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.


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!


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.


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.

We've got...

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.


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.

Coupled with the concurrent...

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 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, 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.


November 24, 2002

Famitsu Interviews Capcom Producer Shinji Mikami

by Bakudan Yoshinoya - 1:47 pm PST
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Mikami speaks on Capcom's new lineup, creating new game concepts, and Biohazard 4 (RE4).

The latest issue of Famitsu featured an interview with Producer Mikami from Capcom. Highlights translated below:

Famitsu: If you’d let me give my opinion, honestly, I want a Cube now!

Mikami-san: Your words are very kind. Please buy a Cube! Buy two of them, even three!

F: Well,...

November 22, 2002

Famitsu Update

by Bakudan Yoshinoya - 12:25 pm PST
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Top 30, reviews, and more.

Following last week's Zelda announcement, the big news this week is the

announcement of 5 new Capcom games for the GameCube. The magazine includes

a DVD featuring trailers from Biohazard 0, Biohazard 4, Killer 7, Viewtiful

Joe, and Dead Phoenix. According to the magazine, P.N.03 will be the first


Nintendo and Much Music Metroid Contest

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:33 am PST
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Win one of those fancy home theater-type prize packages (and GameCube stuff), because Metroid Prime deserves to be played that way.

Update: A few of our Canadian readers have informed us that this contest is open to Canadian residents only. PGC would like to apologize for any mix-up that we might have caused our readers, but it should be said that we blame Canada for this anyway.

Nintendo and are bringing us a sweet contest. Here are their details in a nutshell:


The Legend of Zelda: Kaze No Takuto GC

by Billy Berghammer - 9:24 am PST
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We've got 2 brand new Legend of Zelda: Kaze No Takuto commercials here for you....just in case you may be interested....

The new The Legend of Zelda: Kaze No Takuto commercials have begun airing in

Japan, and we've uploaded both of them to our media server.

Check out heaps of

new gameplay, enemies, bosses, and environments.  

Don't forget to right click and save these files to your computer.

*You will need Windows


Capcom Trailer Blowout!

by Billy Berghammer - 8:37 am PST
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Capcom released trailers to their newly announced games...and we got 'em!

We've uploaded trailers for all of the newly announced games from


Check out trailers for Biohazard 4 (Resident Evil 4),

Viewtiful Joe, Dead Phoenix, Killer 7, and Product Number 3.

Don't forget to right click and save these files to your computer.

Biohazard 4

Movie 1


November 21, 2002

Universal Interactive Ships Spyro for GameCube GC

by Jonathan Metts - 12:19 pm PST
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Spyro the Dragon is finally ready for his GameCube debut.





UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., November 20, 2002 - Universal Interactive, Inc., a studio of Vivendi Universal Games, announced today that it has shipped "Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly" for the Nintendo GameCubeT to retailers nationwide.


Three-Year Anniversary Trivia Giveaway!

by Steven Rodriguez - 9:35 am PST
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This Monday, November the 25th, see what shiny, cube-like object you can win if you can prove that you've got the brains of a Nintendo master.

We told you we were planning something for our Three-Year Anniversary. We warned you to get your practice rounds in. We kept telling you that you couldn't afford to overlook Planet Trivia. Well on Monday, November 25th, on the exact day of Planet GameCube Planet Trivia's 3rd birthday, we're celebrating the only way we can.


Nintendo Announces Financials

by Billy Berghammer - 9:10 am PST
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Due to the high yen and lack of demand for consoles, Nintendo’s profits fall from last year.

Nintendo revealed it’s financials today, which were lower due to high yen, and weak demand for consoles.

Nintendo’s profits fell 44.8%, and they lost 29 billion yen ($236.4 million) in losses on foreign currency assets.

Operating profit shrank 45.5% due to the GameCube price cut in the US and Japan, Senior Managing Director Yoshihiro Mori announced in a news conference.


November 20, 2002

Need To Rent GameCube Games?

by Billy Berghammer - 11:43 am PST
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We'd like to welcome our new in-house advertising supporter, Games For!

A quick shameless plug for our new friends at Games For, who have just signed up to advertise on Planet GameCube.

Are you too lazy to head to the video store and rent your games? Don't want to deal with the headache of late fees? How about no due dates?

Games For currently has a free 2 week trial, and FREE shipping!


Sega Profitable: May Cancel Sports Games

by Mike Hrusecky - 7:47 am PST
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UPDATED: Sega returns to profitability, but may halt development of sports games for GameCube.

Sega earned $8.3 million (1.01 billion yen) in the six months through September in contrast to a loss of 20.87 billion yen in the first half a year ago.

Sales totaled $777 million (95.1 billion yen), down nearly 3 percent from 97.8 billion yen a year ago. Sales dropped 36 percent overseas, although sales in Japan edged up 6 percent.

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