March 31, 2001

GBA Colors go Crazy!!!!!11!!1!!11 GBA

by Michael Cole - 11:08 pm PST
Source: Camelot

3 new color patterns, baby! See it here at the Planet first!

Thanks to Camelot, the Planet has uncovered 3 new casings for the GBA. First up is the previously rumored Pink Cherry:

Next up is Rainbow:

And the craziest one, AYU Panther:

Is this a sign that Camelot might be becoming a Nintendo second-party? Or is it just an April... Read more...

March 30, 2001

WWF Games Confirmed GC

by Jonathan Metts - 6:14 pm PST
Source: GameSpot

THQ has WWF games on the way for both GameCube and Game Boy Advance.

GameSpot's Spring TGS coverage says that THQ's WWF Wrestlemania series is headed to GameCube, while the GBA will get WWF Road to Wrestlemania. Sounds like they'll be hooking up somehow. No word on who's handling development, but probably the same folks who did all the great N64 wrestling games for THQ.


Nintendo h4x0rs teh planet!!11!!

by Mike Sklens - 8:29 am PST
Source: FGN Online

ph33r teh l33t $ki11z of teh NiNt3nd0 h4x0r!!

Nintendo, in a surprising move, today hired ex-h4x0r Mathew Bevan (aka Kuji). Bevan was accused of breaking into US Military Computer systems. He excaped punishment because the case was dropped. Bevan then moved on to a job at Tiger Computer Security where was an "ethical" hacker and security consultant.... Read more...

Mailbag Needs Food

by Mike Hrusecky - 7:06 am PST
Source: Previous Mailbag Editions

The next round of YOUR questions and OUR answers is coming soon, but we want more! Send your questions to

The next round of YOUR questions and OUR answers is coming soon, but Louie wants more! Send your nuggets to


March 29, 2001

Nintendo makes noise GBA

by Mike Sklens - 5:35 pm PST

Nintendo announces a new music making game for the GBA.

Nintendo is making a music game for the GBA. Game Boy Music will allow you to make your own tunes on the GBA. The game features 50 instruments. Plus, 4 players can hook together and have a jam session. And on top of that, the game comes bundled with a Pocket Speaker! The down side: the game is set only to release in Japan at the moment. A shout-out to BayouTapeworm of the Planet Chat for pointing this out to me.


Going, Going.....SOLD! GBA

by Michael Cole - 1:52 pm PST
Source: MCV USA

Come see the GBA numbers, and how the system stacked up against the others!

MCV has come up with a rough estimate of the GBA product quantaties sold with the help of Media Create.

531,000 units of hardware were sold in the week ended March 25 after just four days on sale. Comparatively, in the same week PlayStation 2 sold through 70,000 units, Dreamcast 29,000 units, Game Boy Color 15,000 units, Wonder Swan Color 11,000 units, N64 4,000 units and the PS One 4,000 units.


March 28, 2001

Gaming Edge Now Open for Business!!!

by Max Lake - 11:22 pm PST

Planet GameCube's newest partner-in-crime is back in business! Who? Gaming Edge! Check out this great online retailer at their new digs!

Online retailer Gaming Edge has returned to the scene, sporting an all new website. We are happy to announce their grand re-opening! We are also pretty excited, because we will be working with GamingEdge in many exciting ways. Through our association with Gaming Edge, we'll be able to have contests and will keep you abreast of any special promotions they are having. The site is run in part by PGC writer, Justin Wood and is something he


That Nintendo/Sega RPG... RumorGC

by - 8:29 pm PST

So what's this about a Sega & Nintendo RPG game? Does Louie think it's hooey? Or does that bad motherkitty actually have some insight on the matter? See for yourself! (Like I'm going to spoil it here! Louie would HURT me if I did that!)

Sega & Nintendo RPG are Making a RPG. It will feature Nintendo & Sega characters. Nothing has been confirmed and details have been scarce. There is every indication that something is happening behind the scenes however.


GC not King of the Silent Hill?

by Michael Cole - 7:55 pm PST
Source: IGN Cube

Konami has stated stated that a Silent Hill game for GCN will be unlikely.

According to IGN Cube, Silent Hill will probably for GameCube will probably be denied.

...Imamura indicated that such a title would be too adult-like for the console. "Not likely," he said. "The machine will probably be good, but the demographic will be largely younger gamers initially. That doesn't really fit in with our market for the Silent Hill series."


GameShark for GBA Announced

by Jonathan Metts - 4:14 pm PST
Source: InterAct

Cheaters and hackers take notice: InterAct's popular GameShark code device is coming to Game Boy Advance, right from the start.

InterAct sent out a press release today announcing that GameShark for Game Boy Advance will be available at the North American launch with a suggested retail price of $39.99. The GBA version will come pre-programmed with codes for many of the early games, and it will also include a 6-foot USB cable... Read more...

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