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July 31, 2006

More Details on New E3

by Steven Rodriguez - 9:33 pm PDT
Total comments: 14 Source: Game Informer Online

Smaller show to take place in July; invite-only format will prevent huge crowds and allow companies and media outlets to conduct business more efficiently.

Game Informer Online talked with ESA president Doug Lowenstein to get an explanation on the what future holds for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the industry's main event. In the Q&A, Lowenstein clarified how the show will change, and why such a change was necessary.

The smaller-scale E3... Read more...

July 27, 2006

The Sims 2 Pets Coming in October GC

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:11 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

Domesticated animals will be joining the Sims parade on current-gen consoles and handhelds.

EA Announces The Sims 2 Pets

Fans of the Popular Video Game Series Enrich The Lives of Their Sims With The Addition of an Animal Companion

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – (July 27, 2006. 9 a.m. PST) – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that the popular video game franchise, The Sims™... Read more...

July 25, 2006

Massive Damage on the DS, Courtesy Atlus DS

by Evan Burchfield - 10:21 pm PDT
Total comments: 21 Source: toastyfrog.com

Even the upcoming RPG Contact is making fun of Sony's E3 press conference.

Games blogger and 1up staffer Jeremy Parish recently received a review copy of the ostentatious DS RPG Contact from Atlus, and was surprised to find this:

It may be a low blow by Atlus' localization staff, and its certainly a joke that only internet-savvy gamers would understand, but it... Read more...

July 24, 2006

Winners of the Yu-Gi-Oh US Tournament Announced

by Stan Ferguson - 3:29 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

You can all breathe now, the suspense is over.

KONAMI ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE YU-GI-OH! U.S. FINALS VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT

Four Talented Duelists Advance to the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2006 Tournament in Tokyo, Japan

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 24, 2006 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced the winners of the... Read more...

Midway Bringing The Ant Bully to GameCube, GBA, Wii

by Jonathan Metts - 7:10 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Press Release

Wii version coming in November.

MIDWAY´S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED THE ANT BULLY VIDEOGAME MARCHES TO STORES NATIONWIDE

Videogame Release For Multiple Platforms Precedes July 28th Theatrical Debut of the Animated Family Adventure from Warner Bros. Pictures

CHICAGO – July 24, 2006 – Midway Games Inc., a leading interactive... Read more...

July 22, 2006

Third Parties Caught Off-Guard by Wii? Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 8:47 pm PDT
Total comments: 23 Source: http://www.thestreet.com/_yahoo/newsanalysis/techg...

Publishers' reluctance to get an early start on Wii game production could cost them (and their investors) in the short-term.

Investment commentary site TheStreet.com recently took a look how things were shaking up in the videogame industry. The site posted an article explaining why third party publishers and the investors that hold stock in those publishers may not be making money on Nintendo's Wii console come this holiday, despite the positive buzz coming from the system at E3.

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July 20, 2006

This Just In: DS Lite Popular in Japan DS

by Jonathan Metts - 11:03 am PDT
Total comments: 35 Source: Famitsu

Japanese launch of the pink version of the system causes lineups at retailers, riots, melees, widespread panic, and general chaos. OK, maybe just lineups.

Some new pictures posted on the website of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu demonstate how much of a phenomenon the DS Lite has become in Japan. Today's launch of the "Noble Pink" version of the system resulted in lineups at retailers that stretched down blocks and around corners.

It's not clear... Read more...

July 19, 2006

Yu-Gi-Oh Beginner's Pack Shipped GBA

by Stan Ferguson - 2:35 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Relase

Now, even you can join the throngs of Yu-Gi-Oh fans by learning what it's all about.

KONAMI SHIPS YU-GI-OH! GX ULTIMATE BEGINNER¹S PACK FOR NINTENDO GAME BOY

ADVANCE

Become a World-Class Duelist with this Comprehensive Gaming Set Featuring

Video Game, Instructional DVD and Exclusive Trading Cards

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. ­ July 19, 2006 ­ Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

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July 17, 2006

Nintendo at San Diego Comic-Con

by Steven Rodriguez - 9:12 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Elite Beat Agents, Star Fox Command, Charles Martinet, Nintendo swag and more will be at company's booth this weekend.

Starting this Thursday, Comic-Con 2006 begins in San Diego, California. The event is the Super Bowl of comics (or perhaps better said, the E3 of comics) and everyone in the comic book, cartooning, anime and manga business will be there.

In the past few years, videogames have also showed up at... Read more...

July 14, 2006

Square Characters in Mario Hoops DS

by Mike Gamin - 12:21 pm PDT
Total comments: 25 Source: Nintendo.co.jp

Square will add some of its own characters to the upcoming DS sports title.

Did you think Mario sports games were only for Mario characters? Not when Square is involved. The official Japanese site for Mario Hoops revealed five new characters that come directly from the Final Fantasy universe.

Ninja

White Mage

Black Mage

Moogle

Sabotender (Cactuar)

Instead of going with specific characters from later games in the series, they opted to go with more generic jobs like those seen in the first game on the NES.

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