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With a double-dose of the Force and a sweet price drop, this week's [kwlink]game news[/kwlink] is big! For starters, the Xbox 360 price just dropped. We also have the news on a poisonous new LEGO Batman character, a Star Wars video, Sonic Unleashed and a new Ben 10 game. Check it all out, plus the list of all the new games that drop this week for every game system from [kwlink]Nintendo DS[/kwlink] to [kwlink]Xbox 360[/kwlink], [kwlink]Wii[/kwlink], [kwlink]PS3[/kwlink], [kwlink]PSP[/kwlink] and even for your PC!

Old Star Wars Legends

The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game put you into an adventure set way, way back in the history of [kwlink]Star Wars[/kwlink]. Packed with sith, aliens and an incredible adventure, it rocked! Now, the [kwlink]Star Wars Miniatures[/kwlink] game is bringing the characters from the game to life with the new Star Wars Miniatures: KOTOR expansion. There are 60 new Star Wars warriors for you to control and we have previews right here of two figures that want to reach out and touch something. Check 'em out!

Star Wars Miniatures: KOTOR Preview

 

The Star Wars Miniatures: Knights of the Old Republic set brings characters from the video game and exciting era of Star Wars history to life! The Star Wars Miniatures: Knights of the Old Republic set brings characters from the video game and exciting era of Star Wars history to life!

SWM: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padawan

Figure: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padawan
Faction: Republic
Cost: 22
Hit Points: 70
Defense: 17
Attack: +10
Damage: 20
Set #: 28/60
Rarity: Very Rare
Special Abilities:

  • Unique
  • Melee Attack
  • Double Attack
  • Ataru Style - +4 Attack if exactly one enemy is within six squares.
  • Flurry Attack - When this character scores a critical hit, he can make one immediate extra attack.
  • Force Powers:
  • Force 3.
  • Lightsaber Assault - Force 1: replaces attacks: Make two attacks.

SWM: Darth Vader, Scourge of the Jedi

Figure: Darth Vader, Scourge of the Jedi
Faction: Empire
Cost: 55
Hit Points: 120
Defense: 21
Attack: +14
Damage: 20
Set #: 33/60
Rarity: Rare
Special Abilities:

  • Unique
  • Melee Attack
  • Double Attack
  • Dark Armor - When this character takes damage, he reduces the damage dealt by 10 with a save of 11. Adjacent enemies with lightsabers ignore this special ability.
  • Djem So Style - Whenever this character is hit by a melee attack, make a save of 11. On a success, this character can make an immediate attack against that attacker.
  • Jedi Hunter - +4 Attack and +10 Damage against enemies with Force ratings.

  • Force Powers:
  • Force 4.
  • Lightsaber Riposte - Force 1: When hit by a melee attack, this character can make an immediate attack against that attacker.
  • Lightsaber Throw 2 - Force 2, replaces attacks: Choose 1 target enemy within range 6. Make 2 attacks against that target.

Get Your Xbox On!

The [kwlink]Xbox 360[/kwlink] is a big shiny toy with some big news today. There are two new options for the console and here they are.

  • Option #1 - New Price = $299. Dropping $50 off the price tag, the Xbox 360 is now a chunk cheaper.
  • Option #2 - Triple the space! The 20Gb hard drive has been bumped to 60GB, giving you tons more space for game demos, video downloads and more fun stuff.

  • So, if you're looking for an Xbox 360, pick your option and have fun.

    Aliens Galore

    The new adventures of Ben Tennyson are arriving with Ben 10: Alien Force! It's his new game for DS, PSP, PS2 and Wii that lets you help the older Ben re-learn how to use the [kwlink]Omnitrix[/kwlink] to kick some alien butt. We have a ton of info, plus a video interview with the voice behind the [kwlink]Ben 10 aliens[/kwlink], with our game preview page.
  • [kwlink]Ben 10: Alien Force :: Game Preview[/kwlink]

Block Heroes

LEGO strikes again with the [kwlink]LEGO Batman[/kwlink] video game! The caped crusader and all the famous Gotham city criminal crazies are on the loose in the new game and you can clobber 'em as the DC comic hero. Check out these videos for a look at the game, from Poison Ivy and Bruce Wayne, to the new game trailer. Just click to download the video of your choice.

Unleash the Force

The new [kwlink]Star Wars: The Force Unleashed[/kwlink] game lets you play as Darth Vader's secret apprentice, kicking butt across the galaxy for your dark lord. Sound sweet? Then how about challenging the Dark Lord of the Sith to a lightsaber showdown? Take a look at the new game trailer right here. Just click to download the video.

Unleash the, er, Hedgehog?

Ok, a high-speed blue hedgehog may not be as cool as a lightsaber-wielding minion of evil, but the new game trailer still looks sweet! Click to download and check it out.

[kwlink]Click Here[/kwlink] for the rest of this week's game news, including the 411 on a famous girl gamer, a game-of-the-year sequel, a heroic mouse and a multiplayer music game for DS.

What Video Games Are Dropping This Week?

  • July 15 - Mister Slime for DS.
  • July 15 - Nancy Drew: The Mystery of the Clue Bender Society for DS.
  • July 15 - NCAA Football 09 for PSP, PS2, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii.
  • July 15 - Puchi Puchi Virus for DS.
  • July 15 - Space Chimps for DS, PS2, Xbox 360 and Wii.
  • July 15 - We Love Golf! for Wii.
  • July 15 - Wordmaster for DS.

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