Time to fire up your personal computers and enjoy some great game titles (all release dates subject to change).
Computer users can enjoy playing Guitar Praise (purchase at store.digitalpraise.com), which features a large catalog of great music. Music maniacs can also enjoy Disney Sing It, High School Musical 3: Senior Year Dance (Oct. 28) and Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (Oct. 13).
Dairy Queen (DQ) Tycoon (Dec. 2) lets players micro-manage their own special restaurant managing staff, upgrading machines and creating satisfying confections for customers. MySims (Oct. 28) makes the jump from Nintendo Wii while the simulation series Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization, Guild 2: Venice (Oct. 7). The Sims2 continues to expand with Mansion and Garden Stuff (Nov. 17).
Role playing fans can choose EverQuest: Seeds of Destruction (Oct. 21), World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Nov. 13), Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir (Nov. 18), which lets players create their own group, and Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria (Nov. 18) with a collector’s edition also available. Another EverQuest II expansion, The Shadow Odyssey (Nov. 18), and Orb and the Oracle (Nov. 11) provide even more RPG choices.
Draw up some masterworks with Etch a Sketch or solve a mystery with Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft, Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy (Oct. 10) and Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile (Oct. 28). Players can boost their smarts with Brain Training for Dummies (Oct. 14) or Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Make the Grade! (Oct. 15). Other board game titles include Trivial Pursuit Daily 20 and Operation Mania.
Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway has World War II first person shooter action with a limited edition. Other military action titles include BattleForge (Oct. 7), Far Cry 2 (Oct. 21), Fallout 3 (Oct. 28), Combat Wings: Battle of Britain (Oct. 14), Tom Clancy’s EndWar (Nov. 4), Defense Grid: The Awakening, and Call of Duty: World at War (Nov. 11), also in a collector’s edition. The war game Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (Oct. 27) features a recognizable voice cast and enhanced graphics plus a premier edition.