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July 31, 2003

New Crystal Chronicles Movie GC

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:26 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ngc/gccj/

If you like looking at pretty flashy things, or you're just interested in seeing a beautiful game, this Final Fantasy movie is for you!

Nintendo of Japan's Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles website has updated with a brand-new movie that basically serves as eyecandy to help promote the game's August 8th Japanese release.

That doesn't matter, though, since this game looks absolutely stunning. The movie shows off just about everything... Read more...

July 30, 2003

More Details on Sega Restructuring

by Steven Rodriguez - 2:48 pm PDT
Total comments: 14 Source: Sega

The Sega saga continues, with studios getting renamed, development staff moving, and no jobs being lost.

A Sega investor relations report has revealed some more information on the Sega development studio restructuring effort set to take place on October 1 of this year. Here's a list of who will be named and re-named what after the dirty work is done:

Sonic Team - Sonic Team and United Game Artists

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TDK Ships Aquaman the Game

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:10 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

He can't leap bulidings in a single bound, and he doesn't have a fancy cave, but that doesn't make him a second-class hero by any stretch of the imagination.

TDK Mediactive Ships Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis for the Nintendo GameCube and Xbox

Straight from the Pages of DC Comics, the King of the Seven Seas Fights to Save Atlantis

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 30, 2003--TDK Mediactive, Inc., a global publisher of entertainment... Read more...

July 29, 2003

F-Zero and Mario Golf Movies! GC

by Rick Powers - 4:56 pm PDT
Total comments: 2

We've got the final USA Mario Golf Intro, some Character Battle footage, plus the Japanese F-Zero intro and Mute City!

We've captured the Intros for Mario Golf and F-Zero GX for you, as well as some gameplay bits from both. They are in MPEG format, so they're a bit larger, but will play on just about any computer, plus other devices as well.

These are the FULL intros, and they're both several minutes in length. Wow!

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July 28, 2003

Happy Birthday Billy! GC

by Michael Cole - 11:48 pm PDT
Total comments: 6

The bold B stands for Belated.

On Sunday, July 27th Planet N2000/GameCube founder and former director Billy Berghammer turned a year older. He may not be with our site any more, but the tender 31-year-old will always be a part of the PGC team in spirit.

Although known best for his obsession with boobies, beer, and poop jokes,... Read more...

3DS Max 6 Revealed

by Michael Cole - 2:39 pm PDT
Total comments: 1

Discreet recruits Sega to help make the best modelling software ever. Toshihiro Nagoshi even speaks on the subject!

Discreet Unveils 3ds max 6

New Version to Incorporate Dedicated New Tools Specific for Film, Games and Design Visualisation 3D Professionals

London, UK, July 28, 2003 - Discreet, a division of Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), today announced the newest version of its acclaimed 3D modelling,... Read more...

Mario Golf Japanese Golf Course Promotion GC

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:42 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

If you can score a hole-in-one on a Japanese golf course next month, you can win a GameCube. If you fail, you get some candy. Sign me up!

From August 23 to September 23, over 500 golf courses around Japan will be participating in a Mario Golf promotion wherein participants can win some nice Nintendo prizes. During the contest period, if some lucky golfer scores a hole-in-one on a designanted hole, they'll win a GameCube, Game Boy Player,... Read more...

July 26, 2003

Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour out on Monday GC

by Ty Shughart - 3:27 pm PDT
Source: NOA

Check out the details and slightly cryptic press release here!

It's almost here! Better count out that jar of pennies, so you can go pick it up day-after-tomorrow.

FORE! MUSHROOM KINGDOM COUNTRY CLUB CELEBRATES GOLF COURSE GRAND OPENING

Mario's New Mind-Blowing Links Hit Hole-in-One

REDMOND, Wash., July 24, 2003 – On July 28, Mushroom Kingdom... Read more...

July 25, 2003

Nintendo Reveals Plans for London Games Week

by Karlie Yeung - 7:00 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback!

Nintendo will be showing a number of unreleased games at ECTS next month.

For the duration of ECTS, 27th - 29th August, Nintendo will place a demo truck at the entrance to Earl's Court. The demo truck will feature Mario Kart: Double Dash, as well as other GameCube and Game Boy Advance games on over 40 consoles including GameCube, Game Boy Player, and Game Boy Advance SP.

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F-Zero GX Launches in Japan GC

by Daniel Bloodworth - 6:32 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: http://f-zero.jp

F-Zero GX was released in Japan today, and to celebrate we have six shots of the Japanese packaging!

The long-awaited F-Zero GX saw its official release in Japan today, although there are some reports of people receiving early copies. The partnership between Nintendo and Sega has combined the unmatched speed of the F-Zero series with outstanding graphics and a full story mode.

Before getting... Read more...

July 24, 2003

LOUIE FM Returns! GC

by Michael Cole - 1:36 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: http://www.videogamedepot.com/shop/product.asp?pf%...

Listen to the Metroid Prime & Fusion OST Soundtrack all day today on PGC Radio, courtesy of Video Game Depot! Click for details.

Last year saw the release of an astounding assortment of quality GameCube

and Game Boy Advance titles, but near the top of almost every Nintendo fan's

list was Intelligent System's Metroid Fusion for GBA and Retro Studio's

Metroid Prime for GC. These sister titles were praised for their polished

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Nintendo Announces new Limited Edition GameCube GC

by Mike Sklens - 10:12 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo of Japan

All you Japanese Baseball fans will be very interested.

Nintendo of Japan has announced that if the Hanshin Tigers, a Japanese baseball team, win the league championship a special commemorative GameCube will be released to honor the occasion. The system will be pin-striped and will sport the 2003 Champions logo. The bundle is being released as an enjoyment plus pack which includes a Game Boy Player. Included with the bundle will be the following:

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Dredd Vs. Death Extreme Edition Comic Special

by Karlie Yeung - 9:06 am PDT
Discuss in talkback!

A special edition of 2000 AD will be published for the European release of Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. Death.

DEATH LIVESSS AGAIN!

To coincide with the release of Rebellion's stunning new first-person shooter game for PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube featuring Mega-City One's hardest lawman and his twisted arch-nemesis, in Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. Death, 2000 AD will be publishing a terrifying 112-page Dredd Vs. Death special on 10 September.

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Merrick and Rosso added to XIII Cast GC

by Ben Kosmina - 5:01 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo Australia

Headline goes straight over International readers' heads.

Nintendo Australia reports that Australian comedians Merrick Watts and Tim Ross (aka Merrick & Rosso) will be featured in Ubi Soft's XIII. The Australian comedy duo will get to star as part of the enemy forces who are out to stop the game's lead character, XIII (voiced by David Duchovny).

The... Read more...

July 23, 2003

Sega Reorganization Details

by Steven Rodriguez - 12:13 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Mainichi (Japanese)

Three mergers, a merger and a split, a new developer and a lone survivor. Sega hopes this is the winning formula for future success.

Sega has announced some details on the reorganization of its development studios. Where it was originally reported that some would be closed and others created, it has turned out that more merging than closing will take place, with the true creation of only one new developer.

Six of the original... Read more...

F-Zero GX Import/Freeloader Issues UPDATED GC

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:17 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: NCS

Have a Freeloader? Looking to import F-Zero for the GameCube? You might want to reconsider. Updated with new info!

Codejunkies has posted codes for the GameCube Action Replay which will fix the F-Zero screen issues if you're using that to play import games. There is no fix for the standard Freeloader which doesn't accept codes.

Code #1

1. GE0E-N57N-NG1QW

2. XWUF-2990-RMYFT

3. ETRW-XUTM-4KQ98

4. BU1R-MZAZ-Y68RA

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GameCube Price Drop in Australia GC

by Ben Kosmina - 6:18 am PDT
Total comments: 15 Source: Target Australia

Going, going, gone! Nintendo GameCube, cheap at half the price -- Australia only!

Australian Target department stores are having their massive Toy Sale as of Thursday, 24th of July. Target is slashing the GameCube's price to $149, just under half the usual price. Unfortunately, this may seem to indicate that Target, like so many other stores recently, is trying to get rid of... Read more...

July 22, 2003

Nintendo Product Update

by Desmond Gaban - 9:03 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo of America

Nintendo announces release dates for new titles and highlights for GameCube and Game Boy Advance.

PGA tour rookie Ben Curtis may have clinched the British Open from Tiger Woods, but does he have the chops to take Mario™, Bowser or Princess Peach in the freshly groomed Toadstool Tour? On July 28, professional golfers and every would-be golfer dreaming of greener pastures will get their chance... Read more...

Saunders Brings GBA Cases to Gamers GBA

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:45 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

A company known for cases for cell phones thinks it can bring a hardcase to the GBA crowd.

Saunders Launches Into a New Playing Field With Introduction of the RhinoSkin(TM) Protective Hardcase For Gameboy Advance SP

READFIELD, Maine, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Saunders expands its RhinoSkin(TM) brand to provide case solutions for mobile gaming devices with the launch of the Aluminum HardCase for the recently introduced GameBoy Advance SP from Nintendo.

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July 21, 2003

SEC Investigates Videogame Companies

by Steven Rodriguez - 8:01 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Yahoo!/Reuters

Acclaim, Activision and THQ need to submit information to the commission.

The three videogame giants admitted to recieving letters from the Security and Exchanges Commssion that asked them for information about their accounting practices. The SEC said that this request was in no way indicative that any crimes were broken, so the three companies saw every reason to fully cooperate.

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