Pojo's Friday News Page
July 29th - 2005
A New Wave of Heroes and Warriors Join the “Battle of All
Time” in Milton Bradley’s Heroscape’s
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (July 13, 2005) - Past, present and
future heroes from different historical and mythical
backgrounds are introduced this summer in seven new
expansion sets for Milton Bradley's HEROSCAPE game. The
expansion sets feature a new cast of victorious warriors
such as the savage Marro Drones and the honorable Knights of
Weston. And for the first time, expansion sets allow players
to further customize their battlefield with new terrain sets
that feature lava pieces for the ultimate addition to their
HEROSCAPE Master Set.
"We continue to enhance the HEROSCAPE experience with new
game play options and an ongoing storyline that puts players
in the midst of epic battles as they unfold," said John
Santanella, director of marketing for Hasbro Games.
"The new expansion sets, together with the game's rich Web
site featuring an online comic book, a short animated film
and other exclusive content, creates an incredibly immersive
world for HEROSCAPE fans."
In the HEROSCAPE game, players strategically pit heroes
throughout history against one another to determine the
ultimate warrior. The game comes alive as players choose a
battlefield set-up from the game or create their own
customized field. The warrior grudge matches unfold across a
self-constructed, three-dimensional game board battlefield
in the mythical land of Valhalla.
Every weekend Bigkatts hosts Duel Masters, Yu-Gi-Oh
and Magic tourneys at their store in Florida
Supported by modern era evil battle creatures and heroes,
duel masters from five different mysterious civilizations
contend at Bigkatts store every weekend.
July 16 was no exception, but it was also a special
occasion. It was a Duel Master's Invitation Circuit Open
event where more than 30 people gathered to contend for
either a paid trip or an invitation to play in the
Continental Championship at Los Angeles in October.
Fantastic Hand: Friends duel in world of cards in
Although John Kilbourne and Justin Benton walked the same
hallways of Reynolds High School, they never crossed paths
enough times to become close friends.
Kilbourne and Benton are just two members of a diverse group
that meets at the All About Sports store on Jonestown Road
each Saturday to battle in the fantasy world of Yu-Gi-Oh!
Roborally Relaunch Ready
Celebrity game designer Dr. Richard Garfield (creator of the
popular MAGIC: THE GATHERING Trading Card Game) has returned
to iconic strategy board-game brand AVALON HILL to help
relaunch the award-winning RoboRally, his classic game of
battling robots. Out of print since the late ‘90s, this game
of mechanized mayhem has maintained a dedicated following of
fans and fanatics through game clubs, play-by-mail forums
and internet communities. In July, RoboRally aficionados
worldwide will be treated to an updated printing of the
popular game. AVALON HILL is published by Seattle-based
hobby game leader Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
PS Meeting 2005: PS2 Games Aplenty
Forget the PS3 -- the PS2 is looking mighty nice.
The PS3 and PSP may have commanded the greatest share of
time at this year's PlayStation Meeting in Japan, but coming
out of the event, we were most impressed by Sony's
PlayStation 2 lineup. That's right, more than five years
following release, and there's no stopping the current
How impressive is Sony's upcoming Japanese lineup? Following
all the sales talk (that we summarized here), Sony shared a
video reel consisting of trailer clips of games due out over
the next year for the format. Here's what the list of titles
Pokemon link to porn sites
Cartoon characters like Pokemon and My Little Pony, which
are children's favourites, have been used as fronts for
links to pornographic sites on the Internet.
Science, Technology and Innovations Minister Datuk Seri Dr
Jamaluddin Jarjis cited a case in 2000 when a search on
these characters turned up 26 websites containing hundreds
of links to indecent material, of which 30% were hardcore
New Pokemon, Fire Emblem get release dates
Nintendo is planning to atone for its lackluster summer
release schedule by shipping three heavyweight titles in one
month. While everyone is preparing for All Hallow’s Eve,
expect the Big N to bombard stores with three top-notch
games every two weeks throughout the month of October.
Pokemon and Fire Emblem are finally getting their console
RPG debut in the US on the 3rd and 17th of October,
respectively, so Game Cube fanatics better set aside quite a
bit of time for the RPG’s you have greatly craved.
Bandai making Gundam for Xbox 360
Japan's biggest toy-maker reveals three games for
Microsoft's next-generation console, including an FPS based
on the Gundam franchise.
At the Xbox Summit 2005, Bandai announced that it is
developing a new first-person shooter Gundam title that will
be exclusive to the Xbox 360. The game is being developed by
Dimps, the studio that develops the Dragon Ball Z series for
Bandai on the PlayStation 2.
Sony chief warns PS3 will be "expensive"; PS2 hits
Last week at Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation
Meeting in Japan, company president Ken Kutaragi appeared on
stage to discuss further information on the current status
of the PlayStation 3.
Kutaragi started out by reconfirming that the PS3 will be
backwards-compatible with PlayStation and PlayStation 2
games and support high-definition TVs. "We're looking at a
life cycle of 10 years with the PlayStation 3.