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November 18, 2004

Prize Radio Trivia at 9:30 Central

by Michael Cole - 10:19 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: http://www.planetgamecube.com/specials.cfm?action=...

Win tonight's radio trivia and you'll earn a copy of the hot GameCube import Naruto 3 courtesy of PGC's import partner, Lik-Sang!

The anime-inspired Naruto: Gekitou Ninja Taisen 3 is finally out in Japan, and PGC import partner Lik-Sang has plenty in stock. In celebration, Lik-Sang is providing us with a copy to give away during Radio Trivia this week! Likened to the Power Stone series, Naruto 3 brings the popular Japanese series to life in a fast-paced, four-player melee boasting sharp, cel-shaded graphics.

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Prince of Persia Feature on Spike TV Tonight GC

by Michael Cole - 7:47 pm PST
Total comments: 8 Source: Ubisoft Press Release

Ubisoft is giving Spike TV viewers a sneak peek at its upcoming Prince of Persia game tonight, with reruns this weekend.

At 11:00 PM ET/PT Spike TV will run an exclusive feature on Ubisoft's Prince of Persia: Warrior Within. The special will feature thirty minutes of in-game footage, developer interviews and other information about the game.

Spike TV will re-air the special November 20th at 2:30 PM, November 21st at 9:30 AM and November 29th at 12:30 AM. Warrior Within comes out for Nintendo GameCube and other platforms on December 2nd.

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New Nintendo DS Ads Begin Airing DS

by Daniel Bloodworth - 7:38 pm PST
Total comments: 15 Source: Leo Burnett / Nintendo

Nintendo's full promos for the DS launch hit the airwaves today, focusing on wireless communication and touch screen.

Nintendo begins broadcasting their three big DS spots today and Leo Burnett, the agency responsible has them hosted for viewing online.

"Breath" sets a snowy scene. A man walks up to a window, blows on it to fog it up, and writes a message on it. Then the pane above it fogs up on its own, and a reply appears. The window transitions into a DS with a voice-over saying, "Chat wirelessly. Play wirelessly."

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November 17, 2004

Shockey, Xzibit to Grace Cover of NFL Street 2 GC

by Jonathan Metts - 9:40 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

Hey, whatever helps X to the Z sell more records.

EA Announces NFL STREET 2 Cover Features Jeremy Shockey and Hip-Hop Artist, Xzibit

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 2004--Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today that All-pro New York Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey and hip hop artist Xzibit will share the cover of NFL STREET... Read more...

November 16, 2004

Ignition Announces Zoo Keeper for DS DS

by Lasse Pallesen - 11:14 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

The plot is said to be highly relevant involving an actual zookeeper.

IGNITION SIGNS NINTENDO DS(tm) TITLE

IT'S ALL HAPPENING AT THE ZOO!

GLENVIEW, IL-November 16, 2004-Ignition has secured North American and European rights to publish Zoo Keeper, a puzzler from developer SUCCESS Corporation that will be one of the first Japanese launch titles for Nintendo's highly-anticipated new handheld video game system - the Nintendo DS(tm).

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Baten Kaitos Ships GC

by Lasse Pallesen - 10:56 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

Namco's second exclusive GameCube RPG is heading to stores.

THE TIME HAS COME TO EMBARK ON AN EPIC JOURNEY. BATEN KAITOS SHIPS TO STORES

Namco's Newest RPG Now Available

San Jose, Calif., Kalas is awaiting your guidance. Leading video games publisher and developer Namco Hometek Inc. announced

today that their most breathtaking role-playing adventure yet, Baten

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Nintendo Outlines Their Holiday Lineup

by Brendan Gallagher - 7:02 am PST
Total comments: 13 Source: NOA Press Release

Nintendo is the 'stuff' in 'stocking stuffer'.

Here's the No-Nonsense Master Shopping List

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 16, 2004 - Just like snowflakes, no two press releases are alike. Except during the holidays, when they're all exactly the same. So Nintendo is taking a break from decking the halls and is opting instead for the straightforward... Read more...

EA Steps into Music Industry

by Lasse Pallesen - 5:58 am PST
Total comments: 6 Source: Press Release

EA is teaming up with Cherry Lane Music to create a music publishing company.

EA AND CHERRY LANE MUSIC ENTER JOINT VENTURE TO CREATE NEXT LEVEL MUSIC

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. Nov. 16, 2004. Electronic Arts and Cherry Lane Music Publishing today announced that the two companies have teamed up to create Next Level Music LLC, a music publishing company that will sign established... Read more...

November 15, 2004

Official Mario 64 DS Webpage Launches DS

by Mike Sklens - 6:50 pm PST
Total comments: 10

There're tons of goodies awaiting.

Nintendo has recently updated their web page for Super Mario 64 DS. The site is now fully available and it loaded with tons of information on the game. Each of the four characters (Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Yoshi) has a profile detailing their special moves, attributes, and minigames. There are tons... Read more...

November 13, 2004

Nintendo Releases US Game Commercials GC

by Ben Kosmina - 1:54 am PST
Total comments: 16 Source: Nintendo

Nintendo enlists the help of a metallic woman and a SWAT team to flaunt their latest products.

Nintendo has recently updated their site with a couple of promotional spots for two of their games: the recently released Mario Power Tennis and the upcoming (and eagerly anticipated) Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.

The Metroid Prime 2 commercial is the one that was described by Reggie Fils-Aime... Read more...

November 12, 2004

Nintendo Accommodates High DS Demand DS

by Michael Cole - 2:47 pm PST
Total comments: 27 Source: Reuters

Overwhelming Japanese preorders encourage Nintendo to outsource DS production at the last minute.

Nintendo NCL has announced Japanese Nintendo DS preorders of over two million—double the company’s target of one million units. In response to the impressive demand, Nintendo is scrambling to produce more units.

Since Nintendo does not have the capacity to produce more than one million... Read more...

Chainsaw Controller Revealed GC

by Jonathan Metts - 12:40 am PST
Total comments: 17 Source: Lik-Sang

We've finally got a real picture of the Resident Evil 4 chainsaw controller from NubyTech. This one's a must-see.

Our import partners at Lik-Sang notified us that they finally have a picture and price for the crazy Resident Evil 4 chainsaw controller.

This hefty unit appears to have all the standard GameCube buttons, even though you hold it just like a real chainsaw, with one hand on the back and the... Read more...

November 11, 2004

GoldenEye: Rogue Agent Goes Gold GC

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:54 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Electronic Arts

Well, duh. (Actually, that means the game is ready for duplication and will ship out soon.)

Whether or not you think the game is a rip-off of the N64 legend or you're a 007 junkie all the way, you'll be pleased to know that EA's newest game based off of the world of James Bond is gold, and will be shipped just in time for Thanksgiving and the holiday rush.

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Nintendo Teams with Habitat for Humanity GC

by Mike Sklens - 3:24 pm PST
Total comments: 6 Source: Press Release

Mario installs one of a thousand doors.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AND NINTENDO OPEN 1,000 DOORS TO THE FUTURE

Habitat for Humanity Striving to Build 1,000 Homes in Florida This Year

PENSACOLA, Fla., Nov. 11, 2004 -- Habitat for Humanity International today announced that Nintendo of America has donated 1,000 doors to Habitat for Humanity... Read more...

November 10, 2004

New Prince of Persia: Warrior Within Trailer GC

by Jonathan Metts - 9:27 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Ubisoft

This guy must not get much sleep.

The sequel to Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is almost here, and Ubisoft has sent us a new trailer for Warrior Within. This movie is a CG cinema scene explaining the general premise of the game's story: that Prince is being chased by a force that cannot be stopped and will eventually bring about our hero's inevitable death. The tense, action-packed trailer is available for free at the link below. Left-click to download!

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Incredible GBA SP Accessories

by Michael Cole - 5:47 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

Mad Catz will make a whole line of GBA SP accessories based on Pixar's The Incredibles.

Mad Catz Reveals Superhero Accessories for Game Boy Advance SP, Inspired by the Walt Disney Pictures Presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios Film, The Incredibles

SAN DIEGO--Nov. 10, 2004--Mad Catz (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) today announced

that it will introduce three licensed video game accessory bundles in

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Chain of Memories Gets a Date GBA

by Michael Cole - 5:19 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

Square Enix's GBA sequel to the PlayStation 2 hit comes out December 7th.

Square Enix and Disney Interactive's 'Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories' for

the Nintendo(R) Game Boy(R) Advance System Ships December 7th

New Role-Playing Game Extends the Adventure Between Kingdom Hearts and

Kingdom Hearts II

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of

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November 9, 2004

PGC Seeks Applications for Staff Writer Position

by Jonathan Metts - 9:01 pm PST
Total comments: 25

PGC is hiring staff writers, and that means anyone can apply…no prior experience necessary. Details inside!

Our call for applications is now ending. We thank everyone for the tremendous response. Due to the number of candidates, it will take some time to go through every application and narrow down the field. We appreciate your patience in this matter.

Unfortunately, we are only able to notify those... Read more...

Nintendo DS Arrives DS

by Jonathan Metts - 6:08 pm PST
Total comments: 38

Jonny and his new DS are becoming friends already!

Look what I found!

BEST FRIENDS 4-EVER!

Nope, that doesn't work.

Touching is good.

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Konami Ships Shaman King Games GBA

by Daniel Bloodworth - 4:02 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Konami Press Release

Shaman King: Master of Spirits heads to Game Boy Advance.

KONAMI SHIPS SHAMAN KING(tm): POWER OF SPIRIT AND SHAMAN KING(tm): MASTER OF SPIRITS

TO RETAIL STORES NATIONWIDE

Video Games Based on Popular TV Series on FOX BOX(tm) Debut For PlayStation®2 and Nintendo's Game Boy® Advance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

REDWOOD CITY,... Read more...

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