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Out this week: Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution


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Games:

World:

  • Monday 7: G8 summit.
  • Tuesday 8: School fruit.
  • Wednesday 9: Sexuality academy.
  • Thursday 10: Lennon lyrics; Dubrovnik festival.
  • Friday 11: Family planning.
  • Saturday 12: Pope Down Under; Mandela lecture.
  • Sunday 13: Reggae-fest.

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Games

MONDAY 7

Unreal Tournament 3 (360)

TUESDAY 8

Beijing 2008 - The official Video Game of the Olympic Games (360, PS3)

Devil May Cry 4 (PC)

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon (Wii)

Nancy Drew: The Phantom of Venice (PC)

Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution (360, PS3, DS)

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VC

WiiWare

SPOGS Racing™ (D2C Games™, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone-Mild Cartoon Violence, 1,000 Wii Points)

Virtual Console

KING OF THE MONSTERS (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older-Fantasy Violence, 900 Wii Points)

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XBLA

Golf: Tee It Up (800 MS Points)
Schizoid (800 MS Points)

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DVD and Hi Def

Superhero Movie

Batman: Begins (Blu-Ray)

X-Files: Revelations

Stargate: Atlantis - Season 4

Detroit Redwings: Stanley Cup Champions

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Theater

Hellboy 2: Golden Army

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Meet Dave

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Box Office

  1. Hancock $66.0/$107.3
  2. WALL-E $33.4/$128.1
  3. Wanted $20.6/$90.7
  4. Get Smart $11.1/$98.1
  5. Kung Fu Panda $7.5/$193.3
  6. The Incredible Hulk $4.9/$124.9
  7. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $3.9/$306.5
  8. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl $3.6/$6.1
  9. Sex and the City $2.3/$144.8
  10. You Don’t Mess With the Zohan $2.0/$94.7
  11. The Love Guru $1.7/$29.3
  12. Iron Man $1.5/$311.7

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World

MONDAY 7

G8 summit The annual gathering of the leaders of the G8 countries takes place in Japan (to July 9). The summit’s agenda is expected to include such issues as rising food prices and measures to limit CO2 emissions beyond 2012 when the Kyoto protocol on climate change expires.

Controlled substances The NGO Global Forum meets in Vienna to assess progress in achieving United Nations goals of reducing the supply and demand of illicit drugs worldwide with a view to putting recommendations on future action to the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (to July 9).

Latino convention The League of United Latin American Citizens stages its main annual political gathering in Washington (to July 11). With some 9.2m Latinos expected to vote in November’s US presidential election, chief contenders John McCain and Barack Obama are set to address the Hispanic-American advocacy group’s convention on July 8.

FT Reports
G8

TUESDAY 8

Ecofin council European Union economic and finance ministers meet in Brussels with the main themes under discussion expected to be improvement of financial market regulation, especially as it relates to credit ratings agencies, and a response to soaring oil and food prices.

Mortgaged future Hank Paulson, US Treasury secretary, Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve chairman, and James Dimon, chairman and chief executive of JPMorgan Chase attend a forum hosted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Association into mortgage lending to low- and medium-income households.

School fruit In Strasbourg, agriculture and rural affairs commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel is to announce a European Commission initiative for a scheme aimed at increasing the share of fruit and vegetables in the diets of schoolchildren and to assist in combating childhood obesity.

FT Reports
Brazil
Bulgaria

WEDNESDAY 9

Sexuality academy The annual meeting of the International Academy of Sex Research opens in Leuven, Belgium, with items under discussion including pornography and the sexual socialisation of youth in the digital age, and sexual violence as a weapon of war (to July 12).

Ports and climate Delegates from more than 30 ports and cities convene in Rotterdam to draft a World Ports Climate Declaration. The programme includes reducing emissions from ships and terminal operations (to July 11).

US policy on Iran The House Committee on Foreign Affairs holds an open hearing in Washington on the US’s Iran policy. Witnesses include William Burns, under secretary for political affairs at the State Department.

FT Reports
Digital Business

THURSDAY 10

Sarkozy in Strasbourg President Nicolas Sarkozy of France addresses a plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, with the agenda to include the presentation of the programme for France’s presidency of the European Union.

Opec outlook A Vienna press conference presents the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ outlook of the global oil scene.

Lennon lyrics The late Beatle John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to ‘Give Peace a Chance’ go up for auction at Christie’s in London and are expected to fetch between £200,000 and £300,000.

Dubrovnik festival The Croatian coastal resort stages its annual summer festival of music, dance and literature with some 2,000 artists from around the world. This year’s highlights include violinist Shlomo Mintz and guitarist John Williams (to August 25).

FRIDAY 11

Kosovo donations The European Commission hosts a conference in Brussels to secure financial assistance from European Union members, financial institutions and other potential donors for the Balkan territory following its declaration of independence in February.

Family planning The United Nations stages its 19th annual World Population Day with this year’s theme aiming to build awareness of the importance of family planning.

Food outlook Against a background of rising food and commodity prices, the US Department of Agriculture releases its latest monthly reports on world agricultural production.

SATURDAY 12

NAACP at 99 The National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoples stages its 99th annual convention in Cincinnati, Ohio (to July 17). Set to mark its centenary in February, the African-American organisation will hear speeches from US presidential aspirants John McCain and Barack Obama on July 16 and 17, respectively.

Pope Down Under Pope Benedict XVI makes his first visit to Australia as pontiff. His trip marks celebrations in Sydney for the Roman Catholic Church’s World Youth Day (to July 21).

Mandela lecture President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia gives the sixth annual Nelson Mandela lecture in Soweto, South Africa.

SUNDAY 13

Mediterranean Union France hosts in Paris the first summit of the Mediterranean Union, with heads of state or government from the 27 European Union members and Mediterranean countries outside the EU expected to attend.

Reggae-fest The 16th annual Jamaican Reggae Sumfest takes place in Montego Bay (to July 19) with leading stars from the world of reggae.

preview@ft.com

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Courtesy of:

The Financial Times

The Weekly Release

Previews World

Ps. Might not have time for this next week, for I’m going camping then to celebrate a friend’s birthday on Monday.

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