Today's holiday round-up includes a distinctly unconventional bonus map for WarCraft III
, as well as a charity auction that's sure to please Richard Dean Anderson aficianados.
- In a bizarre and unlikely abuse of the game's engine, the WarCraft III
team at Blizzard has delivered an unusual new map for the game: Azeroth Grand Prix, which converts the medieval RTS title into a go-kart racer starring the game's characters. The play style and behind-the-kart viewpoint are reminiscent of Nintendo's Super Mario Kart
series, as is the ginned-up logo given to the map. Those interested in trying it out for themselves (and who wouldn't be?) can download Azeroth Grand Prix at the WarCraft III bonus maps site
- Given its status as "one of the most successful TV shows ever", according to game publisher JoWood, there are undoubtedly millions of Stargate SG-1
fans who'll be delighted to learn of their chance to nab a supporting role in the video game based on the property. Therefore, the developer is holding an eBay auction
, the winner of which will have his or her likeness digitized into the game as one of the secondary characters. The auction is far from a mercenary fundraiser, however: all proceeds won will be donated to a cancer relief foundation for children. Bidding as of this writing is up to over $2000 USD.