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Out this week: Spore (PC & DS)


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Games:

World:

  • Monday 8: Beijing pop festival.
  • Wednesday 10: Collision course.
  • Thursday 11: 9/11 commemorations; Hawaiian festivities.
  • Friday 12: Day of conception.
  • Sunday 14: Planetary meet; AD/HD week.

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Games

Sunday

Spore (PC)

Spore: Creatures (DS)

Tuesday

NHL2k9 (360, PS3, Wii, PS2)

Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise (DS)

Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir (DS)

Lock’s Quest (DS)

Wednesday

Yakuza 2 (PS2)

Cabela’s Legendary Adventures (PS2, PSP, DS, Wii)

TNA Impact! (360, PS3, PS2)

Mazes of Fate (DS)

NHL09 (360, PS3)

The Price is Right (DS, Wii)

Hell’s Kitchen (Wii)

Zoids Assault (360)

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VC

WiiWare

Groovin’ Blocks (Empty Clip Studios, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points)

VirtualConsole

Final Solider (TurboGrafx16, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone—Mild Fantasy Violence, 700 Wii Points)

Cho Aniki (TurboGrafx16 CD-ROM, 1 player, Rated E10+ for Everyone and Older–Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes, 900 Wii Points)

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XBLA

Samurai Showdown 2 (400 MS Points)

Shotest Shogi (800 MS Points)

Rocketbowl (800 MS Points)

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DVD and Hi Def

Baby Mama

The Forbidden Kingdom (also on Blu-Ray)

Smallville: Season 7 (also on Blu-Ray)

The Big Lebowski: 10th Anniversary Edition

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 3

Grey’s Anatomy: Season 4

How the West Was Won (Ultimate Collector’s Edition)

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Theater

The Women

Burn After Reading

The Family that Preys

Righteous Kill

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Box Office

  1. Bangkok Dangerous $7.8/$7.8
  2. Tropic Thunder $7.5/$96.8
  3. The House Bunny $5.9/$36.9
  4. The Dark Knight $5.7/$512.1
  5. Traitor $4.6/$17.6
  6. Babylon A.D. $4.0/$17.1
  7. Death Race $3.5/$29.7
  8. Disaster Movie $3.3/$10.8
  9. Mamma Mia! $2.7/$136.2
  10. Pineapple Express $2.4/$84.1
  11. Vicky Cristina Barcelona $2.2/$16.1
  12. Mirrors $1.8/$27.7

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World

MONDAY 8

EU Moscow mission France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy, the European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana and the European Commission president José Manuel Barroso are in Moscow to discuss EU-Russian relations in the wake of the Georgia crisis.

Georgia at the ICJ Public hearings begin at the International Court of Justice in The Hague following a submission by Georgia protesting against Russia’s inteventions in South Ossetia and Abkhazia (to September 10).

Opec meeting Oil ministers from the Opec member countries meet in Vienna (to September 9).

Global drugs Supported by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the World Forum Against Drugs meets in Stockholm with politicians and non-governmental organisations to discuss anti-drug strategies (to September 10).

African mining Johannesburg will host Electra Mining Africa, one of the world’s largest mining trade exhibitions, (to September 12).

Nordic telecoms Leading Scandinavian industry representatives convene in Helsinki to review profitability of the region’s telecoms industry (to September 10).

Europe’s children Government representatives, children’s advocates and others meet in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo for a conference organised by the Council of Europe and the Swedish government to discuss violence against children, child-friendly justice and other issues concerning Europe’s children (to September 10).

ONE X ONE Toronto stages the ONE X ONE campaign’s annual charity gala to combat global child poverty. Actor Matt Damon will be host for the third year.

Invisible illnesses In the US, National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness week takes place to raise awareness of people living with illnesses that are not visually apparent (to September 14).

Beijing pop festival The Chinese capital’s annual pop fest features this year such acts as Nine Inch Nails and New York Dolls (to September 9).

TUESDAY 9

Investment in Russia International company representatives and institutional investors attend a conference in Moscow on investment opportunities in Russia (to September 10).

Biofuels congress Business executives and other representatives from Latin America, the US and Europe meet in Buenos Aires for a conference on Latin America’s biofuels market and sustainability issues (to September 10).

WEDNESDAY 10

Collision course Scientists at the Geneva-based European Laboratory for Particle Physics will attempt to circulate a beam in the world’s largest particle accelerator and collider in an experiment which, it is said, could reveal further secrets of the universe.

Mental health The World Federation on Mental Health holds its fifth annual conference in Melbourne, Australia (to September 12) with the theme of “From Margins to Mainstream”.

THURSDAY 11

9/11 commemorations Events in New York and elsewhere mark the anniversary of the 2001 attacks. These include commemorations at the former World Trade Center site in New York and the Pentagon.

Nano gap Experts meet for the 6th New England international nanomanufacturing workshop at Northeastern University, Boston, with the aim of bridging the gap between nanoscale science research and the creation of commercial products (to September 12).

Sibelius celebration A festival in Lahti, Finland celebrates the work and life of composer Jean Sibelius (to September 14).

Hawaiian festivities Highlights in Hawaii’s Aloha festival of music, dance and history include the floral parade, displays on the art of hula and the annual ukelele competition (to September 20).

FRIDAY 12

Pope in France Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to France (to September 15) includes a welcome by President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysée Palace, a meeting with Jewish community delegates and a visit to Lourdes on the 150th anniversary of the visions of St Bernadette.

Day of conception Couples in the Ulyanovsk region of Russia, 500 miles east of Moscow, have the day off from work to procreate, an effort to help combat Russia’s declining birthrate. Held since 2005, the scheduled day is nine months before’s Russia’s national day, June 12.

Power and conflict The International Institute for Strategic Studies’ 50th anniversary conference in Geneva grapples with changing trends in global power and conflict resolution, including sessions on Iraq and energy security (to September 14).

SATURDAY 13

Ophthalmic congress In Berlin, the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, a leader in the world’s ophthalmology community, holds its 26th convention to discuss developments in surgery (to September 17).

SUNDAY 14

Safer ships The triennial international towing tank conference in Fukuoka, Japan sees experts from 32 countries discuss the development of safer ship structures (to September 20).

Planetary meet The Association of Space Explorers holds its forum in Seattle for US, Russian and international astronauts and cosmonauts (to September 20).

Automotive conference Munich plays host to the world automotive congress, one of the leading conferences of vehicle engineering and technology (to September 19).

AD/HD week A US campaign organises an awareness week for those afflicted by Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (to September 20).

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