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New games this week: Spore Creature Creator edition


They say records are made to be broken. And all great streaks must come to an end. Today, 45 consecutive weeks of "New games this week" brought to you by Justin McElroy has abruptly ended. For no good reason.

As we take a moment to reflect on Justin's special achievement, we can't help but acknowledge the magic behind it. What manner of intelligent design commanded his fingertips at the keyboard? How is it that on the day the streak began, Justin seemingly wrote for the day the streak would end? Let us illustrate (with just a few, slight tweaks inserted):

"It's days like this that make us pine for a time machine. Can you imagine being able to tell you from five years ago that the biggest release one week would be an original IP from EA where you [drag] and [drop] arms around to [create new life]? Oh, and also, you appear to be a giant pink squid-Travolta ... and it's called [Spore Creature Creator]. This new release list doesn't just tell you what games are coming out, it reminds you that wonders never cease."

Note: The exact release date of Spore Creature Creator ($10) is still unconfirmed. Amazon lists tomorrow, June 17; the EA Store is going with Wednesday, June 18; and an email allegedly sent out by EA Store Customer Service to a Joystiq tipster (thanks Mister_D!) claims Sunday, June 22.

Xbox 360:

  • [No new releases]
  • [No new releases]
Nintendo Wii:
  • Rock Band
  • Puzzler 2K
  • Wacky Races: Crash & Dash
  • Code Lyoko: Quest for Infinity
  • Code Lyoko: Quest for Infinity
  • Secret Agent Clank
  • Space Invaders Extreme
Nintendo DS:
  • Arkanoid
  • Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled
  • Code Lyoko: Fall of X.A.N.A
  • Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard
  • Guitar Hero: On Tour
  • Imagine: Rock Star
  • Petz Dogz Fashion
  • Space Invaders Extreme
  • Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop 3
  • Wacky Races: Crash & Dash
PC Games:
  • 1701 A.D.
  • Political Machines 2008
  • Spore Creature Creator
  • Supreme Ruler 2020

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