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September 30, 2004

Hip Gear Announces DS Peripherals

by Michael Cole - 4:14 pm PDT
Total comments: 1

Another 3rd party manufacturer pledges to provide cases, styluses, headphones and more.

Hip Gear(TM) announces full line of accessories for Nintendo DS

TORONTO, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hip Gear(TM), a division of Hip Interactive Corp. and Canada's largest third party accessories provider, today announced its full line of accessories for the new Nintendo DS(TM) console... Read more...

September 29, 2004

Yamauchi Announces Advanced New Animation Studio

by Ty Shughart - 1:17 pm PDT
Total comments: 24 Source: Yahoo.co.jp

Click this headline if you enjoy classical Japanese literature.

Today, Hiroshi Yamauchi announced a plan to create an advanced new animation studio for theatrical releases, which will be formally proposed to the board in October.

The first production will be based on the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, a famous collection of classical Japanese poetry. There will be an opening ceremony at the famous villa, named Shiguretei, where the collection was compiled.

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Nintendo Shows Off DS Box Art DS

by Jonathan Metts - 6:32 am PDT
Total comments: 24 Source: Nintendo of America

Plus, more details on how big the Metroid demo will be.

There you go. Nintendo of America has included a logo for Metroid Prime Hunters: First Hunt right on the Nintendo DS's box, but the company is saying that later shipments of the system may have a cleaner look...

In addition to the built-in instant-messaging PictoChat feature, Nintendo... Read more...

September 28, 2004

Warp Pipe Hints at New Project for DS

by Jonathan Metts - 10:39 pm PDT
Total comments: 23 Source: Warp Pipe Technologies

The GameCube LAN tunnelers are moving on to more fertile grounds. We spoke with the Project Manager to get a cleaner angle on all the crazy rumors.

Chad Paulson, Project Manager at Warp Pipe Technologies, has been stirring up quite a lot of controversy this week. His posts at the Warp Pipe forums, along with some comments by Dean Bergmann of N-Sider, have ignited a blizzard of rumors and speculation in the online community. Bergmann worked forum posters into a frenzy with this cryptic teaser:

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Nintendo Fusion Tour Kickoff Party in Hollywood GC

by Daniel Bloodworth - 2:22 am PDT
Total comments: 2

Fusion Tour Bands and Celebrities Party Nintendo Style

Late Monday afternoon, we unexpectedly received an invitation from Nintendo to a party in Hollywood with the bands from Nintendo’s Fusion Tour and a host of other celebrities. Since the tour’s been on the road for several weeks now, it does seem a bit puzzling that they’d call it a kickoff, but no matter, Steven Rodriguez and I decided to attend.

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September 24, 2004

Nintendo DS Commercial DS

by Michael Cole - 5:50 pm PDT
Total comments: 22

Nintendo’s new commercial finally shows off the new L and R buttons, as well as the stylus’s home. Screen captures included.

Two days ago Nintendo of Japan launched its promotional Nintendo DS website with the first Nintendo DS commercial. Today, Nintendo posted a second commercial which provides our first good look at the back of the redesigned Nintendo DS

Although we already know that Nintendo ditched its... Read more...

Winnie the Pooh Rumbly Tumbly Adventure Is Coming GC

by Jonathan Metts - 9:57 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Ubisoft Press Release

Release of game to coincide with release of Disney movie in early 2005.

UBISOFT TO LAUNCH WINNIE THE POOH RUMBLY TUMBLY ADVENTURE ON CONSOLES, JOINTLY WITH THE MOVIE

London, UK – September 23, 2004 – Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, today announced plans to launch Disney's Winnie the Pooh Rumbly Tumbly Adventure – one of Disney's most... Read more...

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within Q&A GC

by Jonathan Metts - 9:20 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Ubisoft

Learn more about the completely redone combat system.

Q&A

1) Why did you choose to enhance the fighting system in Prince of Persia Warrier Within?

Essentially we wanted the game to feel like a thriller, to generate a sense of fear and oppression. We made the Prince more powerful and we put him in a darker, mysterious and oppressive environment, with fiercer and frightening enemies ... He has to fight for his life and so has trained to become a master warrior.

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Mad Catz Announces DS Accessory Lineup DS

by Jonathan Metts - 8:56 am PDT
Total comments: 14 Source: Press Release

The largest third-party accessory company is fully on board with Nintendo's new handheld.

Mad Catz Announces Accessory Lineup for the Nintendo DS

SAN DIEGO--Sept. 24, 2004--Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX:

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

manufacturer, today announced its prominent lineup of accessories for

the much anticipated Nintendo DS(TM). The accessories will begin

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September 23, 2004

NBA Live 2005 Movies GC

by Jonathan Metts - 9:56 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: EA

Check out these videos of the new Dynasty Mode, Three-Point Shootout, and Slam Dunk Contest. Dr. J in the house!

Courtesy of Electronic Arts, we've got some huge 640x480 movies of NBA Live 2005's new Slam Dunk Contest, Three-Point Shootout, and Dynasty Mode. Left-click to download!

Dynasty Mode (67 MB, Quicktime format)

Three-Point Shootout (76 MB, Quicktime format)

Julius "Dr. J" Irving - Slam Dunk Contest (48 MB, Quicktime format)

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