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October 14th - 2005


Biggest one-day roleplaying event ever to take place Nov. 5th in gaming and hobby stores around the globe

October 12, 2005 (Renton, Wash.) – Geek is chic -- and what could be more chic than a global party celebrating the popularity of counter-culture icon DUNGEONS & DRAGONS? On Saturday, November 5, 2005, Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS), will sponsor WORLDWIDE DUNGEONS & DRAGONS GAME DAY in hundreds of select hobby and toy stores around the globe. Experienced players and newcomers will gather during this 24-hour period to flex their imaginations and have fun playing the classic roleplaying game DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. Last year more than 25,000 gamers came out to play D&D« on Game Day, and this year Wizards of the Coast anticipates an even greater turnout.

“We experienced an overwhelming turnout for Worldwide D&D Game Day in 2004, thanks to the loyalty of our fans and their dedication to the game,” said Charles Ryan, Brand Manager for DUNGEONS & DRAGONS at Wizards of the Coast. “The ranks of D&D players continue to swell, and we’re expecting this year’s Game Day to be the biggest and most exciting event in the game’s 31-year history.”

Participating game stores around the world listed at www.dndgameday.com will present adventures packed with fiendish monsters to slay, diabolical traps to overcome, and heroic stories to be boasted. Players can bring a band of friends to adventure with or plan to meet some new gaming buddies. Players can also earn points when they sign up for D&D Rewards™ and the Roleplaying Game Association (RPGA). Additionally, while supplies last, each player will receive a free Worldwide D&D Game Day souvenir to add to their treasure trove. Souvenirs include D&D« Miniatures and a special D&D Campaign Card. Players will need to bring a pen or pencil, paper and a set of dice that includes 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 20-sided dice.

In mid-October, Wizards of the Coast will post a list of participating retail locations online at www.dndgameday.com. Please contact the event organizer at specific locations for start times, directions, or other participation requirements.

Offers Fans Exclusive Content from Forthcoming Handheld Action Shooter

EDISON, NJ, October 12, 2005- Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL) and developer Planet Moon Studios today launched the official web site for their thrilling new run-and-gun shooter, Infected, scheduled for release exclusively for the PSP™ (PlayStation«Portable) in November. Fans can visit the site at www.Infected.com for access to the latest info, select game content and downloads, including game play movies, screenshots, and artwork.

Fans can also read bios on the game's unique, undead characters, learn more about the origins of the mysterious Infected virus, download wallpapers and pre-order the game. Future updates will include the ability for fans to upload photos to "zombify" their friends' via an Infected email, view world rankings, plus information on contests and promotions. A version of the website optimized for PSP™ systems will also be launched in the future.

"Infected's double-fisted game play and multiplayer action create the unique type of gaming experience fans of the PSP have been looking for," said Ken Gold, vice president of Marketing for Majesco. "Through Infected.com, consumers can unlock the gruesome humor and lavishly gory world of Infected and discover why it will be the 'must-have' PSP title for this holiday season."

About Infected
The first in a series of original games exclusively for the PSP™ from Planet Moon Studios and Majesco, Infected features pulse-pounding two-gun action as players cleanse the mean streets of New York City of mad, flesh-hungry beings known as Infected. The game brings the frenetic gameplay of a classic arcade game to a cutting-edge third-person shooter, which allows players' avatars to invade opponents' PSP™ systems via Wi-Fi multi-player victories. 

Wizards sponsoring D&D Day

November 5th has been declared Dungeons & Dragons day by brand owner, Wizards of the Coast. The promotion is aimed at bringing thousands of role players into toy and hobby stores to "flex their imaginations". Last year, the event had more than 25,000 gamers "flexing". Wizards is predicting even greater turnout this year. More!

SOCOM 3: US Navy SEALs (PS2)

There is no doubt that the SOCOM: US Navy SEALs series is among the most popular online titles for PS2. Toward the end of 2003 and the beginning of 2004, it was rumored that SOCOM II single-handedly screwed up the Nielsen ratings for the 18-34 male demographic due to so many people playing it during prime time viewing hours. More!

Naruto PS2 Game Announced

Heeding the call of Naruto fans, Bandai Games Inc. today announced that they are publishing "Naruto: Narutimate Hero" for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system in the United States. Scheduled for release in Q1 2006, this fan favorite promises explosive ninja fighting action faithfully adapted from the anime series now showing on the Cartoon Network. More!

UK mother claimed girl injured in car accident needed cash; money actually went to buy PlayStation for her son.

Mothers have been known to go to desperate measures to fulfill their children's needs. Whether it's working two jobs to put food on the table, body-checking rivals in a mad dash to grab the hottest toy, or lifting compact cars to free their pinned offspring, the mother-child bond has proven to result in some spectacular feats. More!

Limited Edition Pokemon Micro GBA

Whenever a new Nintendo product is released, the Pokemon franchise is never too far behind. So as the Game Boy Micro stomps on forward after it's amazing Eastern and Western launches, the Pokemon franchise is coming up right behind it with a special edition system.

On November 17th, the Pokemon Store is releasing a "Game Boy Micro Pokemon Version" in Japan. More!

Virus Targets Nintendo DS

Gaming systems are becoming the new targets of malicious Trojan viruses.

A Trojan virus disguised as a program that supposedly loads X-rated material is preying on the Nintendo DS handheld game console, security experts said Tuesday, making it the second security hazard to hit gamers in two weeks. More!

Study: Teens' interest in gaming on the decline
Analysts' survey of 700 students around the country yields interesting results about kids' gaming habits.

There's been a lot of evidence recently of game companies pushing to expand the market beyond the traditional gamer. Games-on-demand services are sprouting up left and right with a casual crowd in mind. Nintendo's Revolution controller was built specifically to appeal to a nongaming audience. Sony's PSP is being positioned in the market as a multifunctional lifestyle device as much as a gaming machine. But for all the attention companies are paying to the demographics they haven't yet conquered, they might be losing their grip on the core market. More!

Australia's Madman to release the Original and Uncut Dragon Ball movie on DVD

This new DVD includes never-before-seen footage and an all new English dub recorded in 5.1 surround sound! No DBZ fan can afford to miss out on this amazing release of the first feature-length, stand-alone DRAGON BALL Z adventure! More!

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