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August 30, 2002

Kirby: Right Back at Ya! Sneak Preview

by Steven Rodriguez - 8:55 pm PDT
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Don't want to wake up on Saturday? Catch a special early preview of the Kirby's new animated series!

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The new series isn't set to premiere until September 14, but Fox hears our cry for Kirby, and is set to deliver. This Sunday, September 1, at 7:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific), the Fox Network will be showing a special half-hour preview of its new FOX BOX lineup of anime programming.

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EA and Namco Team Up for PAL Games

by Karlie Yeung - 8:42 am PDT
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EA will now be publishing Namco's GameCube and Xbox games in Europe.

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This publishing deal includes the games Pac Man and Soul Calibur.

EA TO PUBLISH NAMCO’S NINTENDO GAMECUBE AND XBOX GAMES ACROSS PAL TERRITORIES

Chertsey, UK. – August 29, 2002 – Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS), the world’s leading interactive entertainment... Read more...

Resident Evil 0 for Europe GC

by Karlie Yeung - 8:35 am PDT
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There you have it, Resident Evil 0 will reach Europe in Spring 2003.

RESIDENT EVIL 0 SET TO INVADE NINTENDO'S GAMECUBE™ IN SPRING 2003

ECTS August 29, 2002 Capcom® Eurosoft today confirmed that it plans to release Resident Evil 0 (Zero) for the Nintendo GameCube in early 2003. Resident Evil 0 is the prequel to Resident Evil, the game that started it all. Utilising... Read more...

Vivendi Winter Games Fair

by Karlie Yeung - 7:50 am PDT
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Guess what, another company not at ECTS! That means another show, at anthor venue, which means running around all over the place!

This morning Vivendi held their Winter Games Fair to show off the games that are coming for the rest of this year.

The press presentation was introduced by Stefan Nussbuum, Senior Vice President of Sales Northern Regions. The upcoming titles for the studios that Vivendi Universal Interactive own were announced and video was shown.

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Japanese Skies of Arcadia Legend Release Date Set GC

by Mike Sklens - 5:12 am PDT
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Sega has finally announced the release date for Eternal Arcadia Legend in Japan.

According to the German gaming site Gamefront.de Sega's RPG title Eternal Arcadia Legend (Skies of Arcadia Legend in the US) will be released on November 28th in Japan. No American date has been set yet, but the game will likely release sometime next year.

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August 29, 2002

Darkblack Interview at Nintendo Europe

by Nathan Christianson - 2:56 pm PDT
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Nintendo Europe catches up with the Developers of the first-person horror game, Asylum.

With horror games such as Resident Evil and Eternal Darkness hitting the Cube, it's only natural that more developers will be bringing more to the genre in the coming years. UK Developer Darkblack is creating a first-person shooter called Asylum, which puts you in the role of one of four contestants locked away in a haunted asylum.

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100 Games in Europe Shops for Christmas 2002

by Rick Powers - 9:24 am PDT
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NINTENDO GAMECUBE will have 100 not-to-be-missed titles for gamers to choose from this Christmas

NINTENDO GAMECUBE will have 100 not-to-be-missed titles for gamers to choose from this Christmas. Not content with an astonishing 20 titles available for the day of its European launch on 3 May 2002, Nintendo are adding another 80 1st and 3rd party titles to the console that is already entertaining a million gamers across Europe.

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Nintendo unveils Super Mario Sunshine Bundle GC

by Rick Powers - 9:20 am PDT
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The waiting is over as the most anticipated game of the year is set to launch in an exclusive NINTENDO GAMECUBE bundle

The first ever NINTENDO GAMECUBE bundle is set to hit the shops on October 4, 2002 to celebrate the release of this year's biggest, and most anticipated game, Super Mario Sunshine. For the first time NINTENDO GAMECUBE is giving you the opportunity to buy the hottest home games console of the year complete with the most anticipated game of the year, all in one new bundle.

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The Star Fox Gang is Back! GC

by Rick Powers - 9:17 am PDT
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Nintendo celebrates its 100th game with launch of Star Fox and the biggest epic adventure exclusively on NINTENDO GAMECUBE

From the makers of Donkey Kong 64, Banjo-Kazooie and Goldeneye 007, comes a game of epic proportions that will unveil a breath-taking new world never before seen on a console. Fox McCloud cunningly takes the lead in Star Fox Adventures, as Nintendo's secret weapon and 100th game on the NINTENDO GAMECUBE takes off on 22nd November 2002.

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Nintendo Announces its Biggest Party Yet GC

by Rick Powers - 9:12 am PDT
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Mario Party 4 on the NINTENDO GAMECUBE - definitely a party worth gatecrashing

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Haven't received your invite yet? Well, it may be time to beg, as the exclusive party hosted by Nintendo is definitely the place to be seen this year. Mushroom Kingdom is a scorcher of a venue to be at, and a great place to rub shoulders with the stars.

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Mario, This Is Your Life

by Rick Powers - 9:01 am PDT
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22 years of the world's most famous video games character

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The year is 1980 and a little known Nintendo artist by the name of Shigeru Miyamoto, creates a game called Donkey Kong. The hero of the game, Jumpman, is a moustached plumber racing to save his girlfriend Pauline from the clutches of an ape by the name of Donkey Kong as... Read more...

GAME BOY ADVANCE GOES PLATINUM GBA

by Rick Powers - 8:59 am PDT
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What other colour would do for the world's fastest selling handheld console?

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Game Boy Advance is joining the jet set, with the imminent arrival of the most sophisticated looking console ever. As Nintendo announce their fastest selling handheld is to be produced in a limited edition platinum finish, collectors and the style conscious are poised to go wild for this seasons must have accessory, after it hits the shelves on 27th September 2002

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Major C2 Engine Update GBA

by Jonathan Metts - 8:56 am PDT
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Not a huge leap in technology this time, but rather content. It now seems to imitate a certain rowdy PS2 game that Nintendo fans would love to be playing...

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AGB Games has updated their C2 engine once again, only now the "racing" demo is looking more and more like a Grand Theft Auto 3 clone. You can click the link above to see screenshots, and they'll have video up this weekend. But check out this description of the added content:

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NINTENDO MAKES A BIG IMPRESSION GC

by Rick Powers - 8:56 am PDT
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Doshin the Giant takes his first great steps into gaming stardom

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Probably the largest newcomer in the games industry this year - Doshin the Giant is Nintendo's latest addition to their character hall of fame and sure to shoot to stardom following his appearance in this new game, exclusive to the NINTENDO GAMECUBE and in the shops on September 20 2002.

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Coordinate your sound system GC

by Karlie Yeung - 3:02 am PDT
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Speakers to match your GameCube? Herao Soundstage have them.

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NEW SPEAKERS COORDINATED TO TOP CONSOLES

An established multinational audio-electronics company and a group of talented games-playing students have joined forces to produce coordinated speakers for games consoles.

Central Pacific International Technology, already well known for its Nicole speakers, has expanded its product range to include new console specific designs bearing the brand name Herao.

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Nintendo Breakfast 2002

by Karlie Yeung - 2:26 am PDT
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No real new announcements, but a very special guest was present...

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This morning Nintendo held a presentation and breakfast at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Breakfast was served in a room with about ten playable GameCubes with games including Star Fox Adventures, Metroid Prime, Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Sunshine.

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August 28, 2002

Acclaim Ships Two GBA Racers GBA

by Jonathan Metts - 8:56 pm PDT
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Aggressive Inline and ATV Quad Power Racing should be in stores soon.

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Like racing games on your GBA? Acclaim just shipped two of them for your consideration. Aggressive Inline, developed by Full Fat, is a port of the critically acclaimed console inline skating game, recently released for GameCube. ATV Quad Power Racing is from Australian... Read more...

EA Play 2002

by Karlie Yeung - 4:44 pm PDT
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There were actually quite a lot of GameCube and Game Boy Advance games at the show...

Today, Electronic Arts held their trade event, as they will only be exhibiting in the consumer hall at ECTS. There were a total of 16 games shown for the GameCube and GBA.

GameCube

Freekstyle

FIFA 2003

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

James Bond 007 in... NightFire

Knockout Kings 2003

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Two New GBA Colors for Japan GBA

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:37 am PDT
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The thing is that this time, Japan is getting them after us.

In addition to the six standard colors it already has, and the five million or so special colors available, it looks like Japan is getting two new colors to its GBA line-up. On September 27, Gold and Silver colored GBAs will become new primary colors for the system.

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The Lighter Side of the Gamer's Summit

by Ed Shih - 2:54 am PDT
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Nintendo broke the record for the world's largest bowl of spaghetti, but a Luigi look-a-like stole the show.

Last week, Mario fans from around the San Francisco Bay Area gathered in S.F. Little Italy’s Washington Square park for the chance to win a GameCube and a trip to Hawaii. A group of roughly 20 Mario look-a-likes showed up hoping to be one of 6 lucky contestants to dive into the world’s largest... Read more...

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