Week in Games: Friday Night Lights

This is Madden Week, the 21st in the franchise's lifespan, although it's been a phenomenon for only about a decade. Friday, instead of a Tuesday, football fans will call in sick to pick up their copy and talk smack to friends.

Other highlights: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 finds its way to the PS3 on Thursday. Death to Spies: Moment of Truth is out on PC tomorrow. Other than that, not much, because this is Madden's time to shine.

This week's count: Nine for PC, six for Wii, four for DS, two for 360 and PS3, one for PS2 and PSP.

Monday (Aug. 10)
All Aspect Warfare (PC)
Angle of Attack (PC)
Death to Spies: Moment of Truth (PC)
Fossil Fighters (DS)
NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits (Wii)
Texas Cheat 'Em (PC)

Tuesday (Aug. 11)
Active Life: Extreme Challenge (Wii)
ATV Quad Kings (Wii)
C.O.R.E. (DS)
Hearts of Iron III (PC)
Imagine: Soccer Captain (DS)
Joint Operations: Complete Collection (PC)
Monster Mayhem: Build and Battle (DS, Wii)
Still Life 2 (PC)

Wednesday (Aug. 12)
Polar Sports Vol. 1 (PC)
Trials HD (360)

Thursday (Aug. 13)
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (PS3)
Phantom Brave: We Meet Again (Wii)

Friday (Aug. 14)
Madden NFL 10 (PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, 360)