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Preview: Muramasa

Preview: Muramasa

With over 100 blades, a distinctly Japanese style and hordes of enemies, this preview for Vanilla Ware’s Muramasa gives Wii owners plenty of reason to be excited; it comes out 7/28.

Star Wars Chess Set

Star Wars Chess Set

Available for preorder, this Star Wars Chess Set features 32 shiny silver and gold pewter renditions of Han, R2-D2, Darth; the board features a glass top etched with the Death Star.

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Free: Bang! Heroes

Free: Bang! Heroes

With a looping spaghetti Western music track, we half expect Clint Eastwood to make an appearance in Bang! Heroes; it’s a well-designed steampunk meets Wild West platform shooter.

Intro Video: Ghostbusters

Intro Video: Ghostbusters

It’s not very long, but above is the intro cinematic from Ghostbusters; watching Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, et al. in the credits and hearing that siren sends happy chills up our spine.

FC Mobile II

FC Mobile II

Available 5/11, Hyperkin’s FC Mobile II allows you to play NES games on a portable console with a 2.5″ LCD; this new version includes two wireless controllers and a light gun.

1:6 RE5 Figures

1:6 RE5 Figures

They may be based off of CG characters, but these 1:6 Resident Evil 5 figures are uber realistic (and sexy in the case of Shiva Alomar); they’ll of course come loaded with weaponry, too.

Free: Sarient.Net

Free: Sarient.Net

Space Quest, Police Quest and Leisure Suit Larry fans will love Sarient.Net: it not only hosts playable flash versions of the classic Sierra games, but makes them somewhat multiplayer.

Dunhill Score 4

Dunhill Score 4

Connect 4 isn’t exactly the first game that comes to mind when we think of high luxury, but Dunhill’s ultra-swank Score 4 elevates the childhood game to gentlemanly status.

Trailer: Allods Online

Trailer: Allods Online

Currently in closed beta, Allods Online is a free MMORPG whose trailer has us salivating over its flying sailing ships, cannon volleys and swashbuckling boarding parties.

Golgo 13 Eyemask

Golgo 13 Eyemask

Based on a legendary, ongoing manga, this Golgo 13 Eyemask won’t be enough to fake out your coworkers, but those shifty eyes will make your boss think twice before waking you up.

Swinging Video: Champions

Swinging Video: Champions

Super strength and heat rays are great, but you can’t have a superhero game without Spidey-style swinging; this new trailer for Champions Online has us checking our web shooters.

Free: Five Minutes To Kill

Free: Five Minutes To Kill

Few things are as reviled in the workplace as meetings; Five Minutes To Kill Yourself tasks you with impaling, flambe-ing and maiming yourself so you can skip that next boring meeting.

App: [email protected]

App: iNap@Work

Most cubicle drones have a few covert napping trips, but [email protected] really ups the ante with a retinue of common office sounds including keyboard taps and paper rustling.

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Steampunk Video: Damnation

Steampunk Video: Damnation

Art director Adam Miller gives us the lowdown on the steampunk style of Damnation; it’s definitely more hard-edged, more mechanical and less ornate than your typical Victorian fare.

Star Defense (Trailer)

Star Defense (Trailer)

iPhone and iPod Touch gamers are in for a treat this May: Star Defense is a 3D Tower Defense-style game situated on one of 7 planets, with 15 weapon types and a survival mode.

Trailer #2: Tekken 6

Trailer #2: Tekken 6

Namco Bandai continues to build up hype for the Xbox 360 version of Tekken 6; the trailer above is basically a fast-moving action onslaught; in other words, plenty of eye candy.

Video: Bionic Fireman

Video: Bionic Fireman

Capcom’s Bionic Fireman is a viral video done in style: it shows an alternate use for the Bionic Commando’s grappling arm, but both we and the kitty think he should keep his day job.

Game Trailer: Lode Runner

Game Trailer: Lode Runner

A long awaited reboot of a classic 80s game, Lode Runner is coming to XBLA Wednesday; you’ll have the ability to create or share levels with co-op or competitive multiplayer modes.

Batman: Harley Quinn

Batman: Harley Quinn

Few personalities fit in as well at Arkham Asylum as Harley Quinn; head-turning outfit aside, the voice acting does a good job conveying her special brand of insanity. Thanks, Whitney!

Burping Xbox Avatars

Burping Xbox Avatars

Gavin Halfleft of Negative Gamer has finally found a use for those burping Xbox Avatars: listen as he belches out this stomach churning rendition of the Tetris theme song.

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Trailer: Triangulum

Trailer: Triangulum

Developed during a two week seminar at the Utretcht School of the Arts, Triangulum is a co-op game where four players work together to eliminate enemies and heal each other.

Gameplay Trailer: Trine

Gameplay Trailer: Trine

This latest gameplay trailer for Trine shows off the action platformer’s co-op elements; it’s a bit like Little Big Planet, albeit with a combat fantasy element and one helluva soundtrack.

Wing Commander Papercraft

Wing Commander Papercraft

Confed vets, relive battles past with these awesome papercraft Wing Commander models; we’ve got Dralthis and Rapiers, so all this party needs is the Tiger’s Claw. Warning: popups.

StarCraft II: Battle Report

StarCraft II: Battle Report

Filled with small choke points, watchtowers and destructible obstacles, this 20 minute StarCraft II Battle Report pits the Zerg vs. the Terran and overall makes for an exciting game.

Teaser: Order of War

Teaser: Order of War

Order of War is probably the eight billionth WWII RTS we’ve seen, but the surprise is that it’s made by Square-Enix; it’ll be the first Western-developed game by SE outside of Japan.

The Beatles: Rock Band LE

The Beatles: Rock Band LE

The Beatles: Rock Band LE isn’t just riding on the coattails of The Fab Four; it includes a Hoffner Bass controller, Ludwig drums with pearl accents and Beatles replica kick drum head.

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