Pojo's Friday News Page
July 08th - 2005
Third Yu-Gi-Oh! world championship final in August
Konami has been hosting regional heats of the Yu-Gi-Oh!
world champs as players fight for a place in the 2005 Yu-Gi-Oh!
World Championship Tournament final! Game Boy Advance-owning
Yu-Gi-Oh! duelists from all over the globe will converge in
Tokyo in August, as Konami's hunt for the greatest Yu-Gi-Oh!
player heats up.
New Product for Yu-Gi-Oh!
There’s more Yu-Gi-Oh! on the horizon this year. The top
grossing series will be marked by an additional new series,
toy line, video games and trading cards to expand the
This fall, 4Kids Entertainment launches the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, a
Yu-Gi-Oh! series, which will take place one generation in
More than 40 licenses, from apparel to accessories to food
are also included in the new product line. A new Duel Disk
for card dueling, collectible figures, role-playing toys are
what Mattel, El Segundo, Calif. has to offer this year.
All-new boosters for trading card game (TCG) will be
released for millions of card duelists. The world’s best
trading card players will also compete in tournaments around
the globe—retail tournaments are also scheduled this year.
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX monsters will also be added to the Trading Card
Game (TCG) this summer.
Konami Announces U.S. King of Games
Five Talented Duelists Advance to the Yu-Gi-Oh! World
Championship 2005 Tournament in Tokyo , Japan
REDWOOD CITY , Calif. - June 24, 2005 - Konami Digital
Entertainment America, a division of Konami Digital
Entertainment, Inc. , today announced the winners of the Yu-Gi-Oh!
U.S. Championship Finals Video Game Tournament. Fifteen of
the nation's best Yu-Gi-Oh! duelists went head to head in
Wizards of the Coast Selects Proteus to Bring Magic:
The Gathering Content to the Mobile Market
Proteus, Inc., the leading developer and publisher of mobile
entertainment content, today announced a relationship with
Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc.
(NYSE: HAS), who has selected Proteus to develop the mobile
strategy and distribution for one of their most popular
games: Magic: The Gathering(R).
Created by award-winning game designer Richard Garfield,
Magic: The Gathering(R) has an active fan base of six
million players in 70 countries, with more than 100,000
official tournaments held annually. Proteus and Wizards of
the Coast have already begun providing personalized text
messaging alerts to players, including real-time tournament
rankings and scheduling information. In the coming months,
Proteus will also unveil a mobile content storefront for
Magic: the Gathering(R), allowing fans to download ringtones,
graphics, and other products based on the world and
fan-favorite artwork of Magic: the Gathering(R) to mobile
'Fantastic 4' stretches into stores
Comic book aficionados who can't wait for the theatrical
release of 20th Century Fox's "Fantastic 4" can head to
their local game retailer for a digital fix.
Activision on Tuesday announced that the multiplatform
action game based on the film has shipped to North American
retailers. The movie-based action game is available on the
Xbox, PS2, GameCube, PC and GameBoy Advance.
UK games chart: Medal of Honor assaults number one
Medal of Honor: European Assault has battled its way to the
top of this weeks ELSPA UK games chart. EA's
multi-console-format first person shooter reaches the top
after two weeks in the charts.
In a busy week there are also six new entries: Battlefield 2
(EA's war game for the PC), Destroy All Humans! (THQ's
action game for the PS2 and Xbox), Tekken 5 (Namco's beat 'em
up for the PS2), Conker: Live And Reloaded (Microsoft's
adventure game for the Xbox), Dynasty Warriors 5 (Koei's
strategy adventure for the PS2 and Xbox) and Mx Vs ATV
Unleashed (quad bike-like racing from THQ, again for the PS2
Over a hundred Pokemon players took their cards to the
gym for a workout on Saturday for the first ever Pokemon Gym
Challenge in The Woodlands area.
Approximately 151 players registered and competed at
Saturday's event, which was held at the Shenandoah Municipal
Complex, making it the largest attended Gym Challenge in the
Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire(GBA) FAQ/Walkthrough
Boy attacked and robbed of Pokemon Cards
The three boys, aged about 12 or 13, knocked the
nine-year-old to the ground and stamped on his face before
robbing him of his beige coloured jacket and Pokemon cards.
One of the assailants was wearing wearing a white polo shirt
with the letter R on the chest.
Ummmm, has anyone bothered to question.... TEAM
Vending Self-Service Kiosk Machine for Gameboy Pokemon
In Japan you can now take your re-writable GBA movie card to
a vending machine kiosk to get new episodes of Pokemon.
A Japanese company, AM3, has developed a new vending machine
kiosk that lets users download movies to their Game Boy
Advance. Using their technology, which seems similar to
Nintendo's Play-Yan device, consumers have been able to buy
anime episodes on SmartMedia cards and play them on their
GBAs via a special adaptor.
Pokémon Gale Of Darkness Video Trailer
Nintendo of Japan have revealed a new trailer for the
upcoming Pokémon RPG for Cube. Click inside to download!
The new trailer features tons of action from the new
Gamecube Pokémon title, which looks set to feature lots of
places, puzzles and Pokémon battling! The trailer ends with
a glimpse at Dark Lugia - the game's antagonist.
Full Revolution controller details finally revealed?
Patent office registration of old technology sparks
At first glance the patent document's complicated technical
jargon describes gyroscopic tilt technology and an LCD
screen - features commonly mooted for Nintendo's top-secret
new Revolution controller. However closer inspection reveals
that the listing is actually dates from 2003.
Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors sequel DS-bound
According to the latest issue of Shonen Jump, Bandai is
currently making a sequel to Dragon Ball Z: Bukuu Tougeki
(Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors). While Bukuu Tougeki
was released on the Game Boy Advance, the sequel, titled
Dragon Ball Z: Bukuu Ressen, will be hitting the DS. The
game is in development for a fourth quarter 2005 ship date