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Fight Night Round 4

Fight Night Round 4

Fight Night Round 4’s trailer is an aspiring boxer’s dream, pitting Muhammad Ali against Mike Tyson; imaginary matchups aside, it’ll feature more realistic knockouts and fighting styles.

Free: Frost Bite 2

Free: Frost Bite 2

A less violent, more vertically oriented version of Bionic Commando, Frost Bite 2 uses a grappling hook that lets you catapult your way up walls and cliffs; it also doubles as a weapon.

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Intro: Skate 2

Intro: Skate 2

Skate 2’s intro movie is a who’s who of pro skateboarders, with everyone from Rob Dyrdek and Big Black to Jerry Hsu; it’s pretty well directed, even with the quirky prison setting.

Video: Gotland Ring

Video: Gotland Ring

With a spaghetti western setup followed by trippy euro beats, Anders Backman’s video of the Gotland Ring in Sweden is pure automotive sex; Lambos and Porsches never looked so good.

Video: The Mactini

Video: The Mactini

As much as we love our iPods and MacBooks, this Mactini commercial had us in stitches; it’s a skit from the BBC’s Peter Serafinowicz Show and part of his Christmas special.

Video: Veni Vidi Vici

Video: Veni Vidi Vici

The University of Hertfordshire must be cloning brilliant digital artists, because Veni Vidi Vici not only has the looks but the humor meets heartwarming plot of a Pixar short.

Trailer: Mafia II

Trailer: Mafia II
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Like GTA IV sans any pretenses of doing good, we hope Mafia II will be half as fun as the premier trailer above; it’s a nice 50s pastiche of car chases, gunfights and Little Richard.

Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2

Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2

Available 12/18 in Japan (Q1, USA), Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2 may be the bastard child of two franchises, but hordes of enemies + mecha + tweaked AI = one sexy bastard.

Hexabot Robot Chair

Hexabot Robot Chair

It may not be a speed demon, but this six-legged Hexabot chair may be ideal for career couch potatoes; it was constructed by CMU student Rich Pantaleo for his final course project.

Trailer: God of War 3

Trailer: God of War 3

We’re skeptical about God of War 3’s “Everything must come to an end” tagline (profit equals endless sequels), but Kratos packin’ a pair of armored wolf gloves is pure awesome.

Music Video: Money

Music Video: Money

Filled to the brim with agitprop, Money is a starstudded collab (David Byrne, Chuck D, N.A.S.A.) that becomes particularly potent when mixed with the artwork of Shepard Fairey.

Trailer: Brutal Legend

Trailer: Brutal Legend

Fans of the 80s cult classic cartoon Heavy Metal, your time has come: Jack Black plays lead in Brutal Legend, an action/adventure game that mixes hard rock with Nordic fantasy.

Free: Minotaur China Shop

Free: Minotaur China Shop

Minotaur China Shop takes a bad career choice and turns it into an unusual physics-based game; it’s a bit like walking on pins and needles, but the Rage mode is strangely satisfying.

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Trailer: Uncharted 2

Trailer: Uncharted 2

After last month’s cryptic teaser, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves has a full length trailer up; unfortunately from the moment Nathan Drake wakes up, things go downhill–literally.

SW: TOR Documentary

SW: TOR Documentary

Get a sneak peek of Star Wars: The Old Republic in the documentary above; they cover fast-paced action combat, tons of characters, light/dark side moral choices and companions.

Interview: The Lost Thing

Interview: The Lost Thing

Known for his fantastic illustrated children’s books, immensely creative artist Shaun Tan gives us a glimpse into his life in this interview for his animated film, The Lost Thing.

Trailer: King Arthur

Trailer: King Arthur

Before Azeroth and Middle Earth was Camelot; King Arthur aims to give this legendary medieval fantasy its dues, with an RTS that reminds us of Total War in terms of its epic scope.

This Is Where We Live

This Is Where We Live

Made with a ton of books and paper cutouts, This Is Where We Live is a stop-motion short film shot over three weeks this past Fall using a home-made dolly and still camera.

Ktrak Rear Drive Kit

Ktrak Rear Drive Kit

Bicyclists need not be excluded from the ski slopes with Ktrak’s Rear Drive Kit; it’ll bolt onto your existing mountain bike frame, adding a ski up front and a track system behind.

Short Film: Galactic Mail

Short Film: Galactic Mail

Created by Douglas Lassance and Jonathan Vuillemin, Galactic Mail is a beautifully animated short that pits Fedex vs. UPS; it explains why our shipments always get dinged up.

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Trailer #2: Arkham Asylum

Trailer #2: Arkham Asylum

Unlike the first video, this latest trailer for Batman: Arkham Asylum shows actual characters, including The Joker and Batman; however, like the first video it’s still pretty short.

Gameplay: Prototype

Gameplay: Prototype

Inadvertently leaked by Activision, this CES gameplay footage of Prototype is plenty promising; it looks like a superhero powered version of GTA IV, which is never a bad thing.

40 Inspirational Speeches

40 Inspirational Speeches

Goosebump alert: this mashup of inspirational speeches from over 40 movies will leave you wanting to take on the Borg with an army of Muppets lead by Samuel L. Jackson in a kilt.

Star Wars Silent Movie

Star Wars Silent Movie

George Lucas would do well to follow the lead of this “remastered” cut of Star Wars; set in monochrome to a rousing ragtime tune, this silent movie version is surprisingly entertaining.

Trailer #2: Terminator 4

Trailer #2: Terminator 4

A Japanese subtitled version has been up for several days, but above is the official two minute trailer of Terminator: Salvation; Apple also has an HD version for download here.

Korg Talk Box Mod

Korg Talk Box Mod

For all the Peter Frampton wannabes out there, this quick and dirty mod uses a Nintendo DSI, Korg DS-10 and a bendy straw to alter your voice in a way that’s similar to a talkbox.

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