As far as shooters go, they don't get much more iconic than Ikaruga. That game's director, Hiroshi Iuchi, is about to release a brand new shooter. It's called Kokuga and it's for the 3DS. Have a look.
The Creator Of Ikaruga Fires Out A New Game
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I've made an argument for why you should watch The Clone Wars, but actually watching it is another thing. With 121 episodes, many of them filler, some of them oddly out of order, there's a certain art to getting the best out of your Clone Wars experience. Here's my list of the essential episodes you should be watching, neatly sorted into chronological order and cut down to only 66 episodes and a movie.
And it's very moist.