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Preview: Muramasa

Preview: Muramasa

With over 100 blades, a distinctly Japanese style and hordes of enemies, this preview for Vanilla Ware’s Muramasa gives Wii owners plenty of reason to be excited; it comes out 7/28.

Short Film: Notebook

Short Film: Notebook

Evelien Lohbeck’s Notebook is a series of reality-questioning animated shorts that are themselves encapsulated in a stop-motion short; anyone else feeling a bit M.C. Escher-ish?

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Diamonds of Metro Valley

Diamonds of Metro Valley

With a gun-toting robo-lizard, a Mad Max-style car chase and hammy acting, The Diamonds of Metro Valley is so bad we have to watch it; the film will be completed in a few months.

Free: Bang! Heroes

Free: Bang! Heroes

With a looping spaghetti Western music track, we half expect Clint Eastwood to make an appearance in Bang! Heroes; it’s a well-designed steampunk meets Wild West platform shooter.

HD Movie Trailer: H2

HD Movie Trailer: H2

Rob Zombie continues his reboot of the Halloween franchise with H2: Halloween 2; hardcore fans of the original may blanch at this trailer, but we’ll be keeping our kitchen knives sharpened.

Intro Video: Ghostbusters

Intro Video: Ghostbusters
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It’s not very long, but above is the intro cinematic from Ghostbusters; watching Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, et al. in the credits and hearing that siren sends happy chills up our spine.

Book/Trailer: Wisdom

Book/Trailer: Wisdom
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Youth are usually deaf to anyone over 65, but Wisdom (book, site) interviews luminaries anyone would be remiss to ignore, including Nelson Mandela, Clint Eastwood, and Jane Goodall.

Short Film: Unpossible

Short Film: Unpossible

The perils of time travel are well-known( if not understood), but we love Unpossible for its humorous take on the paradoxes (and bloody noses) you’ll no doubt create by meeting yourself.

Trailer: Allods Online

Trailer: Allods Online

Currently in closed beta, Allods Online is a free MMORPG whose trailer has us salivating over its flying sailing ships, cannon volleys and swashbuckling boarding parties.

Twilight With Cheeseburgers

Twilight With Cheeseburgers

The sounds of screaming tweens have kept us from seeing Twilight, but Twilight with Cheeseburgers is one flick we might just see with overdramatic acting, music and beef patties.

Swinging Video: Champions

Swinging Video: Champions

Super strength and heat rays are great, but you can’t have a superhero game without Spidey-style swinging; this new trailer for Champions Online has us checking our web shooters.

Video: Henson’s 11

Video: Henson’s 11

Made by a student for a non-linear editing class, Henson’s 11 is a hilarious remix of an Ocean’s Eleven trailer and The Great Muppet Caper; we’d pick Kermit over George Clooney any day.

Free: Five Minutes To Kill

Free: Five Minutes To Kill

Few things are as reviled in the workplace as meetings; Five Minutes To Kill Yourself tasks you with impaling, flambe-ing and maiming yourself so you can skip that next boring meeting.

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Music Video: Oi Va Voi

Music Video: Oi Va Voi

This music video for British experimental band Oi Va Voi’s “Everytime” is actually made with a paper shredder; every third frame was printed, shredded and blended with adjacent frames.

Short Film: Subprime

Short Film: Subprime

It may be without words (spoken or written), but animator Mike Winklemann’s Subprime short film is a rather poignant statement on the excesses of the American housing market.

Steampunk Video: Damnation

Steampunk Video: Damnation

Art director Adam Miller gives us the lowdown on the steampunk style of Damnation; it’s definitely more hard-edged, more mechanical and less ornate than your typical Victorian fare.

Silicon Imaging 3D Rig

Silicon Imaging 3D Rig

If you thought yesterday’s 3D camcorder was cool, Silicon Imaging’s 3D Rig is portable enough to be strapped to a cameraman’s head, shown above in use for Human Flight 3D.

Star Defense (Trailer)

Star Defense (Trailer)

iPhone and iPod Touch gamers are in for a treat this May: Star Defense is a 3D Tower Defense-style game situated on one of 7 planets, with 15 weapon types and a survival mode.

Trailer #2: Tekken 6

Trailer #2: Tekken 6

Namco Bandai continues to build up hype for the Xbox 360 version of Tekken 6; the trailer above is basically a fast-moving action onslaught; in other words, plenty of eye candy.

Video: Bionic Fireman

Video: Bionic Fireman

Capcom’s Bionic Fireman is a viral video done in style: it shows an alternate use for the Bionic Commando’s grappling arm, but both we and the kitty think he should keep his day job.

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RoboCup

RoboCup
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FineTuneGolf’s RoboCup makes practice putting infinitely easier: simply place it in a cup up to 14 feet away, and it’ll return your golf balls over 15,000 times on 4 AA batteries.

Bicycle Parkour

Bicycle Parkour

Essentially Parkour for bicycles, this video shows rider Danny MacAskill performing street trials riding in and around Edinburgh; it’s a little slow at first but picks up after 1:20.

Bertone Mantide

Bertone Mantide
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Clearly designed to polarize, the Mantide supercar has been revealed on Episode VIII of Stile Bertone’s Project M; whether you love it or hate it, it’s based on a Corvette ZR-1.

Game Trailer: Lode Runner

Game Trailer: Lode Runner
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A long awaited reboot of a classic 80s game, Lode Runner is coming to XBLA Wednesday; you’ll have the ability to create or share levels with co-op or competitive multiplayer modes.

I-Movix High Speed Video

I-Movix High Speed Video

We’ll never look at jello and green tentacly things the same again: this video was filmed with I-movix’s SprintCam tech and shows some seriously funky high-speed video footage.

KicCrab Walker Kit

KicCrab Walker Kit
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Conquer the beaches with hordes of KicCrab Walkers, available as a kit; you won’t do too much world domination since it’s programmable in BASIC, but they sure can dance up a storm.

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