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Ms. Pac-Man Poster

Ms. Pac-Man Poster

Inspired by retro memorabilia of the 80s, Jonathan Ball crafted this super cool Ms. Pac-Man poster with Blender. It’s the same open-source package used for Big Buck Bunny.

Fallout 3: October 28

Fallout 3: October 28

It’s official: Fallout 3 will be released on October 28th in North America. The games’ VATS system blends real-time and turn-based combat, which means uber glorious and gory headshots.

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Sony PSP-3000

Sony PSP-3000

Sony has officially announced the PSP-3000, to be released on October 14th. Improvements include a glare reducing transflective screen, built-in mic and new PS button.

The Force Unleashed Demo

The Force Unleashed Demo

The trailer above for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed makes being bad look oh-so fun. You won’t have to wait long: on 8/23, PS3 and Xbox360 owners can get the demo.

MartinBauer Pool Table

MartinBauer Pool Table

MartinBauer’s Tournament Pool Table ditches wood in favor of a metal truss structure with LED lighting. It’s not just for show: the materials are high quality, with Italian slate and German bumpers.

Yggdra Union Preorder

Yggdra Union Preorder

The PSP remake of the highly addictive Yggdra Union is getting a pretty sweet preorder bonus: GameStop is throwing in a a hefty 56-track CD with music from the game.

Trailer: Far Cry 2

Trailer: Far Cry 2

It’s been way too long since the original Far Cry, so we’re chomping at the bit to try out Far Cry 2. It looks to continue the mercenary plot line, this time in Africa. Release date is Octoberish.

Retro Space Arcade Machine

Retro Space Arcade Machine

Designed by Martijn Koch, Retro Space is as much a functional arcade cabinet as it is an homage to years past, drawing cues from Pong, Pacman and other famous arcade machines.

Trailer: NBA 2K9

Trailer: NBA 2K9

Basketball games have come a long way on the consoles, enough so we had to do a double-take on this NBA 2K9 teaser. It’ll be on store shelves in October for Xbox 360, PS3 and PS2.

Bionic Commando: Rearmed

Bionic Commando: Rearmed

We’ve been craving a classic side scroller shoot ’em up, and Bionic Commando: Rearmed answers the call. This game ain’t weak sauce–it’s tough–but it does have co-op play. Soundtrack is here.

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Check out these screens from Eidos’ upcoming Batman: Arkham Asylum game: man are those visuals smokin’ (in a dark, gritty way)! A cross platformer, it’s for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC owners.

Video: Soulcalibur IV + FF7

Video: Soulcalibur IV + FF7

As if Yoda and Darth Vader weren’t enough, Cloud and Sephiroth are just a few of the Final Fantasy VII characters that have been recreated using Soulcalibur IV’s character system.

Guitar Hero: Chris Chike

Guitar Hero: Chris Chike

We can’t help but draw comparisons between South Park’s prescient Guitar Queero episode and Chris Chike, but the latter is the real deal: a true Guitar Hero in our midst.

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Trailer: Crysis Wars

Trailer: Crysis Wars

We’ve just learned that Crysis Warhead also comes with a multiplayer component called Crysis Wars; the explosion-laden trailer above has us sold. Not bad for an expansion pack.

Spore Goes Gold

Spore Goes Gold

After numerous delays (it was originally due for Fall 2006), Will Wright’s long-awaited Spore has finally gone gold. It should be hitting North America by 9/5 and Europe by 9/7.

Astro Gaming A40 Audio

Astro Gaming A40 Audio

Made by gamers, for gamers: Astro Gaming’s A40 Audio System includes a MixAmp (combines voice and game sounds; 5.1 Dolby Digital) and Headset with swappable tags.

Castlevania Notebook

Castlevania Notebook

It’s only available in Japan, but that doesn’t stop us from ogling this leather-bound Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia notebook. Comes with the game and a two-CD soundtrack. Thanks, CirusX!

Trailer: Little Big Planet

Trailer: Little Big Planet

Above is Little Big Planet’s latest trailer. Yes, it’s basically a big ad for their preorder at Amazon, but who can resist flame-breathing dragons and triple ballooned airships?

Little Big Planet

Little Big Planet

Little Big Planet is now available for preorder. Goodies include a sticker book, pouch, and exclusive downloadable Nariko SackGirl (Heavenly Sword) and Kratos SackBoy (God of War).

Trailer: Multiwinia

Trailer: Multiwinia

Fans of Darwinia: you need to check out this trailer for Multiwinia, the upcoming multiplayer sequel. It’s pretty surreal watching hundreds of stick figures go at it with laser beams.

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Crysis Warhead Screens

Crysis Warhead Screens

These are the latest screens from Crysis Warhead, to be released this Fall. It follows “Psycho”, one of the characters from the game as he explores the other side of the island.

Rise of the Argonauts Trailer

Rise of the Argonauts Trailer

Codemasters’ upcoming Rise of the Argonauts has a distinct Ridley Scott/Gladiator feel. Greek mythology buffs: you play Jason on his quest for the golden fleece; click above to view the trailer.

Star Trek Online Trailer

Star Trek Online Trailer

Star Trek Online has a trailer up, and man are we excited: lots of stuff gets blowed up real good. Note: download the hi-res trailer if you can; the YouTube trailer just doesn’t do it justice.

Call of Duty Co-op Mode

Call of Duty Co-op Mode

Call of Duty: World At War returns to its WWII roots, but this time they’ve added co-op mode. This is a HUGE feature and one we’ve been begging for; watch the trailer above!

Macross: Ace Frontier

Macross: Ace Frontier

Robotech fans have been aching for a video game deserving of the Macross mantle; this trailer of Macross: Ace Frontier (PSP) has us drooling like an Invid on protoculture.

Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online’s rebirth will be complete on August 10th, with Leonard Nimoy officially announcing the game in Las Vegas at one of the world’s biggest nerd-fests, the Star Trek Convention.

Gears of War 2 Lancer

Gears of War 2 Lancer

Fans of Marcus Fenix will be getting a treat: Amazon is throwing in a full-size Lancer for Gears of War 2 preorders (provided you pay $140). Yes, it looks cool, and no, you can’t have it.

Portal Mini Magnets

Portal Mini Magnets

Portal is one of those games that lingers long after you’ve put down the controller; these vectored mini 1″ magnets will make you miss your Weighted Companion Cube.

Fable Limited Edition

Fable Limited Edition

Fable 2 will be available on October 21 in the states; we’re looking forward to the Limited Edition, which includes a Hobbe figure from Qee. Just like life, Hobbe is nasty, brutish, and short.

Braid For XBLA

Braid For XBLA

Destructoid has a great article giving eight reasons why Xbox 360 owners should download the recently released Braid. Kind of like a time traveling version of Portal, it’s a fun mind bender.

GTA IV: Coming To PC

GTA IV: Coming To PC

Grand Theft Auto IV is coming to the PC on Nov. 18th in the US and Nov. 20th in Europe with “newly expanded multiplayer”, and we couldn’t be happier. Two words: Invincibility Cheat.

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