Wii may Rez-urrect popular shooter

According to several internet sites who apparently get their mail sooner than we do, the latest issue of Electronic Gaming Monthlyhas some great rumors about upcoming Wii games.

The first rumor is that a Wii-onlyfollow-up to the cult-favorite PlayStation 2 shooter Rez may be in the works. Which would be phenomenal.There's no way theworld-at-large - which bought over a million copies of Vivendi's awful 50-Cent game - has the class tomake the sequel toa spacey-stylish, abstract, music-basedblast-a-thon the mega-hit it would deserve to be. But we'd be first in line.

The second is that the previously announced Wii Sports will actually include some 30 different sporting events. We're skeptical of this one. It's not that the production values were so high we can't imagine it - the graphics of baseball and tennis we saw at E3 were very primitive. But there's no way Nintendo is going to package thirty games together when they could sell them four or five at a time and make 600% more money.

Exclusivity gets its throat slit

In the least surprising occurence sincelast Tuesday'srumor that someone had knocked up Paris Hilton, Ubisoft has announced that it will be bringing its fantastic-looking upcomingstealth murderlation gameAssassin's Creed to Xbox 360 as well as the previously announced PlayStation 3 (and PC, which was announced earlier this week). Well, we didn't find it shocking, at least -we'd swear we've seen itdemoed on a PC with a USB 360 pad plugged into it...


Thishas nothing to do with video games, but it may very well be the most interesting link on this entire page. Ironic, isn't it,that we have to age-gate videos of games with kissing in them?

Continuing on a sensual theme...

Circuit City hosts giant sex party

Or, at the very least, they're doing their best to screw every 360 ownerwho walks in the door. Check outthisKotaku story about Circuit City helpfully offering to install backwards-compatibility software on your 360 for the low, low price of about 30 bones.

Which is about 30 bucks more than your living room couch will charge. Your 360 will download whatever it needs automatically. All you have to do isdrop the game in and then press "A" when prompted.

Jessica Simpson coming to your living room

We have to admit, our almost-entirely-male GR staff agrees that the former Mrs. Lachey'snew video isthe most view-worthy Xbox Live Artist of the Month offering to date- though it's definitely the weakest free porn we've ever downloaded. However, we still can't figure out why, if you download it, you canenter to win... an Xbox 360.

Guitar Hard-on

If you'll forgiveone finalreference to sex, we would gladly have it with whomever at Guitar Hero II developer Harmonix came up withthiscolor pattern for the new guitar. Thanks to our buds at Kotaku for trackingthe imagedown.

Xbox Live turns 50

... Million, that is. Microsoft's "download stuff, some of which is free and some of which costs randomly-chosen amounts of our own custom money" service has delivered its 50 millionth item to some lucky user's Xbox 360. Which should serve as more fuel to Sony and Nintendo's fires to get their own copycat versions of this thing up and running.

But maybe with fewer Viva Pinata cartoon previews. Just a suggestion.

Eric Bratcher
I was the founding Executive Editor/Editor in Chief here at GR, charged with making sure we published great stories every day without burning down the building or getting sued. Which isn't nearly as easy as you might imagine. I don't work for GR any longer, but I still come here - why wouldn't I? It's awesome. I'm a fairly average person who has nursed an above average love of video games since I first played Pong just over 30 years ago. I entered the games journalism world as a freelancer and have since been on staff at the magazines Next Generation and PSM before coming over to GamesRadar. Outside of gaming, I also love music (especially classic metal and hard rock), my lovely wife, my pet pig Bacon, Japanese monster movies, and my dented, now dearly departed '89 Ranger pickup truck. I pray sincerely. I cheer for the Bears, Bulls, and White Sox. And behind Tyler Nagata, I am probably the GR staffer least likely to get arrested... again.