Sunday, April 02, 2006

Video Game News, April 1, 2006

Blizzard Entertainment® Presents Burgercraft™
Blizzard 4/1/06
"...At BurgerCraft, gamers will be able to choose from a varied menu, eat Blizzard meals live with other members of the gaming community, and try out The Burger Crusade™, Blizzard's highly anticipated restaurant queue system..."

New Alliance Races: Wisps
World of Warcraft The Burning Crusades 4/1/06
"...The introduction of Wisps allows a new and exciting game mechanic: permanent death..."

“Here Come the Ponies”: Legendary MY LITTLE PONY Becomes a Roleplaying Game

Wizards of the Coast 4/1/06
"...The My Little Pony RPG uses the game system of the d20 Modern Roleplaying Game, featuring custom-designed ponies with rules for choosing a wide range of pony colors, hair styles, accessories such as “cutie marks,” and powers such as “rainbow flight” and “find-and-seek”..."

iGot Game: Apple Jumps into the Portable Market
by EGM Staff Electronic Gaming Monthly April 2006
"...Apple, well known for its line of computers, iPod portable digital-music players, and delicious pies, will be releasing its iGame portable gaming device late this year..."

Sony Computer Entertainment Systems Confirms the Cancellation of the Playstation 3 Entertainment Systm.
Eatyourexam 4/1/06
"...A recent lawsuit, withheld from the press until now, featured a software pioneer, Ronald P. Garvin from San Jose, Calif., claiming the rights to the Blu-Ray disc format...he Blu-Ray format was to be used by developers and publishers in the distribution of not only PlayStation® content, but also a variety of movies from Sony Pictures. The Blu-Ray format was the foundation for the next decade of Sony business, and now a complete restructuring must ensue..."

Nintendo and Apple Merge:
by Jay Forbes Revolution Portal 4/2/06
"Apple, the I-pod manufacturer, has confirmed that they will sign a $787 million merge contract with Nintendo Corporation. ...Apple will be offering downloads of classic NES games on iTunes as early as June..."

Nintendo Revolution Now Called "Nintendo nplay"
by Ian Mikutel Revolution Report 3/31/06
"In a recent press release on the official Nintendo Web site, the company revealed the final name of their next-generation console, code-named "Revolution"..."

The Shadow War Chronicles 4/1/06
"The Star Wars universe expands into new territory with the recent announcement of the reprinting of The Shadow War Chronicles by George Lucas and Chris Claremont under the Star Wars banner..."

Lara Croft Somersaults to GameCube
by Matt Casamassina IGN 3/31/06
"Publisher Eidos Interactive today announced that Tomb Raider: Legend is in development for GameCube. The title will be a port of the PlayStation 2 and Xbox games of the same name and is expected to debut on the Big N's platform later this year..."

Girls attempt real-life version of video game

The Becon Journal 4/01/06
"Five teenage girls from Portage County face potential criminal charges after attempting to play a real-life version of Super Mario Bros..."

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