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November 28, 2003

Shigeru Miyamoto is Personality of the Year

by Karlie Yeung - 10:20 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

The annual Golden Joystick Awards have been presented, with the introduction of the gaming Personality of the Year award.

This year’s Golden Joystick Awards were held in London with the first presentation of the “Hall of Fame Industry Personality of the Year” going to Shigeru Miyamoto.

The company behind this annual UK based awards ceremony is Dennis Publishing, which publishes a number of games and lifestyles magazines and websites. Many of the awards are voted for by the readers of sponsoring websites and magazines.

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November 27, 2003

Warp Pipe Goes Beta

by Steven Rodriguez - 9:56 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: http://www.warppipe.com/

Play Mario Kart and Kirby online after you gobble up tonight's turkeys.

The fine folks over at the Warp Pipe Project have just released Warp Pipe 0.3 Beta. That means the GameCube tunnelling program is available for all to download and enjoy.

You'll need a pretty mean broadband connection in order to get the most out of the program's LAN-faking capabilities (at... Read more...

November 25, 2003

Mario Wax Statue Unveiling Event GBA

by Jonathan Metts - 6:45 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo of America

Show up dressed as Mario to compete for a prize.

We told you about the Mario wax figure a while back, but now Nintendo is beginning to promote the upcoming debut. On December 9th, Mario will become the first video game character to be immortalized in wax at the famous Hollywood Wax Museum on Hollywood Boulevard.

We'd expect some of our more... Read more...

November 24, 2003

Warp Pipe Update GC

by Jonathan Metts - 2:50 pm PST
Total comments: 5 Source: Warp Pipe Project

Beta release looms and Mario Kart plays it smooth.

The guys behind the Warp Pipe Project have updated their website with some news on the beta release in development. The program is currently running Mario Kart: Double Dash very smoothly across a distance of 250 miles, and optimization is continuing. You can download a movie of the current performance from their site at the link above.

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New Look for Nintendo.com

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:42 am PST
Total comments: 17 Source: http://www.nintendo.com

Talk about a face lift.

Nintendo of America's official homepage has gotten a major upgrade over the weekend. You can take a gander at it by heading over to the usual web address, but here's a quick rundown of the new stuff.

The most obvious difference is the new white backdrop, which makes the site look really slick.... Read more...

DigiPen Comes to Wisconsin

by Jonathan Metts - 10:38 am PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Univ. of Wisconsin

Students at the University of Wisconsin can take a mini-course in game development from Nintendo-affiliated DigiPen Institute of Technology.

DigiPen is the stuff of dreams for many Nintendo fans. Located just down the street from Nintendo of America in Redmond, Washington, Digipen Institute of Technology was the first and is still the best school for game development. A large percentage of its graduates are hired directly into the nearby studios of Nintendo Software Technology, where Wave Race: Blue Storm and 1080: Avalanche were developed.

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November 23, 2003

Final Fantasy Sales Numbers GBA

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:22 pm PST
Total comments: 6 Source: gamesindustry.biz

A lot of people all over the world are taking in the sights and sounds of Ivalice.

Square Enix recently released their Q1/Q2 fiscal year 2003 figures, and unsurprisingly, the company is picking up some serious cash with the release of titles like Final Fantasy XI Online and Tactics Advance.

Being a Nintendo site, we're only concerned with the Game Boy Advance title (though... Read more...

November 22, 2003

Phantasy Star Online Reaches Big Number GC

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:49 am PST
Total comments: 6 Source: Sega of Japan

From the Dreamcast to the GameCube, a lot of gamers have been, er... phulfilling their phantasies.

With Phantasy Star Online III: C.A.R.D. Revolution due out in Japan next week, Sega thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone of the success that the previous games in the series had.

From the first game in the series for the Dreamcast, up until the beginning of this month, the total... Read more...

November 21, 2003

Brain Game Micro-site for GBA Games

by Karlie Yeung - 8:35 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo UK

Play a little puzzle game to see some GBA screenshots for Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Golden Sun 2 and Advance Wars 2.

The last of the “thinking games” for Game Boy Advance from Nintendo this season is Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, available in Europe from 24th November. Golden Sun 2: The Lost Age and Advance Wars 2 were released earlier in the quarter.

To celebrate this, Nintendo UK have launched a “Brain... Read more...

November 18, 2003

Prince of Persia: Now for GameCube GC

by Daniel Bloodworth - 7:45 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Ubisoft

Ooh! Head to the store! Now!

PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME(tm) SHIPS FOR GAMECUBE(tm) TODAY

November 18, 2003 - Ubisoft's highly-anticipated Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time has officially shipped for all major consoles, with the Nintendo GameCube version heading for retail today. The PC version will follow... Read more...

¡Mucha Lucha! Heads to GBA

by Daniel Bloodworth - 7:01 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Ubisoft

I've never heard of this TV show.

Ubisoft Announces

"¡Mucha Lucha!(tm): Mascaritas of the Lost Code"

has shipped on the Game® Boy Advance

Get ready to enter the ring at the

Foremost World Renowned International School of Lucha

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - November 18, 2003 - "Honor, Family, Tradition...and... Read more...

Midway Arcade Treasures Ships to Stores

by Daniel Bloodworth - 6:54 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Midway

Another great classic game collection, all on a shiny little disc.

MIDWAY BRINGS BACK THE OLD SCHOOL WITH MIDWAY(R) ARCADE TREASURES(TM)

Midway Arcade Treasures Delivers More Than 20 Classic Arcade Games Including

All-Time Favorites Like Spy Hunter(R), Defender(R), Gauntlet(R) and Joust(R)

CHICAGO -November 18, 2003 - Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:... Read more...

Mario & Luigi Knock Knock Contest Winner GBA

by Daniel Bloodworth - 6:36 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Kathy Griffin makes her selection. Check out the joke and her reasons inside.

NIN-TID-BIT

Comedian Kathy Griffin Announces Winning Knock-Knock Joke

Nov. 18, 2003, Mario and Luigi knocked, and the budding comedians of America answered. After sorting through more than 1,300 entries in their month-long knock-knock joke contest, Mario and Luigi have selected the funniest... Read more...

Nintendo Sales Figures for October GC

by Daniel Bloodworth - 6:30 pm PST
Total comments: 20 Source: Nintendo

Nintendo's numbers continue to rise, and they've issued a release looking at the phenomenon from nearly every angle.

DID YOU KNOW?

Nintendo GameCube Sales Update

The official numbers are in, and they confirm that Nintendo GameCube™ is upending the console video game market. The Sept. 25 price drop of Nintendo GameCube to an MSRP of $99.99 continues to have a massive ripple effect throughout the video game industry, according to October's Toy Retail Sales Tracking Service (TRSTS):

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November 16, 2003

Beyond Good & Evil Bonus Mini-Game GC

by Michael Cole - 12:29 am PST
Source: http://www.beyondgoodevil.com

Unlock a bonus mini-game with an online ranking system!

Using Ubisoft’s Beyond Good & Evil’s online ranking system, the Darkroom, players can unlock a new online mission as well as a two-player mini-game.

Every time a player saves his or her game a password is displayed containing information on a player’s progress. If the internet code is... Read more...

November 12, 2003

Nintendo Sheds Light on Future Releases GC

by Mike Sklens - 10:07 pm PST
Total comments: 18 Source: Press Release

Get the low down on a fantasy offer, a girl in a metal suit, and some furry little critters.

DID YOU KNOW? - NEW PRODUCT RELEASE DATES

November 12, 2003

Nintendo plans to ring in the new year with three of the video game industry's most popular franchises: Pokémon, Metroid and Final Fantasy. Nintendo GameCube™ and Game Boy® Advance enthusiasts are sure to start off 2004 with a bang.

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Viewtiful Joe is Back for More in Japan GC

by Mike Sklens - 11:03 am PST
Total comments: 9 Source: Quiter

Actually, he's back for less.

Japanese gaming site Quiter is reporting that Capcom will be re-releasing Viewtiful Joe in Japan with some new content. The "upgraded" version will be known as Viewtiful Joe Popular Edition. The game will go on sale December 18th and will be price at 3,980 Yen ($36). The game will include a new easier difficulty mode titled "Suwito" (Sweet).

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November 11, 2003

Konami Ships Two Yu-Gi-Oh! Games

by Steven Rodriguez - 12:28 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

A GameCube game and yet another GBA game about playing with cards.

KONAMI SHIPS TWO NEW YU-GI-OH!(tm) GAMES

Top Selling Franchise Makes Debut on Nintendo GameCube(tm) and Launches First-Ever Yu-Gi-Oh!(tm) RPG for Nintendo GameBoy® Advance(tm)

REDWOOD CITY, CA - November 11, 2003 - Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment,... Read more...

Manson Added to Spawn Soundtrack

by Steven Rodriguez - 9:46 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

It's a match made in heaven. Oh, wait...

"Spawn: Armageddon" Sings Hellish Tune with One of Today's Hottest Artists; Namco's "Spawn: Armageddon" Features Music from Marilyn Manson's New Album

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 11, 2003--Interactive entertainment publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that "Spawn: Armageddon,"... Read more...

Metroid Prime Speed Demon GC

by Robert Graves - 8:39 am PST
Total comments: 16 Source: PlanetQuake SDA

Radix37, we salute you!

A genuinely talented guy, going by the name of Radix37, over at the PlanetQuake Speed Demo Archive has managed to achieve 100% completion of Metroid Prime in just 1hr 37m. Yep, you read that right.

It's a truly magnificent feat, and the icing on the cake is that Radix has uploaded movies (15 to be precise) of his entire run for you to marvel at. If you want to check them out, head on over to http://planetquake.com/sda/mp/.

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