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Driver Trailer: NFS SHIFT

Driver Trailer: NFS SHIFT

This Driver Profile trailer for Need for Speed SHIFT plays like a high octane movie trailer; it repeatedly bashes you over the head with badges you can earn, yet hurts so good.

CarboPouch Beer Pouch

CarboPouch Beer Pouch

To be filed in the “Why the heck not?” category: CarboPouch is a pouch with cap and spout that lets draft brewers fill beer on-site with no headspace and no change in flavor.

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Bumblebee Voice Mixer

Bumblebee Voice Mixer
$40  Buy Comment

In the movie, it was always Bumblebee trying to sound human–but this Bumblebee Voice Mixer and Helmet will remix your voice with six different music styles; Autobots, get jiggy!

Free: HoverKart

Free: HoverKart

Get 7 of your friends or randomly join a game for instant MarioKart-style racing with HoverKart, which includes 20 tracks; note: if you FAIL at driving like we do, try out the tutorial first.

Kyoukagaikokaku Zero

Kyoukagaikokaku Zero

We’re unfamiliar with Kakugo no Susume (one of anime/manga’s most violent series), but this Kyoukagaikokaku Zero figure is pure badass; it’s a poseable figure with die-cast parts.

Leather Beer Holsters

Leather Beer Holsters
$125  Buy Comment

Being a quick-draw ensured your survival in the Wild West, but these Leather Beer Holsters just ensure a quick trip under the table; they’re custom made to fit your waist/beer belly.

DVD: Macho Madness

DVD: Macho Madness
$35  Buy Comment

Macho Madness: The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection is a 3-DVD set that spans two decades of one of pro-wrestling’s most controversial figures and includes his most intense matchups.

Preview: Ghostbusters

Preview: Ghostbusters
$30-$60  Buy Comment

Available 6/16, check out this preview for the Ghostbusters game; it introduces you as the fifth Ghostbuster, talks about the various weapons/tools and shows off plenty of gameplay.

DeLeón Tequila

DeLeón Tequila
$135-$150  Buy Comment

Beyond DeLeón Tequila’s packaging–the metal top is hand-carved by rock-and-roll jewelry designer Bill Wall–it’s also an ultra-smooth, 7,500 ft. tequila designed to be savored neat.

iPhone App: iSamurai

iPhone App: iSamurai
$0.99  Buy Comment

We’ve seen swordplay iPhone apps before, but iSamurai communicates with your opponent’s iPhone via Wi-Fi to (semi) accurately produce sword strike and block sounds.

Gundam Zippo Lighters

Gundam Zippo Lighters

Whether you support the Earth Federation or the Principality of Zeon, Zippo’s got you covered; they’re releasing two special edition lighters in celebration of Gundam’s 30th anniversary.

Free: Little Wheel

Free: Little Wheel

Little Wheel may be a linear game, but it’s fantastically done: it’s a robot story with a steampun graphics and a jazzy soundtrack; we only wish it were longer. Full walkthrough above.

Trailer: Anatomy of a Nuke

Trailer: Anatomy of a Nuke

Killzone 2’s Flash & Thunder DLC gets a 1 million SPF reveal with this drill sergeant-led Nuke trailer; you, too will learn how to dress up atomic blasts like a trailer park girl on prom night.

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Pirates vs. Ninjas Checkers

Pirates vs. Ninjas Checkers
$125  Buy Comment

Real Pirates and Ninjas wouldn’t settle their ages-old rivalry with a game, but this hand-painted checkers set keeps flesh wounds to a minimum; also available: ninja and pirate-only sets.

RoboCar

RoboCar
~$6,100  Buy Comment

It resembles Disney’s Cars, but ZMP Inc’s RoboCar is designed (and priced) for academic use; it’s a Linux-powered robotics platform with stereo CCD cameras and image recognition.

Glengoyne 40 Year Old

Glengoyne 40 Year Old
~$5,000  Buy Comment

The oldest highland single malt whisky from Glengoyne Distillery, the Glengoyne 40 Year Old is also the priciest at nearly $5,000; it’ll be limited to 250 hand-blown crystal decanters.

Trailer: Homefront

Trailer: Homefront

This story for Homefront is a bit of a stretch–North Korea invades the USA–but just might work; the graphics in the trailer look sweet and it’s being written by the guy who did Red Dawn.

StarCraft PaperCraft Kit

StarCraft PaperCraft Kit

Because a thousand Zergling cranes can’t be bad: Leon Gaban has put together a StarCraft PaperCraft Kit with dozens of origami instructions; also check out the Flickr gallery here.

iPhone App: bChamp

iPhone App: bChamp

It won’t turn you into a real beatboxer, but bChamp is an iPhone app that gives you the next best thing by translating your “k”, “b” and “t” into snare, kickdrum and hi-hat sounds.

Corzo Personalized Labels

Corzo Personalized Labels
Free  Buy Comment

Corzo literally has a bottle of tequila with your name on it with their Personalized Metal Labels; they’ll be delivered to you free of charge and will fit any Classic, Reposado or Anejo bottle.

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Assassin’s Creed 2: Ezio

Assassin’s Creed 2: Ezio
~$116  Buy Comment

Most collector’s editions are so-so, but the UK and Australia-only Black Edition of Assassin’s Creed 2 includes a kickass Ezio figurine, 64-page artbook and full game soundtrack.

Jimmy Fallon x Project Natal

Jimmy Fallon x Project Natal

Easily the most gamer-friendly talk show host, Jimmy Fallon demos Project Natal; the clip above is both fun and funny, but like Jimmy we’d love to have one to take home now.

Ty Ku Sake Bomb Kit

Ty Ku Sake Bomb Kit
$24  Buy Comment

The fine art of sake bombing goes upscale with this Ty Ku Sake Bomb Kit; it includes 750ml of Ty Ku’s Super Premium Junmai Ginju Sake, two black cups and four stirrers.

Video Game Pixel Poster

Video Game Pixel Poster

Quite possibly the coolest gamer poster ever, Edge magazine subscribers will get this video game poster; we see everything from Pac-Man and Katamari to Street Fighter and Doom.

Levitron Revolution

Levitron Revolution

The Levitron Revolution is simply the sweetest way to display your collectibles, ever: it levitates objects up to 4 ounces above a stand with LED spotlights and is due out this Christmas.

CoD WaW: Zombie Swamp

CoD WaW: Zombie Swamp

If you’re tired of killing Nazi Zombies, Call of Duty: World at War’s Map Pack 2 drops today (6/11); this Shi No Numa trailer shows off a new co-op map nicknamed the Zombie Swamp.

iPhone Stencil Kit

iPhone Stencil Kit
$17  Buy Comment

If you’re up to your ears in Objective-C programming iPhone apps, this Stencil Kit is perfect for sketching out UI prototypes; it’s gorgeously made from precision cut stainless steel.

Free: Vector Boom

Free: Vector Boom

Vector Boom is a 2D space shooter with a twist: aside from upgrades, your primary weapon is essentially an expanding blast radius, limited by the amount of time you take to charge it.

App: iShot Machine

App: iShot Machine
$1.99  Buy Comment

iShot Machine takes the best vices of Vegas (liquor and gambling) and combines them into a drink-dispensing slot machine; simply shake it and randomly get one of 3,000 shot recipes.

Global Agenda: No Elves

Global Agenda: No Elves

We fear this may be the beginning of an epic battle (think Pirates vs. Ninjas), but let’s just say that Global Agenda’s No Elves trailer fires the first salvo in the great Elves vs. Snipers war.

Trailer: Edge of Twilight

Trailer: Edge of Twilight

While there’s no gameplay in this Edge of Twilight trailer, we like its ominous, intensely atmospheric feel; it’s a third-person steampunk fantasy platformer due out third quarter 2009.

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