GEN CON JOINS NEW YORK COMIC-CON AS CO-SPONSOR Leading
Gaming Show Brings Its Expertise to New York
Norwalk, CT, December 18, 2005: Reed Exhibitions has
announced that Gen Con will be an official show sponsor of
its brand new event, New York Comic-Con, which will take
place February 24th - 26th in New York City. Gen Con is an
industry leading event for the gaming, fantasy and science
fiction communities and attracts a large and devoted
following. It currently organizes two conventions, one in
the fall in Los Angeles and the other in the summer in
Indianapolis. New York Comic-Con will be a major convention
for comics, games, anime, and other related industries based
on the East Coast and has already attracted compelling
guests, celebrities, and innovators. The show has also
attracted numerous co-sponsors.
Early series of Astroboy spawned an industry with a
Japan and cartoons. The combination seems so obvious now,
but, in 1963 when Fred Ladd got a call from NBC Enterprises
about a children's TV show called Tetsuwan Atomu, his first
reaction was "Japan? There's no animation in Japan."
Secret Game in Xbox 360 Advert
The latest Xbox 360 advert has a hidden game within it that
can be accessed by pressing the red interactive button on
your digital remote.
Sex in Xbox scandal
THE GAMING boards are all of a flutter about an
advertisement on Craigslist that claimed to be from two
women prepared to trade sex to get their paws on an Xbox
Sony's 10.3-megapixel digital camera creates super
Digital cameras are one of the hottest-selling items this
holiday season. For those still weighing the
all-too-numerous choices, a new 10.3-megapixel camera from
Sony could quickly leap to the top of your wish list.
Rogers & Sony Ericsson Introduce the SE600i Walkman
Look Canada, here comes the Sony Ericsson W600i, the
great white north’s first Bluetooth-enabled Walkman phone.
You may have read a bit about the SE 600i in the past, but
in case you haven’t, here’s a rundown of features.
Pokemon card city champs crowned
Contestants used trading cards 'powers'
Twenty-eight Pokemon enthusiasts turned out at the Ocean
Springs library Sunday afternoon to compete for the Pokemon
Trading Card City Championship. Contestants competed in
three age divisions: 10 and under, 11 to 14 and 15 and over.
Lucy Fleetfoot is a secret agent for Secret Operations
League ("SOL"), whose mission it is to rescue stolen Pokémon
from an evil organization known as the "Phobos Battalion."
In story mode, the player's goal is to stop the Phobos
Battalion and to discover why it is stealing Pokémon. How to
progress through the game: Using the stylus, players can
line up four Pokémon puzzle pieces in a row (vertically or
horizontally) to create a "Trozei" and add Pokémon to their
Pokemon USA threat leads to gene name change
The name of a cancer-causing gene has been changed from "Pokemon"
to Zbtb7 after Pokemon USA threatened legal action to keep
scientists from referring to the gene by the game's name,
according to an article in science journal Nature.
In January's issue, geneticist Pier Paolo Pandolfi of the
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York describes
the cancer-causing POK erythroid myeloid ontogenic gene,
calling it Pokemon.
The gene in question is part of the POK gene family that
encodes proteins that turn off other genes. POK proteins are
critical in embryonic development, cellular differentiation
and oncogenesis, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Nintendo Advocating Piracy?
The New York Times has run an article which attempts to
claim that Nintendo is an advocate of music piracy through
the comments of Animal Crossing's K.K. Slider. The offending
comment from K.K. Slider: "Those industry fat cats try to
put a price on my music, but it wants to be free." Further,
in the game K.K. Slider gives away copies of his music.
FullStoryKirby creator working on new project
Masahiro Sakurai is making a new LCD game with former Sega
Former Hal Laboratory producer Masahiro Sakurai may be
creating the next Smash Brothers for Nintendo's Revolution,
but Famitsu reports that he's also been working on smaller
projects. Sega announced that it is releasing a new LCD game
on February 23 in Japan, which will be based on its popular
MushiKing arcade card battle game. MushiKing isn't a widely
recognized title in America, but it's a major hit with kids
in Japan, where more than 11,000 machines are installed
nationwide in toy stores and other locations.