Pojo's Friday News Page
September 9th - 2005
DC HeroClix: Icons Releases
September 7, 2005 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc., creator of the
runaway hit games HeroClix® and Pirates of the Spanish
Main™, is proud to announce the release of the newest DC
HeroClix base set: DC HeroClix: Icons!
“DC HeroClix: Icons contains some of the greatest names in
comic book history,” said Mike Samora, vice president of
Sales and Marketing for WizKids®, “including Batman and
Superman, who join the JLA and Titans in the fight against
evil!” DC HeroClix: Icons features over 60 different figures
from the DC universe, many of them more powerful than ever
DC HeroClix: Icons features a new Starter Set (MSRP $12.99)
with updated rules and six unique figures not found anywhere
else, a brand-new map, and four-figure Booster Packs (MSRP
$7.99). Collectors can typically complete a set of DC
HeroClix: Icons by purchasing less than one full case of
Sensory Chip Provides Brains for the Next Generation of
Intelligent Toys -- Hasbro's New FURBY Is First; Single
RSC-4128 IC from Sensory Controls All Motor, Speech and
There is a new wave of interactive toys ready to explode on
the marketplace this fall, and they are arriving just in the
nick of time for the holiday buying season. If it talks,
hears and "understands" you, it is probably using an
integrated circuit developed by Sensory, Inc., a Silicon
Valley innovative force with over ten years experience in
designing low-cost speech technologies into consumer
electronics. Featuring highly accurate voice recognition,
speech synthesis and command and control capability,
Sensory's RSC-4128 integrated circuit is being utilized as
the main brain unit for a new generation of low-priced
interactive consumer products.
How a Geek Beat Vegas
Rolling Stone’s article and book review of Jonny Magic and
the Card Shark Kids by David Kushner which encompasses the
Magic: The Gathering card game phenomenon and multibillion
The story follows Jon Finkel and his rise as a Magic Player
to Poker and Blackjack Player.
Run for Cover: Dave Seeley
Creating Memorable Covers
When Boston-based artist Dave Seeley first saw the Imperial
Star Destroyer fly across the theater screen in A New Hope
as a teenager, little did he know that he would later be
creating elaborate, lush illustrations for the same Star
"I was absolutely blown away at this new thing," Seeley
recalls. "I was doing theater set design and building at the
time, and considered going to work in Hollywood. I think if
there had been a clear path for a high school kid from
Massachusetts, I might well have gone that way. That first
memory fuels an enthusiasm for any new Star Wars project
that lands on my plate."
Golden Sun: The Lost Age(GBA) FAQ/Walkthrough
Brothers storm Pokemon game finals
SCHOOLBOY Sami Sekkoum has become the best Pokemon trading
card game player in the country - and his brother Yacine
isn't far behind.
The two brothers, of Ashbrook Road, Archway, defeated
hundreds of other hopefuls from more than 30 countries at
the world championships of the latest card game craze, based
on the Japanese cartoon characters.
Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon Dated in Japan
Nintendo to close of 2005 with a bang for Pokemon lovers.
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl won't be hitting the DS until next
year, but in Japan at least, Pokemon fans do have a lot to
look forward to for 2005. In addition to the October
Japanese release of Pokemon Torouze, Nintendo has announced
a release date for Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon. Japan will
get the game on 11/17.
Loved by the little monsters
Children are not safe in Japan. A thousand cunning
creatures, from robots and smiling kittens to duelling,
animated stag beetles, are vying to drag the vulnerable into
their commercial clutches. The monsters that got my children
are called Pokémon. Doe-eyed creatures that come in an
assortment of primary colours, they lure the unknowing with
helium-balloon voices, cuteness and special fighting powers.
Nintendo Prepares For Launch
Nintendo of Japan is getting ready to ship a quarter of a
million units of the Game Boy Micro.
Nintendo of Japan has started preparing for the launch of
the Game Boy Micro on September 13th, 2005 when the company
will have 250,000 units of the new handheld to retailers and
Nintendo Enters Cellphone Market
Nintendo has given the rights to distribute multimedia to a
Nintendo has given the Japanese companies NTT DoCoMo and
Vodafone the rights to distribute Nintendo themed media to
mobile phone owners.
Both companies have been granted the rights to sell Nintendo
screen savers, ring tones, wallpapers, and more for about $2
a month. In addition, a text message service has been
included which will provide users with Nintendo news.
We get a hands-on play with the final version on the
Nintendo DS. Our impressions and new screens right here.
Last year's Spider-Man 2 for the Nintendo DS was one of the
more successful and noteworthy games in the system's launch
library. But if our current play with Ultimate Spider-Man
for the Nintendo DS is anything to go by, perhaps we may
have been a bit too glowing in our review of last year's
game when it came out. Ultimate Spider-Man is similar in
design to Spider-Man 2 but the new game has clearly been
given far more time in the oven, and given way more creative
freedom in the action design.
Puppy love takes the US by storm following launch of
More than 250,000 copies of Nintendo's handheld pet sim sold
in first week of release
It seems it's not just Japanese gamers who can't get enough
of Nintendogs - more than 250,000 copies of the game have
been sold in the US since it went on sale just five days
Check out Atari's lineup of Dragon Ball Z titles.
Atari has recently been issued a press release indicating
their release schedule for their slated Dragon Ball Z titles
for multiple platforms.
“This is without a doubt our most exciting and aggressive
Dragon Ball lineup to date, and represents a new era of
collaboration between Atari, FUNimation and Bandai,” said
Matt Collins, Director of Global Brand Management at Atari.
“Our goal for the forthcoming Dragon Ball titles will be to
ensure that the games remain authentic while simultaneously
delivering innovation that will thrill and surprise fans and
result in stand-out games within their respective video game