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Game News: 2005, 11, 13-19

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Want the latest news in gaming? You've come to the right place! We have the scoop on what Xbox 360 games you'll be able to get when the console launches. We have preview info for upcoming Star Wars Miniatures games. Great news for fans of the Marvel comic book superhero video games. MTV is doing a week of gaming TV, the DS goes online and EA is giving gamers a bargain. Check it all out below, as well as a list of all the games that are dropping this week.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Nintendo Revolution Parental Controls?!?

Nintendo just announced that it's putting password-protection on the Nintendo Revolution so parents can set what rating (E for Everyone, T for Teen or M for Mature) games can be played on the system. But, before you freak out, the Xbox, Xbox 360 and PS2 already do this but only for DVDs.

Dragon Ball Z on the Nintendo DS

Get ready for wireless DBZ battles thanks to Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 for the Nintendo DS. It'll let you play against up to six friends with three-on-three DBZ battles!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Dungeons & Dragons Goes Online

The classic game of elves, dwarves, wizards, orcs and heroes is going online with the new Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach video game from Atari! It's all the monster-bashing fun of the pen and paper game, with none of the math. Right now it's in the beta stage, so it's still being built, but it's coming!

Narnia Launches!

The next big fantasy epic after The Lord of the Rings just launched its first video game with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The game is hitting stores any day now and the movie is coming on December 9, 2005.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The Xbox Live Marketplace is Coming

Neopoints? Nope, Microsoft Points. You can get 'em from stores or through Xbox Live itself, and then trade 'em in for cool internet-only things for your Xbox 360. You can get game video clips, game demos, pictures, themes, music videos and more!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

MTV's Got Game!

MTV is having a big Xbox 360 gaming bonanza starting on November 21, 2005. It's a solid week of gaming TV that they're calling GameORZ Week and here's what you'll be able to see if you tune in.
  • Total Request Live is covering the Xbox 360 launch and chatting about the hottest new games.
  • The Cyberathlete Professional League semifinals and finals.
  • Profiles of professional video game players.
  • True Life: I'm a Professional Gamer - a show about three professional gamers.
  • Gaming Cost Me My Girlfriend - a show about how too much gaming can ruin relationships.
  • The Nintendo DS Goes Online Tomorrow

    Starting on November 16, 2005, Nintendo kicks their wireless internet service into gear for the Nintendo DS. This means that if you grab a copy of Mario Kart DS, you'll be able to play it against anybody in the world. Here's how you can get online.
  • If you have a Wi-Fi network at home, get your 'rents to set it up for your Nintendo DS.
  • If you have cable/DSL at home, grab a Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector for about $25, plug it into your computer and you're all set.
  • If you're somewhere that has a wireless network, your DS should hook up automatically.
  • You can get more info from www.nintendowifi.com.
  • EA Gives Gamers a Bargain!

    If you have a PS2, Xbox or Gamecube, you're in luck! EA just knocked $10 off the prices of a whole bunch of their games and is planning to cut more prices after Thanksgiving. Here are the games that just got cheaper.
  • NBA Live 06
  • Burnout Revenge
  • NASCAR 06
  • Marvel Nemesis
  • SSX On Tour
  • Monday, November 14, 2005

    Marvel Loves Activision!

    The comic book creators at Marvel have just made a deal with the folks at Activision to let them make X-Men and Spider-Man video games until 2017. This means more games like Ultimate Spider-Man, X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse and more from the folks behind the coolness of Tony Hawk's skateboarding video games.

    Play the Xbox 360, For Free, Now!

    If you're a Canadian gamer livin' in Vancouver, Toronto or Montreal, you're in luck! Microsoft is holding an "Xbox 360 Experience" event where you can show up, grab a controller, and play some Xbox 360 games! Here's where they are and when they're open.
    Xbox 360 Experience Locations
  • Vancouver: 124 E. Broadway
  • Montreal: 3726 St. Laurent
  • Toronto: 423 Queen St. W
  • Xbox 360 Experience Hours

  • November 17, 2005 - 5PM-10PM
  • November 18, 2005 - 5PM-Midnight
  • November 19, 2005 - 9AM-5PM
  • November 20, 2005 - 9AM-5PM
  • Star Wars Miniatures Game News!

    The wicked game of Star Wars battles has more stuff on the way! Check out what's coming in hyperspace!

    Attack on Endor Set

  • This is a theme box with a huge AT-ST, a few Stormtrooper figs and some special Endor missions. It's coming in January 2006.
  • Champions of the Force Set

    This is a full 60-figure expansion set that's coming on May 30, 2006 in boosters like the Clone Strike expansion. We don't have all the info, but it's going to be packed with Jedi! Here are some figs that will be in it.
  • Bastila Shan - from the KOTOR video games.
  • Corran Horn - from the Star Wars novels.
  • Darth Maul - another fig of the deadly Sith warrior.
  • Exar Kun - from the ancient Sith Empire.
  • Yoda - this will be a new "Dagobah" Yoda.
  • Bounty Hunters

    This is another 60-figure expansion set that's coming in June 2006. It has more of the huge figs, like the Universe Huge expansion, so it will be in big boosters with one Huge and six regular-size figs per box. We don't know much yet, except that it's all about mercenaries and other fringe scum.

    Star Wars Starship Game?

    The biggest news is that Wizards has confirmed that they're developing a new Star Wars game that's all about the spaceships. They aren't giving much info, but it's coming at the end of 2006 and we'll have more info soon!

    What kind of ships do you think will be in it? Star Destroyers? Jedi Starfighters? X-Wings? Tie-Fighters? and let us know what you think!

    Xbox 360 Game List

    The Xbox 360 is on the way and that means games, games and more games! Here's a list of the Xbox 360 games that you'll be able to grab when the console drops on November 22, 2005.
  • Amped 3
  • FIFA Soccer 06 Road to 2006 FIFA World Cup
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • Madden NFL 06
  • NBA 2K6
  • NBA LIVE 06
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted
  • NHL 2K6
  • Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
  • Project Gotham Racing 3
  • Ridge Racer 6
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06
  • Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
  • What Video Games are Dropping This Week?

  • November 14 - Animaniacs: Lights, Camera, Action! for DS.
  • November 14 - ATV Quad Frenzy for DS.
  • November 14 - Black & White Creatures for DS.
  • November 14 - Bust-a-Move DS for DS.
  • November 14 - Crash Team Racing for DS.
  • November 14 - EyeToy: Operation Spy Toy for PS2.
  • November 14 - Mario Kart DS for DS.
  • November 14 - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe for GBA, DS, Gamecube, PS2 and Xbox.
  • November 14 - Fear Factor: Unleashed for PS2 and Xbox.
  • November 14 - WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2006 for PS2.
  • November 15 - Burnout Legends for DS.
  • November 15 - Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3 for Xbox.
  • November 15 - Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King for PS2.
  • November 15 - F1 Grand Prix for PSP.
  • November 15 - Friends: The One With All The Trivia for PC and PS2.
  • November 15 - Flow: Urban Dance Uprising for PS2.
  • November 15 - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for PSP.
  • November 15 - Mega Man X Collection for Gamecube.
  • November 15 - Need for Speed Most Wanted for GBA, DS, Gamecube, PS2 and Xbox.
  • November 15 - Neopets: The Darkest Faerie for PS2.
  • November 15 - Pac-Man World 3 for Gamecube, PS2 and Xbox.
  • November 15 - Sandlot Football for PS2.
  • November 15 - Sandlot Hockey for PS2.
  • November 15 - SBK: Snowboard Kids DS for DS.
  • November 15 - Winx Club for GBA.
  • November 15 - Zatch Bell: Electric Arena for GBA.
  • November 15 - Zathura for GBA.
  • November 16 - American Chopper: Full Throttle for PS2.
  • November 15 - Strawberry Shortcake: Summertime Adventure for GBA.
  • November 17 - The Sims 2 Holiday Edition for PC.
  • November 17 - The Sims 2 Holiday Party Pack for PC.
  • November 18 - Tony Hawk's American Sk8land for DS.
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