R.I.P. Nintendo Power

By Deane Barker on August 22, 2012

Nintendo Power magazine to cease publication: I never read an issue, but there’s no denying this magazine’s staying power through the history of video gaming.

Nintendo Power is one of the longest-running game magazines in the country, having been published continuously since the summer of 1988, when it started as a bi-monthly outgrowth of the previous Nintendo Fun Club newsletter. the magazine went monthly in 1990, with Nintendo producing articles that were often just thinly veiled marketing copy through late 2007, when it started contracting the brand out for a more independent angle from tech-and-game-focused Future Publishing.

Now that I think about it, it’s fairly amazing that it made it this far.