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Game News: 2005, 11, 20-26

Dec 27, 2006

Welcome to Kidzworld's game news! We have the 411 on the launch of Microsoft's new Xbox 360 video game console for you as well as some news about movies based on Nintendo video games. Check it out below, as well as a list of all the cool games coming out this week.

Xbox 360: Flaws and Fixes

The Xbox 360 has arrived! But, some of 'em can crash, scratch game discs and are a little messed up. If yours is acting funky, call Microsoft's help line at: 1-800-4MY-XBOX and they'll help you fix it or replace it.
  • Here's a tip for your Xbox 360. If the "On" light turns orange, it means it's overheating. Turn it off and move it to somewhere cooler.
  • Child's Play Charity: Video Games for Sick Kids

    The coolest gamer charity in the world has gone worldwide! Now, when you donate $$$ to help them get video games to sick kids who're stuck in hospitals, it goes to hospitals in Canada and Britain as well. Go check out their site at: www.childsplaycharity.org

    Tuesday, November 23

    Xbox Live Game With Fame: Ryan Cabrera

    Ryan Cabrera, the singer-songwriter with the hit album "You Stand Watching" is bringing his game to the Net and wants to play against you on Xbox Live! On November 29, 2005 from 2PM to 3PM Pacific Time he'll be online under the name "rcabreragwf" and you can chat with him, game with him and more.

    For more info on Microsoft's Game With Fame and the celebs you can run into on it, like Ludacris, The Strokes, Hoobastank, Staind, Incubus and Buffalo Bills' running back Willis McGahee, check out their site at www.xbox.com/gamewithfame

    Play the King Kong Video Game for Free

    Big monkey, big game and you can play it for free! Here's where you can go to try this hot new Xbox 360 game out!
  • Toronto, Canada - November 24-25 at the Richmond St. parking lot between Duncan and Simcoe.
  • Vancouver, Canada - November 25-26 at the Plaza of Nations by the front parking entrance.
  • Montreal, Canada - December 1-2 at 3535 Blvd St-Laurnet between Sherbrooke and Prince-Arthur.
  • Tuesday, November 22

    Watch TV on Your PSP or iPod With TiVo!

    TiVo is like a VCR, but it records your fave TV shows onto a computer hard drive. Now they're letting you take those recorded shows on the road by plugging 'em into your Sony PSP or Apple iPod. It's coming early in 2006, so get ready!

    Mario Kart Online Mania

    The Nintendo DS Mario Kart game lets you play against peeps online with the new Nintendo Wi-Fi setup and since it launched on Wednesday November 16, 2005, it's gone crazy! Tons of gamers are racing online right now so it looks like the DS going online is a smash success.

    Pirates vs. Kung Fu Card Games

    The peeps behind the Yu-Gi-Oh! and Vs. System card games have two new card games coming out early in 2006 - Pirates of the Caribbean and Avatar: The Last Airbender. The biggest news is that these two games both use the "Quickstrike" card game system, so you can play them together and have Captain Jack Sparrow duel against Aang!

    Monday, November 21

    Xbox 360 Game Console Launches Tonight!

    Microsoft calls it Zero Hour but folks with a calendar call it midnight, November 21, 2005. That's when you can head to your fave local video game store to buy yourself an Xbox 360 - if you're lucky! Rumor is they're in short supply and even the folks who pre-ordered one might not get one. Call a few stores and see if any of 'em have consoles, then pack a sleeping bag and dinner and camp out so you can get one! Just remember, don't buy the discount system, it's junkola!
  • Meet the Xbox 360!
  • Nintendo Video Game Movies: Zelda and Metroid

    The big N has been working on making a Metroid movie, starring the mercenary girl Samus Aran and her huge power armor. But, with the success of The Lord of the Rings and the upcoming Eragon movie, word is that they're going to make a Legend of Zelda movie! What do you think, is Link an action star? and let us know.

    What Video Games are Dropping This Week?

  • November 21 - College Hoops 2K6 for Xbox.
  • November 21 - Kong: The 8th Wonder of the World for GBA.
  • November 21 - Peter Jackson's King Kong for DS, Gamecube, PC, PS2, PSP and Xbox.
  • November 21 - Zatch Bell: Electric Arena for GBA.
  • November 22 - ATV Quad Frenzy for DS.
  • November 22 - EyeToy: Kinetic for PS2.
  • November 22 - Peter Jackson's King Kong for Xbox 360.
  • November 22 - Ridge Racer 6 for Xbox 360.
  • November 22 - SBK: Snowboard Kids DS for DS.
  • November 23 - Monster Trucks DS for DS.
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