June 30, 2002

BREAKING: Sonic, Sonic and more Sonic! GC

by Aaron Kaluszka - 11:16 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Famitsu / Sega

New classic Sonic games for NGC! (And something new for GBA!)

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Sonic Team recently announced they’d be unveiling a new game for the GameCube this month. Well, we're just into July and it looks like official confirmation of Sonic Team’s plans have already come to light. According to Famitsu & a press release on Sega’s page... Read more...

Play GameCube in Paris!

by Karlie Yeung - 1:34 pm PDT
Source: Puissance Nintendo

Among other games, the GameCube Zelda and Mario will be playable at the Japan Expo in Paris next week.

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At the 4th Japan Expo in Paris, France Nintendo will be exhibiting some of their newest GameCube games during July 5-7. Games on display include Super Mario Sunshine, Legend of Zelda, Eternal Darkness, Metroid Prime, Mario Party 4, Animal Forest and Star Fox Adventures with 25 consoles playable.


June 28, 2002

Mat Hoffman 2 Songlist GC

by Jonathan Metts - 11:25 pm PDT
Source: Activision Press Release

Check out what kinds of music Activision has licensed for their next BMX game.

Today Activision announced the songlist for the upcoming Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2, due this summer. The tracks include LL Cool J, Iggy Pop, and Ice-T, plus many others. Check out the full press release below for the whole list.




Japanese Mario Sunshine Commercials Online GC

by Mike Sklens - 9:54 pm PDT
Source: N-Styles

N-Styles has video of 2 of the new Super Mario Sunshine commercials currently being played on Japanese TV.

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With the game releasing in just about 20 days, Nintendo has started running TV ads for Super Mario Sunshine in Japan. N-Styles has 2 of these new commercials avaliable for download right now. Both files are under 2MB and are very good quality.

Check them out here, or you can download them here...


Houston, we have a problem

by Billy Berghammer - 5:05 pm PDT

Attention DVD customers! If you are planning on watching the PGC E3 DVD in a Playstation 2, please read this immediately.

Attention DVD Customers:

It has been brought to our attention that the Planet GameCube E3 2002 DVD is NOT COMPATIBLE with the Playstation 2. When we tested the master, it worked just fine, but after replication, for some reason the playback quality is poor. The DVD does work in the PS2, but... Read more...

Matt Hoffman Pro BMX 2 Soundtrack Announced

by Mike Sklens - 2:08 pm PDT
Source: Activison

Activision has announce the list of rocking tunes that will grace the second Matt Hoffman title.

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Santa Monica, CA -- June XX28, 2002 -- The Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) is setting the stage for high-flying action in Mat Hoffman’s... Read more...

June 27, 2002

NCAA Football 2003 Interview GC

by Jonathan Metts - 9:03 pm PDT

Check out this cool interview with the development team of EA's upcoming college pigskin title.

Discuss it in Talkback! has a lengthy and pretty interesting interview with the development team at Tiburon responsible for EA's NCAA Football 2003. Hit the link above for the goods! Here's a quick excerpt:

NP: Will the individual player attributes of a specific team match real-world players?


THQ Ships MX Superfly for GameCube GC

by Jonathan Metts - 12:57 pm PDT
Source: THQ Press Release

The newest Ricky Carmichael game is now available on your GameCube.

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MX Superfly featuring Ricky Carmichael is the first motocross game available on GameCube. It has a career mode, mini-games, multiplayer, and a freestyle track editor. Here's the full press release:




June 26, 2002

Army Men: Sarge's War for GameCube

by Jonathan Metts - 9:51 pm PDT
Source: 3DO Press Release

Sarge's platoon has been melted, and he's ultra-pissed.

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If you like your Army Men games "harder edged" than what 3DO usually offers, perhaps Sarge's War will be right up your alley. The company says it's the sequel to the two Sarge's Heroes games on N64, which sold over one million copies combined.

This time around, Sarge's...

3DO Ships Cubix for GBA

by Jonathan Metts - 9:47 pm PDT
Source: 3DO Press Release

Robots for Everyone...on the handheld system that almost everyone owns.

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3DO Announces Cubix(TM) Robots for Everyone: Clash 'n Bash for the Game Boy(R) Advance System

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The 3DO Company (Nasdaq: THDO - News) today announced the shipment of Cubix(TM) Robots for Everyone: Clash 'n Bash(TM)... Read more...

Magi-Nation Cartoon Announced

by Jonathan Metts - 9:41 pm PDT
Source: Interactive Imagination

The popular card game and handheld RPG game will become an animated series this fall.

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Interactive Imagination has announced the Magi-Nation animated series, debuting this fall with a minimum of 23 episodes. The cartoon has been planned as part of the Magi-Nation property for years, and now it's finally happening.

You may recognize Magi-Nation as a...

Another deal from Capcom GC

by Michael Cole - 1:38 pm PDT
Source: Capcom

New details emerge about Capcom vs SNK 2 EO in Japan!

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Since Capcom vs SNK 2 EO is a port of an older game, Capcom will be selling it for 4,800 yen--the same price as a GBA game. What's more, Capcom's fighting game comes with its own Memory Card 59! Such tactics will surely boost sales when it comes out July 4th.


June 25, 2002

Capcom’s Zombies Chomp Prices

by Max Lake - 11:56 pm PDT
Source: Capcom

Resident Evil 2 & 3: Nemesis to hit GameCube cheap!

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With the Resident Evil series now exclusive to GameCube, there was some hope that the older installments would be getting touched up a little. This turned out not to be the case, as Capcom is re-releasing the older Resident Evil games primarily for those who haven’t... Read more...

New Kirby Anime news!!

by Max Lake - 4:24 pm PDT

Finalized name and official details on Kirby’s upcoming Saturday morning cartoon on North American airwaves!

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One of our readers, “Waddledooda” recently emailed us making sure PGC and its readers were up-to-date on the upcoming Kirby anime.

”WaddleDooDaa” says: Though it should have been common knowledge by E3, Hoshi no Kirby's English name has been confirmed.... Read more...

It’s Pokemon Festa 2002! GBA

by Max Lake - 4:05 pm PDT
Source: XenGamers

Nintendo plans a tour of Japanese cities to promote the latest Pokemon game!

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Nintendo has just finalized plans for Pokemon Festa 2002, a tour across Japan to promote Pokemon on the GameBoy Advance. Nintendo plans to hold separate events in various cities featuring playable kiosks of their latest handheld Pokemon adventure. Each location will... Read more...

The UK Pikmin Launch GC

by Karlie Yeung - 2:07 pm PDT

Giant Pikmin set free in video game store!

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The Friday before last saw the release of Pikmin across Europe. To celebrate this human Pikmin "helpers" were on hand to help customers carry their shopping and choose games in the London, Leeds and Manchester EB and Game stores. The Pikmin were there at noon when the special "Pikmin Plants" were given away.



by Billy Berghammer - 1:33 pm PDT

The PGC E3 2002 DVD is shipping! We have fresh pictures of the Planet GameCube E3 2002 DVD in its final moments of production.

It is my honor to announce that the Planet

GameCube E3 2002 DVD - Shine Get! is SHIPPING from Video Game Advantage!!  If you have pre-ordered early, yours will be going out first.  Please, we ask you NOT to e-mail

Video Game Advantage to ask where your DVD is.  Depending on which shipping... Read more...

Clear Blue GBA Package in the UK GBA

by Karlie Yeung - 12:37 pm PDT
Source: Nintendo UK

Get Super Mario World with the Game Boy Advance in one neat package.

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On July 5th there will be a new Game Boy Advance package in the UK. Clear Blue is the new shade and it will be packaged with Super Mario World. It is expected to cost around £90 for the set.



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THQ to Publish Microsoft GBA Titles GBA

by Jonathan Metts - 8:47 am PDT
Source: THQ Press Release

They weren't content to just invade the console market...

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THQ has announced they have signed an exclusive agreement with Microsoft to publish Game Boy Advance versions of popular Microsoft properties. The first announced games under the deal are Oddworld: Munch's Oddyssey and Monster Truck Madness 2.0, both currently scheduled for 2003. Here's the full press release:


June 24, 2002

Quick Golden Sun: The Lost Age Q&A GBA

by Steven Rodriguez - 8:08 pm PDT
Source: XenGamers

...the game world is how big?

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Dengenki caught up with Camelot's Takahashi brothers, then held them at gunpoint and forced them to answer a few questions about Golden Sun: The Lost Age. Well, maybe they didn't use guns, but whatever they did had the same effect, as there's some pretty nice new info in here. Here's a tiny snip:



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