Now available: we’ve never gotten into the Settler franchise, but Settlers 7 is a must buy for long-time Blue Byte fans; it features the three paths to victory and improved enemy AI.
Skate 3 Producer Brian Lindley shows off Skate 3’s Skate Create; it allows you to build your own skate parks using component pieces and also provides advanced camera functionality.
Our favorite bleepin’ light-controlled audio synth is back with Thingamagoop 2; it adds analog and digital oscillators, an improved speaker, and an Arduino Programmer jack.
You’re already acquainted with the women of Red Dead Redemption, so learn about the smellier, more boozed-up sex in this Gentlemen & Vagabonds trailer; it’s due out 5/18/10.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Zombies may come a bit too late for the few remaining human survivors, but for the brainless masses it’s a tasty tour of zombie types, culture, and psychology.
Created by a former South Pole cryogenics tech, Funrainium’s ChemKeg Dominator is precision drinking at its finest: with a volume of 4.3L, it’s actually a dewar–a scientific grade Thermos.
Supervillain flick Despicable Me finally reveals its dastardly plot in the nearly 3 minute trailer above; the 3D animated movie stars Steve Carrell and sneaks its way into theaters 7/9/10.
Available 5/2010: Korg’s Monotron is a pocketable Analogue Ribbon Synth that runs on two AAA batteries yet is a fully featured with VCO, VCF, and LFO controls and a ribbon keyboard.
Modern Warfare 2 fans are getting a Stimulus Package of their own; available first for the Xbox 360 and later for the PS3/PC, it’ll include five maps (two of them classic MW1 maps).
Some aspire to climb Mt. Everest or make a million bucks, but the 960-page 1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die is an aspiration that’s practical, rewarding, and frothy.
This Danger Bomb Alarm Clock might as well be renamed MacGyver’s clock; when the alarm goes off, it can only be “defused” by disconnecting the matching wire in 10 seconds.
Kill two vices with one stone (or spin) with the Drinking Roulette Set; it includes 16 shot glasses and two beads, with each cup matching to a corresponding red or black slot on the wheel.
Available 4/13/10: Dead to Rights: Retribution metes out justice in slow-mo in the trailer above; you’ll play a vice cop in a neo-noir crime drama which reboots the 2002 franchise.
You probably won’t be getting a functional Arc Reactor, but Propworx’ Iron Man Prop & Costume Auction is as real as it gets for Tony Stark fans; it’ll include 225 props from the movie.
Lost Planet 2 gets even more epic than it already is with a lengthy 4 minute Symphony of Battle trailer; set to theatrical music, it mixes cinematics and gameplay while dishing out features.
Geralt isn’t the only thing looking pretty in this debut trailer for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings; CD Projekt RED STUDIO’s action RPG has a release date tentatively set for Q1 2011.
In theaters 4/2/10: Perseus (Sam Worthington) lends a hand to his men while taking one from Calibos in this Clash of the Titans clip; best part: the Batman-esque humor at the end.
Its name is a bit bland, but CTA Digital’s Soft-football for Wii lets you get into the game (and, possibly your TV if you forget the wrist-strap) with a foam attachment for your Wii Remote.
Available on Blu-ray 3/23/10: Brothers is a modern war drama with Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire and includes an audio commentary, two featurettes, and 2.35:1 1080p encode.
There’s no release date, but we’re liking this first trailer for Shaolin; starring Andy Lau with a special appearance by Jackie Chan, it pits the Shaolin masters against feuding warlords.
It’s much shorter than a typical Planet Express delivery, but at least you’ll still be in one piece at the end of this teaser for Futurama Season 6; the cartoon comes to Comedy Central 6/24/10.
Korean western flick The Good, The Bad, The Weird swaggers into US theaters April 2010 after a successful Cannes run; it’s received praise from AICN and has an 88% freshness rating.
Eisner Award-winning comic The Invincible Iron Man is now available as an Omnibus; Volume 1 includes issues 1-19, from his fight with Ezekiel Stane to his days as a fugitive.
Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow gets an uncannily accurate 19″ figure that gets all of his characters attire and demeanor quirks; it includes an LED lantern and weighs 10 lbs.
In theaters 11/5/10: DreamWorks explores the flip-side of hero/evil villain relations with MegaMind, which stars Will Ferrell as the animated arch-enemy of Metro Man, voiced by Brad Pitt.
Consider us bitten and smitten with DBZ’s ultra-swank Venom Guitar; it features a faux snakeskin airbrushed texture, Floyd Rose bridge, gold hardware, and trademark DBZ shape.
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