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THE VT » Blog Archive » Out This Week: Baroque and a bunch of PC stuff.

Out This Week: Baroque and a bunch of PC stuff.


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Games:

World:

  • Monday 7: French in Olympic protest; Global well-being.
  • Wednesday 9: Global trade and aid.
  • Thursday 10: Belfast conference.
  • Friday 11: G7 Meeting on finance.
  • Sunday 13: Italians go to the polls; North Korean sanctions.

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Games

Arcana Heart (PS2)

Assassin’s Creed (PC)

Baroque (PS2, Wii)

Civil War Mysteries (PC)

Fab 5 Soccer (DS)

Fatal Fury Battle Archives Volume 2 (PS2)

Half-Life 2: Episode Pack (PC)

Plushees (DS)

Portal (PC)

Team Fortress 2 (PC)

World Championship Cards (PSP)

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VC

Yoshi’s Cookie™ (NES®, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points)
Bases Loaded (NES®, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points)

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XBLA

Ikaruga (800 MS Points)

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DVD and Hi Def

There Will Be Blood

The Waterhorse: Legend of the Deep (also on Blu-Ray)

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (also on Blu-Ray)

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Theater

Street Kings

Smart People

Prom Night

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Box Office

  1. 21 $15.3/$46.7
  2. Nim’s Island $13.2/$13.2
  3. Leatherheads $12.6/$12.6
  4. Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who $9.1/$131.0
  5. The Ruins $8.0/$8.0
  6. Superhero Movie $5.4/$16.8
  7. Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns $3.4/$37.6
  8. Drillbit Taylor $3.4/$25.4
  9. Shutter $2.8/$23.1
  10. 10,000 B.C. $2.7/$89.3
  11. Stop-Loss $2.2/$8.1
  12. Under The Same Moon $1.7/$8.9

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World

MONDAY 7

Palestinian-Israel summit Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, will hold talks with Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, for the first time since February to discuss resolving differences between the two sides.

Hopes for a credit ease The US Federal Reserve will auction the next round of $50bn temporary loans to help ease the global credit crisis. The scheme works with the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Swiss National Bank and the European Central Bank, each of which will hold auctions.

French in Olympic protest A banner supporting human rights will be hung outside Paris City Hall when the Olympic torch relay passes through the French capital.

Mayor Bertrand Delanoe said the move was because “Paris defends human rights all over the world”.

Global well-being World Health Day is marked when the World Health Organisation is due to publish its annual report and aims to raise awareness of global health issues.

Human rights review The United Nations’ Human Rights Council will hold its first universal periodic review (to April 18) to scrutinise member nations’ human rights records.

Brussels debates tax The European Commission hosts the Brussels Tax Forum (to April 8) to discuss tax systems and economic growth within Europe.

Climate change talks The fourth Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands takes place in Hanoi (to April 11) to discuss policy in the context of climate change.

TUESDAY 8

Egyptian local polls Municipal councils are to be elected across Egypt for the first time since 2006. Polls will be closely watched as independent candidates in the next presidential contest will need the support of at least 10 council members before they can run for election.

India-Africa Forum The India-Africa Forum will take place in New Delhi - attended by 17 heads of state - with the aim of improving co-operation and trade and investment between nations (to April 9).

FSA insurance conference The Financial Services Authority will hold its annual conference in London on insurance, discussing global challenges facing the sector.

Top businesswoman The UK’s 35th Veuve Clicquot Award for Business Woman of the Year is presented in London.

WEDNESDAY 9

Elections in South Korea Parliamentary elections will take place in South Korea. Recently elected president Lee Myung-bak’s Grand National party hopes for a majority in the 299-seat National Assembly.

Global trade and aid The Organisation for Economic Development’s fourth annual meeting of central and eastern European senior budget officials will take place in Bucharest (to April 10). Members work to promote their economies, to extend aid to developing nations and to expand world trade.

Europe-Asia co-operation Representatives from the European Commission are due to meet leaders from central Asian states for trade and energy talks in Asgabat, Turkmenistan (to April 10).

Retail round the globe The World Retail Congress takes place in Spain (to April 11) to discuss issues such as emerging markets and corporate responsibility.

FT Reports Investing in Portugal

THURSDAY 10

Elections in Nepal Legislative elections are due to take place to establish Nepal as a democratic federal republic. Voters will elect a constituent assembly that is to decide the fate of the monarchy, which is to be abolished, according to an agreement reached last year.

French PM in Japan François Fillon, the French prime minister, will visit Japan (to April 13), for talks with Yasuo Fukuda, the prime minister, to discuss global and bilateral issues.

Turkey hosts Barroso José Manuel Barroso, the European Commission president, will visit Turkey (to April 11) to meet the president, Abdullah Gul, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister.

International migration The Ibero-American Migration and Development Forum is due to take place in Ecuador (to April 11) to discuss issues including the impact of remittances.

Peres address in Brussels Shimon Peres, the Israeli president, will address the European Parliament in Brussels for the first time since his election in 2007.

Belfast conference The 10th anniversary of the Good Friday agreement, which helped launch the peace process in Northern Ireland, will be marked with a conference in Belfast.

FRIDAY 11

G7 meeting on finance European Central Bank policymakers, G7 finance ministers and central bankers are due to meet in Washington to discuss the state of the global economy.

SATURDAY 12

World Bank and IMF meet The spring meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund take place in Washington (to April 13), to discuss progress on the work of the institutions.

SUNDAY 13

Italians go to the polls An early general election is due to take place in Italy. The country’s 61st postwar government collapsed in January after 20 months.

North Korean sanctions Japan is due to extend economic sanctions against North Korea. They were put in place after its first nuclear test in 2006.

Darfur action day Crisis Action is to hold a global day for Darfur. Celebrities and activists will highlight the plight of children caught up in the Darfur conflict with a rally outside the Sudanese Embassy in London.

Compiled by Nathalie Kilby

preview@ft.com

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