Spiritual successor to Nintendo Power, "Nintendo Force" announced

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I'm skeptical that a bunch of Nintendo bloggers starting a "magazine" with no publisher backing constitutes in any way a spiritual successor to Nintendo Power... Or even how this team will deliver something different than the blogs they already write for already does.
 
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Nintendo World Report + GN + Nintendo Life = Win

I don't visit the other sites.

Yay! Can't wait. Guess it'll be a PDF and not a actual magazine, tho that would be cool. Sadly, your probably gonna need a credit card for this. Please sell it on amazon so I can get it with gift cards.

Edit: or as a subscription on iTunes.
 
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I'm skeptical that a bunch of Nintendo bloggers starting a "magazine" with no publisher backing constitutes in any way a spiritual successor to Nintendo Power... Or even how this team will deliver something different than the blogs they already write for already does.
Until Nintendo opens up to people and actually starts letting in a bunch of people into their dev houses, or unless they can get consisten reveals, any Nintendo dedicated magazine is going to fall apart. I do really like the people over at Nintendoworldreport though.
 
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Im sorry but I dont see the point of this. There are like 2 other 'np revivals" just this like. If Nintendo isnt backing it whats the point? It will just be a lot of old news, previews you can find online, etc.
 
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I'm skeptical that a bunch of Nintendo bloggers starting a "magazine" with no publisher backing constitutes in any way a spiritual successor to Nintendo Power... Or even how this team will deliver something different than the blogs they already write for already does.
Gonna have to agree. Is this even an actual magazine you can buy in stores?
 
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Nintendo Power's problem wasn't a lack of good talent. It was that print magazines are going obsolete, and it's harder than ever to convince people to pay for content when gaming news hits the internet literally the minute anything is announced.

Maybe if there were an officially-sanctioned Nintendo magazine that came with a Playstation Plus-style service it would stand a chance (e.g. join Nintendo Power for $20/year, get discounts on downloadable games, bonus content for Nintendo's built-in games, a special designation on your profile, etc.)

But the idea that you can throw together a team of people to write about video games, and convince people to pay for it, seems rather outdated.
 
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Until Nintendo opens up to people and actually starts letting in a bunch of people into their dev houses, or unless they can get consisten reveals, any Nintendo dedicated magazine is going to fall apart. I do really like the people over at Nintendoworldreport though.
They don't need exclusive content or reveals.

In the end, all it boils down to is having quality/insightful reviews and articles, keeping up to speed with news, and establishing a steady stream of content, whether it be videos or images.
 
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Interesting. I assume this one's not owned by Future (Else why even end Nintendo Power?) but I do like Jonathan Holmes. But still.. will this one be available digital? This is 2012, paper magazines are just so outdated. But I might be convinced to get a subscription on my iPad.
 

Shig

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I'm skeptical that a bunch of Nintendo bloggers starting a "magazine" with no publisher backing constitutes in any way a spiritual successor to Nintendo Power... Or even how this team will deliver something different than the blogs they already write for already does.
With Jon Kay on designer duties, I'm going to say being amazing to look at will probably constitute one significant facet of their 'something different' quotient.
 
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Exactly, they need something different than what their websites currently offer. People don't want a magazine just for the hell of wanting a magazine. I would be much more interested in a website composed of all these people.
Of all the people mentioned, I think only RMC doesn't do much original content in comparison to the rest. If it goes digital, then it has a shot. Maybe they can do 2 issues a month or something with a digital format.
 

Gahiggidy

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Not sure what to take away from the name. Are they planning to force their passion for Nintendo onto other people?
 
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I'm willing to give this a shot. I just hope they don't just try to be another EGM or GI. Try and differentiate yourselve if you want to get noticed. I like how GameFan (when they bother to release their issues) take game reviews to another level. Their Sin & Punishment: Star Successor review was amazing. Over a dozen pages, all original self-taken screenshots (not the standard stock shots every magazine uses), and developer interview. This compared to the 1/4 page 1 paragraph review the game received from EGM. Dedicate more pages to the non-block busters that are ususally ignored by the likes of EGM and GI. I would definately support something like that.
 
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That striped line background is kind of irritating to read on. Also I wish they had made the twitter/facebook links clickable.

I'm hoping this turns into more of a Nintendo blog that produces a magazine, than a magazine that contains Nintendo bloggers.