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Pojo's Friday News Page
August 5th - 2005

Anime-zing Museum Exhibit in Illinois

WAUCONDA, IL - “Anime-zing: The World of Japanese Animation,” will open Saturday, August 13, 2005, at the Lake County Discovery Museum at Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda. This exciting new exhibit explores the world of Japanese animation, known as anime. FullStory


Star Wars Miniatures Update

Gamers who love their Star Wars Miniatures will have something big to look forward to this fall with the Universe Expansion Set (complete with huge miniatures) due to be released in August, and the impressive AT-AT Imperial Walker Colossal Pack due out in November.
As previously reported, the April release of the Revenge of the Sith Miniatures added 60 new figures, including key Episode III characters, lightsaber-wielding Jedi and Sith, more Wookiees -- even General Grievous and his bodyguards. FullStory


An industry reshuffles to recapture its youth.The health of Baseball Card Collectibles.

Summertime is when baseball's pennant races heat up. Too bad the same can't be said for interest in baseball cards. Fleer, the New Jersey company responsible for breaking the long-running Topps baseball-card monopoly in 1981, went out of business in May, citing sluggish sales and debts approaching $40 million. It was sold at auction last month to rival Upper Deck for $6.1 million. In addition, the Major League Baseball Players Association decided not to renew next season's card license for cardmaker Donruss - a major blow. FullStory


KONAMI SHIPS SHAMAN KING: MASTER OF SPIRITS 2

Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today shipped Shaman KingTM: Master of Spirits 2 for the Nintendo Game Boy® Advance system. The game is based on the popular anime franchise, delivering an all-new exciting, action-packed RPG, where players continue their quest to become the next Shaman King. FullStory


Star Wars Battlefront II

Star Wars Battlefront II improves upon the original game's single-player experience with open-ended, mission-based objectives inspired from all six Star Wars films. The compelling storyline spans more than 16 new locations, many from the Episode III movie, including volcanic Mustafar and the space battle above Coruscant. All-new classic movie moments complete the Star Wars Battlefront II experience, as players battle within the interior of the Death Star and visit Princess Leia's blockade runner, the Tantive IV, as seen at the beginning of Episode IV A New Hope. In addition, at certain key moments within the battles, players can earn the opportunity to wield a lightsaber and use the Force as a Jedi. FullStory


Sony Upgrading PS3, Abandoning Memory Cards?

As impressive as the PS3 specs are, the next-gen console could be getting more memory and other upgrades, according to PSM. The magazine also reveals that Sony plans to abandon the standard memory card format in favor of memory stick duos, the same ones used in your PSP. Keep in mind, however, that Sony has not confirmed any of this, so please take it with a grain of salt. FullStory


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban GBA Review

If there's any series of books that have showed imagination and creativity, it's the Harry Potter books. They are one of many few series to be accompanied with a series of licensed games [which strikes fear into the hearts of gamers worldwide] But, this particular game isn't bad. FullStory


PRESS RELEASE
4KIDS ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES NEW DVD PRODUCT LINE
“DVDouble Shot” -- TWO GREAT SHOWS … ONE GREAT PRICE


LAS VEGAS – 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE) has set VSDA 2005 to unveil “DVDouble Shot,” an exciting new line of impulse-driven, value-priced DVDs, it was announced by Joe Lyons, Director of Home Entertainment.

Culled from such hit 4Kids Entertainment television series as Yu-Gi-Oh!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Winx Club, Sonic X, Cabbage Patch Kids and Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, each DVD will feature two of the most memorable episodes, hand-picked by the series’ original producers and writers, with input from the show’s most devoted fans.

“As DVD players get smaller and more portable, ‘DVDouble Shots’ gives today’s on-the-go kids a great alternative for a quick fix of their favorite shows and offers parents a high quality, low-priced buying option for great grades, stocking stuffers, party favors, or just because,” said Lyons. “In addition, the slim packaging design and the multiple POP display options we are developing allows retailers to bring DVDs into the toy, card, electronics and cereal aisles for those last minute impulse purchases.”

Designed as an inexpensive new purchasing option with a high entertainment value, “DVDouble Shots” will be offered in slimray packaging with an enticing packaging design. Sixteen SKUs will be available this fall at mass and specialty retailers including grocery stores, drug stores, party stores and others. The suggested retail price is $3.99 to $4.99.

“DVDouble Shots” will be distributed in the U.S. by FUNimation Entertainment in most channels of distribution, with The Garr Group handling distribution at grocery and drug stores.


Fresh screens and a hands-on report from the Zelda frontline as Link earns his spurs in a joust with the boar-riding Chieftain

One of the stars of this year's E3 and of course now the most eagerly anticipated Cube title of the year, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has been a long time coming. In fact we've been waiting more than a little while ourselves, (mainly for the artwork to catch up) to bring you this news and a hands-on report from Link's latest adventure. FullStory


The Incredibles Videogame Secures Coveted Sales Milestone on PlayStation2 and Nintendo GameCube

The Incredibles videogame, based on the Academy Award«-winning Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film, The Incredibles, has been added to the Nintendo GameCube(TM) "Players Choice" and PlayStation«2 computer entertainment system "Greatest Hits" collections throughout North America. The Incredibles, developed by THQ's Heavy Iron Studios appeals to gamers of all ages and is now available for PlayStation 2 and GameCube at $19.99 MSRP. FullStory



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