Nintendo Power leaving leads to Operation: Power Up
Welcome to Operation Power Up! Our mission is to convince Nintendo to keep Nintendo Power alive. Please like our page and support the movement. We are currently concentrating on increasing our numbers. So if you wish to join the cause, your first mission as a defender of Nintendo Power is to spread the word. We'll need all the soldiers we can get!
Wow, so much aggressive defeatism and cynical apathy. It could make you think the human spirit is dead or something.
This magazine was more than just a biased review rag or an outdated tips and hints guide. It was comics and fanart, fan letters of personal experiences and contests, it WAS a tribute to the fans. Hell, it was originally a fanclub newsletter started by a guy working in the warehouses. Its legacy is too old and ingrained in the history of nintendo to just let it die miserably like this. There's no doubt that its become only a husk of its former self, thats why the interest to restucture and continue it must be drummed up. It can still continue to exist in one way or another, whether as a restructured magazine that refocuses back on entertainment value like in its past or just a channel on the Wii. This might fail but its better to try than lay down and just accept a symbol of gaming history dying off.
"It is a sign of strength to cry out against fate, rather than to bow one's head and succumb."
Some people just can't let it go, it seems...
HA! Lost cause I do believe. I think Nintendo should of hinted at being canceled a while back to see if gamers wanted to keep the magazine around they would of had time to subscribe. But yeah.....time to move on. This is the equivalent of pleading to Sega to keep producing consoles after the Dreamcast.
Based on a lot of the comments I'm reading, I'm starting to think that no one really watched the video. A lot of commenters are stating that the people in the video weren't subscribers, but at no time during the video do the people speaking ever say whether they were or they weren't.
Commenters are also saying that their strugle is pointless because printed media is a dying breed, but the speakers in the video acknowledge this fact and state that they wouldn't mind NP coming back as a digital magazine or a website, or a combination of a zine, digital zine, and a site (a la GameInformer).
I hope that before anyone else comments they pay attention to the video.
Whose to say they weren't subscribers? They could very well have been.
True. I wished NP would continue as a PDF.
You know what you should've done? Subscribed to Nintendo Power while you still had the chance. You guys should just move on. Don't get me wrong, I'm impressed by your power and will but a petition will not bring Nintendo Power back.
Ok this will sound sick but: I want this to fail. Face it all of you guys screwed up, you never subscribed to Nintendo Power and now that they're leaving you're all crying about it. Really the only people to blame is yourself, for not subscribing to them. Nintendo Power is a business, a business needs money to pay it's editors, employees, supplies and maintenance. Nintendo Power seem to have lost this money, because of a drop in subscribers and the rise of the Internet. There's no way it'll survive, with Nintendo Direct previewing all of the games for you, there's no reason to have it anymore, unless they decided to rename Nintendo Direct to Nintendo Power, then open a channel for 3DS, Wii and WIi U to browse and read, while adding some articles and reviews by INDEPENDENT people, not Nintendo hired folks.
I for see this one ending only in tears.
Yeah... Nintendo Power is over for guys, its a piece of media thats slowly dying. The print press has been having problems for years, theres no reason to prolong it.
Agree since all that will happen is once the initial amount of support ends, the magazine will still face the same problems as before.
As much as I Want NP to continue, and I do, Craig is right. So till it ends on December I'll enjoy my Np.
let it go people. "They Call Me The Fizz" is right in his opinion that praticle way to keep Nintendo Power alive is as a channel on wii you or a form of digital media. No more hardcopies for the masses
They said that. Had you watched the video, you would have known they offered a digital revival as an objective of this movement. In fact, because of you, I'm going to go and like their facebook page and spread the link now to counteract such blind negativity.
It's digital for a super low cost or nothing
To be perfectly honest, the only way NP could survive is as a "channel" on WiiU's online infrastructure
I've said this all along and hate to be "that guy" but the best "petition" you could possibly sign is by subscribing to the magazine. Unfortunately not enough people signed that petition and now Nintendo has to make the necessary decisions that suits them best.
Print is gone deal with it. plus im hoping for a digital nintendo magazine to appear on the wii u.