Pojo's Friday News Page
October 7th - 2005
USA'S RAW PREMIERE KICKS A**
This weeks premiere of WWE's RAW on USA was the most watched
RAW in 3 years with viewership up 30% from the average
number of viewers that watched on Spike TV.
#1 telecast of the night on cable for A18-49 and A25-54
Delivered 2.9 Million A18-49 and 2.5 Million A25-545
6 Million total viewers
The most amount of people to watch RAW in 3 Years
Up 30% from Spike average viewer numbers
4Kids Home Video Debuts Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 3.5: The Final
Face-Off on DVD
4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., the home video unit of
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE), in association with
FUNimation Entertainment, will release Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 3.5:
The Final Face-Off on DVD on October 18, 2005. This latest
release brings to a close the thrilling Battle City
Championship from Yu-Gi-Oh!’s third broadcast season on
The DVD features five episodes.
Demand for anime, manga has libraries wide-eyed
Torrance will be spending $10,000 to stock shelves with the
colorful Japanese counterculture comicbook novels.
What kids want to check out most these days is in short
supply at South Bay libraries.
Demand for Japanese animation and graphic novels has
exploded since Americans were first introduced to television
imports like "Yu-Gi-Oh!" and "Dragon Ball Z" earlier in the
Duel Masters(TM) Will Pay Homage to Creatures with
First-Ever 'Creature Appreciation Week'
Creatures live a tortured existence: they often get blamed
for chaos and mayhem even when they are innocent, they
rarely receive accolades for a job well done, and their
physical appearance limits their appeal to the masses.
Now, creatures are finally getting their due -- and in
appropriately grand fashion. Wizards of the Coast's Duel
Masters brand -- a trading card game employing dozens of
awesome battling creatures -- has established the first-
ever Creature Appreciation Week, to be celebrated Oct. 24 to
30, 2005. Fans of mysterious creatures and fantasy can learn
more about the week's happenings by visiting
The Esoteric Beat: Audio Games, Virtusphere, Mindplay
Welcome to 'The Esoteric Beat', the news report that
provides new and unusual ways to think about games and
culture. This week's column looks at audio games,
hamster-ball interfaces and digital relationships.
First off this week we take a quick look at acoustic games.
These audio-only titles have been around for a while, and
make up the eclectic mix of adventure games like those found
over on Audiogames.net. These games rely purely on sound
output to deliver information to players, making them ideal
for people with sight problems to experience the immediacy
of interacting with digital entertainment.
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
How does adding a second screen make the classic series
better than ever?
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow follows this handheld trend to a
T. Though the Nintendo DS is clearly far more capable in its
hardware power to drive a more contemporary 3D design, the
development team stuck to the game's roots on the handheld
and have produced the best portable Castlevania game to
date. Like past handheld Castlevania games, Dawn of Sorrow
is more an evolution than a revolution, and the DS
functionality is much more supplementary than integral to
the design, but man -- this is one hell of an action
adventure. You want a DS game with punch? This one's a
Shonan Jump’s Death Note
Light Yagami is at the head of his class, and he's bored out
of his mind. That all changes when he finds the Death Note,
a notebook that allows him to control the equally bored
rogue Death God Ryuk; simply by writing down the name of the
person he wants dead, Light can kill anyone at will without
getting caught. He immediately starts work killing off all
the world's dangerous criminals, but the cops are hot on his
trail; after all, he's a mass murderer! When the enigmatic
and seemingly unstoppable detective L goes after Light, the
result is a deadly battle of wits!
Probably the most compelling and interesting title to come
out of Viz’s young-adult-themed Shonen Jump Advanced line,
Tsugumi Ohba and Takenshi Obata’s Death Note is a
surprisingly gripping and original suspense tale that raises
a handful of interesting questions about morality. Anyone
with a taste for mystery (and a good dose of gallows humor)
should find Death Note to be refreshingly sophisticated.
Tekken 5 Cheats Codes FAQs and Hints for PS2
Don't always be quick to defeat the Story Mode interlude
opponents, in some cases when you lose you get to see a
different movie as part of the story.
Battlefield Blowout: Hands-on w/ Modern Combat
Lock and load, soldier. New impressions, movies, images and
The Battlefield series for the PC has been one of the few
sets of games that the IGN crew would get together as a
group to play night after night for overly extended periods
of time. Sure, there are small groups of folks that play
various sports games and the like for weeks on end after
their release, but it takes a certain kind of game to have a
majority of the office pulling all-nighters just to get in
"one more round" together. Though we never actually saw
Battlefield 1942 hit consoles, Xbox and PS2 gamers will see
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat hit their systems in but a few
Doom the Movie in theaters October 21st.
Official Movie Site
We Love Katamari
Last year’s Katamari Damacy took the gaming world by
surprise. Starting with a racquetball-sized “katamari,”
players rolled around a level for a set period of time,
adding various household objects (and even people) to
increase their ball’s size, much like people roll a snowball
in the yard. If they met their size objective by the level’s
end, it was on to the next round. That was the extent of the
gameplay, but players ate it up like a katamari rolling over
We Love Katamari is a simple game, much like Katamari Damacy,
but that’s what makes the game so special. There’s a reason
the Nintendo Game Boy systems sell just as well as consoles:
good gameplay doesn’t require fancy graphics or sound, just
good imagination and excellent execution. And We Love
Katamari has both of those in spades.
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse (Xbox, PS2, PSP,
Comic book heroes have had a dismal time on the small screen
via video games even while countless movie adaptations have
raked in the big bucks. Thanks to CGI the X-Men movies
captured the mutated super team almost perfectly. But alas
the video games bearing the X-folks have always fallen quite
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse doesn't deliver on the
promise of an X-Men oriented RPG that many have been waiting
for, but instead it mixes RPG elements in with a classic
bash-fest reminiscent of Gauntlet. Your team of four heroes
(and villains due to an unholy alliance between the X-Men
and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants) runs through a number
of levels of thugs and mutant insects with little variation
and less challenges.
King of the cards
A Kingston teen who hopped on the Pokemon bandwagon in 1999
is still along for the ride – and $7,500 richer for it.
Jeremy Maron’s collection of mythological monsters has, over
the years, grown to roughly 10,000 cards.
In August, he competed against players from more than 30
countries in his age group at the Pokemon Trading Card Game
Tournament in San Diego and became the Pokemon World
Nintendo Creates An Easy, Accessible Video Game
- And It's Free
Wi-Fi Connection will begin a new era of easy, social
gaming. For the first time, characters from the Nintendo
universe will be playable online, as part of a unique
wireless community, accessible inside or outside the home.
Nintendo DSTM games like Mario Kart® DS, Animal
Crossing®: Wild World and Metroid® Prime Hunters
will require no additional charge for online play. Each is
scheduled to launch in the coming months, along with the
first third-party title using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection,
Activision's Tony Hawk's American SK8Land, developed by
Dragon Ball Z Hits The Street
All right all you eager gamers, Infogrames Inc. announced
the much-anticipated Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy Of Goku, for
the Game Boy Advance, will be shipped on May 14. "With
600,000 registered fans on the Dragon Ball Z web site alone,
there is a huge consumer base anxiously awaiting the
opportunity to become part of the interactive experience,"
Said Sr. VP and GM of Infogrames’ Minneapolis label, Paul