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August 31, 2005

Nintendo Starts Podcasting DS

by Mike Sklens - 3:49 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: PGC Forums

Nintendogs is the topic of the company's first podcast.

For those unfamiliar with podcasting, the term describes a new internet radio phenomenon where original content is being put out there by basically anybody at all. Lots of companies are jumping on the band wagon and starting their own podcasts. Podcasts can be subscribed to and automatically downloaded when new episodes become available, and listened to on to on the listener's schedule.

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August 30, 2005

Bargain price for Nintendogs in Australia DS

by Ben Kosmina - 5:01 pm PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Nintendo Australia

The popular puppy sim is going to be available for an extremely tempting price on September 22nd.

SPREAD THE PUPPY LOVE!

WITH 18 POPULAR BREEDS

Australia, Melbourne, August 30th 2005 – nintendogs™, for Nintendo DS™, has become a pop-culture phenomenon in Japan and will now be available in Australia on September 22nd 2005, for the fantastic suggested retail price of $49.95.

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August 26, 2005

Prize Planet Trivia at 9:30 PM Central!

by Jonathan Metts - 5:46 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback!

Tonight, you can win a cool prize package full of quirky adapters and capsule toys from Lik-Sang. Pictures inside!

Tonight's prize for Planet Trivia is a package of various Nintendo-themed adaptors and small toys from our import partners at Lik-Sang. (Please note that some items had to be opened in order to take the photos below. The winner will receive these items "as is".) All it takes to win this fabulous... Read more...

August 24, 2005

GameCube/SSBM Bundle Ships GC

by Jonathan Metts - 10:06 pm PDT
Total comments: 16 Source: NOA Press Release

The system's biggest seller is now selling with the system.

Did You Know? Super Smash Bros. Nintendo GameCube Bundle Released

The most popular game in the Nintendo GameCube(TM) library is about to become

part of an amazing deal. Starting the last week of August, Nintendo will

release a special Super Smash Bros.(R) Melee Nintendo GameCube bundle, at an

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Resident Evil to Nintendo DS! DS

by Zosha Arushan - 2:13 pm PDT
Total comments: 29 Source: Famitsu

Now you can have a zombie in your pocket! Wait, is that a good thing?

In this week's Famitsu, it was revealed that Resident Evil will be making its way onto Nintendo's new portable system, just in time for Biohazard's 10th anniversary.

Essentially a remake (yes another one) of the original PlayStation Resident Evil, it is not yet clear whether the game will be... Read more...

August 23, 2005

Namco Ships Pac'N Roll DS

by Robert Graves - 8:13 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Namco Press Release

Now all they need is for you folks to Shop'N Buy!

PAC'N ROLL SPINS INTO RETAIL STORES

New Pellet Eating Gameplay Arrives on Nintendo DS with Innovative Touch Control Scheme

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (August 23, 2005) - Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that "PAC'N ROLL" has shipped to North American... Read more...

Band Bros. Expansion Pack Details DS

by Steven Rodriguez - 2:34 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ds/abbj/barbarasama/inde...

The Japan-exclusive music game will see a whopping 31-song expansion pack next month.

About a month and a half ago, visitors to the Band Bros. game page were informed that an expansion to the music game was in the works, and Nintendo wanted some input as to which songs they should include for it. Details on the expansion were to be announced at a later date.

That later date has... Read more...

August 22, 2005

New Mario Kart DS Details DS

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:20 am PDT
Total comments: 17 Source: Nintendo Europe

Nintendo of Europe got a chance to talk Hideo Konno about the game, and some new information was uncovered.

Konno is the Mario Kart expert around Nintendo, having been a major part of all the Kart games, producing the SNES and N64 games, and supervising the GBA game. With Mario Kart DS coming out in a few months, Nintendo of Europe decided to ask him a thing or two about the game.

Items in Mario Kart... Read more...

August 21, 2005

Peter Molyneux Comments on Revolution Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 3:00 pm PDT
Total comments: 20 Source: http://www.nintendo-inside.jp/news/168/16879.html

The top man at Lionhead Studios has seen the controller, and can only say one thing about it...

Peter Molyneux and Lionhead studios have been busy putting together games coming to Nintendo systems. The Movies is scheduled for a GameCube release in November, and the DS version of the studio's most famous PC creation, the God game Black & White, will be out early next year.

Molyneux was... Read more...

First Revolution Pre-Order Offer Spotted Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 1:52 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0009PRCNE/q...

If you live in France, you too can take a wild guess at the Revolution's release date and price.

The French version of Amazon.com, Amazon.fr, has a pre-order page up for the Nintendo Revolution. For the low, low price of 300 Euros (or $365), French Nintendo fans can secure their very own Revolution on the posted ship date of June 15, 2006.

Or perhaps not. Nintendo has not announced either... Read more...

Play-Yan Gets a Micro Upgrade GBA

by Steven Rodriguez - 12:49 pm PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n08/play_yan_micro/index...

A new model of the media player will replace the old one for the new Game Boy hardware.

The Play-Yan Media Player for the Game Boy Advance has been around in Japan since February, and has had some success there. The device turns the mild-mannered GBA SP into an MP3 and video player, using files stored on SD memory cards, which are inserted into the Play-Yan unit.

With the upcoming... Read more...

August 19, 2005

Brand New Nintendo Wi-fi Details DS

by Steven Rodriguez - 3:17 pm PDT
Total comments: 20 Source: Puissance-Nintendo

An interview with Nintendo Europe reveals some intersting things about how the DS will go online.

Correction: Jim Merrick did specify that buddies could be added online as well, but didn't go into as many specifics.

At the German Games Confrence, French website Puissance-Nintendo tracked down Nintendo of Europe's man in charge of marketing, Jim Merrick. Merrick was asked about how exactly... Read more...

August 18, 2005

Prize Planet Trivia Tonight at 9:30 Central DS

by Michael Cole - 11:23 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: http://www.planetgamecube.com/specials.cfm?action=...

Lik-Sang and PGC are giving away a copy of the hot new import game, Jump Super Stars!

HAL Laboratory and Nintendo have finally released Jump Super Stars in Japan, and to celebrate we are giving away a copy of this

highly anticipated Nintendo DS game.

Planet GameCube's resident fighter guru has given Jump Super Stars his high praise, and many have called this game the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo DS. With a little skill (and luck!) this status symbol game could be yours!

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GB Micro Accessories Revealed GBA

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:59 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/micro/hardware/equipment...

A cable adaptor, an exclusive link cable, and a special wireless adaptor.

Nintendo of Japan has updated their GB Micro page with information about the link cable accessories for the new Game Boy model.

Because of the dramatically smaller size of the Micro, a new port was included on the top of the unit. This means that all previous link cables and charger units from the Game Boy Advance era will not work with the GB Micro without a special adaptor.

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Konami and Marvel Ink Deal

by Lasse Pallesen - 9:11 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

The agreement gives Konami the exclusive rights to the Marvel Trading Card Game.

KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT, INC. LICENSES INTERACTIVE GAMES BASED ON MARVEL ENTERPRISES, INC./ UPPER DECK COMPANY TRADING CARD GAME

Gaming Industry Leader Adds Property To Its Stable Of Hugely Successful Trading Card Based Video Games

LOS ANGELES ­ August 17, 2005 ­ Konami... Read more...

August 16, 2005

Sega Ships Sonic Gems Collection GC

by Jonathan Metts - 1:25 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Sega Press Release

Sonic CD and others are now playable on your GameCube.

SEGA INTRODUCES VINTAGE GEM TO NINTENDO GAMECUBE

Value-Priced Sonic Gems Collection Features Critically-Acclaimed Sonic CD

SAN FRANCISCO (August 16, 2005) -- SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced the release of Sonic Gems Collection™ exclusively for Nintendo GameCube™. The exciting... Read more...

Zelda Delayed to 2006 GCGBA

by Jonathan Metts - 2:04 am PDT
Total comments: 195 Source: NOA via IGNcube

Twilight Princess will not be under the tree this Christmas.

Nintendo of America has sent a notice to analysts and the media that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has been delayed to at least April 2006. Eiji Aonuma's development team apparently wants extra time to polish off the game, and they're getting it.

"After much discussion, the Zelda development... Read more...

August 15, 2005

Legend of Zelda Mod for Halo PC

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:27 pm PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: http://www.projectzeldaonline.com/

Online Zelda multiplayer? YES.

We here at PGC are always giddy when we see fan projects that take old games and turn them into something new. (The now-defunct Chrono Trigger: Resurrection comes to mind.) Additionally, we are somewhat disappointed that Nintendo's lack of commitment to online for the GameCube turned us to the PS2 or Xbox for our online cravings.

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August 12, 2005

Samus Makes a Guest Appearance in Geist GC

by Mike Sklens - 4:07 pm PDT
Total comments: 28

Also, I saw an almost naked girl!

Planet GameCube received a review copy of Geist today, and I jumped right into playing it. I must say I'm enjoying it so far.

Anyway, at one point I was possessing a shower head and totally saw a hot naked girl showering, although her naughty bits were tastefully covered by bubbles. After I was finished with her I ended up possessing another different hot girl and was walking around the womens' locker room peeking in various lockers.

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August 11, 2005

Rampage Returns GC

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:03 am PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: Press Release

George, Lizzie and Ralph are coming to the GameCube for a remake of the classic. And it's cheap, too!

MIDWAY BRINGS BACK THE CHAOS WITH RAMPAGE®: TOTAL DESTRUCTION™

Popular Arcade Series is Reinvented with New Levels of Destruction and Interactive Environments

CHICAGO August 11, 2005 - Midway Games Inc., a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced... Read more...

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