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6:00 AM on 08.30.2012

WB Games announces Scribblenauts Unlimited preorder bonus

Continuing in the grand tradition of Scribblenauts pre-order bonuses, WB Games has announced a sweet treat for those who reserve their copy of Unlimited in advance. Plunk down your pre-order pennies at Gamestop for Scribblena...

Holly Green

4:00 AM on 08.30.2012

Get shot up with a heavy dose of Rise of the Triad

On the H.U.N.T. for more details on the Rise of the Triad revival? The good folks over at Apogee Software have got you covered. They've blessed us with a huge batch of goodies to sift through, from a fresh batch of screen sh...

Holly Green

5:00 PM on 08.25.2012

Set a world record with Nintendo during PAX Prime!

With PAX now less than a week away, it's time to start planning your Prime experience. Sure there are panels, parties, and various city attractions to entertain and distract you, but have you considered setting a world record...

Holly Green

10:30 PM on 08.21.2012

New Dance Central 3 dev diary travels through dance time

Dance Central has always been light on the story and heavy on the action, but this fall, that's all about to change. Harmonix has just released new details on that story mode you've heard so little about, giving us a look at...

Holly Green



Nintendo Power may be going under (Update) photo
Nintendo Power may be going under (Update)
by Holly Green

[Update 2: "Nintendo can confirm that Future US will end the production of Nintendo Power magazine with the last issue slated for December 2012," we were told by a representative of the company.]

[Update: Ars amended its article to include Twitter confirmations by Nintendo Power senior editor Chris Hoffman and writer Phil Theobald concerning the magazine's closure, but the Tweets have since been mysteriously deleted.]

A beloved, longstanding mainstay of the Nintendo gaming scene may soon be another casualty in the war between print and digital. According to an Ars Technica source, Nintendo Power is no more. Staffers were allegedly told of the closure last week, and already have been moved to other Future Publishing publications (among them GamesRadar and MacLife). The fate of the year's remaining issues, and how Nintendo Power's 475,000 subscribers will be compensated, is currently unknown.

As for the cause, the source cites the notorious difficulty in working with Nintendo, who are said to be "uninterested" in making the lucrative move to digital distribution. Neither Nintendo nor Future Publishing have commented on the closure so far, but if the source is correct and editors have already been moved to other projects, certainly some answers will be coming soon.

Source: Nintendo Power magazine to cease publication [Ars Technica]

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10:00 PM on 08.20.2012

Four part Borderlands comic to explore origin story

Starting this fall, IDW Publishing is releasing a four part Borderlands comic set before the original game. Penned by Mikey Neumann, famed games writer behind the Aliens: Colonial Marines and the first Borderlands, the series...

Holly Green

7:30 PM on 08.20.2012

Get warmed up for Dance Central 3 with a new trailer

It's almost curtains up on the latest installment in the Dance Central series! With only two months to go, Harmonix has released this new trailer, featuring "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor, "Da Butt" by E.U., and "OMG" b...

Holly Green

9:00 PM on 08.15.2012

Walking Dead episode 2 statistics reveal surprising trend

At the heart of episodic Walking Dead video game lies a unique experience tailored to the many ambiguous moral choices that can be made by the player throughout the progression of the story. In this new trailer (beware the s...

Holly Green

8:00 PM on 08.15.2012

Probe a new Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask trailer

You sir, are no Gentleman. That is what I would say to the dastardly antagonist of Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask if I had the chance. In this new footage, Professor Layton receives a message from an old friend a...

Holly Green

6:00 PM on 08.14.2012

This NSMB2 ad is the hottest thing I've seen in my life

With the debut of New Super Mario Bros. 2 less than a week away, Nintendo's rollin' out the big name celebrities for their latest ad airing in the UK. In this one Penelope Cruz and her sister Monica go head to head in Coin R...

Holly Green





3:45 PM on 08.14.2012

gamescom: God of War: Ascension flaunts multiplayer mode

It's been awhile since we heard anything about God of War: Ascension's multiplayer (Dale previewed it way back in April), but with this week's gamescom press event Sony has released some promising new footage.  A p...

Holly Green

12:59 PM on 08.14.2012

gamescom: PS+ is getting storage update, coming to Vita

Sony has just announced that PlayStation Plus subscribers are getting a handy update, a Cloud storage boosting upping the space from 150 MB to a full 1 GB. PlayStation Plus will also be coming to the Vita and will cost 49 Eur...

Holly Green

12:40 PM on 08.14.2012

gamescom: Sony confirms more All-Stars characters

Sony has just confirmed a batch of new PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale characters, including some leaked through a recent piece of art accidentally posted to the official site. Dante in his Dmc: Devil May Cry form, Spike...

Holly Green

5:50 PM on 08.10.2012

Get hype for Sleeping Dogs with a new launch day trailer

Here it is, almost launch day and they had to go and release a trailer. I guess Square Enix just couldn't let Sleeping Dogs lie. With that flaccid attempt at humor out of the way, I highly encourage you to watch this footage...

Holly Green

9:00 PM on 08.09.2012

Toki Tori 2 announced for Wii U

It was only last February that Two Tribes announced their pursuit of Toki Tori 2 on Wii U, and in the six months since, they've not only succeeded, they've also developed a feature exclusive to Nintendo's next console. The T...

Holly Green

6:00 PM on 08.09.2012

Maxwell suits up Mario-style in Scribblenauts Unlimited

What do Maxwell and Mario have in common? Apparently a wardrobe. The latest issue of Nintendo Power reports that Maxwell will be able to wear a tanuki or frog suit, the power ups that Mario first wore Super Mario Bros. 3...

Holly Green