Mix Lumines II and win

Want to win a trip to the Winter Music Conference and meet Junkie XL? Head over to theofficial Lumines II site (opens in new tab)and use its online remixing tool to create your own music video. If it's good enough, you might just win a trip to the dance music conference. If it's not, you can still send your pathetic efforts to your friends to be scoffed at. Either way, you can waste a few minutes dicking around with theirritating flash site (opens in new tab), and that's better than working, isn't it? It's not quite as good asplayingLumines II (opens in new tab), though.

Parenting classes? You've just signed up

Our British sister site reports something, well... just plain stupid. As part of a morning gag, US radio station offered to trade PS3 systems for people's children. Wouldn't you know it? People called in offering their toddlers in trade for the hard-to-get systems. It wasn't a permanent trade, just a kid-loan. Maybe we're just cynical, but we're not exactly surprised. To read more details (and to get a link to an mp3 of the broadcast) just hitthe story (opens in new tab).

Blue Dragon - it's good!

According to Japanese game mag Famitsu, that is. Unfortunately, the pub is known for its soft scoring these days, so we're not sure quite how much this holds water.Kotaku reports (opens in new tab)the popular magazine has given anticipated Xbox 360 RPGBlue Dragon (opens in new tab), which hits Japan in a little over a week, scores of 9, 9, 9 and 10 out of 10 in its four-person cross review. The 10 does bode well for the game, honestly: usually 10s aren't trotted out unless the mag is really serious about the score. It's the 8, 8, 8, 8 titles you have to watch out for.

New screens
Cipher Complex (360 (opens in new tab),PS3 (opens in new tab))
Halo 3 (360 (opens in new tab))
Lord of the Rings Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch-king (PC (opens in new tab))
Monster Bomber (DS (opens in new tab))
NCAA March Madness 07 (360 (opens in new tab))
Sam and Max (PC (opens in new tab))
Skillground (PC (opens in new tab))
STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl (PC (opens in new tab))
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force (PSP (opens in new tab))

New videos
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars (PC (opens in new tab),360 (opens in new tab))
Madden NFL 07 (PS3 (opens in new tab))
Roboblitz (360 (opens in new tab))
Spectrobes (DS (opens in new tab))

November 30, 2006