Ready your cards: Day of the Duelist is
No, not a moment of reckoning for those
stuck in a dichotomous world-view.
Rather, it's Yu-Gi-Oh! Day of the
Duelist - World Championship Tournament
2005, just announced by Konami for
release next month.
From the, Seems Kind
of Wrong Department.
New Cancer Gene Identified: Dubed
Oncogene Plays a Critical Role in Tumor
NEW YORK, January 20, 2005 - Scientists
at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer
Center (MSKCC) have identified a new
cellular oncogene essential for the
development of cancer. Oncogenes are
genes that, when mutated or
dysfunctional, lead normal cells to
become cancerous. The investigators have
named the gene POKEMON (for POK
Erythroid Myeloid Ontogenic factor). The
work is being published in the January
20, 2005, issue of Nature.
WizKids Releases MechWarrior: Age of
January 19, 2005 (SEATTLE) — WizKids
Inc., makers of the popular Mage
Knight™, HeroClix®, and MechWarrior®
collectable miniatures games (CMGs), is
proud to announce the release of
MechWarrior: Age of Destruction, the
newest base set for the MechWarrior
“The Age of Destruction set returns
MechWarrior to its roots,” said Jordan
Weisman, WizKids® CEO. “The ’Mech™ is
once again king of the battlefield, and
you can customize it with hundreds of
combinations, including adding famous
pilots from the MechWarrior universe.”
Other additions include updated rules,
support for various factions and a
reintroduction of classic Houses from
the BattleTech® universe.
Each MechWarrior: Age of Destruction
Starter Set (MSRP $29.99) contains
everything two people need to play the
game, including 10 unique units, combat
enhancement cards, rules, a die,
terrain, a playmat, and a ruler. Each
MechWarrior: Age of Destruction Booster
Pack (MSRP $9.99) contains one ’Mech,
one vehicle, two infantry, and three
combat enhancement cards.
Board Traveler Reader Review (GBA)
This game is insanely hard to those who
are new to Yu-Gi-Oh!. There
are no tutorials or anything of the
sort. Ann the game takes away the
purpose of playing Yu-Gi-Oh in the first
place. Rather than using
cards, you play with dice. And I don't
mean Dungeon Dice Duel-like
dice. Plus it could take forever to beat
the whole game. However,
there is a flare of hope to this game,
wich is the promos. Two out of
three of them are great. There's D. D.
Assailant, Emes the Infinity,
and Twinheaded Beast.
Girls get their own
Trading cards have always had a high
testosterone content of baseball players
and creepy monsters.
Now a new company, LocaSmarts, is making
trading cards with a more feminine
appeal for girls between 7 and 12 years
old. U Go Grl comes with tips on hair
styles, bubble baths and soccer kicks.
The cards encourage girls to try new
activities, which is a lesson not lost
on company founders, Shirley James,
Chrisann Joson and Carol Farmer.
AVALON HILL Announces
2005 Line-up; Pirates, Robots and Casino
Magnates Help Iconic Board Game Brand
Launch Exciting New Titles and
Attendees of this winter's Game
Manufacturer's Association (GAMA) trade
show in Las Vegas are in for a special
treat as iconic strategy board game
brand AVALON HILL premiers the five
games that will make-up its 2005 product
Youth Gym Usage Up 15%
After PS2 Games Installed
Back at the tail end of last year,
Liverpool City Council installed gym
equipment with Sony Playstation games
consoles fitted to them, in an effort to
induce the local youth to come to the
At the time, Councillor Warren Bradley,
Executive Member for Leisure was quoted
as saying "By fitting television screens
and games consoles to the equipment, we
will be able to show children that they
can combine their favourite activity
with exercise. And by teaching children
about the positive benefits of
PS2 puts 'Snake Eater'
back in Cold War
Don't let the funny title fool you -
this offering from Japanese video game
guru Hideo Kojima is serious fun.
Whether I was wading through the squishy
muck of an alligator-infested swamp or
breathlessly lunging through a forest to
dodge arrows from an invisible enemy,
Snake Eater is a varied, addictive game
that's equal parts Rambo action and
James Bond gadgetry.
Resident Evil 4 Reader
This game pushed the Gamecubes graphical
ability close to the limit, or mabye
even the limit who knows, either way
this game may possible steal the "Best
Game Of 2005" when the time comes
Gameplay is near perfect, minus one
thing that I find gets annoying when you
expect it to be there, and your trying
to figure out how to do it while an
angry, infected villager is just around
the bend waiting to spring on you. Thats
right, no strafing left or right, luckly
there are only few places in the game
where it would be nice to have.
Delta Force - Black
Hawk Down Announced for PS2
Coming in Q2 2005 and supporting 32
Entertainment software developer and
publisher NovaLogic, Inc. today
announced that a new version of the best
selling PC title Delta Force® - Black
Hawk Down® is currently under
development for the PlayStation®2
computer entertainment system.
23 A Pokemon City Championship
11 a.m. at Ocean Springs
Library, located at 525 Dewey Ave. Ocean
Springs, Mississippi. It is free to
enter. Call or e-mail to pre-register to
guarantee you Machop City Promo Card.
Modified Constructed Format using
Ruby/Sapphire cards and newer only.
Medals will be awarded for first place
in each group of 10-year olds, 11- to
14-year olds and 15 years and up. E-mail
email@example.com or call (228)
818-9689 to pre-register or for more
for more information.
Is the sun setting on
Nintendo scores big with portables but
its console future is foggy
To say that Nintendo ended 2004 on a
roll is an understatement. The video
game giant's new handheld system, the
dual-screen Nintendo DS, rocketed to the
top of many holiday gift lists and
ultimately sold more than 1.3 million
systems in North America -- and a very
similar number in Japan. The firm's
venerable Game Boy Advance had a banner
year, selling more than 8 million units
on the strength of a huge catalog of
games, including the best-selling "Pokemon"
But there is a strange post-holiday
silence from Nintendo about the GameCube,
Nintendo's console competitor to Sony's
unstoppable PlayStation 2 (which has
shipped 80 million units worldwide) and
Microsoft's finally-on-fire Xbox, which
enjoyed a massive fourth quarter based
on the blockbuster status of "Halo 2"
and continued interest in Xbox Live, its
online gaming service.
Thumb up or down?
Reviews of 11 new Nintendo DS games
Video game giant Nintendo released its
new handheld game system, the Nintendo
DS, to much fanfare in December with the
hope it would find an audience with the
older teens and young adults its GameBoy
system never did.
The Nintendo DS is unique among handheld
video game systems. With built-in Wi-Fi
and two screens (one of them touch
sensitive), the challenge now is for
game makers to take advantage of these
The Associated Press reviewer Michael
Felberbaum gives his look at 11 new DS
games, from best to worst on a four-star