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 Harry Potter Gaming Helps Kids Learn

- [ Andrew @ 11:07 PM . GMT . Gaming ]

Here is an interesting tidbit for all fans/parents. According to 123Bharath.com, a research study from London University has shown that children interested in video games excel in subjects such as English and Math. The study also recommends that video games should be included in the school curriculum. Harry Potter was recommended for children ages 10 - 12.

Read more at the link.


 POA Video Game Too Easy? According to the Indianapolis Star It Is.

- [ Andrew @ 08:22 PM . GMT . Gaming ]

The Indianapolis Star has posted a review of the POA video game. The popular newspaper states that die-hard video gamers will be disappointed by the easy level of difficulty. However, the newspaper also states that HP fans won't be disappointed.

Read more at the link above.


 Harry Potter Video Game Developer Suspends Shares

- [ Andrew @ 08:15 PM . GMT . Gaming ]

According to The Register, Harry Potter video game developer Argonaut Games PLC temporarily suspended their shares due to a poor earnings period so far in 2004. However, the company is confident that an early sale could be coming up. What does this mean for the Harry Potter gamers? It means that it may be a long time before any new HP games will be released.

Read more at the link.


 HP: 4th Most Popular Cinema-to-Video Game Adaptation... LOTR 1st

- [ Andrew @ 08:13 PM . GMT . Gaming ]

U TV online has posted an article about the recent success of the video game industry taking the big screen blockbusters and placing the control into the hands of the viewer. The Lord of the Rings trilogy came in first place, and the Harry Potter series came in fourth.

Read more at the link....

09. 6

 GamesMainFrame.com reviews POA

- [ Andrew @ 07:20 PM . GMT . Gaming ]

GamesMainFrame has posted a fairly in-depth review of the POA video game for the XBOX system. This review provides some new bits and pieces of information that you may find appealing as well as your typical POA pros and cons.

Click on the link above to check it out.

09. 5

 Harry Potter Going Mobile!

- [ Andrew @ 02:51 PM . GMT . Gaming ]

Pocket Lint has reported that Electronic Arts plans to create a downloadable Harry Potter game for a cellular phone near you. This decision comes from the increasing popularity of FIFA 2004 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour games that already exist for the mobile phone.

Remember that you heard it here first!

Click the link above to read more.


 IGN Posts Azkaban Cheats...

- [ M17 @ 02:06 PM . GMT . Gaming ]

IGN has posted a few cheats for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for the XBox platform.


 Quidditch for Muggles?

- [ Andrew @ 10:25 AM . GMT . Gaming ]

This is quite an interesting bit of news. According to the Omaha World Herald, a Physical Education teacher from Ohio has submitted a way to play Quidditch on the ground to Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

Click the link above for some more information and instructions on how to play.


 Chicago Tribune Reviews PoA

- [ RaeChel @ 10:21 PM . GMT . Gaming ]

Although Chicago Tribune gives latest release Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban an okay review, it also states that anything with "Harry Potter" in the title is sure to sell. Short review, but more information if you're interested.


 Potter and EyeToy Credited for Getting Kids off of the Couch

- [ Andrew @ 07:36 PM . GMT . Gaming ]

Australia's largest selling newspaper, The Herald Sun, has posted an article crediting Sony's EyeToy for encouraging kids to get off of the couch and to become involved in the videogames they are playing. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban videogame was one of the games credited for using the camera.

Read more at the link above.

08. 7

 "4 joysticks" for POA says Kidzworld

- [ Andrew @ 01:14 PM . GMT . Gaming ]

Another positive review of the POA videogame has popped up. Kidzworld, a site related to videogames that appeal to younger audiences, has given the game a "4 joystick" rating.

Read more at the link above...


 PoA Game Helps EA Report Higher Sales

- [ iruhkoi @ 06:33 PM . GMT . Gaming ]

from the Financial Times:

Strong sales of the new Harry Potter video game enabled Electronics Arts, the world's leading video game maker, to report better-than- expected fiscal first-quarter results yesterday.

EA said sales in the most recent quarter were driven new titles such as Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Fight Night 2004 and UEFA Euro 2004, each selling more than 1m units in the quarter. EA said demand for these games was strongest in Europe.

Read more at the link above!


 Gaming: Tips and Tricks

- [ Jasen @ 02:49 PM . GMT . Gaming ]

TotalVideoGames.com has up some strategies to help you with a number of obstacles in the new GameCube version of the PoA game.


 GamePro Reviews PoA Game

- [ Jasen @ 04:19 PM . GMT . Gaming ]

The magazine's website has up a short review of the GameBoy Advance version of the game.


 IGN Reviews PoA For GameBoy

- [ Jasen @ 08:54 PM . GMT . Gaming ]

Craig Harris of IGN has up a new review of the GameBoy Advance incarnation of the PoA-based game.


 Another Positive Review For PoA Game

- [ Jasen @ 01:02 PM . GMT . Gaming ]

Welcome, students, to another extraordinary year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry - as presented by interactive rendition licence-holders EA, in the manner to which all who have played an EA tie-in will now be accustomed. Solid, I believe is the word that best describes this latest effort - linked heavily with the film on release since early June, and whilst you won't be getting many surprises here, there will be mercifully few glaring let-downs either.

The full review's up at Ferrago!


 IGN Reviews PC Version of PoA Game

- [ Jasen @ 05:29 PM . GMT . Gaming ]

Before launching into the review, I should mention that I haven't yet seen the movie. Those around the office who have seen the film tell me that some of the main plot elements are present here but the actual encounters and gameplay challenges are almost entirely unconnected with the events of the film. So while the plot of the game does indeed involve an escaped prisoner who seems to have it in for Harry, and while the malevolent and suspicious Dementors are still hunting him down, the salamander-freezing, toothed-book shooting, ice sliding, rabbit-statue animating gameplay is entirely the game's invention.

Read the full review here!

06. 4

 EA Ships PoA Game!

- [ Jasen @ 01:45 PM . GMT . Gaming ]

GamePro reports that the developer has now begun to ship the game to retailers across the country!

06. 2

 Likin' The PoA Videogame

- [ Jasen @ 06:59 PM . GMT . Gaming ]

BlueSmoke.net has a new review and some nice screenshots as well.

06. 2

 Review of PlayStation 2 PoA Game

- [ Jasen @ 02:29 PM . GMT . Gaming ]

The EyeToy games are a fun treat (even if they are just Potterized versions of wave-your-hands-in-the-air-like-you-just-don’t-care stuff gamers have already seen), and you can definitely see that the designers tried to “age up” the proceedings with a fair amount of success—for all its flaws, this is definitely a more engaging game than previous Potter platters. Azkaban is definitely a step in the right direction; here’s hoping the development team can take even bigger steps next time.

Read the full at GamePro!

Meanwhile, GameCube Europe has up some new screenshots!


 PoA Game

- [ Deb @ 11:20 PM . GMT . Gaming ]

PoA game given a poor review by Damon on mugglenet .com


 New PoA Videogame Footage!

- [ Jasen @ 02:01 PM . GMT . Gaming ]

IGN has up three new videos from the upcoming PoA videogame, available in Windows Media Player and Quicktime formats.


 Official PoA Game Site Now Active

- [ Jasen @ 06:45 PM . GMT . Gaming ]

Check out the new site from the game's developer, Electronic Arts, here!

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