The weather may be getting cooler, but not in the gaming industry where things are certainly heating up! With so many new titles being released in the latter months, it's sometimes just a question of where to begin. In between answering all those emails, trying to get to the gym and stocking up some some much needed Fall gadgetry, you may feel like you don't have the time (or the cash) to get in some good gaming. But come on, games are good for you! Promise me you'll take a time out and try these on for size.
|Game||Why You'll Love It||Console/Price||Release Date|
|Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass - With Phantom Hourglass being the first Zelda game to hit the DS, it takes a bit of practice adjusting to the touch screen and control Link. Picking up where Wind Walker left off, this classic Zelda game is fresh, innovative and most of all, addictive!||Nintendo DS, $34.99||Out now. Purchase it online.|
|Project Gotham Racing 4 - The PGR series has been known for its visual style and great controls that bridge the gap between arcade fun and simulation driving. The newest edition takes that concept even farther with enhanced vehicles, new and amazing cityscapes and weather conditions. Lots of Weather.||Xbox 360, $59.99||Out now. Purchase it online|
|Folklore - After stumbling into a town that bridges the gap between the living and the dead, in this game you attempt to solve a series of murders. An interesting game to play, that definitely requires strategy based fighting rather than hand to hand combat skills.||PS3 and PSP, $59.99||Get it October 10.|
|Beautiful Katamari - For this installment of the Katamari series, the King of All Cosmos is causing trouble and creates a black hole with his powerful tennis swing. If nothing else, it's a fun puzzle game where you roll around and collect "stuff" to fill up the hole in the universe. Crazy, huh?||Xbox 360, $39.99||Out October 16.|
|Viva Pinata: Party Animals - Using the same lovable characters from the original Viva Pinata, this Party Game version has over 40 mini-games and 12 race games for you and your friends to battle it out party style.||Xbox 360, $49.99||Pick it up October 30|
|Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock - This installment of Guitar Hero ups the anti with online multi-player action. Wireless controls allow you to shred to tracks like "Barracuda", "Paint it Black" and "Welcome to The Jungle" without tripping over any cords.||PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, $49.99 and $59.99, Wii, PC and MAC||Coming October 28th|