on the shelves - Oblivion (Game of the Year Edition) [gamestats] - a bundle of Oblivion, the expansion pack (which isn't otherwise available), and downloadable stuff. Maybe I'm understanding it wrong, but it sounds like they're tricking you into buying another copy of the whole game to get the expansion. $$$$$$$$! Almost every review of the original game, an immense RPG released in March, gives it 9/10 or better and it's the best rated PS3 game on Gamestats. - Tony Hawk's Proving Ground [gamestats] - this is Tony Hawk 9, if you're counting them out and arranging them numerically. I will not judge you. Reviews vary on this one - IGN accuses it of Maddenitis, a solid game that's not much new or improved from last year. PGNx Media very much likes the new ideas added. They highlight the video editor feature, but I tend to think anyone who posts video highlights of their video game play is a tremendous dork.*
I saw an interesting article while preparing the TV column yesterday. Not interesting enough for its own topic, so I hope you don't mind if I tack it on here. One, I always forget that Nintendo is the owner of the Seattle Mariners.