Spirit Caller now in stores
Konami's latest Yu-Gi-Oh! title is on its way to a store
near you. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Spirit Caller, exclusive to the
Nintendo DS, is the first handheld Yu-Gi-Oh title to feature
full online head-to-head gameplay.
With access to more than 1400 cards, players attempt to
reach the top of the Duel Academy with the assistance of a
Bo-bobo Picked Up by Cartoon Network for Season 2; DVD
Hits stores in First Quarter
Toei Animation Inc., a subsidiary of Japan’s largest
animation production studio, Toei Animation Co., Ltd., has
secured their most popular newcomer, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo for a
second season on Cartoon Network. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo will
continue to air during Cartoon Network’s popular Toonami
"Zephyr" Xbox 360 to add features to an already sweet
There are those people who, while they respect the Xbox 360,
find it a bit "stripped down" for an HD console. The lack of
HDMI has hurt it a bit when those with 1080p sets come down
to decision making. Also, the console has been touted as an
all-around media machine, however the 20GB hard drive fills
up quickly (especially if you make use of Xbox Live's Video
Marketplace service). If what we have just seen is true,
this could all change, truly putting the Xbox 360 near-par
with the PS3 for functionality.
A report on Engadget shows a picture of what looks like an
Xbox 360 with an HDMI port. Though the source wasn't named
directly, the article says it is someone close to Microsoft.
The article also states that the upgrade, code-named
"Zephyr" (the original Xbox 360 is named Xenon), would come
with a 120GB hard-drive.
Hands-on with IPTV on Xbox 360
We had a chance to check out Microsoft's IPTV offering for
Xbox 360, announced earlier this week during Bill Gates' CES
keynote, and get answers to some of the questions that have
been nagging at us since first hearing about the service.
Six new World of Warcraft realms opened
Blizzard, Azeroth With the introduction of the new
battlegroup Emberstorm, Blizzard has just opened up six
brand new realms for you guys to enjoy. Burning Crusade
might not be released for a couple of more days, but at
least we're given some stuff to keep us busy in the
meantime. New adventures in Azeroth! Wahoo!
Detailed WoW Burning Crusade maps
The available maps include the Hellfire Peninsula, Terokkar
Forest, Nagrand, Zangarmarsh, and the Blade's Edge
mountains. Maps for Shadowmoon Valley and other areas will
be available soon. You can check out the maps by clicking on
the thumbnails below.
WoW Becomes Bigger Than Many Nations
Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft has officially
broken the 8 million subscriber mark. So if WoW were a
nation, CIA's World Factbook says that it would be the 94th
most populated country on Earth, ranking between
Azerbaijan's 7,961,619 citizens, and Burundi's 8,090,068.
WoW TCG Regional Qualifier Tournaments kick off on
What better time to start
what promises to be one of the biggest gaming events of the
year than the first month of 2007? On January 13, Upper Deck
Entertainment will host the first of numerous World of Warcraft Trading Card Game Regional Qualifier Tournament
events all across the globe.
UDE will also host casual tournaments of various formats for
players of all levels on the same day, complete with
exciting and exclusive WoW TCG prizes. All tournaments will
support decks utilizing the recently released Heroes of
Azeroth set and Treasure Cards from the Onyxia’s Lair Raid
Marvel Trading Card Game For PSP - Details and
Based on the best selling trading card game from Upper Deck,
Marvel Trading Card Game allows players to collect over 800
cards based on their favorite Marvel characters and compete
in cross-platform online play in a variety of different
PS2's Bully May Not Get A Sequel
Industry Analyst Michael Pachter of Wedbush Morgan
Securities is becoming quite notorious for his "ability" to
make risky (at times somewhat unsubstantiated) predictions
about the state of video gaming. This time the subject of
his clairvoyance was Rockstar's latest media whipping boy,
Bully. Pachter predicts that as a result of retail
mediocrity Rockstar wont take a chance on making Bully 2.
Pokemon tourney draws top talents, champion “Ness”!
“A lot of the top players in the world are from the Midwest,
which makes Rockford a good stop,” tournament organizer
Camille Peltier-Robson said. “There are a lot of
first-timers here. Others are seasoned pros.”
The tourney also drew the world’s top player, 21-year-old
Jason Klaczynski, who won last year’s Pokémon world
40th Anniversary of Gen Con this August 16-19, 2007 at
the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Pre-Registration Opens at Noon (PST) Sunday, February 11,
Badge registration goes live at noon (PST) on Sunday,
February 11, 2007.
4-Day Badge Pre-Reg: $65 Onsite: $75
1-Day Badge Pre-Reg: $35 Onsite: $45
WIZKIDS TO CONSOLIDATE DISTRIBUTION
January 11, 2007 (SEATTLE) ‹ WizKids, Inc. announced today
that it has entered into an agreement with Diamond Comic
Distributors and Alliance Game Distributors for the core
hobby portion of its distribution in the United States and
³Our strategic focus is to create a closer relationship with
our retailers, protect the equity of our brands and reinvest
in our products. Through careful thought and analysis we
have come to the conclusion that these goals are best
achieved by using Diamond and Alliance as our distribution
partner for the Core Hobby portion of our business, said
WizKids CEO, Lax Chandra.
The agreement will better position WizKids to gain valuable
customer feedback which will be used to improve product
development, increase manufacturing efficiencies and create
focused promotional and marketing efforts to increase sales
in Core Hobby stores. We firmly believe that working with
Diamond and Alliance will work best to achieve our strategic
goals and provide the best service for our retailers, our
consumers and our business. We are excited by the
opportunities that we hope to create in this new