Feature Hot Zelda: Link To The Past Takes From '90s Game Mags, 30 Years Later
A link to the Link to the Past past
Let us set the scene: The year is 1992. You are sitting in your living room, wearing something with massive shoulder pads, probably. Guns N' Roses is playing on the radio. Social media does not yet exist. Raise your sword if you miss the '90s It is into this peaceful scene that we can add a sprinkling of video...
News Premium Gaming Journal 'Lock-On' Is On Course For A Third Volume
Includes a look at the "darker side of Pikmin"
Lost in Cult's excellent Lock-On is a 'premium gaming journal' that has been on our radar for a while now. The debut volume focused almost entierly on PlayStation, while the second issue spread its wings a little more and covered a wider range of topics. The team behind this most noble of ventures is...
News Ex-Nintendo Staffers To Share Behind-The-Scenes Stories In Nintendo Power Reunion Livestream
"An incredible afternoon of stories"
For many of our friends in the US, Nintendo Power magazine was the way to get all the latest news, guides and more relating to the latest Nintendo games. Kicking off in 1988 and running for 24 years, the magazine was known for its official ties to Nintendo – it was originally designed and created in-house,...
Watch Video Game Historians Are About To Unbox 600 Rare And Retro Game Magazines
Oh god, the papercuts
Are we not all fans of the past? We were all there, after all. And sure, sometimes the past was hard - but it had its great moments, too. Anyway, prepare to crumble into dust as we tell you all about these "vintage" game magazines that are about to be revealed to the public! That's right, your childhood is vintage now! The...
News Ninty Fresh Aims To Relive The Glory Days Of Nintendo Print Magazines
Kickstarter is now live!
Readers of a certain age will remember a time when the latest Nintendo news was brought to you alongside the glorious smell of ink, a shiny cover featuring your favourite gaming heroes, and - if you were lucky - the odd freebie like a double-sided poster or a pin badge. We're talking, of course, about print magazines. We'd...
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
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...
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...