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					Show Notes for February 18th 2007

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Game News
Seeds sprout from a dead Clover

Former Capcom developers from the defunct Clover Studio have started their own
development studio named Seeds. According to Joystiq.com, Viewtiful Joe's Atsushi
Inaba, Resident Evil's Shinji Mikami and Devil May Cry's Hideki Kamiya are among the
people working at Seeds. No word on what the developers will make, but with multiple
gaming hits under their belt, we are sure to want to see what will come out of the studio.

Former Take-Two CEO pleads guilty

Former Take-Two Interactive CEO Ryan Brant plead guilty on Wednesday for illegal
backdating of stock options. Brant has already agreed to give back $7.3 million and has
been banned from becoming management for any public owned company. This comes
after a probe by the Securities and Exchange Commission over option backdating by
CEO's. Though backdating of stocks is allowed, it must come with extensive paperwork
and full disclosure.

EA buys Karaoke Site

Electronic Arts this past week bought out popular karaoke site Singshot.com. The site
allows people to record themselves singing popular songs and allowing others to listen
and rate their performance. The site developers and staff at Slingshot will be placed in
the Sims Division of the company once the deal is complete. No word on the future use
of the site or Slingshot employees coming to EA.

Gamestop places full page ad in USA Today

This past week, Gamestop, owner of two of the largest game stores in America, bought a
full page ad in last Thursday edition of USA Today. The ad talked about how the
company expects to help parents to understand the ESRB rating by going to
respecttherating.com and have ESRB material at their stores. This may have come after
after a local ABC report in the DC Area had minors buying M rated games at a local EB
Games, a store that Gamestop is an owner of. Gamestop also has imposed a new rule
having employees and their managers fired if they sell an M rated game to minors.

Top Anticipated Games at GameFly.com
    1. Crackdown                                                    Xbox 360
   2.   NBA Street Homecourt                                    Xbox 360
   3.   Lost Planet: Extreme Condition                          Xbox 360
   4.   Battlestations: Midway                                  Xbox 360
   5.   Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2          Xbox 360

Top Games in Japan
   1. Virtual Fighter 5                                PS3
   2. Wii Sports                                       Wii
   3. Hajimete Wii pakku (Wii Play)                    Wii
   4. Kahashima Ryuuta Kyouju Kanshuu: Motto Nou o Kitaeru Otona DS Training
      (Brain Age: Train your brain in minutes a day 2) Nintendo DS
   5. New Super Mario Bros.                            Nintendo DS

Top Games in the UK
   1.   Battlestations: Midway                            Xbox 360
   2.   Little Britain The Video Game                     PS2
   3.   FIFA 07                                           PS2
   4.   Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007         Xbox 360
   5.   Sega Mega Drive Collection                        PS2

New Releases
Xbox 360
Crackdown                                 Microsoft
NBA street Homecourt                      EA Sports Big

PS3
Virtua Fighter 5                          Sega
flOw                                      Sony

Wii
Sonic and the Secret Rings                Sega

No Xbox games this week

PS2
Arena Football: Road to Glory             EA Sports
First Battalion                           Dreamcatcher
Gamecube
Radio Allergy                               O3 Entertainment

PSP
Metal Slug Anthology                        SNK Playmore
Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner             Atlus co.
Arthur and the Invisibles                   Atari
M.A.C.H. Modified Air Combat Heroes         Vivendi Universal

DS
Trioncube                                   Namco Bandai Games America
Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja       Atlus co.
F-24: Stealth Fighter                       Majesco games
Micro Machines V4                           CodeMasters
SNK vs Capcom Card Fighters Clash           SNK Playmore
GBA
Zoey 101                                    THQ

PC
Sam & Max Episode 4: Abe Lincoln Must Die!          Telltale games
*Supreme Commander*                                 THQ
War Front: Turning Point                            CDV Software
Maelstrom                                           Codemasters

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Game Trivia
Top Selling games of 2006
     1. This Sports game by EA Games was the number 1 top seller. you really don't
        need a hint. What is Madden 2007
     2. This THQ game made it to number 2 and is off a Pixar movie. What is Cars.
     3. This LucasArts game came in as number 3 with family fun, and a cast of Luke,
        Han Solo and a Wookie. What is Lego Star Wars 2: The Original Trilogy

Sega
   1. This was the name of Sega's first home gaming system in the United States. What
      is the Master System.
   2. This was Sega's first mascot character. Who is Alex Kidd.
   3. This is what the name Sega means. What is Service Games.

Zelda Series
   1. This is the mythical world you fight in for most of the series. What is Hyrule
   2. This was the first magic spell you receive in Zelda 2: The Adventures of Link.
      What is the shield spell
   3. These are the names of the Triforces. What are Triforce of Power, the Triforce
      of Wisdom, and the Triforce of Courage

Final Question
       Well Europe and Australia are about to get Final Fantasy XII and Square wants to
make it big. Well, getting one of the coolest guys in nerdom will probably help as they
pick up this English actor to voice the commercials for the game. My question for you
this week is, what English actor best known for his Sci-Fi work, will be voicing the
commercial for Final Fantasy XII. Who is Patrick Stewert.

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