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Hot pen love

Dave Navarro, one-time talented guitarist, now better-known as a shirtless, eyeliner-soaked media-whore, will be making at an appearance at a Best Buy shop in West Lost Angeles to celebrateGuitar Hero II (opens in new tab)'s release. The guitarist, whose song Stop (originally recorded by Jane's Addiction and released in 1990) is included in the game, will sign plastic guitars for people who... want plastic guitars signed by Dave Navarro. If you live in Kenosha, Wisconsin, we're sure this is very exciting. This all goes down next Monday at Midnight - if you do, in fact, live near and would like to see the man waggle a pen. Not to be outdone, Konami is hosting aKaraoke Revolution Presents American Idol (opens in new tab)contest in San Francisco this Saturday, but they weren't even able to scare upKellie Pickler (opens in new tab). The good news: you can compete in the game and get judged by the public atKonami's official website (opens in new tab).

EA drops its load

When companies announce financial results, we typically hit the snooze button and grab another seven minute's shut-eye. But sometimes there is fun info. Like, huge new games you're going to want to play magically appear. Such is the case today, as EA broke off this info: a new Road Rash is on the way, as well as a sequel to Black for next generation consoles. Harry Potter will be getting a new adventure (we can only assume it's tied in to the next movie) and so will The Sims. You can check out what little details there are - and find out even more nuggets of secret stockholder wisdom -at Next Generation (opens in new tab).

Mexico gets the Wii

Or one group of dudes did: the editors of Atomix. And thanks to NeoGAF, we've gotpictures of them unpacking the system (opens in new tab). In the wrong order. Nothing too exciting here, but it does help build a tiny bit more anticipation for the system's release, yeah? Also, we're loving that hot pinkEvery Extend Extra (opens in new tab)T-shirt the one guy is rocking. We bet he can beat the shit out of the guy in theGears of War (opens in new tab)shirt. Easy.

Kingdom Hearts II: four million years of boredom

MC Chris - aka MC Pee Pants from Aqua Teen Hunger Force - hasan awesome rant (opens in new tab)about howKingdom Hearts II (opens in new tab)sucks andResident Evil 4 (opens in new tab)rules. It doesn't sound that funny, but it's the kind of thing that you just have to see to understand. We promise. Even better, it's been cut together withfootage (opens in new tab)from KHII that makes it so, so much funnier. Warning: this is not work safe, not family safe and full of the F-bomb. You've been warned.Watch here (opens in new tab).

New screens

STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl (PC (opens in new tab))
Splinter Cell: Double Agent (PC (opens in new tab))
Need for Speed Carbon (Xbox (opens in new tab),360 (opens in new tab))
FIFA Soccer 07 (360 (opens in new tab))
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (PC (opens in new tab))

New videos

Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii (opens in new tab))
World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade (PC (opens in new tab))
Dungeons & Dragons Tactics (PSP (opens in new tab))

November 2, 2006