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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.

Search Overload Syndrome

Search Overload Syndrome

The jury’s still out on Microsoft’s Bing “decision engine,” but kudos to them for putting together “Cure for Search Overload Syndrome;” it’s a hilarious TV ad about bad search results.

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Video: Inside A Tornado

Video: Inside A Tornado

You couldn’t pay us enough to do this, but TornadoVideos.net drives a modified 2007 Chevy Tahoe into the heart of a tornado and records the whole ordeal with a roof bubble cam.

Jimmy Fallon x Project Natal

Jimmy Fallon x Project Natal

Easily the most gamer-friendly talk show host, Jimmy Fallon demos Project Natal; the clip above is both fun and funny, but like Jimmy we’d love to have one to take home now.

CoD WaW: Zombie Swamp

CoD WaW: Zombie Swamp

If you’re tired of killing Nazi Zombies, Call of Duty: World at War’s Map Pack 2 drops today (6/11); this Shi No Numa trailer shows off a new co-op map nicknamed the Zombie Swamp.

Video: Time Traveler

Video: Time Traveler

Modern society’s unending gadget upgrades get put into perspective by an H.G. Wells-era time traveler, whose love for last-gen iPods is only equalled by his fascination with zippers.

Free: Vector Boom

Free: Vector Boom

Vector Boom is a 2D space shooter with a twist: aside from upgrades, your primary weapon is essentially an expanding blast radius, limited by the amount of time you take to charge it.

Super Mario Land Theme

Super Mario Land Theme

YouTube music celebs Paul Dateh and David Choi break out the strings in this stirring rendition of the Super Mario Land Theme; if this doesn’t get you doing a plumber’s jig, nothing will.

Global Agenda: No Elves

Global Agenda: No Elves

We fear this may be the beginning of an epic battle (think Pirates vs. Ninjas), but let’s just say that Global Agenda’s No Elves trailer fires the first salvo in the great Elves vs. Snipers war.

Trailer: Edge of Twilight

Trailer: Edge of Twilight

While there’s no gameplay in this Edge of Twilight trailer, we like its ominous, intensely atmospheric feel; it’s a third-person steampunk fantasy platformer due out third quarter 2009.

Dying Video: Starcraft II

Dying Video: Starcraft II

If you can’t stand the sight of Zerglings getting mashed into a goo, be sure to skip this video filled with Starcraft II unit death animations; otherwise, let the pixel eviscerating begin.

Scotty Had An Office Job

Scotty Had An Office Job

It was bound to happen, but Scott Iseri of Scotty Got An Office Job gets fired after his boss learns of his videos; don’t beat yourself up too much, Scotty! Note: good stuff starts at 0:30.

Tokyo Tilt Shift/Time Lapse

Tokyo Tilt Shift/Time Lapse

The tilt shift thing has be done to death, but this Tokyo video’s blend of time lapse gives the megalopolis a miniaturized feel; anybody else getting the urge to go Godzilla on it?

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Gameplay: Just Cause 2

Gameplay: Just Cause 2

This 10 minute walkthrough trailer for Just Cause 2 may look sweet, but what really rocks is the gameplay: the grappling hook looks like mad fun, as is the level of destructive realism.

Airpiano

Airpiano

Playing air guitar might look cooler, but Omer Yosha’s Airpiano actually works; it’s a virtual matrix of keys and faders triggered by hand movement, all thanks to arduino-driven sensors.

Video: Bumblebee Boy

Video: Bumblebee Boy

From the same guy who brought us Iron Man vs. Bruce Lee, Bumblebee Boy turns our favorite Autobot into a breakdancin’ fool; PS: the soundtrack is “Vanished” by Crystal Castles.

MonkeyLectric Bike Lights

MonkeyLectric Bike Lights
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MonkeyLectric’s Bike Wheel Lights let you add 32 LEDs to your bicycle; it’s similar to SpokePOV, except it can display multiple colors and doesn’t require soldering. Thanks, Brian!

Video: Gymkhana Two

Video: Gymkhana Two

Inspired by Gymkhana Practice, DC Shoes’ Gymkhana TWO may be an infomercial, but watching Ken Block tear up the Port of LA in an WRX STI (with Rob Dyrdek) is pure driving bliss.

Opening: FedCon 2009

Opening: FedCon 2009

No, it’s not from J.J. Abram’s Star Trek–it’s FedCon 2009’s opening video which depicts a “what if” battle with the USS Kelvin, Romulan fighters and a surprise guest. Thanks Luke!

Free: Learn to Fly

Free: Learn to Fly

Learn to Fly is tamer than Shopping Cart Hero, but still pretty fun; you’ll get to upgrade air resistance, acceleration and ramp height, and purchase three models of gliders and rockets.

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Launch Trailer: Prototype

Launch Trailer: Prototype
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Infamous‘ inadvertent twin, Prototype, comes out June 9th; this launch trailer doesn’t reveal anything new, but does a good job of showing off the game’s messy brand of violence.

E3 Trailer: Jumpgate

E3 Trailer: Jumpgate

Jumpgate’s E3 trailer is the latest to ape Battlestar Galactica’s tribal beats and battle sequences, not that we’re complaining: this video is literally swarming with ships in combat.

Trailer: Darksiders

Trailer: Darksiders

Essentially Devil May Cry and Hellgate: London rolled up into a demonic ball of fury, Darksiders has dropped a slew of new trailers; our top picks: Vengeance and Demon Slaying.

Obama x Conan O’Brien

Obama x Conan O’Brien

Conan O’Brien’s new show now has the mother of all endorsements: NBC’s Brian Williams interviews President Obama and gets his support (but no bailout money). Thanks, Dominic!

Gameplay: God of War III

Gameplay: God of War III

God of War III’s Epic Scale trailer was epic enough, but you’ll need to wipe your drool up after this delicious gameplay footage; you’re gonna love Kratos’ unique way of flying.

E3 Trailer: Mass Effect 2

E3 Trailer: Mass Effect 2

Half of this E3 trailer for Mass Effect 2 was already seen in the teaser, but what’s new is worth watching: let’s just say that Shepard is packing some seriously radioactive weaponry.

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