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Nintendo spends $100M to figure out its target audience

Nintendo's new and admittedly hilarious Who Are You? marketing campaign has launched in the US and will feature various Nintendo icons pasted over photos of... stuff. So get your Nintendo on for the run up to Xmas while watching The Matrix Revolutions, reading Playboy, surfing the web, or watching MTV! Show them how it's done, Ninty...1

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At a TGS press conference, Square Enix officially stated that they will not be making a remake of Final Fantasy VII. Gamespot reported that the company would only consider such an endeavour once the original were no longer available on current hardware, but since the PS2 (and PS3?) has backwards compatibility, anyone can still play the original, making a remake pointless in their eyes.1

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Game Boy Advance goes wireless

Nintendo and Motorola are teaming up to produce the Game Boy Advance Wireless Adapter which will allow wireless multiplayer gaming on the handheld. Battery power consumption is low, data communication speed is high, and Nintendo seems overall quite pleased to brag that it's a pretty kickass accessory. We agree; the Wireless Adapter will be out in 2004 with the next editions of Pok?mon.1

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More Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children details

To rid you of any confusion, Square Enix announced that the previously announced DVD movie Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children will have a running time of around one hour and be released in summer 2004. Speculation that the movie would be a trailer for an upcoming game seems less likely in light of the movie's length.1

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As the first console maker to do so, Nintendo is launching the Gamecube in China under the pseudonym "iQue player", in an attempt to battle the humongous amounts of piracy there. Chinese gamers will be able to purchase flash cards with which they can download software that will only play on their unit, and none other. Whether this version of Gamecube will have other online capabilities (such as multiplayer gaming) that currently hold the Chinese games industry in sway is unknown, however.1

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Quiter is all over the latest issue of Shonen Jump, in which Squenix unveiled a Final Fantasy VII sequel entitled "Advent Children". The scanned pages [1 2 3 4] show images of newly rendered Cloud and Sephiroth from the "sequel", which will be a DVD movie which takes place two years after the events of the game. Kingdom Hearts II and Chain of Memories are also on display, featuring Sora, Donald and Goofy, as well as a hooded Mickey from the previously shown Deep Dive movie, and some of the "unknowns".1

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Surprise Gamecube price drop?

Reuters reports of a possible but unconfirmed Gamecube price drop to $99 that, were it to take affect, would materialize by the end of the week. The article offers various tidbits of possible proof, including upcoming Wal-Mart and Target circulars that state a $99 price point for the Gamecube. Nintendo has declined to comment on the matter, however.1

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Stubborn Final Fantasy VII-2 buzz persists

As reported earlier today, Square Enix has removed from their website all links leading to their old decrepit Final Fantasy VII coverage; some would say to make way for revamped coverage in anticipation for a sequel (form your own assumptions?). In addition, Gamers.com has published an article with a picture depicting a Tokyo Games Show goodie bag with a silhouetted group of The Turks on it, hereby spurring more rumors of a Final Fantasy VII-2 surprise at TGS.1

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The Final Fantasy archives page on the Square Enix homepage no longer links to the ancient homepage of Final Fantasy VII, allowing some half-cooked folk to believe that maybe they're gearing up for the unveiling of a new homepage, like for a remake, or a sequel. I'm not going to say anything.1

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More news on stable and official things, like Final Fantasy X-2

Finally some interesting information of value for resident naysayer dragmire, as EA has announced a special one-time agreement with Square Enix that will see it publishing Final Fantasy X-2 in Europe in early 2004, instead of Atari. As reported previously, Europeans will be receiving the International version of the game, as was the case with Final Fantasy X in 2001.1

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EXCLUSIVE!!! Final Fantasy VII-2 confirmed for PSP

Square Haven user BattleMax has confirmed that Final Fantasy VII-2, the long-rumored sequel to Final Fantasy VII, is indeed in development for the PlayStation Pocket. Sadly, BattleMax did not reveal a release date or any in-game details about the title, however. In related news, Hurricane Isabel has transformed into a gargantuan 300 mile-wide cloud of love that rains nickels and does your Precalculus homework.1

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