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- November 12, 2001
Launches on Thursday
"Enthusiasm for Xbox is really taking off," says Wayne Yodzio, vice president of Toys 'R' Us. "Microsoft is delivering what it takes to make this a great holiday season for us - namely a great lineup of Xbox games, a rapid replenishment plan that will keep our shelves filled with Xbox systems every week, and quantities for the holiday season that will translate the excitement about Xbox into strong sales."
One of the anticipated games that will be on store shelves for the Xbox this week is Shrek. The game tries to capture the irreverent humor from the movie while allowing players to explore new worlds with Shrek characters. The video game was created by Digital Illusion Canada and is distributed by TDK.
impressive video game based on a blockbuster such as Shrek and
having a top-line video game available for Microsoft's Xbox launch plans
really demonstrates the talent and capabilities of TDK Mediactive,"
says Michael G. Gardner, CFA, Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets
at Wedbush Morgan Securities. "TDK Mediactive, the development team,
and DreamWorks have created a fun and unique game with broad market appeal.
We believe Shrek will be a top-selling title for the Xbox."
Harry Potter Has
Smashing Sneak Peek in UK
The sneak peek is expected to be a small taste of what this coming weekend will be like when the movie opens nationally and in the UK. Pre-ticket sales have been the highest ever for any movie as the FX-heavy Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is set to open in a record number of theaters and on a record number of screens this Friday. Early reviews are very positive.
Click here if you missed the Harry Potter pictures from yesterday's Digital Media FX Update.
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News Link of the
Day - Walking With Beasts Blurs Facts with Fiction
scenes have infuriated academics who believe Walking with Beasts contains
dangerous distortions. 'We are turning science into a sort feeder industry
for Jurassic Park,' said British palaeontologist Professor Michael Coates,
now based at Chicago University. 'We are trivialising it and making claims
for which there is no evidence.'..."
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