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Video: Happy Up Here

Video: Happy Up Here

Fans of Space Invaders, your day has come: Rokysopp’s “Happy Up Here” music video breathes life into our favorite pixelated alien baddies, who then proceed to lay waste to a city.

Trailer: Oregon Trail

Trailer: Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail gets a proper “trail”-er: beyond the cartoony graphics, it adds new mini-games including fishing, panning for gold and berry picking; it even makes dying from dysentery look fun.

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Make: Mini Robots

Make: Mini Robots

Make Magazine’s John Park not only talks about consumer ‘bots like the Roomba but shows us how to build our own, including a solar junkbot and a more complex beetlebot.

Metal Gear Solid Touch

Metal Gear Solid Touch

Get your Snake fix on the road with Metal Gear Solid Touch, the iPhone/iPod Touch version of MGS4; coming in Spring, gameplay is a bit different but the graphics aren’t half bad.

Free: Dinowaurs

Free: Dinowaurs

One look at the brontosaurus packing a cannon on its back and we were hooked: Dinowaurs is a multiplayer artillery-based shooter with upgradable weapons and even dino clothing.

Video: Tresling

Video: Tresling

Short for Tetris and arm wrestling, “Tresling” slightly mans up the classic puzzler; movement is accomplished by overpowering your opponent while an extra button rotates pieces.

Science of Watchmen

Science of Watchmen

The Physics of Superheroes author and professor James Kakalios explains the science behind Watchmen’s Dr. Manhattan above; it’s “not strictly correct… but cool nonetheless.”

Call of Juarez: BiB

Call of Juarez: BiB

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is a prequel to the original CoJ; coming summer ’09 to PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, it’s a Wild West shooter set in the 1800s where you play two outlaw brothers.

The Onion: Apocalyptic Kids

The Onion: Apocalyptic Kids

From collecting the morning dew in human skulls to using med-packs to heal zombie bites, The Onion tackles the difficult issue of preparing our kids for a post apocalyptic future.

Mel Gibson: The Colonel

Mel Gibson: The Colonel

His outbursts have knocked him a few rungs down the cool ladder, but Mel Gibson is finger lickin’ funny with The Colonel, a KFC meets The Patriot short produced with Jimmy Kimmel.

Trailer: Dante’s Inferno

Trailer: Dante’s Inferno

This awesome trailer for Dante’s Inferno makes us wonder why more games aren’t situated in Hell; it not only overflows with maggots and demons but a nearly divine art style.

Gameplay: Comet Crash

Gameplay: Comet Crash

Oh hell yeah: Comet Crash bolsters PSN’s already healthy tower defense game lineup by adding counteroffensive attacks from the AI or–most importantly–a human player.

Launch Trailer: M. Hazard

Launch Trailer: M. Hazard

Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard gets a proper 80s-styled trailer, with mono audio, cheesy retro sound effects and even cheesier graphics; that, and Neil Patrick Harris.

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Trailer: Jumpgate Evolution

Trailer: Jumpgate Evolution

This trailer for Jumpgate: Evolution reminds us of EVE: Online, but that’s not a bad thing: more space-based MMOGs are always welcome, and this one should be out in June.

The Pale Blue Dot

The Pale Blue Dot

Carl Sagan’s prescient prose really resonates in this amazing short by Michael Marantz; it’s titled The Pale Blue Dot, after Sagan’s 1994 book and Voyager 1 photo of the same name.

Trailer: Lost Planet 2

Trailer: Lost Planet 2

Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi announces Lost Planet 2 in the rather lengthy trailer above; it’s an ice world no more with jungle climes, but we’re most excited by the co-op play.

Trailer: Overlord II

Trailer: Overlord II

Our favorite anti-hero series is back with Overlord II, due out on PS3 and Xbox 360 this June; also on the way are Overlord: Dark Legend on the Wii and Overlord: Minion for the DS.

Scared Trailer: Infamous

Scared Trailer: Infamous

The reluctant hero archetype is a tired one, but we enjoyed this “I Am Scared” trailer for Infamous; there’s a refined cinematic feel here that hopefully carries through to the actual game.

Chewbacca Cabinet Door

Chewbacca Cabinet Door

We’ve played this video a dozen times and we still can’t get enough: dude discovers his cabinet sounds like Chewbacca, saves George Lucas a million bucks on sound effects.

Killzone 2 in 4-D

Killzone 2 in 4-D

This in-engine ad for Killzone 2 doesn’t just look spiffy: Sony will be releasing a playable version called ‘Killzone in 4-D’ on PSN in March to help create buzz for the game.

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Video: Wall Street Fighter

Video: Wall Street Fighter

With players like The Fed, Dow Jones and M. Lynch, it’s the little guy who loses in Wall Street Fighter; still, kudos to CB FRESH for their creative take on the worldwide financial fiasco.

Video: The Crisis of Credit

Video: The Crisis of Credit

If the economic downturn gives you a headache, you’re not alone; Jonathan Jarvis’s animated thesis project, Crisis of Credit, seeks to explain all the financial mumbo jumbo.

The People vs. George Lucas

The People vs. George Lucas

If you liked Fanboys, get to know real Star Wars fans (and detractors) in The People vs. George Lucas, a documentary due out in 2010 which takes a grand tour of the Republic franchise.

Unravel Trailer: Singularity

Unravel Trailer: Singularity

With advanced fighter planes, psychokinetic powers and time travel, Singularity is dishing out awesome by the boatload; this Unreal Engine 3 based FPS is by Raven Software.

Video: Guard Dog

Video: Guard Dog

The next time a dog barks, it’ll be hard not to remember this Guard Dog short film by Bill Plympton; he takes us into the devoted yet slightly neurotic mind of a particularly vocal hound.

Teaser: Mass Effect 2

Teaser: Mass Effect 2

BioWare really knows how to leave us wanting more: this teaser for Mass Effect 2 not only slaps a KIA on Commander Shepherd but shows a Geth with his armor… more, please?

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