Nintendo Power magazine is ceasing publication after 24 years, Ars Technica is reporting. "Nintendo what now?" you may be asking. "Magahuh?" you may say as you read this on your iPad.
In the pre-Internet days, video game news came from magazines, and Nintendo Power was the king of them all. It started as the Nintendo Fun Club, a short publication that probably doesn't even qualify as a magazine, before bursting out as a full-fledged magazine with a Super Mario Bros. 2 cover story. (You can read the entire first issue here.)
As a lifelong gamer, it was the first magazine I ever forced my mom to subscribe to when I was a small tyke (emphasis on that; I'm not that old), so it makes me a little sad to hear. I subscribed for years personally, until Nintendo systems became more of a niche and first the PlayStation 2 and later the Xbox 360 achieved market dominance.