Nintendo Power’s 250th issue (Jan. 2010) is packed with some awesome features looking back at great moments in Nintendo’s history. I’m also pumped that I have three Community section contributions featured in this landmark issue. There’s a piece on an impressive Super Mario Bros. 3 push-pin mural created by computer science students at the University of Fraser Valley, a piece on a couple of jazzy dude who will come into your living room and play old NES music in real-time while you play the games (for a price), and a feature on a cool papercraft piece crafted by Philipp Stollenmayer of an invisible Boo that will give you a double-take. Definitely check out that issue of you’re able to, as it also has some great work by fellow freelance game journo comrade and regular NP contributor Andrew Hayward. Also, keep your eyes peeled for the Feb 2010 issue, as I have a ton of stuff going in as part of the annual Year in Preview feature. Thanks!
The Holiday 2009 issue of Nintendo Power magazine is now out and includes a handful of pieces I wrote. Awesome! Not sure how it happened, but two of my Community articles made it in this time. The first is a piece on Papercraft Museum curator Haywan Chiu’s simply outstanding life-sized papercraft Link from Twilight Princess. I was blown away by his meticulous work, and you can check out the inside scoop on how he put it all together in the article. Seriously. Nice job, dude. The second piece is on Matt Laboone’s giant SNES controller. So cool. This issue also includes my first review for the magazine, Bookworm DS, which I’m psyched about. I have many other Community pieces in the pipeline, so stay tuned.
My second NP piece is now out. I have a full page spread in the Dec. issue’s Community section about amazing NYC LEGO artist Sean Kenney and his ginormous Nintendo LEGO DSi he built for the system’s launch earlier this year. I loved LEGOs growing up, and anyone who reads this is probably already well aware of my gaming obsessions, so the mix of the two is a double whammy of awesome. Sean’s work is incredible. Check out his stuff and the article if you have a moment. Thanks!
My first Community feature for Nintendo Power magazine is now out in the Nov. 2009 issue, and I’m pretty psyched about it. It’s a short piece on Supercommuter, the Game Boy hip-hop project formed by former Nintendo alumni Andy Hartpence (of Optimus Rhyme) and Andy Myers (the original NP writer who started the Community section of the mag). If you haven’t heard their new self-titled album yet, you should hop on over here to pick it up or check out a few tunes on their MySpace site here. It’s top notch stuff that you’ll dig if you’re into chiptunes, nerdcore hip-hop, or just awesome music. I have a bunch more work slated to appear in Nintendo Power in the coming months, so stay tuned!
Nintendo Power magazine was staple reading back when I was a kid. I remember getting a free copy of Dragon Warrior on NES and a strategy guide with my first full subscription. Man, that game was awesome. I’ve stuck with the magazine over the years off and on, and I dig the way it has changed over time. Needless to say, I was ecstatic to learn my first official contribution to the magazine is slated to run in the Nov. issue. I’ve hesitated to say much until now, but I’ve recently had several other pieces commissioned for the magazine and expect this will probably continue with some regularity. Keep an eye on the Community section in the coming months.