Urban Rivals Offers Pojo Readers Free Booster Pack
Urban Rivals, the online trading card game (www.urban-rivals.com)
is offering Pojo Readers free boosters of Urban Rivals
Cards. All you have to do is type the Promo Code “pojo”
during registration. When you register on urban rivals, 20
credits will be added to your account and you'll be able to
get a booster of your choice in the shop.
MADMAN RELEASES THE FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST MOVIE
Munich, 1923. Two years have passed since Ed Elric's
sacrifice ripped him out of his world and into ours,
separating him from his younger brother, Alphonse. In that
time, his research into rocketry has allied him with Alphons
Heiderich, who oddly resembles his brother. When Ed saves a
quiet Gypsy girl with the power to read minds, he is pulled
into a plot by the Thule Society and the burgeoning Nazi
Party that could drag both worlds into war!
YouTube To Post Japanese Copyright Warning
Just barely responding to copyright complaints from Japanese
media, YouTube will display a Japanese-language notice
warning against uploading copyrighted material.
Naruto fans of the world look out: The Man wants to pull the
plug on your YouTube fix.
Two months later, Nintendo number one in next-gen
Two months have passed since the release of the Nintendo Wii
and Sony's PlayStation 3, and a look back on how both
consoles have been doing around the globe is in order.
Nintendo patents games console phone
Forget about the iPhone, does anyone fancy an nPhone? Yes,
Nintendo has successfully patented a handset design that
incorporates not only all the usual phone buttons but also a
trio of game controller keys too.
Spain and Italy to get their own WoW TCG
Upper Deck Entertainment, the same company that brought us
the Yugi-Oh card game, is happy to announce that fans of the
game in Spain and Italy can now enjoy the card game.
Accordingly, it's also planning to release local versions of
it on April 11. At the moment, the card game is available
only in English, French, German, and now also in Italian and
'Burning Crusade' Expands Already Massive 'World of
This T-rated add-on to the world's most-popular online
fantasy game is bigger and better than ever. It's well worth
the $29.99 price and roughly $15 monthly subscription fee.
DC Comics Licenses World of Warcraft
DC Unlimited, the new brand launched by DC Comics to license
and promote the world's greatest pop culture characters and
stories, has announced the release of a line of action
figures based on World of Warcraft, the popular Blizzard
Entertainment Massively-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game
(MMORPG). The collectibles will be unveiled this month at
New York's American International Toy Fair and will be
distributed worldwide in both mass market and specialty
World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Strategy Guide Now
Available from Killer Guides
With the World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Guide game
strategy publisher Killer Guides adds the first expansion of
Blizzard's World of Warcraft expansion to its portfolio. On
over 100 pages players receive a collection of hints and
advice on how to beat the game add-on. The World of Warcraft
hint book is now available as a .pdf download for $24.99 on
Outsourcing your 'Warcraft' skills
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size According to an estimate from a company called Power-levels.com,
it would take someone starting from scratch 768 hours to
reach the highest level you can hit in World of Warcraft:
The Burning Crusade.
These game consultants sell what are known as power-levelling
services. Essentially, that means that for a fee, they will
take over your account in any one of a large number of
online games and put in the work required to get you where
you want to be.
D&D offers grant to up-and-coming Dungeon Masters
They may have been dateless to the prom, but Dungeons &
Dragons aficionados, closeted or otherwise, now have the
opportunity to hone their inner-dwarf or cleric for up to
$1,000 in a grant from the game's founder, giving the
stigmatized, pasty and patronized the last laugh.
Wizards of the Coast, a division of Hasbro, Inc. and the
owners of Dungeons & Dragons, will award 20 monetary prizes
to college students across the country, as well as award one
winner the title of Dungeons & Dragons Club of the Year and
a visit from a D&D game designer and genuine Dungeon Master.
Burger King thinks inside the Xbox for bigger profits
The world's second-largest burger chain said Tuesday its
fiscal second-quarter profit jumped 41 percent to $38
million. Company officials cited consistently strong Value
Meal sales and the video-game giveaway program for the
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HORRORCLIX: THE LAB RELEASES TODAY
January 31, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announced today
the release of HorrorClix™: The Lab, the first expansion for
the insanely popular HorrorClix collectable miniatures game
HorrorClix: The Lab combines bizarre creatures from across
sci-fi horror worlds, including alien greys, dinosaurs,
misshapen experiments and, of course, zombies! The set also
features exciting new plot twist cards, victim tokens and
abilities, with a total of 96 new monsters to collect, some
of which can turn victims into their servants using the
“Traditionally, when your monster slays a victim, the victim
is simply removed from the map,” said WizKids® EVP of Sales,
Marketing and Product Development, Joe Hauck. “Now you can
slay the cheerleader then make her slay the world.”
HorrorClix: The Lab is available in Booster Packs (MSRP
$7.99) that each contain four random figures, four matching
monster cards, one plot twist card and one victim token.
Each HorrorClix: The Lab case includes enough prize support
for four weeks of in-store events, with an additional 12
weeks provided FREE from WizKids though Diamond Comic
Distributors, Alliance Game Distributors or ordered from the
WizKids retailer In-Store Play website.
WIZKIDS ANNOUNCES HALO ACTIONCLIX
COLLECTABLE MINIATURES GAME
February 1, 2007 (SEATTLE) - WizKids Inc., creator of
runaway hit games like HeroClix® and Pirates of the Spanish
Main™, announced today its agreement with Bungie Studios and
Microsoft to develop a new collectable miniatures game (CMG)
called Halo® ActionClix™.
The Halo ActionClix, CMG brings the incredible content of
the Halo universe to the tabletop via the award-winning Clix
miniatures game engine. Players familiar with HeroClix and
HorrorClix™ will be able to jump right into the action and
enjoy brand-new game mechanics, including weapon swaps,
figure respawning and vehicle-based combat.
"Expanding the Halo universe into the Clix CMG world is a
perfect fit for
the franchise," said Brian Jarrard, director of Franchise
Affairs at Bungie Studios. "WizKids' commitment to quality
and authentic detail ensures that these new Halo ActionClix
figures will appeal to collectors and CMG players alike."
The first Halo ActionClix set will feature more than 80
figures from the Halo universe, including preview content
from Halo 3. A number of vehicle packs are also being
produced, including a big surprise planned for San Diego
Comic-Con this July. Figures will be sold in randomized
Booster Packs. The vehicles and a Starter Game will be sold
in a diorama display format.
"We are proud to be associated with a great brand like
Halo," said Lax
Chandra, WizKids® president. "We are always looking for ways
to push the envelope with our games and content. The
phenomenal Halo video game play and universe provided us
with an excellent spring board for innovation in tabletop
miniatures gaming. We are very excited about this release."
The Halo ActionClix CMG is expected to be released at retail
in September 2007, with special Prerelease figures available
at San Diego Comic-Con July 26 - 29, and at Gen Con Indy
August 16 - 19.
WIZKIDS ANNOUNCES STAR WARS POCKETMODEL
TRADING CARD GAME
February 07, 2007 (SEATTLE) - WizKids Inc., a subsidiary of
Topps and the creator of runaway hit games such as HeroClix®
and Pirates of the Spanish Main™, announced today that it
will release a new collectable game called the Star Wars™
PocketModel™ trading card game (TCG). The agreement is an
expansion of Topps’ current licensing agreement with Lucas
“The Topps Company and Lucas Licensing have enjoyed a
successful 30-year licensing partnership and are proud to
extend our license to include trading card games,” said Ira
Friedman, Topps vice president of Publishing and Licensing.
The Star Wars PocketModel TCG combines the best features of
classic TCGs with those of constructible strategy games™ (CSGs),
a category that WizKids® pioneered for kids. This TCG
innovation allows players to use characters and action
scenes from the movies on their cards to help control their
fleets of PocketModel ships as they attempt to destroy each
other’s objectives. This exciting, easy-to-learn game
derives its content from all six Star Wars movies, making it
possible for fans of all generations to enjoy battling for
control of the galaxy!
“Topps trading cards were the very first Star Wars–licensed
products,” said Howard Roffman, president of Lucas
Licensing. “We are pleased to expand our longstanding
relationship with Topps to include both WizKids and trading
card game products. We are excited for Star Wars fans
because there has never been a product quite like this
Following in the tradition of WizKids’ successful Pirates
CSG, no Starter is required for game play. Each Game Pack (SRP
$4.99) contains four to eight styrene constructible vehicle
models, six game cards, two micro dice, assembly
instructions and complete rules.
“It is a privilege to be given the opportunity to create
trading card games for a property with the history and
popularity of Star Wars. Our first directive has been to
develop a truly innovative card game that young Star Wars
fans can enjoy,” said Lax Chandra, WizKids president. “The
excitement generated by kids during our testing of the
PocketModel TCG has exceeded our expectations on all
The Star Wars PocketModel TCG is expected to be released at
retail in June 2007, with a preview and samples available at
Star Wars Celebration IV, May 24–28 at the Los Angeles
4KIDS ENTERTAINMENT AND KONAMI UNVEIL WINNERS OF THE
YU-GI-OH! “DESIGN YOUR DESTINY CARD CONTEST” THIS SATURDAY,
FEBRUARY 10TH ON 4KIDS TV
FROM THOUSANDS OF ENTRIES, THREE WINNING DESIGNS WILL BE
MADE INTO AN OFFICIAL YU-GI-OH! TRADING CARD ON SHELVES IN
New York, N.Y. (February 9, 2007) – This Saturday, February
10th, leading children’s entertainment powerhouse 4Kids
Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE) and Yu-Gi-Oh! designers
Konami, will unveil three brand new Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card
designs created by three talented kids on 4Kids TV. The Yu-Gi-Oh!
“Design your Destiny Card Contest” which launched in
October, gave fans the chance of a lifetime to submit their
very own original drawing and name for a new Yu-Gi-Oh!
monster in hopes of getting their dream design made into an
official trading card. The contest drew an impressive tens
of thousands of entries, making it one of the most
successful mail-in contests ever for 4Kids TV. The three
winning designs and card names chosen will be incorporated
into an official Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card to be released in a
November 2007 Booster Pack.
Contest winners were selected from three age categories,
ranging from ages 3 to 17 by a panel of 4Kids judges. Along
with getting their card published in a Yu-Gi-Oh! booster
pack, winners will receive a Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force Video
Game, by Konami. Additionally, kids can go online to
www.4kids.tv to see the winning designs and check out the
Yu-Gi-Oh! Design Your Destiny Card Contest On-line Viewers
Gallery where fans can rank their favorite card entries.
Fans can also enter for a chance to win a Yu-Gi-Oh! Upper
Deck prize pack. Visit www.4kids.tv for details.
The magic of Yu-Gi-Oh! has been captivating kids of all ages
since the late 1990s when it debuted as a comic strip in
Japan. Ten years later, Yu-Gi-Oh! has grown into an
international sensation, complete with an anime TV series,
the biggest trading card game in the world, video games and
an endless line of merchandise.
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2007
Air time: 10-11am ET
Channel: 4Kids TV (4Kids Entertainment’s four-hour
programming block on Saturday mornings on Fox affiliates