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BOOMBOX: 100 Days

BOOMBOX: 100 Days

Mad props to dancin’ fool Ely Kim: BOOMBOX is a nearly 10 minute video of Ely as he gets jiggy over 100 days to 100 songs in 100 locations; read the comments here for the playlist.

Free: ROM Check Fail

Free: ROM Check Fail

ROM Check Fail is an awesome remix of a dozen arcade classics, presented in an unpredictable, seizure inducing frenzy of 8-bit mayhem; it’s available both for Windows and Linux.

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Trailer: Battle for Terra

Trailer: Battle for Terra

The humans are the bad guys in Battle for Terra, an animated flick due out May 1st that pits us against some uber cutesy aliens; the plot is a mashup of Titan A.E., Wall-E and A Bug’s Life.

Apocrypha Intro: EVE

Apocrypha Intro: EVE

A haunting soundtrack, epic spaceship-filled vistas and the occasional Star Wars-style screen wipe: this intro does a good job selling EVE Online’s Apocrypha expansion, due out 3/10.

Night at the Museum 2

Night at the Museum 2

Night at the Museum 2 may not be sophisticated comedy, but there’s just something about historical figures, dinosaurs and biplanes lose in the Smithsonian that makes us grin ear to ear.

Campaign Trailer: RA3

Campaign Trailer: RA3

Red Alert 3: Uprising producer Mical Pedriana narrates this Campaign Trailer; look forward to a gothic-themed Soviet campaign and a full-scale Japanese rebellion for the Allies.

Short Film: Aakraman

Short Film: Aakraman

Beautifully rendered in black and white, Aakraman is about the horrors of war; it’s created by Abhishek Joshi, whose own home country of Nepal is presently wracked by civil war.

Dead Space: Extraction

Dead Space: Extraction

Wii owners with a hankering for polymorphic alien infestations won’t have to wait much longer: Dead Space:Extraction is a FPS prequel of the original and will be on shelves Fall 2009.

Movie Spoilers: Oscar Edition

Movie Spoilers: Oscar Edition

Our favorite cinematic spoilsports, The Fine Brothers, return for an encore performance: Movie Spoilers: Oscar Edition is an Academy Award-worthy followup to 100 Movie Spoilers.

Skynet Research

Skynet Research

Let the viral marketing begin: Skynet Research is fictional site promoting Terminator: Salvation, and is filled with all manner of robot products, testimonials and even a Facebook group.

Video: It’s Your Ride

Video: It’s Your Ride

Directed by Daniel Leeb and sponsored by Hutchinson tires, It’s Your Ride follows two urban bicyclists as they meander throughout the city; he used a Varicam with 35mm Zeiss lenses.

Trailer: Transformers 2

Trailer: Transformers 2

Put those dramamine pills away: above is the official, non-shaky cam trailer for Transformers 2. It expands on the teaser, with more robots, more boom, and more holy awesome.

Free: The Space Game

Free: The Space Game

The Space Game is a simpler, space-going version of Harvest, both of which are a variant of Tower Defense style games that rely on energy relays and resource extraction.

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Short Film: Hemlock

Short Film: Hemlock

A steampunkish, tragic take on the search for the Fountain of Youth, Tyson Ibele’s Hemlock is an animated short film filled with spastic, unnerving energy and excellent sound effects.

WiC: Soviet Assault

WiC: Soviet Assault
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Alternate reality Cold War RTS World in Conflict is getting an expansion pack called Soviet Assault; the Berlin 1989 trailer above is finely capped off with the voice acting of Alec Baldwin.

Ultimate Genesis Collection

Ultimate Genesis Collection
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Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection compiles over 40 classic titles from the Sega Genesis era and spit shines them with an HD polish; it’s available now for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

SNL: Wii Guys

SNL: Wii Guys

Sure, lewd jokes about the Wii controller aren’t exactly original or particularly sophisticated, but the inclusion of Alec Baldwin in SNL’s Wii Guys was a masterful stroke.

2009 Trailer: RE 5

2009 Trailer: RE 5
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This latest 2009 trailer for Resident Evil 5 is our favorite thus far; it does a fantastic job showing that the real villains aren’t zombies or monsters but good ol’ scheming humans.

Impress Flexible Display

Impress Flexible Display

A departure from stiff touchscreens, Impress uses an array of force sensors under squishy foam that adds another dimension to touch interactions: it detects pressure intensity.

Trailer: God of War III

Trailer: God of War III

This aptly named Epic Scale trailer for God of War III shows two things: Kratos going on a bloody warpath and a sweeping sense of scale as he fights on a Titan.

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Wanted: Beyond-the-Film

Wanted: Beyond-the-Film

This Beyond-the-Film video for Wanted explains the relationship between Mark Millar’s original comic and the 2008 film; fittingly, gameplay is interwoven with gorgeous art from the book.

Video: Satellite Collision

Video: Satellite Collision

Journalists have been abuzz over Tuesday’s Iridium and Russian satellite collision; Analytical Graphics (AGI) has released a video showing the impact and subsequent debris clouds.

Video: The Rundle Lantern

Video: The Rundle Lantern

The Rundle Lantern is an array of 748 solar-powered LED panels installed on 9 floors of an Adelaide, Australia parking lot and will run from 8pm-midnight daily; look for the Cylon eye!

Free: 8-Bit Watchmen

Free: 8-Bit Watchmen

Hype for the Watchmen continues, but we ain’t complaining: this time we get a Watchmen game with Double Dragon-era graphics; go here and then click on the arcade machine.

Vistas Trailer: Fuel

Vistas Trailer: Fuel

Most racing games focus on showing off their vehicles, but Fuel’s Vistas trailer is all about the course: full day-night cycles, weather effects and an astounding 8.7k sq. miles of terrain.

DoW2: Real Life Rhino

DoW2: Real Life Rhino

Whoever is marketing Dawn of War II deserves a raise: THQ takes a 1960s-era British APC, turns it into a Space Marines Rhino, and crushes a few hapless hatchbacks just for kicks.

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