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Free: ROM Check Fail

Free: ROM Check Fail

ROM Check Fail is an awesome remix of a dozen arcade classics, presented in an unpredictable, seizure inducing frenzy of 8-bit mayhem; it’s available both for Windows and Linux.

Fallout 3: The Pitt

Fallout 3: The Pitt

Unlike most cities, Pittsburgh survived the alt-reality of Fallout without a nuke hit; it’s no walk in the park, however, and has been renamed “The Pitt” for this second Fallout 3 DLC.

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Apocrypha Intro: EVE

Apocrypha Intro: EVE

A haunting soundtrack, epic spaceship-filled vistas and the occasional Star Wars-style screen wipe: this intro does a good job selling EVE Online’s Apocrypha expansion, due out 3/10.

Campaign Trailer: RA3

Campaign Trailer: RA3

Red Alert 3: Uprising producer Mical Pedriana narrates this Campaign Trailer; look forward to a gothic-themed Soviet campaign and a full-scale Japanese rebellion for the Allies.

Dead Space: Extraction

Dead Space: Extraction

Wii owners with a hankering for polymorphic alien infestations won’t have to wait much longer: Dead Space:Extraction is a FPS prequel of the original and will be on shelves Fall 2009.

Nintendo DSi: 4/5

Nintendo DSi: 4/5
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If you’re one of the few holdouts without a DS, the Nintendo DSi will be reaching North American shores this April 5th; it’ll come with two cameras and be available in blue or black.

Free: The Space Game

Free: The Space Game

The Space Game is a simpler, space-going version of Harvest, both of which are a variant of Tower Defense style games that rely on energy relays and resource extraction.

WiC: Soviet Assault

WiC: Soviet Assault
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Alternate reality Cold War RTS World in Conflict is getting an expansion pack called Soviet Assault; the Berlin 1989 trailer above is finely capped off with the voice acting of Alec Baldwin.

Ultimate Genesis Collection

Ultimate Genesis Collection
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Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection compiles over 40 classic titles from the Sega Genesis era and spit shines them with an HD polish; it’s available now for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Zombario T-shirt

Zombario T-shirt
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The plumbing business has been somewhat “dead” for Zombario, a shambling version of our favorite Italian plumber; his next gig is to save Princess Peach… and munch on her brains.

2009 Trailer: RE 5

2009 Trailer: RE 5
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This latest 2009 trailer for Resident Evil 5 is our favorite thus far; it does a fantastic job showing that the real villains aren’t zombies or monsters but good ol’ scheming humans.

Survivors Concept Art

Survivors Concept Art

Leading Light Conceptual Design has a gallery of lush concept art for the tentatively named Survivors, a disaster survival game that makes us giddy with post-apocalytic glee.

Website: PMOG

Website: PMOG

The Passively Multiplayer Online Game uses the entire web as its playground, hiding traps, treasures and missions on various websites; you can find them with a browser extension.

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Trailer: God of War III

Trailer: God of War III

This aptly named Epic Scale trailer for God of War III shows two things: Kratos going on a bloody warpath and a sweeping sense of scale as he fights on a Titan.

Wanted: Beyond-the-Film

Wanted: Beyond-the-Film

This Beyond-the-Film video for Wanted explains the relationship between Mark Millar’s original comic and the 2008 film; fittingly, gameplay is interwoven with gorgeous art from the book.

iPhone App: Oregon Trail

iPhone App: Oregon Trail

The highlight of computer lab in the 80s/90s was playing Oregon Trail on Apple ][s; iPhone owners will get a nostalgic remake come February 28; just remember to caulk the wagon!

Get Equipped T-shirt

Get Equipped T-shirt
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We all have to grow up sometime: AdderXYU of Singularitee is the artist behind Get Equipped, a “mature” take on the classic Megaman boss selection screen. Thanks, Jaden!

Free: 8-Bit Watchmen

Free: 8-Bit Watchmen

Hype for the Watchmen continues, but we ain’t complaining: this time we get a Watchmen game with Double Dragon-era graphics; go here and then click on the arcade machine.

Vistas Trailer: Fuel

Vistas Trailer: Fuel

Most racing games focus on showing off their vehicles, but Fuel’s Vistas trailer is all about the course: full day-night cycles, weather effects and an astounding 8.7k sq. miles of terrain.

DoW2: Real Life Rhino

DoW2: Real Life Rhino

Whoever is marketing Dawn of War II deserves a raise: THQ takes a 1960s-era British APC, turns it into a Space Marines Rhino, and crushes a few hapless hatchbacks just for kicks.

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Video: Halo x Final Fantasy

Video: Halo x Final Fantasy

Simultaneously awesome and ridiculous, Master Chief and the Arbiter take on some random baddies with a twist: they’re forced to fight a-la Final Fantasy, resulting in a five minute battle.

Gameplay: InFamous

Gameplay: InFamous

Sparks are flying in this gameplay video for InFamous; the superhero MMO shows off a multitude of enemies including one hulking metal leviathan that seems almost Magneto-inspired.

Trailer: Asteroid Cowboys

Trailer: Asteroid Cowboys

So-named because of the high-energy lasso you use to fling objects around, Asteroid Cowboys is a crazy mix of Bionic Commando and Asteroids; it’s due out this year on PSN and XBLA.

Free: Rapid Wars

Free: Rapid Wars

Rapid Wars is as much about gameplay as it is about ambience, with oppressive electronic beats, 8-bit sound effects and multicolored sprites that can easily send you into a trance.

3 on 3 NHL Arcade

3 on 3 NHL Arcade

There’s nothin’ like a bobble-headed beatdown to get the blood pumping: 3 on 3 NHL Arcade looks like the perfect panacea for hockey aficionados looking for a quick fix on XBLA or PSN.

Intro Cinematic: SF IV

Intro Cinematic: SF IV
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With February 17th just around the corner, Capcom has dropped Street Fighter IV’s opening cinematic; we’re happy that it features the slick, hand-drawn style seen in earlier trailers.

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