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December 31, 2000

Happy New Year!

by Max Lake - 12:59 pm EST

A look back & a look ahead....

I’m getting ready to get my friends, alcohol, N64 and four-player games together to go party my brains out tonight until the clock chimes in the New Year. However, before I go do all of that I’d like to wish everyone a Very Happy New Year! For some of our readers, like those in Japan or down under... Read more...

December 29, 2000

A Little Word From Sega...

by Michael Cole - 10:52 pm EST
Source: Core Magazine

Sega gets pissed at the NY Times!

Vice President of Sega, Shunichi Nakamura, issued a statement to the source of the past few days discussion The New York Times. Here in full is the letter.

Mr. Glenn Kraman

Business Desk, The New York Times

Mr. Howard French

Tokyo Bureau Chief, The New York Times Tokyo Bureau


Konami Launch Onsluaght! GBA

by Kosta Andreadis - 10:48 pm EST
Source: Core Magazine

Konami announces an impressive lineup of GBA games for launch.

After news recently of Nintendo's launch plans for the GBA Konami have come out publicly now to state that they plan on supporting the handheld's launch with 8 titles! The titles in no particular order are:

Silent Hill

Castlevania: Circle of the Moom

Golf Master

Monster Guardians

WaiWai Racing


December 28, 2000

God Hates RareNet

by Max Lake - 10:46 pm EST
Source: Rarenet

Poor Rarenet is out of luck when it comes to timing...

So my humorous attempt at a headline sounds a little severe. Unfortunately, in the midst of the holidays and all the Nintendo/Sega insanity, it looks like one of the best Nintendo-related websites continues to suffer from one of the worst streaks of bad luck imaginable. Previously, Trevor, Dan and... Read more...

MSNBC digs a little further

by Jonathan Metts - 9:26 pm EST
Source: Steven Kent be da bizzomb

The Sega/Nintendo saga continues with MSNBC's snooping.

Wow, this Nintendo/Sega stuff just won't stop, will it? MSNBC's gaming guru Steven Kent has posted an article investigating the possibility of the two companies getting together. He found that while neither Nintendo nor Microsoft probably wants to buy Sega totally, they both seem interested in purchasing... Read more...

Sega to do GBA - Maybe GBA

by Max Lake - 11:15 am EST
Source: Yahoo News

Could Sega be tinkering with the GBA?!

Is Nintendo buying Sega? For now, the answer is no. However, as the craziest rumor ever still continues to run wild, we’re all left wondering what the heck may really be going on with the two companies. Well, it seems we now have answers—or some of them anyway. Finally, Nintendo has issued a statement... Read more...

December 27, 2000


by Mike Hrusecky - 10:19 am EST
Source: NY Times

Nintendo's fearless leader boldy states that Nintendo will NEVER buy out Sega.

Despite a report printed in Wednesday's New York Times, Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi has indicated that, "there is absolutely no chance that Nintendo will buy Sega..."

The Time's report caused Sega's shares to jump more than 10% before being suspended by the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

"The report is absolutely groundless. We are not talking with Nintendo or anyone on such a deal," said a Sega spokeswoman.


GBA: Price, Date and Games GBA

by Kosta Andreadis - 6:20 am EST
Source: Core Magazine

Nintendo has announced the price for GBA and its games in Japan--and it ain't cheap!

Nintendo representives in Japan have spoken about the GBA's details, including pricing and launch titles. Set for release in Japan on March 21st the handheld will retail for 9800 Yen ($95 US / approx. $170 AUS). Next on the menu are launch titles and Nintendo are going to provide four. Those titles... Read more...

Castlevania Classics to Return GBA

by Max Lake - 2:35 am EST
Source: Game Spot

Open your wallets and purses, 'cause here come Konami classics!

Recently, Konami let it be known that it would be making a remake of a classic Castlevania PC game originally released on X68000 PC for Sony PSX. Now, according to GameSpot, Konami have decided to make this a series of games, known as Castlevania Chronicles.

"We will be releasing other Castlevania...

December 26, 2000

Just To Add Fuel to the Fire...

by Zosha Arushan - 10:28 pm EST
Source: Biz.yahoo.com

The recent "news" about Nintendo buying Sega is having drastic effects on Sega's stock.

Looks like the Sega/Nintendo news isn't done just yet. Take a look at what Yahoo news has just reported:

TOKYO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - The Tokyo Stock Exchange said on Wednesday it has suspended trading of shares of video game

maker Sega Corp .

Sega shares last traded up by their 100 yen limit or 10.48 percent at 1,054.


Nintendo to Buy Sega? - NYT

by Mike Hrusecky - 9:22 pm EST
Source: The New York Times

What's this?! Nintendo is buying Sega? Well... we'll leave it to you to decide.

According to Reuters, Wednesday's New York Times is reporting that Nintendo has been in discussions for months to purchase rival Sega for reportedly $2 billion.

Regardless of Time's source, a Sega spokesman called the claims "absolutely outrageous." A Nintendo spokesman said, "In this industry there are various kinds of rumors," and laughed.


December 25, 2000

Merry Christmas!

by Billy Berghammer - 7:02 am EST

Billy one-ups Max with his own season's greetings!

Well, even though mad Max already delivered our staff Holiday message, I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! It's amazing how much has changed in the last year with PlanetN2000, and I'd like to thank you on behalf of the staff for making PlanetN2000 your home for GameCube and GBA news!

So...

December 24, 2000

Just Imagine...

by Max Lake - 7:54 am EST

Max is a mall Santa! Well.... maybe not, but he still says "Merry Christmas!"

Here it is, December 24th, 2000. Christmas Eve. It’s a special night indeed and in the spirit of the season, I’d like to extend the fondest holidays wishes to all PlanetN2000 readers around the world. The fact that you give our little piece of Nintendo fanaticism your attention makes you all very... Read more...

December 23, 2000

The Formula for GBA Games

by Ty Shughart - 1:45 pm EST
Source: IGN Pocket

A new GBA developer, Formula, has popped up with info on two games plus screens! Hooray!

Watch out now, we've got a company from the Netherlands, of all places, workin' on a couple mighty fine lookin' GameBoy Advance games. They're Formula Games, "the handheld division of Lost Boys Games." Here's story excerpts I nicked from our buddies at pocket.ign :

First up is Kaisertal, a top-down...

December 21, 2000

Is Peter Main Hot?

by Mike Sklens - 8:48 pm EST
Source: Vote on Peter Main!

I sure think so! Go on, vote! Make sure it's a possitive vote.... the Planet wants to stay on good relations with PETERMAINCO...

OK, we stole this idea from the guys at the Nformant. They found this site called Am I Hot or Not.com. They took a photo of Shiggy and put him up on it to see how hot the public though he was (he was a 1.2 OUCH!). So, seeing as for some reason our readers, at least the trivia going ones, are obsessed... Read more...

Bringing back the Classics GBA

by Mike Sklens - 11:38 am EST
Source: Gamers.com

Oh boy! Dodgeball for Advanced players! Don't cry if you get hurt while playing, heheh...

If you ever had a NES, and I sure hope you did, you'll be overjoyed to hear that Super Dodgeball is coming to the Game Boy Advance. Although the company that created Super Dodgeball has been out of business since 1995, its former president has be at another company named Million. They are developing... Read more...

Birdo a Trans-WHAT?

by Max Lake - 1:59 am EST
Source: SomethingAwful.com

Something Awful has brought up an interesting point about our Doki-Mario character...

From Something Awful.com comes this disturbing “Awful Link of the Day.” I ask readers to keep this in mind as I share this piece from the Bizarro World… I guess somebody put up a website that asks the question “The First Transexual Video Game Character?” As freakish as the question sounds, it centers around the beloved Mario Brother icon, Birdo.


December 20, 2000

Mix-Core MP3s

by Ty Shughart - 7:56 pm EST
Source: Mix-Core

Click here for some lovely Rebirth GC audio.

Mix-Core, the folks you know and love for Rebirth, have released a couple MP3s for you to check out in the 'Works' section of their site. Cube.ign.com has them mirrored with a basic summary of the tracks, as well:

Now, after releasing the opening and ending sequences to the Rebirth, Mix Core... Read more...

PD2 Prolly NOT a Launch Title GC

by Max Lake - 3:35 pm EST
Source: RareNet

RareNet Knows Rare and YOU don't. What do they know? For one thing, we shouldn't expect a Perfect Dark sequel too soon...

Contrary to a recent rumor that "half of Rare" was working their fannies off to ensure that a Perfect Dark 2 would be a launch title for GameCube, RareNet comes along with actual info... Apparently, the PD team is only 12 people in number (tho' from recent wanted ads in UK Industry Mags, is looking... Read more...


by Mike Sklens - 1:00 pm EST
Source: FGN Online

Is a Sonic game coming to a Game Boy console? Sega sez "N-0" and you know what that spells!

A spokesperson from Sega of Europe today denied all rumors of Sonic the Hedgehog coming to the Game Boy Color. He also said that Sega of Japan and Sega of America are denying it too. This is too bad, it' would've been sweet to play sonic on the GBC. We'll just have to pray that those Sega/Nintendo RPG rumors are true.



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