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Game News: 2005, 12, 11-31

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It's time for the latest info on what's up in the world of video games! From Sony teaming up with Bruce Willis to rock out and raise $100,000 for charity, to the 411 on Konami's new website, to what new games are dropping this week. Check out all the game news right here!

December 17-31

It's Christmas time, go play in the snow! We'll have more news for you in January

Friday, December 16

EA's Jamdat Cell Phone Games Cancelled?

One of the bigwigs at Jamdat, the cell phone game company EA just bought for $680 million, wants more money! Rather than chillin' with his chunk of the massive pile of cash, he's getting some attack dogs, er, lawyers, to go after the deal to shut it down. Think he's being a greedy twit? and say so!

Thursday, December 15

Cover Athlete for EA's Arena Football Video Game

EA just hired the Colorado Crush quarterback, John Dutton, to be the cover athlete for their upcoming Arena Football video game. From the starting kickoff to the ArenaBowl showdown, EA's Arena Football will put you in the action when it drops on February 7, 2006!

Wednesday, December 14

Award-Winning Wik Game on Xbox Live Arcade

The award-winning PC game, Wik: Fable of Souls, has jumped into the Xbox Live Marketplace and can be yours for just 800 marketplace points ($10 US). It's a fantasy game, kind of like Kameo, where you save the day as a cute forest critter. With 125 levels, different game modes, and even multiplayer, it's a great deal!

Nissan Builds Xbox 360 into a Car

What the heck?!? It's serious - Nissan has designed a car that'll let you plug an Xbox 360 into the dashboard so your passengers can play Xbox 360 games while you play EA games on your cell phone and drive at the same time! Holy road hazard Batman! It's coming in January 2006 so get ready to get the heck off of the streets!

Tuesday, December 13

SmackDown! vs. RAW 2006 for the PSP

It's wrasslin' time with the tiny handheld Sony PSP. This game just dropped and brought a ton of options with it, from manager mode to fantasy matches, mini-games and more. Plus, it's bringing four-player wireless multiplayer to the chair-swinging wrestling mayhem. If that's not enough, once you hook up for a multiplayer game, the legendary wrestler Jake "The Snake" Roberts is unlocked!

Bust-A-Move Puzzle Game for Nintendo DS

The addictive puzzle game, Bust-A-Move, is on its way to stores for the Nintendo DS! The bubble-popping action costs a mere $20 US and comes with 500 levels and supports up to five players through the DS's wireless multiplayer.

Snoopy vs. the Red Baron for PC, PS2, PSP and Xbox

The white pooch from the Peanuts comic is finally going to take down the Red Baron, with some help from you that is. The Snoopy vs. the Red Baron video game is coming in 2006 for the PC, PS2, PSP and Xbox and it'll let you take to the sky in Snoopy's flying doghouse to challenge the legendary pilot.

Monday, December 12

Sony and Bruce Willis Raise $100,000 for Charity!

Sony, the creators of the Playstation 3, just teamed up with Bruce Willis to hold the Playstation BANDtogether game and music festival. With celebrities like Tony Hawk, Nick Stahl, Cole and Dylan Sprouse and even Bruce Willis' daughters competing in musical contests and video game showdowns, it was a blast. The festival raised $100,000 for the Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children charities.

Konami Launches New Video Game Website

Konami, the video game peeps behind all the Yu-Gi-Oh! video games, and the awesome Dance Dance Revolution games, just launched a new website! It has all the info on their latest games, plus cool pics, but the biggest news is that now you can buy their games directly from them! Check it out at www.konamistyle.com

What Video Games are Dropping This Week?

  • December 12 - Guilty Gear Dust Strikers for DS.
  • December 13 - Pocket Dogs for GBA.
  • December 13 - SnoCross 2 Featuring "Air" Blaine Morgan for Xbox.
  • December 15 - Metal Slug 1 for GBA.
  • December 15 - WWE SmackDown! Vs. RAW 2006 for PSP.
  • December 16 - Tony Hawk's American Wasteland for PC.
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