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February 28, 2003

Miyamoto D.I.C.E. Roundtable Highlights GC

by Steven Rodriguez - 2:52 pm EST
Total comments: 17

What's this? Donkey Kong, mystery developers, and Britney Spears? A must-read article filled with need-to-know information!

Billy just called in from Las Vegas with an update on the D.I.C.E. Roundtable, which included Shigeru Miyamoto. We managed to wring out some interesting information from the legend for you, so check out the highlights:

Miyamoto had confirmed to us what he had said before and what Konami had said... Read more...

Silicon Knights Update GC

by Jonathan Metts - 11:04 am EST
Total comments: 11 Source: Silicon Knights

We interviewed Denis Dyack at D.I.C.E. Here are a few snippets.

PGC got the chance to speak with Silicon Knights president Denis Dyack this morning in Las Vegas. The full interview will be posted later this weekend, but here are a few choice selections:

Silicon Knights is currently working on multiple titles. Dyack would not say exactly how many there are.


February 27, 2003

Sega Buyout Talks Re-emerge

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:05 pm EST
Total comments: 18 Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones

Microsoft is still in the mix, of course, but a new player has come to the rumor party this time around.

Although the company has been profiting lately, the fact is that Sega is still pretty deep in red ink. Though hints of someone scooping up Sega have been dropped ever since it pulled out of the hardware business, another article has popped up suggesting that Sega is in for a buyout soon.

Microsoft...

AIAS Winners from D.I.C.E.! GC

by Jonathan Metts - 10:03 pm EST
Total comments: 24

Find out what games on Nintendo systems won awards tonight at the "Oscars" of gaming.

Billy just phoned in from Las Vegas with a live update on the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences award winners. Following is a list of all winners that have appeared or will soon appear on GameCube or GBA.

Console Game of the Year - Splinter Cell

Handheld Game of the Year - Metroid Fusion


Metal Gear Solid on GameCube - CONFIRMED

by Jonathan Metts - 6:15 pm EST
Total comments: 26 Source: Official Konami Website

Konami's website confirms that a Metal Gear Solid game is in development for GameCube.

An administrator at Konami's website's official message boards has confirmed that recent rumors of a Metal Gear Solid title for GameCube are indeed true.

I might as be the first to tell you all. I can tell you that YES, just as Mr. Miyamoto stated, a metal gear game for the GC is in development, but honestly, that is all the info that is available.


New GC Dev Tools from SN Systems GC

by Jonathan Metts - 9:20 am EST
Source: SN Systems Press Release

GameCube developers now have a new resource to help them tune up their games.

"ProDG Plus" for Nintendo GameCube

BRISTOL, UK: 24th February 2003

SN Systems will be exhibiting on stand 1022 at GDC 2003 where they will be presenting their latest product "ProDG Plus" for Nintendo GameCube.

Going one step further than its ProDG predecessor, ProDG Plus unites two... Read more...

February 26, 2003

Square Unveils Seiken Densetsu for GBA GBA

by Jonathan Metts - 12:17 pm EST
Total comments: 8 Source: Official Square Website

The precursor to Secret of Mana is getting a major revival and overhaul on Game Boy Advance.

Although Seiken Densetsu for GBA was announced a while back, and there have been a few screens released, no one really knew much about the game until now. Square has updated its Japanese website with plenty of new info on the game, plus some new media that we'll try to have uploaded soon.

According...

February 25, 2003

Network Play in Pikmin 2? GC

by Jonathan Metts - 9:15 pm EST

The screenshots are trying to tell you something.

Multiplayer has been just about the only sure thing regarding Pikmin 2 since the game was first confirmed a few months ago. Most people assumed the feature would manifest in a split-screen mode, and sure enough, the first set of screenshots released include a look at the horizontal split-screen mode... Read more...

THQ needs your help to help shape WrestleMania XIX GC

by Rick Powers - 8:57 pm EST
Total comments: 4 Source: THQ

Did you find WrestleMania X8 for GameCube disappointing? If so, put your mind to work and tell THQ how to make the game better!

THQ is asking for WWE fans to help out, and give constructive feedback to help shape future WWE Wrestling games.

Specifically, they want to you to rank the importance of certain features in wrestling games, which features you liked best in SmackDown: Shut Your Mouth (for PS2, if you played it), What you thought of certain new features in the game, and what you'd like to see most in the future.


What's going on with Zelda Pre-Orders GC

by Rick Powers - 5:43 pm EST
Total comments: 14

Rumors are swirling that stores are running out of Bonus Discs and that Nintendo is ending the pre-order campaign. What's going on?

We've heard for the past week and a half all of the rumors and complaints from gamers and retailers alike that Nintendo is ending the pre-order campaign for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and that retailers like GameStop have run out of the bonus disc and are being told not to expect any more.


Konami Ships Evolution Snowbarding

by Steven Rodriguez - 2:28 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

Get some GameCube snowboarding action for a good price!


REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. - February 25, 2003 - Leading video game publisher Konami of America, Inc. announced today that Evolution Snowboarding for Nintendo GameCube™ has shipped to retail outlets nationwide.

Evolution...

Analysts Recommend Nintendo Turn Third-Party

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:40 am EST
Total comments: 51 Source: Press Release

The numbers never lie. Also, analysts recommend that pigs should fly in the very near future.

Strategy Analytics: Nintendo Likely to Lose GameCube Gamble

Microsoft's XBox Will Gain Ground In This Year's 36 Million Unit Console Market

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 25, 2003--The number of users of advanced games consoles soared by 128 percent in 2002, reaching 56.3 million worldwide,... Read more...

Nintendo down for the count? Not even close.

by Rick Powers - 10:02 am EST
Source: The Inquirer

Nintendo may be in second place in sales, but no one is making more money.

Pundits are quick to proclaim that Nintendo is on the ropes, that they'll pull out of the hardware market and focus on software like former rival Sega. Nintendo denies the possibility, and a new report has been released that proves just that.

In a 600 page report released by DFC Intelligence... Read more...

Konami Gets New Logo

by Billy Berghammer - 6:58 am EST
Total comments: 18

To celebrate their 30th birthday, Konami shows a new skin.

Konami Corporation will renew its group brand logo design to mark its 30th anniversary on March 19th, 2003.

The new brand logo was chosen as Konami's internal and external brand identity to symbolize the expansion of Konami Group's business field and its scheduled shift to becoming a holding company. The new logo will take effect worldwide from April 1st, 2003.


Tune Your GameCube Games

by Billy Berghammer - 6:54 am EST
Total comments: 1

SN Systems to exhibit their new GameCube development tools package.

"ProDG Plus" for Nintendo GameCube

BRISTOL, UK: 24th February 2003 SN Systems will be exhibiting on stand 1022 at GDC 2003 where they will be presenting their latest product "ProDG Plus" for Nintendo GameCube.

Going one step further than its ProDG predecessor, ProDG Plus unites two of SN... Read more...

February 24, 2003

Capcom to Deliver a New GBA Zelda

by Ed Shih - 9:53 pm EST
Total comments: 5 Source: Power Unlimited

An interview in Power Unlimited reveals more Zelda GBA goodness coming thanks to Capcom. There's another reason to go to E3 this year!

Dutch gaming magazine Power Unlimited recently sat down with Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma for an exclusive interview to discuss the upcoming Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. In the interview, it was revealed that Capcom is making another handheld Zelda game for the GBA and that this new game... Read more...

DigiPen Profiled in Rolling Stone Magazine

by Jonathan Metts - 11:57 am EST
Total comments: 19 Source: Rolling Stone

The Nintendo-supported game development school is featured in a revealing full-length article.

The Feb. 20 issue of Rolling Stone magazine features a detailed look into DigiPen, the famous game development school located just down the street from Nintendo of America headquarters. The school has deep ties to Nintendo, and many graduates go on to be hired by NOA's internal development firm, Nintendo Software Technologies (which is run by the school's president, Claude Comair).


Samus To Invade Europe GC

by Billy Berghammer - 11:43 am EST
Total comments: 4

Europe to receive exclusive Metroid bundle!


METROID PRIME launches on NINTENDO GAMECUBE in a €5 Million European Marketing Campaign

Nintendo and Retro Studios have combined their creative genius to bring the video game event of the year, the long awaited release of Metroid Prime, exclusive to... Read more...

Ignition to Distribute Budget GBA Titles

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:51 am EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

Europe will start getting some ­£15 GBA titles from the company, with games on other platforms in other regions to follow.

IVP Technology Corporation's Subsidiary Ignition Entertainment Announces International Distribution Agreements for Nintendo Game Boy­® Advance Titles

Distribution Agreements for North America, UK, Spain, France and Benelux

TORONTO and LONDON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IVP Technology... Read more...

February 22, 2003

New Info on Made in Wario GBA

by Jonathan Metts - 7:38 pm EST
Total comments: 6 Source: Nintendo Dream

Who wants some two-second mini-games?

The latest issue of Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream contains shocking new information on one of Nintendo's newest GBA titles, Made in Wario (the North American version is called Wario Ware, Inc., Mega Microgame$). Previously it was known that the game would be a collection of mini-games, but we didn't know what they would involve or what kind of structure tied them all together.



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