posted by Jeff McKinney (follow me on Twitter)
Summer is often a slow time for new releases but good games are still arriving in stores every week. Here are our picks for this week's best new games.
Tales of Monkey Island -- Episode 1 (Wii, rated Pending)
This pirate adventure is just one of a five-part saga with an intriguing storyline that becomes deeper and more entangled as it unfolds. Players will experience the humor, romance, and swashbuckling action the Monkey Island games are famous for and unravel an insidious plot which is revealed across the course of the series.
Birthday Party Bash (Wii, rated Everyone)
It's My Birthday gives savvy moms and dads a complete "Party-in-a-Box' to throw the best next-generation birthday party for their kids, including themed games, invitations, banners, coloring sheets and a birthday crown -- blue for boys, pink for girls!
NCAA Football 10 brings the excitement of college football to fans across the nation like never before with its newest feature, Season Showdown: in this new mode, every game counts as fans declare their loyalty to a favorite school and give the ultimate show of support in a nationwide competition.