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October 31, 2002

MacDougall Speech Highlights

by Rick Powers - 9:04 pm PST
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Too damned lazy to read the words of NOA's head honcho? We've got a recap for you, with some pretty candid stuff!

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The following are some quick quotes and highlights of Peter MacDougall's speech at the Gerard Klauer Mattison Conference on Oct. 30, 2002.

The video game industry is being looked at in a new light, "... an industry which a few years ago was called 'obsolete' and the same industry which today they say is virtually recession-proof."

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Pro Rally races to GameCube

by Billy Berghammer - 8:22 pm PST
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Ubi Soft's GameCube exclusive Rally racer speeds to stores near you!

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Pro Rally has shipped exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube

The Toughest Test of Man and Machine has Arrived

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - October 31, 2002 - Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced Pro Rally® has shipped... Read more...

Adrian Honey, I'm Gold! GC

by Billy Berghammer - 8:17 pm PST
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Did you know November is going to be Rocky month? You do now...

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ROCKY GOES GOLD!

Ubi Soft Gives Gamers a Month Full of Rocky in November

San Francisco, CA - October 31, 2002 - Ubi Soft® Entertainment, one of the world's leading videogame publishers, today announced Rocky for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft... Read more...

New BMX XXX Trailer Online GC

by Jonathan Metts - 2:11 pm PST
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You want more? Of course you do.

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AKA ACCLAIM DEBUTS SECOND 'BMX XXX' ONLINE TRAILER

Builds on Success of Predecessor that was Downloaded More than One Million Times;

2002's Most Talked About Game Across All Next-Generation Systems

GLEN COVE, NY, October 31, 2002 - With the launch... Read more...

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Website GC

by Jonathan Metts - 1:56 pm PST
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Scary. And just in time for Halloween.

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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse(tm) Website Rides On Halloween

3DO's Upcoming Horror Adventure Game Featured on New Site,

www.4horsemen-game.com

SEVENTH LAYER, HELL (October 31, 2002) - Just in time for All Hallow's Eve,

The 3DO Company (Nasdaq: THDO) has launched a website for their upcoming

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New Vids of Blue Roses 3D GBA Engine

by Jonathan Metts - 1:14 pm PST
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The very impressive handheld 3D engine from Raylight Studios is coming along nicely. Check it out in these new videos.

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Raylight Studios, a Game Boy Advance developer based in Italy, has updated its website with several new videos of its BlueRoses polygonal engine for GBA.

As before, the demos generally emulate popular console titles. One looks like Resident Evil, another like Wave... Read more...

New Multiplatform Batman Game Revealed GC

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:48 am PST
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New Batman game? But you don't understand... I'm Batman.

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UBI SOFT ANNOUNCES NEW BATMAN™ ADVENTURE

Batman™ 2 (working title) Scheduled For Worldwide Release On Multiple Platforms In Fall 2003

October 31 2002 - Ubi Soft® Entertainment, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced today that it will... Read more...

Hitman 2 GameCube Bound GC

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:31 am PST
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All these Mature titles on the GameCube are sure to ruin the system! Make them go away!

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Hitman 2 Sets Sights on GameCube

Eidos Interactive, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, announces that the No.1 selling Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is to be released on GameCube. Since its release on PlayStation 2, PC and... Read more...

EA Announces Def Jam Vendetta

by Lasse Pallesen - 7:46 am PST
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If you are interested in underground fight clubs, then take a look at this...

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EA and Def Jam Partner on Def Jam Vendetta for the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube

REDWOOD CITY, California - October 30, 2002 - The world of hip-hop and interactive gaming collide as Def Jam, the undisputed powerhouse of urban music and lifestyle, and Electronic... Read more...

October 30, 2002

Producer Nagoshi shows off F-Zero GCARC

by Bakudan Yoshinoya - 4:49 pm PST
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Amusement Vision President talks about F-Zero GC/AC and shows off new footage.

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The first Tokyo International Computer Graphics Festival (TIGRAF) was held for three days from October 28 to 30. On the 30th, the event featured a game special composed of three segments. One of the segment featured Toshihiro Nagoshi (Super Monkey Ball, Daytona USA and Scud Race) regarding the evolution of driving games and his current involvement with F-Zero GC/AC.

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Shrek: Extra Large ships

by Mike Orlando - 12:50 pm PST
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GameCube owners will soon get their taste of the loveable, green monster. In other news, Shrek is better than Monsters Inc.

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SHREK® MAKES HIS NINTENDO GAMECUBE DEBUT

TDK Mediactive Ships SHREK® EXTRA LARGE

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – Oct. 30, 2002 – TDK Mediactive, Inc. (OTC: TDKM.OB), a global publisher of entertainment software, announced that Shrek® Extra Large has shipped for the Nintendo GameCube. The title will be available at major retail outlets throughout North America.

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GMX Media Announces Kien for GBA

by Karlie Yeung - 12:47 pm PST
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The previously PC-only developer will be releasing a platformer in 2003.

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GMX Media Announces Kien

GMX Media announced its first console game today. The title, Kien, will be released for the Gameboy Advance Console early 2003. Kien is an action/platform game with RPG elements. The player's task is to complete an epic, non-linear quest... Read more...

GameCube is officially online GC

by Mike Orlando - 12:43 pm PST
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Nintendo is very excited about releasing their online adapters, and are celebrating it by revealing a new online game issuing a press release!

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Nintendo Takes You On -- Online

Nintendo Delivers Online Gaming To Consumers Nationwide

REDMOND, Wash.--Oct. 30, 2002--Nintendo of America Inc. this week releases its Broadband Adapter and Modem Adapter that will make it possible to use NINTENDO GAMECUBE(TM) as a platform for Internet-enhanced video game play.

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Spider-Man Starter Kits announced GC

by Mike Orlando - 12:37 pm PST
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Do you feel that you aren't expressing the inner nerd in yourself well enough? Naki has a solution!

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NAKI ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE GAME ACCESSORY BUNDLES TO JUMPSTART HOLIDAY SEASON

BALDWIN PARK, CA - October 30, 2002 - Naki, videogame accessories developer, announces exclusive Spider-Man™ Starter Kits for the PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, and GBA, to meet this year’s holiday gift-shopping demands.

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Nintendo Responds to European Commission Fine

by Karlie Yeung - 12:36 pm PST
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Nintendo has been fined for its practices in Europe during the 1990s, and the total sum is surprisingly large.

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The European Commission has fined Nintendo a total of €167.8 ($165.1) million for breaking anti-trust laws and keeping prices artificially high in certain regions of Europe during 1991-1998. €149 ($146.6) million of the fine is directed at Nintendo with the rest of... Read more...

October 29, 2002

3DO Announces Jacked GC

by Jonathan Metts - 7:35 pm PST
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Motorcycle combat mayhem.

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3DO GETS JACKED(tm) FOR NEXT GENERATION CONSOLES

Combat-Based Motorcycle Racing Title Coming In 2003

REDWOOD CITY, CA (October 29, 2002) - The 3DO Company (Nasdaq: THDO) today

announced that JACKED(tm), a combat-based motorcycle racing game for the

PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox(tm) video game

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Nintendo and Starlight Unveil New Fun Centers

by Billy Berghammer - 2:35 pm PST
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Nintendo, The Starlight Foundation, and even Mena Suvari make hospital stays just that much better for kids...

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Nintendo, Starlight and Mena Suvari Unveil All-New Fun Centers for Hospitalized Children Nationwide

Actress Mena Suvari Unveils All-New Fun Centers

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29, 2002 – At a time when holiday shoppers are top-of-mind for most companies, Nintendo of America Inc. renews its commitment to putting electronic fun in more important places than just store shelves – hospitals.

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Research Shows Sony Ahead In Video Games Market

by Karlie Yeung - 2:13 pm PST
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A market research paper shows that Sony are clearly ahead of the market with Nintendo and Microsoft fighting for second place.

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In-Stat/MDR have made available a market research paper analysing video game sales. The report includes comparisons of online plans by each company, forecasts for the next five years and survey results from consumers.

Sony Dominates Video Game Console Market While Nintendo and Microsoft Battle for Second Place

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Lucas Arts announces UK release of Clone Wars GC

by Karlie Yeung - 1:36 pm PST
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The game will be released a week earlier and is now launching in the same week as the DVD. What a coincidence!

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LUCASARTS' STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS TO BE UNLEASED IN THE UK THE SAME WEEK AS STAR WARS: EPISODE II DVD IS RELEASED

The U.K. release date of the long awaited game inspired by the climactic battle from Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones is brought forward to 15th November 2002

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Tiger on GameCube GC

by Michael Cole - 1:14 pm PST
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Another golfing game chips onto store shelves.

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EA SPORTS Ships Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2003 on Three Platforms

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - October 29, 2002 - Hit the links with Tiger Woods, 14 of his PGA TOUR® friends as well as 12 original design characters in the new Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2003 from Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:... Read more...

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