Cliff Bleszinski of Gears of War-fame has shared a beautiful tribute to Nintendo Power, which will see its last issue released in late November. Here’s the introduction:
The Nintendo Fun Club, and later Nintendo Power, were incredibly important periodicals for me growing up in suburban New England. Remember, I grew up in an era pre-internet, so any data one could acquire about games came from only a handful of sources—the back of the box, or from a network of friends. The latter were often unreliable in the fact that they’d make up urban legends, such as the one about the negative worlds in Super Mario Brothers in which Mario allegedly got to go skiing
But you’ll want to read the full thing for his complete warm and fuzzy feelings.