And now from the Department of Yuck, here comes a game - and no, you're not even ready to deal with this news - starring a simulated human baby, where you grow a tot from scratch, feed it and change it, and waaahh.
My Baby Girl and My Baby Boy (South Peak Interactive) are Nintendo DS "life simulators," due out Nov. 4, that are similar to pet-simulation games where you feed animals and teach them tricks. Blessedly, unlike pet games, the babies won't starve to death if you ignore the game for a few days.
I'm writing about My Baby titles now without reviewing them, because they are among big, small and weird "coming soon" holiday titles I came in contact with at a game convention in Las Vegas.
Another was Mirror's Edge (Electronic Arts), which puts you in the role of playing an innocent, female parkour athlete on the run from police. You make spectacular leaps and climbs, hurdle fences, scale walls and walk tightropes. If you get to the end of the exciting game without killing anyone, you win a trophy. Tell me that isn't unique in a cop game.
Execution is fantastic. The feel is intuitive. And it looks beautiful. It's coming out Nov. 11 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.