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March 31, 2000

Big Weekend News?

by Billy Berghammer - 3:28 pm PST

Big Exclusive for da planet!

Keep an eye out after Midnight CST for some extremely huge Dolphin news. An absolute complete PlanetN2000 exclusive. You don't want to miss this! I can't say more because I am being watched as I type this. Stay tuned!

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March 30, 2000

Sony Issues Recall for PS2

by Steven Thomas - 3:32 pm PST
Source: ON24.COM

Nelson: Ha ha!

This just reported by ON24.COM .. Sony recalls 1.2 million software discs (there .. happy?) due to the problems with the DVD software, and the fact that users can punch in certain keypad sequences during boot up to allow the unit to play foreign movies not intended for the Japanese market.

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March 29, 2000

Yahoo, Yahoo, A Pirate's ...

by Steven Thomas - 3:35 pm PST
Source: ON24.COM

Again, the Planet proves itself the premiere source for awful puns.

Yahoo! Yahoo! A pirate's life for me .. OK, corny pun. Ever been through the Pirates of the Carribean at Disneyland? Too close to resist .. sorry .. sue me, I have no assets.

Anyway, it seems that Nintendo, Sega, and EA are filling a lawsuit against Yahoo! for aiding and abetting known software piraters. And rightly they should! I'm sure you've heard this already, but here it again in glorious audio at the link above.

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March 27, 2000

Can I Speak With Mario?

by Steven Thomas - 3:37 pm PST
Source: ON24.COM

It's a me! Mario!

ON24.COM recently reported on the rumor that Nintendo is rumored planning to incorporate cell phone functionality in it's upcoming Game Boy Advance. What is interesting, was that the story also stated that Nintendo may start selling adapters before the arrival of the GBA that would add cell phone functionality to existing Game Boy systems ...

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March 23, 2000

Saffire Shooter Movie!

by Kosta Andreadis - 3:41 pm PST
Source: IGN64

Daaaaaaaaamn.

Coming as a splendid suprise today, IGN unveiled the first ever movie footage of Saffire's next-generation first-person shooter. IGN64 claim that the movie is a must and they're not wrong. Saffire's movie contains some amazing simulated gameplay footage meaning that it is not running on actual next-generation... Read more...

March 22, 2000

GBA-GDC

by Billy Berghammer - 8:28 pm PST
Source: IGN Pocket

GBA info coming out of the GDC?

More to be known about the GBA...real soon! Nintendo will be holding a GDC for the GBA on April 10th! Unfortunately it's only open to "official Game Boy developers". Boooooo! Oh well, I'm sure we will be finding out a whole lot of juicy things about our next handheld jem! And maybe a little more about how it will interact with the Dolphin. Here's the biz...

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Pre E3 Experience

by Billy Berghammer - 8:28 pm PST

The press badges are in!

It's coming soon! Look what we got in the mail today!

Yes folks, we are gearing up full force for E3 2000! The games...the babes...the drunken brawls over Perfect Dark...Steven streaking the LA Convention center. It's going to be f#$%ed up! Coverage begins tomorrow with a full preview of what we are expecting out of E3 2000! Stay tuned!

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Picassio in Motion

by Kosta Andreadis - 12:29 am PST
Source: IGN64

Check out this movie of Picassio to get an idea of what to expect from the Dolphin game!

For their upcoming first-person strategy/stealth game Picasso, developers Promethean Designs have released a video promotion showing off the game to the public. The boys over at IGN64 have posted this and the link is here for you click but be warned this comes with a price. The file is approximately... Read more...

March 21, 2000

H20 to do the Dolphin

by Kosta Andreadis - 1:18 am PST
Source: Nintendorks

Nintendorks speak with H20 about future Dolphin projects, we've got the summarized statement here...

Reading the Dorks recent excellent interview with developers H20 discussing their upcoming N64 RPG Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage it became apparent that the company may have a title in the works for the Dolphin. We say might have because the company has taken the familiar route of vagueness that... Read more...

Particle Systems and the Big D

by Billy Berghammer - 12:27 am PST
Source: Nintendo Express

Particle Systems may have Dolphin in its future. Here's what we got...

UK based developers Particle Systems, who were the guys behind the acclaimed Independance War are actively seeking programmers for all next-generation consoles, including the Big D.

"As Particle Systems diversifies into console games on platforms such as Dreamcast, Dolphin and Playstation 2... Read more...

March 20, 2000

Maximum Faqsimum

by Billy Berghammer - 11:56 pm PST

Max Lake returns from obscurity to reclaim his OpN2k stylings here at PlanetN2000!

Well on behalf of the staff here at Planet N2000, I'd like to welcome the newest member of the Planet Staff...Max Lake! Yep, we have suckered another of the OperatioN2000 elite back to the world of Dolphin. You think you can get away so easily? The master plan is finally coming together! Mwuuuhahahhahahah!!! So, the OPN2K FAQ you have long missed will soon be coming back in full form. Max's staff profile will be up shortly! Welcome back Max!

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GBA When? GBA

by Billy Berghammer - 11:43 pm PST
Source: MVC

A GBA Delay is looking more and more likely and here's some reasons why...

Obviously most of us here at Planet N2000 aren't holding their breath for a Fall release of the GBA. With the GBC selling so well (and generally no competition), it would be pointless for Nintendo to feel the need to release the new handheld. Not that 95% of the people that read this rag wouldn't purchase it upon release. Heh heh. Here's a few chunks of fun of other possible reasons why the system may be delayed.

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Bring on the Metal Gear! GC

by Billy Berghammer - 11:32 pm PST
Source: Computer and Video Games

Hideo Kajima plays dumb about Dolphin, sorta... We think something could be up!

Computer and Video Games Magazine recently spoke with Hideo Kajima from Konami (Metal Gear). Not a whole lot is said here. Personally, I think it's a lot of crap. "I don't know much about Dolphin." Yeah, right. And then he goes on to talk about it's similarities to the other systems. Interesting contradiction.... Read more...

March 18, 2000

PS2...It's Crap!

by Billy Berghammer - 4:07 pm PST
Source: MSNBC

We can't help noticing that Sony's PS2 is having problems. They DO say the best time to kick a man is when he's down...

Sony having more problems? Yeah, I know this is a Dolphin site, but Sony having problems is another boost for Nintendo followers! Not only is Sony recalling all their memory cards, but they might have a major lawsuit brewing? Not that Sony doesn't have a lot of money anyways...but, as my father says,... Read more...

March 17, 2000

Nintendo Leads Polls

by Steven Thomas - 10:15 pm PST
Source: FGN Online

L33T.

Agatha Chapman released this following news item at FGNOnline the other day.

"Out of over 1,200 homes surveyed, nearly a quarter of respondents dubbed Nintendo as the family favorite. The recent Zogby poll pushed Nintendo out in front of the PlayStation and Dreamcast. The poll also indicated that Asians favour Sony, and African Americans favor both the N64 and PlayStation."

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Dolphin to get some Boxin'

by Kosta Andreadis - 8:54 pm PST
Source: IGN64

Climax let it be known they are working on a Dolphin Boxing Title Already!

Climax Entertainment, the makers of the upcoming N64 game Battlezone have released information on their next-generation game in development. Going by the name Title Defence, it's said to sport a great graphics engine that features things like rendered boxers using 5,000 polygons each, motion captured... Read more...

Green Beer Rules!

by Billy Berghammer - 1:36 pm PST

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Happy St. Patricks Day folks! Seeing is that all of us are Irish (even Kosta) we decided to take the night off, and pay homage to what is basically just green food coloring in beer. But it just makes it taste all that much better! So unfortunately there will be no Trivia tonight. Trivia should be returning next week, so keep on studying!

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Retro Develops for GBA GBA

by Steven Thomas - 12:54 pm PST
Source: IGN64

Mentioned at the GDC & now confirmed: Retro GBA projects in the works.

Well, this should come a no suprise to anyone, but IGN recenty reported that they have confirmation that Retro Studios is currently developing titles for the Game Boy Advance. It is unclear at this point exactly what title or titles the incredibly talented people aat Retro Studios have in store for... Read more...

March 16, 2000

The N-GDC Experience

by Billy Berghammer - 2:19 am PST

Ed Shih proves his worth and gives you an in-depth look at what it was like to be at GDC 2000. Don't miss this!

Ever wonder what it was like to be at the GDC? Well our Boy Darth Ed Shih was there and brought back bags of fish for all. Well not every one. Just me :). He went to one of those schools where you didn't have to bring treats for the whole class. Just the ADD kids in the back! Kidding. I'd really like to thank Ed for his valient efforts! First brew on me at E3! Here's what he had to say...

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March 15, 2000

Ubi Soft and El Dorado

by Kosta Andreadis - 2:20 am PST
Source: IGN64

A game based on the "The Road to El Dorado" game is one of many Ubi Soft projects planned for Dolphin.

Confirmed Dolphin developer/publisher Ubi Soft has announced that a game based on the upcoming DreamWorks Entertainment animated feature "The Road To El Dorado" will appear on the Dolphin as well as the Playstation 2. Ubi Soft has other titles planned for Nintendo's next-generation console such as... Read more...

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