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Gameplay: Darksiders

Gameplay: Darksiders

We finally get some gameplay footage for Darksiders; it’s both brutal and beautiful, but also reminds us of Ninja Gaiden and Prototype–not necessarily bad games to emulate.

Prime-8 Gorilla Robot

Prime-8 Gorilla Robot
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Rough and tough, Bossa Nova’s Prime-8 Gorilla Robot puts Sony’s Aibo to shame: this bipedal bruiser runs on its arms, shoots rockets, balances itself and syncs with other Prime-8s.

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Don’t Quit: Uncharted 2

Don’t Quit: Uncharted 2

This latest Don’t Quit trailer for Uncharted 2 is purely cinematic, but it’s easily some of the best we’ve ever seen: both the voice acting and the animation are filled with amazing nuances.

Trailer: Evangelion 1.0

Trailer: Evangelion 1.0

Evangelion 1.0 finally makes it to the US July 17th at 77 theaters; it’s part of a four-movie arc that rebuilds the original anime with notably improved animation and faster-pacing.

Olympus: PEN Story

Olympus: PEN Story

It’s essentially an ad for their PEN cameras, but Olympus’ PEN Story itself merits a story: it’s a stop-motion video composed of 9,600 developed prints out of a total of 60,000 shots.

Dev Reveal: Mass Effect 2

Dev Reveal: Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 2’s developers spill the beans, above; you’ll learn more about the plot, combat, space exploration and permanent consequences: characters really can die.

Video: Office 2010

Video: Office 2010

Office 2010 is expertly directed by Dennis Liu with spy/Matrix-elements, but making Microsoft cool is a Mission: Impossible task unto itself; how about two hours of Clippy death scenes?

Battle Trailer: GSB

Battle Trailer: GSB

Gratuitous Space Battles continues to light up the radar of space sim fans, so this Space Battle trailer should satisfy; we get a peek at the game’s pre-battle tactical screens.

Blu-ray: For All Mankind

Blu-ray: For All Mankind
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For All Mankind, Al Reinert’s 1989 documentary on the Apollo moon landings, comes to Blu-ray 7/14; it’s an HD digital transfer with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, NASA liftoff footage.

Mexico Builds Border Wall

Mexico Builds Border Wall

The Onion’s latest political satire video doesn’t disappoint: Mexico Builds Border Wall To Keep Out US Assholes has us rethinking our next booze-swilling expedition to Cancun.

Command & Conquer 4

Command & Conquer 4

Command & Conquer 4 is official: the classic RTS series draws to an end in 2010 with class-based gaemplay, mobile bases, persistent player progression, and 5v5 co-op multiplayer.

Video: Spherical Robot

Video: Spherical Robot

Like a hamster ball but with a Lego Mindstorms NXT inside, Nils Volker’s Spherical Robot is an exercise in gyroscopic driving: it moves by simply rotating its internal mass.

Funny: We Gamin’

Funny: We Gamin’

Funkanomics’ We Gamin’ music video is so good at being bad that it can be hard to watch at times; still, it’s a goofy hip hop spoof stuffed to the gills with video game references.

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Launch: Battlefield: 1943

Launch: Battlefield: 1943
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Now available on XBLA and PSN, Battlefield: 1943 storms the beaches in style with this launch trailer; it’s loaded with a plethora of positive quotes from the gaming press.

8 Minutes of Hurt Locker

8 Minutes of Hurt Locker

Hitting theaters nationwide 7/24, the first eight minutes of Hurt Locker are available above to whet moviegoer appetites; gritty and intense, it’s the story of a bomb disposal unit in Iraq.

Wii Remote Crane Hack

Wii Remote Crane Hack

Nintendo’s Wii has been used for some pretty wacky things, but there’s no topping this Crane Hack: yup, that’s a pair of 15 ton steel robotic claws being wielded by a Wii remote.

Trailer: Dragon Rising

Trailer: Dragon Rising

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising’s stealthy trailer is definitely a change from the guns-blazing fare we’re used to; it’s an open-world shooter a-la Far Cry 2 coming out this Fall.

Short Film: Alarm

Short Film: Alarm

Created by Korea-based animation team MESAI, Alarm is a beautifully rendered hi-def short film on the misery of waking up and the perils of the snooze button; thanks, Daniel!

Cardboard Tube Fighting

Cardboard Tube Fighting

And a thousand Penny Arcade fans squealed in delight: Cardboard Fighting League is a real-life Seattle-based group that’s heading to the East Coast 7/11 and 7/12 to recruit new members.

Ezio: Assassin’s Creed II

Ezio: Assassin’s Creed II

The developers dish the dirt on Ezio, Assassin’s Creed II’s new troubled protagonist and eagle-eyed super assassin; dude’s got issues, but you would too if you lived his life.

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Stop Motion Donkey Kong

Stop Motion Donkey Kong

Even Raleigh, NC isn’t immune from ape attacks, as evidenced by Pixel & Bricks; it’s a stop motion Donkey Kong video made from Post-its where Mario saves the day–or does he?

Funny: Adopt-a-Graduate

Funny: Adopt-a-Graduate

Take the worst economy in half a century and add in the (lack of) work ethic of college grads and you get Adopt-a-Graduate, a charity spoof that asks you to give to the uselessly needy.

App: Nearest Tube

App: Nearest Tube

It’s not as cool as Layar, but Nearest Tube will let iPhone 3GS owners get their augmented reality fix; if you’re in London, it’ll direct you to the nearest metro station. Warning: Loud.

Short Film: Blip

Short Film: Blip

Ben Harper and Sean Mullen’s short animated 3D film, Blip, has a relatively simple story: peace for two laser-toting warmongers just means twice the war for everyone else.

Tactics Trailer: ArmA II

Tactics Trailer: ArmA II

ArmA II is a war simulator, but this Military Tactics Montage gives a better idea of the sheer number of things you can do; still, it’s not without its bugs (check out the tank at the end).

Trace of Time Clock

Trace of Time Clock

The Trace of Time Clock ensures you’ll never run late again: it’s a dry-erase board with a single hand that wipes out tasks as they happen, leaving the tardy with no idea of what’s transpired.

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