December 7th 2003:
- The first two of the three Pokémon-e EX Dragon "Bagon"
promos (which I reported about last week) have been added to the e-Card
Catalog. I'll add the third one (the Gen Con promo) later.
- I also added the three Pokémon Channel e-Cards to the
catalog. I would really like to add scans of these three cards to the catalog,
so if you can help me with that, please
let me know. I would also like to add these e-Cards to my personal
collection, but I'm not really interested in buying the GC game. So if you
happen to know someone who bought Pokémon Channel and is willing
to part with the three e-Cards included with the game, again,
please let me know. :-)
- Just a final note about the Pokémon Channel e-Cards: You'll
find a recent
article devoted to the subject on Pocket
- I got an interesting report from Tena this past week:
"There is yet another way to acquire the Kirby Slide card. I was at
Funcoland/GameStop today and they had a box of them out on the counter where
you could help yourself to one free, just like the Air Hockey cards a while
Tena lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in case you're wondering. It would seem
this "Fox Box" promo e-Card could pop up anywhere, so keep an eye out for it,
if you don't have it yet. :-)
- The (rather numerous) news items for November have been moved to the
News Archive section.
December 14th 2003:
- Earlier this week, I received an australian e-Reader which was sent to me
by my good buddy Chris Hicks (thanks dude!). Aside from the exclusive
Pokémon Battle-e promos, I was surprised to find that the "Air
Hockey" card included with the e-Reader is very different from the one we
know. I therefore added this new "Hockey Card-e" promo to the e-Card
Catalog, and I also added a special entry in the F.A.Q. section to
list the differences between the american and australian e-Readers.
- While I was at it, I also added other Q&As to the F.A.Q. section,
namely things I should have added to that section of the site a long time ago,
and I updated certain existing Q&As with new content.
- The "Bagon" promotional card from Gen Con So Cal has been added to
the e-Card Catalog.
- I added all the serial numbers to the e-Card Catalog entries
for Pokémon-e EX - Dragon. Same story for the checklist in the
- The 4 australian Battle-e promos have been added to the Pokémon
Battle-e checklist in the Checklists section.
- I've receive word that the "Kirby Puzzle" e-Card (a.k.a. the "Fox Box"
promo) can be found in the latest issue of "Tips & Tricks" magazine. However,
I haven't been able to confirm this myself just yet.
- Adolf Vega (a.k.a adv2k1 on the IGN forums) sent some e-mail to
Nintendo about Series 3 and 4 of the Super Mario Advance 4-e cards, and the
Nintendo representative who responded said that these two series would be
released during the first quarter of 2004. So you can forget about the
December 22nd 2003 release date. Can't say I'm really surprised... :-|
- If you're in the mood for a nice little article related to the e-Reader,
I've got just the thing for you: This
article, written by Ryan Painter (a.k.a. ArsonWinter).
December 20th 2003:
- I have terrific news for you today, my loyal visitors! Just as I was
losing all hope of ever seing third-party e-Cards, Planet
Mega Man reports that Mega Man Battle Network 4 will have e-Reader
support, as this scan
of the latest issue of Korokoro magazine demontrates! This will be the very
first instance of a third-party GBA game using the e-Reader! While the release
of MMBN4 in North America is currently scheduled for May 18th 2004 (this is a
tentative date and is very likely to change), it is not known yet if the
american version of the game will have the same e-Reader support, so don't get
your hopes up just yet. Rest assured that I'll be keeping a close eye on this
as it develops.
Oh, and by the way, since Capcom has access to the e-Reader tech docs, does
this mean that the next Zelda game on GBA (which Capcom is currently working
on for Nintendo) will also have e-Reader support? If I hear anything about it,
I'll let you all know!
- Page 13 of the Febuary 2004 issue of Nintendo Power magazine is devoted
to advertisement for the Pokémon Heroes movie, which will be
released on DVD and video on January 20th 2004, and it is confirmed that two
Pokémon-e promotional e-Cards (Latios and Latias) will be included,
along with a 11" by 17" poster.
- A quick follow-up to last week's news: I'm now able to confirm that the
"Kirby Puzzle" card (a.k.a. the "Fox Box" promo) is indeed found in the latest
issue of "Tips & Tricks" magazine, available on newsstands now.
- I have a question for my European visitors: I know the European version
of Super Mario Advance 4 doesn't have any e-Reader support, but what
about Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire? I know
that there are multiple versions of the games (one for each of the main
European languages), and I've been told that the "Mystery Events" are
accessible in the games, but I would like to confirm this. If you have any
information on the subject, please
let me know.
- Oh, by the way, drop by this web site on Christmas day (i.e. in 5 days)
for a little surprise! ;-)
December 25th 2003:
- I'd like to take a moment to wish you all Merry Christmas! :-)
- You may recall me saying that I wouldn't add any new scans to the
e-Card Catalog until February 15th 2004, to protest against Nintendo's
decision to (yet again) push back the release of the Game & Watch-e
cards to 2004. Well, since it's Christmas, I may as well give you all a
special treat: All the latest scans are now in the catalog! Enjoy!
- I've heard reports that Pokémon Colosseum will be released
in the US on March 22nd 2004. The japanese version of this game has e-Reader
support, and I guess the US version will too, so rest assured I'll keep an
eye on this one.
- Drop by again on December 31st for another little treat!
December 31st 2003:
- Well, a brand new year is about to start, and as we all say goodbye to
2003, I thought it would be a good idea to review everything that has happened
with the e-Reader over the past year. Head on over to Pixelboy's Diary
to read this review. See you in 2004! :-)