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Games

Free: Fox Fyre

Free: Fox Fyre

Fox Fyre has the look of a classic artillery-based lobber down to the retro graphics; gameplay twists include multiple turrets, real-time play, elastic terrain and upgradable weapons.

Starcraft II :Terra-Tron

Starcraft II :Terra-Tron

The last of the April Fools stragglers are in, and the awesomest is StarCraft II’s Terra-Tron; assembled from a Terran base, it should be familiar to Transformers or Power Rangers fans.

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EVE: Day of Darkness II

EVE: Day of Darkness II

Day of Darkness II is an amazing fan-made video for EVE Online; it’s the result of two years of work by player Dire Lauthris and details the heroic delaying action of a Caldari admiral.

Trailer: Plants vs. Zombies

Trailer: Plants vs. Zombies

This music video for PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies has a Korean-pop girl band sound to it, but the lyrics are actually pretty funny; the undead might just have a shot at the music business.

Short Film Trailer: Turbo

Short Film Trailer: Turbo

Debuting 4/30 in L.A., Turbo is a 20 minute short for a USC graduate thesis about a futuristic video game tournament; it was shot on a RED camera and produced by a four man team.

Star Trek: DAC Screens

Star Trek: DAC Screens

We still don’t know what the acronym stands for, but Star Trek: DAC at least has several new tantalizing gameplay screens for us to chew on; do we detect the faint aroma of Netrek?

Trailer: Explodemon!

Trailer: Explodemon!

It may sound like Pokemon but Curve Studios’ Explodemon! is more like MegaMan; it’s a 2.5D action platformer which uses–you guessed it–explosions as its chief game mechanic.

Trailer: Enemies of Riddick

Trailer: Enemies of Riddick

At some point we’ll tire of all these Dark Athena trailers, but not today: Enemies of Riddick is a nice rundown of the games chief’s baddies, with some satisfying payback at the end.

Trailer: Infinite Space

Trailer: Infinite Space

Epic space battles, maniacal villains and cherubic heroes with wild hair: Infinite Space’s trailer honors anime’s grandest traditions and is based on Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End.

Trailer: Aaaaa!

Trailer: Aaaaa!

We truncated Aaaaa!’s name for brevity, but beyond its crazy name we also like the concept: your goal is to fall through various waypoints, no doubt screaming all the way down.

PlayStation 2 for $100

PlayStation 2 for $100

We had hoped for a PS3 price drop from Sony, but we’re at least somewhat happy for the budget gamer crowd: the PlayStation 2 will be $30 cheaper at $100 starting April 5th.

Intro: The Godfather II

Intro: The Godfather II

Short, sweet and bloody, above is the cinematic intro for The Godfather II, narrated by Dominic; it’s recaps the Five Families war and picks up the story in Cuba; the game will be out 4/7.

Guitar Hero Cufflinks

Guitar Hero Cufflinks

No need to get too stuffy at your next formalwear event: these Guitar Hero Cufflinks hint at your gaming proclivities and are detailed from the colored buttons down to the whammy bar.

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Mega64: MGS 4

Mega64: MGS 4

This Metal Gear Solid 4 video starts off like any other, at least until God himself (aka Hideo Kojima) appears and proceeds to get super-stealthy awesome on the streets of San Francisco.

Game Over T-shirt

Game Over T-shirt

Available for presale, this Game Over t-shirt shows the Mario brothers in their golden years; shuffleboard with Koopa shells and Bowser on an IV drip, who woulda thunkit? Thanks, John!

Re\Visioned: Activision

Re\Visioned: Activision

Gametap’s Re\Visioned series is back in a big way with six brilliant animated shorts that reimagine classic Atari 2600 games including Pitfall, Pressure Cooker and Cosmic Ark.

Gameplay: Fallen Earth

Gameplay: Fallen Earth

Post-apocalyptic MMORPG Fallen Earth had literally fallen off the earth for us, but this recent trailer shows they’re alive and kicking; no release date yet, but watch the other videos here.

Halo: All I Play-Oh

Halo: All I Play-Oh

It’s not top-shelf machinima, but we’re still floored by Halo: All I Play-Oh; it’s a music video by Usethefork set to Jude Kelley and Dan Amrich’s Halo parody of RHCP’s Snow.

Free: Two Rooms

Free: Two Rooms

True to its name, Two Rooms is a puzzle game where you’ll need to move two entirely separated pieces to reach a common goal; you’ll need to use sliding walls, crates and buttons.

Intro: Terminator Salvation

Intro: Terminator Salvation

The jury’s still out as far as Terminator: Salvation’s actual gameplay is concerned, but we’re digging the intro cinematic above; it shows the player evading numerous HK-aircraft.

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Ten Reasons: Prototype

Ten Reasons: Prototype

The distinctions between the reasons in this Top 10 trailer are blurry at best, but that’s not the point: Prototype will be a boon for anyone who appreciates wanton acts of destruction.

Debut: Bad Company 2

Debut: Bad Company 2

This debut trailer for Bad Company 2 doesn’t show gameplay, but it’s the most succinct (and badass) explanation of rock/paper/scissors and its relevance to war we’ve ever seen.

Wii Games at 720p

Wii Games at 720p

The Wii lags behind the PS3 and Xbox 360 in terms of graphics, but the video above shows what Super Smash Bros. Brawl would look like at 720p thanks to a Dolphin emulator.

Challenge: Arkham Asylum

Challenge: Arkham Asylum

This challenge room walkthrough for Arkham Asylum shows why superpowers aren’t necessary to make a game fun; be sure to pick your jaws up off the floor when you leave.

Trailer: Scary Girl

Trailer: Scary Girl

No, we’re not talking about a crazy ex here: Scary Girl is fantastic looking game based on Australian Nathan Jurevicius’ artwork; it’s a trippy blend of platforming, fighting, and puzzles.

Teaser: CoD MW2

Teaser: CoD MW2

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s teaser is funky, yet awesome: it ditches visuals for cryptic soundwaves that soon morph into something much more sinister and ominous.

Debut Trailer: NGS 2

Debut Trailer: NGS 2

Filled with flying ninja scrolls and more enemies than you can shake a shuriken at, this debut trailer for Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 rocks; the ginormous Buddha at the end totally pwns.

Trailer: Fez

Trailer: Fez

A retrogasmic blend of pixelated goodness, blippy soundtracks and 2D/3D perspective shifts, this latest trailer for Polytron’s Fez has us uber-excited over the gameplay possibilities.

Video: Warp Whistle

Video: Warp Whistle

Blowing on the Warp Whistle too hard apparently takes you to the Windy City, as seen in the goofy video above; a great mix of 8-bit and live actors, the best part is right at the end.

Trailer: R.U.S.E.

Trailer: R.U.S.E.

R.U.S.E. is a World War II RTS with two key innovations: a truly massive sense of 3D scale and a the eponymous “Ruses,” which are deceptive powers you can use to your turn the tide.

Launch Trailer: Stormrise

Launch Trailer: Stormrise

Stormrise is now available, and with it this launch trailer gives a proper introduction; it’s a mix of cinematic world-ending voiceovers and a breakdown of the game’s various features.

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