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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.

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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!

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).

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.

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.

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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.

Burnout Paradise Bikes Pack

Burnout Paradise Bikes Pack

It’s hard not to get excited about Burnout Paradise’s Bikes Pack: two bikes to start (w/ more on the way), nighttime racing, 70 new bike challenges, and all of it for free later this month.

Space Siege

Space Siege

Gas Powered Games’ action/RPG Space Siege is now available. You defend a colony ship after a massive attack on Earth. The graphics aren’t top notch, but you do get to blow up lots of alien baddies.

David Blaine Split Spades

David Blaine Split Spades

Magicians swear by the quality of their deck, and it doesn’t get better than David Blaine. His Split Spades Lion Deck is durable, fanning and handling like new despite heavy use.

Legendary Preorder Bonus

Legendary Preorder Bonus

If werewolves, griffins, and weird frog-looking demons are your thing, Gamecock Media’s upcoming Legendary (9/30) is including a graphic novel and DVD for any preorders.

Opus Foosball Table

Opus Foosball Table

Best. Foosball. Ever. ELEVEN FORTY’s Opus Foosball table is the ultimate in bespoke party games: everything, from the type of wood to the microcast heads and bodies is custom-made.

Geometry Wars 2

Geometry Wars 2

Geometry Wars is one of those games that hurts you real good with visuals. Geometry Wars 2 is now out at XBLA, and remixes the original game + five new modes + 4-player multiplayer. PS3?

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Wolfenstein Trailer

Wolfenstein Trailer

Joystiq has an awesome trailer of Wolfenstein up (just click the pic above). It’s being developed by Raven, the same crew that brought us Jedi Knight II and Quake 4. Warning: gore.

SimCity Creator Screenshots

SimCity Creator Screenshots

If thoughts of rampaging robots, fiery meteors and ginormous hands of death don’t get you excited, we can’t save you. EA has fresh screens for their upcoming (9/08) Wii-only SimCity Creator.

Dead Space Trailer

Dead Space Trailer

EA’s third-person space zombie shooter is getting a gory animated movie prequel. Titled Dead Space: Downfall, it’s slated for a DVD/Blu-ray release alongside the game in October ’08.

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