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Video: Tower Bridge Backflip

Video: Tower Bridge Backflip

Promoting Red Bull’s upcoming X-Fighters, FMX legend Robbie Madison takes on London’s Tower Bridge; not content to merely jump the span, he does a no-handed backflip.

Video: LG Chocolate BL40

Video: LG Chocolate BL40

LG’s Chocolate BL40 takes on candybar proportions with a wide 4″ 21:9 multi-touch screen; it also features LG’s Active Flash UI and features a 5 MP camera, Wi-Fi and 7.2 mbps HSDPA.

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Villains: Arkham Asylum

Villains: Arkham Asylum

Batman haters are gonna love this Arkham Asylum Villains trailer; the Dark Knight gets meets completely “bat”-tered by baddies including Poison Ivy, Killer Croc and Bane. Thanks, Thorir!

Short Film: SURFACE

Short Film: SURFACE

Varathit Uthaisri’s SURFACE is a short film that shows everyday events such as walking, cooking, and even dropping things from an unconventional perspective: below.

iPhone App: FingerBeat

iPhone App: FingerBeat
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Perfect for gettin’ an impromptu groove on, FingerBeat is a full-featured iPhone app with pitch keyboard, step sequencer, instant sampler, multi-touch mixer and voice recording.

LBP: USS Star Cruiser

LBP: USS Star Cruiser

If you liked yesterday’s LBP music video set to The Killers, USS Star Cruiser will blow you away; sure, it’s a level set in a spaceship, but is absolutely beautiful and most importantly, fun.

LBP x The Killers

LBP x The Killers

There are numerous LBP fan videos, but we like PrettyMonkeyStudio’s ode to The Killers’ “Spaceman”; it’s about an astronaut on a truly epic journey after crashlanding his rocket ship.

Debut Trailer: MechWarrior

Debut Trailer: MechWarrior

MechWarrior has been MIA from the gaming world for some time, but it’s back in a big way with this debut trailer; this in-game footage is set in a spectacularly detailed urban environment.

Gameplay: Darksiders

Gameplay: Darksiders

We finally get some gameplay footage for Darksiders; it’s both brutal and beautiful, but also reminds us of Ninja Gaiden and Prototype–not necessarily bad games to emulate.

Prime-8 Gorilla Robot

Prime-8 Gorilla Robot
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Rough and tough, Bossa Nova’s Prime-8 Gorilla Robot puts Sony’s Aibo to shame: this bipedal bruiser runs on its arms, shoots rockets, balances itself and syncs with other Prime-8s.

Don’t Quit: Uncharted 2

Don’t Quit: Uncharted 2

This latest Don’t Quit trailer for Uncharted 2 is purely cinematic, but it’s easily some of the best we’ve ever seen: both the voice acting and the animation are filled with amazing nuances.

Trailer: Evangelion 1.0

Trailer: Evangelion 1.0

Evangelion 1.0 finally makes it to the US July 17th at 77 theaters; it’s part of a four-movie arc that rebuilds the original anime with notably improved animation and faster-pacing.

Olympus: PEN Story

Olympus: PEN Story

It’s essentially an ad for their PEN cameras, but Olympus’ PEN Story itself merits a story: it’s a stop-motion video composed of 9,600 developed prints out of a total of 60,000 shots.

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Dev Reveal: Mass Effect 2

Dev Reveal: Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 2’s developers spill the beans, above; you’ll learn more about the plot, combat, space exploration and permanent consequences: characters really can die.

Video: Office 2010

Video: Office 2010

Office 2010 is expertly directed by Dennis Liu with spy/Matrix-elements, but making Microsoft cool is a Mission: Impossible task unto itself; how about two hours of Clippy death scenes?

Battle Trailer: GSB

Battle Trailer: GSB

Gratuitous Space Battles continues to light up the radar of space sim fans, so this Space Battle trailer should satisfy; we get a peek at the game’s pre-battle tactical screens.

Blu-ray: For All Mankind

Blu-ray: For All Mankind
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For All Mankind, Al Reinert’s 1989 documentary on the Apollo moon landings, comes to Blu-ray 7/14; it’s an HD digital transfer with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, NASA liftoff footage.

Mexico Builds Border Wall

Mexico Builds Border Wall

The Onion’s latest political satire video doesn’t disappoint: Mexico Builds Border Wall To Keep Out US Assholes has us rethinking our next booze-swilling expedition to Cancun.

Command & Conquer 4

Command & Conquer 4

Command & Conquer 4 is official: the classic RTS series draws to an end in 2010 with class-based gaemplay, mobile bases, persistent player progression, and 5v5 co-op multiplayer.

Video: Spherical Robot

Video: Spherical Robot

Like a hamster ball but with a Lego Mindstorms NXT inside, Nils Volker’s Spherical Robot is an exercise in gyroscopic driving: it moves by simply rotating its internal mass.

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Funny: We Gamin’

Funny: We Gamin’

Funkanomics’ We Gamin’ music video is so good at being bad that it can be hard to watch at times; still, it’s a goofy hip hop spoof stuffed to the gills with video game references.

Launch: Battlefield: 1943

Launch: Battlefield: 1943
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Now available on XBLA and PSN, Battlefield: 1943 storms the beaches in style with this launch trailer; it’s loaded with a plethora of positive quotes from the gaming press.

8 Minutes of Hurt Locker

8 Minutes of Hurt Locker

Hitting theaters nationwide 7/24, the first eight minutes of Hurt Locker are available above to whet moviegoer appetites; gritty and intense, it’s the story of a bomb disposal unit in Iraq.

Wii Remote Crane Hack

Wii Remote Crane Hack

Nintendo’s Wii has been used for some pretty wacky things, but there’s no topping this Crane Hack: yup, that’s a pair of 15 ton steel robotic claws being wielded by a Wii remote.

Trailer: Dragon Rising

Trailer: Dragon Rising

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising’s stealthy trailer is definitely a change from the guns-blazing fare we’re used to; it’s an open-world shooter a-la Far Cry 2 coming out this Fall.

Short Film: Alarm

Short Film: Alarm

Created by Korea-based animation team MESAI, Alarm is a beautifully rendered hi-def short film on the misery of waking up and the perils of the snooze button; thanks, Daniel!

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