Nintendo Power Returns as an Official Nintendo Podcast

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. If you’re an old-school gamer then you no doubt remember reading Nintendo Power magazine. This magazine was essential for those who wanted to get more out of their games. It certainly paved the way for countless other video game magazines. Nintendo Power ceased publication in 2012 but it’s now back as an official podcast from Nintendo.The podcast is hosted by Chris Slate, who is the former editor-in-chief of Nintendo Power magazine. During the inaugural episode, Slate interviews The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild producer Eiji Aonuma and director Hidemaro Fujibayashi. He also talks to Kit Ellis, who is the co-host of the Nintendo Minute series on YouTube, and Damon Baker, who is the head of partner management for Nintendo’s publisher and developer relations group.As reported by Polygon, Slate says the Nintendo Power podcast is a “passion project” project for Nintendo. Since the podcast is still somewhat experimental, it is unclear how consistently new episodes will release. We also don’t know if the podcast will mostly just consist of Slate interviewing various developers. Things are still in an early state, so I suppose it’s best to see where things go from here.Nintendo Power was one of the first gaming magazines I read as a kid so having it come back as a podcast makes me happy. If the show continues, I hope to see future episodes include tips and tricks for games. This was a cornerstone of the magazine so it would be great to see the podcast incorporate this aspect. Given how audio podcasts aren’t as popular as video podcasts in the gaming community, it would be nice to also see the series on YouTube. Whatever ends up happening with this show, it has my full support.You can check out the Nintendo Power podcast on iTunes and SoundCloud. A Google Play version is currently in the works. Make sure to listen to the first episode, which is embedded above. Here Are All the Nintendo Power Issues You Should ReadNintendo Game Counselor Guide from the 80’s discovered center_img Stay on targetlast_img