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July 28, 2004

Konga Beach Reaches London Zoo GC

by Karlie Yeung - 5:35 pm PDT
Total comments: 2

We visit the Konga Beach Road Trip as it arrives at London Zoo.

Today was the first day of a two-day stop at London Zoo for the Nintendo Konga Beach Tour Truck. The area near the children’s playground was cleared to make room for the activities and on entering participants are provided with a map that doubles as an entry card for the Donkey Konga tournament.

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Camp Hyrule 2004 Registration is Open

by Mike Sklens - 3:25 pm PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: http://www.camphyrule.com

Get your reg on, and join Nintendo's online summer camp.

Registration for Nintendo's annual online summer camp, Camp Hyrule, is now open to the public. In Camp Hyrule, Nintendo fans from all over can get together in their assigned cabins and talk about all things Nintendo. There are games to play all official Nintendo chats to go to. Registration is simple.... Read more...

Atlus Announces Five DS Games

by Michael Cole - 12:55 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Atlus

And one of them is Snowboard Kids.

Atlus announced five Nintendo DS titles on its Japanese website today. Atlus praised the Nintendo DS for the flexibility two screens allows. As an example, the press release explains how a game can display a close up of a character while still showing the game field in their role playing game. ... Read more...

EA Announces NFL Street 2

by Jonathan Metts - 11:00 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: EA Press Release

More off-the-field football action is coming your way.

EA Announces Development of NFL STREET 2

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 28, 2004--Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS) announced today the development of NFL STREET 2, scheduled for release in early 2005 under the EA SPORTS BIG(TM) brand. The title is being developed by EA-Tiburon for the... Read more...

July 27, 2004

New Codemasters Website GC

by Jonathan Metts - 10:05 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Codemasters Press Release

The company has a new, upgraded website with more features, including a new video of Second Sight.

Codemasters’ Website Gets New Look, More Content and New Video Box

New York – (July 27, 2004) – Codemasters, a leading global publisher of interactive entertainment, announced today a dramatic new look for its online community with several updates to its official Web site. Located at www.codemasters.com... Read more...

July 23, 2004

Seventeen More Exhibitors Announced for EGN

by Karlie Yeung - 4:28 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

The latest exhibitors confirmed for European Games Network include Nintendo and Sega.

EUROPEAN GAMES NETWORK ANNOUNCES SEVENTEEN MORE EXHIBITORS

Sega, Nintendo and NCsoft confirm major presence at Europe’s new games business event; European Games Network, London ExCeL, 1st – 3rd September 2004

Friday 23 July 2004, London/... ELSPA, the Entertainment and Leisure Software... Read more...

July 22, 2004

Zelda Four Swords DS Confirmed

by Michael Cole - 11:02 am PDT
Total comments: 20 Source: GC Advanced/Club Nintendo

Nintendo’s official Spanish magazine solidly confirms what we’ve all expected, straight from the producer himself.

In a recent interview with Eiji Aonuma, producer of the Zelda series, Spanish magazine Club Nintendo revealed that Zelda: Four Swords is in the works for the upcoming handheld.

EA: The Zelda team is already planning Four Swords for the Nintendo DS. This game will have a lot of connectivity and feature a lot of interaction between both screens. It will be interesting.

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Play Resident Evil 4 and Metroid Prime 2 GC

by Mike Sklens - 10:31 am PDT
Total comments: 16 Source: http://www.comic-con.org

All you need to do is get to San Diego in the next four days.

Thanks to a tip from one of our readers, we've found out that Nintendo has a booth this year at the San Diego Comic-Con. Convention goers will have the opportunity to play two huge upcoming Nintendo Gamecube titles, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Resident Evil 4. Along with these titles there are also some Game Boy Advance demos.

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July 21, 2004

Donkey Konga 2 mp3s GC

by Daniel Bloodworth - 7:01 pm PDT
Total comments: 19

We've got six songs right off the Hit Song Parade, ready for your perusal.

We've carefully selected six of our favorite songs from Donkey Konga 2: Hit Song Parade. If you're still on the fence about importing, perhaps these songs will help you make up your mind. Remember, aside from the Zelda song, it's likely that none of these songs will make it to the US version of Donkey Konga. Enjoy!

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GameOn NY Event Rescheduled and Relocated

by Jonathan Metts - 10:45 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: GameOn NY Press Release

The gaming convention for the public has a new location and will take place a month earlier.

DigitalLife Event to Feature GameOn NY, a Leading Videogame Show

NEW YORK , July 19, 2004 -- Ziff Davis Media announced today that its new consumer event, DigitalLife, has joined forces with GameOn ® NY to create a Gaming Pavilion at the event to capture the huge appetite consumers have for... Read more...

July 20, 2004

Japan Gets a Golden GameCube GC

by Mike Sklens - 10:42 pm PDT
Total comments: 20 Source: Toys R Us Japan

And it only took them three years.

Nintendo Corporation Ltd. is releasing a special edition "Starlight Gold" Gamecube in Japan, exclusively through the Japanese branch of the popular toy store, Toys "R" Us. This special edition Gamecube has a gold tint to it. The unit, which is available now, costs 13,799 yen ($127), the same price as a regular GameCube system, and includes the same accessories, including a golden controller. Here's a picture of the system:

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Japan Gets Green SP GBA

by Mike Sklens - 11:35 am PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: Pokemon Center Online

In celebration of the forthcoming Pokemon Emerald.

In classic Nintendo fashion, a special limited edition green Game Boy Advance SP will be released alongside the release of Pokèmon Emerald. This limited edition SP is a dark green color and features a silhouette of the Pokèmon Rayquaza on its cover.

This Green SP will be available for the price... Read more...

Austin Hosts Women's Game Conference

by Jonathan Metts - 10:42 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: The Game Initiative

The first convention of its kind focuses on the involvement of women as game developers, journalists, and consumers.

FIRST ANNUAL WOMEN’S GAME CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES PROGRAM AND SPEAKERS FOR SEPTEMBER 9-10, 2004 CONFERENCE

Hardware Manufacturers, Developers, Publishers, and Educators Foster Diversity of Ideas In Austin, Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, July 20, 2004 – The Game Initiative announced today the conference... Read more...

July 16, 2004

Speakers Confirmed for EDF in London

by Karlie Yeung - 7:37 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

The speakers have been announced for the European Developers' Forum at Excel in September, with a full programme for the conference available.

EUROPE’S NEW GAME DEVELOPERS’ CONFERENCE OUTLINES SUPPORT FROM LEADING GLOBAL DEVELOPERS

Keynotes and speakers confirmed for developers' conference, ExCeL London

Friday 16 July 2004, London/... TIGA, The Independent Games Developers' Association, has confirmed more details, speakers... Read more...

July 13, 2004

Nintendo DS Memory Partner Revealed? DS

by Michael Cole - 7:00 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: http://news.com.com/'High-rise'+chips+sneak+on+mar...

New memory manufacturer Matrix Semiconductor has a very interesting investor, as well as a mysterious new buyer…

Cnet reports that despite some initial difficulties, Matrix Semiconductor has begun shipping its memory chips to Japan. Using a clever 3D layered transistor design, Matrix is able to produce denser memory at a cheaper price, even using last-generation lithography technology.

Why does this interest... Read more...

Ubisoft & LucasArts Announce GBA Game

by Michael Cole - 1:29 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Press Release

And surprise, it's a Star Wars game.

Ubisoft and Lucasarts to bring the EPIC Star Wars® Trilogy to Game Boy Advance

London - July 13, 2004 - Ubisoft, one of the world's largest videogame publishers, today announced it is developing a videogame based on the blockbuster Star Wars Trilogy for the Game Boy® Advance in cooperation... Read more...

Miyamoto speaks on DS WiFi DS

by Mike Sklens - 12:03 pm PDT
Total comments: 46 Source: GameSpot

Find out what Nintendo's doing with the wireless internet functions on the DS.

In an interview recently posted on the website of Earthbound creator Shigesato Itoi, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto made some comments about the Nintendo DS's 802.11 (also known as WiFi) wireless functionality. According to Mr. Miyamoto, the possibility of a wireless internet connection on the Nintendo... Read more...

July 12, 2004

PSO Ep. I&II Plus Comes to America GC

by Jonathan Metts - 9:03 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Sega of America

The updated version of GameCube's online flamebearer will soon see new features.

Following a tip from reader "anubis" which pointed us to interesting but conflicting game profiles at the official websites of Sega and Nintendo, PGC has now confirmed with Sega of America that Phantasy Star Online Episodes I&II Plus will be released in America very soon.

The game is an update... Read more...

Ubisoft To Publish Advance Guardian Heroes

by Jonathan Metts - 8:54 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Ubisoft Press Release

Treasure's GBA sequel will be released in the U.S. by Ubisoft.

UBISOFT ANNOUNCES ADVANCE GUARDIAN HEROES™ FOR NINTENDO’S GAME BOY® ADVANCE system

Sequel to the Critically Acclaimed Action-Fighter Finally Punches onto the GBA This Fall!

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – July 12, 2004 – Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest videogame publishers, today announced... Read more...

Japan Gets W-Packs GC

by Lasse Pallesen - 12:24 pm PDT
Total comments: 14 Source: Japanese Retailers

Nintendo is releasing eleven lovely bundle packs in Japan on July 23.

According to several retailers in Japan, Nintendo will introduce 11 bundle packs to the Japanese market on July 23. They are called W-Packs (W stands for double). The line of offers spans seven games, available in the following combinations.

Kirby Air Ride & Super Smash Bros. Melee

Kirby Air Ride & Mario Party 5

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