May 1st 2003:
- Just when I thought no one would participate, I received three last-minute
entries for the NES Game Design Contest! Head on over to the latest
entry in Pixelboy's Diary to see these contest entries, and to see who
won which prize!
- All the cards of NES-e Series 3 have been added to the e-Card
Catalog, pictures included!
- You can now find the Pokémon-e Skyridge checklist on the
official web site of Wizards
of the Coast. As a result, I added my own "beta version" of the checklist
in the Checklists section (minus the holo cards, as usual).
- I also added a small checklist for the NES-e series in the
- The news items for April have been moved to the News Archive
- Some good news for japanese gamers: Nintendo has officially announced
that the US model of the e-Reader will be released in Japan on June 27th.
Labelled as the "e-Reader +", it will be sold as a stand-alone product, and
will also be bundled with an updated version of Animal Forest (the
japanese version of Animal Crossing). You can read more about it by
following this link
to a recent Pocket IGN article, or this link
to a recent SPOnG.com article.
- If you're one of the lucky people who will be attending E3 in person this
year in Los Angeles, can you please pick up some promo e-Cards for me, if any
are given away at the show? I would very much appreciate it. :-)
May 4th 2003:
- You will find an exclusive promotional Mario Party-e card packed with the
latest issue of GamePro magazine. This special bonus card, that counts as two
"Coin" cards, is not found in the basic deck of 64 cards. Be warned however
that this card does not have any data strip compatible with the e-Reader.
May 17th 2003:
- Well, E3 has come and gone, and I'd say it was one of the best ever!
On the e-Reader front, there were a few news items worthy of notice:
- Super Mario Advance 4, which is the long-awaited GBA port of
Super Mario Bros 3, contains secret levels and features that will
be unlocked by special e-Cards, pretty much like it's done with the
Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire GBA games.
to access the Pocket IGN article on the subject).
- The Game & Watch series of e-Cards were finally announced (click
for a recent Pocket IGN article), although no release date or price were given.
Well, at least we know there will be over 25 games in the series, including
such classics as Vermin, Octopus and Fire. :-)
- As expected, there were some promotional e-Cards given away on the show
floor. This year, it was the "Eon Ticket" promotional e-Card, which is designed
to be used with Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. I'll add it
to the e-Card Catalog as soon as I get my grubby hands on one.
I added the SMA4 and Game & Watch series to the Future
- I added a preliminary checklist for the Animal Crossing-e Series 4
cards to the Checklists section. If you can help fill in the gaps,
please contact me ASAP. So far, there
doesn't seem to be any e-Card that unlocks Zelda, Punch Out!! or
Super Mario Bros in this fourth series, which may mean that Nintendo
will release universal codes to access those games in Animal Crossing
(but please don't quote me on that, it's just a supposition).
- I also added a couple of Pokémon-related links to the Links
section. There's not much to see on those sites yet, but that's bound to
change real soon.
May 24th 2003:
- I've got lots of stuff for you today, my loyal visitors! First of all, the
promotional "Eon Ticket" E3 e-Card has been added to the e-Card Catalog.
Special thanks go to Aztec and Chakoo for sending me an exemplary
of the card! :-)
- All the cards of Pokémon-e Skyridge have also been added
to the e-Card Catalog. The card scans will be added shortly.
- The final version of the checklist for Pokémon-e Skyridge
has been added to the Checklists section.
- A new entry has been added to Pixelboy's Diary, and this one wasn't
actually written by me! Intrigued? Go read it now!
official e-Reader site now sports a brand new look, and it also offers
information about Animal Crossing-e Series 4, including a PDF checklist
which is strangely incomplete. You will also find checklists for the
Pokémon-e Expedition, Pokémon-e Aquapolis,
and NES-e series.
- The June issue of Nintendo Power magazine (volume 169, page 96) gives us
the official release date for Pokémon-e TGC EX - Ruby & Sapphire:
June 18th 2003. The Future Releases section has been updated with this
little piece of news.
- You can see some pictures of the next series of Pokémon-e
cards at the Pokémon
Labs web site (and you can also see these same pictures in the June issue
of Nintendo Power). Notice that these cards will only have short data strips
on their bottom edge, which means these cards will not carry any mini-games or
special e-Reader applications, such as those in the three previous series.
Regretful, but somewhat expected...
- During the past week, I've been uploading new versions of the Animal
Crossing-e Series 4 checklist in the Checklists section on an almost
daily basis. As I'm writting this, I'm only missing a few items in the "send
item" column, so if you have any data to submit, feel free to
contact me. Also, keep in mind that
there may be many inaccuracies among the rarity ratings.
May 27th 2003:
- Those of you who didn't get the chance to get an "Eon Ticket" e-Card at
E3 will get a second chance this coming week-end: On May 31st and June 1st,
you will be able to get a free "Eon Ticket" e-Card at the Pokémon Center
in New York City. Click here
for the official announcement.