"It was a marketing vehicle, but when it was going to become a magazine, the mission statement of the magazine was to help consumers to be more satisfied with their game purchases."

Gail Tilden, Nintendo Power founding editor, in a wide-ranging conversation with Gamasutra. Power put out its last issue this month. It’s important to remember during the endless video game journalism debates that the defining magazine of early American games journalism was pure service and consumer advocacy.