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Posted: 9:51 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Remakes of 'Wii Sports' and 'Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee' top this week's game releases 

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"Wii Sports Club" for Wii U
Contributed by Nintendo
"Wii Sports Club" is a rebuilt, HD version of the motion-conrol game "Wii Sports" for the Nintendo Wii U game console. It includes Baseball, Boxing, Golf, Bowling and Tennis games.

By Omar L. Gallaga

New video games this week:

“Wii Sports Club.” -- A retail repackaged version of sports games for the Wii U that have been available online for the Nintendo Wii U, which are themselves revamped versions from the old chestnut “Wii Sports” from back in 2006. Are they just HD versions of old games (Baseball, Boxing, Tennis, Golf and and Bowling) or timeless classics enhanced with a few new GamePad features? You be the judge. Available Friday. Rated E-10+ for Everyone 10 and Older. $40 for Nintendo Wii U.

“Oddworld: New ‘N’ Tasty.” -- Another revamp, this one based on the beloved “Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee. Buying the PlayStation 4 version now entitles you to downloads of the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions when they’re released later. Rated T for Teen. $30 for PlayStation 4.

Also out this week: “The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 4” (PC, Mac, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360 and iOS), “OlliOlli” (downloadable for Windows PC, Mac and Linux), “AR-K Chapter 2: The Girl Who Wasn’t There” (PC), “Unrest” (PC), “Adventurezator: When Pigs Fly” (PC), “The Wizard” (PC), “Gods Will Be Watching” (PC, Mac and Linux), “Siesta Fiesta” (Nintendo 3DS), “Z: Steel Soldiers” (PC), "Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse" (Mac), "Entwined" (PS3, PS Vita), "Sokobond" (downloadable for PC, Mac and Linux), "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Training Lair" (downloadable for Xbox 360 Kinect), "Ratchet & Clank Collection" (PS Vita).

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Omar L. Gallaga writes about technology culture for the Austin American-Statesman. He was a technology correspondent for NPR's "All Things Considered," helping originate the All Tech Considered segment and blog.

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