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Trailer: Mad World

Trailer: Mad World
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Mad World has a bloody comic book style that reminds us of Frank Miller’s Sin City; what amazes us is that this gritty game is for the Wii, created by Japanese devs for a U.S. audience.

Concept: Vintage Wii Mod

Concept: Vintage Wii Mod

Our biggest complaint with the Wii’s white plastic controllers is how dirty they get over time; Joe D’s Vintage Wii Mod concept addresses this with a swank woodgrain on black color scheme.

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Mortal Kombat vs. DC

Mortal Kombat vs. DC

It’s short, but sweet: this latest teaser for the upcoming Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is all sorts of awesome. You know life is good whenever Batman gets to slap around Sub-Zero.

Tiger Woods Jesus Walk

Tiger Woods Jesus Walk
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Proof that companies have a sense of humor: above is EA’s response to a user who YouTube’d a video showing a Tiger Woods PGA Tour glitch where players could walk on water.

Trailer: Need For Speed

Trailer: Need For Speed
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If you think the Need For Speed: Undercover trailer reeks of Fast and Furious, you’re not alone. It splices in game footage with live actors, including Balls of Fury babe Maggie Q.

Trailer: Jumpgate Evolution

Trailer: Jumpgate Evolution

Jumpgate Evolution’s trailer has a creepy middle eastern soundtrack and frenetic drumbeats that are ripped right from Battlestar Galactica, but we’re still hot for this MMO due out in 2009.

Trailer: Warhammer Online

Trailer: Warhammer Online
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Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning has one heckuva cinematic trailer out. The quality is reminiscent of scenes from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, which is never a bad thing.

Trailer: Red Alert 3 Cast

Trailer: Red Alert 3 Cast
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Our inner nerd is jumping with glee: this trailer for Red Alert 3 sheds light on its cast and campy humor. Any game that squeezes in George Takei, Tim Curry and Jenny McCarthy gets our vote.

Ms. Pac-Man Poster

Ms. Pac-Man Poster
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Inspired by retro memorabilia of the 80s, Jonathan Ball crafted this super cool Ms. Pac-Man poster with Blender. It’s the same open-source package used for Big Buck Bunny.

Sony PSP-3000

Sony PSP-3000
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Sony has officially announced the PSP-3000, to be released on October 14th. Improvements include a glare reducing transflective screen, built-in mic and new PS button.

The Force Unleashed Demo

The Force Unleashed Demo
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The trailer above for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed makes being bad look oh-so fun. You won’t have to wait long: on 8/23, PS3 and Xbox360 owners can get the demo.

MartinBauer Pool Table

MartinBauer Pool Table
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MartinBauer’s Tournament Pool Table ditches wood in favor of a metal truss structure with LED lighting. It’s not just for show: the materials are high quality, with Italian slate and German bumpers.

Yggdra Union Preorder

Yggdra Union Preorder
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The PSP remake of the highly addictive Yggdra Union is getting a pretty sweet preorder bonus: GameStop is throwing in a a hefty 56-track CD with music from the game.

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Trailer: Far Cry 2

Trailer: Far Cry 2
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It’s been way too long since the original Far Cry, so we’re chomping at the bit to try out Far Cry 2. It looks to continue the mercenary plot line, this time in Africa. Release date is Octoberish.

Retro Space Arcade Machine

Retro Space Arcade Machine

Designed by Martijn Koch, Retro Space is as much a functional arcade cabinet as it is an homage to years past, drawing cues from Pong, Pacman and other famous arcade machines.

Trailer: NBA 2K9

Trailer: NBA 2K9
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Basketball games have come a long way on the consoles, enough so we had to do a double-take on this NBA 2K9 teaser. It’ll be on store shelves in October for Xbox 360, PS3 and PS2.

Bionic Commando: Rearmed

Bionic Commando: Rearmed
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We’ve been craving a classic side scroller shoot ’em up, and Bionic Commando: Rearmed answers the call. This game ain’t weak sauce–it’s tough–but it does have co-op play. Soundtrack is here.

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Check out these screens from Eidos’ upcoming Batman: Arkham Asylum game: man are those visuals smokin’ (in a dark, gritty way)! A cross platformer, it’s for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC owners.

Guitar Hero: Chris Chike

Guitar Hero: Chris Chike

We can’t help but draw comparisons between South Park’s prescient Guitar Queero episode and Chris Chike, but the latter is the real deal: a true Guitar Hero in our midst.

Trailer: Crysis Wars

Trailer: Crysis Wars
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We’ve just learned that Crysis Warhead also comes with a multiplayer component called Crysis Wars; the explosion-laden trailer above has us sold. Not bad for an expansion pack.

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Spore Goes Gold

Spore Goes Gold
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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
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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.

Castlevania Notebook

Castlevania Notebook
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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