Pojo's Friday News Page
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
“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
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.
Celebration III star is the merchandise
'Star Wars' fans wait in long lines on first day to buy much
"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.
WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW
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what show icon you want on the starter screen. The way that
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First Look: DBZ Sparking
Bandai reveals additional details for its next Dragon Ball
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
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
LucasArts has officially announced Star Wars:
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.
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
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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