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January 31, 2006

Flushed Away Game Announced DS

by Jonathan Metts - 11:21 pm EST
Total comments: 3 Source: D3Publisher of America

The oddly titled Dreamworks CG film is, of course, being adapted into a video game.

DreamWorks Animation SKG & D3Publisher of America Sign Worldwide Publishing

Agreement for Flushed Away

First Games Based on the Animated Feature Film Scheduled for Q4 2006

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA), a

publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, today


Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop Released DS

by Michael Cole - 11:20 pm EST
Total comments: 2

Cute little pets make their way to game stores.


Popular Tamagotchi(R) Characters Now Available on Nintendo DS(TM

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (January 31, 2006) – Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today... Read more...

January 28, 2006

Naruto Community Day GC

by Ty Shughart - 11:29 am EST
Total comments: 17

Hands-on with Naruto: Clash of Ninja and Naruto: Ninja Council!

Naruto: Clash of Ninja and Naruto: Ninja Council are being co-published by Tomy and D3Publisher, who were nice enough to invite us out to Naruto Community Day! This includes hands-on with the first English releases of Naruto games, interviews and Q&A, and delicious ramen.

Naruto: Clash of...

January 27, 2006

Revolution FPS from Midway?

by Michael Cole - 2:41 pm EST
Total comments: 7 Source: CreativeHeads

A new job listing suggests Midway is working on a first person shooter for all three next-generation platforms.

Midway has posted a new job listing for a Level Layout Designer on a "Next Generation First Person Shooter." While such a posting is usually unremarkable to the average gamer, this one holds a sliver of encouraging information. Midway lists Nintendo Revolution as a target platform for this Unreal 3 engine-based title.


January 26, 2006

Splinter Cell Double Agent Delayed GC

by Jonathan Metts - 12:19 pm EST
Total comments: 6 Source: Ubisoft

Tom Clancy's latest and greatest won't show up until later this year, but it's still coming to GameCube.

Sam Fisher is returning to GameCube for at least one more mission, but you'll have to wait until the fall to play his newest game. Double Agent was only recently unveiled in print magazines, but Ubisoft wasted little time in revising the game's ship date. Although the official statement below is vague on the actual ship date, the publisher's financial statements, also released today, mention September 2006 as the magic month.


January 25, 2006

Nintendo WFC Hits 3 Million Connections DS

by Karl Castaneda - 2:19 pm EST
Total comments: 13 Source: GameIndustry.biz


According to Nintendo UK General Manager David Yarnton, Nintendo's Wi-Fi service has just recently broken the three million mark as far as confirmed connections. Launching this past November, WFC has quickly grown to be quite popular, with more than an estimated half a million actual [active] users, according to Yarnton. To put that into perspective, it took Xbox Live three years to aquire 2 million subscriptions.


January 24, 2006

Online Tony Hawk American Sk8Land Tournament DS

by Jonathan Metts - 7:32 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: THAS Community Forums

You could win sweet Tony Hawk prizes just for playing the excellent DS version over Nintendo WiFi Connection!

Update: See below for the new start time for the tournament! It's noon on Feb. 4th, not midnight as previously reported.

PGC is proud to help promote the first sanctioned online DS game tournament (that we know of, anyway). User Moellenium in the Tony Hawk's American Sk8Land (THAS) forums has organized a single-elimination tournament, and Activision has been kind enough to donate some great prizes for the winners.


Mother Finally Gives Another Birth GBA

by Karl Castaneda - 3:57 pm EST
Total comments: 15 Source: Starmen

Well, not yet. Japanese gamers can mark their calendars for April 20th, though.

Mother 3 (or EarthBound 2 in North America) has been in development for a very, very long time; after a number of years some fans even considered it vaporware. Fortunately, gamers starved for info were finally thrown a bone this past November. However, even though the game was confirmed to still exist, creator Shigetsao Itoi was reluctant to give a release date.


January 23, 2006

PGC is Hiring!

by Jonathan Metts - 3:06 pm EST
Total comments: 26

The evaluations are underway.

The deadline has passed, and we are now making our final selections from the top applicants. Those selected for the job (probably two people) will be notified later this week.

As always, I am humbled by the enthusiastic response to our volunteer positions. With dozens of great applicants for... Read more...

January 18, 2006

Iwata on Revolution Launch Date Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 8:15 pm EST
Total comments: 26 Source: http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/breaking/iwata-interv...

We're going to be thankful for a lot more than a turkey dinner come Thanksgiving if Iwata holds true to his claim.

Japanese newspaper Sankei Shinbun had a chance to interview Nintendo president Satoru Iwata about his company's plans for the future. Chief among those plans is the Revolution console, and Iwata had some useful things to say on that subject.

The most important thing to come out of the interview... Read more...

Reggie Says Revolution will be 'under $300' Wii

by Michael Cole - 1:14 pm EST
Total comments: 72 Source: CNet News.com

Nintendo’s spokesman reaffirms Nintendo’s affordable pricing with a tangible figure.

In an interview with News.com, Nintendo Vice President Reggie Fils-Aime discusses his company’s New Year’s resolutions.

Most significantly, Reggie reiterates that Nintendo’s new console will be affordable at less than $300.

Since you mentioned pricing, I assume the Revolution will be accessible to gamers for substantially less than $700?


January 16, 2006

ATI Talks About Revolution Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 9:54 pm EST
Total comments: 11 Source: http://www.revolutionreport.com/articles/read/254

An interview doesn't really reveal anything new, but you're still going to read it anyway, aren't you?

Revolution Report was doing the rounds at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, and caught up with John Swinimer of ATI.

The conversation that followed was about ATI's involvement with the Hollywood graphics chip that will help to power Nintendo's upcoming Revolution console. Here's a passage from the interview:


2006 AIAS Awards Finalists Announced DS

by Steven Rodriguez - 8:22 pm EST
Total comments: 5 Source: http://www.interactive.org

Nintendogs Nintendo's best nominated game; Resident Evil 4 notably absent.

The Academy for Interactive Arts and Sciences have revealed the finalists for the ninth annual Interactive Achievements awards. The awards celebrate the best videogames of the year, as voted on by industry peers. The ceremony will take place at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on February 9.


Game Boy Micro at the Golden Globes GBA

by Steven Rodriguez - 7:44 pm EST
Total comments: 17 Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=...

Presenters at the awards ceremony will get a little something to play with after the show.

The Golden Globe Awards are Hollywood's warm-up performance to the Academy Awards that will take place later this year. Just about everyone in Hollywood from television and film was in attendence.

Award presenters for the ceremony receive a gift package valued at over $62,000 for their troubles. Among the items included are a $22,000 trip to the Antarctic, a $15,000 tour of a Canadian diamond mine, and $1,250 pair of jeans.


January 13, 2006

Dragon Quest Creator Praises Revolution DSWii

by Jonathan Metts - 12:15 pm EST
Total comments: 22 Source: Eurogamer

Yuji Horii comments on the controller's interactive potential.

At a London press event for the European release of Dragon Quest VIII on PS2, the creator of the RPG series mentioned his feelings about the Revolution controller. From Eurogamer:

I like the idea of interactivity with the hardware, so there, where you mention the Nintendo controller, it's a... Read more...

Rockman ZX Official Website Opens DS

by Jonathan Metts - 11:24 am EST
Total comments: 4 Source: Capcom

Capcom reveals the first original DS game for the Blue Bomber.

Following its debut in a Japanese magazine this week, Rockman ZX now has its own official website (in Japanese). Rockman is the Japanese name for the character known elsewhere as Mega Man, and this is his first original game for Nintendo DS.

The website doesn't have much information yet, but...

Nintendo Comments on DS Redesign Rumors DS

by Jonathan Metts - 11:03 am EST
Total comments: 27 Source: Nintendo of America

Move along, nothing to see here.

You may have heard rumors this week that Nintendo is about to announce the widely expected redesign for its Nintendo DS system. However, Nintendo of America has issued this statement:

"Clearly, Nintendo DS continues to be one of the most popular and talked-about video game systems available.... Read more...

New Year's Present From Iwata in Animal Crossing DS

by Mike Sklens - 10:59 am EST
Total comments: 18 Source: 4 Color Rebellion

Hop online and get yours now!

4 Color Rebellion has discovered a nice little gift from Nintendo in Animal Crossing Wild World. Fans who log on to Nintendo WiFi Connection can receive a letter and present from Nintendo's president, Satoru Iwata. To get the present follow these simple steps.

Go talk to Copper and tell him you want to sign on to Nintendo WFC.


January 11, 2006

Merrick Leaves Nintendo

by Steven Rodriguez - 6:51 pm EST
Total comments: 15 Source: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/news.php?aid=13996

The man who liked talking about Nintendo's plans more than anyone else won't be doing it anymore.

Jim Merrick has been working for Nintendo for almost 12 years, and today he's calling it quits. The former marketing head of Nintendo Europe was slated to return to Nintendo of America, but apparently he had second thoughts and decided to leave altogether.

The official company line? "After...

January 10, 2006

Nintendo Conducts Survey for its Virtual Console Wii

by Michael Cole - 7:54 pm EST
Total comments: 65 Source: Joystiq

A survey reveals proposed plans for Revolution's retro gaming features. Preliminary games list inside!

Nintendo (through a third party) is conducting a closed survey on its Virtual Console feature for the Revolution—more specifically, proposed pricing and menu schemes. Joystiq reports details and screen captures of the survey.

Although reported content merely shows what Nintendo is considering,... Read more...


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