Coming soon to XBLA, Worms 2: Armageddon is packed with features worthy of the franchise: gorgeous new vertical levels and more weapons than you can shake a worm at.
Seeing two hot chicks go at it in the supermarket over Mountain Dew is about as likely as seeing the same two playing World of Warcraft, so consider the TV spot above a gift from the gods.
Developed by Georgia Tech’s Augmented Environments Lab, ARhrrrr! is a shooter with a twist: it uses a Tegra devkit as a gun to take out zombies shambling about a 3D city.
The technology isn’t perfect, but there’s just something awesome about wearing an augmented reality-generated Optimus Prime helmet; it uses your eyes as a point of reference.
It’s slightly unnerving to see a teenager with a bazooka, but those hormones have gotta go somewhere: Destroy Build Somewhere comes to Cartoon Network this summer.
A crazy mix of brains and brawn, Chessboxing is an actual sport where you alternate between 4-minute chess rounds and 3-minute boxing rounds; checkmate and K.O., anyone?
Alex Beim puts 253 Bacardi bottles to good use and creates a massive Bottle Wall backlit by LEDs; it’s actually mobile and will be on display at summer festivals in and around Toronto.
Pinch yourself, Layar is real and now available for Android (iPhone 3GS soon); it uses your phone’s camera, GPS and compass to ID surroundings as an augmented reality browser.
Kind of like Pachinko in space (think pinball), Star Beacons tasks you with firing a series of balls down a gauntlet of obstacles; the teleport in the bottom “recycles” the ball.
Heralded as a service that will reinvent the web, Opera Unite is a cloud-based app that syncs files, music, photos, and chat, effectively turning your computer into a client and server.
Improv Everywhere’s MP3 Experiment Six takes over New York’s Roosevelt Island with 2,000 folks listening to the same MP3 at the same time and following its goofy instructions.
If you can’t wait for Project Natal, this theremin-controlled version of Super Mario Bros. can be controlled by 1 or 2 people–ensuring that you and a friend can look like total spazzes.
This Driver Profile trailer for Need for Speed SHIFT plays like a high octane movie trailer; it repeatedly bashes you over the head with badges you can earn, yet hurts so good.
Get 7 of your friends or randomly join a game for instant MarioKart-style racing with HoverKart, which includes 20 tracks; note: if you FAIL at driving like we do, try out the tutorial first.
Equal parts horrific and heavenly, Marco Brambilla’s Civilization is installed in The Standard Hotel’s elevators; it’s composed of over 400 clips as you go from hell to heaven (and back).
Available 6/16, check out this preview for the Ghostbusters game; it introduces you as the fifth Ghostbuster, talks about the various weapons/tools and shows off plenty of gameplay.
We’ve seen swordplay iPhone apps before, but iSamurai communicates with your opponent’s iPhone via Wi-Fi to (semi) accurately produce sword strike and block sounds.
Bill’s remote-controlled eagle gets into a machine vs. nature dogfight with a young bald eagle in the amazing video above; he’s only saved by fancy flying and a surprise crow wingman.
Little Wheel may be a linear game, but it’s fantastically done: it’s a robot story with a steampun graphics and a jazzy soundtrack; we only wish it were longer. Full walkthrough above.
Killzone 2’s Flash & Thunder DLC gets a 1 million SPF reveal with this drill sergeant-led Nuke trailer; you, too will learn how to dress up atomic blasts like a trailer park girl on prom night.
It’s nice to know the Los Angeles Police Department not only protects and serves but does requests: Awesomer reader Alexis surprises his wife with a birthday song by Academy recruits.
SCAD senior Bang-yao Liu’s Deadline is a stop-motion video made entirely using Post-It notes; it’s packed with numerous references that should please geeks and gamers alike.
This story for Homefront is a bit of a stretch–North Korea invades the USA–but just might work; the graphics in the trailer look sweet and it’s being written by the guy who did Red Dawn.
NASCAR’s Brian Vickers knows how to make an entrance–and exit: sponsored by Red Bull, he makes a full pit stop in the middle of Times Square, changing all four tires in 20.6 seconds.
It won’t turn you into a real beatboxer, but bChamp is an iPhone app that gives you the next best thing by translating your “k”, “b” and “t” into snare, kickdrum and hi-hat sounds.
Created by SVA student Jake Armstrong for his thesis, The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9 is a fantastically illustrated sci-fi short about a misunderstood (and ultimately harmless) monster.
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