Pojo's Friday News Page
March 26th - 2005
Bored with retirement, former Wizards of the Coast art
director Jesper Myrfors of Snohomish likes the chances of
his new chip-tossing game 'Clout Fantasy'
The 40-year-old Snohomish resident was the art director for
Wizards of the Coast, the Seattle-based company behind
"Magic the Gathering," a fantasy card-playing game that
revolutionized the genre.
Now he's back, with many of his former Wizards partners, in
a new venture called Hidden City Games. They're promoting a
new game, "Clout Fantasy," which combines the role-playing
strategy of the Magic games with physical dexterity: the
game pieces - decorated poker chips - are tossed onto the
The game debuted last week at a convention in Las Vegas, and
it's due to hit U.S. stores in July. The early buzz is good,
Myrfors said. "The forecast is looking incredible - better
than our best-case scenario."
Graffiti Kingdom Preview
The most customizable game in the history of the PS2 is
almost here. Killer tomatoes attack!
Legendary arcade developer Taito, best known for its
timeless classic Space Invaders, is set to release a PS2 gem
called Graffiti Kingdom. A semi-sequel to Magic Pengel: The
Quest for Color, Graffiti Kingdom tests your art skills by
allowing you to create your own characters using an
unprecedented level of customization. Make them fly, throw
fire balls, roll around, or even have them attack with their
eyeballs! There's a tremendous amount of freedom here, and
the cool thing is you can take up to three of your creations
into battle where they'll face off against a plethora of
creatures in cute and colorful environments. Graffiti
Kingdom will hopefully bring out the artist in us all when
it releases this April.
SLATED FOR RELEASE ALONGSIDE the movie, Batman Begins
explores the origins of the Dark Knight, enabling gamers to
play as Bruce Wayne and his alter ego Batman as he stalks
criminals in Gotham City's shadowy underworld.
AOL to offer message service for Sony's PS2
America Online, America's largest Internet service provider,
said on Wednesday it was planning to introduce a service
that would allow users of its instant messaging to talk to
each other through Sony Corp's PlayStation2 video game
The "AIM Talk," service would allow PS2 owners with voice
headsets to communicate with other instant messaging users
on other PS2s or PCs, the company said.
As part of its tie-up with Sony, AOL, a unit of AOL Time
Warner Inc, also said it would introduce features allowing
PS2 users to listen to streaming music and watch movie
trailers and TV clips.
Gunstar Heroes set to return?
Sega has trademarked the title 'Gunstar Super Heroes' with
the US patent office, suggesting that a sequel to the
Megadrive classic could be on its way.
The original shooter was released in 1997, and earned the
title of cult classic thanks to its intense and challenging
gameplay and unique visual style.
14 million Xbox power cord recall a vain attempt?
Even after that big stink MS put up about replacing those 14
million some-odd dangerous Xbox cables with the very safe,
very overdone ones with boxes full of circuit interrupters
and bomb-proof radiation shielding, it turns out the issue
with fried Xboxes isn’t in the power cable at all.
Gran Turismo 4
Most Realistic, But Can Get Really Repetitive
To start off, this game is really, really realistic,
everything that can happen in real life (except the
collision damage and decaling and stuff like that) is here.
The graphics even look realistc, this stuff was not supposed
to look THIS good on the PS2!!! But, there are some faults
to this game, which means basically that not everything here
WB Bringing NeoPets to the Big Screen
Warner Bros. Pictures has entered into an agreement with
NeoPets, Inc.® to develop and produce animated feature films
based on new and existing stories and characters from the
virtual world of Neopets.com, the world's leading online
youth community. The announcement was made today by Jeff
Robinov, President, Production, Warner Bros. Pictures, and
Doug Dohring, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NeoPets,
Nagoya now has a Pokemon park
An amusement park dedicated to Japanese Pokemon cartoon
characters opened in Nagoya Friday, the Kyodo news agency
reported. The park is at the site of the 2005 World
Exposition, which opens next Friday.
The full review of Pokemon Red and Blue.
June 23, 1999 - What you've just clicked on, boys and girls,
is the review to easily the most popular videogame ever to
hit Nintendo's little black-and-white portable. The game has
been available in the states since the end of 1998, but the
original Red and Blue editions of Pokémon continue to sell
like gangbusters. And there's a reason for that ? the game
isn't just a fad. It's an awesome game worthy of any gamer's
Game Boy library.
NINTENDO NO-LINE OFFERS WI-FI MULTIPLAYER GAMING
Play with your Friend from Across the Street or Across the
World with Nintendo No-Line
Nintendo DS™ fans have been waiting for Animal Crossing™
since the Electronic Entertainment Expo™ held in May of
2004. On March 31, 2005, these same fans will be able to
play the game they have been waiting for using Nintendo's
new Wi-Fi service called Nintendo No-Line™. Nintendo DS™
games with the Nintendo No-Line Enabled™ logo are games that
take advantage of this new service. The first game to use
the Nintendo No-Line™ service is Animal Crossing: New
Neighbor™ which will be released on March 31, 2005 in the
United States of America and Japan. Third party game
developers have already been contacted about the new
Nintendo No-Line™ service and are already taking advantage
of this new feature. Be prepared for more Nintendo No-Line
Enabled™ games in the near future.