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Kickstarter: Pure Nintendo Magazine UPDATE: Received my first issue
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September 26, 2012, 18:02:32
 
I saw this on NinTemple.com. The new magazine is called Pure Nintendo Magazine. It will be bi-monthly so for the mathematically challenged that's six issues per year. Twenty bucks gets you a subscription and there are perks for those who want to donate more. Here's the link. I for one will be backing this. The internet is best for fast info of course, but there's just something about a real magazine that sets it apart.

Also, if you haven't checked out NinTemple's forums I hope you'll consider it. It's much quieter but has a nice core group of people including people like Negative World Podcast co-host NinSage (Joe). There's a link on Neg World's front page.

UPDATE: Pure Nintendo Magazine has added additional support levels with additional rewards.

For those that have never supported a Kickstarter project this was my first time and it was very easy. It just took a couple of minutes. Also the fact that I checked out via Amazon made me feel very comfortable that my money was safe.

UPDATE from the PNM Kickstarter page: Pure Nintendo Magazine said:
Some of the chatter on forum posts have questioned what PNM can offer that is different from other online gaming sites. We want to reassure you that we do have official support from Nintendo to run PNM. We have full rights to use the name, and we are working closely with Nintendo's legal and PR teams to guarantee that PNM will feature plenty of exclusive content not available anywhere else.

Many fans have also mentioned that one of the things they disliked about NP was that they didn't focus enough on third party content. Because PNM is "by fans, for fans", third party titles and game studios will be featured just as prominently. We already have contacts inside several studios developing titles for Wii U and 3DS, and are working hard to gain more.

Thanks for all you do, and please continue to spread the word!

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Posted: 09/26/12, 18:02:32  - Edited by 
 on: 10/27/12, 00:46:26    
 
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For 20 dollars, I might jump in on this. I too enjoy Nintendo magazines and this seems to have a good amount of content.


Posted by 
 on: 09/26/12, 18:12:59
I was even more sad when Nintendo Power went down than I thought I'd be. I was just saying I'd sub to N Gamer despite the cost difference then they stopped. My only other option before I saw this was ONM which at around $90 I still might do but this I am definitely going for.


Posted by 
 on: 09/26/12, 18:20:38
I dunno Nintendo Power was the shiat because it had A LOT of exclusive news....even after Nintendo stopped owning them. If I wanted a Nintendo magazine I'd want that same exclusiveness that I couldn't find on a website somewhere. Or maybe they can start an online magazine as well. I do think theres not enough Nintendo love though


Posted by 
 on: 09/26/12, 18:32:09
@Wellsy529Agreed. Nintendo seems to be controlling the word on their media and press a lot more as of late. I doubt this will have any exclusive information we don't already know from websites. Maybe if they did in-depth interviews and retrospects it can work. I'll consider it since I could use some good reading material.


Posted by 
 on: 09/26/12, 20:19:44
I miss Nintendo Power a lot too, guys, but will this magazine have... Well, what has been stated above me!
Exclusives are important. Even tiny ones.

Hmm...


Posted by 
 on: 09/26/12, 21:20:23  - Edited by 
 on: 09/26/12, 21:21:27
ploot said:
I miss Nintendo Power a lot too, guys, but will this magazine have... Well, what has been stated above me!
Exclusives are important. Even tiny ones.

It would be nice to have exclusives but I would agree with what others so far have speculated - namely that this magazine is not likely to have any or at least not many. Also of course the internet is the way to get the latest news on any subject. Still that's not why I subscribed to Nintendo Power, and it won't be a deterrent to me subbing to Pure Nintendo Magazine.

First off there's something about getting that new magazine in the mail. I mean, we get so much junk mail and bills that it's nice to get something I actually look forward to. Also just holding and casually flipping through the pages, admiring the artwork (without ads on the side of every page) reading the articles and special features, it's a refreshing tactile feel instead of clicking a mouse or swiping the glass pane of an iPad. If that means little or nothing to many people I get that but I, and I'm guessing others still enjoy it in addition to our usual surfing.

I guess I'll make the rather weak observation that technically any article or feature written specifically for the magazine is an exclusive (kinda sorta).

Of course there's also the fact that these are dedicated Nintendo fans trying to start something potentially special here. It would be nice to be a small part of that.


Posted by 
 on: 09/26/12, 23:12:35  - Edited by 
 on: 09/26/12, 23:18:35
@Robknoxious1
Your description of getting a new NP in the mail and flipping through it made me extremely nostalgic. Curses! Now I may look into this.
I am easily swayed at times.


Posted by 
 on: 09/26/12, 23:45:55
Mannn. Now I'm sad.

I don't know what to do.


Posted by 
 on: 09/27/12, 00:27:54
ploot said:
@Robknoxious1
Your description of getting a new NP in the mail and flipping through it made me extremely nostalgic. Curses! Now I may look into this.
I am easily swayed at times.
Cool! I'm easily swayed too! Hey Ploot. when are you going to be on the podcast again? I like your quirky/fun/insightful input.

Mr_Mustache said:
Mannn. Now I'm sad.

I don't know what to do.
It's just twenty bucks, go for it =)

I'm free with other people's money =p


Posted by 
 on: 09/27/12, 01:34:42
@Robknoxious1
I'm a little behind on the podcasts and I don't feel right being on unless I am totally caught up. Two episodes left!

If they'll take me, I'll gladly be on again in the future.


Posted by 
 on: 09/27/12, 03:04:57
@ploot

Do it! Next ep?


Posted by 
 on: 09/27/12, 03:09:33
@DrFinkelstein
WHOA! Fink's a ninja.

Hmm, well I have to catch up first. When's the next episode set to record?

ALSO:

New Nintendo magazine! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!


Posted by 
 on: 09/27/12, 03:16:28
@ploot

Probably next thurs/fri/sat somewhere


Posted by 
 on: 09/27/12, 03:29:36
This may be the first kickstarter I support. As @Robknoxious1 mentioned, there's something special about flipping through a magazine.


Posted by 
 on: 09/27/12, 05:58:24
I've never done a kickstarter....how the hell do you know you're money is actually going to something?


Posted by 
 on: 09/27/12, 07:56:59
Wellsy529 said:
I've never done a kickstarter....how the hell do you know you're money is actually going to something?

It doesn't go through unless the Kickstarter hits its goal. Afterwards, they have a system in place where the person behind it has to deliver, or refund everyone's money.

Basically, the same idea behind any online transaction like eBay, etc.


Posted by 
 on: 09/27/12, 08:20:33
TriforceBun said:
Wellsy529 said:
I've never done a kickstarter....how the hell do you know you're money is actually going to something?

It doesn't go through unless the Kickstarter hits its goal. Afterwards, they have a system in place where the person behind it has to deliver, or refund everyone's money.

Basically, the same idea behind any online transaction like eBay, etc.
Exactly

ploot said:
New Nintendo magazine! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
Well I hope so Ploot. Right now they still have a ways to go to be funded. I hope that everyone that's interested goes ahead and pulls the trigger. If so, and PNM gets funded, every time you open up an issue you can remember that you helped make it possible in a truer sense than any magazine you simply subscribed to.


Posted by 
 on: 09/30/12, 00:54:38
Who are the people trying to fund it? Why is there any credibility they can actually succeed if they have the funds?

Is this found at the kickstarter page?


Posted by 
 on: 09/30/12, 00:57:34
DrFinkelstein said:Who are the people trying to fund it? Why is there any credibility they can actually succeed if they have the funds?

Is this found at the kickstarter page?
DrFinklestein, they do have some basic info on their Kickstarter paged I linked to above. Apparently they originate from the Zelda Informer website. A NinTemple member frequents there and posted about it. Here is a link to a page with info at Zelda Informer. And here is a link to Pure Nintendo Magazines digital version.

Like any new venture there's no guarantee of success - as I'm sure you're well aware =) I just look at it this way. If they make it I will enjoy it and feel proud to have helped it along. If not I'm sure we'll get at least a few issues and that - to me at least - would be worth the twenty dollar risk. I've risked more than that with a lot of games that I've purchased.

Also if this makes any difference, in that one podcast when you asked NinSage and gamewizard65 "DrFinklestein or Dr.Robotnik" unlike them I said a resounding "DrFinklestein!!"..... True story.


Posted by 
 on: 09/30/12, 01:16:48  - Edited by 
 on: 09/30/12, 01:27:26
So has anyone here signed up for this? Last time I looked they were a little over the halfway mark.


Posted by 
 on: 10/04/12, 01:25:15  - Edited by 
 on: 10/04/12, 01:26:43
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