The Playlist: October 2009

October is the time for transition between summer and winter, which essentially makes October a seasonal mutant. Fitting then that Halloween lurks at its end, but there’s still a while before that. In the meantime, October’s issue of The Playlist is here to inaugurate, celebrate, commemorate, and other words ending in ’-ate’. So let’s get to ate.

Much like last month, October is a mix of casual, kid-friendly games and a few slick, surprising treasures for us childish grown-ups. Titles range from stuff like Game Party 3, Spore Hero Arena, and Cake Mania: Main Street for the more laid-back crowd. On the flipside we have the long-awaited Brutal Legend, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, and Uncharted 2: Honor Among Thieves, just to name a few. The gaming industry continues to provide for everyone, but what is it providing for our dedicated, supposedly educated TGR staffers? Here’s the complete list of this month’s releases, followed by a look at what’s on the TGR wishlist – Enjoy.

Dreamer Series: Top Model (DS) – October 1st
Fieldrunners (PSP) – October 1st
Funky Punch (PSP) – October 1st
Gran Turismo (PSP) – October 1st
Hero of Sparta (PSP) – October 1st
Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy (PC) – October 1st
PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe (PSP) – October 1st
Rock Band Unplugged Lite (PSP) – October 1st
Smart Boy’s Gameroom 2 (DS) – October 1st
Smart Girl’s Playhouse 2 (DS) – October 1st
Smart Kid’s Mega Game Mix (DS) – October 1st
Tetris EA (PSP) – October 1st
The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road (DS) – October 1st
Thexder NEO (PSP) – October 1st
Risen (PC) – October 2nd
Wii Fit Plus (Wii) – October 4th
Fatale (PC) – October 5th
Demon’s Souls (PS3) – October 6th
Disney Sing It: Pop Hits (PS3, PS2, Wii) – October 6th
Game Party 3 (Wii) – October 6th
Imagine: Zookeeper (DS) – October 6th
Jillian Michaels’ Fitness Ultimatum 2010 (Wii) – October 6th (DS – 20th)
Naruto Shippuden: Legends: Akatsuki Rising (PSP) – October 6th
NBA 2K10 (360, PS3, Wii, PC, PSP, PS2)-October 6th
NBA Live 10 (360, PS3, PSP, iPhone) – October 6th
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (360, PS3, PC) – October 6th
Saw: The Videogame (360, PS3, PC) – October 6th
Spore Hero (Wii) – October 6th
Spore Hero Arena (DS) – October 6th
Star Wars: TCW – Republic Heroes (360, PS3, Wii, PC, PSP, DS, PS2) – Oct 6th
The Biggest Loser (DS) – October 6th (Wii – 27th)
Cabela’s Outdoor Adventures (PC) – October 7th
Cake Mania: Main Street (PC) – October 7th
Fate: Traitor Soul (PC) – October 7th
Lucidity (360 XBLA, PC) – October 7th
South Park Let’s Go Tower Defense Play! (360 XBLA) – October 7th
Afrika (PS3) – October 8th
A Witch’s Tale (DS) – October 8th
Animal Paradise Wild (DS) – October 8th
Critter Crunch (PS3) – October 8th
Pet Pals: New Leash on Life 2 (DS) – October 8th
Cities XL (PC) – October 9th
Dreamkiller (PC) – October 12th (360 – 13th)
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (DS) – October 12th
Army Rescue (Wii) – October 13th
A Boy and His Blob (Wii) – October 13th
Brütal Legend (360, PS3) – October 13th

Cake Mania 3 (DS) – October 13th
Cars Race-O-Rama (360, PS3, Wii, PSP, DS, PS2) – October 13th
Dodge Racing: Challenger vs. Charger (DS) – October 13th (Wii – 27th)
Half-Minute Hero (PSP) – October 13th
JU-ON: The Grudge (Wii) – October 13th
Magnacarta 2 (360) – October 13th
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii, DS) – October 13th
Petz: Pony Beauty Pageant (DS) – October 13th
SingStar Latino (PS3, PS2) – October 13th
Squeeballs Party (360, PS3, Wii) -October 13th, (DS – 15th)
Sudoku Ball – Detective (Wii, PC, DS) – October 13th
Sushi Academy (DS) – October 13th
Uncharted 2: Honor Among Thieves (PS3) – October 13th
Way of the Samurai 3 (360, PS3, iPhone) – October 13th
We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Wii) – October 13th
Where the Wild Things Are (360, PS3, Wii, DS) – October 13th

More of October’s new releases on Page 2
What’s on the TGR playlist? – Page 3

 

Playlist: October 2009 (continued)

Tales of Monkey Island – Chapter 4 (PC) – October 14th
Hero’s Saga Laevatein Tactics (DS) – October 15th
Remington North American Bird Hunt (Wii) – October 19th
Astro Boy: The Video Game (Wii, DS, PSP, PS2) – October 20th
Bakugan (360, PS3, Wii, DS, PS2) – October 20th
Buck Fever (Wii) – October 20th
Charm Girls Club: My Fashion Mall (DS) – October 20th
Charm Girls Club: My Fashion Show (DS) – October 20th
Charm Girls Club: My Perfect Prom (DS) – October 20th
Charm Girls Club: Pajama Party (Wii) – October 20th
Cooking Mama 3: Shop & Chop (DS) – October 20th
CSI: Deadly Intent (360, Wii, PC, DS) – October 20th
Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo (Wii) – October 20th
FIFA Soccer 10 (360, PS3, Wii, PCDS, PSP, iPhone, PS2) – October 20th
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (PSP) – October 20th
Harvest Moon: Animal Parade (Wii) – October 20th
iCarly (Wii) – October 20th (DS – 27th)
Imagine: Fashion Designer World Tour (DS) – October 20th
Jakers! Let’s Explore (PC) – October 20th
Jam Sessions 2 (DS) – October 20th
Littlest Pet Shop Friends (Wii) – October 20th
Littlest Pet Shop: Beach Friends (DS) – October 20th
Littlest Pet Shop: City Friends (DS) – October 20th
Littlest Pet Shop: Country Friends (DS) – October 20th
Lips: Number One Hits (360) – October 20th
Mad Karts of Madagascar (Wii) – October 20th (360, PS3, DS – 27th)
Marvel Super Hero Squad (Wii, PC, DS, PSP, PS2) – October 20th
Medieval Games (Wii) – October 20th
Mountain Sports (Wii) – October 20th
Pop’N Music (Wii) – October 20th
Reversal Challenge (DS) – October 20th
Rock Blast (Wii) – October 20th
The Secret Saturdays: BoT5S (Wii, PSP, PS2) – October 20th, (DS – 22nd)
Tropico 3 (PC) – October 20th
Walk It Out (Wii) – October 20th
WWE SmackDown VS Raw 2010 (360, PS3, Wii, DS, PSP, PS2) – October 20th
Panzer General: Allied Assault (360) – October 21st
Balloon Pop (DS) – October 22nd
Diner Dash: Flo on the Go (DS) – October 22nd
Montessori Music (DS) – October 22nd
Sideswiped (DS) – October 22nd
Space Invaders Extreme 2 (DS) – October 22nd
Borderlands (360, PS3, PC) – October 26th

100 All-Time Favorites (DS) – October 27th
101-in-1 Party Megamix (Wii) – October 27th
Adventures To Go (PSP) – October 27th
Alien Monster Bowling League (Wii) – October 27th
All Star Cheer Squad 2 (Wii) – October 27th
Arcade Shooter: llvelo (Wii) – October 27th
Are You Smarter Then a Fifth Grader? GT (360, Wii, DS) – October 27th
Atelier Annie: Alchemists of Sera Island (DS) – October 27th
Ben 10: Alien Force – Viglax Attacks (360, Wii, DS, PSP, PS2) – October 27th
Chronicles of Mystery: Curse of the Ancient Temple (DS) – October 27th
Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (DS) -October 27th
Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 3 (Wii) – October 27th
Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom (Wii) – October 27th
DJ Hero (Xbox 360) – October 27th (PS3, PS2, Wii – Nov 3rd)
Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Wii, DS) – October 27th
Dream Salon (DS) – October 27th
Fairytale Fights (360, PS3, PC) – October 27th
Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (DS) – October 27th
Forza Motorsport 3 (360) – October 27th
Geon Cube (Wii) – October 27th
Hasbro Family Game Night 2 (Wii, DS) – October 27th
Hooked Again: Real Motion Fishing (Wii) – October 27th
Imagine: Artist (DS) – October 27th
League of Legends (PC) – October 27th
Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes (DS) – October 27th
Monster 4 X 4: Stunt Racer (Wii) – October 27th
Ni Hao, Kai-lan: Super Game Day (Wii, PS2) – October 27th
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (PC) – October 27th
Nostalgia (DS) – October 27th
Painkiller: Resurrection (PC) – October 27th
Petz: Dolphinz Encounter (DS) – October 27th
Petz: Dogz Family (PSP) – October 27th
Petz: Hamsterz Bunch (PSP) – October 27th
Petz: Saddle Club (PSP) – October 27th
Press Your Luck 2010 (Wii, PC, DS) – October 27th
Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack In Time (PS3 PSN) – October 27th
Reader Rabbit Kindergarten (DS) – October 27th
Safari Adventures: Africa (Wii, DS) – October 27th
SimAnimals Africa (Wii, DS) – October 27th
SpongeBob’s Truth or Square (360, Wii, DS, PSP) – October 27th
Tekken 6 (360, PS3, PSP) – October 27th
The Backyardigans (DS) – October 27th
Touchmaster 3 (DS) – October 27th
Vegas Party (Wii) – October 27th
Wedding Dash (DS) – October 27th
World of Zoo (Wii, PC, DS) – October 27th
Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders (DS) – October 28th
NERF N-Strike Elite (Wii) – October 28th
Zooloretto (Wii, DS, iPhone) – October 28th
GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (360 XBLA) – October 29th
Dyson (PC) – October 30th
Football Manager Handheld 2010 (PSP) – October 30th

Also coming out in October…

AstroTripper (PSP) – October ’09
FMX (PSP) – October ’09
Mahjongg Artifacts 2 (PSP) – October ’09
Minigore (PSP) – October ’09
Pinball Dreams (PSP) – October ’09

What’s on the TGR playlist? – Page 3

 

What’s on the TGR Playlist?

It’s all about one game this Rocktober, according to Jeff

"It’s hard not to think immediately of Uncharted 2, but Borderlands could be October’s dark horse."
Sinan Kubba, Editorial & Features Director

 

"Brutal Legend is my most anticipated game of the ever, so there’s that. I’m less excited about Uncharted 2 than most, but it still looks snazzy. Why must they come out the same day?"
Jeffrey Matulef, Associate Editor

"While Uncharted 2 could be okay, I can’t help but be fascinated by The Island of Dr. Frankenstein."
Joe DeLia, Previews Director

 

"I’m looking mostest forward to Brutal Legend, which promises to sun dry the grapes of rock and pack the uber-concentrated flavour of the Devil’s pop music right into your face."
Martin Gaston, Staff Writer

"DJ Hero: finally, I can replace my elaborate turntable setup composed of dinner plates and ironing boards with something more official."
Lawrence Sonntag, Reviews Director

 

"Barbie and the Three Musketeers: Depending on its content, this game is either definitely for kids, or definitely not for kids."
Troy Bond, Staff Writer

 

"Having played the demo, I think this Fifa could be the best ever soccer game. Other than that, it’s Uncharted 2 and Brutal Legend."
Dave Whitelaw, Staff Writer

 

"So many choices! My heart says Uncharted 2 after enjoying the original immensely over the summer, but my head says Fifa. It’ll last me longer and be fantastic value for money."
Jennifer Allen, Staff Writer

 
"So many great games coming this month, how can I pick just one? For me, it’s a tie between Brutal Legend and Lucidity."
Chris Poirier, Community Manager

 

"Holy compensating Batman, looks like October is trying to be November!"
Patrick Mulhern, Associate Editor

 

 

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