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November 30, 2000

Let Your Voice Be Heard

by Mike Sklens - 8:25 pm EST
Source: Answer these questions!

Believe it or not, Nintendo wants to know what you think! I guess they really do care!

Nintendo want your opinion!! So go and give it to them. There is a new survey up at Nitnendo's site. All you gotta do is answer the questions and you are entered to win a free copy of Banjo-Tooie! Plus, it's a chance to tell The Big N how much you love them and how much you don't love Sony. YAY!! Go now and answer the questions or Louie will take a crap on your front porch.


November 29, 2000

New Logo on the Horizon? GC

by Zosha Arushan - 9:01 pm EST
Source: New Gamecube Logo?

First the name "StarCube" is short-lived, and NOW the GC's origional logo may be short-lived as well!

According to FGNOnline Nintendo is going to ditch their current logo in favour of something else. Here's what they had to say:

Japanese magazine, 64Dream has reported that NCL has given confirmation that a logo for Gamecube will be unveiled at next year's E3, or possibly a little later.

I...

November 28, 2000

Rare Hints at Possible NGC Title GBA

by Mike Sklens - 8:31 pm EST
Source: Sabre Wulf on the cube?

The old Sabre Man makes a return--and brings with him news!

In a not so stunning move, Rare has yet again hinted at Gamecube stuff in their games, as they did with the Dolphin picture in Donkey Kong 64. This time the secret is in Banjo-Tooie. I'll try to do this without ruining any of the plot for those of you playing the game. A character that looks like... Read more...

November 27, 2000

Angelica to NGC GC

by Jonathan Metts - 9:39 pm EST
Source: IGNCube

That Pickles kid just doesn't know when to give up, does he?!

Good news! Major publisher THQ has announced that it is now working on its first GameCube title. Could it be...the next WWF game? A new version of Tetris? Has Aidyn Chronicles moved up to the new system? No! The first game from THQ will be...Rugrats. Now go change those briefs, I know you need to.


November 23, 2000

Square Goes Multiplatform?! GC

by Mike Sklens - 4:59 pm EST
Source: The Spot of Games

Could it really be?! If they try out Xbox, will they develop for the GC? Only time will tell...

Gamespot, Tuesday, ran a story about how Final Fantasy X will not play online. Big deal, the important stuff was at the end of the article. A Square representative has said that Square is researching brining its software to other platforms. While it may seem like nothing, at least now we know that... Read more...

More GameCube Pre-Order Info GC

by Ty Shughart - 7:13 am EST
Source: Gamestop dot com

The early bird catches the worm, you know. Well, you would if you pre-ordered a PS2 too late....

The word (or email) is that Babbages, Funcoland, and GameStop pre-order/reserve/whatever GameCubes as well. Hrm, aren't they all part of the same parent company? (Or at least retailing buddies of some sort. I've always wondered where games traded into Software Etc go, anyway)

I also got this in an email from one of our cooler readers:


Happy Turkey Day!

by Billy Berghammer - 6:18 am EST

The Planet wishes everyone a happy USA holiday!

Yessir, time to eat so much you puke! On behalf of the staff here at PlanetN2000 we'd like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Grab the family, chow down...and then run back to that 64 for more Zelda (or Sin and Punishment) loving. Well still be workin' over this Turkey-Feastin' Holiday!


November 22, 2000

Buy Batteries, Win a GBA GBA

by Ty Shughart - 11:15 am EST
Source: Nintendoweb

And if you don't win, you can always use those batteries for the GB you already own...

NintendoWeb reports that you can enter to win a GBA (and receive it on March 21) with the purchase of at least ¥1000 worth of Panasonic batteries. In Japan, anyway. Maybe you could import the batteries, hmm?

It was announced today overseas that National/Panasonic is beginning a promotion in... Read more...

Reserve a GameCube GC

by Ty Shughart - 11:08 am EST

It's NEVER too early...

...unless my local one is some sort of weird exception, you can put down a mere ten bucks to guarantee yourself a GameCube at Software Etc. XBox, too. Oddly enough, there were XBox ads all over, and nary a GameCube one to be found. Peculiar. Anyway, get out there and guarantee yourself a GameCube without putting down the entire amount of some insane speculative price, dig it?


November 20, 2000

Business As Usual For Big N

by Ed Shih - 7:23 pm EST
Source: Reuters

Hey, Buddy! Got some Yen to spare?

As much as loyalists may complain about some of Nintendo's business decisions, it's hard to argue with the bottom line. According to a Reuters news story, Nintendo is expected to post a nice profit for the period from April to September. Compare this to Sony and Sega and it becomes clear that Nintendo really knows what they're doing in the game industry. Click on the related link to see the whole story or just get the bottom line below.


Metroid Officially Confirmed GC

by Jonathan Metts - 9:20 am EST
Source: Retro Studios

Nintendo will have to seal the lid after this one!

Although we've pretty much known there'd be a new Metroid title for GameCube since back at Spaceworld, Retro Studios has FINALLY confirmed that info. The company actually had a page for Metroid up right after Spaceworld, with comments on the demo from IGN and other sources. However, the page was almost... Read more...

New GBA Screens GBA

by Ty Shughart - 6:05 am EST
Source: Daily Radar UK

And the river keeps on flowing...

Daily Radar UK has new info & screens on Crawfish's GBA games in development. Here's a piece of it:

Last week we presented you with a world-exclusive look at three Game Boy Advance games currently in development with Crawfish. The three demos are all stunning affairs, consisting of a Mode 7-style... Read more...

Comdex GameCube: The Truth GC

by Jonathan Metts - 4:42 am EST

It looks like ATI forgot to update their controllers for Comedex... Remember to always check online for newer drivers!!!

A flurry of rumors arose recently amidst photos of an unusual GameCube controller that ATI showed at the Comdex show in Las Vegas. It's time to put those rumors at ease. A representative at ATI told PlanetN2000 that the unit shown at Comdex is only a mock-up unit, but he would not comment on the changes... Read more...

November 18, 2000

Harassin' Harrison GC

by Ed Shih - 5:25 am EST
Source: Gamespot

Gamespot had a Q&A session with Nintendo VP. click to see what he said!

Okay, maybe GameSpot didn't harass George Harrison (Nintendo VP of Marketing) too much, but they did get him to talk about Gamecube and Gameboy Advance in a recent interview...and knowing Nintendo's general reluctance to say anything about their new systems, I'm sure they had to use some form of coersion... Read more...

November 16, 2000

Gamecube Pre-Order? GC

by Billy Berghammer - 10:28 pm EST
Source: Gamestop

Preorder your GC! I did it!

Pre-order 3 titles and a GC for $499.99. I wasn't going to post anything about this because I thought it was stupid. But after a couple of e-mails and death threats, as well as a few asking if this was a good deal...I decided it was relevant. I just felt it was rather odd since there hasn't been any official prices revealed. But here's the juice.


What the F? D-Pad Disappears? GC

by Max Lake - 7:25 pm EST
Source: Firing Squad

Come one, come all--and see the freak GC controller!!!!!

As part of its coverage of the Fall Comdex consumer electronics show, Firing Squad strolled by ATI's booth to discover a display dedicated to Nintendo's GameCube. As many of you may remember, ATI acquired Art-X not too long ago, bringing the company in on the ground floor of the console business.... Read more...

Now For Something Different

by Mike Sklens - 12:26 pm EST
Source: FGN Online

Two first from Nintendo: A Holiday poem!!! and it comes with rivalry-bashing!!!

This is twisted. Nintendo has written a little holiday poem. The twist is that it actually bashes Sony a bit. This is something we'd all thought Nintendo would never do. It's not vile or anything, but it is mean. Personally, I love it. I'm glad Nintendo is finally putting up their dukes. This one's for those Crash commercials! We want your opinions, so hit that talkback button and give it to us old skool style.


November 15, 2000

Mickey Kart=Kart LUV

by Billy Berghammer - 12:26 pm EST

Only Rare could make a Disney-licensed racing game good!

Okay, fine, it's Mickey's Speedway USA. But when it comes down to it. It's Mickey Kart. Deal.

If you like Kart racing, you need this game. Period. As I said in my Holiday Preview, this game is excellent. I have played through the 50cc and 100cc courses and I am absolutely sucked into this game.... Read more...

November 14, 2000

Rare: Online and Horny GC

by Jonathan Metts - 9:06 pm EST
Source: Tendo Box

Could it be that Rare is working on an online game?! It sure looks like it...

Those sly devils over at Tendo Box (two words!) have found a very intriguing print ad in EDGE, the infamous European gaming mag. It seems that Rare is looking for network experts. Hmmm...if you divide by fourteen and carry the three...oh sh!t, Rare's working on online games for GameCube! Hallelujah,... Read more...

New DBZ for Nintendo? GC

by Billy Berghammer - 7:38 pm EST
Source: Fan o' games

New DBZ games are coming out: will they join the GBA or GC lineups?!

There are new Dragonball Z titles are in production! Unfortunately, as of right now, only PS1, PS2, and GBC will be recieving the titles. Booooo! Nintendophiles everywhere want the game to come to Gamecube! At least GBA!

At least, on the bright side, the game is coming to GBC. Could the game ever make it to the GBA/GC? Keep them fingers crossed. We'll be sure to let you know!



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