As we leave the desolate winter behind, games are finally starting to get released. The most notable of which is obviously The Beatles: Rock Band.
It's been a long wait for a new Rock Band after we missed out on Rock Band 2. While there's still no explanation as to why Australia never saw the sequel - and, believe me, I've tried to get that question answered - at least we're getting The Beatles at the same time as the rest of the world. Which is great, unless you don't like The Beatles.
Also worth mentioning are the AFL and NRL games coming to PSP and Champions Online hits the PC. What are you planning to pick up this week?
New releases for the w/c September 7:
AFL Challenge (PSP) What Is It? Aussie Rules sim developed in Melbourne and exclusive to the PSP. Should You Care? Haven't seen a review copy so I can't say if it's any good, but if your team missed the finals then this is probably a good fix.
The Beatles: Rock Band (360, PS3, Wii) What Is It? Rock Band with 45 songs by The Beatles, plus some extra Beatles-y bonuses. Should You Care? Beatles fans need this; non-Beatles fans don't.
Champions Online (PC) What Is It? Superhero themed MMO from the developer of superhero themed MMO City of Heroes. Should You Care? Mixed reports on the beta suggest you should wait. Always a good idea with any new MMO anyway.
Imagine: Detective (DS) What Is It? "Use your sharp sixth sense and investigative skills to clear your school from bullies and your town from bandits." Should You Care? Only if you're a 10-year old girl.
Imagine: Teacher School Trip (DS) What Is It? "Care for your pupils while they are away from their parents so that they are the happiest they can be." Should You Care? Only if you're a 10-year old girl.
Ready Steady Cook (Wii, DS) What Is It? "On Wii multiplayer mode, 2 players can participate - Red Tomato vs Green Pepper." Should You Care? Only if you understand the relevance of the above quote.
Rugby League Challenge (PSP) What Is It? NRL sim developed in Melbourne and exclusive to the PSP. Should You Care? Again, not seen code so I can't make a call. I'll refer this one back to the ref.
Singstar Motown (PS3, PS2) What Is It? Another month, another Singstar game. This time it's - wait for it - Motown! Should You Care? Check the track list and get back to me.