Gaming is for Girls: Gaming news from the Leipzig Gaming Convention


With the Leipzig Games Convention on, it’s a big week in gaming. We’ve got all the major stories coming out so far, all tied up in a shiny gaming bow.

Wonder Woman to appear in “Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe”

Finally, the announcement some of us have longed for and expected: Wonder Woman will indeed appear in the upcoming “Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe” fighting game. Midway made the announcement this week.

Wireless keypad for PS3 unveiled

Never being one to not “borrow” great ideas from other consoles, Sony announced a wireless keypad for the PS3 Sixaxis and Dual Shock controllers. The keypad (seen below) will make messaging friends easier, and according to Sony, “could be used for game development in future.”

Sony PS3 keypad for Sixaxis Dual Shock

New “Singstar” titles ahead, including Disney tracks

If you like Disney songs, you’re going to love this! Sony announced “Disney Singstar” for the PS2. The game will include hits from The Little Mermaid (oh please let it be “Under the Sea”), The Lion King (“Hakunamatata”? What a wonderful phrase!), Cinderella, The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast (“Bonjour! Bonjour! Bonjour!”).

Disney aside (and now that those songs are stuck in my head), Sony also announced “Singstar Volume 3” for PS3 and “Singstar Queen” for PS2 — no, not “It’s Raining Men” — more Radio Gaga. You’ll also be able to play your PS2 “Singstar” songs on the PS3 thanks to an upcoming firmware update (though if you have a backwards compatible PS3, this really doesn’t matter).

“Overlord” coming to Nintendo DS

A pocket full of minions, now that sounds like fun. “Overlord: Minions” was on show at the convention and it looks sweet. Stylus-based game play will see you ordering minions around to solve puzzles. For “Overlord” fans on the meatier consoles, “Overlord 2” is also in the works for PS3, X360 and PC, all due out some time next year.

Overlord Minions for Nintendo DS

That’s it in a nutshell, fellow gamers. There’s certainly more coming out of Leizig, but those were the big hitters. On the LesbianGamers front this week, we’ve seen Princess Zelda and Samus Aran in a new “lesbian tryst,” “LEGO Batgirl” was revealed and there’s some “Animal Crossing”/”Battlestar Galactica” happenings as well. LesbianGeek tells you MI5 are looking for gay agents, and there may be another X-Files movie, despite the last one bombing at the box office.

Happy gaming!

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