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Trailer: Star Ocean

Trailer: Star Ocean
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The trailer above for Star Ocean: The Last Hope is a bit like Final Fantasy meets Mass Effect; word is it’ll be more team-focused with a 4-party system when it drops 2/24 in North America.

Free: Aliens Must Die

Free: Aliens Must Die

With atrocious English and a maddening four-axis control system, Aliens Must Die does get a bit annoying at times; still, it’s fun enough for a quick session during coffee breaks.

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Trailer: Section 8

Trailer: Section 8

Section 8 aims to redefine the FPS genre; bold goals, but judging from its flexible spawn points, customizable characters, and drop-dead gorgeous trailer above, it might just deliver.

Trailer: Mutant Chronicles

Trailer: Mutant Chronicles

Rated 20% by Rotten Tomatoes, Mutant Chronicles is a bad, bad movie; still, any film that squeezes in Ron Perlman, John Malkovich, and steampunk tech screams cult classic.

Cyclecide Bike Rodeo

Cyclecide Bike Rodeo

Cyclecide’s Bike Rodeo mixes counterculture, bicycle riders, mechanics and the errant psychotic clown; they create pedal powered monstrosities and let the public get their ride on.

Music Video: Dear Walker

Music Video: Dear Walker

With cardboard sets and props, Hugo’s Dear Walker has a quirky, low-budget feel that we dig; this music video is also unique for having been shot in one, long continuous take.

Gameplay: Dark Void

Gameplay: Dark Void
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The scenery is a bit barren, but this Dark Void gameplay video looks promising if you’ve ever dreamt of jetpacking around a-la-The Rocketeer (with a bit of God of War thrown in).

Trailer #2: House of the Dead

Trailer #2: House of the Dead

This second uncensored trailer for House of the Dead: Overkill keeps the classic grindhouse horror style of the first, but spends more time introducing you to the protagonists.

DoW 2 Multiplayer Battle

DoW 2 Multiplayer Battle
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We don’t usually have time to sit through entire battles, but this Dawn of War 2 multiplayer battle with Orks wiping out panzies (Eldar) makes this a must-buy on February 19.

Dark Athena Intro

Dark Athena Intro

It must be the week of intros, first with Killzone and now the first four minutes of Riddick: Dark Athena; the Dark Athena looks creepy, but it’s really Riddick who sends shivers up our spine.

Super Apocalypse: Recycled

Super Apocalypse: Recycled

What Super Energy Apocalypse: Recycled lacks in graphics it makes up for in depth; it’s a basic RTS where you’re tasked with building a base to defend against mutant alien zombies.

Star Wars Talk Show

Star Wars Talk Show

Daddy issues? Incest? DNA tests? The more we think about it, Star Wars was made for Jerry Springer; CollegeHumor’s Ackbar! Talk Show dishes the dirt on Luke, Darth and Leia.

DIY: Fireball Trebuchet

DIY: Fireball Trebuchet

Texan Mark Winkler builds a full-scale trebuchet, calls it “Mongo,” uses it to hurl sixteen pound balls of fire at the Maker Faire, and one of his friends still has the nerve to ask, “Why?”

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Free: Monster Invasion

Free: Monster Invasion

Monster Invasion looks deceptive simple: save London from Viking monsters with an array of traps; however, they crank up the tempo so quickly that defeat is nearly assured.

Extended Trailer: RE 5

Extended Trailer: RE 5

This extended alternate Resident Evil 5 trailer fills in a bit more of the backstory, but for the most part it makes our collective jaws drop with its gorgeous graphics; we can’t wait for March 13.

Transforming Lego Barricade

Transforming Lego Barricade

Disguised as a Saleen ‘Stang, Barricade was easily one of the hottest Transformers in the ’07 movie; uber-brick guru Gyuta (who also did Wall-E) is back with an amazing LEGO version.

Free: Dodge

Free: Dodge

Most games are about shooting, so were a bit surprised at how much fun Dodge is; your goal is not only to avoid enemy fire, but to lead it right back to them for some spectacular kills.

Story Trailer: SF IV

Story Trailer: SF IV

February 17 is just around the corner, so get your Super and Ultra combos ready while checking out this StreetFighter IV Story Trailer; everyone from Blanka to M. Bison gets a word in.

650 Mil. Years in 1 Min.

650 Mil. Years in 1 Min.

If you thought one year in 40 seconds was cool, 650 million years in 1 minute 20 seconds will blow your mind; watch continents slide from prehistory to 250 M.Y. in the future.

Intro: Killzone 2

Intro: Killzone 2

Thanks to Hungary’s Gamestar Magazine, the entire intro for Killzone 2 is up; it’s a nice mix of Starship Troopers camraderie, slow-mo kill shots and whack-job Visari going ape on TV.

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Demo: Galactrix

Demo: Galactrix

Coming soon to XBLA, Puzzle Quest: Galactrix is Bejeweled on a hex grid from with jewels coming from multiple directions; like PQ, you’ll get special powerups (albeit with a sci-fi twist).

Trailer: DC Universe Online

Trailer: DC Universe Online

We’re a bit iffy on this early trailer’s graphics, but with Jim Lee at the helm of DC Universe Online, along with 100+ heroes and villains plus Metropolis and Gotham, we’re plenty stoked.

Trailer: Mini Ninjas

Trailer: Mini Ninjas

Brooding boy ninja, musical girl ninja and big ninja with eating problem: yeah, all the archetypes are in place, but we’re still excited over this Mini Ninjas trailer despite the cute overload.

Tech Report: CES

Tech Report: CES

If you’re expecting a dry summary of the 2009 CES in Vegas, look elsewhere; Current’s Ben Hoffman spends his time ridiculing absurd gadgets and harassing hapless exhibitors.

Video: Theremin Hero

Video: Theremin Hero

No, he’s not on crack: Theremin-master Greg uses a mic buried into headphones along with his hands for pitch and volume to create a trippy version of the Portal song via Rock Band.

Gameplay: White Knight

Gameplay: White Knight

Loved the White Knight Chronicles trailer? this gameplay video has it all: a knight in shining armor, a damsel in distress and some four-legged biomechanical cannon thing from hell.

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