Monday, October 5, 2009

Games to get in October

The annual kick to the groin of your gaming wallet known as "the holiday window" is officially upon us. Much like Christmas, this seasonal flood of big-name games seems to come a little earlier each year, this time starting with September's awesome selection.

But the gates are only just opening, as is evident by the massive number of AAA titles hitting store shelves this month. Here's a few items you might wanna go ahead and add to your Christmas list.

6th- Demon's Souls (PS3)
13th- Brutal Legend (PS3, 360)
13th- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
13th- Half Minute Hero (PSP)
13th- A Boy and His Blob (Wii)
20th- Fifa Soccer 10 (All)
20th- Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (PSP)
26th- Borderlands (360, PS3)
27th- Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time (PS3)
27th- Tekken 6 (PS3, 360)

It may not seem like a long list, but those are all more or less guaranteed to be dynamite in disc form. And several, like Demon's Souls and Borderlands, are epic time sinks at that. The types of games you play for months on end.

Still, despite the ridiculously bountiful October offering, I only have eyes for one game this month and that is Uncharted 2. And that's saying something, considering the fact the above mentioned titles, Brutal freaking Legend and the new Ratchet and Clank are all extremely high on my "Oh my god I must have it" list. They're at the top, actually...Right under Uncharted.

I don't just want to buy Uncharted 2. The first game made me a believer in what this whole "next generation" thing could mean for videogames and the sequel looks to turn everything I loved about the original all the way up to 11.

I wanna buy it some flowers, take it out to dinner and fall asleep whispering sweet nothings in its ear. *hauntingly serious face* To say I'm excited would be an understatement.

But don't let my obnoxious love for Uncharted confuse you. There's plenty to love on this month's list. It's truly a great time to be a gamer.

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