Spore came out today and it looks pretty interesting. Apparently, if you have a connection to the internets, then your planet will be populated by other people's creatures. Considering the abundance of penis and boobs shaped creatures (appropriately called sporn), I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not. On one hand, it would be interesting to attack a colony of giant penis monsters, but on the other hand, it would be humiliating to be attacked by a colony of giant penis monsters. Personally, my favorite spore creature is the one with a small penis and big nuts. I can't believe this game got an E rating.
On the subject of gaming: Serious Sam is still the best game I've ever played. Croteam's Serious engine lets you mow down literally hundreds of enemies over the course of five minutes without dropping frame rates and the levels are stunningly huge as well. Sam also has the greatest quotes ranging from "LOOK, MA! I'M A LUMBERJACK!" when he gets his first chainsaw to "Double the gun, double the fun." Even though the game is about 6 years old, I recommend it to anyone who has yet to play it. Absolute blast.