Pokémon Channel is a 2003 video game in the Pokémon series for the
GameCube, developed by Ambrella and published by Nintendo and The
Pokémon Company. The game's central premise is to watch television with
a Pikachu so as to help Professor Oak refine and promote his TV network.
It contains elements of adventure, digital pet, and simulation genres.
The player can explore full 3D environments, have the Pikachu converse
with other Pokémon, and collect various items. The game was developed
rather quickly to serve as a sequel to the Nintendo 64 title Hey You,
Pikachu! and to promote the Nintendo e-Reader accessory, and uses a
novel 3D texturing effect. It was first showcased at Electronic
Entertainment Expo (E3) 2003 and later at a month-long series of
promotional events in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. It was released on July
18, 2003 in Japan, December 1 in North America, and April 2 in Europe.
In Japan, the game sold 66,373 copies in its first year. It received
mixed reviews, which generally criticized its low level of interactivity
and repetitive sound effects, though its collecting aspects and visuals
were somewhat better received.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Channel>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Khmelnytsky Uprising: Ukrainian Cossacks and their Crimean
Tatar allies were annihilated by a Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth army
in the Battle of Berestechko, probably the largest land battle in the
Seven months after the publication of Charles Darwin's On the
Origin of Species, several prominent British scientists and philosophers
participated in an evolution debate at the Oxford University Museum in
Adolf Hitler violently purged members of the Sturmabteilung,
its leader Ernst Röhm (pictured), and other political rivals in the
Night of the Long Knives, executing at least 85 people.
Municipal workers in Baltimore, Maryland, went on strike
seeking higher wages and better conditions.
In an attempted terrorist attack, a car loaded with propane
canisters was driven into the terminal of Scotland's Glasgow
International Airport and set ablaze.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
One who is unhappy, or extols being miserable as a virtue; a philosopher
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I have heard that voice many a time when asleep and, what is
strange, I understood more or less an order or an appeal in an unearthly
tongue: day draws near another one do what you can.
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