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December 31, 2004

Castlevania DS Revealed DS

by Jonathan Metts - 10:00 pm PST
Total comments: 16 Source: EGM

Get ready for more 2D action from the Castlevania series.

The latest issue of Electronics Gaming Monthly reveals the first information on Konami's Castlevania sequel for the Nintendo DS. The game, which will probably receive a subtitle in the coming months, is due by fall 2005. It is a direct sequel to Aria of Sorrow, the last Castlevania title released for Game Boy Advance.

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December 27, 2004

Zoonami Website Re-Opens GC

by Jonathan Metts - 2:26 pm PST
Total comments: 5 Source: Zoonami

More company info, but precious few hints about unannounced games.

Mysterious developer Zoonami, founded by ex-Rare producer Martin Hollis, has finally updated its website with a new design and plenty of new info...but virtually nothing about their upcoming games. Currently, the only announced game from Zoonami is Funkydilla, a music/rhythm game that can be played... Read more...

December 25, 2004

Mad Catz Releases Wireless MicroCON Controllers GC

by Jon Lindemann - 1:51 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

Hey, have you heard about this new 'wireless' thing? All the cool kids are doing it.

Mad Catz Launches New Line of MicroCON Wireless Controllers in Time

for the Holidays!

The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer Spotted on Retail Shelves

SAN DIEGO--Dec. 23, 2004--Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX:

MCZ), the world's leading third party video game accessory

manufacturer, announced the launch of wireless versions of its highly

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December 20, 2004

NOA Is Here to Help!

by Michael Cole - 4:19 pm PST
Total comments: 7 Source: Press Release

Nintendo of America touts its legendary customer service department.

Did You Know?

Santa Delegates to Nintendo's Consumer Service Department

Santa has a good gig. You'll notice that once he leaves his packages,

he doesn't stick around to help you figure out how to work or play all

your new gifts. Fortunately, Nintendo is here to help. During "Crunch

Week," the week between Christmas and the new year, the Consumer

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EA Buys Approximately 20% of Ubi Soft

by Mike Sklens - 9:05 am PST
Total comments: 59 Source: Bloomberg.com

I guess EA got a big Christmas check from Grandma.

Only a week after announcing that they signed an exclusive deal with the NFL, EA has dropped another bombshell. Today they acquired 19.9% of Ubi Soft from Talpa Beheer B.V. As soon as the Securities Exchange Commission approves the transaction, EA will most likely hold a majority share in the French developer/publisher. Financial details of the transaction will not be released.

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December 17, 2004

SNK's US Subsidiary Changes Name

by Jonathan Metts - 1:26 pm PST
Total comments: 14 Source: Press Release

The name "NeoGeo" becomes a thing of the past; fans of Magician Lord cry on the inside.

SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION Changes Name to

SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION

Name change brings division in line with parent company consolidation

WALL, NJ. - December 17, 2004 - SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION, the US publishing arm of the SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION, announced today... Read more...

IEMA Comments on Government Meddling

by Michael Cole - 11:57 am PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

Retailers insist that the gaming industry's self-regulation on Mature title sales is working.

REACTION STATEMENT TO PROPOSED IL STATE LEGISLATION

Attributable to: Hal Halpin, President, IEMA

Retail member companies of the IEMA (Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association) collectively account for approximately 85% of the $10B annual video game business in the United States. Last... Read more...

Goodbye Feel the Magic XY/XX.... DS

by Robert Graves - 4:55 am PST
Total comments: 15 Source: SEGA Press Release

...hello Project Rub. The loony SEGA title gets a name-change in Europe.

Perfect partner for the Nintendo DS

SEGA® Europe to publish Project Rub, a launch title for the Nintendo DS in 2005

LONDON, UK – December 17, 2004 – SEGA Europe Ltd, today announced the release of its landmark, highly–stylised launch title for the Nintendo DS System, Project Rub.... Read more...

2004 Edge Award Winners Announced

by Robert Graves - 4:44 am PST
Total comments: 8 Source: Future Press Release

You wouldn't want me to spoil the surprise now would you?

Gaming highlights recognised by the Edge Awards 2004

Future's flagship games magazine gives Half-Life 2 top accolades for innovation, visual design and best game

17/12/04 – EDGE, Future Publishing's internationally respected multi-format videogame magazine has revealed its favourite games and hardware for 2004 in its annual Edge Awards.

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Resident Evil 4 Gets A European Date GC

by Robert Graves - 4:39 am PST
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo Press Release

18th March might not be a bad day to catch a slight cold......

FACE YOUR FEAR AS RESIDENT EVIL 4 LAUNCHES ON THE NINTENDO GAMECUBE!

17 December 2004 – Prepare for the scare of your life as Capcom's survival horror Resident Evil 4 launches on 18th March 2005, only on Nintendo GameCube. This latest incarnation will join 14 previous Resident Evil titles, which have so far sold over 25 million copies world-wide.

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