A pending Happy Thanksgiving to all of Gamebits' American readers; and a belated wish of a similar nature to our Canadian friends.

Release dates updated.

Some thoughts on recent releases: Mario Kart Double Dash!! doesn't seem to have the pizazz of its predecessors. Having two characters per kart doesn't add much other than item capacity, and the co-op racing mode is somewhat boring. Karaoke Revolution is a great party game, and has more life in that venue than as a single experience. Expansion discs, please. EyeToy is more of a novelty than a game. Rebel Strike stinks. Full review shortly.

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