Zachary Amaranth said:
There is little reason to miss Nintendo Power except the fear of your nostalgia crumbling around you.
That just comes off as bitter and cynical, honestly. And if you've seen one or two of my posts, you know that's a hell of a lot of bitterness and cynicism, for me to make note of it.
I rarely agree with Bob, but one thing I did agree with was that regardless of its intentions, at one point these sorts of things meant something to the people they touched; that's why they are
still remembered and beloved. Bob isn't lamenting the loss of his childhood or crying that the world is going to suck now that Nintendo Power is going; he's just stepped back and realized that regardless of what it was, it meant something greater to him as well, and that he should perhaps even be a bit grateful to it for helping shape who he is. Your reaction of "oh, you're just being nostalgic" implies you didn't even watch the video, or made your decision on how to interpret it, at the cost of all else, beforehand.
Personally, I'm likely to buy that last issue of Nintendo Power, and I was never
a subscriber. I was a product of that age, though, for better or worse, and for all of my own cynicism, for all of my knowledge that I was commercialized far past what probably should
have been legal, that age does have a fond place in my heart. It doesn't make me who I am, but it's still a part of me I don't regret, and I will see it off not out of fear of my "nostalgia crumbling around me", but because it had a pleasant part in my growing up, too. When it's gone, something of real substance will be lost, but that doesn't mean it doesn't deserve to be bid a fond farewell. Nostalgia in and of itself isn't a bad