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Lux Minimalist Foosball

Lux Minimalist Foosball

With stainless steel, aluminum and unbreakable glass, the Lux Minimalist Foosball table is more modern art than game; players can be customized in one of 12 finishes including gold.

Video: Contra x LBP

Video: Contra x LBP

Just when we thought we’d burned out on Little Big Planet: this Contra remake is a must-see for old-school NES fans, and includes 8 stages by 7 authors on the LittleBig Contra team.

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Gameplay: League of Legends

Gameplay: League of Legends

The original trailer for League of Legends was all cinematic, so we’re glad they’ve released a proper (if colorful) gameplay video; WoW and DotA players are in for a treat.

iPhone App: iShred

iPhone App: iShred
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You won’t be mistaken for Van Halen anytime soon, but iShred lets you jam on your iPhone with a stomp box effects; chords are assigned by buttons, leaving you free to strum away.

Free: Battalion Nemesis

Free: Battalion Nemesis

Ideal for those who prefer the slower, more thoughtful pace of turn-based play, Battalion: Nemesis is a 16 level strategy game with plenty of modern air, land and naval units.

Trailer: Oregon Trail

Trailer: Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail gets a proper “trail”-er: beyond the cartoony graphics, it adds new mini-games including fishing, panning for gold and berry picking; it even makes dying from dysentery look fun.

Mini Arcade Machines

Mini Arcade Machines
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It was every 80s kid’s dream to have a home arcade; you’ll be able to do so on a small scale with the Sega Taikan Collection, which includes five mini cabinets (one is a mystery).

Metal Gear Solid Touch

Metal Gear Solid Touch

Get your Snake fix on the road with Metal Gear Solid Touch, the iPhone/iPod Touch version of MGS4; coming in Spring, gameplay is a bit different but the graphics aren’t half bad.

Free: Dinowaurs

Free: Dinowaurs

One look at the brontosaurus packing a cannon on its back and we were hooked: Dinowaurs is a multiplayer artillery-based shooter with upgradable weapons and even dino clothing.

Video: Tresling

Video: Tresling

Short for Tetris and arm wrestling, “Tresling” slightly mans up the classic puzzler; movement is accomplished by overpowering your opponent while an extra button rotates pieces.

Call of Juarez: BiB

Call of Juarez: BiB

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is a prequel to the original CoJ; coming summer ’09 to PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, it’s a Wild West shooter set in the 1800s where you play two outlaw brothers.

The Onion: Apocalyptic Kids

The Onion: Apocalyptic Kids

From collecting the morning dew in human skulls to using med-packs to heal zombie bites, The Onion tackles the difficult issue of preparing our kids for a post apocalyptic future.

Trailer: Dante’s Inferno

Trailer: Dante’s Inferno

This awesome trailer for Dante’s Inferno makes us wonder why more games aren’t situated in Hell; it not only overflows with maggots and demons but a nearly divine art style.

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Old Game Characters

Old Game Characters

Although Mario and Luigi are no strangers to flab, Tom Rhodes’ Old Game Characters introduce the joys of droopy skin and love handles to everyone from Lara Croft to Ken & Ryu.

Gameplay: Comet Crash

Gameplay: Comet Crash

Oh hell yeah: Comet Crash bolsters PSN’s already healthy tower defense game lineup by adding counteroffensive attacks from the AI or–most importantly–a human player.

Launch Trailer: M. Hazard

Launch Trailer: M. Hazard

Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard gets a proper 80s-styled trailer, with mono audio, cheesy retro sound effects and even cheesier graphics; that, and Neil Patrick Harris.

Trailer: Jumpgate Evolution

Trailer: Jumpgate Evolution

This trailer for Jumpgate: Evolution reminds us of EVE: Online, but that’s not a bad thing: more space-based MMOGs are always welcome, and this one should be out in June.

Trailer: Lost Planet 2

Trailer: Lost Planet 2

Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi announces Lost Planet 2 in the rather lengthy trailer above; it’s an ice world no more with jungle climes, but we’re most excited by the co-op play.

Trailer: Overlord II

Trailer: Overlord II

Our favorite anti-hero series is back with Overlord II, due out on PS3 and Xbox 360 this June; also on the way are Overlord: Dark Legend on the Wii and Overlord: Minion for the DS.

Pacman Tees

Pacman Tees
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It’s amazing what a few pixels can do, but these Pacman tees by LowRez.de might just leave you looking over your shoulders for yellow disembodied heads with a taste for pellets.

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Scared Trailer: Infamous

Scared Trailer: Infamous

The reluctant hero archetype is a tired one, but we enjoyed this “I Am Scared” trailer for Infamous; there’s a refined cinematic feel here that hopefully carries through to the actual game.

Killzone 2 in 4-D

Killzone 2 in 4-D

This in-engine ad for Killzone 2 doesn’t just look spiffy: Sony will be releasing a playable version called ‘Killzone in 4-D’ on PSN in March to help create buzz for the game.

Solar-powered DS Lite

Solar-powered DS Lite

Not bad for a 14 year-old: this DS Lite is solar-powered thanks to four cells, two diodes and a chip to prevent overcharging; it trickles power to the battery so you’ll never wall charge again.

Video: Wall Street Fighter

Video: Wall Street Fighter

With players like The Fed, Dow Jones and M. Lynch, it’s the little guy who loses in Wall Street Fighter; still, kudos to CB FRESH for their creative take on the worldwide financial fiasco.

Unravel Trailer: Singularity

Unravel Trailer: Singularity

With advanced fighter planes, psychokinetic powers and time travel, Singularity is dishing out awesome by the boatload; this Unreal Engine 3 based FPS is by Raven Software.

Teaser: Mass Effect 2

Teaser: Mass Effect 2

BioWare really knows how to leave us wanting more: this teaser for Mass Effect 2 not only slaps a KIA on Commander Shepherd but shows a Geth with his armor… more, please?

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