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November 30, 2002

FREE Ura Zelda Movies! GC

by Jonathan Metts - 3:51 pm PST
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We've got three new movies of Ura Zelda...and of course, you can download them all for free.

You've seen the screens and read Billy's impressions, now download the movies and see Ura Zelda for yourself. As always, these movies are totally free to PGC readers.

In Internet Explorer, right-click and choose to save these files to your computer.

*Download the latest Windows Media Player to view these files.

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November 29, 2002

Happy Hanukkah!

by Michael Cole - 4:53 pm PST
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Bust out the candles and grab your frying pans, 'cause it's that time of year again!

Thanksgiving isn’t the only reason to celebrate this week! Tonight marks the start of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, togetherness, chocolate gelt (money), latkes (potato pancakes), and—of course—presents. It may not be a religious holiday, but it is certainly one of the most enjoyable!

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November 28, 2002

Zelda Preorder Campaign Starts In Japan! GC

by Bakudan Yoshinoya - 11:00 am PST
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Pre-order = Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time/Ura Zelda! Find out everything that's on the disc...

Gamers lined up today at selected retailers for the special Zelda preorder promotion deal in Japan.

Upon paying around 6800 yen ($60 US) for the preorder, gamers received an instruction booklet with the game disc of The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time attached in the inside cover.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

by Billy Berghammer - 10:36 am PST
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Play games, eat turkey, eat stuffing, grab Game Boy Advance, belch, Read PGC, repeat. Just because everyone else is on vacation doesn't mean we are...

Ah yes, it's Thanksgiving here once again, and we're still going to be kicking out the Nintendo coverage you need this holiday season.

Since our coverage is worldwide, and Thanksgiving is only celebrated in North America, our international offices have remained open. Suckers.

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November 27, 2002

Kojima making innovative GBA game

by Rick Powers - 10:12 pm PST
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The man responsible for Metal Gear Solid 2 is incorporating an interesting feature with a GBA cart ...

Hideo Kojima, the lead man on the Metal Gear Solid 2 project is working on a new game for Game Boy Advance, simply titled "My Sun".

In what has to be one of the most novel ideas for a game, the cartridge contains a small light sensor, which in conjunction with the game software, can alter parameters based on the amount of light in the room.

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Metroid Sales Reach 250K in First Week GC

by Mike Hrusecky - 7:36 pm PST
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Metroid sales hit the Quarter Million mark, Older gamers also flocking to Resident Evil Zero.

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 27, 2002--After waiting eight years for a return visit from their favorite video game heroine, a quarter million Nintendo GameCube owners in North America purchased the hit title Metroid Prime in its first week of availability.

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THQ to Publish GT Advance 3 in North America

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:24 am PST
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Hey, look at that, it's like Gran Turismo in my pocket!

THQ TO PUBLISH GT ADVANCE 3: PRO CONCEPT RACING FOR GAME BOY® ADVANCE

THQ Brings "Pedal To The Metal" Racing Back To The Handheld Market

CALABASAS HILLS, Calif. - November 26, 2002 - THQ® Inc. today announced that it will publish GT Advance 3: Pro Concept Racing for the Game Boy® Advance.... Read more...

November 25, 2002

Square and Enix Merge

by Bakudan Yoshinoya - 8:35 pm PST
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The two largest RPG producers are now one! See the announcement inside!

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According to Nikkei.net, Enix and Square have announced their plans to merge in April 2003. This is the first merger between two major game companies in the history of the industry. In the face of rising development costs and intense competition, the two companies merged... Read more...

Gamers Will Buy Video Games This Holiday

by Billy Berghammer - 9:31 am PST
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Also in the news today: The sun is hot, water is wet, and humans breathe oxygen.

Video Game Buyers Not Effected By Slower Economy This Holiday Season

Consumers Will Buy the Same or More Games This Year Than Last, Reveals Recent Survey of Holiday Game Buyers

San Francisco, CA – 11/26/02 – A recent nationwide survey of video and PC game buyers revealed that 3 out... Read more...

Target Gets Exclusive New GBA Color! GBA

by Billy Berghammer - 8:12 am PST
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What Color would retail chain Target want for a Game Boy Advance?

Just in time for the Holidays, Target has a new special edition Red Game Boy Advance available in US Stores.

Dubbed "Exclusive Target Red," this new GBA is available now for $69.99.

Special thanks to Takumi86 for the heads up.

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