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This month in video games: October 2009

The floodgates have officially opened. October has a lot to offer on the video gaming front. Here are our picks for what to look out for.

It's official: the floodgates have opened. October brings us some of the year's most anticipated titles, including the sequel to the PlayStation 3 exclusive smash hit, Uncharted.

Jack Black lends his voice in Brutal Legend, the next game from acclaimed director Tim Schafer (Psychonauts, Grim Fandango). There's more from Hollywood this month as the "SAW" horror franchise gets its first video game adaptation.

Sports fans will be able to play in next year's Winter Games with the help of Mario & Sonic; soccer fans can kick off with FIFA Soccer 10; and both NBA games will tip off October 6.

Xbox 360 finds two exclusives in Forza Motorsport 3 and GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony, while Uncharted 2 and the new Ratchet & Clank game round out the PS3's offerings.

Owners of portable systems are in luck, too, as GTA: Chinatown Wars gets a PSP version and Drawn to Life revisits the Nintendo DS.

Make sure to check out the rest of our top video game picks for this month in our slideshow. What games are you looking forward to in October?