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Jumping up

With titles like Naruto, Dragon Ball Z and Rurouni Kenshin, Shonen Jump is the most popular comic magazine in the US. But it's even bigger in Japan. That's why this is big news. The January issue of Monthly Jump, which goes on sale December 6 (or one week before Blue Dragon (opens in new tab)'s December 12 release) will feature Blue Dragon ST (that's Secret Trick.) Bigger news: Weekly Shonen Jump will be getting Blue Dragon: Raf Grad, drawn by the same artist who works on immensely popular Jump title Death Note (which, if you're into manga, you've probably already read in English.)

We don't know what the fate of these titles will be in the US, but we're pretty sure that we'll start seeing one or both of them here sooner or later. But no word yet. Check outthe NeoGAF thread (opens in new tab)for scans of the Jump pages that tell the tale.

This, or a mansion? Can't decide...

Ever considered paying almost two million dollars for a single game? Well, aside from the fact that we seriously doubt most of our readership has that much going spare, it's just... insane. Well, if you're familiar with the internet, you may have noticed it is full of insane people. Case in point:this eBay auction (opens in new tab). If it's legit, it's for one of the rarest Atari 2600 cartridges ever: Atlantis II. Ten copies of the game were given to contest winners. Now, this is certainly one of the rarest games in existence for one of the most popular console systems ever, but $1,750,000,000? Not happening. Still, it's worth checkingthe auction (opens in new tab)out for the dude's story. And, you know, if you're going to auction off something for over a million dollars, maybe you should consider not photographing it on your kitchen floor.

Japan invades

So the first Wii commercials debuted in the US last night. And, wow, we're not sure what to say. Actually, as far as showing what the system does, they're pretty groovy. But all our expert eyes see istwo Japanese dudes driving a tiny German car, meeting up with some rent-a-hipsters (opens in new tab)and playingRed Steel (opens in new tab). It's all so... posed. There's also one ofa perfect suburban family (opens in new tab)enjoyingWii Sports (opens in new tab), which is a mite less fake - and yeah, they get the point across. Nintendo says: goodbye fanboys, hello world.

New screens

Call of Duty 3

(PS3 (opens in new tab),Wii (opens in new tab),360 (opens in new tab))
EverQuest II: Echoes of Faydwer (PC (opens in new tab))
The Eye of Judgment (PS3 (opens in new tab))
Halo 3 (360 (opens in new tab))
Halo Wars (360 (opens in new tab))
Need for Speed Carbon (360 (opens in new tab))
Rainbow Six Vegas (PC (opens in new tab))
Rayman Raving Rabbids (Wii (opens in new tab))
Resistance: Fall of Man (PS3 (opens in new tab))
Ridge Racer 7 (PS3 (opens in new tab))
Sid Meier's Pirates! (PSP (opens in new tab))
SKATE(PS3 (opens in new tab),360 (opens in new tab))
Tomb Raider: Legend (DS (opens in new tab))
Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam (Wii (opens in new tab))

New video

Ridge Racer 7 (PS3 (opens in new tab))
Superman Returns(PS2 (opens in new tab),Xbox (opens in new tab),360 (opens in new tab))

November 15, 2006