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Free Wii, Spyro Preview, Crash Contest, WiiWare, Speed Racer!

There's a great big disturbance in the gaming world today and this week's game news has the scoop for you! Nintendo's WiiWare has launched, bringing heaps of cheap games you can download. Celebrate with our contest to win a free Wii! Or, take a look at the rest of the news for a Crash Bandicoot art contest, Spyro game preview, Speed Racer exclusive car preview and more. Check it all out, plus the list of all the new games that drop this week for every game system from Nintendo DS to Xbox 360, Wii, PS3, PSP and even for your PC!

Wii Want You to be a Winner!

And we're making it easy. Here are both ways you could score your very own incredibly awesome, Nintendo Wii.

  • Be a Kidzworld Member - Membership is free and it may earn you a Wii!
  • Invite a Heap of Friends to Kidzworld - Get the most friends to sign up for Kidzworld accounts and you'll win a Wii!

Get Into the Game!

This contest is now closed and we can't take any more entries. A huge thank-you to all the people who sent in their awesome artwork!

For more info, head to: Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Mutant :: Game Preview

Purple Dragon Drama

Spyro the Dragon has a new adventure coming to the DS, PS2, PS3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii this October! He's grown up with new powers and new allies, but the hero still needs your help. With the voices of Elijah Wood, Christina Ricci, Gary Oldman, Wayne Brady and Mark Hamill bringing the game to life, it's going to be a wild ride. Check out more preview info, including pictures, right here.

The Legend of Spyro :: Dawn of the Dragon Game Preview

'Wee Games FTW

The Nintendo Wii just opened the doors on an awesome new feature - WiiWare. It's a way for companies to make cool little games and, rather than making you lug your allowance all the way to the game store to buy one, they put them online for you to grab for just a few bucks. Here's what's available.

  • FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a King - 1,500 Wii Points. 1 Player. Help a young king rebuild his magic kingdom.
  • LostWinds - 1,000 Wii Points. 1-2 Players. Use the Wiimote to control the wind and help Toku save the day!
  • Defend your Castle - 500 Wii Points. 1-4 Players. Fend off invaders by tossing them to their doom! The longer you can keep your castle safe, the more power-ups you can gain.
  • Pop - 700 Wii Points. 1-4 Players. Pop bubbles to score points and earn more time. How high can you get your score?
  • TV Show King - 1,000 Wii Points. 1-4 Players. Challenge your brain with 3,000 questions and different categories in this hilarious family-friendly game.
  • V. I. P. Casino: Blackjack - 700 Wii Points. 1-4 Players. Rated T for Teen. Check with your parents before playing this one.

For more information on WiiWare, head to Nintendo's official site at www.wiiware.com!

Thunder from Down Under

We have another exclusive preview of one of the 20 cars from the Speed Racer game for Nintendo DS and Wii! Last week we showed off Snake Oiler's car, now check out aussie driver Pitter Pat's machine. Here it is, click it for the full-size picture.

Pitter Pat lives in the Speed Racer movie and video game!

And, don't forget to check out the preview videos.

What Video Games are Dropping This Week?

  • May. 13 - Deca Sports for Wii.
  • May. 13 - Drone Tactics for DS.
  • May. 13 - Myst for DS.
  • May. 13 - Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure for PS2.
  • May. 13 - We Ski for Wii.
  • May. 15 - Rocketmen: It Came From Uranus for PS3 and Xbox 360.
  • May. 15 - The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian for DS, PC, Xbox 360.
  • May. 19 - Dr. Mario Online Rx for Wii.
  • May. 19 - Major League Eating: The Game for Wii.
  • May. 19 - UEFA Euro 2008 for PSP, PS2, PS3, Xbox 360.
  • May. 19 - Wii Fit for Wii.
  • May. 19 - World of Goo for Wii.

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Games In The Forums

I think it's impossible to compare the two... The Wii is great for its local multiplayer--there are countless games that you can play with your family! Nintendo makes a lot of unique games that are exclusive to their consoles... One could argue that their first-party games are better than the Xbox's. The Wii remote takes some getting used to, but when you do, it makes for a very unique way to play! The Xbox 360 is more like a standard console, and that's not a bad thing at all! The Xbox has a simple controller and a better third-party library. Also, the Xbox can handle HD graphics unlike the Wii. I find this console is great for single player games, and for going online to face off against other people from around the world. If I had to choose one over the other, I'd probably choose the Wii, but only for nostalgia and the fact that I've owned my Wii longer. The Xbox is still an incredible console and ranks up there with my other favorites! :)
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