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LEGO, Tennis, Harry Potter, Pokemon, Tomb Raider, Videos and More!

Aug 22, 2008

Buckle up for a crazy ride with this week's [kwlink]video game news![/kwlink] There's a ton of it, plus videos galore, on everything from [kwlink]Harry Potter[/kwlink] to [kwlink]LEGO Batman[/kwlink], [kwlink]LEGO Universe[/kwlink], Top Spin 3, [kwlink]Tomb Raider: Underworld[/kwlink], [kwlink]Pokemon[/kwlink], Jonathan Coulton and more. It's all here, 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!

Building a World, One Block at a Time

The greatest MMORPG game of all time is coming - [kwlink]LEGO Universe![/kwlink] It lets you jump into a block-filled world where you can play in worlds designed after each of the [kwlink]different[/kwlink][kwlink]kinds[/kwlink] of [kwlink]LEGO[/kwlink]. The game trailer is due at the end of the year but we have a quick look inside the coolest job in the world - LEGO video game designer. Check it out, just in time for the 30th Anniversary of the LEGO Minifigure!
  • LEGO Universe - Game Creation Video - .mov file (30MB)
  • Skateboard Controls

    EA's sweet [kwlink]Skate It[/kwlink] video game is getting closer to hitting the Wii and the [kwlink]game creators[/kwlink] have a few words to say about how awesome the Wiimote is when you can use it to control your 'board. Check 'em out here!
  • Skate It - Game Controls Video - .mov file (211MB)
  • Tennis Legend Goes Digital!

    Maria Sharapova is a tennis legend and one letter away from being Mario. The top-ranked tennis star just got a shade closer to Nintendo's famous plumber with the Top Spin 3 video game for Nintendo Wii. To celebrate being part of the video game, along with pros like Andy Roddick, Roger Federer and Boris Becker, Maria is signing copies of the game at the Nintendo World Store at Rockefeller Plaza in New York! On Monday, August 25, from Noon until 1pm, you can get the sports legend to scribble her name on your game!

    Get Your Half-Blood on Muggles!

    The [kwlink]Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince[/kwlink] movie has been delayed, but the video game from EA is still coming! In fact, a new game trailer has been released showing more of the action-packed wizard duels between Harry, Draco and even... Voldemort! The big baddie himself is lurking in this new Harry Potter video, click to check it out!
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Trailer Video (large) - .mov file (114MB)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Trailer Video (small) - .mov file (31MB)
  • Extreme Running, Extreme Adventure

    EA's upcoming [kwlink]Mirror's Edge[/kwlink] video game stars Faith as a futuristic courier with mad athletic skills. Seriously, this girl could rock the [kwlink]Olympics![/kwlink] She's involved in a futuristic conspiracy and has a ton of people out to get her. With a story by famous game-author Rhianna Pratchett and a no-guns approach to adventure, there's a lot of awesome on the way.

    Poke-Showdown 2008!

    The 2008 Pokemon Trading Card Game World Championships and Video Game Showdown just went down! On August 18 and 19 in Orlando Florida, over 400 of the world's best Pokemon players from age 6 to 62 (that's right, grandparents can play Pokemon too!) showed off their skills and competed for the title of world's best. The top three winners in each age category scored $7,500, an invite to the 2009 event and major bragging rights. Here's a list of the winners from each division, plus pictures of the event and Junior Division champs!

    Junior Division
  • First Place: Tristan Robinson (11) from Denver, CO USA
  • Second Place: Takuto Itagaki (11) from Japan
  • Third Place: Simone Zucchelli (10) from Italy
  • Senior Division
  • First Place: Dylan Lefavour (14) from New England USA
  • Second Place: Paul Atanassov (11) from Canada
  • Third Place: Nicholas Kolibas (14) from Boston, MA USA
  • Masters Division
  • First Place: Jason Klaczynski (22) from Chicago, IL USA
  • Second Place: Khan Le (15) from Norway
  • Third Place: Gino Lombardi (18) from Johnson, RI USA
  • The 2008 Pokemon Trading Card Game World Championships!
    The 2008 Pokemon Trading Card Game World Championships Junior Division Winners!

    JoCo Rocks Out!

    Jonathan Coulton, the web-celeb musician with a cult of gamer fans is joining forces with Electronic Arts again! He's the creator of the "Still Alive" song at the end of Portal and the big news is that the song is coming to [kwlink]Rock Band[/kwlink] so you can download it and play along. Just don't forget the moist, delicious cake.

    Fight Evil or Go Shopping?

    A new hero has arrived for the [kwlink]LEGO Batman[/kwlink] game as Batgirl steps out of the shadows to show off her blocky duds! Take a look at this superheroine as she gets ready to battle the Joker, Penguin, Catwoman and more in the upcoming [kwlink]LEGO Batman[/kwlink] game.

    Play as Batgirl in the LEGO Batman game!
    Play as Batgirl in the LEGO Batman game!
    Play as Batgirl in the LEGO Batman game!
    Play as Batgirl in the LEGO Batman game!

    Becoming a Video Game Heroine

    There's a new real-world Lara Croft coming! Following [kwlink]Angelina Jolie's[/kwlink] awesome work as the legendary video game heroine in the [kwlink]Tomb Raider movies[/kwlink], Alison Carrall is taking on the job of being Lara Croft. With her background in gymnastics, being awesome, rock-climbing and speaking with a real British accent, she's a natural! Click the link below to watch the video of the hard work she had to do to transform into Lara Croft.
  • Tomb Raider: Underworld - Becoming Lara Croft Video - .mp4 file (177MB)
  • Tomb Raider: Underworld - Thailand Game Video - .mp4 file (47MB)
  • What Video Games are Dropping This Week?

  • Aug 26 - [kwlink]Digimon World Championship[/kwlink] for DS.
  • Aug 26 - Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice for PS3.
  • Aug 26 - Freddi Fish: The Case of The Missing Kelp Seeds for Wii.
  • Aug 26 - Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness for DS.
  • Aug 26 - Kidz Sports: Crazy Mini Golf for PC.
  • Aug 26 - Margot's Word Brain for Wii.
  • Aug 26 - Mario Super Sluggers for Wii.
  • Aug 26 - Pajama Sam: Don't Fear the Dark for Wii.
  • Aug 26 - Shining Dragon for PS2.
  • Aug 26 - SpongeBob SquarePants: The Game of Life for PC.
  • Aug 26 - Spy Fox in Dry Cereal for Wii.
  • Aug 26 - Tales of Vesperia: Special Edition for Xbox 360.
  • Aug 26 - The Sims 2: Apartment Life for PC.
  • Aug 26 - The Sims 2: Apartment Pets for DS.
  • Aug 26 - Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 for PSP, PS2, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii.
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