g.i. - GamesIndustry.biz

Other News

PlayStation Portable updated to v2.7 in Europe, North America

Wed - Sony brings Macromedia Flash and AAC audio to pockets in the West

Empire in advanced discussions over buyout

Wed - Suitors narrowed down to one in ongoing saga of UK publisher buyout

Final Acclaim assets and IP up for grabs at auction

Wed - Bargain basement bidding opens for the final time

Indie festival calls for game competition entries

Wed - Slamdance Guerrilla Gamemaker Competition 2007 announced

Research reveals massive rise in Chinese gaming

Wed - Market growth to hit USD 2.1 billion by 2010

SEGA extends Monkey Ball franchise to Revolution

Wed - Banana Blitz to use freestyle controller

Oklahoma introduces violent videogames bill

Wed - Latest effort echoes failed Utah "games as porn" bill

Profits plummet for specialist retailer GAME

Tue - December sales surge fails to redress the balance

Other Features

Comment: Look beyond consoles for the real industry growth

"Not all profits are necessarily going to be made by NASDAQ-listed publishers..."

Doing as the Romans Do

"With truly creative people, there's nothing to prove - it's not about who's better or who's smarter..."

Comment: Publisher romance? They're only after one thing

"It's worth asking why these two firms were both interesting acquisition targets."

Caging the Lion

"Our strategy has always been to work with the best."

PRESS RELEASE: Blaze Go Retro With Pocket Fami

Press release supplied by Games Press 11:41 23/03/2005

For immediate release

23rd March 2005

Fire International today announced the release of the new BLAZE POCKET FAMI console throughout Europe and the United States

The BLAZE POCKET FAMI is a new handheld and is fully compatible with all NES and FAMICOM titles from Europe, Japan and USA. Consumers will now have access to the range of NES titles and the recent Retro revival will make classics such as the original Mario Bros. games, Final Fantasy, Zelda and other well known NES title available to old and new gamers alike.

The compact design features a 2.5" TFT screen, d-pad and standard and rapid-fire button configurations. The BLAZE POCKET FAMI also boasts the ability to function as the original console and connect to a TV with the included cable, with the option of connecting 2 NES compatible Joypads into the console.

In Europe, the BLAZE POCKET FAMI includes a 72 pin adaptor to allow the bigger NES cartridges to connect as well as the smaller Japanese Cartridges, and is fully compatible with PAL and NTSC titles.

Managing Director of Fire International Ltd, Jason Cooper said, "Most of today's console gamers were brought up on the NES console, with its range of classic, playable titles. Gamers will now be able to experience the classic gameplay again and experience them in a whole new way through the BLAZE POCKET FAMI's handheld design. NES games are widely available through many retro games sites and eBay. The POCKET FAMI gives retro-gamers a taste of gameplay from the 80's"

Contact Fire International for further details on the BLAZE POCKET FAMI. The BLAZE POCKET FAMI is available now from www.xploder.net. Worldwide shipping can be arranged.

About Fire International Ltd:

Fire International is a leading developer of gaming utility software and console peripherals for all major formats, including PlayStation 2, PSP, XBOX, GameBoy Advance and Nintendo DS. Since 1993 Fire International has strived to research and develop innovative technologies that are both world leading technically and fun and easy to use for the consumer. The Xploder brand is widely recognised as the leading cheat system in the UK, and its technology powers the world famous GameShark brand for Mad Catz in the US, and Xterminator for Gametech in Japan.

Contact

Fire International Ltd

Unit 15 Shaw Wood Business Park

Shaw Wood Way

Doncaster

DN2 5TB

Tel. +44 (0) 1302 325225

Fax. +44 (0) 1302 322061

www.xploder.net

sales@fire-international.ltd.uk

For further information, competition prizes, samples and artwork/media, please contact James Gill (james.gill@fire-int.com) or Sandra Bailey (Sandra@fire-international.ltd.uk)

Provided by Games Press Games Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.

GI Newsletter

Sign up to the FREE GI Newsletter and receive a comprehensive round-up of industry news and info.

Pure email marketing
email marketing

Advertisements

Alienware
Editor
Rob Fahey
Advertising & Job Listings
Richard Sturgess

Advertisements