Saturday, July 22, 2006
Mattel will release a hybrid video game system called Hyper Scan that combines card collecting and video game playing this fall. The system, set to be released in October, allows players to scan cards that will enhance and modify their battle abilities and make their video game characters more powerful. The system is aimed at kids ages eight and older and is designed to bridge the gap in gaming for kids too old for "plug & play" games, but not yet ready for mature content and expense of high-end video game consoles. More on this story can be found here, Los Angeles Business from bizjournals.