DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar Kartz is Coming October 27

madagascarkartzcover1I absolutely adore the Madagascar films (especially Madagascar 2). So it was great to see a fun video game coming out with the characters. Madagascar Kartz™ video game will be released on October 27 for Wii™, Nintendo DS™ , Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

According to the press release this game is gonna be fun:

Jump behind the wheel and drive yourself wild as you play as Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman, King Julien or those crafty penguins! You can power-up and perform zany jumps, outlandish flips, and radical rolls on amazing tracks from the world of Madagascar®, including the New York City Zoo, the plane crash site, the volcano, plus many more. Keep an edge on your wild competitors with cool pickups, such as power boosts, obstacles, and projectiles. DreamWorks’ Madagascar Kartz features split-screen head-to-head multiplayer action, allowing up to four players to go bananas and race locally against one another in Championship, Quick Race and Time Trial modes.

“The Madagascar® films are packed with personality and can be enjoyed by everyone,” said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. “We designed DreamWorks’ Madagascar Kartz with the same idea. With the whole family competing against each other as their favorite zoosters, you have never seen action this wild!”

For more information visit www.activision.com.

Kristen Bell Returns in Assassin’s Creed II


If you’ve missed Kristen Bell on TV (yes, we miss you Veronica Mars) she could be gracing your screen again – well, if you buy your own copy of Assassin’s Creed II.

Assassin’s Creed II will be available in North America November 17, 2009 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and PC. For more information, please visit http://www.assassinscreed.com.


Bell is revising her role as Lucy Stillman, a research assistant for Dr. Warren Vidic. Bell enjoyed voicing Lucy (and in 2007 Hottest Newcomer” at the Spike Video Game Awards for her role in the first Assassin’s Creed).

“Being a part of the first Assassin’s Creed video game was an amazing experience. Video games is such a creative entertainment medium, and to be able to see and play myself as a video game character was surreal,” said Kristen Bell. “As an actress, it’s both challenging and rewarding to play a complex character with this great mysterious background. I’m very happy to be Lucy once more, and I look forward to fans discovering more about her – they will be pleasantly surprised.”

Of course, this makes us wonder, do you buy a video game because of the vocal guests? Celebs on video games is always fun (we love Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk on Halo 3),  but is that the main reason you buy a game?