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29th Oct '16 2:46:10 AM ZeroJones
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The magazine was by far the longest-running unofficial UK publication that focuses primarily on Nintendo, surviving through a combination of market niches and high-quality writing. Ever since their inception, the magazine has had a high focus on import games ([[NoExportForYou at least half of which never reach the British market]], although they give a re-review and score if/when it becomes available locally), has consistently written news and reviews with a density of [[SarcasticDevotee snark]] and [[BrutalHonesty honesty]] almost never seen in their market (made possible because they don't have to tote the company line), frequently features bizzare ideas for 'feature articles' and 'characters' to add to their aesthetic, and seems to consistently hire individuals who can combine quality work/writing with British humour. It is for this reason that their fanbase has become so tenacious without becoming [[UnpleasableFanbase unpleasable]], staying with them despite their routine name/design/staff overhauls and the state of Nintendo's games market share. However, [[MagazineDecay these defining traits seem to have diminished over time]]. The announcement that the magazine had been cancelled was made in August 2012, although it will still continue online.

In addition to that, a splinter group of fans have created a website, [[http://www.nintendo-nation.net/ Nintendo Nation]], partly devoted to carrying on the good work of the magazine.

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The magazine was by far the longest-running unofficial UK publication that focuses primarily on Nintendo, surviving through a combination of market niches and high-quality writing. Ever since their inception, the magazine has had a high focus on import games ([[NoExportForYou at least half of which never reach the British market]], although they give a re-review and score if/when it becomes available locally), has consistently written news and reviews with a density of [[SarcasticDevotee snark]] and [[BrutalHonesty honesty]] almost never seen in their market (made possible because they don't have to tote the company line), frequently features bizzare ideas for 'feature articles' and 'characters' to add to their aesthetic, and seems to consistently hire individuals who can combine quality work/writing with British humour. It is for this reason that their fanbase has become so tenacious without becoming [[UnpleasableFanbase unpleasable]], staying with them despite their routine name/design/staff overhauls and the state of Nintendo's games market share. However, [[MagazineDecay these defining traits seem to have diminished over time]]. The announcement that the magazine had been cancelled was made in August 2012, although it will still continue online.

continued online until early 2013.

In addition to that, a splinter group one of fans have the forum's users created a website, [[http://www.nintendo-nation.webforum, [[http://messedupcables.forumotion.net/ Nintendo Nation]], GNamer Forum]], partly devoted to carrying on the good work spirit of the magazine.
5th Jul '16 5:54:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* PassThroughTheRings : The infamous Lex Luthor catchphrase "Solve My Maze!" from VideoGame/{{Superman 64}}'s first level was the staff's favourite aspect of all the sub-20%-scoring games they had reviewed, so for a stretch of issues following their conversion into NGC Magazine, they licensed an image of Lex Luthor and added a 'Solve My Maze' cut-out-and-keep footer to one page per issue, in a similar manner to child-level puzzle publications. The puzzles themselves were often nonsensical and impossible to solve. On the last month of the license period, [[spoiler:the segment changed to 'Solve My Murder', giving the Luthor image [[WingdingEyes X eyes]] and providing an open-ended puzzle to determine the murder weapon]].



* [[PassThroughTheRings Solve My Maze]]: The infamous Lex Luthor catchphrase from {{Superman 64}}'s first level was the staff's favourite aspect of all the sub-20%-scoring games they had reviewed, so for a stretch of issues following their conversion into NGC Magazine, they licensed an image of Lex Luthor and added a 'Solve My Maze' cut-out-and-keep footer to one page per issue, in a similar manner to child-level puzzle publications. The puzzles themselves were often nonsensical and impossible to solve. On the last month of the license period, [[spoiler:the segment changed to 'Solve My Murder', giving the Luthor image [[WingdingEyes X eyes]] and providing an open-ended puzzle to determine the murder weapon]].
30th May '16 2:26:14 PM Saurubiker
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The magazine began publication in the early 90's as Super Play, which focused on the Super NES and Game Boy. When the launch of the Nintendo 64 was imminent, the name changed to N64 Magazine, and when the Nintendo [=GameCube] and Game Boy Advance were approaching release, it changed again into NGC Magazine. The name [=NGamer=] was adopted shortly before the launch of the Wii, and remained until the January 2012 issue when it was renamed Nintendo Gamer. The magazine was published 13 times per year at 4-week intervals, assigning one issue to each month, then releasing the remaining one for Christmas. The staff work at Future Publishing UK, which since 2003 has also been the home of the UK Official Nintendo Magazine ever since Nintendo stopped publishing it themselves.

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The magazine began publication in the early 90's as Super Play, which focused on the Super NES and Game Boy. When the launch of the Nintendo 64 was imminent, the name changed to N64 Magazine, and when the Nintendo [=GameCube] [=GameCube=] and Game Boy Advance were approaching release, it changed again into NGC Magazine. The name [=NGamer=] was adopted shortly before the launch of the Wii, and remained until the January 2012 issue when it was renamed Nintendo Gamer. The magazine was published 13 times per year at 4-week intervals, assigning one issue to each month, then releasing the remaining one for Christmas. The staff work at Future Publishing UK, which since 2003 has also been the home of the UK Official Nintendo Magazine ever since Nintendo stopped publishing it themselves.
30th May '16 2:25:39 PM Saurubiker
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The magazine began publication in the early 90's as Super Play, which focused upon the Super Nintendo and Game Boy systems. When the N64's launch was imminent, the name changed to N64 Magazine, and when the Gamecube and Game Boy Advance were approaching release, it changed again into NGC Magazine. The name [=NGamer=] was adopted shortly before the launch of the Wii console, and remained until the January 2012 issue when it was renamed Nintendo Gamer. The magazine was published 13 times per year at 4-week intervals, assigning one issue to each month, then releasing the remaining one for Christmas. The staff work at Future Publishing UK, which since 2003 has also been the home of the UK Official Nintendo Magazine ever since Nintendo stopped publishing it themselves.

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The magazine began publication in the early 90's as Super Play, which focused upon on the Super NES and Game Boy. When the launch of the Nintendo and Game Boy systems. When the N64's launch 64 was imminent, the name changed to N64 Magazine, and when the Gamecube Nintendo [=GameCube] and Game Boy Advance were approaching release, it changed again into NGC Magazine. The name [=NGamer=] was adopted shortly before the launch of the Wii console, Wii, and remained until the January 2012 issue when it was renamed Nintendo Gamer. The magazine was published 13 times per year at 4-week intervals, assigning one issue to each month, then releasing the remaining one for Christmas. The staff work at Future Publishing UK, which since 2003 has also been the home of the UK Official Nintendo Magazine ever since Nintendo stopped publishing it themselves.
11th Mar '16 9:24:56 PM GrammarNavi
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* RunningGag: So many that there's almost no chance of compiling a full list. One recent example is Ninja Cat, an item from {{Tenchu}} 4, which is their equivalent of the Chuck Norris jokes.

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* RunningGag: So many that there's almost no chance of compiling a full list. One recent example is Ninja Cat, an item from {{Tenchu}} VideoGame/{{Tenchu}} 4, which is their equivalent of the Chuck Norris jokes.
20th Oct '15 9:55:23 PM tenryufan
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* TheCastShowoff: Wil Overton was an accomplished {{Manga}}-style artist, who often provided the magazine with coverart until his subsequent poaching by {{Rare}}.
28th Mar '15 3:03:27 AM DaNuke
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* MarketBasedTitle / XtremeKoolLetterz: The French translation was called ''[=X64=]''.
28th Mar '15 2:58:38 AM DaNuke
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[[http://www.nintendo-gamer.net/ NGamer]] was a third-party Nintendo-focused magazine, published in the United Kingdom and Ireland and translated for distribution in Spain, The Netherlands and Brazil.

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[[http://www.nintendo-gamer.net/ NGamer]] was a third-party Nintendo-focused magazine, published in the United Kingdom and Ireland and translated for distribution in Spain, France, The Netherlands and Brazil.
20th Feb '14 1:21:04 PM SeraphimSwordmaster
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* ShipperOnDeck: The staff shipped [[VideoGame/StarFox Slippy and Peppy]]. ''[[YaoiFan A lot]]''.
* TheScrappy: The magazine's staff ''hated'' Diddy Kong and weren't afraid to show it. [[invoked]]
7th Oct '13 6:46:41 PM PaulA
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* OnlyConnect: The then-editor of the magazine appeared as a contestant on this show in 2011.
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