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February 28, 2005

Ubisoft Gets In The Game

by Karl Castaneda - 5:53 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

A new line of sports games is in the works, including a deal with pro golfer Vijay Singh.

UBISOFT TO PUBLISH SPORTS VIDEOGAMES

Golf Sensation Vijay Singh Joins Ubisoft's Lineup

SAN FRANCISCO - February 28, 2005 - Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest videogame publishers, announced that it will be developing a series of sports titles, making its debut as a publisher of... Read more...

Mortal Kombat: Deception Ships GC

by Karl Castaneda - 12:33 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

Spelling errors galore.

MIDWAY SHIPS MORTAL KOMBAT®: DECEPTION™ FOR NINTENDO GAMECUBE™

Best Selling Midway Franchise Arrives With Exclusive Content

CHICAGO – February 28, 2005 – Building on the success of its award-winning Mortal Kombat franchise, Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading software industry... Read more...

February 25, 2005

Nintendo DS Download Service Revealed in Japan DS

by Jonathan Metts - 7:44 am PST
Total comments: 46 Source: Nintendo Co. Ltd Website

Japanese DS owners can go to stores and download game demos and bonus content to their handhelds.

Kotaku Gaming Blog noted today that NCL has updated their Nintendo DS website with details of the new Download Service. The following content is available for wireless download at Japanese stores:

Meteos "Experience Edition"

Chokkan Hitofude (Polarium) "Experience Edition"

Band Bros. (Jam with the Band) Additional Songs:

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February 24, 2005

Dirty Harry Coming To Next-Gen Consoles

by Karl Castaneda - 7:55 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

Do you feel lucky?

First "Dirty Harry" Title Will Be Released On Next Generation Consoles

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 24, 2005--Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Clint Eastwood's Malpaso and The Tehama Companies have announced an agreement to produce video games based on the "Dirty Harry" film franchise, introducing the legendary character "Dirty Harry" Callahan to the interactive world for the first time on next generation consoles.

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Love Me Four Times Baby

by Karl Castaneda - 11:08 am PST
Total comments: 18 Source: Nintendo Press Release

Four new games from Nintendo are ready and dated for a May release.

Feb. 24, 2005

Did You Know?

Nintendo Announces Four Major Games for May

E3 won't be the only major video game event in May. Nintendo has four highly anticipated games launching in May featuring a powerhouse franchise, hot new rhythms, out-of-body experiences and sacred stones.

May... Read more...

EA Reveals Soundtracks for Upcoming Games GC

by Lasse Pallesen - 6:55 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

The song lists for FIFA Street and Fight Night Round 2 have been announced.

EA ANNOUNCES IN-GAME SOUNDTRACKS FOR FIFA STREET, AND EA SPORTS FIGHT NIGHT ROUND 2

Chertsey, UK - 24th February, 2005 - Electronic Arts today revealed the hard-hitting in-game song lists for FIFA Street and EA SPORTSTM FIGHT NIGHT ROUND 2 that will herald in the sound of football and boxing... Read more...

February 22, 2005

Resident Evil 4 Tops January Sales Chart GC

by David Trammell - 6:13 am PST
Total comments: 26 Source: Press Release

NPD data indicates The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories and Super Mario 64 DS place third, ninth and tenth respectively.

Feb. 22, 2005

Did You Know?

Resident Evil 4 Hacks its Way to the Top of Sales All Three Nintendo Systems Place Games in the Top 10

Capcom's pulse-pounding Resident Evil(R) 4, made exclusively for Nintendo GameCube(TM) beat all other video games in January sales. It's also one of the... Read more...

February 21, 2005

Nintendo offers downloadable games for GBA and DS GBA

by Daniel Bloodworth - 1:59 pm PST
Total comments: 8 Source: Nintendo

"Garage Games" available to download for new Play Yan media player.

Nintendo's new Play Yan media player, which allows you to play music and movies on your GBA or DS, launched in Japan today. Alongside it, Nintendo unveiled a new section of the Play Yan site, featuring downloadable "Garage Games" for the device, which communicates with your PC via Panasonic SD cards.... Read more...

February 18, 2005

EA Confirms Fight Night Round 2 Roster GC

by Jonathan Metts - 2:51 pm PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Electronic Arts

We already knew about Bernard Hopkins and Little Mac. Now find out who else will be bruising it up next month.

Today Electronic Arts released the full roster of playable athletes in the upcoming boxing sequel, Fight Night Round 2.

Heavyweight:

Roy Jones Jr

James Toney

Muhammad Ali

Chris Byrd

Joe Frazier

Evander Holyfield

Sonny Liston

Rocky Marciano

Ken Norton

Light Heavy:

Jeff Lacy

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February 17, 2005

Namco and Nintendo Reveal Mario Kart Arcade ARC

by Steven Rodriguez - 9:51 pm PST
Total comments: 45 Source: http://www.namco.co.jp/pr/release/50/50-063.pdf

If you've ever wondered where the koopa shell launcher control was on a go-kart, wonder no more.

Every year, the All-Nippon Amusment Machine Operator's Union holds their annual show. AOU2005 is basically E3 for the Japanese arcade industry, and traditional arcade powerhouses such as Sega, Namco, Sammy, and Capcom show off their latest coin-op creations.

As for Namco, early reports from... Read more...

Immersion Patent License Given To Joytech

by Karl Castaneda - 9:40 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

Immersion Issues Joytech a Patent License for Force Feedback Video Game Console and PC Gaming Peripherals

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 17, 2005--Immersion Corporation (Nasdaq:IMMR), a leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, today announced that gaming peripheral maker Joytech has entered into a patent license with Immersion for both force feedback and advanced vibro-tactile,... Read more...

February 16, 2005

Midway Arcade Treasures 3 On the Way GC

by Jonathan Metts - 7:19 am PST
Total comments: 26 Source: Midway Press Release

The third installment will focus on racing games, including the Rush and Off-Road series.

MIDWAY ANNOUNCES MIDWAY ARCADE TREASURES™ 3; COMPILATION TO DELIVER CLASSIC RACING FAVORITES

Prepare to Test the Limits of Speed and Catch Some Serious Air while Racing to the Finish Line in Eight of Midway's Greatest Racing Games Ever

CHICAGO – February 16, 2005 – Midway Games Inc.... Read more...

Upcoming Release Schedule for Australia DS

by Ben Kosmina - 1:10 am PST
Total comments: 13 Source: Nintendo Australia

Have a look at the list, which includes games which have been in America for months!

In preperation for the upcoming oh-so-close Nintendo DS launch, Nintendo Australia has supplied their current release schedule. Obviously, this will probably pretty dull if you don't live in Australia, but if you do then at least you'll know what will be coming out in Australia for the next five or so months. As usual, all dates are subject to change at any time. Righto, let's get started:

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February 15, 2005

UbiSoft Releases Winnie the Pooh For GCN and GBA GC

by Jon Lindemann - 3:05 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

Join Pooh and his posse on a Rumbly Tumbly Adventure in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Ubisoft Releases Disney’s “Winnie the Pooh’s Rumbly Tumbly Adventure” Video

Game

Join Pooh and All His Friends on a New Video Game Adventure

SAN FRANCISCO – February 15, 2005 – Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest

video game publishers, and Disney Interactive, a publishing label of Buena

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Konami Ships Yu-Gi-Oh! 7 Trials to Glory For GBA GBA

by Jon Lindemann - 2:57 pm PST
Source: Press Release

Game to come packaged with three limited-edition cards.

KONAMI SHIPS YU-GI-OH! 7 TRIALS TO GLORY: WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT 2005 FOR THE NINTENDO GAME BOY® ADVANCE

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – February 15, 2005 – Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced it has shipped Yu-Gi-Oh! 7 Trials to Glory: World Championship Tournament 2005 for the Nintendo Game Boy® Advance to retail stores nationwide.

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Nominees For 5th Annual GDC Awards Chosen

by Karl Castaneda - 12:18 pm PST
Total comments: 15 Source: Press Release

Indie and Experimental Titles Make Headway, 2004 Titans Clash in Competition for Best Game.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Feb. 14, 2005 - The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has announced nominees for the 5th annual Game Developers Choice Awards, the premier accolades for peer-recognition in the game industry. Recipients will be awarded on March 9, 2005 at a ceremony during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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Blue "Pepsi" DS for Japan DS

by Jonathan Metts - 7:44 am PST
Total comments: 24 Source: http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/docs/20050215/...

Special Edition DS announced as part of a Japanese promotion for Pepsi Twist.

Pepsi and Nintendo have announced a co-promotion in Japan that will see the release of a blue-and-white Nintendo DS designed to promote Pepsi's new drink, Pepsi Twist. There will also apparently be a blue DS carrying case, and Pepsi headphones to go along with it:

Nintendo DS Pepsi Twist Edition

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Midway Secures Rights To Children's Cartoons

by Jonathan Metts - 7:41 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

Midway gets publishing and development rights to three Cartoon Network properties.

MIDWAY AND CARTOON NETWORK SIGN THREE MULTI-TERRITORY PUBLISHING AGREEMENTS FOR GAMES BASED ON THREE TOP-RATED KIDS' PROPERTIES

Company to Launch Children's Line with Cartoon Network's Ed, Edd n Eddy, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Dexter's Laboratory

CHICAGO – February 15, 2005... Read more...

Midway Licenses Adult Swim

by Jonathan Metts - 7:35 am PST
Total comments: 9 Source: Press Release

Midway gets the video game rights to the Aqua Teens, Space Ghost, and more.

MIDWAY DIVES INTO PUBLISHING AGREEMENT WITH CARTOON NETWORK FOR MULTI-TERRITORY INTERACTIVE RIGHTS TO FIVE ADULT SWIM ORIGINAL ANIMATED SERIES

CHICAGO – February 15, 2005 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer, today announced... Read more...

February 14, 2005

Happy Birthday, TYP! GC

by Jonathan Metts - 3:15 pm PST
Total comments: 15 Source: Inevitability

You know PGC has been around a while when even TYP is getting old.

Michael Cole, often known as "The Younger Plumber" or just "TYP", is turning 21 years old today. This Luigi-obsessed Staff Writer was formerly known as the youngest PGC staffer (that honor would now belong to Karl) and once had a one-of-a-kind E3 media badge that said "Underage Guest"! He's stuck with us for a long time and is now one of the most experienced writers on the staff.

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