Gaming is for Girls: Eliza Dushku in “Saints Row 2,” and more

 
 

Downloadable games from Xbox Live Arcade

TikGames has announced “Domino Master” is available for download via Xbox Live Arcade. The game was made by the team behind the top-selling “Texas Hold ‘Em” video game. You’ll be able to compete in classic dominos or four other variations, including All Threes, All Fives, Mexican Train and Bergen. “Domino Master” is priced at 800 Microsoft points and has been rated E for Everyone.

Also available for download is “Double D Dodgeball” and its content pack, “Get Bent.” (One has to wonder who came up with the name.) The pack will set you back 100 Microsoft Points.

LittleBigPlanet screenshot - Sony PS3

“LittleBigPlanet” gets a release date

Finally, “LittleBigPlanet” has a release dated carved in concrete! Yes, the new, groundbreaking PlayStation 3 title — combining an amazing platform adventure with a huge social community — will be on store shelves Oct. 24. There are places to explore, creative resources to collect and puzzles to solve — all requiring a combination of brains and teamwork.

The game is already garnering plaudits as one of the most hotly anticipated titles in video game history. We’re certainly looking forward to this one.

Jane Jensen’s new blog and her “Gray Matter”

Adventure gaming icon Jane Jensen has a new blog that she’ll be keeping up to date with the development of her upcoming adventure game, “Gray Matter.” Jensen is probably most famous for her work on the “Gabriel Knight” adventure games.

The 2009 game will feature protagonist Dr. David Styles, who, ever since losing his wife in a terrible car accident many years ago, has become a recluse, leaving his English mansion Dread Hill House only on rare occasions. He’s joined on a creepy adventure by assistant Samantha Everett, a student (and second playable character) who helps Styles with a new experiment.

“World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King” expansion details

Blizzard Entertainment has announced the expansion of “World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King” — its award-winning, subscription-based, massively multiplayer online role-playing game — will arrive in stores on Nov. 13 (Nov. 14 in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand).

The game will be available in two versions: the standard version and the special Collector’s Edition (in select regions). The limited-edition package will contain the game, a 208-page book featuring never-before-seen images, an exclusive in-game pet (Frosty, the baby frost wyrm), a behind-the-scenes DVD containing more than an hour of developer interviews, the game’s soundtrack, director commentary and more.

Eliza Dushku as Shaundi in Saints Row 2

Over at Lesbian Gamers this week, we’ve got news on Eliza Dushku in the upcoming PS3/360/PC title “Saints Row 2.” We also cover who topped the Corporate Equality Index for LGBT employee treatment in the games industry, and more!

And at Lesbian Geek, we’ve got Kendra Shaw from “Battlestar Galactica: Razor” joining Sarah Conner and some cute but creepy bio-engineered pets.

 
 

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