Alan Hansen Sports Challenge

Cheggers/Hansen Wii dated

Slow news day, is it?

Own a Wii? Satisfied, are you? Or do you sometimes go round your PS2 friend's house and stare at his plastic quiz show controllers and wish you weren't saddled with stupid motion sensors and bobble heads of your dad and little blue glowing lights that never seem to shut up even when you do check your messages?

PS2 Party Game Roundup

PS2 Party Game Roundup

Quizzes, kids' stuff and karaoke.

What with all the blathering about how the Wii has broadened the gaming demographic, it's easy to forget there's another console out there which also appeals to kids, families and people who wouldn't normally play games. In fact, there are 100 million of them out there. Even Nintendo can't boast figures like that just yet.

So with the PS2 still going strong, it's no surprise to see both Sony and third-party publishers still churning out titles for the machine. And with Christmas less than two months away, it's no surprise to see a lot of them are aimed at the more casual market. In this roundup, we take a look at some of the latest PS2 games to hit the shops - two quizzes, a collection of mini-games for kids and the latest instalment in the SingStar series.

Cheggers' Party Quiz

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Chegwin and Hansen

Keith and Alan discuss their new games.

Celebrity-endorsed videogames are hit and miss. For every Tiger Woods PGA Tour there's a Carol Vorderman's Mind Aerobics; for every Mary-Kate and Ashley: Crush Course, a Brian Lara Cricket. And who could forget Lucinda Green's Equestrian Challenge or Steven Gerrard's Total Soccer 2002?