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Out this week: Too Stupid


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Games:

  • Too Human (360)
  • Mega Man (NES, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone—Mild Cartoon Violence, 500 Wii Points)

World:

  • Monday: Musharraf impeachment.
  • Wednesday: Let the games begin.
  • Thursday: Obama campaign trail.
  • Saturday: Slaves no more.
  • Sunday: Olympic handover.

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Games

TUESDAY

Commando: Steel Disaster (DS)

Shattered Suns (PC)

Smash Court Tennis 3 (360)

Too Human (360)

Two Worlds: Epic Edition (PC)

THURSDAY

Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty (PS3 (PSN))

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VC

WiiWare

Midnight Pool (Gameloft, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone—Mild Suggestive Themes, Simulated Gambling, 800 Wii Points)

VirtualConsole

Mega Man (NES, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone—Mild Cartoon Violence, 500 Wii Points)

NEO TURF MASTERS (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 900 Wii Points)

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XBLA

Galaga Legions (800 MS Points)

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DVD and Hi Def

Prom Night (Unrated)

Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior (Blu-Ray)

Justice League: Season 1 (Blu-Ray)

House: Season 4

Terminator: The Sara Connor Chronicles (also on Blu-Ray)

Bleach Uncut Season 2

Camp Rock (also on Blu-Ray)

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Theater

Death Race

The House Bunny

The Longshots

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Box Office

  1. Tropic Thunder $26.0/$37.0
  2. The Dark Knight $16.7/$471.4
  3. Star Wars: The Clone Wars $15.5/$15.5
  4. Mirrors $11.1/$11.1
  5. Pineapple Express $10.0/$62.9
  6. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor $8.6/$86.6
  7. Mamma Mia! $6.4/$116.4
  8. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 $5.9/$32.1
  9. Step Brothers $5.0/$90.8
  10. Vicky Cristina Barcelona $3.7/$3.7
  11. Journey to the Center of the Earth $3.4/$88.1
  12. Fly Me to the Moon 3-D $2.0/$2.0

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World

MONDAY 18

Musharraf impeachment The formal process to impeach Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf starts in the state parliament. The ruling coalition has the two-thirds majority needed for the impeachment motion to pass. If successful, Pakistan will see its first presidential impeachment.

Turkey-Africa relations Turkish president Abdullah Gül hosts a Turkey-Africa Union summit in Istanbul (to August 21) to discuss bilateral co-operation. Those taking part include Omar Hassan al-Bashir, the president of Sudan, and Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary-general.

UN in Sudan and Somalia The UN Security Council meets in New York to discuss its Sudan mission, to renew authorisation for the AU mission in Somalia as well as consulting on the situation in the Middle East (to August 20).

Biological weapons The UN Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction meets to hear expert evidence in Geneva (to August 22).

The business of climate The Climate Change and Business Conference takes place in Auckland (to August 20). Delegates debate opportunities and risks for business as a result of climate change. Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd attends and Gordon Brown, UK prime minister, addresses the forum via video link.

Oil pipeline reopens The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline is to reopen in Ankara, Turkey. A fire on the pipeline caused by an explosion by Kurdish separatists closed the line, which pumps more than 1 per cent of the world’s oil supply.

Temple dispute Thai and Cambodian ministers resume talks to resolve a border dispute that arose as a result of a Unesco decision to list the 900-year-old Preah Vihear temple as a World Heritage site in Cambodia, sparking a backlash in Thailand.

Searching for answers The annual Search Engine Strategies conference takes place in California (to August 21). Delegates discuss new trends in the search marketing arena.

BoJ meeting The Bank of Japan holds its monetary policy meeting in Tokyo to set Japan’s interest rate.

TUESDAY 19

Nato talks on Georgia At the request of the US, Nato convenes to discuss the Georgia-Russia conflict in order to explore ways to resolve the crisis.

Pacific development The 39th Pacific Island Forum takes place in Niue. Discussions focus on economic growth, sustainable development, good governance and security in the region.

Drug patents The CPhI South America, a convention for the global pharmaceutical industry takes place in Rio de Janeiro (to August 21). The event focuses on new patent legislation and generic drug markets.

WEDNESDAY 20

London fuel deal ends An agreement between former London mayor Ken Livingstone and Petróleos de Venezuela, the country’s state-owned oil company, giving London a 20 per cent reduction on the price of fuel for the city’s buses, expires today. Mayor Boris Johnson will not renew the deal.

Debating politics The Scottish parliament holds the fourth annual Festival of Politics. Delegates from the political, media and cultural sectors discuss issues including economic stability and national security and their impact on Scotland and the UK generally and how to respond to them.

Let the games begin Leipzig hosts the Games Convention, the world’s second largest video games convention (to August 24). Delegates view and test new products and debate emerging trends in the games industry.

UK public finances The Office for National Statistics and the UK Treasury publish details of public sector finances providing the latest information on public sector net borrowing, net debt and the cash requirement.

BoE minutes The minutes from the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee’s monthly rate-setting meeting are published, revealing how committee members voted on the issue of interest rate rises.

THURSDAY 21

Global agreement The UN resumes talks in Accra, Ghana (to August 27) to negotiate a global agreement for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Nuclear decision The Nuclear Suppliers Group meets in Vienna (to August 22) to consider relaxing restrictions on nuclear exports to India. Only a unanimous vote in favour of lifting export restrictions would allow the treaty to progress.

US economic challenges The US Federal Reserve Bank and the Organisation for Economic Development host the Wyoming Economic Symposium at Jackson Hole (to August 26) to discuss economic issues facing the US and world economies.

Obama campaign trail Hillary Clinton starts a campaign tour to support Barack Obama, the US Democratic presidential candidate. She hosts rallies and voter events in Nevada and South Florida.

FRIDAY 22

Trade links with China Lord Digby Jones, the UK trade and investment minister, visits China (to August 26) to head the delegation representing British business interests at the Olympic games.

SATURDAY 23

Bosnia in Europe Leaders of the six parties in Bosnia-Hercegovina’s ruling coalition meet in Sarajevo to discuss state assets and the implementation of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement with the European Union, which includes provisions for future EU membership.

Botanical offensive The 10th international conference on the ecology and management of alien plant invasions takes place in South Africa. The focus of the forum includes biofuels and the prevention of new plant incursions.

Slaves no more The date marks the international abolition of the slave trade. The anniversary commemorates an insurrection on the night of August 22-23 1791 in Saint-Domingue (now Haiti and the Dominican Republic) which was pivotal in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.

SUNDAY 24

Olympic handover London holds a party to mark the handover of the Olympic Flag, which passes from the mayor of Beijing to the mayor of London at the end of the Olympics in China.

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