It was announced the other day that at the end of this year, Nintendo Power will cease publication.  I have to be honest, I kind of assumed that magazine went out of business about 20 years ago.  I feel as if magazines in general are mostly a dead technology, and the type of people who play video games seem a lot more likely to get their info from the magical interweb than something that only comes once a month in the mail.   But I guess that's why it's finally shutting down.

 When I was eleven, Nintendo Power was amazing.  In fact, I liked it so much that a couple of my friends and I created our own version using "Print Shop" on an Apple IIGS.  We called it "N.E.S. News," and I think we even managed to sell a few copies to some other kids in school for about 35 cents each.  I was our treasurer, and I kept our finances in a Pringles Potato Chips can.  There is also a very good chance that when our reign of publication came to an end (after either 2 or 3 issues, I can't remember) I embezzled all of that money from my two buddies, somewhere in the ballpark of 6 or 7 dollars.  I feel a little guilty.

Moving on, this clip is pretty cool.  I actually remember all of the covers for the first 35 seconds or so.  I must have stopped renewing my subscription in 1990...


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