Pinnacle Entertainment Group to Produce WizKids RPGs,
NOVEMBER 15th 2005 (Los Gatos, CA) – WizKids Inc., creators
of the Constructible Strategy Game and Collectable
Miniatures Game genres has granted award-winning game
publishers Pinnacle Entertainment Group the rights to
produce and support a range of roleplaying books for its
game properties, including the Pirates and Rocketmen
Constructible Strategy Games and the Mage Knight Collectable
The deal also allows GWG to support such genre-defining
products as Pirates of the Spanish Main and MechWarrior with
a series of scenario books, including new rules, games
pieces, and fiction, bringing an additional level of fun and
a new twist to some of WizKids’ best-loved properties.
“We’re huge fans of WizKids’ games, and are thrilled to be
able to help further flesh out and develop their worlds,”
says Shane Hensley, CEO of Pinnacle. “These are going to be
full-color, gorgeous books that maintain WizKids and
Pinnacle’s taglines of fast, furious, and fun!”
Pinnacle’s line manager for the new WizKids products, Paul
Wade-Williams, says, "As a fan of the WizKids’ lines, it’s
great to be able to take their wonderfully rich worlds and
add an entire new level of game play and creativity.”
“Pinnacle has emerged as a leader in role-playing products
in recent years,” said Jordan Weisman, CEO of WizKids Inc.
“It is an honor to work with a cutting-edge company and a
staff of role-playing pros.”
King Kong (XBox, PS2, Gamecube, PC, Nintendo DS,
I'd seen enough demos of the King Kong video game based on
the upcoming movie to know it was taking shape well. And I'm
happy to report the finished version is well worth owning.
The intro sequence where you are lowered in a boat from the
Venture and rowed to shore in the middle of a howling storm,
sets the scene for a visually impressive and immersive
New Mystical Powers Make This Christmas More Magical
Number One Trading Card Game Yu-Gi-Oh Launches New
Characters & Monsters
While Santa is squeezing down chimneys this Christmas, kids
across the nation will be battling it out in duels to have
the honour of being named Yu-Gi-Oh! The number one trading
card game in Japan and already a kid's favourite in the UK
is set to explode this Christmas taking the mythical and
magical powers to an all-new level. Yu-Gi-Oh is second
biggest toy property for 7-12 year old boys only behind Lord
of the Rings as well as being the number one trading card
Hand of Evil trading cards featuring killers and
terrorists sparks debate
A countess who slaughtered 600 virgins and bathed in their
blood is featured alongside the terrorist mastermind of the
9/11 attacks in a set of trading cards listing the "30 most
evil people of all time."
Yu-Gi-Oh!™ ONLINE enters Phase 2
Konami of Europe has announced the second phase of its
phenomenally successful Yu-Gi-Oh! ONLINE campaign, with a
new DUELPASS system set to offer users more cards for online
With hundreds of thousands of registered users in Europe
enjoying Yu-Gi-Oh! ONLINE's competitive and social aspects,
the new elements go live in November.
Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach - Reviewed
I recently had the pleasure of getting some play time with
Turbine's upcoming D&D MMORPG, Stormreach. The game is still
a few months away from being complete, but what I saw gave
me multiple nergasms.
PS2 breaks sales records
PlayStation2 has broken the record to become the fastest
console to ship 100million units.
Resident Evil 4 Review
Capcom's masterpiece finally arrives on the PS2.
The hype surrounding Resident Evil 4 on the GameCube was
typically low key for a Nintendo machine, despite the
popularity of Capcom's long running series. Much of this was
down to the fact that there were so many questions people
needed answering. Could it possibly be the best Resident
Evil? How can it be changed so drastically and still feel
like RE? For those who showed no interest in the previous
games, what on earth could Capcom do to evoke their
interest? And what about existing fans of the series? No
umbrella? No zombies?! Well, all fears were put to rest as
the game achieved top praise from us back in March, and now
Capcom have seen fit to release this masterpiece onto the
PlayStation 2. Given that the game was such a technical
powerhouse, many could be forgiven for being skeptical about
how well it would transfer to the PS2 hardware, but in all
honesty there’s very little to worry about.
PS2 gone wonky? You may get $25
If your PlayStation 2 doesn't work, find the model number on
the back to see if you're entitled to a free repair or a $25
The PS2's maker, Sony Computer Entertainment of America,
recently settled a class-action suit alleging that some PS2s
quit working or destroyed disks within 13 months of
The suit covers model numbers 30001, 30001R, 35001, 39001,
39010, 50001 and 50010, and it affects you if the unit you
bought was new and unused, or if someone bought one of those
model numbers and gave it to you as a gift.
Latest Pokemon Games Are Buggy
Fortunately the problem can be worked out in Japan first
before any US release.
Those who have imported the latest Pokemon games from Japan,
Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon Blue Rescue Force for the
Nintendo DS and Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon Red Rescue Force
for the Game Boy Advance.
Nintendo has learned of a major bug that exists in the DS
version of the game. Normally, the DS game can link up with
the Game Boy Advance game by pluggin the GBA game directly
into the DS, which apparently works just fine.
Beyblade The Next Big Thing?
Take a bow and step aside Pokemon. Beyblade has just spun
its way into children's imagination, bagging the coveted
status of new toy on the kid bloc.
What is Beyblade? Quite simply, just a spinning top. The toy
originates from a cartoon series by the same name that
started airing on a toon channel in May. The wow factor
emerged following that, its subsequent adverts on
television, and its war cry like catchline: Let it RIP.
Nintendo Revolution set for unveiling in May
It looks like Nintendo’s next generation console – for now
dubbed the ‘Revolution’ – will finally be unveiled to the
world on 9th May next year at E3 2006 in LA. Coincidentally
that’s almost exactly a year since the great Mario Land
President, Satoru Iwata, first announced it so it sounds
like a solid date to us.
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Cel-Shading, Gameplay, and Storyline combine to make one of
the best RPGs
At first, this game may seem a little bit too childish. The
Dragon Ball Z artwork, the monsters, the voice acting, etc.
But cast that aside for a moment and think back to most of
the old school RPGs. A lot of them had the simple artwork
design. On top of that, it's been said that when you try to
make a game look realistic, you can always find faults in
the artwork. Take the Final Fantasy series (of which I’m
also a hardcore fan). The graphics are great, but until they
are able to get the CGI graphics in every single aspect of
the game, it’s not going to be perfect. That’s why Dragon
Quest VIII is so fun with the graphics. Because it has that
cartoon look to it, it makes it easier to get involved in