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THE VT » Blog Archive » Out this week: Borrring NBA games.

Out this week: Borrring NBA games.


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Games:

World:

  • Monday 6: Nobel prizes; Lehman inquiry; Space defence exhibition.
  • Tuesday 7: AIG question time; IMF/World Bank meetings; US candidates’ tv quiz.
  • Thursday 9: Video game convention.
  • Friday 10: G24 gathers; Millionaire fair.
  • Sunday 12: Pavarotti remembered.

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Games

TUESDAY 7

Game Party II (Wii)

Line Rider II: Unbound (Wii)

Pop Cutie: Street Fashion Simulation (DS)

WEDNESDAY 8

Kage Densetsu: The Legend of Kage 2 (DS)

Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune (Wii)

Bleach: Dark Souls (DS)

Brother’s In Arms: Hell’s Highway (PC)

Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Mutant (360, Wii, DS, PS2)

Dark Horizon (PC)

Everlight (PC)

Exodus From the Earth (PC)

Fracture (360, PS3)

Guilty Gear 2: Overture (360)

My Spanish Coach (PSP)

NBA 09 (360, PS3, Wii, PSP, PS2)

NBA 09: The Inside (PS3, PSP, PS2)

NBA 2k9 (360, PS3)

Prey the Stars (DS)

Sniper: Art of Victory (PC)

Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals (DS)

Ten Pin Alley 2 (Wii)

The Guild 2: Venice (PC)

FRIDAY 10

Baseball Mogul: 2009 (PC)

Cake Mania: Baker’s Challenge (PS2, PSP)

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VC

WiiWare

Midnight Bowling™ (Gameloft, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points)

MadStone (Riverman Media, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points)

VirtualConsole

Mario Golf™ (Nintendo 64™, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points)

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XBLA

MLB Stickball (800 MS Points)

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DVD and Hi Def

Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer

The Visitor (also on Blu-Ray)

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (also on Blu-Ray)

Sleeping Beauty (also on Blu-Ray)

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

A Charlie Brown Christmas

The Simpsons: Season 11

Doctor Who: The Brain of Morbius

Doctor Who: The Trial of a Time Lord

Detroit Red Wings - NHL 2007-2008 Stanley Cup Champions

Foo Fighters - Live at Wembley Stadium (Blu-Ray)

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Theater

Quarantine

Body of Lies

City of Ember

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Box Office

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World

MONDAY 6

Refugee review The 70-nation executive committee of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees holds (to October 10) its annual meeting in Geneva to review the UNHCR’s programmes and approve its budget.

Nobel Prizes The Nobel Foundation presents its annual award for achievement in medicine. Prizes for physics, chemistry and peace will also be awarded this week.

EU fuels forum The European Union’s Forum on Fossil Fuels meets in Berlin today and tomorrow. Matters for discussion include the EU’s second Strategic European Energy Review.

Commonwealth reform focus The Commonwealth finance ministers’ two-day meeting in St Lucia focuses on reform of the Bretton Woods institutions and high food and fuel prices.

Commercial property expo Expo Real, the international commercial property exposition, takes place in Munich (to October 8).

Food price conference Food Security in the 21st Century, a two-day Chatham House conference in London, considers the effects of soaring prices. Speakers include Hilary Benn, UK secretary of state.

Latin hedge funds Delegates at Hedge Fund World LatAm 2008 in Miami reflect on latest investment developments and how to balance a diversified Latin American portfolio (to October 9).

Lehman inquiry The US House of Representatives’ oversight committee conducts a hearing into Lehman’s collapse. Richard Fuld, the bank’s chief executive, is expected to testify.

Space defence exhibition Strategic Space and Defense 2008, the global security conference for space and defence professionals, takes place in Omaha. Exhibitors include defence contractors, and government and military organisations (to October 8).

TUESDAY 7

IMF/World Bank meetings The boards of governors of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank meet in Washington DC (to October 14).

AIG question time Former AIG chiefs Robert B .Willumstad, Martin J. Sullivan and Maurice R. Greenberg are expected to testify at a House of Representatives oversight committee hearing into the failed insurer’s activities.

IMF/World Bank meetings The boards of governors of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank meet in Washington DC (to October 14).

Finance ministers gather EU finance ministers meet in Luxembourg.

Life sciences on the agenda The annual life sciences conference, EuroBio 2008, takes place in Paris (to October 9).

Metal working trade show Intertool, the international machine tool and metal working industry trade show in Vienna, places special emphasis on high-speed and laser technology (to October 10).

Semicon Europa 2008 Some 650 companies meet (to October 9) in Stuttgart at Semicon Europa to showcase semiconductor equipment and services.

S America social reform Delegates from across the Americas meet (to October 12) at the Social Forum of the Americas in Guatemala City to discuss issues such as economic development and climate change.

Gas market discussions Europe’s gas, power and emissions markets take centre stage at the Sparks & Flames conference in Amsterdam. Discussions include the need for a trans-European gas regulator (to October 10).

US candidates’ TV quiz The second of three televised debates between US presidential aspirants John McCain and Barack Obama invites the audience and viewers at home to submit questions to the candidates.

WEDNESDAY 8

Maldives poll The Maldives holds its first presidential election since its 2007 referendum opted for a US-style system rather than a UK model. Political parties were legalised in the Sunni-Muslim dominated Pacific islands in 2005.

Brazil biofuels André Correa do Lago, energy director at the Brazilian ministry of external relations takes part in a briefing at London’s Chatham House on Brazil’s perspective on biofuels and sustainability.

Clean and safe food Applying food safety and animal and plant health measures is the subject of a meeting (to October 9) of the committee on sanitary and phytosanitary measures at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva.

THURSDAY 9

Ministers meet European Union government ministers meet in Luxembourg for two days of talks that will be centred on energy and transport.

Nato talks The Abkhazia and South Ossetia situation is expected to feature at the Nato defence ministers meetings in Budapest (to October 10).

Video game convention The Tokyo Game Show, billed as the world’s largest video game convention, includes a conference and product launches (to October 12).

FRIDAY 10

G24 gathers Ministers from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Europe meet to discuss monetary affairs as part of the IMF/World Bank annual meetings.

Millionaire fair Luxury goods including jets, yachts and racehorses are among the items featured at Shanghai’s Millionaire Fair (to October 12).

SATURDAY 11

Franco-German summit France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet in France for talks.

TV buyers’ market Cannes is host to Mipcom Junior, the international TV marketplace for preschool, children’s and teen programmes and merchandise (to October 19).

SUNDAY 12

Pavarotti remembered A concert in Petra, Jordan, remembers the late opera singer Luciano Pavarotti. The United Nations’ World Food Programme organised the event to raise funds for Afghan refugees.

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The Financial Times

The Weekly Release

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