Pojo's Friday News Page
March 11th - 2005
Feds Seize $3M Cache Of Fake Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards
SAN DIEGO -- Agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement
seized what industry representatives say is the largest
cache of counterfeit Yu-Gi-Oh! trading cards ever recovered.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 7 Trials to Glory: World Championship
The best Yu-Gi-Oh game to date...
That's right, throw away your worthless DS systems, not only
do they lack any good games, probably until it's ending year
(which won't be long), but they totally screwed up the value
of advance games (no multiplayer linking capabilities,
unless it's wireless which about 99% of the games are NOT)
As Nintento has shown in the past, graphics don't make a
game, and even though there is a newer "Yu-Gi-Oh" set out
for the DS system, it will be more of a visial show than an
actual decent rendition of the card game (like Xbox's
Orlando brothers create comic-book empire
ORLANDO, Fla. - Phil and Brendan Boyle run a parallel
universe where gamers, artists, writers and those who just
like large statues of Wonder Woman can all commune.
It's a feat worthy of Superman. But the Boyle brothers come
across more like Clark Kent times two - mild-mannered and
middle-aged, with kids and schedules. As the CEO and general
manager of Florida's Coliseum of Comics, they are out to
bust the geek stereotype that plagues comics fans.
DUEL MASTERS Unveils All New Starter Set Featuring
Stomp-a-trons of Invincible Wrath
"Stomp-a-trons of Invincible Wrath", the fifth expansion
since the debut of the DUEL MASTERS Trading Card Game (TCG)
last March, will release on April 8th.
Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS),
today announced DUEL MASTERS(TM) all new starter set
featuring its latest expansion: Stomp-a-trons of Invincible
Wrath(TM). Stomp-a-trons of Invincible Wrath, the 5th
expansion since the game's debut last March, will release on
April 8th. The set's cards, which introduce awesome Tapping
Creatures and huge Very Rare Invincible Spells, will be
available in booster packs, theme decks, and in the highly
anticipated 2 player starter game.
Stomp-a-trons of Invincible Wrath will include 120 cards and
will introduce amazing creatures and spells. Instead of
attacking, the new Tapping Creatures can do good things,
such as make other creatures unblockable or force opponents
to destroy their own creatures.
book review - 'Eberron: Marked for Death'
A worthwhile read for fantasy lovers
Matt Forbeck’s newest release, “Eberron: Marked for Death,”
is the first book in a trilogy published by the game card
company Wizards of the Coast. It’s a rousing, action-packed
science-fiction/fantasy novel, full of unknown and wondrous
creatures. Throughout the story, the main character, Kandler,
and his shape-shifting friend Burch, are chasing after a
group of vampires and a female shape-shifter called Te’oma.
Their mission is to rescue Kandler’s elvin stepdaughter,
Espre, after the group of vile creatures decimated the town
where he is a justicar (their form of sheriff).
PANZER ELITE ACTION GETS TANKED UP ON XBOX, PS2
Tank games seem to have rolled into their own little niche
genre on PC, but up until now console owners have struggled
to get their fill of heavy metal combat. No longer. JoWood
has announced that its World War 2 tank sim, Panzer Elite
Action, will be trundling onto Xbox and PS2 as well as PC.
GRAN TURISMO 4 RACES INTO THE RECORD BOOKS
Biggest PS2 launch ever for the ultimate driving simulator
Sony's GT4 has finally pulled on the handbrake and stopped
dead on European shop shelves - and it's managed to smoke
the record for the biggest PS2 game launch ever.
Over 3 million copies (3,182,535 if you must know) of the
hardcore driving simulator pulled into stores across PAL
territories last night. That's the single largest number of
PS2 games ever shipped on launch day.
G-Unit frontman comes to console
50 Cent: musclyAnnounced by Vivendi Universal today, 50
Cent: Bulletproof is the latest title to court popularity by
fusing hip-hop and video games, an unholy alliance has
already brought such games as Def Jam: Vendetta and Get On
Da Mic to gamers’ screens.
The game, to which 50 will lend his own voice and likeness,
will be formally unveiled at E3 this year, but the
storyline, penned by Sopranos Executive Producer Terry
Winter, sees 50 Cent not only tackling the biggest crime
families in New York, but even, somewhat preposterously,
going on to uncover a far-reaching global conspiracy. Winter
also wrote the screenplay for 50’s certain to be rubbish
forthcoming Hollywood feature film, Get Rich or Die Tryin’.
POKéMON RPG GETS CUBED
Pokemon XD in development for GameCube
Could the handheld's monopolisation of Poké-mania be set to
be beaten down by a large pack of angry trading cards? It
seems almost unthinkable, doesn't it?
Well, according to reports emerging from the Game Developers
Conference, a GameCube-exclusive Pokémon RPG, entitled
Pokemon XD, is currently in the works at Nintendo, giving
home console users a rare taste into the wonders of pocket
New Pokémon character lets youths explore real science
Virus-weary parents probably think their youngsters have
already caught ’em all, but Pokémon and NASA beg to differ.
The newest character in the trading-card game is a virus
that came from outer space on a meteorite and mutated into a
Pokémon called Deoxys.
There’s real science behind that scenario, and NASA
Langley’s educational folks in Hampton – at Pokémon’s
invitation – developed online pages for teachers, parents
and children that explain viruses, extraterrestrials, DNA
Nintendo Plans Wireless Capability for New Console
The next video game console from Japan's Nintendo Co. Ltd.
(7974.OS: Quote, Profile, Research) will be ready for
wireless Internet gaming and be backwards-compatible with
the current generation GameCube, the company said on
Nintendo's Revolution Is About to Begin
GDC 2005 sees Nintendo's Satoru Iwata reveal new info on
Revolution, DS Wi-Fi services, and Zelda.
At the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco,
Nintendo held a press keynote which revealed the first real
specifics about the company's new next-gen system --
codenamed "Revolution" -- along with new information about
the future of the Nintendo DS' Wi-Fi multiplayer services.