April 30, 2000
by Billy Berghammer - 11:00 pm EDT
Source: FGN Online
We repored last week that Ubi Soft may be porting their Evil Twin - Cyprien's Chronicles to the Dolphin. So what actually is it? FGN talked to Jean-Bernard Jacon the producer of the project and he shed some light on the games premise. Since I've been having reoccuring nightmares about Ty killing me in my sleep at E3 Killer Instinct style, I felt it was relevant. Read on!
by Steven Thomas - 11:16 am EDT
Wait, don't get too excited. We quite mean it's out, but the headline isn't inaccurate either.
Well, no, not really .. yet. But, I just popped in my latest copy of Launch, #39, and was suprised to see a link to Datadyne.
It's good to see Nintendo participating in new types of advertising campaigns. One thing they should have done was to provide more information up front about what Datadyne... Read more...
April 28, 2000
by Steven Thomas - 12:18 pm EDT
Source: NY Times
Serious concerns have been raised about Nintendo violating European anti-trust laws.
Is it a me? Or is it Mario Monti? Maybe he's a just upset because we have the same name ..
The New York Times reported that the European Union Commission sent "formal warning" to Nintendo and some of Nintendo's European distributors over the way they distribute Nintendo products in Europe.
April 27, 2000
by Kosta Andreadis - 10:09 am EDT
Ubi Soft seems to be cooking up what could very well be described as Rayman's "Evil Twin"
Hot of the success of Rayman 2, Ubi Soft are venturing once again into the action/adventure market this time with the game Evil Twin — Cyprien's Chronicles. The game follows the exploits of a young orphan, Cyprien, who is tranformed into a world where his deepest and darkest dreams are manifested... Read more...
by Billy Berghammer - 7:52 am EDT
The Nation clan gets a "big" little addition to its ranks and what can we say but CONGRATULATIONS to Justin & Tammy!!!
Justin's a Daddy!! Yep! It's our second staffer to become a father! Here's the vital stats of the new Nation!
Alianna Lee Nation
Born: April 26, 2000 at 8:19 PM
21 inches, 7 and 1.5 pounds
Wooohoo! Our best wishes to Justin and Tammy! Break out the Cigars! So Justin, need a vacation in 2 weeks? You know we still have a pass for you to get into E3! Hehehehe!
April 26, 2000
by Billy Berghammer - 3:24 pm EDT
A humourous Nintendo Power "interview" with Mario. Is-a-bella.
In the latest issue of Nintendo Power (May, 2000) there is an excellent E3 2000 preview. I wasn't expecting to see any major Dolphin news in there. There was one interesting thing to note. Nintendo Power interviews a few of the major Nintendo mascots like Mario, Professor Oak, Banjo, and Link. Mario's interview did have 2 interesting questions, and answers...
April 25, 2000
by Steven Thomas - 9:51 pm EDT
A big GBA / Dolphin announcement at the end of May? Our headline sez it all...
Our big brothers up the street posted the story, that although Nintendo is not scheduled to make any Dolphin or GBA annoucements or showings at this years E3 (Boo! Hiss!), they did mention that they will have some sort of Dolphin / GBA goodness to speak about towards the end of May ... Why wait until then? Beats me, but it probably has something to do with when they make their end of fiscal year announcements.
by Billy Berghammer - 11:58 am EDT
A look at the age old arguement, modern-style.
This has been a rather big arguement lately that has been brewing for a long time. Which is the better gaming platform...the Console or PC. Granted both have their advantages and disadvantages. Personally, I like both. Unfortunately my Commodore 64 is running rather slow to play games like Unreal... Read more...
April 22, 2000
by Billy Berghammer - 10:53 pm EDT
Source: The Magic Box
For the love of all things unholy and not nice...
Rumor Alert! And actually pretty damn scary one too. Microsoft trying to work with Nintendo? The sound of this just makes me want to launch my easter dinner. Magic Box online posted a few things in relation to the Square-Microsoft deal. A couple of rumors who Microsoft tried to hook up with. One being Nintendo. I think Nintendo is doing just fine on their own.
by Billy Berghammer - 10:51 pm EDT
This isn't good...
Steven Kent from MSNBC was on a mission to find out how many developers in Japan have seen Dolphin Dev. Kits. Basically what it came down to was, "Not a whole lot." I would have used his direct analogies to such pop artists as Brittany Spears and Ricky Martin (is he a fan?), but I felt it would be... Read more...
April 21, 2000
by Billy Berghammer - 10:50 pm EDT
Mountain Dew is the fuel of the future.
Yes, we are working all weekend to get Version 3.0 finished for you. The staff here is beyond jacked on the Dew, and bustin' ass to tweak this thing to perfection. If things look weird for a second, and then go normal...don't freak out. We are changing things around the clock to get this ready. Please... Read more...
by Kosta Andreadis - 10:48 pm EDT
The Cybernetic Evil Man speaks.
The new May issue of Forbes magazine includes an interview with Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi (whom they funnily enough referred to as "crusty"). The article covered mostly Nintendo's next-generation plans, which includes both Game Boy Advance and Dolphin. "Gameboys will be used to surf the... Read more...
by Kosta Andreadis - 10:46 pm EDT
It's all good, man.
In a recent interview with MCV, Greg Thomas (vice president of development at Sega) responded to questions regarding their online gaming strategy and his views on the competition. Thomas revealed that Sega is prepared to go head-to-head with all competition, "I don’t care how many polygons X-Box... Read more...
by Kosta Andreadis - 10:41 pm EDT
Source: FGN Online
On behalf of the Interactive Digital Software Association, Peter D. Hart Research Associates have concluded that there are roughly about 145 million Americans regularly playing videogames, a staggering 60 percent of the population above the age of six. The startling news however comes when its revealed... Read more...
April 19, 2000
by Billy Berghammer - 10:34 pm EDT
Bow to your earthly masters. We own you.
I've drank more Mountain Dew in the past week, than I think I ever have before. Heh Heh. God bless the neon yellow good stuff! Oh how I love thee! Well here we are ladies and gentlemen. The unveiling of our new design. Er...sort of. This was a MUCH bigger project than I ever could have anticipated.... Read more...
by Steven Thomas - 10:32 pm EDT
Nintendo announced in a press release that during the month of March, they led all console sales during that month.
According to independent weekly sales data from the NPD Group, the Nintendo 64 captured 46 percent of all console sales in America since the March 6 launch of the 'Funtastic' series... Read more...
April 18, 2000
by Kosta Andreadis - 10:22 pm EDT
If you don't I do.
Nintendo and fellow Dolphin development system manufacturer recently posted job openings to any experienced game developers out there a chance to work with them on Dolphin. The various jobs ranged from game producers for both sporting and adventure games, audio engineers and software engineers. Read the posts below and find out if you have what it takes to work with Nintendo and the Dolphin, nice work if you can get it.
by Billy Berghammer - 10:19 pm EDT
Just relax folks....things will be back to normal very shortly. You'll understand what's going on (hopefully) very soon.
April 17, 2000
by Steven Thomas - 10:17 pm EDT
AGB is your new god. Bow.
Nintendo recently posted a new Q&A on the Game Boy Advance. Go check it out! Most of it is the same old, same old .. but a couple of items of interesting note are the fact that over 70 developers attended Nintendo's recent Game Boy Advance Developers Conference, and that Nintendo expects more than 130 companies support the GBA.
by Billy Berghammer - 10:13 pm EDT
America isn't everything, you know.
Yes, we had a little lapse in our service yesterday. Seems the ISP that's hosting us got DOS'd yesterday. Nice. Personally, I blame Canada. I'm sure it was their fault. I apologize for our downtime. I think everything is back in order, and back to normal now.