Like many gamers around the world, we’ve been very sad to see Nintendo Power magazine go the way of the Dodo. Yes, we’re aware that all things must come to an end. But even this?
Apparently not. Nintendo fans from around the web have gathered to get behind Nintendo Force, a fan-fueled successor to the legendary Nintendo Power magazine we all grew up with. The website is currently hosting a single image with a bit of backstory, profiles of the staff, and social media information (but of course). Lucas Thomas, who you might recognize from IGN, begins the announcement like this:
Like so many of you, the thought of a world without Nintendo Power saddened me greatly. I’ve grown up with NP. I’ve kept an active subscription since the ’80s. I never even updated the mailing address–every volume has been delivered straight to my parents’ house, and as an adult it’s been a critical connection point back to my childhood every time I’ve come to visit. The thought of that absence made me feel like a piece of my boyhood was dying.
What’s worse, NP ended before I could share it with my own son–something I’ve looked forward to since becoming a father. That thought was the last straw. And so, after spending a single night sulking, I sprang into action.
The mention of sharing the magic of Nintendo with the next generation definitely made me smile, and even sniff a little bit. We at GeekMom wish them the best of luck in their new endeavor! Watching fans band together to do amazing things, yeah, that’s part of what makes the internet so darn amazing.