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October 28, 1999

Set your clocks, THE date is set GC

by Kosta Andreadis - 4:28 pm PDT
Source: IGN64

A date has been set for Space World 2000, an event destined to go down in history for Nintendophiles everywhere...

Dengeki 64, a Japanese magazine, reports that Spaceworld 2000 will take place August 25-27. During the opening of this grandest of entertainment expo's Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi will address the press at the show's kick off. Most interestingly, and importantly, the Dolphin has been reported... Read more...

October 26, 1999

Konami on the Radio

by Billy Berghammer - 4:36 pm PDT
Source: Nintendojo

Konami using FM Radio to distribute games? Strange but apparently true. Scope these details.

FM radio technology in the Dolphin? A very interesting concept, and our good friends from Konami could bring it our way. Nintendojo has da goods...

Konami plans to launch a game distribution service using FM Radio. The game data distribution service would use using FM multiplex broadcasting. Konami plans to incorporate FM reception capabilities for its home console games, arcade games, and toys.

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October 25, 1999

Embedded Memory Push GC

by Kosta Andreadis - 7:47 am PDT
Source: EETimes

Some details on the hardware being developed for Dolphin.

EETimes reports Toshiba has followed suit and are planning to transfer embedded-DRAM process to Taiwan's Winbond Electronics Corp. and World Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp., and NEC will invest about $755 million on a fab to make Nintendo's graphics chip, which uses a one-transistor SRAM cell from... Read more...

October 24, 1999

Majesco Games Get Shafted GBA

by Jonathan Metts - 2:11 pm PDT
Source: Majesco

Here's a great idea...let's make games and not tell anyone!

As we reported a few days ago, Majesco has two practically unheard-of GBA games on the way -- Caesar's Palace Advance: Millennium Gold Edition, and Aerial Aces. Since then we've gathered some new info on this silent duo. Apparently Aerial Aces will be out very soon, most likely in November, while according to reader PBN and Doug Hill (of RPGamer), Caesar's Palace Advance is already out.

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October 22, 1999

Sucker Punch Talks to the Planet

by Shawn Sullivan - 7:46 pm PDT

The developer of the innovative Rocket: Robot on Wheels from N64 lets us know a little of what they are up to.

Rocket: Robot on Wheels is #1 on my list of games to get this year. From everything I have read and seen about the game, it looks likes it's going to be great. Well, I recently e-mailed Sucker Punch to comment on Rocket. The usual stuff, how great it was going to be, yadda yadda yadda. Well,... Read more...

The Next Yamauchi?

by Mike Revier - 6:08 pm PDT
Source: IGN64

We all know NCL President Hiroshi Yamauchi is going to retire sometime soon. Who will replace him?

So who will be the next president after Yamauchi retires? IGN64 investigates....

In an interview with Next-Generation Magazine, game designer Shigeru Miyamoto spoke about who he thought would replace Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi, who is expected to retire in 2001. Miyamoto pointed to Nintendo of America president Minoru Arakawa as the main contender for the position.

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How Well will Dolphin Sell? GC

by Kosta Andreadis - 6:08 pm PDT
Source: IGN64

Specifically in Japan? After the N64 didn't do well in the homeland, there's reason to worry. A new poll shows some hope though...

Famitsu Weekly talked to the retailers and game companies about the predicted sales success of Dolphin. IGN64 has the results.

Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu Weekly recently conducted a survey in which a number of respected game companies and retailers were asked the following question: How well do you think Dolphin will sell?

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October 20, 1999

Activision Joins Dream Team 2000

by Shawn Sullivan - 9:08 pm PDT
Source: Dolphin Cove

Will Activision develop for Dolphin? Looks like it...

Is Activision looking towards the Dolphin? The Dolphin Cove Reports that they are. Besides the games the Dolphin Cove mentioned, Activision also published Tony Hawk's Pro Skater for the PSX and soon N64, and is working on Spider-Man games for the PSX and N64. Upon reading this news article, I consulted my trusty lucky 8-Ball on the possibility of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 on the Dolphin.

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A Shiny Dolphin

by Billy Berghammer - 8:39 pm PDT
Source: Gaming Age

A recent interview with Shiny's Dave Perry makes it sound like he is quite interested in the Nintendo Dolphin.

Shiny thinking Dolphin? The folks over at Gaming-Age spoke with Dave Perry the President of Shiny Entertainment. Here's clips from the actual interview that deal with the Dolphin.

Do you see a future in the Project Dolphin development?

Yes, Nintendo are very very savy. They will make a great machine and it will have great games. They are the most consistent company in the business.

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October 19, 1999

A bit more from Edge GC

by Billy Berghammer - 2:31 pm PDT
Source: FGN Online

Shigery Miyamoto discloses a tiny bit of info on the Dolphin technologies.

Can we get this magazine in the US? Anyhoo...Miyamoto speaks a little (very) about technologies used in the Dolphin. FGN offered these words.

Speaking with UK gaming publication Edge, Miyamoto spoke briefly about Dolphin and how the change in format will make third-party support much more easier.... Read more...

Japanese Not Digging Dolphin GC

by Billy Berghammer - 2:24 pm PDT
Source: FGN Online

Sounds like the Japanese aren't overly thrilled about Nintendo's next system.

According to this clip from FGN, the Dolphin isn't a popular choice in Japan. Not a good thing for Nintendo of Japan. I have a good gut feeling that when Nintendo starts to show their cards a bit more the Japanese will change their minds. The FGN report is as follows:

Japanese gamers are not... Read more...

October 18, 1999

Sports, RPG's, and Internet oh My! GC

by Billy Berghammer - 7:10 pm PDT
Source: IGN64

Howard Lincoln has some good news & the future looks bright!

Howard Lincoln speaks again, this time to Rage Magazine, and IGN64 reports. Kind of in a round about way he doesn't say a whole lot that's new...but here it is anyway...

In an interview with UK game magazine Edge, Nintendo of America chairman Howard Lincoln commented on the company's plans... Read more...

NEC working with Fabio? GC

by Billy Berghammer - 5:22 pm PDT
Source: EETimes

Don't let this silly headline confuse you, NEC isn't teaming up with "I Can't Believe it's not Butter" spokesmodel.

No, but they are building a new fabrication facility to build the graphics chips and the high speed DRAM for the Dolphin. In the article EE Times they just use the word Fab quite a bit. :) Here's the beef....

TOKYO — NEC Corp. will construct a new fabrication facility to build a graphic chip and the embedded DRAM that Nintendo Co. Ltd. will use in its next-generation game console, code-named Dolphin.

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October 14, 1999

Macronix Builds New Power House GC

by Billy Berghammer - 8:27 pm PDT
Source: EETimes

Some information on Macronix, who will be contributing some mighty RAM to the Nintendo Dolphin.

Don't know who Macronix is? Well they kind of are the power in the "now you're playing with power." Or at least the next power. RAM my friends! Oh never mind. Check out the story from EE Times.

Macronix is also branching out into the world of logic. Last week it reported securing a large,... Read more...

Acclaim is Official GC

by Billy Berghammer - 7:00 pm PDT
Source: Acclaim's Homepage

Check out a Press Release from Acclaim, officially proclaiming it will be making games for Dolphin.

Thanks to good people from Dolphin Cove for finding the press release from Acclaim. Not that you should be that surprised or anything...but they are planning on having games ready for launch. Could you picture the likes of Extreme-G, QBC, Turok, or Trickstyle hitting the Dolphin? I sure can . Here's a clip...

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Dolphin Delay: Good or Bad?

by Kosta Andreadis - 8:27 am PDT
Source: Nintendojo

An editorial at Nintendojo.

Head over to Nintendojo and read Eric Mattei's excellent editorial on the recent news/rumors of Dolphin's delay. Entitled 'Delay Play' any Dolphin fan expecting the best or worst in 2001 should read this...

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Nintendo Network - Dolphin Testing?

by Kosta Andreadis - 8:12 am PDT
Source: Core Magazine

Some information on the 64DD's network. Could it be a testing ground for what Nintendo is planning with Dolphin?

In Japan, Nintendo is planning to launch an online community with the ill-fated N64 add-on the 64DD. Their ambitions are high for this network and if it is a success we may see a similar approach to the Dolphin's network capabilities. Thanks to Core Magazine for the story.

As most of you already... Read more...

October 12, 1999

The People Want Playback GC

by Billy Berghammer - 7:30 pm PDT
Source: IGN64

An IGN64 poll shows that most Nintendo-fans want their Dolphins to have DVD playback included...

No kidding?! :) Personally I would like DVD movie playback on the Dolphin. I don't have a DVD player yet, and wouldn't mind having it be a part of my next Nintendo purchase. Hell if square develops games we're going to end up watching movies anyway ;) IGN64 did a little poll, and the people have spoken....

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October 11, 1999

Thanks Justin! Site News

by Billy Berghammer - 8:30 pm PDT

OperationN2000 is dead, long live OpN2000! Actually, it's more of an assimiliation. Presenting, the new & improved PlanetN2000!

This is a special thank you to Justin Nation and the entire staff of OperatioN2000. I had a great time being part (a very small part) of the staff while it lasted. I would also like to thank (not only Justin) Desmond Gaban, Rick Powers, and Cptn Sisko for their donations of Dream Games and Developer... Read more...

The Best of Both Worlds GC

by Jermiah Lankford - 8:02 pm PDT
Source: Nintendorks

Miyamoto mentions that 64DD's writability aspect may be included in the Dolphin, even though DVD is being used.

Well, it appears Miyamoto just won't give up on the writability

thing. Nintendo is showing interest in DVD Ram. And of course they are.... They've been looking into things that could be written since the 64DD. This should be good news though. And if Nintendo delays the Dolphin, which I now believe... Read more...

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