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Storm the House 3

Storm the House 3

Okay, so we cheated to get the video above, but it doesn’t make Storm the House 3 any less fun: defend against endless waves of enemies using everything from missiles to space lasers.

Mario Bros. Gypsy Jazz

Mario Bros. Gypsy Jazz

Chicago-based web dev and journalist Adrian Holovaty is also a skilled guitarist; check out this awesome gypsy jazz video with him playing the Super Mario Bros. 2 theme. Thanks, Jerry!

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Free: Grey Matter

Free: Grey Matter

Usurping bullets entirely, Grey Matter instead relies on you ramming a black dot into enemies; chaining three kills in a row nets a “Trinity Attack,” which wipes out all onscreen enemies.

Lord of the Rings: Conquest

Lord of the Rings: Conquest

Lord of the Rings: Conquest is coming early January and this trailer has us itching to kick Balrog butt. Impressive: they’ve squeezed in nearly every major LOTR character into this video.

Gatheryn MMO

Gatheryn MMO

If you’re a steampunk fan, Gatheryn is your MMO: think Jules Verne mixed with the casual atmosphere of Second Life, which means lots of wrought iron and no PVPing when it launches in 2009.

Trailer: Left 4 Dead

Trailer: Left 4 Dead
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It’s the zombie apocalypse, and we’ll be damned if we don’t get a few bites in: this stylish, fast-paced Left 4 Dead TV spot is a checklist of the co-op brawler’s braintastic features.

Final GoW2 Trailer

Final GoW2 Trailer
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Here’s one last Gears of War 2 trailer to tide you over until 11/7; it’s a fast-paced blend of cinematics and gameplay. In short, light on the exposition but heavy on the explosions.

Free: Nile Online

Free: Nile Online

Nile Online is an Egyptian empire builder by Tilted Mills; you’re in charge of a city which grows continuously, so it’s fun to check in every few hours to see how your empire is doing.

Fallout 3 Statue

Fallout 3 Statue
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Don’t be fooled by the diminutive size of the photo above; this Brotherhood of Steel statue for Fallout 3 stands nearly 8 feet tall. Curiously, you’ll need to bid on it through Sam’s Club.

Monsterpocalypse

Monsterpocalypse

Tabletop gamers, rejoice: Monsterpocalypse is a fully-fleshed out gaming system with plenty of giant mecha and kaiju; they even have nuke reactors and highrises to demolish.

Ad: Lightsaber Duels

Ad: Lightsaber Duels
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The Nunchuck as a Lightsaber is as natural as bees on honey, but this Lightsaber Duels ad is packed with so much nerd repartee that you’ll either LOL or throw your Wii Remote at the TV.

Prince of Persia, 1985

Prince of Persia, 1985

Original Prince of Persia fans are in for a treat: this recently uncovered video from 1985 shows creator Jordan Mechner’s little brother serving as an animation reference for the game.

Killzone 2: Helghan Trailer

Killzone 2: Helghan Trailer
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Amidst all the Fallout 3 and Resistance 2 news, we didn’t forget Killzone 2: it’s got a sweet new trailer out that focuses on our favorite fascist red-eyed baddies, the Helghast.

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Total War Campaign Mode

Total War Campaign Mode
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With each trailer, Empire: Total War grows more epic; this one covers the campaign mode and stretches from the French to the American Revolutions; the game comes out 2/09.

Free: Zombie Baseball

Free: Zombie Baseball

Zombie Baseball combines two American pastimes: baseball and beheading the undead. Rapunzel lofts pitches from above while you slug it out below, with bonus points for decapitation.

Space Invaders Cufflinks

Space Invaders Cufflinks
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We really dig these Space Invaders Cufflinks; they’re simple and straightforward, made with sterling silver and feature a mirror-polish base. The invaders themselves are menacing in matte.

Gene Simmons Axe Guitar

Gene Simmons Axe Guitar
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Gene Simmons is our hero–guitar hero, that is. This Axe Guitar (Wii, PS3/PS2) works with both GH and RB and takes badassery to a whole new level; its got both a strum and whammy bar.

Fallout Retrospective

Fallout Retrospective
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With Fallout 3 in stores today, bone up on your post-nucular mythology with this Retrospective trailer by GameTrailers.com; it runs 15 minutes and does have some spoilers.

Free: Physics Invader

Free: Physics Invader

Physics Invader may not look like much at first, but it’s actually been coded to simulate physical laws, complete with falling debris that can block your shots (and act as impromptu shields).

Guitar Hero All-Star Ad

Guitar Hero All-Star Ad
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We’re man enough to confess our man crushes, but this Guitar Hero: World Tour ad is almost too much; it’s got Tony Hawk, Michael Phelps, A-Rod and Kobe doing Risky Business in their skivvies.

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X3: Terran Conflict

X3: Terran Conflict
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It’s been two years since the X3 series has seen an update; X3: Terran Conflict is available at Steam as a standalone expansion, and judging from the sweet trailer above it’s a winner.

Logitech Guitar Hero

Logitech Guitar Hero
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Logitech has finally weighed in with its own wireless Guitar Hero controller, and it’s a looker: materials include a rosewood fingerboard and metal frets. Also: a Neck Slider for World Tour.

Video: Big Bang Mini

Video: Big Bang Mini
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Add Big Bang Mini to your “play while drunk” list: it’s a crazed version of Galaga, with 100 levels of clowns, monkeys and superheroes that explode like a mega July 4th/New Year’s party.

Red Alert 3 Babes

Red Alert 3 Babes
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You’ve likely caught glimpses of those smokin’ Red Alert 3 babes, but EA has finally done us a favor and combined them onto a single wallpaper. Waging war is officially teh sex.

Red Alert 3: Units

Red Alert 3: Units
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This latest gameplay trailer for Red Alert 3 gives a sneak peek into its many new units; Tanya apparently time travels, but there’s nothing more badass than the Empire’s Shogun Executioner.

Dead Space: Dying Video

Dead Space: Dying Video
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Spoiler alert: this ten minute Dead Space video is packed with all the myriad ways you can die in the game; if you don’t feel like hurling your previous meal, take a pass.

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