Looking at the latter half of the month and one game stands tall amongst the rest. But perhaps you don't care for randomly generated guns and lawless wastlelands. Maybe exotic cars are more your speed. Christ knows why, but anyway...
BORDERLANDS (Xbox 360, PC, Ps3)
This is the one for October as far as I'm concerned. Mixing Mad Max style with Diablo gameplay, the desolate planet of Pandora is somewhere I want to be right now. Taking on quests, fighting skags and designing guns are all elements I can't wait to sink my teeth into. New information describes a high-class army called the Crimson Lance who, if defeated, carry some of the best weapons in the game. Looks like they'll be my first targets then.
Release date: October 23
FORZA MOTORSPORT 3 (Xbox 360)
I just played the demo recently. Why, you ask? It's a racing game innit? Yes, that's true but I've heard that it's the racing game for people who hate Gran Turismo. And I fucking hate Gran Turismo. I picked a red Audi and drove around a track a couple of times. Nothing too amazing I'm afraid. The cars certainly look incredible and the mountain ranges look real but a small part of me was falling asleep. Some people swear by this franchise but I wasn't blown away. That said, all three Forza games have been released in between Gran Turismo 4 and 5. Hmm...another reason to hate Gran Turismo.
Release date: October 27
DJ HERO (Xbox 360, Ps3, Wii)
When you first see the turntable controller for this game, it appears to be the dumbest thing on the planet. And not much has convinced me otherwise. True, the trailers featuring the inclusion of Daft Punk do indeed look good and the beats would probably get the kids pumping. But seriously, it's going to be a long time before I'm convinced to pay over $100 for a DJ game. Considering music is dead to me, I'm obviously not the target audience for this release but I just can't help imagine how sad a dude will appear playing this game late at night in his living room dressed only in his underwear. And that dude ain't gonna be me.
Release date: October 30