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Benjanime
well guys i chanced upon picking up the last issue of NP and it had quite a lot of feedback from fans as well as some old members of the magazine giving out their memories of the magazine.

one section that took my attention was the "top 285 favorite nintendo power games of all time" list that had quite a selection of title released on nintendo consoles from past and present. one game that they listed was conker's bad fur day, which left me with quite a surprise.

another section, which was also the last couple of pages, was a nester comic involving nester (now a young adult) and his son maxwell, as they put up the last issue of nintendo power in their bookcase archived of all of the previous issues, with maxwell calling it "100% completion". but as they're both about to head out of a room archived with nintendo power posters and the bookcase to go and play a game of new super mario bros. U, nester looks back into the room and cuts off the lights as the comic concludes. it was rather depressing, but it served a purpose to end the magazine.



as one last curtain call, they added in a poster with the issue that features the cover of every nintendo power issue, beginning to end. also, the cover for the final issue is a bit of a recreation of the first issue cover, as a remembrance to the magazine's legacy.



even though i didn't have every issue of this fine magazine, it's understandable that it had to go, since it was mostly for information and that we now have the internet to know about anything video game related, and since most magazines began to get a little rusty around the mid 2000s, but i did get my share of fun out of these just by the pictures and reviews alone, as well as hearing about the stuff going on at the E3 expo.

let this mark the end of an old friend, and an end of an era. good day, folks

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Vaporman87
I was disheartened when I heard about this. It's sad to see a staple of gaming come to an end. I never really had many of the Nintendo Power mags as I did not want to limit myself to only getting information on one console or brand when so many others were popping up. Even so, I hate to see it go.

One magazine I subscribed to later on was NextGen (or Next Generation). I have every issue from beginning to end. I even have one of the first issues still sealed up in the protective bag it mailed in. I liked that magazine because it catered to an older fan base. Hated to see that one go as well.
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Derk
I was really sad when I heard that this magazine was coming to an end. I rarely bought it/read it at all anymore, but it was still said to see a staple of my childhood end.

That comic in the final issue was pretty depressing and well done. I think that was my favorite part of the issue.
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blueluigi
While it is sad that Nintendo Power is ending, it's also not that surprising to me since there are much better video game magazines out there like GameInformer. I was a subscriber to Nintendo Power not too long ago, and the most recent issues to me felt like nothing more than just one big Nintendo advertisement. Not to mention that they would usually give all positive reviews on their Nintendo products no matter how good or bad that game is.

As far as the last issue goes. I might still check it out. It looks like they're paying tribute to when Nintendo Power was in it's prime, so I am willing to check that out.
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HarryCanyon

Been subscribing to that magazine since i was 6 and i'm very sad it's dead now and the last issue was worth it.
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Vaporman87
Is EGM still around?
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Benjanime
i dunno, i've heard that throughout some of EGM's late years that the staff kinda had trouble keeping it going. there was an "EGM2" that lasted for a short while
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