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Updated: Shigeru Miyamoto will NOT be Guest Editor for the 100th Issue of Official Nintendo Magazine

Shigeru Miyamoto will NOT be Guest Editor for the 100th Issue of Official Nintendo Magazine

"We apologise to those of you who got really excited by these few words"

UPDATE: Official Nintendo Magazine have now updated their website retracting "the four words that have appeared on the Next Month page" as Shigeru Miyamoto will 'now not be guest editing'. Instead, Miyamoto will make 'all manner of contributions' to the landmark issue, along...

News: Nintendo Force To Reveal Exclusive Mutant Mudds Deluxe Info

Nintendo Force To Reveal Exclusive Mutant Mudds Deluxe Info

Issue one is available today

You've probably heard of Nintendo Force already - it's a venture by a team of dedicated Nintendo fans (including our very own Corbie Dillard) to recreate the magic of the now-defunct Nintendo Power. Although it doesn't have the blessing or involvement of the original Nintendo Power staff, Nintendo Force is aiming to be...

News: Pixel Nation Volume 2 Hits Stands

Pixel Nation Volume 2 Hits Stands

Bubbly bobbly

Independent retro games magazine Pixel Nation has just published its second issue, available in both physical and PDF form. This volume comes loaded with articles on topics as diverse as bizarre NES accessories — ever heard of the Miracle Piano? — and a look back at classic gaming year 1986, there's something for everyone,...

News: NES-Bit Magazine Volume 2 Hits the Stands

NES-Bit Magazine Volume 2 Hits the Stands

Back to the past

Fans of the humble Nintendo Entertainment System can learn more about their favourite machine with a new issue of NES-Bit, a fan magazine devoted to all things 8-bit. The second issue features a look back at the NES vs. Master System war, a guide to importing Famicom titles, a Castlevania series retrospective and much more. It's...

News: New Retro Magazine "Pixel Nation" Launches

New Retro Magazine "Pixel Nation" Launches

It's good, too

Anyone who loves retro gaming might want to get their chops around Pixel Nation, a new quarterly magazine dedicated to the world of old-school digital entertainment. The first issue of the 100-page, full colour periodical includes articles on topics dear to many Nintendo hearts: famed composer Koji Kondo takes the spotlight, and the...

News: NES Bit Magazine Powers Up with Issue Two

NES Bit Magazine Powers Up with Issue Two

8 bits of glory

In September we reported on the first issue of NES-Bit magazine; originally intended as a one-off, it performed well enough for editor Lorfarius to start work on issue two. Available as a PDF at first before getting a print release, the next issue covers a range of topics, with a special feature on the much-loved Castlevania series...

News: After 25 Years, The NES Gets A New Magazine

After 25 Years, The NES Gets A New Magazine

Oh happy day

The humble Nintendo Entertainment System: responsible for bringing so many to sip from the cup of gaming, and now enjoying yet another lease of life via the recent 3DS Ambassador games. As with all Nintendo consoles it has a dedicated following online, but it could soon have a bigger presence in the print world as website NES-Bit.com...

Feature: The Making of TOTAL! Magazine

The Making of TOTAL! Magazine

Steve Jarratt and Andy Dyer spill the beans on the production of one of the UK's most endearing Nintendo publications

It’s hard to believe it now, but back in the early ‘90s Nintendo was not the dominant force on UK shores. That accolade went to Sega, whose 8-bit Master System and 16-bit Mega Drive were the driving force behind the console revolution in that region of the world. However, with..

Feature: The Making of Super Play Magazine

The Making of Super Play Magazine

The hitherto untold story of the UK's finest SNES-focused publication

As much as it pains us to admit it, print media is slowly coming to the end of its relevance in the video game industry. Although some pockets of resistance still exist and continue to fight the good fight, the truth is that magazines have been usurped from their position on the...

News: Retro Gamer Celebrates the N64 with Special Issue

Retro Gamer Celebrates the N64 with Special Issue

64-bit baby in depth

With Bomberman Hero arriving on Virtual Console today in Europe, the N64 is firmly back in many gamers' minds, while for some it never went away. This month's issue of Retro Gamer magazine is ideal for both, as it's a special collector's edition detailing Nintendo's 64-bit beauty in all its glory. Taking a look through the...