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August 21, 2005

Play-Yan Gets a Micro Upgrade GBA

by Steven Rodriguez - 12:49 pm PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n08/play_yan_micro/index...

A new model of the media player will replace the old one for the new Game Boy hardware.

The Play-Yan Media Player for the Game Boy Advance has been around in Japan since February, and has had some success there. The device turns the mild-mannered GBA SP into an MP3 and video player, using files stored on SD memory cards, which are inserted into the Play-Yan unit.

With the upcoming... Read more...

August 19, 2005

Brand New Nintendo Wi-fi Details DS

by Steven Rodriguez - 3:17 pm PDT
Total comments: 20 Source: Puissance-Nintendo

An interview with Nintendo Europe reveals some intersting things about how the DS will go online.

Correction: Jim Merrick did specify that buddies could be added online as well, but didn't go into as many specifics.

At the German Games Confrence, French website Puissance-Nintendo tracked down Nintendo of Europe's man in charge of marketing, Jim Merrick. Merrick was asked about how exactly... Read more...

August 18, 2005

Prize Planet Trivia Tonight at 9:30 Central DS

by Michael Cole - 11:23 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: http://www.planetgamecube.com/specials.cfm?action=...

Lik-Sang and PGC are giving away a copy of the hot new import game, Jump Super Stars!

HAL Laboratory and Nintendo have finally released Jump Super Stars in Japan, and to celebrate we are giving away a copy of this

highly anticipated Nintendo DS game.

Planet GameCube's resident fighter guru has given Jump Super Stars his high praise, and many have called this game the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo DS. With a little skill (and luck!) this status symbol game could be yours!

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GB Micro Accessories Revealed GBA

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:59 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/micro/hardware/equipment...

A cable adaptor, an exclusive link cable, and a special wireless adaptor.

Nintendo of Japan has updated their GB Micro page with information about the link cable accessories for the new Game Boy model.

Because of the dramatically smaller size of the Micro, a new port was included on the top of the unit. This means that all previous link cables and charger units from the Game Boy Advance era will not work with the GB Micro without a special adaptor.

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Konami and Marvel Ink Deal

by Lasse Pallesen - 9:11 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

The agreement gives Konami the exclusive rights to the Marvel Trading Card Game.

KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT, INC. LICENSES INTERACTIVE GAMES BASED ON MARVEL ENTERPRISES, INC./ UPPER DECK COMPANY TRADING CARD GAME

Gaming Industry Leader Adds Property To Its Stable Of Hugely Successful Trading Card Based Video Games

LOS ANGELES ­ August 17, 2005 ­ Konami... Read more...

August 16, 2005

Sega Ships Sonic Gems Collection GC

by Jonathan Metts - 1:25 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Sega Press Release

Sonic CD and others are now playable on your GameCube.

SEGA INTRODUCES VINTAGE GEM TO NINTENDO GAMECUBE

Value-Priced Sonic Gems Collection Features Critically-Acclaimed Sonic CD

SAN FRANCISCO (August 16, 2005) -- SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced the release of Sonic Gems Collection™ exclusively for Nintendo GameCube™. The exciting... Read more...

Zelda Delayed to 2006 GBAGC

by Jonathan Metts - 2:04 am PDT
Total comments: 195 Source: NOA via IGNcube

Twilight Princess will not be under the tree this Christmas.

Nintendo of America has sent a notice to analysts and the media that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has been delayed to at least April 2006. Eiji Aonuma's development team apparently wants extra time to polish off the game, and they're getting it.

"After much discussion, the Zelda development... Read more...

August 15, 2005

Legend of Zelda Mod for Halo PC

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:27 pm PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: http://www.projectzeldaonline.com/

Online Zelda multiplayer? YES.

We here at PGC are always giddy when we see fan projects that take old games and turn them into something new. (The now-defunct Chrono Trigger: Resurrection comes to mind.) Additionally, we are somewhat disappointed that Nintendo's lack of commitment to online for the GameCube turned us to the PS2 or Xbox for our online cravings.

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August 12, 2005

Samus Makes a Guest Appearance in Geist GC

by Mike Sklens - 4:07 pm PDT
Total comments: 28

Also, I saw an almost naked girl!

Planet GameCube received a review copy of Geist today, and I jumped right into playing it. I must say I'm enjoying it so far.

Anyway, at one point I was possessing a shower head and totally saw a hot naked girl showering, although her naughty bits were tastefully covered by bubbles. After I was finished with her I ended up possessing another different hot girl and was walking around the womens' locker room peeking in various lockers.

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August 11, 2005

Rampage Returns GC

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:03 am PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: Press Release

George, Lizzie and Ralph are coming to the GameCube for a remake of the classic. And it's cheap, too!

MIDWAY BRINGS BACK THE CHAOS WITH RAMPAGE®: TOTAL DESTRUCTION™

Popular Arcade Series is Reinvented with New Levels of Destruction and Interactive Environments

CHICAGO August 11, 2005 - Midway Games Inc., a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced... Read more...

Midway Website Gets Redesign

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:58 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

Midway's webspace on the Internet gets a nice facelift.

MIDWAY LAUNCHES REDESIGN OF WWW.MIDWAY.COM

New Corporate Web Site Features the Latest in Design and Technology

CHICAGO, Illinois, August 11, 2005 - Midway Games Inc., a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software, today announced that it has launched a complete... Read more...

August 10, 2005

Nintendo Seeks Internet Connection Data

by Steven Rodriguez - 3:55 pm PDT
Total comments: 13 Source: http://www.nintendo.com/user_survey/wifi.jsp

If you participate in the test, you'll get a neat little bonus from Nintendo.

Nintendo has been pretty quiet about how their upcoming Nintendo Wi-fi Connection service will work. Aside from reports about a special PC USB adaptor to make the transition to wireless, not much else is known about it. While Nintendo hasn't announced anything new about the service, they are asking for the public's help to make sure it hits the airwaves in tip-top shape.

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August 7, 2005

Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest to go Multiplatform

by Daniel Bloodworth - 11:26 am PDT
Total comments: 25 Source: Mainichi Interactive

Square-Enix looks to reach more gamers.

According to Japanese news site, Mainichi Interactive, Sony's hold on both the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest series is about to come to an end in the next generation. Despite Sony's enormous lead in market share the past two generations (which both series are partly responsible for), Square-Enix president Yoichi Wada thinks that it's time to reach out to more consumers.

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August 5, 2005

Where Do Babies Come From? Website DS

by Jonathan Metts - 12:21 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Sega Japan

Look what the stork dropped off: a sequel to Feel the Magic!

Sega and Sonic Team are finally showing off their insane sequel to the similarly crazy (and very successful) DS launch title, Feel the Magic (or Project Rub, for our European readers). The sequel's nonsensical title roughly translates to "Where Do Babies Come From?", but the game looks to be a very direct follow-up to its predecessor.

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August 4, 2005

Rechargeable Wireless Controllers from Intec

by Daniel Bloodworth - 8:05 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Intec Press Release

When the battery runs low, plug in to play and charge.

Uninterrupted Gameplay Now A Reality with Intec's Unlimited Rechargeable 2.4GHz Wireless Controllers for Xbox(R), PlayStation(R) 2 and GameCube(R); New Controllers Feature Rechargeable Battery Pack and Connection Cable

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 2, 2005--Intec, Inc., the leading manufacturer... Read more...

Mall Dogs DS

by Daniel Bloodworth - 7:08 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Nintendo walks their dogs to your local mall.

Nintendo will be showcasing Nintendogs at the Simon DTour Live, set to take place at malls across the US, between August 5th and October 23rd. Nintendo will be giving out loads of Nintendogs swag like T-shirts and temporary tattoos, and they will also being holding a contest for a chance to win a pink DS "glammed up" with crystals.

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Revolution Support From Nippon Ichi? Wii

by Karl Castaneda - 7:05 pm PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: Gamasutra

The famed Strategy/RPG developer may develop software for Nintendo's next-gen platform.

On August 2nd, Gamasutra held a Q&A session with Nippon Ichi Software America's Jack Niida on the company's past, present, and future.They eventually found themselves discussing the next generation of hardware:

Gamasutra: Will Nippon Ichi be making games for next gen?

Niida: We are seriously thinking of working to Xbox 360 and also Revolution.

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Chibi Anime Online GC

by Daniel Bloodworth - 6:44 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Chibi Robo Site

Your favorite "make happy" robot gets his own online series.

On Thursday, Nintendo posted the first episode in an online anime series, starring Chibi Robo. The episode runs over five and a half minutes long in a rather simple style, with sound and voice effects from the game.

This episode shows Papa watching a news program called 180 Seconds, which... Read more...

Midway Goes Down Under

by Karl Castaneda - 6:07 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Press Release

...to acquire Ratbag Studios.

MIDWAY ACQUIRES AUSTRALIAN DEVELOPER RATBAG

- Developer of Upcoming Midway Title Brings Technology and Talent, and Establishes Midway Presence in Australia -

CHICAGO, Illinois, August 4, 2005 - Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY), a leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer, announced... Read more...

Midway to Develop Games Based on Ant Bully

by Karl Castaneda - 10:45 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

The upcoming motion picture may soon be a video game.

Midway and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announce Multi-Platform Publishing Agreement for the Ant Bully

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 4, 2005--

Console, Handheld and PC Games to Ship with Upcoming Computer Animated Film from Warner Bros. Pictures

Midway Games Inc. and... Read more...

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