In Brief: Mar. 12, 2001

MOVE OVER, MARIO Meet Conker. He's a squirrel, he swears a lot, he has a drinking problem, and he's the star of Conker's Bad Fur Day ($70), a new video game for the Nintendo 64. Conker is Nintendo's attempt to shed its wholesome image (think Super Mario Bros.) and pull in some grownup dollars. In one scene Conker defeats his foes by drinking beer and then--cover your eyes, kids--urinating on them.

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