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January 30, 2001

MGS2 = FINAL Metal Gear? GC

by David Trammell - 8:51 am PST
Source: FGN Online

Solid Snake to Black Ops: "Take this job and shove it!"

Hideo Kojima recently confirmed that he plans to end the Metal Gear series with Metal Gear Solid 2. Previous to this report, I’d seen Kojima comment that he would like to end the Metal Gear series and move onto something else, although he knows that people love MGS and want it to keep going. No... Read more...

Yamauchi / Square comment

by Max Lake - 8:14 am PST
Source: FGN Online

Yamauchi disses Square in todays episode of The Young and the Squareless.

Today, FGN Online posted its translation of Hiroshi Yamauchi's hotly-debated Square comment. Here ya go:

"There is no truth to an agreement between Nintendo and Square. Square is free to say what it wants, but there are no plans for a contract, and the chances that there will be one in the future are low."

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January 29, 2001

New Pokemon Game for the GBA GBA

by Mike Sklens - 6:59 pm PST
Source: Tendo Box

Those cute and cuddly little psycos are headed for the Game Boy Advance. Who didn't see this coming?

In his recent interview with Bloomberg Japan, Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi stated that a new Pokemon title would find its home on the Game Boy Advance early next year. He said that it was going to be a launch title but the programming wouldn't be done on time so it has been delayed.

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Steve departs, Younger Plumber joins

by Max Lake - 1:40 pm PST

Max says good bye to Steve and introduces The Younger Plumber.

Just to make everything official, Steven Thomas recently appeared in the forums and let it be known that he would be leaving our ranks for some time. One of the key players here at the Planet, we’re going to miss you, Steve & all of us hope you can return soon.

After being heralded as an up-and-coming... Read more...

January 28, 2001

Yamauchi on GBA: Shortages, Sega, Square GBA

by Max Lake - 11:54 pm PST
Source: Bloomberg News

Yamauchi speaks; the world listens.

Desmond Gaban informed me that NCL has just issued a press release to Bloomberg Japan from President Hiroshi Yamauchi. We have linked the English version of the release above. Yamauchi has let it be known that Nintendo has received 2.7 million orders for highly anticipated GBA. Nintendo will ship... Read more...

For Those Who Like Good Translations

by Justin Nation - 3:41 am PST
Source: Console Horizon

Justin asks for a translation and gets four of them.

Haha, I guess we Planet staffers are the only sorry souls who are either too unskilled or lazy to get a better translation of the article going as a flood of email came in either helping with sections or pointing to proper translations. I figured it would just be easier and a better way to spread... Read more...

January 27, 2001

New Kuru & GBA Wars Shots GBA

by Max Lake - 6:46 pm PST
Source: Puissance Nintendo

Puissance Nintendo gets over 30 exclusive shots of two upcoming GBA games.

Between working on the FAQ update, the new site and cleaning my apartment, I haven't had much time for sleep or other Planet daily activities. Luckily, Justin was on the case today posting all kinds of good stuff from Consoles France. Even more fortunate, I received an email from webmaster Xavier... Read more...

Some New Gamecube Bits GC

by Justin Nation - 4:54 am PST
Source: Consoles-France

Justin posts an Altavista translation of an interesting article.

It appears that between this and the Gameboy Advance post below that the folks at Consoles France have been busy. Here's a translation of the linked article above, of course it has its quirks since it is just a machine translation... if we have any fluent French speakers who feel inclined everyone would obviously love to hear a better one.

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New Napoleon and Golden Sun Shots GBA

by Justin Nation - 4:39 am PST
Source: Consoles-France

Screen shots of Napoleon and Golden Sun for the Gameboy Advance courtesy of Consoles-France.

For anyone eagerly awaiting either the Camelot-developed RPG Golden Sun or the Nintendo-developed strategy title Napoleon it appears that consoles France has your hook up. Ever-so-kindly it appears that someone on their staff sent me an email telling me about it and with anticipation for the Gameboy Advance slowly building I figured it would be a crime to hog all of them for myself.

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January 25, 2001

GBA + 3 Games = $255 US GBA

by Max Lake - 6:56 pm PST
Source: NCSX

Max gives us the skinny on a deal from NCSX for importing a Gameboy Advance.

In our pledge to help would-be importers shop around for the Game Boy Advance, we now have a great deal from NCSX. Check it out!

"The most popular GBA software titles on pre-order from customers were, in order of preference: Super Mario Advance, Dracula X, Fire Pro Wrestling A, and F-Zero Advance.... Read more...

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