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April 23rd (Saturday) - 2005


WizKids Releases Mage Knight: Omens

April 20, 2005 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc., makers of the popular Mage Knight, HeroClix, and MechWarrior Collectable Miniatures Games (CMGs), is proud to announce the release of Mage Knight: Omens, the most recent expansion for the Mage Knight CMG.

“Mage Knight: Omens will take the Mage Knight game to an exciting new level of play,” said Mike Samora, vice president of Sales and Marketing at WizKids«. “Champion figures with swappable dials and the new adventuring company mechanics will satisfy even the most strategic Mage Knight players.”

In addition to those two exciting new mechanics, Mage Knight: Omens features the return of the powerful Shyft, a favorite group in the Mage Knight universe; and many famous personalities from Mage Knight’s rich fictional history, such as Rayden Marz and Oracle Kastali.

Searching for opponents, boy starts Yu-Gi-Oh club

Michael Maxim loves the competition. Playing the game all the time with a sibling deadens some of the competitive drive. So when Michael decided he needed other opponents for the Yu-Gi-Oh card game, he came up with an idea: Start a Yu-Gi-Oh club in which other Wareham youths could play. FullStory

Celebration III star is the merchandise
'Star Wars' fans wait in long lines on first day to buy much stuff

"Star Wars" Celebration III was almost all about merchandising Thursday afternoon as thousands of fans wound around the RCA Dome and Indiana Convention Center. Once inside the Convention Center, they stood in more slow-moving lines, primarily to buy things, including the Darth Vader Celebration III action figure from Hasbro. FullStory

WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW

The prisintation in this game is the best out of all the wresteling games so far. I like the fact that you can pic what show icon you want on the starter screen. The way that they put together the season mode is plainly awsome. You can actioly pic which way you want to go in this game, making it not as boring as the gamecbe games which compleatly suck balls. THQ knows how to create a great game thatGameplay. FullStory

First Look: DBZ Sparking
Bandai reveals additional details for its next Dragon Ball game.

Following up on our breaking story from last week, we now have a first look at Dragon Ball Z Sparking!. Bandai has opened up a Japanese website for the next PS2 entry in its Dragon Ball Z series, and although most of the site is incomplete, clicking on the "Game System" button (third option down on the left panel) brings up a few tiny screenshots. FullStory

Konami Toughens Up PS2 Support
Popular comic set for videogame release.

Konami has announced its latest manga-to-game conversion for the Japanese market. The company is now at work on Tough: Dark Fight for the PS2. This 3D action/fighter is based on the popular "Tough" comic, now featured in Young Jump magazine. FullStory

LucasArts has officially announced Star Wars: Battlefront II

Although gamers first heard the word ‘Battlefront 2’ little over a month ago due to an EB games game profile on its site, the official announcement for Star Wars: Battlefront II had not yet been made… until now. Yes, LucasArts has officially announced… or rather confirmed the sequel to one of last year’s biggest third-person action titles.

Star Wars: Battlefront allowed gamers to go beyond the days of the one-player missions against hundreds of enemies, and instead, partake in massive battles consisting of up to 200 soldiers on each end. The battles took place in several famous locations from the Star Wars universe, including Endor and Cloud City. FullStory

Game review: Pokemon Dash

Nintendo DS: I was never a fan of Pokemon and his friends – the cartoon did nothing for me – but I went into Pokemon Dash with an open mind, despite having heard some less than complimentary comments about the game.

Shortly after playing it, my open mind closed, as Pokemon Dash turned into a repetitive "drag the stylus repeatedly across the bottom screen to get your character moving"-type game. FullStory

Nintendo To Launch Blue DS In North America

Nintendo of America have today confirmed that the first ‘coloured’ Nintendo DS, Electric Blue, is set for release in North America in June 2005. The new colour provides an alternative choice for prospective DS owners from the standard “Titanium” model. Nintendo launched multi-colour models in Japan at the beginning of March 2005, but Electric Blue didn’t feature in the Japanese line-up (although it does look suspiciously like the Pokemon DS). FullStory

Nintendo World Store Details Announced
First ever retail store: Nintendo World.

Nintendo of America today announces the Nintendo World(TM) store, located in the heart of New York City's Rockefeller Center, will open on May 14, 2005. Nintendo World will celebrate with a grand opening block party outside the store in Rockefeller Plaza. FullStory

Pokemon alarm to ward off kidnappers

Worried by a spate of high-profile attacks on children, parents in Japan are turning to the most advanced technology to make sure their kids will never be missing or stabbed by a knife.

Toy maker Tomy Co. Ltd. is selling alarms in the shape of the hugely popular Pokemon character Pikachu. The cute yellow cartoon figure is attached to a backpack. If and when the child senses danger, he can pull off the Pokemon character’s head, sounding an alarm. FullStory

Pokemon Colosseum
One of the best Pokemon RPGs I ever played!

In Pokemon Colosseum, there's a new region called the Orre region, where a sinister organization and its evil Trainers began creating Shadow Pokemon in order to seek world domination. Your job as a player is to seek out the Shadow Pokemon, snag them and train them to restore their spirits. These Shadow Pokemon would attack people and it's your duty to save them. FullStory

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Announced For Playstation 2, Xbox, PSP, GameCube, Nintendo DS, and PC

Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are pleased to announce the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire videogame, scheduled for a November 2005 release in conjunction with the Warner Bros. Pictures film based on J.K. Rowling's fourth book. In the game, players experience the thrilling moments of the movie and put their magic to the ultimate test in cooperative play with up to two friends.
"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fifth Harry Potter videogame we have created, and we are incredibly excited with the fresh innovations that the team has brought to the game," said Harvey Elliott, Executive Producer at EAUK. FullStory

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