Print isn't dead?
The internet has changed a lot of things in modern life. We now consume more music, videos and news online than ever before, and as a result those industries have had to change dramatically in order to compensate and survive. Music and video retailers are closing down while paid-for print media is feeling the pinch due to the fact...
CVG name to disappear
Future Publishing has confirmed that the CVG brand is to be killed off, marking the end of more than three decades of video game coverage. Computer & Video Games — CVG for short — began life back in 1981, covering the burgeoning UK home computer market. The magazine at this time was printed on black and white paper and...
Trusted producers such as Aonuma-san and Eguchi-san have greater control
It's been common knowledge for a couple of years that Shigeru Miyamoto's role has evolved at Nintendo. Once a producer with a heavy hands-on influence on multiple franchises, he still serves a role of oversight but with less micro-management, with the famed game designer and...
"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...
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...
Clay models make a comeback
A few months back Nintendo revealed that Nintendo Power, the magazine with 25 years of history, would sadly not be making it into 2013. Advent calendar windows across the land are now being opened, and Nintendo Power’s doors will unfortunately be closed for the last time on 11th December when the final issue is...
Going out with a bang
As we reported last week, UK publication Nintendo Gamer has come to the end of its life, marking the sad conclusion of a story which started two decades ago with first issue of Super Play. Nintendo Gamer can trace its ancestry back to that publication, although it has understandably endured a few name changes along the way...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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