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Byline: Julio Ojeda-Zapata
Mario and Luigi are about to enter the 21st century.
These and other much-loved Nintendo videogame characters look increasingly passe on the aging Nintendo 64 console as Sony's newer Sony PlayStation2 steals the spotlight with its cutting-edge graphics and breathtaking game play.
But Nintendo fanatics will shortly get their revenge.
The N64's successor, the GameCube, hits stores Nov. 18 with improved graphics and a small but compelling game library. Titles include "Luigi's Mansion," featuring the familiar cartoon character in a "Ghostbusters"-like role, plus new versions of the popular "Star Wars: Rogue Squadron" and the "Wave Race" jet-ski game.
Nintendo faces stiff competition from longtime …