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June 30, 2005

Reggie Interviewed on Revolution

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:00 pm EDT
Total comments: 37 Source: 1UP

The mystery controller, the GB Micro, the DS online and more!

Electronic Gaming Monthly was granted an intervew with Nintendo's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, the one and only Reginald Fils-Aime. The boys at EGM asked some tough questions to Reggie, and surprisingly Reggie shot back by actually giving answers. You can pick up the newest issue of the magazine for the full feature, but EGM's partner site 1UP.com has the interview available to read online.


June 29, 2005

GBA Movie Kiosks in Japan

by Mike Sklens - 2:38 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Japan Game Blog

Get your Pokemon episodes on the go.

A Japanese company, AM3, has developed a new kiosk that lets users download movies to their Game Boy Advance. Using their technology, which seems similar to Nintendo's Play-Yan device, consumers have been able to buy anime episodes on SmartMedia cards and play them on their GBAs via a special adaptor.


Blizzard Announces BlizzCon GC

by Daniel Bloodworth - 11:34 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Blizzard

Fans will be able question developers and compete this October in Southern California.

On Tuesday, Blizzard announced the first convention for fans of the Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo games. The convention will take place on October 28th and 29th in Orange County, California.

The convention will hold Q&A sessions with the developers of World of Warcraft and Starcraft: Ghost.... Read more...

Premier Manager 2005-2006 Announced for Europe GBA

by Lasse Pallesen - 5:26 am EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Press Release

The soccer manager sim will be released for GBA in August.


ZOO digital are pleased to announce the latest instalment of the Premier Manager series 2005-2006. The multi-million selling series once again enters the race to become top of the league with budding football managers.

The game has been overhauled in terms of presentation... Read more...

June 28, 2005

Fantastic 4 Releases To Retailers GC

by Karl Castaneda - 3:38 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

Get fantastic with four new heroes, coming to the GBA and GameCube.


Nintendo Power Gets A Design Overhaul

by Jonathan Metts - 10:36 am EDT
Total comments: 29 Source: Press Release

August issue to contain a DVD featuring the Zelda trailer in 5.1 surround.

Top Designers Perform Major Overhaul of Nintendo Power Magazine

August Issue Will Contain DVD Trailer of

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

REDMOND, Wash., June 28 -- The oldest video game magazine is

now also the hippest. Seventeen-year-old Nintendo Power® has decided to


Nintendo DS Sells One Million in Europe DS

by Lasse Pallesen - 3:37 am EDT
Total comments: 15 Source: Nintendo Europe

That's one million less than two million but one million more than the PSP.

According to Nintendo of Europe, Nintendo DS sales have reached one million in Europe. The DS launched on the 11th March 2005 in the region, and it sold 500,000 units in its first three weeks alone.

Jim Merrick, Senior Director, European Marketing, Nintendo of Europe had this to say:


June 27, 2005

Play-Yan Gets an Upgrade GBA

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:50 pm EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n08/playan/firmware/inde...

The PSP isn't the only one that can get firmware updates, you know.

Owners of the GBA Play-Yan Media Player will soon be able to upgrade the unit's movie playback capabilty. An update is in the works that will allow for higher-quality MP4 format movies to be displayed, as well as the addition to listen to them in high-quality stereo sound. Currently, the Play-Yan is only capable of playing back ASF format MPEG-4 video in mono sound.


June 24, 2005

Konami Announces U.S. King of Games GBA

by Karl Castaneda - 7:44 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

I'm tempted to use the phrase, "Someone has been Yu-Gi-Ohned."


Five Talented Duelists Advance to the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2005 Tournament in Tokyo , Japan

REDWOOD CITY , Calif. - June 24, 2005 - Konami Digital Entertainment... Read more...

New Zelda Info from Aonuma GC

by Jonathan Metts - 3:27 pm EDT
Total comments: 37 Source: Wired News

The director comments on voice acting in Twilight Princess and Zelda DS controls.

A recently published article from Wired News, based on interviews at E3 last month, includes some new information on upcoming Zelda titles, including the mysterious DS incarnation of the series.

Eiji Aonuma, who is the director of Twilight Princess for GameCube and is directly handling the next... Read more...

June 23, 2005

Website Aims to Change Nintendo's HD Policy Wii

by Jonathan Metts - 2:32 pm EDT
Total comments: 55 Source: 1080up

Gaming activists have created an entire website devoted to bringing high-definition capabilities to Revolution.

After Nintendo's recent confirmation that Revolution is not currently set to include support for HDTV resolutions, strong reactions on several sides of the issue have come from fans and the media alike. Our own David Trammell recently wrote an editorial on the subject, and he may not be the last PGC staff member to weigh in.


June 22, 2005

Activision Reveals New True Crime Location GC

by Jonathan Metts - 12:41 pm EDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Activision

Be a bad cop in New York City.

After weeks of teasing, Activision finally announced the location of the next True Crime game today. The game's official website now features a logo for True Crime: New York City, the new official title. More information will be released on the website, starting in mid-July, but you can probably... Read more...

SAG Backs Out of Voice Acting Contract

by Steven Rodriguez - 9:14 am EDT
Total comments: 23 Source: Los Angeles Times

AFTRA is still going through with the new deal, but the Screen Actors' Guild decides it's still not a fair one and pulls out.

Eariler this month, the two unions and game publishers reached an agreement on increasing payments to voice actors featured in videogames. It was a reluctant agreement, however, since Hollywood was looking for the game industry to offer residual payments to actors who star in top-selling games.


Buena Vista Ships Disney's Herbie: Fully Loaded GBA

by Lasse Pallesen - 8:20 am EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

Just in time for the movie, which premieres today.


Racing Game Inspired By Upcoming Feature Film Arrives At Retail For Game Boy® Advance

BURBANK, Calif. — (June 21, 2005) — Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The... Read more...

June 16, 2005

Bomberman Ships To Retail DS

by Karl Castaneda - 5:43 pm EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Press Release

And come June 21st, it can be yours.

June 16, 2005 - Today, Ubisoft announced that Bomberman for Nintendo DS is

shipping for retail this week and will be available at North American

retailers by June 21, 2005.

The Bomberman series returns with Bomberman for Nintendo DS, boasting the

first eight-player wireless LAN action for the Nintendo DS system and


June 14, 2005

Video Game Auction Site Launches

by Lasse Pallesen - 10:29 am EDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Press Release

It promises to revolutionise the sale of videogames.


Exciting new auction site attracts members from around the world before official launch!

14/06/05 - A brand-new gaming auction portal goes live this week and promises to revolutionise the sale of videogames and related items online, thanks to a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use new listings system.


PC Games from Strategy First Coming to the DS DS

by Lasse Pallesen - 7:07 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

The Jagged Alliance and the Disciples franchises are among the ones getting the DS treatment.


Montreal, Canada. June 14, 2005. Software publisher Strategy First, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Silverstar Holdings, Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSTR), and Pocket PC Studios are happy to announce a new contractual relationship that will make Strategy First's PC titles available on the Nintendo DS.


June 13, 2005

Revolution Eschews High Definition Wii

by Jonathan Metts - 5:59 pm EDT
Total comments: 75 Source: NOA

Nintendo says HD is not the future.

First they removed component video support from the GameCube; now Nintendo has confirmed that the Revolution will not be supporting high definition video outputs, such as 1080i and 1080p. Sony and Microsoft have already announced support for such formats with their respective next-gen consoles.


Nintendo Ships Kirby: Canvas Curse for DS DS

by Jon Lindemann - 2:00 pm EDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Press Release

The pink puffball is back.

Nintendo announced today that the latest game in the Kirby franchise, Kirby: Canvas Curse, has shipped to stores.

Besides looking like another excellent addition to the Kirby series, Canvas Curse is notable for the fact that the DS stylus is its primary control method. Kirby has been turned... Read more...

June 9, 2005

Voice Actors Reach Agreement with Publishers

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:42 pm EDT
Total comments: 20 Source: Reuters

A new deal with voice actors will see a pay increase up front for game vocals, but no long-term residual payments.

The Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists have struck a three-and-a-half year agreement with videogame publishers to see that voice actors used in videogames are fairly compensated for their work. The previous deal expired at the end of 2004.

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