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Video Game News from March 2004





Filed Under: Xbox

Splinter CellDomitille Doat, the producer of "Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow", recently revealed in an Ubisoft online chat that both the Xbox and PC versions of the game have gold master copies. This confirms Sam Fisher's next expionage adventure will be released in North America on March 25, just one day ahead of the European release. The PS2 and GameCube versions of the game have been pushed back to a late spring/early summer release date.

Posted by Lunabean on March 9, 2004 1:45 PM |

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Infinium - Before even having a product to sell, Infinium Labs Inc. has declared their second four-for-one stock increase since going public at the beginning of the year, increasing the number of authorized shares from 50 million to 200 million shares.

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Posted by Lunabean on March 21, 2004 1:55 PM |


Filed Under: Xbox

Splinter Cell - Microsoft today announced a limited edition offer to our friends across the pond. Gamers can purchase "Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow", a Live headset and 12 months subscription to Xbox Live for only ?59.99 UK (?89.99). We'd be a little happier about it if the price reflected more of a savings, and if it were to be sold in the US, but we're just happy reporting any and all "Splinter Cell: PT" news.

Posted by Lunabean on March 21, 2004 2:06 PM |

Filed Under: Xbox

No XboxNEXT - The Wall Street Journal is today reporting that Microsoft is "laying plans to drop the price of its Xbox videogame console in coming week". Under the plan, Microsoft would lower its price on the Xbox by early April to $149 from $179.

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Posted by Lunabean on March 21, 2004 2:09 PM |

Filed Under: Xbox

This is an Xbox test...

Posted by Lunabean on March 21, 2004 5:36 PM |

Filed Under: GameCube

Nintendo - According to Gamesindustry.biz Nintendo will be showing Metroid Prime 2 and Wind Waker 2 at its pre-E3 news conference in May. In addition to these two power house sequels, Nintendo will be showing their new handheld, the DS as well. Wind Waker 2 is rumored to be out by the end of this year. Nintendo is back in the ballgame.

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Posted by Lunabean on March 22, 2004 4:37 PM |

Filed Under: General Gaming

brain game - Thanks to the BBC for reporting that scientists at the University College Dublin have created a video game that you control with brain waves. Sure, it's just balacing a character on the screen by looking at one flashing box or another, but soon I might be able to make Link do a spin attack just by thinking about it.


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Posted by Lunabean on March 22, 2004 4:43 PM |

Filed Under: Xbox

Kotor 2 - The very first RPG that Allison and I actually liked will be getting a sequel. According to Gamegossip the June issues of both Electronic Gaming Monthly and Computer Gaming World will reveal the details. Also, Bioware's (the maker of the first KOTOR) new partner in crime, Obsidian will be in charge of this sequel. We can't wait.

Posted by Lunabean on March 22, 2004 4:47 PM | | Comments (1)

Filed Under: GameCube

Game Sales - Thanks to Gamesindustry.biz for reporting the US sales charts for Februrary. In the number one spot is Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles for the GameCube; quite coup for the console with the lowest installed base. I'm surprised James Bond: EON came in 5th on the PS2 and 10th on the Xbox. Halo outsold it on the Xbox. I would've thought the Bond name and great reviews would have made it a better seller. Jet Li: Rise to Honor at the number 6 slot is also surprising to me because I just didn't think the world needed another crappy game.


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Posted by Lunabean on March 22, 2004 4:54 PM |

Filed Under: Xbox

Splinter Cell - While no official press release has been issued by Ubisoft, "Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow" is slated to ship today. Our local Gamestop and EB say it's possible to get the game in today's afternoon shipment, but it's more likely to hit the shelves tomorrow. Ah, Sam, we're so close to being together again.

Posted by Lunabean on March 23, 2004 12:58 PM | | Comments (3)

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EAElectronic Arts has given $8 million to the University of Southern California to fund a games-focused master's degree program within USC's prestigious School of Cinema-Television. With demand being so high for cutting-edge games, and the talent behind the creation of such cutting-edge games being few and far between, EA looks at this as an investment in their own future.

Continue reading "EA Funds Master's in Gaming at USC"
Posted by Lunabean on March 23, 2004 3:45 PM | | Comments (1)

Filed Under: GameCube | Xbox

Four SwordsOne hero just isn't enough to tackle the challenges found in "The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures", coming June 7 exclusively for Nintendo GameCube. So everyone's favorite champion, Link, uses the power of the Four Sword to split himself into four copies. The four Links must work together to save Princess Zelda.

Continue reading "Zelda: Four Swords Gets a Date"
Posted by Lunabean on March 23, 2004 6:17 PM |


Filed Under: GameCube | General Gaming | PS2 | Xbox

In more NYC news, a Times Square billboard is allowing anyone with a cellphone to play a racing game for all to watch. The billboard, sponsored by Yahoo! Autos, can be accessed by calling a 800 number. When it's your turn, you will either race against a computer or someone else standing in Times Square with you. No steeting is involved in the game, but speed is controlled with the "2" and "8" buttons. This way, anyone with any old cell phone can play the very public game.


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Posted by Lunabean on March 25, 2004 11:51 AM |

Filed Under: Xbox

GameOn NY, a division of Expo International, will launch a consumer video game show to be held at Madison Square Garden November 12-14, 2004. Major software publishers, hardware and peripheral manufactures, retailers, media companies and online destinations will be represented at the show which is touting itself as a way for casual and hardcore gamers with discretionary income to get in front of the hottest games and hardware during the peak holiday buying season.


Expo Details

Posted by Lunabean on March 25, 2004 11:53 AM |

Filed Under: Xbox

N Gage
Thanks to GamesIndustry.biz for their report out of the Game Developers Conference revealing the few, but important, details Nokia has released about the N-Gage 2. Nokia seems to want to get the word out, first and foremost, that the mobile gaming device will have its speaker and earpiece mounted on the face, rather than on the side, as is the case with the original N-Gage. Nokia also wants it to be known that the new version has fixed the problem of game swapping. Apparently, it is no longer a twelve step process to change games.


Posted by Lunabean on March 25, 2004 11:55 AM | | Comments (1)

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Yesterday at the Game Developers Conference in San Jose, awards were handed out at both the Fourth Annual Game Developers Choice Awards and the Sixth Annual Independent Games Festival. The big winners at the Game Developers Choice awards were "Call of Duty", "The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time", and "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" (which won game of the year). At the Independant Games Festival, where the average budget for games entered was $5,800 with an average of 1.8 developers working an average of 5 months, we were happy to see an award hit "Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates", which is one of our favorite distractions.


Posted by Lunabean on March 25, 2004 11:59 AM |

Filed Under: GameCube

MGS

GameSpot is today reporting new details of Konami's "Metal Gear Solid 3: The Snake Eater". According to GameSpot, Konami of Europe has released new information concerning the new close quarter combat (CQC) system that will appear in the game.

Continue reading "New Snake Eater Details Emerge"
Posted by Lunabean on March 31, 2004 2:11 PM |

Filed Under: GameCube

Nintendo of America has launched their "WarioWare, Inc." site in an effort to promote their upcoming GameCube game, "WarioWare, Inc. Mega Party Game$". The site samples some of WarioWare's microgame action, allowing you to win screen savers, desktops and much, much more. "WarioWare, Inc. Mega Party Game$" will be released in the US for the GameCube on April 5th. Continue reading "Nintendo Launches Pikmin 2 and WarioWare Sites"
Posted by Lunabean on March 31, 2004 2:20 PM |

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Paper Mario 2
1Up.com is relaying a report today from Japan's Famitsu Weekly, which confirms rumors of a sequel to the cult-hit Nintendo 64 RPG "Paper Mario". Intelligent Systems, the studio responsible for the original, will again be in charge of the sequel, "Paper Mario 2". "Mario Story 2", as it's called in Japan, will be released in Japan some time this year. As for a North American release, we're going to have to wait for this year's E3 where we hope to get more details.

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Posted by Lunabean on March 31, 2004 2:28 PM |

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Pandora Tomorrow
We are pleased to announce the completion of our "Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow" Walkthrough and Strategy Guide. For those who prefer the ad-free and printer-friendly versions of our guides, please go here.
Posted by Lunabean on March 31, 2004 2:32 PM |


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