Steve could have sworn he was going to meet Datadyne today...
I visited Cal State Northridge today in the hopes of finding a massive PR event run by Nintendo promoting the upcoming Perfect Dark .. but they were nowhere to be found.
I walked almost the entire campus, and I drove around it several times. No luck.
Perhaps, I was late .. as a certain representative of Nintendo's suggested, but he offered no information further than that.
Absolutely no one on campus knew anything about the event, either. The Student Union, the Career Center .. no one! So, I find it incredibly hard to believe that I was late in getting to the event .. there should have been some residual traces remaining, if that were the case.
Couple this with the fact that the domain, www.datadyne.com is NOT registered to Nintendo, Rare, or any close affiliates that I can find. BTW: The domain registration for this site recently changed. A couple of days ago, it was something completely different. And that someone ... had dozens of other domains registered to them that were completely unrelated to each other.
Commands such as PING and TRACERT, and even NSLOOKUP reveal nothing. This site isn't even hosted on the same subnet as Nintendo's other sites. Nintendo uses multiple ISP's as far as I can tell, but this one doesn't even appear to trace anywhere close. Not only that .. a real corporation like Nintendo or Rare would be sitting on a big fat pipe. This guy is sitting on a T1 at best.
A classic example of a domain squatter, people. This time, a very very good one. Not only does it appear that this person might attempt to resell the domain name, but also the entire site.
A well known person at Nintendo stated they they were aware of the site, and are watching it, but denied any affiliation with that site.