As some of you may remember, after Nintendo Power closed its doors, I managed to get myself a cozy little gig with a spiritual successor to the magazine called Nintendo Force. And I must say that it’s been a blast writing for it for the past three years.

However, understandably, the barrier to entry might have seemed a little high to follow what I’ve been doing there. In particular, while the Kickstarter method of accepting subscriptions each year worked well enough for us, the time since has given rise to a new and potentially more practical method of offering subscriptions for the tiny little startup that we are: Patreon!

Thanks to our new Patreon campaign, we’re able to keep up the same sort of organization and perks, but on a month-by-month basis. Now you no longer have to take the plunge for an entire year all at once — you can sign on for the next issue you want, any time you want, and cancelling is just as easy (we’d rather you didn’t, but we understand if more pressing issues take precedence).

To keep things special for our supporters, the Patreon is the only way to get the issues — at least, to start. They’ll eventually become available on the website store, but only a full year after they were initially published.

You can read more about what we’re all about and what you get at the various tiers of support by clicking here, and if you’d like a glimpse of what we’ve done previously, check out the sidebar on the lower-right of the Nintendo Force home page and look for the “Look Inside” articles. Here is a personal favorite of mine, wherein I got to document the history of the development and release of the Super Mario Bros. movie, including peeks at some exclusive production art. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg on that one!

So if you’re a fan of Nintendo (and if you still like reading about games in print, that’s a bonus, but not a prerequisite or requirement), sign on for an issue! We’re just about to celebrate 30 years of The Legend of Zelda; can you think of a better time? Me neither!

David Oxford is a freelance writer of many varied interests. If you’re interested in hiring him, please drop him a line at david.oxford (at)