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Free: Warlords Heroes

Free: Warlords Heroes

Warlords: Heroes is a simple fantasy adventure game; decent graphics, leveling up of powers and three game modes gives this more staying power than most freebie games.

DoW 2: Space Marines

DoW 2: Space Marines

Above is a walkthrough for Dawn of War 2’s Space Marine campaign; narrated by the lead designer, it talks about use of cover, squad abilities and finishes with a little orbital bombardment.

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Trailer: Halo 3 Recon

Trailer: Halo 3 Recon

Although this trailer starts off the same as the Halo 3 Recon teaser we ran earlier, this longer version shows a Spartan hiding from Covenant forces; the expansion won’t be out until Fall ’09.

Trailer: Last Remnant

Trailer: Last Remnant

Ancient artifacts of incredible power and gigantic swords: yup, The Last Remnant has Square written all over it, but judging from this cool cinematic trailer we’re gonna buy it anyway.

Gears of War Shoe

Gears of War Shoe

Co-branding is often lame, but we’re digging this Gears of War x Globe shoe. Based on Globe’s Fusion tech skating kicks, it features a triple-layered toe cap and hidden lacing option.

Trailer: League of Legends

Trailer: League of Legends

With the help of some of the same folks who created Warcraft III’s DotA, League of Legends is a stand alone game focused around hero units that fight with other players in tournaments.

Video: LBP Calculator

Video: LBP Calculator

Little Big Planet may be annoyingly cute, but this amazing calculator shows off its engineering potential: it’s made with 610 switches, 500 wires and 430 pistons. Thanks, Devand!

Free: Shift

Free: Shift

SHIFT is somewhat like a two dimensional, spatial version of Braid; we didn’t get the whole black and white scheme until we hit our shift key. Note: also try out Shift 2. Thanks, Darnell!

Free: World Golf Tour

Free: World Golf Tour

World Golf Tour is a beautifully rendered golfing sim, all the more amazing that it’s free and playable online. Based on the Bali Hai course in Vegas, it uses Google Earth-like tech.

Red Alert 3: Superweapons

Red Alert 3: Superweapons

Red Alert 3 has no nukes due to a glitch in the time continuum, but this superweapons trailer makes up for it with all sorts of explosive goodness; thank god they kept the iron curtain.

NBA 2K9 Launch Video

NBA 2K9 Launch Video

Just in case you haven’t picked up your copy of NBA 2K9 (which arrives today), this launch trailer (go Baron!) should seal the deal: those graphics looks damn near realistic.

Flash Gear Solid VR

Flash Gear Solid VR

MGS fans will love Flash Gear Solid VR Trainer; it not only includes the much-beloved cardboard box but it can be played both top-down and from a first person view. Thanks, Ray!

Game: Quantum of Solace

Game: Quantum of Solace

Coming out two weeks before the film on 11/4, the Quantum of Solace game is looking downright fantastic, with solid, visceral takedowns and Daniel Craig’s voice to add realism.

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3RD Space Vest + WoW

3RD Space Vest + WoW

TN Games’ 3RD Space Vest is finally adding support for World of Warcraft players; the vest offers 3D “tactile sensory stimuli,” no word yet on whether the vest will Stop Poking Me.

Free: Commando 2

Free: Commando 2

With respect to our Japanese friends, Commando 2 is still a very fun, side-scrolling shooter. Packed with weapons and bosses, it’s set in World War II China during the occupation.

Trailer: Halo Wars

Trailer: Halo Wars

Although light on action, this latest cinematic trailer for Halo Wars explores a bit of the backstory to the game; it’s set at Harvest, approximately 20 years before Halo: Combat Evolved.

NWN 2: Storm of Zehir

NWN 2: Storm of Zehir

It may be nearly two years old, but Neverwinter Nights 2 still continues to see action on our PC. Above is a trailer for its expansion pack Storm of Zehir; it’ll be available Nov. 18.

Free: Ether War

Free: Ether War

Fast and furious, Ether War is an amped-up Asteroids with enemies and allies. It’s relatively short but anytime your trigger finger starts aching you know it’s a good game.

Retro Game Challenge

Retro Game Challenge

January ’09 can’t come soon enough: this trailer for Retro Game Challenge demos a gaggle of 80s-ish games; although subtly renamed by we know R.C. Pro Am when we see it!

Zune: Gears of War 2 Edition

Zune: Gears of War 2 Edition

Marrying two of its youngest franchises, Microsoft will be releasing a special edition Zune 120 for Gears of War 2 fans, with a laser-etched “Crimson Omen” and 244 bits of media.

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Video: The Sims 3

Video: The Sims 3

The Sims 3 has a lengthy behind the scenes trailer up; an expanded game world and more detailed models means you’ll get to spread your own brand of social dysfunction to an entire town.

Nintendo DSi

Nintendo DSi

The Nintendo DSi is a slimmer version of the DS; it axes the GBA slot but gets a larger 3 1/4″ screen, a 3 MP camera, built-in browser and SD slot. It’ll launch 11/1 in black and white.

Sacred 2: Fallen Angel

Sacred 2: Fallen Angel

This trailer for Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is one of our favorites; performed to music by Blind Guardian, there’s just something about smashing skeletons to rock that is oh-so righteous.

100 Game Maker Games

100 Game Maker Games

Paul Eres has put together a fantastic montage of 100 indie games developed with YoYo Games’ Game Maker application, around since 1999. Click here to see a list of the games.

Endless Zombie Rampage

Endless Zombie Rampage

Endless Zombie Rampage is a free flash game and not very complex, but the satisfying crunch of body parts and vast array of weaponry (minigun, anyone?) makes this a great time killer.

Starpex Guitar

Starpex Guitar

Tired of stock Guitar Hero and Rock Band controllers? Peak’s Starpex Guitars mimic the real thing; they’re heavier, feature muted strum buttons and get three awesome color schemes.

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