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December 28, 1999

Some Biaaach Stole my Gameboy!

by Billy Berghammer - 9:06 pm PST

Tis the Season to be Jolly -not commit robbery! Poor Billy has lost his Game Boy...Doesn't life just SUCK sometimes?

So how was your Holidays so far? On this end, not so good. I was home in Milwaukee for less than 12 hours, got all my Christmas shopping done, and wham, the sh#$ began to hit the fan. Most I won't get into, to spare you the details. But part of it is Nintendo related.

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December 23, 1999

Happy Holidays from the Planet!

by Billy Berghammer - 7:35 am PST

Mmm presents.

Damn! Did Christmas just sneak up on you like it did with me? Boy! We have a big holiday update here for you to read, as well as our first Christmas special...Mario Christmas Wishes. It's a look into what we would like to see next Christmas in a Mario Dolphin game. Just a little present from us to you. :)

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Nintendo's Y2K Forecast! GBA

by Kosta Andreadis - 7:12 am PST
Source: Nintendo Home Page

Some big news on the Game Boy Advance & Dolphin front! Nintendo has given us a preview of the two systems for the holidays! YAY!

Well we expected Nintendo to release some info before the year was out and it did. But did they really? On its homepage Nintendo has created a Y2K Forecast where they tell the world their plans for the big 2000. The preview covers everything from N64 to Gameboy Advanced and even yes Project Dolphin.... Read more...

Picasso for Dolphin

by Kosta Andreadis - 7:02 am PST
Source: FGN Online

First information & screenshots of Promethean Designs' exciting title Piccassio.

Thanks to reader Brian for this tidbit of information concerning a future Dolphin game. If you liked Thief, like I did then you should be interested in this modern day version. 3DNews.net has posted a Q&A with Russell Ritchie, managing director at Promethean Designs, talking about their upcoming game... Read more...

December 22, 1999

Eurocom join the elite GC

by Kosta Andreadis - 4:07 pm PST
Source: Daily Radar

Eurocom have Dolphin on its horizon and add a small smidgen of info to the mystery.

In an interview with Daily Radar, Eurocom spilled very little information about their Dolphin plans and remained as tight lipped as anyone would expect when talking Dolphin. But even so they did say "Definitely, yes" when asked if they were looking into Dolphin development, "Nintendo have always been... Read more...

December 21, 1999

Capcom Skeptical

by Kosta Andreadis - 9:13 pm PST
Source: FGN Online

Capcom President Bill Gardner speaks his mind on the state of the industry and "the Big 3." It isn't all nice either...

Capcom president Bill Gardener seems to have woke up on the wrong side of the bed as he issued the public with his views on the next-gen console race. Without anything nice to say about Sony, Nintendo and Sega he just dishes out negative comments about each company. I mean dissing Sony is great, Sega ok, but Nintendo?! Below are excerpts from FGNonline.

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So how cold is Hell?

by Billy Berghammer - 12:13 pm PST

Looks like that recent Factor 5 interview we told you about was just a sham. Lame!

Figures. Put up a story that's on NintendoNext and it's bullsh$#. Typical. The one FINAL time I gave NN a chance and they choke. Never again. I apologize to you the readers for lowering my defenses. I am turning my BS detector back on full. This is the e-mail I got from Mr. Duck. You silly punk ass.

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December 20, 1999

Has Hell Entirely Frozen Over?

by Billy Berghammer - 1:58 pm PST
Source: NintendoNext

Believe it or not, Nintendo Next landed an interview with Factor 5. We think they did anyway...

Maybe. I am actually going to post something about NintendoNext! Yes wacky Monday stuff. The only reason I am posting this is 1.) It's real (possibly) and 2.) Don didn't write it! Heh Heh! Anyhoo, NintendoNext seems to have had an interview with Factor 5. 2000 a possibility? After reading this, I think it could be.

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Happy Birthday Chris!

by Billy Berghammer - 6:39 am PST

Birthday wishes to Planet's current handyman, Chris Wiser!

A big Ol' Happy 23rd Birthday to our resident problem fixer Chris Wiser! Obviously you haven't seen much of him news wise, but if it wasn't for him most of this site wouldn't be working or look right! So feel free to e-mail him one of those crazy flaming umbrella drinks here!

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December 17, 1999

Saffire Dolphin Ready GC

by Mike Revier - 4:45 pm PST
Source: Nintendorks

Thanks to the Nintendorks, we have some info on Saffire's preparation for Dolphin.

Nintendorks talk to the main man at Saffire. Pretty tranquil guy too. Les Pardew comes clean with SAGE and projected Dolphin games.

The Dork-goodness is as follows:

Last month the boys upstairs, Casamassina & crew more specifically, reported a major announcement revealing Saffire is already... Read more...

Konami & Universal join forces!

by Kevin Ries - 4:33 pm PST
Source: IGN64

The beloved third-party game developer and famous entertainment studio are teaming up to produce games based on Universal's popular licenses

If it wasn't official enough, Konami is now an even stronger Next Gen supporter. They've teamed up with Universal to develop and publish games for the upcoming systems. IGN has the word:

Konami Entertainment has formed an alliance with Universal Studios to develop and publish numerous titles... Read more...

December 15, 1999

Turok Looks to Dolphin GBA

by Kosta Andreadis - 8:11 pm PST
Source: Nintendojo

Nintendojo interviews Turok-team leader, David Dienstbier who hints at Turok on Nintendo's next-gen systems...

Nintendo 64's favorite dinosaur hunter, or only one for that matter, has a very good chance of seeing the light of day on the Dolphin. During an interview with Nintendojo, David Dienstbier the man behind the Turok games for the N64 casually let out hints for a Dolphin incarnation. What's interesting... Read more...

Will Dolphin satisfy Females? GC

by Kosta Andreadis - 8:04 pm PST

Recent polls suggest that Nintendo should take female gamers into consideration with its next-console. Guess what Shiggy has to say?

In Japan a poll conducted recently that showed that the female population of Japanese gamers have little interest in purchasing a PS2. Well what does this have to do with Dolphin you say? In a recent interview, Miyamoto stated "As a matter of fact I'm currently working on a game starring a girl. Unfortunately,... Read more...

December 14, 1999

So What is Thunderbirds?

by Kosta Andreadis - 8:57 pm PST
Source: FGN Online

"Calling Thunderbirds!" THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO! Guess what? A game based on an action puppet show from years back is heading to Dolphin!

FGN Online reports that Thunderbirds will be a new game developed for the next generation Consoles. So what the hell is it? Well it's not a Jet Simulator if that's what you are thinking. This is possibly looking more like a space adventure/shooter/rpg. This could be really interesting! Thunderbirds is a 32 part series developed by Gerry Anderson. This is what TV21 (a Gerry Anderson Fan Site) has to say about our new friend Gerry...

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Op.Systems Engineer Needed

by Kosta Andreadis - 7:21 pm PST
Source: NOA Homepage

Do you got dem smart brains? Are you a programmar SMARTY MAN? DO YOU SI WANT TO WORK ATA NINTENDO?! (OK, Jeff K imitations aside, this is a real opportunity!)

Nintendo of America has recently put up an advert at their main site offering positions to some lucky technology know-how equipped people, giving the chance to be working on the Dolphin! Well if that gets you excited and if your also qualified for the position there's also a job opening at PlanetN2000 for a "Nintendo Insider Leaking Agent". Details below...

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December 10, 1999

A bit more on Dragon's Lair 3D

by Billy Berghammer - 10:00 pm PST
Source: IGNPC

Could Dragon's Lair 3D make it to Dolphin? There is a chance! Check out this excerpt from an IGNPC Interview!

IGNPC recently had an interview with Rick Dyer from Dragonstone Studios' about Dragon's Lair 3D. Are we going to see Dirk on the Dolphin? It may, or may not happen. But the game does seem promising, at least if you are a Dragon's Lair/Space Ace fan like myself. ;) Interested in this game? Here's the link for the full article, or read the Dolphin Specifics below...

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December 9, 1999

LucasArts: Official GC

by Kevin Ries - 6:11 pm PST
Source: NintendoExpress

NintendoExpress uncovers a vital clue, proving without a doubt that LucasArts will be providing software for Dolphin

Nintendo Express reports that LucasArts has jumped onboard the Dolphin wagon, which means good news for all the Star Wars fans out there. Here's the full story:

On their website, LucasArts has listed an opening for a new Nintendo Senior Programmer. While this, in its own right, isn't anything newsworthy, it what was listed under "Major Responsibilities" that took us by suprise. Listed at the tip top of the list were these words.

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December 8, 1999

IGN64 Interviews Jim Merrick GC

by Billy Berghammer - 9:02 pm PST
Source: IGN64

Jim Merrick gives a revealing interview concerning the Dolphin, his views on PS2 and more! We have the highlights.

Who? Oh you know...Nintendo's Software Engineering Manager Jim Merrick!!! Uhhh..okay. Well he's got a LOT to say Dolphin wise. Most of this we already knew, but there's sort of word of Dev Kits out (or emulators), and some more goodies. Here's the link to the actual IGN64 interview. But here's the stuff that really matters with the Dolphin.

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Robocop on Dolphin? GC

by Mike Revier - 2:32 pm PST
Source: Nintendorks

Half-man, half-machine, all cop - the sci-fi police legend Robocop will be coming to Dolphin.

Bring on the game announcements! So, Titus is making RoboCop for Dolphin? Hmmm. I am not sure what to think about this. Granted a RoboCop type of game would be very cool, if it's done well. Or it could turn out to be the next game using a "Licensed" Characters that blows chunks. Superman ring a bell? Who knows what'll happen. But here's the words from the Dorks:

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December 1, 1999

GBA Release Info? Pokeomon on GBA!? GBA

by Billy Berghammer - 5:21 pm PST
Source: Diet Gaming News Online

Some of the first info we have on the Game Boy Advance's release. Not only that, it seems we can expect Pokemon for it. (Big surprise there)

Thanks to Diet Game-Online News for this great news! You gotta love insiders sometimes :) ! GBA could make it out in Japan as early as the Summer of 2000! Hell yeah! Any predictions on import prices? Hmmmm. Oh well...here's the good news (Pokemon news to follow):

Game Boy Advance is much... Read more...

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