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September 16, 2005

Jim Merrick Revolution Controller Interview Wii

by Jonathan Metts - 10:03 am PDT
Total comments: 26 Source: Eurogamer

The Nintendo Europe executive gives new details about the controller's development and potential, and he explains how we'll be able to play multiplatform games.

In an interview with Eurogamer (link above), Jim Merrick, Senior Director of Marketing for Nintendo Europe, talks in depth about the newly revealed Revolution controller. Some of his comments include brand new information. Here are a few samples:

Eurogamer: So how long has the controller been in development?

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September 15, 2005

Publisher Reactions to Revolution Controller Wii

by Daniel Bloodworth - 10:23 pm PDT
Source: Nintendo

Nintendo offers a few quotes from Western publishers.

Nintendo passed out a few quotes from Western publishers with tonight's Revolution news. See their reactions below:

THQ

"Nintendo has long been a trailblazer, and this controller design reinforces that reputation," said Brian Farrell, president and CEO of THQ. "We enthusiastically support... Read more...

Official Release on Revolution Controller Wii

by Daniel Bloodworth - 8:16 pm PDT
Total comments: 25 Source: Nintendo

See what Nintendo has to say about Iwata's speech and the Revolution.

UPDATE: A webcast of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata's keynote address at the Tokyo Game Show will be available Friday morning, September 16, 2005 at the following address:

http://www.irwebcasting.com/050916/03/index.html

NINTENDO REVEALS 'REVOLUTION'-ARY CONTROLLER IN KEYNOTE SPEECH

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Revolution Controller Revealed Wii

by Jonathan Metts - 8:03 pm PDT
Total comments: 66 Source: TGS

Looks like a remote control, held in one hand, has attachments such as an analog stick, detects movement and tilting.

Reports are flowing in from TGS, as Satoru Iwata has finally revealed the Revolution controller to the masses.

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Sega Teams Up With Bizzare Creations

by Karl Castaneda - 6:30 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

Together, the two will create a new next-gen franchise.

SEGA PARTNERS WITH BIZARRE CREATIONS TO CREATE NEXT-GENERATION FRANCHISE

Developer of Project Gotham Racing to Drive SEGA Growth

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (September 15, 2005) – SEGA Europe Ltd. and SEGA of America, Inc. today announced a partnership to create a next-generation franchise... Read more...

Book Bonus for Berenstein Bears GBA

by Karl Castaneda - 6:25 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

There are a lot of B's in that headline.

Buy The Video Game And Get A Free Book-- Namco Adds Scary Bear Book To The Berenstain Bears(TM) And The Spooky Old Tree Package

Action-Packed Berenstain Bears Adventure for Game Boy(R) Advance To Ship With A Mini Version of The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat Book Included

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Free Pink Stylus for Kirby Canvas Curse Owners DS

by Mike Sklens - 9:43 am PDT
Total comments: 15 Source: Nintendo.com

Who says that only Japan gets all the cool goodies?

Upon the release of Kirby: Canvas Curse in Japan, the first copies of the game came with a special pink Kirby stylus. A lot of gamers were upset that the same was not offered outside the country. Well, it looks like things have changed. Nintendo of America is now giving away pink styli, presumably the same ones the Japanese got, to anybody who has registered their copy of Kirby: Canvas Curse on their website.

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EA Releases NBA Live 06 Song List GC

by Robert Graves - 1:32 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: EA Press Release

Come on in - 'explore' the sound of Hip-Hop for a while.

NBA LIVE 06 IN-GAME SOUNDTRACK Explores New SOUND OF HIP-HOP

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., - September 13, 2005 - Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed the 16 songs that make up the in-game music soundtrack for the multi-platinum basketball game, NBA LIVE 06. The song list delivers an eclectic mix of up-tempo beats and lyrics.

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September 14, 2005

Monolith Software Title Blowout! DS

by Zosha Arushan - 5:07 pm PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Famitsu

Xenosaga I & II, Baten Kaitos II, oh my!

This weeks Famitsu reveals that three new Monotlith Software games are coming to Nintendo systems near you.

Baten Kaitos gets the prequel treatment as Nintendo decides to publish Baten Kaitos II for the GameCube. Asides from being set twenty years prior to the events in Baten Kaitos, not much is known about the title. The kicker is that the game is supposed to come out December 2005.

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D3PA Announces DS Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi DS

by Robert Graves - 1:32 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: D3PA Press Release

If you're looking for a 'Rock 'n' Roll Brawler', you've come to the right place.

Puffy AmiYumi say 'Hi Hi' to Nintendo DS

In New Game From D3Publisher of America, Inc.

Title set for release in Q1 2006 is D3PA's 1st Nintendo DS game

LOS ANGELES - Sep. 13, 2005 - D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software today announced its first game for the Nintendo DS will be based on Cartoon

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NoA Announces New VP of Sales

by Robert Graves - 1:23 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo Press Release

Kevan Wilson, come on down!

NINTENDO ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE PROMOTION

Kevan Wilson Promoted to Vice President of Sales

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 12, 2005 – Nintendo of America Inc. today announced the promotion of Kevan Wilson to vice president of sales, effective Jan. 2, 2006. An 11-year veteran of Nintendo, Wilson will be responsible for overseeing and establishing the strategic direction for the Nintendo of America sales department.

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NoA Executive Announces Retirement

by Robert Graves - 1:15 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Press Release

Randy Peretzman calls it a day after 20 years.

LONGTIME NINTENDO EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

20-Year Veteran Randy Peretzman Helped Launch Every Nintendo Game System

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 12, 2005 – Nintendo of America Inc. today announced Randy Peretzman, vice president of sales, will retire at the end of this year. After 20 years of dedicated service, Peretzman has decided to step down due to health reasons.

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September 13, 2005

EA Announces SSX On Tour Song List GC

by Robert Graves - 9:39 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: EA Press Release

Hit the virtual slopes to the sound of Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and The Hives among others.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., September 12, 2005 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed the 41 songs that will propel players through SSX™ On Tour. The in-game soundtrack delivers a fast-paced and energetic mix of music that builds on the popularity of the SSX™ 3 soundtrack which was adored... Read more...

September 12, 2005

From Russia With Love Website Goes Live GC

by Karl Castaneda - 5:09 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Electronic Arts

Make sure your internet connection is shaken, not stirred.

Anticipating the release of From Russia With Love from Electronic Arts?

Head on over to the official website and check out screenshots, gameplay details, and news updates.

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Sega Announces Sega Casino for Nintendo DS

by Jonathan Metts - 11:00 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

Sega springs a surprise game on us.

SEGA RAISES ANTE WITH SEGA CASINO

DS Title Offers 11 Games of Casino Action

SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON (September 12, 2005) SEGA® of America, Inc.

and SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced that they will publish SEGA

Casino™ for the Nintendo DS™ System. SEGA Casino deals out plenty of

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IBM Game Executive To Speak on Next-Gen Processors

by Jonathan Metts - 7:33 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Press Release

Will his keynote touch on IBM's upcoming "Broadway" CPU for Revolution?

IBM TO KEYNOTE GAME TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION MEETING ON OCTOBER 26, 2005,

DISCUSS NEW PROCESSORS

Austin, Texas - September 12, 2005 - The Game Technology Association (GTA),

a peer networking group specifically serving companies involved in producing

hardware, software and network enabling technologies for video game

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September 9, 2005

THQ Confirms Revolution Support Wii

by Karl Castaneda - 8:34 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: IGN Cube

Company president Brian Farrell had more than a couple nice things to say about Nintendo's newest console.

During THQ's year-end press event, IGNCube spoke with Brian Farrell about THQ's plans for Nintendo's Revolution. The company president had more than a couple positive things to say, including "We are commited to Nintendo's [Revolution]."

While Farrell did say that they were supporting the console,... Read more...

September 8, 2005

Prize Team Trivia at 9:30 Central!

by Michael Cole - 10:30 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: http://www.planetgamecube.com/specials.cfm?action=...

Grab a partner, becuase it's Team Trivia night, with stylish Split Reason T-Shirts on the line!

Last week Javy64 won a T-Shirt from Split Reason. This week we're giving away two more shirts in a round of Team Trivia!

Winners may choose among Split Reason's entire T-Shirt selection, which celebrates the gaming and internet cultures. Here are some examples of what you could win:

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News Corp Announces Purchase of IGN

by Jonathan Metts - 7:21 am PDT
Total comments: 21 Source: Yahoo! News (AP)

Nintendo WiFi Connection is brought to you by GameSpy, Rupert Murdoch, and the letter Q.

In the latest gaming media acquisition, the Associated Press is reporting that News Corp intends to purchase IGN Entertainment for $650 million. Last year, IGN swallowed GameSpy Networks, and Nintendo recently announced that the upcoming Nintendo WiFi Connection service will use technology from IGN's GameSpy division, similar to the GameSpy matching service for online PC games.

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September 7, 2005

EA Ships NHL 06 GC

by Jonathan Metts - 3:32 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: EA Sports Press Release

Hockey is still alive on GameCube.

The season begins WITH NHL 06

The Rush is Back in the Latest Hockey Videogame from EA SPORTS(tm)

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - September 7, 2005 - NHL(r) 06 has shipped from

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), the world's leading interactive software

company. Hockey fans can start the season early and test their skills in

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