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Last issue of Nintendo Power available now, founders look back

The last issue of Nintendo Power is on newsstands today, giving you one final trip into the magazine that kickstarted many a Mario and Zelda obsession. To commemorate the occasion, Gamasutra has a nice feature up with the magazine's founders looking back on its history. According to one of the...

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The NES before it was the NES (and the knitting machine that almost was)

Before the Famicom became the Nintendo Entertainment system, Nintendo of America had plans to launch it as the "Advanced Video System," a totally different looking device with weird, weird peripherals. And before Howard Phillips was the bow-tied foil to Nester in Nintendo Power comics, he was a...

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Nintendo icon Howard Phillips joins Epic-owned Chair Entertainment

Undertow developer Chair Entertainment has hired Howard Phillips as its new Studio Director. Phillips is best known for his time at Nintendo, during which he became a spokesman for the company and the star of Nintendo Power's "Howard & Nester" comic strip. Since then, he has worked at...

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Promotional Consideration: Nester's return

This month's 20th anniversary issue of Nintendo Power seemed to leave everyone's head spinning with its exclusive Wii news, Mega Man 9 and Castlevania Judgment, so much so, that hardly anyone noticed the magazine's other big item: a new Nester comic! A lot has happened since we last saw him over...

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