ComicMix Broadcast Blog: Nickelodeon Goes Gaming
After a week away fighting the March "blahs", we’re back with a few links to enjoy while biting the head off that very special chocolate bunny you got today:
The revamp of Nickelodeon’s websites contines as they add 1,600 new games in the very near future. Of the new games, about 600 will be exclusive, original games to the sites, with the remaining 1,000 coming from outside publishers. (Just to put this in perspective, Nickelodeon’s current library is comprised of 5,000 games). You can find highlights of some the exclusive, original games at Nick.com, TurboNick, Nicktropolis and Nick Junior, where 185-plus games are being added, with a focus on multiplayer, cooperative games such as 3D Nicktoons SlimeBall on Nicktropolis, and an Avatar multiplayer global game set for this fall 2008. In addition, Nick.com will fully redesign its game experience with the debut of a new games landing page. At Nick Junior, some 35 new original preschool games are set to bow including Spin Art, which allows kids to create their art; Diego’s Snowboard Rescue and The Wonder Pets Storybook (end of March).
Meanwhile, NeoPets expands into multiplayer games, which include a new retail convergent element with Key Quest, along with tournaments with the return of Daily Dare and Altador Cup. Neopets’ Key Quest is a new multiplayer gaming and collecting experience tied to Neopets retail product.
Finally, AddictingGames will introduce 75 exclusive self-published and licensed games, along with 600+ new titles from game developers around the world, in 2008.
To help you live through the next four weeks without Lost, go here and, in the continuing effort to make us forget we won’t see new episodes until the fall, NBC has posted the new Heroes soundtrack here. Sorry guys. It didn’t work.
To watch the ongoing process of Dynamite Entertainment’s revamp/relaunch of Buck Rogers, go here but keep in mind that new material will be added regularly and to look for a big reveal close to ComicCon.
And if you just plain forgot to go see Britney Spears’ anime/superheroine video for “Break the Ice,” you can still do so, at least for a few more days. Come on — you know you want to!
Not one to put all our colored eggs in one basket, lert’s just say this will be a big week on ComicMix Radio. Starting with our new comics and DVD rundown to our preview of a new independent film set at the San Diego Comic Con. And we get geared up for the return of Battlestar Galactica with our exclusive talk with Executive Producer Mark Verheiden.
Get off that sugar rush and be here on Tuesday!