This week in Kotaku: Canadian mice love to hump the GameBoy Micro. Sega wants to tell you where babies come from. Sex-drenched online worlds will be next big thing. And Xbox 360's launch lineup of games takes shape.
It seems every other country in the world has cooler commercials than the United States. In Canada, Nintendo is running this spot to tout the Micro. I wouldn't want to use that particular Micro after the mouse has had its way with it, but Nintendo certainly got my attention.
Remember what I was saying just a second ago about other countries having cooler commercials? Here's another sample. Sega is pushing its sequel to Feel the Magic—the follow-up is titled Where do Babies Come From—by offering t-shirts, a soundtrack and bikini girls in commercials. Don't get too excited, though. The game isn't about what you think, sadly.
But there's no bait-and-switch with Sociolotron and Spend the Night. Both of these upcoming MMORPGs are adult-themed online worlds drenched in sex. Sociolotron in particular will raise some eyebrows, because the game's creators say players will be able to explore real-world taboos like violence, racism and fetishes.
As of today, Microsoft hasn't released an official list of the debut titles for the Xbox 360, which is slated to go on sale in late November in the United States. But Reuters has done a little legwork to piece together one. The news agency says some of the launch titles will include up to five Take Two Interactive (publisher of Grand Theft Auto) games, a bunch of sports games, Call of Duty 2 and Quake 4.