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Monday, October 19, 2009

Player’s Club: Video game releases for the week of Oct. 19

After years of bashfully batting its eyes at irrelevence, the video game industry has finally quit playing hard to get and gone all the way with obsolescence. Almost every single new release this week is either an adaptation of a movie, cartoon, or TV series, or a shameless rip-off of the Imagine series' already shameless pandering to young girls. Only a few titles stand out amid the junk. Borderlands, a stylish, cel-shaded role-playing game / first-person shooter mash-up from Gearbox, and EA Sports' annual FIFA soccer game are the only retail titles that look all that intriguing. One of the year's best games, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, makes the jump from the DS to the PSP. At least it's a good week for downloadable titles. LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias is the sequel to the excellent WiiWare launch title, whereas the buzz has been growing around physics-based action-puzzle game Trine since its release in Europe earlier this summer.

NINTENDO WII

October 19 LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias (WiiWare)

October 19 Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem (WiiWare)

October 20 Army Rescue

October 20 Astro Boy: The Video Game

October 20 Backyard Football '10

October 20 Bakugan

October 20 Buck Fever

October 20 Charm Girls Club: Pajama Party

October 20 Chicken Shoot

October 20 Cook Wars

October 20 Crazy Garage

October 20 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Deadly Intent

October 20 Deer Drive

October 20 Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo

October 20 FIFA Soccer 10

October 20 iCarly

October 20 Littlest Pet Shop Friends

October 20 Madagascar Kartz

October 20 Marvel Super Hero Squad

October 20 Medieval Games

October 20 Mountain Sports

October 20 NBA 2K10

October 20 Pop'N Music

October 20 Remington Great American Bird Hunt

October 20 Rock Blast

October 20 Secret Saturdays: The Beasts of The 5th Sun

October 20 Shimano Xtreme Fishing

October 20 Ultimate Duck Hunting

October 20 Walk it Out

October 20 WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010

October 21 Adventure Double Wii Pack

XBOX 360

October 20 Backyard Football '10

October 20 Bakugan

October 20 Borderlands

October 20 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Deadly Intent

October 20 FIFA Soccer 10

October 20 Lips: Number One Hits

October 20 WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010

October 21 Panzer General: Allied Assault (Xbox Live Arcade)

October 21 Tower Bloxx Deluxe (Xbox Live Arcade)

PLAYSTATION 3

October 20 Bakugan

October 20 Borderlands

October 20 FIFA Soccer 10

October 20 WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010

October 22 Trine (PlayStation Network)

PLAYSTATION 2

October 20 Astro Boy: The Video Game

October 20 Backyard Football '10

October 20 Bakugan

October 20 FIFA Soccer 10

October 20 Marvel Super Hero Squad

October 20 Secret Saturdays: Beasts of The 5th Sun, The

October 20 WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010

NINTENDO DS

October 19 Crash-Course Domo (DsiWare)

October 19 Hard-Hat Domo (DsiWare)

October 19 Pro-Putt Domo (DsiWare)

October 19 Rock-n-Roll Domo (DsiWare)

October 19 White-Water Domo (DsiWare)

October 20 Astro Boy: The Video Game

October 20 Bakugan

October 20 Balloon Pop

October 20 Charm Girls Club: My Fashion Mall

October 20 Charm Girls Club: My Fashion Show

October 20 Charm Girls Club: My Perfect Prom

October 20 Cooking Mama 3: Shop & Chop

October 20 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Deadly Intent -- Hidden Cases

October 20 Diner Dash: Flo on the Go

October 20 FIFA Soccer 10

October 20 Imagine: Fashion Designer World Tour

October 20 Jam Sessions 2

October 20 Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2010

October 20 Littlest Pet Shop: Beach Friends

October 20 Littlest Pet Shop: City Friends

October 20 Littlest Pet Shop: Country Friends

October 20 Marvel Super Hero Squad

October 20 Montessori Music

October 20 Reversal Challenge

October 20 Secret Saturdays: Beasts of The 5th Sun, The

October 20 Sideswiped

October 20 Space Invaders Extreme 2

October 20 WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010

PSP

October 20 Astro Boy: The Video Game

October 20 FIFA Soccer 10

October 20 Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

October 20 Marvel Super Hero Squad

October 20 Mytran Wars

October 20 Secret Saturdays: Beasts of The 5th Sun, The

October 20 WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010

October 22 Half-Minute Hero (PlayStation Network)

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