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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
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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!

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Zune: Gears of War 2 Edition

Zune: Gears of War 2 Edition
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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.

Video: The Sims 3

Video: The Sims 3
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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
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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
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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.

Trailer: Faith City

Trailer: Faith City
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This latest “Faith City” trailer for Mirror’s Edge focuses on the classic security vs. freedom debate. It’s a cell-shaded masterpiece, enough so we wish the actual game looked like this.

WaW Collector’s Edition

WaW Collector’s Edition
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The canteen and metal box aren’t anything special, but one week’s worth of Double XP for buyers of Call of Duty: World at War Collector’s Edition may make it worth it for some.

Trailer: Damnation

Trailer: Damnation

Mixing steampunk with concepts of verticality, we’re really looking forward to Damnation. It’s a cross between Dark Void and Mirror’s Edge, so expect to do a lot of jumping and climbing.

Free: light-Bot

Free: light-Bot

Don’t have money for a Femisapien? light-Bot is a free puzzle game with a simple premise: program a robot to move across a grid in the most efficient way possible (hint: use functions).

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MotorStorm: Pacific Rift

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift
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One look at the “Crash Carnage” label for this MotorStorm: Pacific Rift trailer and we knew it was pure gold; it makes road rage on a Los Angeles freeway look like a ballerina class.

Trailer: EndWar

Trailer: EndWar
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This latest “Combat Chain” trailer for Tom Clancy’s WW3 RTS, End War, briefs players on various unit classes. Not much gameplay, but you won’t have to wait long: it’s coming 11/4.

Free: Lightsaber Unleashed

Free: Lightsaber Unleashed

Pulled once by Apple, iPhone app Phonesaber is now back and fully legal. Renamed Lightsaber Unleashed, it’s being offered for free to promote The Force Unleashed.

Halo 3: Keep It Clean

Halo 3: Keep It Clean

After a cryptic countdown, Bungie revealed the teaser above for Halo 3: Keep It Clean; looming over a futuristic city suffering a disaster, it’s an expansion pack for Halo’s campaign mode.

Gameplay: Resistance 2

Gameplay: Resistance 2
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Resistance 2 has a slew of new gameplay videos out; our favorite one has the player trying to take out a massive Chimera Goliath. Be sure to stop by Joystiq to see the rest of them!

Trailer: Winterbottom

Trailer: Winterbottom

Coming out of USC’s Interactive Media unit, The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom is like Braid on crack. If you’ve ever wanted to literally kick your own ass, you can do it here.

Wario Land: Shake It

Wario Land: Shake It
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This is not your standard YouTube video: this ad for Wario Land: Shake It is pure genius. We’ll leave out the details for you, but let’s just say your GUI elements don’t stand a chance.

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Tank Universal

Tank Universal
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We were never big fans of Tron, but indie-developed Tank Universal gives those neon polygons a nice coat of glow paint with particle effects and 20 levels of tank-on-tank combat.

Gameplay: Fracture

Gameplay: Fracture
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Fracture’s deformable terrain makes us wonder if it’s a one trick pony, but this gameplay demo shows off some of the coolest weapons we’ve seen since Half Life 2’s Gravity Gun.

Free: Lock’s Quest

Free: Lock’s Quest

This is a free flash port of Lock’s Quest; defend your base against increasingly difficult waves of Clockwork baddies, all the while upgrading and repairing to stay alive. Thanks, Blake!

Trailer: Battle Fantasia

Trailer: Battle Fantasia
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We frankly have no idea what they’re saying or what the heck they’re wearing, but Battle Fantasia’s superpowers and combos bring back fond memories of days spent in arcades.

Manhattan Pool Table

Manhattan Pool Table
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Brunswick Billiards’ Manhattan Pool Table is designed for the billiard elite, with Ebony or Mother Of Pearl sights, 1″ slate and stainless steel legs. Available in both 9 ft and 8 ft. sizes.

Free: Mallet Mania

Free: Mallet Mania

Mallet Mania is a simple golf/putting game which is perhaps why it’s so addictive; sharp graphics reminiscent of Q*Bert and innovative levels make this a great time waster at work.

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