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Participate in quiz shows on Japanese television, using Nintendo's GameBoy Advance

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Nintendo of Japan has plans to use the GameBoy Advance as a 'digital broadcasting remote control', the company revealed yesterday. Collaborating with Nippon Broadcasting Corporation, Nintendo plans to run quiz shows where GBA owners will be able to respond to questions from home and have their answers delivered to the programme's producers over the Internet. A special cartridge with software to drive the client-side interface will be produced. The company declined to comment any further, and it seems unlikely that this idea will get further than Japan unless Chris Tarrant spots it. Whether the GameCube will be used at all is also unknown, although we fear that the GBA <> GameCube cable could become a new linchpin for the likes of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, which Eidos will be looking to reinvent after the second game in the series flopped so dramatically. Related Feature - Nobody wants to be a Millionaire

Source - Core Magazine

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