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- October 12, 2001
Alliance with Sega
Shenmue II and Phantasy Star Online to Xbox, we are bringing Sega's renowned
franchises to even more gamers worldwide," said Peter Moore, president
and COO, Sega of America. "We expect that both titles will be killer
apps on Xbox and that the technical capabilities of the platform will
surely bring both games to new levels in terms of graphics and experience."
While most video game consoles first premiere in Japan, Xbox will hit U.S. shores first on November 15, then Japan in February 2002.
Sega also announced that Jet Set Radio Future will be released for the Xbox in "early 2002."
kept below the mainstream radar by pushing the boundaries of underground
music in the same fashion that Sega challenges the conventions of the
videogame industry," said Mike Fischer, group director of marketing,
Sega of America. "This compilation might mark the end of an era for
the label, but its engaging unorthodox approach to hip hop, rock and electronic
music provides the blueprint for the next era in videogame soundtracks."
4Kids and Nintendo
Strike New Agreement
The new agreement
also gives 4Kids the exclusive right to license live action and animated
television rights, home video rights and theatrical motion picture rights
to Nintendo Classic properties, and certain new Nintendo properties. 4Kids
also gains the right to produce, by itself or with partners, television
series and other productions based on such Nintendo properties. The new
agreement replaces the previous year-to-year agreement between Nintendo
and 4Kids and does not affect Pokemon, which is covered by separate agreements
between 4Kids and The Pokemon Company.
Buy $300 in Food,
Get Two "Free" Monsters, Inc. Tickets
In a rather unprofessional
twist, the tickets given to those who spend $300 must be used either during
matinee showings of Monsters, Inc. or for children. The tickets won't
get an adult into a non-matinee showing of Pixar's latest animated production.
News Link of the
Day - The Magic of Manga
broke the box office record in Japan in 1998, few in the west would have
heard of the previous holder. It was Princess Mononoke, the most improbable
smash hit imaginable - an animated, complex eco-fable set in the 16th
century. True, the film features talking animals, but there any similarity
with Disney or DreamWorks productions ends. The beasts here are fearsome
forest gods, aggrieved at man's destruction and hell-bent on revenge..."
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