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Free: Spymaster

Free: Spymaster

It’s in private beta, but we’re chomping at the bit to try Spymaster: it’s a Twitter-based social game where you’ll purchase weapons on the black market and assassinate for hire.

E3 Trailer: Bayonetta

E3 Trailer: Bayonetta

From Devil May Cry’s creator, this estrogen-laden trailer for Bayonetta lays the action on thick (and fast) with top-notch visuals, wicked boss battles and a bevy of Sarah Palin lookalikes.

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RB2 Overdrive Pedal

RB2 Overdrive Pedal

If you’re too lazy to tilt your Rock Band 2 controller to kick things into Overdrive, Electro Harmonix’s Overdrive Pedal lets you toe-tap it out with a foot-activated switch and 10′ cable.

E3 Trailer: White Knight

E3 Trailer: White Knight

White Knight Chronicles jumps the gun with this E3 trailer; it’s light on actual gameplay and mixes old and new cinematics, but we’re happy that it’ll be the first true online RPG for the PS3.

Teaser #2: Mass Effect 2

Teaser #2: Mass Effect 2

It may be a teaser, but with a length of over a minute, beautifully epic visuals and a huge character reveal at 0:39, this second video for Mass Effect 2 is full of Geth-slayin’ win.

Trailer: Rabbids Go Home

Trailer: Rabbids Go Home

There’s no place loonier than Luna, which is why Rabbids Go Home has the forever screaming, bushy-tailed psychos building a pile of junk to the moon a-la Katamari Damacy.

Trailer: One Shall Stand

Trailer: One Shall Stand

We’ve seen plenty of Transformers footage, but this One Shall Stand trailer for the game rocks our socks simply for having Peter Cullen do Prime–that, and nearly non-stop action.

Teaser: Natural Selection 2

Teaser: Natural Selection 2

Just like its predecessor, Natural Selection 2 is an aliens vs. marines Half-Life mod; it’s due out this year but we’re drooling over this in-engine teaser, which shows off the playable Onos.

Mario World Board Game

Mario World Board Game

Ashley Buerkett’s Mario World Board Game is more paper than Paper Mario, with a pieces that you’ll need to build yourself; at least you won’t have to worry about power outages.

Numark Scratch Deck

Numark Scratch Deck

Renowned for their real DJ accessories, Numark’s Scratch Deck targets gamers with both PS3 and Xbox 360 flavors; it sports a touch sensitive turntable and 5 Akai-style drum pads.

Star Wars: Elite Squadron

Star Wars: Elite Squadron

It’s official: Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron is coming to the DS and PSP this all; you’ll get to play Luke, Vader and more with 16 players on the PSP and 4 players on the DS.

Monopoly: Recession Edition

Monopoly: Recession Edition

Originally invented in the waning days of the Great Depression, it’d be poetic for Monopoly to release a Recession Edition like the one above, created by the folks at BillShrink.com

Free: Heavy Weapons

Free: Heavy Weapons

Heavy Weapons may look simple but is actually a thinker’s shoot ’em up, with different enemies requiring different weapons; slick graphics and gameplay makes this highly addictive.

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Fallen Ones: Diablo 3

Fallen Ones: Diablo 3

It’s not the most exciting trailer, but this video details the various demonic Fallen One creatures you’ll encounter in Diablo 3; you’ll see both concept artwork and character models.

Xbox 360: GoW 1 + 2

Xbox 360: GoW 1 + 2

If you’re an Aussie who’s been holding out for an Xbox 360, this Gears of War bundle is a sweet deal: you’ll get an Xbox 360 Professional, Gears of War and Gears of War 2 for AUD$449.

DIY: Katamari Controller

DIY: Katamari Controller

You won’t be rolling up people, cars and cities, but this shiny Katamari Controller by Kellbot is pretty sweet nonetheless; it uses hacked PS2 controllers, Arduino, and an optical mouse.

Launch Trailer: inFAMOUS

Launch Trailer: inFAMOUS

Available 5/26, inFAMOUS gets a proper launch trailer above; it meanders a bit but picks up halfway through, presenting you with the choice of being a badass or just an ass.

Trailer: Modern Warfare 2

Trailer: Modern Warfare 2

After an awesome but cryptic teaser, Modern Warfare 2 finally gets its big reveal; from Brazilian ghettos and medieval redoubts to Russian airbases, this trailer is utterly fantastic.

Multiplayer: Damnation

Multiplayer: Damnation

With ziplines, chasms and ropes, this multiplayer trailer for Damnation hypes its verticality as a game changer; special modes and maps take advantage of its 3D nature.

Multiplayer: Battlefield BC2

Multiplayer: Battlefield BC2

This trailer for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 shows how it’s done: it demos its multiplayer features in one hand and blows the ever-loving crap out of everything in the other. Thanks, Jake!

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Gameplay Trailer: X3

Gameplay Trailer: X3

This gameplay trailer for X3: Terran Conflict is an unexpected crowd-pleaser, with hordes of ships, the combat and the Battlestar Galactica-style cinematography and music.

Debut Trailer: Blur

Debut Trailer: Blur

As short and sweet as the name, this debut trailer for Blur goes from zero to obnoxious in about twenty seconds; as Kotaku quips, it’s less a teaser trailer and more a “taser” trailer.

Deadpool: Ultimate Alliance 2

Deadpool: Ultimate Alliance 2

The wisecracking Deadpool is remarkably silent in this Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 trailer, but he doesn’t need words: he lets his fists, grenades and dual-wielded pistols do the talking.

Story Trailer: Darksiders

Story Trailer: Darksiders

Described as “Zelda in Hell,” this Darksiders trailer reveals a familiar plotline (Heaven and Hell do battle on Earth); still, we hope the action-oriented RPG could be what Hellgate never was.

Trailer: Project Trico HD

Trailer: Project Trico HD

From folks who brought us Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, this internal trailer for Project Trico shows promise with faint echoes of The Neverending Story’s Falkor and Atreyu.

Timeline #2: Old Republic

Timeline #2: Old Republic

It’s been awhile, but the second Timeline trailer for The Old Republic is up (here’s the first); an unlikely ally in the criminal world helps to lift the Mandalorian blockade on Coruscant.

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