July 31, 2002

The Return of Camp Hyrule Strikes Back

by Mike Sklens - 6:49 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Power

Camp Hyrule returns for another year! Make sure to pack your sun screen so you don't get monitor burn!

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Camp Hyrule, Nintendo's online summer camp, started in the 1990s. It is an online "summer camp" where Nintendo fans can get together and chat it up about Nintendo, and play nifty Nintendo flash games. For the first time ever, this year Camp Hyrule has no limit on the number... Read more...

Official Super Monkey Ball 2 Wallpaper GC

by Mike Orlando - 5:54 pm PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Amusement Vision

Get yer wallpaper while it's hot.

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Courtesy of Amusement Vision, all of you gamers that just need to be consistently reminded that gaming excellence will be here within one month look no further. Clicking the above link will also provide some tiny ball icons you can download for all of you whom can identify... Read more...

New playable character in Skies of Arcadia GC

by Mike Sklens - 2:47 pm PDT
Total comments: 19 Source: Newtechnix

You heard right, there is a brand new playable character for the GameCube version of Skies of Arcadia. Get the juice inside.

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According to the french site Newtechnix, Sega has announced a brand new playable character for the GameCube version of Overworks' fantastic RPG Skies of Arcadia (Eternal Arcadia in Japan). The news is in french so here is a translation via the all knowing Babelfish:


July 30, 2002

Robotech: Battlecry SE details GC

by Billy Berghammer - 8:49 am PDT

Calling all Robotech lovers out there. Wanna know exactly what's in the Special Edition box set?

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TDK Mediactive to Launch Exclusive 'Robotech: Battlecry' Collector's Edition

Limited-Edition Set Packed Full of Exclusive Content

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. - July 30, 2002 - TDK Mediactive, Inc. (OTC:TDKM), a global publisher of interactive entertainment software,... Read more...

July 29, 2002

Euro GameCube Release Dates GC

by Karlie Yeung - 8:58 am PDT
Source: Nintendo of Europe

These are better than the Aussie dates. No, really. Exact dates for all exciting first party titles this year, including Doshin!

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I know you came here looking for release dates, so here they are.


Disney’s Magical Mirror starring Mickey Mouse, 13th September

Doshin the Giant, 20th September


Super Mario Sunshine, 4th October


Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, 1st November


Aussie GameCube Release Dates Ending 2002

by Ben Kosmina - 7:07 am PDT
Source: Nintendo Australia

Pretty self-explanatory, really.

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In the middle of all this Mario Sunshine hype, here's something for the Aussies who have to wait until OCTOBER for theirs. GameCube release dates, fresh from Nintendo Australia to my fax to you. As a bonus, I was kindly given release dates for Nintendo's Gameboy Advance... Read more...

July 28, 2002

He's this many! (Holds up six hands.) GC

by Jonathan Metts - 11:02 am PDT

Holy crap, Billy just turned thirty! Now he can get all of his medical testing supplies from Liberty Medical with no out-of-pocket costs!

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Billy Berghammer, Founder and Director of Planet N2000/Planet GameCube, turned thirty years old on July 27, 2002. Let us all mourn.

Many of you probably don't know the real, fascinating story behind Billy's rise to success. He was born in the backwoods... Read more...

July 26, 2002

Sales Numbers for Super Mario Sunshine GC

by Mike Orlando - 8:25 pm PDT
Source: Dengeki Online

How well has the plumber debuted in Japan? *dramatic pause*

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According to Dengeki Online, Super Mario Sunshine sold 308,765 copies between July 19th and the 21st.

Media Create also has Mario Sunshine doing very well, as it's placed at the top of the rankings for games sold between July 15th and 21st.


Nintendo Announces "The Nintendo Game Front" GC

by Mike Orlando - 8:05 pm PDT
Source: Nintendo

Want to try out some new GameCube games made by Nintendo, but don't live in Japan? Well too bad!

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Nintendo has announced that they will be holding "The Nintendo Game Front"

at the Panasonic Center, which is scheduled to open in September. The

Nintendo Game Front will allow visitors to test out the latest Nintendo

games with the latest Panasonic equipment.


Fake Nintendo Products at EU Customs

by Karlie Yeung - 2:23 pm PDT
Source: Reuters Press Release

Counterfeit Nintendo products are making up a significant proportion of fake toys and games found at customs.

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Out of all the counterfeit toys and game seized at customs in European Union member states, 48% are Nintendo products, making up around 750,000 items and it is said this figure includes games consoles.

Although the amount of electical equipment seized has tripled, the number of toys and games taken has fallen by 77% from the figures in 2000.

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