No more wires. Just high-performance optics forged with an
integrated, state-of-the-art digital audio engine. Listen to
music virtually anywhere. Change the way you see and hear
the world. OAKLEY THUMP comes in seven color combinations
and two types: a 128 MB version and a 256 MB version with
Parents wary of gaming obsession
Akron mother blames son's suicide on Yu-Gi-Oh!; some experts
and gamers say it's not that simple
Carol O'Connell, a psychologist at Akron Children's
Hospital, said the "mind control'' claim is a bit of an
A child, or anyone, who becomes obsessed with something
enough to commit suicide had other problems to begin with,
she said. And it's not just games.
Yu-Gi-Oh! and Shaman King Unedited Releases On Feb 22
4Kids Entertainment Home Video To Release New Volumes Of
Collector’s Editions Of YU-GI-OH! And SHAMAN KING On
February 22, 2005
4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., the home video unit of
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE), in association with
FUNimation, will release the third volume of the special DVD
collector’ s editions of YU-GI-OH! and SHAMAN KING on
February 22, 2005. Never before available in the U.S. and
Canada, the discs will contain the original, unedited
Japanese animation and Japanese dialogue with English
subtitles, as well as optional English language tracks.
New Star Wars TCG and Miniatures from Wizards
Get your game on with new Trading Card Games and Miniatures
from Wizards of the Coast centered around the
highly-anticipated Star Wars film, Revenge of the Sith.
The Star Wars Trading Card Game has two new sets coming out
in 2005, based around Episode III. The tenth expansion set
for the Star Wars TCG, Revenge of the Sith hits shelves on
April 2. This 110-card expansion features characters and art
from the forthcoming film, including such favorites as Darth
Vader, Mace Windu and Chewbacca, as well as a new card type:
Adventures in Self-Publishing
Freedom Force vs. the 3rd Reich Irrational's Ken Levine
writes about the trials and rewards of going it alone as an
So, you want the long version of this story or the short
one? The short version of this story is: Irrational Games is
self-publishing Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich! Go to
http://www.freedomfans.com/store/ right now and pre-order
the darn thing! Anybody that does pre-order it from
freedomfans.com will get three bonus characters, concept
art, wallpapers and a whole bunch of other goodies. The
first 500 get a piece of art signed by Robb Waters, the
IDW HERALDS THE RETURNS OF "ANGEL" TO COMICS
Last time we saw Angel, things didn't look too good for him.
His TV show was ending, his comics had stopped and he faced
seemingly insurmountable odds.
But he wouldn't be Angel if he didn't battle his way back to
the "If pojo.com ever got itself a mascot' Department: The
Babes of Champions: Return to Arms (PS2)
Oh my -- we present possibly the sexiest inhabitants ever to
grace the lands of Norrath. Like any gamer knows, there's
only one thing more important than the overall gameplay
experience offered by a new game -- and that's the quality
of the hot babes on display! Luckily for you guys, we're
pleased to be able to present a selection of the uber-smokin'
female counterparts of SOE's new PS2 action sequel --
Champions: Return to Arms.
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 Visions (PS2)
Gearbox supplies brand new images and commentry from its
upcoming WWII shooter.
There's little doubt that World War II makes for exciting,
believable first-person shooter game experiences. Ubisoft is
currently involved in a new project with Gearbox Software
which could well take the genre to the next level. Brothers
in Arms: Road to Hill 30 is expected to hit PlayStation 2,
Xbox and PC midway through March.
King of Fighters hits PS2s with one-two combo
SNK Playmore ships 2002 and 2003 versions of its 2D fighting
franchise in one compilation; Xbox version to follow in
SNK Playmore today announced that The King of Fighters 2002
& 2003 has shipped for the PlayStation 2. The two-disc
compilation features both The King of Fighters 2002 and The
King of Fighters 2003, both previously unavailable on the
PS2. A KOF double pack isn't a first for the PS2, because in
2003, Playmore released The King of Fighters 2000/2001.
Swords Of Destiny on PS2
Rising Star Games is set to release a new take on
third-person action adventures with the beautiful
hack-and-slash epic Swords Of Destiny. Heading for the
PlayStation 2 in the summer, Swords of Destiny is further
example of Rising Star's commitment to bringing quality
Japanese software to the European market.
StarCraft: Ghost on Revolution
Blizzard's elusive title may hop to future consoles.
The rumors just keep on coming. This time concerning
Blizzard's upcoming sci-fi shooter based on the StarCraft
series, StarCraft: Ghost. News regarding Ghost has been
scarce, to say the least. The last time Ghost made any kind
of appearance was at last year's E3, where a chunk of the
game was on display in playable form. Then all went quiet
for about a month. On June 21, Blizzard announced that Ghost
would fail to meet its original ship date and that it would
be pushed back. To when, no one really knows.
Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure – details and
You would think pretty much every game genre imaginable has
already been created. However, Atari is looking to forge new
ground with one of its latest titles, despite the inclusion
of its main feature it previous works.
GRAFFITI, THE BANE OF all building owners, is about to
become an Atari game. The city is your canvas, the game
Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure, the challenge, to tag
your way to street cred in the oppressive city of New
Pikachu gets his own GBA
Nintendo to launch a Japan-only limited edition SP in honour
of the little mouse
Despite six years of eeking out an existence as the only
Pokemon who never evolves, the electric-yellow mouse remains
Not content with being the whiskered face of everything from
the failed films to the full range of games, Pikachu is now
set to get his own repackaged GBA.
Japanese comics showing their feminine side
A group of girls is running a dating service out of their
school when they’re caught by the principal, who then hires
them to find a suitor for the woman who is stalking him. No,
this isn’t the latest plot twist in “Days of Our Lives” but
the idea behind a “shojo manga,” or Japanese comic targeted
Pokémon Emerald - Prima's Official Game Guide
If you liked Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, you're gonna love
Pokémon Emerald. In Emerald, the two-on-two fights have been
expanded so that two individuals, each with their own set of
Pokémon, take you on together. Much tougher than just taking
on two Pokémon at once!
Nintendo Stores in the US?
Nintendo announced that they are planning to open a new
retail store in Rockefeller Center, New York. They are
looking for a Retail Store Manager to oversee operations for
a new concept store. They promise that the store will have
state of the art design and structure, and you can buy
everything from Nintendo Games, Platforms to Memorabilia. It
is also likely that this will be the home for Nintendo
software/hardware launch parties. There is no name for the
store at the moment.
Score Entertainment brings back Dragon Ball Z game
Score Entertainment is redesigning, and will re-release the
Dragon Ball Z trading card game.
“The timing of this is perfect. Dragon Ball Z returns to
broadcast this spring and there are a lot of Dragon Ball
initiatives coming from other major Dragon Ball licensees in
the next few months,” says Jason Taitano, director of games
The return of the DBZ TCG will feature original characters
that combat with physical and energy attacks. Some original
Dragon Ball Z cards will be compatible in the premier
edition of the enhanced Dragon Ball Z.