Not Including Novels & 'Hecatomb'
October 11, 2005
Wizards of the Coast has provided ICv2 with a list of its releases for the first quarter of 2006.
New Game Properties in '06
September 5, 2005
Wizards of the Coast has several Magic: The Gathering releases planned for its Ravnica block. Guildpact will be released on February 3, 2006, and Dissension will be released at a later date to be determined.
Sales Plateau at Lower Level Than '04
August 29, 2005
The decline in sales of games appears to have leveled off, though the level at which sales have plateaued is lower than it was a year ago.
August 15, 2005
Four long-time members of the game industry, James Ernest, Mike Selinker, Lisa Stevens, and Bob Watts, have announced that they will launch Titanic Games in 2006 to produce board and card games.
Games Down 12%
July 18, 2005
Hasbro, Inc., the nation's second largest toymaker, reported strong second quarter results with net revenue up 11% over the same period in 2004.
The More Players the Better
July 17, 2005
WizKids has announced its first CCG, High Stakes Drifter , which is slated to debut in November.
In 'Beckett Anime For Girls'
July 12, 2005
Beckett Anime For Girls includes a sneak peak at the second volume in Courtney Love's Princess Ai manga.
Another Down Year?
June 16, 2005
The first months of 2005 have continued to be very tough for game sales, after a weak 2004, according to the just-released ICv2 Retailers Guide to Games #8.
And Licenses D&D Games
June 9, 2005
Hasbro has bought back the electronic game rights to its properties from Infogrames for $65 million; Infogrames acquired them in late 2000.
Ninth Language Added
May 11, 2005
Wizards of the Coast has announced that the ninth edition of Magic: The Gathering , a new 350-card core set, will street on July 27th.