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October 31, 2005

Merrick Talks More Revolution

by Steven Rodriguez - 8:27 pm PST
Total comments: 27 Source: MeriStation.com (Spanish)

It's all good news, except that we're going to need to wait until 2006 to see some games.

MeriStation, a games website based in Spain, got the chance to talk with Nintendo of Europe's Director of Marketing Jim Merrick. Merrick has given up some good information on Nintendo's next-generation plans lately, and this latest interview is no exception.

On the Revolution front, the plans... Read more...

October 27, 2005

King Kong Goes Gold on GameCube GC

by Jon Lindemann - 3:17 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Press Release

Michel Ancel's new game is finished and ready for manufacturing.

UBISOFT ANNOUNCES PETER JACKSON’S KING KONG: THE OFFICIAL GAME OF THE MOVIE HAS GONE GOLD

Award-winning Video Game Creator and Three-Time Academy Award® Winner Finalize Video Game and Launch Date

SAN FRANCISCO — October 27, 2005 — Today Ubisoft announced that Peter Jackson’s King... Read more...

October 26, 2005

What are those green links on PGC?

by Jonathan Metts - 8:24 am PDT
Total comments: 48

Here's what you need to know about IntelliTXT.

Most of you have probably seen those green, double-underlined contextual links on other websites. Now they're on PGC too, and they work exactly the same way. These links are activated by software called IntelliTXT, which scans the pages after they load and creates links for certain words that match... Read more...

Nintendo Licenses DS Handwriting Technology DS

by Robert Graves - 4:09 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Zi Corp Press Release

Now it's just a question of what will they do with it...

Zi Corporation Licenses Decuma Handwriting Recognition to Nintendo Co., Ltd. for Nintendo DS

Zi's Decuma Technology to Simplify Handwriting Input and Recognition for Game Users

CALGARY, AB, October 26, 2005 - Zi Corporation (Nasdaq: ZICA) (TSX: ZIC), a leading provider of intelligent interface... Read more...

Gunstar Super Heroes Ships GBA

by Michael Cole - 2:54 am PDT
Total comments: 10

Get your Treasure fix this week!

SEGA'S AWARD-WINNING GUNSTAR SUPER HEROES CHARGES INTO STORES THIS WEEK

SAN FRANCISCO (October 25, 2005) – Awarded GBA Game of E3 2005 by IGN.com; and dubbed Best Game Boy® Advance Game at E3 by GameSpot.com: SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced the release of Gunstar Super Heroes™, the... Read more...

Sega Ships Spartan: Total Warrior GC

by Michael Cole - 2:52 am PDT
Discuss in talkback!

Epic, ancient battles await you on the GameCube.

SEGA SHIPS SPARTAN: TOTAL WARRIOR

Bodies Litter Battlefields of Greece and Rome; Player is Center of Multiplatform Epic

SAN FRANCISCO (October 25, 2005) - SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced the release of Spartan: Total Warrior for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system,... Read more...

Nintendo Aims for Global Launch, More Sales Wii

by Michael Cole - 1:37 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: GameSpot, Nikkei Business

Satoru Iwata says his company hopes to launch Revolution in multiple regions simultaneously.

GameSpot reports that in an interview with Nikkei Business, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata confirmed the Revolution launch will be sometime next fiscal year (starting in April). Iwata also says Nintendo wants to synchronize the regional launches "as much as possible."

Iwata also reiterated... Read more...

October 24, 2005

Electroplankton Gets US Release Date DS

by Daniel Bloodworth - 7:06 pm PDT
Total comments: 41 Source: Nintendo

Available January 9th, but only online and at Nintendo World Store.

Did You Know? Nintendo's Musical Electroplankton Strikes a Chord on Jan. 9

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The artistic musical experience

Electroplankton(TM) will begin making beautiful music in the United States on

Jan. 9. This should come as welcome news to gamers and music fans who have

Read more...

Arcade Treasures 3 Now on GameCube GC

by Steven Rodriguez - 12:15 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

Midway finally releases its classic racing game compilation to eager Nintendo fans.

Midway Arcade Treasures 3 for Nintendo GameCube™ Now on Store Shelves

Midway Arcade Treasures™ 3 for the Nintendo GameCube™, a compilation of eight classic Midway arcade racing games, has shipped to retailers nationwide today and will be available for $19.99 MSRP.

Midway Arcade Treasures... Read more...

October 19, 2005

Dig Dug Digging Strike Ships DS

by Robert Graves - 9:03 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Namco Press Release

It's on the way, and it could be burrowing under your feet right now!

DIG DUG(R) DIGGING STRIKE BURROWS INTO RETAIL STORES

Arcade Classic Resurfaces on the Nintendo DS(TM) with a Dual Screen Twist

and Brand-New Challenges

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (October 19, 2005) - Leading video games developer and

publisher Namco Hometek Inc. today announced that Dig Dug Digging Strike has

Read more...

Metroid Prime Pinball Rolls Up DS

by Robert Graves - 7:25 am PDT
Total comments: 25 Source: Nintendo Press Release

It's coming on October 24, and it's not alone...

Metroid Prime Pinball: Pickin' Up Good Vibrations On Oct. 24

Vibrating Rumble Pak Helps Players Explore Creative Ways to 'Feel' Their Games

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 19, 2005 – The Oct. 24 launch of Metroid® Prime Pinball will bring all the bumping, flipping and tilting of a real pinball table... Read more...

October 18, 2005

Looney Tunes Double Pack Ships

by Robert Graves - 10:05 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Majesco Press Release

Sufferin' succotash!

MAJESCO ENTERTAINMENT AND WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT

INTRODUCE 'LOONEY TUNES(tm) DOUBLE PACK' FOR GAME BOY(r) ADVANCE

Two Exciting New Games on One Cartridge for $19.99

EDISON, N.J., October 18, 2005 - Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, and other

favorites from the Looney Tunes gang... Read more...

October 16, 2005

Revolution in "Later Half" of 2006? Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 5:50 pm PDT
Total comments: 40 Source: Nintendo Power Line

Information on Nintendo's game counseling hotline says so.

Nintendo of America's game counseling hotline, the Nintendo Power Line (425-885-7529), also features news on upcoming games and systems. If you listen to the current version of their news section, you can select an option to hear about the next-generation Revolution console. It features an introduction that contains a very interesting piece of information. Here's a word-for-word transcript:

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October 14, 2005

Nintendo Wi-Fi Menu Details Exposed DS

by Michael Cole - 10:33 pm PDT
Total comments: 57 Source: PGC Reader Scott Rubin

PGC Reader Scott Rubin reports from DigitalLife with much-desired details on the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection menu. WEP support explicitly confirmed.

PGC Reader Scott Rubin attended the DigitalLife exposition on Friday and was clever enough to look into the Nintendo Wi-Fi menu system. Both Animal Crossing: Wild World and Mario Kart DS include this standardized menu, which includes most of the features over which fans have expressed concern.

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Spielberg Goes Digital With EA

by Mike Sklens - 1:42 pm PDT
Total comments: 20 Source: EA Press Release

Spielberg is doing three for EA

EA AND STEVEN SPIELBERG TEAM UP TO DEVELOP THREE ORIGINAL VIDEOGAMESLOS ANGELES, CALIF., - October 14, 2005 – In a ground-breaking long term agreement, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg will be collaborating with the game makers at EA’s... Read more...

Nintendo Shows Upcoming Games at Digital Life

by Michael Cole - 10:11 am PDT
Total comments: 1

Check out Animal Crossing: Wild World, Mario Kart DS, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time and more RIGHT NOW in New York!

DID YOU KNOW?

NINTENDO OFFERS SNEAK PEEK AT UPCOMING GAMES AT DIGITALLIFE TRADE SHOW

Oct. 13, 2005

Nintendo will reveal unreleased games to the public at the DigitalLife Trade Show Oct. 14 to Oct. 16. In conjunction with Cosmopolitan magazine, Nintendo will be hosting a lounge area... Read more...

October 12, 2005

Mario Kart DS Bundle Announced DS

by Michael Cole - 5:05 pm PDT
Total comments: 19

Get a hot-rod red DS with decals, a checkered wrist strap and a copy of Mario Kart DS for just $149.99!

Did You Know?

Mario Kart DS Bundle Burns Rubber with Red-Hot Nintendo DS

On Nov. 28, Nintendo will offer a special bundle of the new Wi-Fi-enabled Mario Kart ® DS racing game with the fifth new Nintendo DS ™ color, Hot Rod Red (artwork attached). The package will be available... Read more...

October 11, 2005

Sonic Advance & Sonic Pinball Combo Announced GBA

by Michael Cole - 6:11 pm PDT
Total comments: 8

Sega will be re-releasing two GBA classics on one cart next month.

SEGA OFFERS GAME BOY ADVANCE OWNERS A DOUBLE DOSE OF SONIC

Two Fun Sonic games…One Great Value

SAN FRANCISCO (October 6, 2005) -- SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that it will publish Sonic Advance™ & Sonic Pinball Party™ Combo Pack for the Game Boy® Advance. This value package gives gamers two of Sonic's most exciting handheld adventures on a single cartridge.

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October 10, 2005

Ubisoft Announces 'Dogz' GBA

by Karl Castaneda - 1:44 pm PDT
Total comments: 23 Source: Press Release

"Woof woof! Look at me! I'm money!"

UBISOFT TO PUBLISH DOGZ VIDEO GAME EXCLUSIVELY FOR NINTENDO GAME BOY ADVANCE IN NOVEMBER

First Puppy Simulation Game Available for Game Boy Advance Owners

SAN FRANCISCO - October 10, 2005 - Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest

video game publishers, announced that it has signed an exclusive licensing

Read more...

October 6, 2005

Atari Gets Totally Spies License GBA

by Michael Cole - 6:14 pm PDT
Total comments: 6

Two French companies work together.

Hit TV Show from Marathon Animation to Make its Way to Multiple Video Game Platforms

NEW YORK, Oct. 4: Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) and Marathon Animation today announced the companies have completed a licensing deal to bring the Totally Spies property to multiple video game platforms. Totally... Read more...

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