Tag: Magazines

  • Feature Flicking Through The Debut Issue Of Switch Player

    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...

  • News The World's Oldest Video Game Media Brand Is Being Killed Off After 33 Years

    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...

  • News Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines His Evolving Role in Overseeing Projects

    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...

  • Updated 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

    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 Final Nintendo Power Cover Pays Homage To First Issue

    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...

  • News Final Issue of Nintendo Gamer Launches With Exclusive Wil Overton Cover

    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...

  • News 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

  • Feature 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

    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...