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Worms 2: Armageddon

Worms 2: Armageddon

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.

Mountain Dew x WoW

Mountain Dew x WoW

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.

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Free: ARhrrrr!

Free: ARhrrrr!

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.

Free: We Are Autobots

Free: We Are Autobots

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.

TV: Destroy Build Destroy

TV: Destroy Build Destroy

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.

Video: Chessboxing

Video: Chessboxing

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?

Video: Bacardi Bottle Wall

Video: Bacardi Bottle Wall

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.

App: Layar

App: Layar

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.

Free: Star Beacons

Free: Star Beacons

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.

Opera Unite

Opera Unite

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.

MP3 Experiment Six

MP3 Experiment Six

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.

Theremin Mario Bros.

Theremin Mario Bros.

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.

Driver Trailer: NFS SHIFT

Driver Trailer: NFS SHIFT

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.

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Free: HoverKart

Free: HoverKart

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.

Video: Civilization

Video: Civilization

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).

Preview: Ghostbusters

Preview: Ghostbusters
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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.

iPhone App: iSamurai

iPhone App: iSamurai
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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.

Video: Raptor Attack

Video: Raptor Attack

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.

Free: Little Wheel

Free: Little Wheel

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.

Trailer: Anatomy of a Nuke

Trailer: Anatomy of a Nuke

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.

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LAPD Happy Birthday

LAPD Happy Birthday

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.

Video: Post-It Stop Motion

Video: Post-It Stop Motion

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.

Trailer: Homefront

Trailer: Homefront

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.

Times Square Pit Stop

Times Square Pit Stop

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.

iPhone App: bChamp

iPhone App: bChamp

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.

Terrible Thing of Alpha-9

Terrible Thing of Alpha-9

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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