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Game News: 2005, 12, 04-10

Dec 27, 2006

December is here and Christmas is just around the corner! That means it's time to behave and hope Santa forgives you for that time you painted your neighbor's dog green and all the other stuff you've done this year. While you're on your best behavior, check out what's new with video games - from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess at the G.A.M.E. convention to Electronic Arts getting sued and Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo Revolution.

Electronic Arts and Jamdat Cell Phone Games

Electronic Arts just dropped $680 million dollars to snag Jamdat - a cell phone game company. This means EA games for your cell phone! Which game do you want to see? SSX On Tour? Madden NFL? Downhill Domination? How about Harry Potter?

Samuel L. Jackson Hosts the Spike TV Video Game Awards

Captain Cool himself, Samuel L. Jackson, is hosting the year's biggest, baddest and loudest awards show. The Spike TV Video Game Awards! It's going to be on TV December 10, 2005. Be sure to check it out!

Thursday, December 8, 2005

Online-Only Xbox 360 Games

A new game, HoopWorld, is an Xbox 360 game you won't find in stores. The only way to get this wacky basketball game, and to play it, is through Xbox Live. You can buy it for 1,200 Xbox Marketplace Points ($15 US) through the marketplace and then play it online.

The Sims 2 on Sony PSP!

The Sims 2 just dropped for the Sony PSP handheld gaming system. You can snag the even-smaller virtual people at a game store near you right now!

Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Nintendo DS WiFi Finder

To get online with your Nintendo DS you need an adaptor for at home, or a WiFi spot when you're chillin' downtown. The best way to find a WiFi spot near you is with their new site. Check it out at www.nintendowifi.com

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Xbox 360 Rip-Offs and Rebates

If you bought an Xbox 360 from Best Buy, you may have been burned! They made a lot of folks who just wanted Xbox 360s buy a bundle package with tons of extra stuff that you didn't want. It turns out that Best Buy didn't want to do that, it was just a few store owners that did it and they're apologizing by letting folks return any extra items without any problems.

Nintendo Revolution Controller Secrets

The Nintendo Revolution is going to be unveiled in all its digital glory on May 9, 2006! And, the guy behind it, Shigeru Miyamoto, has said that there are secrets about the remote-control-ish controller that nobody has figured out yet. Do you know what they are? and let him know what you think!

Monday, December 5, 2005

Zelda at G.A.M.E. Convention in San Francisco

The Game and Music Experience convention hit San Francisco on the weekend with video games and rock and roll. It also brought a demo of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess with it. Link won't be hitting the Gamecube until early 2006, but a few levels of the game are good to go and Nintendo let the folks who made it to the convention give it a try.

EA Getting Sued Over Madden NFL

A game developer is suing Electronic Arts over features in their latest Madden NFL 2006 game. He's saying that he gave EA the ideas for the features, then they used them without paying him. EA has said, "We have read the complaint and the allegations are completely without merit." ?

Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo Revolution?

The genius behind the awesome Super Smash Bros. video game is back at Nintendo after chilling out for two years. His name is Masahiro Sakurai and he's been put in charge of making a brand-new Super Smash Bros. game for the upcoming Nintendo Revolution video game console. Woot!

What Video Games are Dropping This Week?

  • December 5 - Animal Crossing: Wild World for DS.
  • December 5 - Super Mario Strikers for Gamecube.
  • December 5 - Tokobot for PSP.
  • December 5 - WWE SmackDown! Vs. RAW 2006 for PSP.
  • December 6 - Dragon Booster for DS.
  • December 6 - Mega Man X Collection for Gamecube.
  • December 6 - Nicktoons Unite! for PC.
  • December 6 - Pac-Man World 3 for DS and PSP.
  • December 6 - Platinum Family Hits: Sonic Heroes & Super Monkey Ball Deluxe for Xbox.
  • December 6 - Platinum Family Hits: Sonic Mega Collection & Super Monkey Ball Deluxe for Xbox.
  • December 6 - Battles of Prince of Persia for DS.
  • December 7 - Super Black Bass Fishing for DS.
  • December 7 - The Sims 2 for PSP.
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