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Video: The Early Sheets

Video: The Early Sheets

Though not quite as technically amazing as 8-Bit Trip, The Early Sheets has a much catchier tune and storyline; it follows a character as he escapes from the 2D world to the real world.

Video: 8-Bit Trip

Video: 8-Bit Trip

8-Bit Trip is a music video by Swedish band Rymdreglage made entirely out of LEGO bricks and filmed in stop motion; it pays homage to Pong, Pac-Man, Mario Bros and more.

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Video: SIEGFRIED

Video: SIEGFRIED

Richard Wagner’s Siegfried opera gets a jaw-dropping modern makeover with over 5 hours of video played through 14 simultaneous projectors; it debuted June 2008 in Valencia, Spain.

JumpTrumpRumpBump

JumpTrumpRumpBump

It’s fairly slow-paced, but JumpTrumpRumpBump’s trippy plot, jazzy music, and funky animations make up for it; each frame literally looks like a standalone art piece.

Music: Metroid Metal VS

Music: Metroid Metal VS

Available for pre-order: Metroid Metal Varia Suite is classic Metroid music played by a real band; they’ll debut live at PAX, with the official release set for 9/8/09.

Warrior: Brutal Legend

Warrior: Brutal Legend

Filled with rockin’ music set to equally rockin’ visuals, this Brutal Warrior trailer for Brutal Legend has us totally sold on the game; bonus points for the metal spider and Ozzy cameo.

Abbey Road Remastered

Abbey Road Remastered

Due out 9/9/09, Abbey Road Remastered is the result of a four year effort that used new tech alongside vintage equipment; the result is the highest fidelity Beatles catalog ever.

Funny: Hit and Run Hula

Funny: Hit and Run Hula

Flash mobs can be annoying, but nobody can turn down Hawaiian music: staged by a San Francisco hula school, the Hit and Run Hula troupe does exactly that at an Apple Store.

Music: Ursa Major

Music: Ursa Major

Available 8/18/09: Ursa Major is Third Eye Blind’s first album in six years and an independent release to boot; it’s received mix reviews, but should be familiar fun for loyal fans.

DBH KISS T-shirts

DBH KISS T-shirts

The winners of Design By Humans’ KISS t-shirt competition have been announced: DBH goes trendy with KISS ALIVE, while KISS itself stays traditional with All American Rock’N’Roll.

The Ballad of G.I. Joe

The Ballad of G.I. Joe

Funny or Die’s The Ballad of G.I. Joe is instant internet gold; it’s a lonely cowboy paean to not-so-real American heroes, with appearances by Sgt. Slaughter and Julianne Moore.

A Video Game Quintet

A Video Game Quintet

A Video Game Quintet is awesome overload, with cosplaying, interpretive dance and homages to Zelda, Pokemon, Tetris, Super Mario and even Pong; PS: epic Halo solo at 1:55.

Guitar Hero x Rubik’s Cube

Guitar Hero x Rubik’s Cube

Watch as 15 year-old Julian simultaneously plays Guitar Hero on expert and solves Rubik’s Cubes; sure, he “only” gets 77% on GH, but he easily puts our multitasking skills to shame.

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Video: Lucky

Video: Lucky

Set to All India Radio’s chill/ambient beats, Lucky is a fantastic light writing video with great color and just a touch of humor; it was created in six months by Dee Pee Studios. Thanks, John!

Woodstock: 40 Years On

Woodstock: 40 Years On

Woodstock: 40 Years On is a comprehensive 77-song, six-CD set in chronological order of performance; it includes 38 unreleased recordings and Yasgur’s legendary breakfast speech.

Video: Birdy Nam Nam

Video: Birdy Nam Nam

It’s complete nonsense, but what beautiful nonsense it is: Birdy Nam Nam puts Daft Punk and Heavy Metal in a blender and spits out robots, sneakers, sugar cubes and sarcophagi.

Video: Wi-Fi Symphony

Video: Wi-Fi Symphony

Blind Ear Music’s Wi-Fi Symphony is remarkable not just because it’s run wirelessly via a system of laptops; the composer is dynamically creating music using real musicians in real-time.

Video: Pentatonic Audience

Video: Pentatonic Audience

It may look orchestrated, but Bobby McFerrin is demonstrating how people intuitively sing notes on the pentatonic scale, using little more than his jumping to dictate relative pitch.

DJ Hero Renegade

DJ Hero Renegade

DJ Hero Renegade Edition is pricey, but intriguing: you’ll get a black/gold premium controller, a case that turns into a DJ stand, and a 2-CD pack with unreleased Jay-Z/Eminem tracks.

Free: Music Catch

Free: Music Catch

Short but sweet, Music Catch is a free consumption-style game (think flOw) with a catch: it’s set to an utterly mesmerizing piano song which is cued to match the pace of the game.

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Combat: Brutal Legend

Combat: Brutal Legend

We finally get some decent gameplay footage of Jack Black/Eddie Rigs in this Combat trailer for Brutal Legend; it looks totally metal, with axe swingin’, riff power-ups and more.

Video: JK Wedding Dance

Video: JK Wedding Dance

You’ve likely seen the JK Wedding Dance unless you live under a rock, but it’s worth a replay: “Forever” doesn’t sound all that bad after watching this ceremony. Thanks, everyone!

iLuv iEA15 Adapter

iLuv iEA15 Adapter

iLuv’s iA15 adapter lets iPhone and iPod owners use their own headphones; it’s an in-line remote with built-in mic, VoiceOver support for shuffle and Voice Control for iPhone 3GS.

Star Wars: In Concert

Star Wars: In Concert

The Force is strong with Star Wars: In Concert; John Williams’ legendary music will be performed by a full orchestra and choir in front of a 3-story hi-def screen playing movie footage. Thanks, Evan!

Coldplay: Strawberry Swing

Coldplay: Strawberry Swing

Directed by Shynola, the music video for Coldplay’s Strawberry Swing is some of the slickest stop motion we’ve ever seen–this despite being coated with chalk dust. Thanks, Travis!

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