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Trailer: Brutal Legend

Trailer: Brutal Legend

Fans of the 80s cult classic cartoon Heavy Metal, your time has come: Jack Black plays lead in Brutal Legend, an action/adventure game that mixes hard rock with Nordic fantasy.

Free: Minotaur China Shop

Free: Minotaur China Shop

Minotaur China Shop takes a bad career choice and turns it into an unusual physics-based game; it’s a bit like walking on pins and needles, but the Rage mode is strangely satisfying.

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Trailer: Uncharted 2

Trailer: Uncharted 2

After last month’s cryptic teaser, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves has a full length trailer up; unfortunately from the moment Nathan Drake wakes up, things go downhill–literally.

SW: TOR Documentary

SW: TOR Documentary

Get a sneak peek of Star Wars: The Old Republic in the documentary above; they cover fast-paced action combat, tons of characters, light/dark side moral choices and companions.

Interview: The Lost Thing

Interview: The Lost Thing

Known for his fantastic illustrated children’s books, immensely creative artist Shaun Tan gives us a glimpse into his life in this interview for his animated film, The Lost Thing.

Trailer: King Arthur

Trailer: King Arthur

Before Azeroth and Middle Earth was Camelot; King Arthur aims to give this legendary medieval fantasy its dues, with an RTS that reminds us of Total War in terms of its epic scope.

This Is Where We Live

This Is Where We Live

Made with a ton of books and paper cutouts, This Is Where We Live is a stop-motion short film shot over three weeks this past Fall using a home-made dolly and still camera.

Ktrak Rear Drive Kit

Ktrak Rear Drive Kit

Bicyclists need not be excluded from the ski slopes with Ktrak’s Rear Drive Kit; it’ll bolt onto your existing mountain bike frame, adding a ski up front and a track system behind.

Short Film: Galactic Mail

Short Film: Galactic Mail

Created by Douglas Lassance and Jonathan Vuillemin, Galactic Mail is a beautifully animated short that pits Fedex vs. UPS; it explains why our shipments always get dinged up.

Trailer #2: Arkham Asylum

Trailer #2: Arkham Asylum

Unlike the first video, this latest trailer for Batman: Arkham Asylum shows actual characters, including The Joker and Batman; however, like the first video it’s still pretty short.

Gameplay: Prototype

Gameplay: Prototype

Inadvertently leaked by Activision, this CES gameplay footage of Prototype is plenty promising; it looks like a superhero powered version of GTA IV, which is never a bad thing.

40 Inspirational Speeches

40 Inspirational Speeches

Goosebump alert: this mashup of inspirational speeches from over 40 movies will leave you wanting to take on the Borg with an army of Muppets lead by Samuel L. Jackson in a kilt.

Star Wars Silent Movie

Star Wars Silent Movie

George Lucas would do well to follow the lead of this “remastered” cut of Star Wars; set in monochrome to a rousing ragtime tune, this silent movie version is surprisingly entertaining.

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Trailer #2: Terminator 4

Trailer #2: Terminator 4

A Japanese subtitled version has been up for several days, but above is the official two minute trailer of Terminator: Salvation; Apple also has an HD version for download here.

Korg Talk Box Mod

Korg Talk Box Mod

For all the Peter Frampton wannabes out there, this quick and dirty mod uses a Nintendo DSI, Korg DS-10 and a bendy straw to alter your voice in a way that’s similar to a talkbox.

Trailer: Tekken 6

Trailer: Tekken 6

Minimal talking, lots of action, and superbikes is just the way we like it: this video for Tekken 6 is basically one long, gorgeous character intro. Note that it cuts out abruptly at the end.

Video: Robo Dog

Video: Robo Dog

Larry is a firebreathing “robo dog” by industrial artist Lyle of the Mutoid Waste Co.; it’s powered by a Citroen 2CV engine and was made entirely out of old scrap in four weeks.

Trailer: Item Getter

Trailer: Item Getter

If you can ignore the atrocious English, this Item Getter trailer is like watching a Hayao Miyazake film; it’s a DS RPG that allows users to create their own items through alchemy.

Trailer: Parabellum

Trailer: Parabellum

Currently in closed beta, Parabellum is a free-to-play MMO/FPS; the angst-ridden trailer above gives a quick glimpse into a near-future New York besieged by terrorists.

Gameplay: Meteos Wars

Gameplay: Meteos Wars
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Much loved on the DS, Meteos Wars is making its way to XBLA this Wednesday; it’s basically a falling blocks game oft compared to Lumines, except it depends on speed and reflexes.

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Video: Hand Skateboarders

Video: Hand Skateboarders

Skatiens is a French troupe that literally upends the idea that skateboards are for feet only; although they’re not skating per se, the tricks they do with their hands are pretty cool.

Video: Science Commons

Video: Science Commons

Part of Creative Commons, we like the idea behind Science Commons: allow more people to benefit from scientific research by making it easier to both find and use.

World of Goo Tour

World of Goo Tour

This World of Goo Design Tour video lets us see a game through the eyes of another developer, specifically David Rosen of Wolfire; we think it’s a must see for aspiring game designers.

DoW II: Blood Ravens

DoW II: Blood Ravens
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Dawn of War II is one of those games that gets better every time we see it; this Blood Ravens trailer focuses on our favorite marines as they slash, snipe and slaughter for the Emperor.

Music Video: The Reason

Music Video: The Reason

The Blizzards’ The Reason really lends credence to the phrase, “Hell hath no fury like a women scorned;” thank God most of them aren’t 100 foot tall monsters with flaming hearts.

Rendezvous with Rama

Rendezvous with Rama

Anyone who uses a cellphone owes something to late author Arthur C. Clarke; we think this student film for his epic Rama series is a fitting ode to an all-around amazing gentleman.

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