Gaming is for Girls: Jillian Michaels brings her own brand of fitness to Wii

Xbox gets bad press after boy disappears

It’s funny how if anything bad even remotely involves gaming it will hit the headlines in a big way. The latest in a long line of adverse gaming press is a really sad story about a boy in Ontario, Canada. Brandon Crisp left his Ontario home after a dispute with his parents over “excessive use of his Xbox” and he hasn’t been seen since. More than 400 police are now searching for the boy after a jacket, tent and crackers were found Friday. Here’s hoping they find him and he’s OK.

“Wii Music” gets mixed reviews

We haven’t played “Wii Music” yet because it’s not released in the Antipodes until the middle of November, but we have been following its progress for months. “Wii Music” is a new game that utilizes the standard Wii controls to play various instruments (rather than adding to your already full room of plastic guitars!). Instruments include piano, guitar, drums and loads more, but sadly a lot of reviews are suggesting the title is more about improvisation — because you can add your own style of play &mdsah; than full-on fun.

It won’t be for everyone apparently, but if you fancy playing “Frere Jaqua,” this will be one to watch. We’ll review it ourselves when the time comes.

Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum Wii

“Jillian Michaels’ Fitness Ultimatum 2009” releases

If you don’t watch NBC’s The Biggest Loser, you might not know who Jillian Michaels is. She is of course the hot yet scary trainer who screams lovingly in the contestants faces.

Now, Michaels is bringing her fitness know-how to the Wii, and it released this week in the States. Again, we don’t have a hands-on review of this title that utilizes the balance board with boot-camp style exercises, but we’d get it if it released here. Let’s just say Tracy (Gay Girls Who Game) would love this title, as she worships at the altar of Jillian.

Siouxsie & the Banshees hit “Rock Band”

All right, punk gals, heads up — this one’s for you. If you happen to like a bit of Siouxsie & the Banshees and you like playing “Rock Band” on the Xbox 360 or PS3, it looks like this is your week. Siouxsie and her Banshee’s will be releasing three songs on the service this week: “Hong Kong Garden,” “The Killing Jar” and “Kiss Them For Me.”

As well as Siouxsie and co., there will be songs from Blink 182, Silversun Pickups and Psychedelic Furs.

The Republican American confuses “LittleBigPlanet” with “Spore”

Writer Tracy Simmons over at the “Matter of Faith Republican American” blog bit off a little more than she expected this week when she tore into “LittleBigPlanet” as a game that “upsets Muslims,” and where a “player gets to create a life form and watch it evolve from a single-cell organism, basically, into some sort of creature.” Yeah, oops!

Tracy confused “LittleBigPlanet” and “Spore,” and a few gamers let her know. In her defense, she did apologize, but it just shows you how easy it is for the uninformed to invent negative press about something they know nothing about.

At Lesbian Gamers this week we’ve had tech difficulties and other issues, which meant a slow posting week. We’ll be making up for that next week when we have new trysts our readers have suggested, more gaming news and perhaps an interesting interview.

Keep on gaming!

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