Pirates of the Caribbean Trading Card Game
Word on the streets is that Upper Deck will be releasing a
new Pirates of the Caribbean Trading Card Game next summer.
The game will feature original artwork, and UDE’s brand new
lightning-fast Quickstrike game engine, which makes the game
compatible with future releases on the Quickstrike system.
A starter set & booster packs will release in May 2006.
There will be over 200 cards in the initial release.
The game also features the exclusive Doubloon Cards –
featuring a foil coin designed card, which allows players to
release their pirate’s full potential. Doubloon Cards will
also be randomly inserted in the set.
U.S. papers to add Japanese-style comics
Editors hope to attract young readers with addition of manga
Come January, the Sunday funnies of several major North
American newspapers will have doe-eyed women in frilly
outfits, effeminate long-haired heroes and other trademark
images of the Japanese comic style.
We’ve gone from HiFi to Wi-Fi, and next on the endless
chain is WiMax.
Wi Fi Fo Fum, I think I smell the blood…oops wrong tale.
This story doesn’t involve giants, but it does involve giant
leaps forward in technology that will affect us all.
Nintendo VP says new, cheaper system in works
With the Xbox 360's release eight days away, gamers may be
scrounging for change to be able to buy the $399.99 system.
For those who think $400 is too much for a next-generation
gaming system, they may want to hold out until next year.
4Kids Entertainment will take new show Yu-Gi-Oh! GX on
a Subway ride.
The 4Kids deal is slated to run Nov. 14-Jan. 1 at 20,000
Subway restaurants in the U.S. and Canada, and offers a Yu-Gi-Oh!
action toy with each Kids' Pak. Premiums include a Duelers
Prop Disc and a Yugi Battle Ball. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX is the
franchise's new chapter and airs on Cartoon Network's Miguzi
The Dice Storm
Taking the Plunge at the Worldwide Dungeons & Dragons Game
"It's not a game about winning," emphasized Charles Ryan,
brand manager of role-playing games at Wizards of the Coast.
"It's about characters overcoming challenges as a team."
Toys for gamers
The FLY Pentop Computer from Leapfrog. This ISN'T for adults
who still love toys, but it is a knockout combination of a
game gadget and educational device for kids about 8 to 13.
See the FLY Pentop
Website for more
Fans flock to latest ‘Harry Potter’ film
Midnight screenings are packed, advance ticket sales are hot
Fans are packing theaters for the new Harry Potter movie.
The fourth film in the series is called “Harry Potter and
the Goblet of Fire” and it’s had an early sendoff with
special midnight showings in select theaters around the
Win: Harry Potter GOF game on PS2
You've read the book, got plans to see the film but do you
also fancy duelling with Voldemort on PS2?
The Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire game is released
today and we've got five copies to giveaway!
One lucky winner will also get a very special original piece
of artwork signed by the EA team who designed it!
Pokemon Movie Demystifies Dungeon
Official gameplay footage from the DS Pokémon spin-off RPG,
where you control the Pokémon and not the trainer.
Experience intense 3D Pokémon action in a full-scale RPG.
Pokemon XD (Extra Dimension) takes place five years after
the events that transpired in Pokémon Colosseum. Controlling
a young Pokémon Trainer named Michael, your objective is to
thwart the evil plans of Cipher -- a ruthless organisation
bent on using Shadow Pokémon to take over the world.
Millions Prepare to Celebrate National Games Week
Games used to be deemed mostly for kids. It's clear that is
no longer the case. The non-electronic games industry is a
$5 billion industry with 900 publishers and 38,000
products(a). Board games are seeing an eighth consecutive
year of record sales. Card games, particularly collectables,
fueled by mega hits such as Magic The Gathering and Pokemon,
have reached some 25,000 stores in the USA alone. Family and
party games, role-playing, miniatures and creative hybrids
have found large new audiences.
Nintendo's Revolution Play Control System
Nintendo announces their parent-friendly plans.
Nintendo has announced a parental control scheme for their
next-gen console, code-named the Revolution, which will use
a password system to allow parents to block out games on the
basis of their ESRB ratings, which will be encoded in the
Epic Games Co-Founder responds to his recent comments
"I wasn't bashing Nintendo, I wasn't bashing the controller,
I was really just saying that a byproduct of having a device
like [the Revolution controller] is that people are going to
make games that possibly are just there because of the
controller, as opposed to being great games of themselves."
He reiterated his opinion that "Nintendo and some of the
best third parties are going to make amazing games for
Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors Review
Subsonic combat speeds make this fighter somewhat of an
In the massively popular genre of fighting games, it is not
unheard of for companies to licence popular characters for
inclusion in their latest title. Sometimes, they even
licence an entire series for a game focused on these already
popular characters. One of the more recent of these is the
Dragon Ball Z television anime series, all licenced for the
game Supersonic Warriors. However, lets keep in mind that
the popularity of the characters in a game does not
determine the quality or popularity of the game itself.