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November 30, 2004

Oh no! Obi's the big 2-1 GBA

by Daniel Bloodworth - 10:32 pm PST
Total comments: 15 Source: His Mom

Good thing it's a weeknight.

Our long-time staff writer, and recently appointed Previews Editor, Mike Sklens (StrikerObi) turns 21 today. While I have no clue what his plans are for the day, I'm glad it's a weeknight because Mike can get pretty excited even when he's sober.

All kidding aside, Mike Sklens has been a valuable... Read more...

Console Sales on the Decline

by Daniel Bloodworth - 8:02 pm PST
Total comments: 8 Source: Press Release

Stats show that gamers are preparing for the next generation.

In-Stat/MDR Reports Declining Shipments and Prices Continue as Game Console Market Awaits the Next Generation

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 30, 2004--The video game console market remains in the back end of its current cycle, with declining shipments expected to continue until the... Read more...

Independent and Objective Ratings System Initiated

by Michael Cole - 11:12 am PST
Total comments: 15 Source: Press Release

Current Attractions begins a color-coded game rating system focused on content instead of age.

INDEPENDENT RATINGS SYSTEM TARGETS VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY

A Detailed Analysis of Video Games’ Profanity, Sex, Violence Available at CurrentAttractions.com

Research Finds Ambiguities And Inconsistencies In Current Industry-Run Ratings

LOS ANGELES, November 30, 2004 – Cutting through... Read more...

Metal Slug Advance Ships GBA

by Mike Sklens - 9:40 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

Brutally hard shooting now available on your GBA.

SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION SHIPS METAL SLUG ADVANCE

SNK's Most Popular Action Franchise Miniaturized, Features New E-cards

WALL, NJ (November 30, 2004) SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION, the US publishing arm of the SNK PLAYMORE CORP., announced today that the company has shipped its first title for the Nintendo Game Boy® Advance, METAL SLUG ADVANCE.

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November 29, 2004

Nintendo Film Studio is a Go

by Michael Cole - 4:48 pm PST
Total comments: 24 Source: Nikkei Net Interactive

Nintendo is running with its former president's proposal for an animated film studio.

Nikkei News confirmed Thursday that Nintendo is internally making an animated film for 2006.

Hiroshi Yamauchi announced his plans to found a new film production studio in September; it appears his proposal last month garnered support from Nintendo's major investors.

The initial story drafted... Read more...

NOA Buys Yamauchi's Mariners Stake

by Michael Cole - 1:49 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Sports Illustrated/CNN

Nintendo's North American division purchases the former president's shares, amassing over fifty percent of the team.

Nintendo of America announced Friday that it now owns over half of the Seattle Mariners.

Athough NOA already owned part of the Mariners, it spent $67 million to purchase former Nintendo NCL president Hiroshi Yamauchi's stake in the baseball team, making Nintendo the majority owner of Seattle's team.

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November 26, 2004

Two Tribes Announces Three Tribes

by Robert Graves - 7:40 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Two Tribes Press Release

When they are not at war, it would appear that Frankie's famous outfit are working on a DS & GBA project.

Two Tribes announces new games and is looking to hire new staff

HARDERWIJK, The Netherlands, November 24th 2004: Two Tribes, the Dutch game developer behind Capcom's Toki Tori, announces its involvement in two new game projects: Worms World Party and Three Tribes. Furthermore, Two Tribes is looking for new talents to join the company.

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November 23, 2004

NIMF Issues 9th Annual Video Game Industry Report

by Jonathan Metts - 9:10 pm PST
Total comments: 23 Source: C-SPAN (No, really.)

The advocacy group announces its verdict on the industry’s efforts to keep adult games away from kids.

The National Institute on Media and the Family held a press conference in Washington earlier today to unveil its yearly report card on the video game industry. David Walsh, founder and president of the organization, presented the grades and gave a speech detailing the group’s findings. Walsh expressed... Read more...

November 20, 2004

Mario Returns to Manhattan GC

by Michael Cole - 9:08 pm PST
Total comments: 4

New Yorkers and tourists can talk with Mario during the shopping season, but this may just be the start of his grand travels.

Toys 'R Us and Nintendo know holiday shopping isn't always jolly, so they are doing their part to cheer up their customers. Mario is appearing at the giant Toys 'R Us in Times Square to entertain and interact with shoppers during the busiest time of the year. In fact, the plumber already made his first appearance today! The Nintendo mascot appears on a large LCD screen, and people may talk to him via a nearby microphone.

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November 19, 2004

Kiddies Love TY 2 GC

by Jonathan Metts - 8:32 am PST
Source: Press Release

However, Shrek still says he hates the guy.

TY the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue from EA and Krome Studios Acclaimed as a ''Must-Have Game'' for Kids and Families

Action-Packed, Kid-Friendly Title Hailed as "Perfect Pick" by Critics and Kid-Testers, Available for $19.95

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 18, 2004--... Read more...

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