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11:00 AM on 02.23.2014

Conker creator talks working with Nintendo and Microsoft

The latest issue of NF Magazine is one of my favorites. We managed to squeeze interviews with Yacht Club Games (Shovel Knight), Lorne Lanning (Oddworld), Crazy Viking Studios (Shinobi, Volgarr the Viking), Yuji Naka (Son...

Jonathan Holmes


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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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Kojima cover story in OPM confirms Metal Gear Solid 5 photo
Kojima cover story in OPM confirms Metal Gear Solid 5
by Conrad Zimmerman

The latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine is going to hit stands in the UK with all the force of a nuclear warhead delivered from any point on the globe using some kind of bi-pedal tank. Their cover story is none other than Hideo Kojima, who gives an interview containing thoughts on Metal Gear Solid: Rising as well as the future of the series in Metal Gear Solid 5.

They also did a photoshoot which, for some inexplicable reason, I really want to see. I don't know when it was that we celebritized our game developers to the point where I am interested in a gallery of photos of a guy who sits behind a keyboard all day, but we're there, people. It's like the nerdy kids who wanted to be rock stars are seeing their dreams come true.

Did I mention there's a Metal Gear Solid 5 thing going on? Yeah. I'm not even going to begin to speculate on that. Magazine hits stands November 29, but OPM UK will be dripping out information from the interview between then and now. Internet panties, twist thyself!

Historic issue 65 cover features Hideo Kojima [OPM UK]

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7:00 PM on 10.30.2011

Zelda Zine is a grand collection of Zelda fan art

This past week, the GameCity videogame culture festival went down in Nottingham England. As part of the festivities, a Zelda Takeover Day was planned to celebrate the Zelda series' 25th anniversary. For the occasion, Cory Sch...

Tony Ponce

7:00 PM on 10.23.2011

GameFan chief says the industry is a sad state of affairs

If you're like me, you grew up reading Diehard GameFan. The magazine was as close as we had to a Destructoid back in the 1990's; independent, opinionated, and more focused on the love of games than getting rich. What a l...

Jonathan Holmes

11:00 AM on 05.08.2011

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 likely to be revealed soon

Now, I know that you may find this difficult to believe, but it seems as if Activision plans to release a third entry in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series. Shocking, right? The latest issue of the UK's Official Pla...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:00 PM on 01.09.2011

Jade and Goro confirmed for Mortal Kombat 9

Good news, Mortal Kombat fans; the series' original four-armed demon boss and emerald clad lady-ninja are coming back for round 9. The latest issue of Game Informer has confirmed their appearance, but I wont be showing you sc...

Jonathan Holmes

12:00 PM on 11.21.2010

Ashley Davis is featured in a magazine that you must buy

Our own Ashley Davis has been up in Seattle this weekend. What for, you may ask? To attend the launch party of videogame culture shop Attract Mode's newest art magazine. And why would she be attending this party? Why, because...

Tony Ponce

5:00 PM on 09.05.2010

Rare spills guts about company's history

Rare has been kicking around for about 25 years, and despite having a low or two recent years, it has had a great impact on gaming. Known for being a bit camera shy, Rare tends to hold its secrets close to its chest. That's n...

Tony Ponce

5:00 AM on 09.05.2010

Game Informer's BioShock Infinite covers are so class

I'm not sure I'll ever get into the BioShock series, and I've long since given up on Game Informer, but I'll be damned if the cover art for the October issue isn't a treat to look at! Unveiled at PAX, the issue sports three d...

Tony Ponce

1:00 AM on 09.01.2010

Yun and Yang hinted for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade

No, that not the "hint" above. That would be a full on reveal. The hint comes from the latest issue of Arcadia magazine, a Japanese publication focused on the modern day arcade scene. "Arcade scene." Sigh. The scan shows the ...

Jonathan Holmes





3:40 PM on 08.09.2010

Dragon Age 2's console-itis becoming more acute

Ha! That was actually an inflammatory leading header designed to get your attention. If you're reading this, it worked! Journalism! Plus, I've always wanted to use "console-itis" in a post. That said, the accusations that Dra...

Josh Tolentino

10:20 AM on 07.21.2010

Pokemon Company suing mag over photos of Pokemon Cards

Why is it always the creators of the cute stuff that seem to be the most ruthless and aggressive? The Pokemon Company seems to be pulling a Disney, suing the creator of Pokemon Unofficial Collector! magazine for using photogr...

Jim Sterling

8:40 AM on 07.07.2010

GameFan might be a magazine you'd like

Print is dead? So they say, but I'm not buying it. What I will be buying, however, is an issue of GameFan if my local stores aren't too ignorant to not stock it. GameFan is what used to be Play, a magazine devoted far more to...

Jim Sterling

1:00 PM on 05.31.2010

Killer deal on gaming mag subscriptions at Amazon.com

Print's not dead, folks. There are plenty of writers busting their ass to deliver quality gaming content to newstands (or your mailbox) monthly. Not convinced? Maybe this great deal will change your mind. Amazon.com is offeri...

Nick Chester

9:20 AM on 05.12.2010

Best Buy launching official game magazine

GameStop has Game Informer, and soon it shall be rivaled by Best Buy and its own gaming rag, @Gamer. Dubbed the "official games magazine of Best Buy", @Gamer is to be helmed by reputed writer Andy Eddy and published by F...

Jim Sterling