Required playing from the week in video games.

The Sims 3 Ambitions"The Sims 3: Ambitions" expansion pack adds new careers, like firefighter, private investigator and ghost hunter, to your virtual world. For the first time, you'll be able to control the in-game decisions your Sims make on-the-job. So, when EPA inspector Walter Peck comes calling, you can decide whether to insult him or comply with city ordinances and shut down your ghost-containment unit.

Also in stores:
-- In the spy RPG "Alpha Protocol," you'll create the ultimate superspy, then guide him through a constantly changing story line filled with twists and turns. It's like the final season of "24," only with less ear-biting.
-- "Tetris Party Deluxe" for the Nintendo DS adds six new game modes to the popular franchise. You can call it a party all you want, but "Tetris" addicts know that the crippling, existential terror brought on by a seemingly endless series of falling blocks is nothing to celebrate.
-- The football game "Backbreaker" utilizes the Euphoria software engine, which creates 3-D animations on-the-fly to bring your crushing sacks and tackles to vivid life.