March 31, 2002

GameCube Piracy in Hong Kong GC

by Billy Berghammer - 11:33 am PST
Source: Lan Kwei News

According to our good friends at Lan-Kwei, GameCube games are being pirated in Hong Kong.

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News is just breaking about GameCube games getting pirated in Hong Kong. Not by way of mini CD or using a modified GameCube, but the Panasonic Q. Read on...

But these news are just too good to wait any longer: Using the Panasonic Q with it's DVD playback availability,... Read more...


by Billy Berghammer - 11:09 am PST

Time to suck gallons of sweet nectar out of those Cadbury eggs! It's Easter!

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The Easter Bunny returns!

So get all geeked out on sugar and play some GameCube! On behalf of the staff of Planet GameCube we wish you and your family a very Happy Easter!



March 30, 2002

Animal Forest + gets a name change GC

by Mike Sklens - 10:46 am PST

Nintendo is changing the name of its hit communication game Animal Forest + for the US market.

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Though there is no reason given, Nintendo has changed the title of Animal Forest + for the US version of the game. The game's new name is Animal Crossing. There is still no solid US release date for the title.


March 29, 2002

GameCube at GameJam 2 GC

by Michael Cole - 11:47 pm PST
Source: Sega of Japan

AM2 reveals two GameCube titles at Sega's GameJam 2 show! Check inside for information on the company's new take on Virtua Fighter!

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Yu Suzuki revealed the information himself at GameJam 2, and thanks to IGN we have the goods in English. Currently planned for 2003, (tentatively titled) 'Virtua Fighter Quest' will hit the GameCube sometime in 2003, marking the 10th anniversary of the VF series. The... Read more...

Peter MacDougall Interview

by Steven Rodriguez - 9:09 pm PST
Source: GameSpot

PETERMAINCO might have moved on, but see what his replacement has to say about Nintendo's current place in the market.

GameSpot recently had the chance to chat a bit with Nintendo's VP of Sales and Marketing, Peter Main MacDougall. He talks about the current state of Nintendo, the GameCube, and the Game Boy Advance. Here's a snippet of the article.

Of course, one of the most consistent complaints about the... Read more...

New Phantasy Star Online Details GC

by Mike Sklens - 2:09 pm PST
Source: GC Inside

Sega has released new details on Phantasy Star Online for the GameCube including a slight name change and bundle deals.

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Yuji Naka, the president of Sonic Team, has released some new information about the upcoming GameCube version of Phantasy Star Online. First, the game has a new name. It is now titled Phantasy Star Online Episode 1 & 2. The title has been renamed because there are significant... Read more...

Metroid in November? GC

by Adam Kontras - 10:44 am PST
Source: EB Games

Nothing official yet, but this is enough to get your heart racing. You know you wanna look.

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It was brought to our attention that EB has some interesting ship dates posted. If you're too lazy to click the link:

Starfox Adventures - September 30th

Metroid Prime - November 1st

Legend of Zelda - December 15th



March 28, 2002

F-Zero: the press release GC

by David Trammell - 7:32 pm PST

The official press release actually clarifies a few things and offers some new information. You know you want it.

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In a nutshell, the press release explicitly states the following: The Triforce arcade game and GameCube game will link by using the Memory Card 59; Amusement Vision (who did the excellent Super Monkey Ball) will develop both games under Nintendo's supervision; Sega will... Read more...

F-Zero for Gamecube advertisment

by Desmond Gaban - 7:12 pm PST

Nintendo and Sega have released the F-Zero Gamecube advertisement. Check it out here.

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Mario Party and 1080° 2 JPN dates and more! GC

by Billy Berghammer - 4:21 pm PST

Hot on the heels of the Super Mario Sunshine date, Nintendo drops the bomb on Mario Party 4, and 1080° 2's Japanese release date. Hoo-boy Nintendo's turning up the heat!

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While you were sleeping, Nintendo Co. Ltd. released more information about 2002's most eagerly awaited video games, all available only on NINTENDO GAMECUBE(tm). Nintendo also announced joint development of new titles based on yet another of the company's unmatched stable of franchises and franchise characters.

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