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Riddick: Dark Athena

Riddick: Dark Athena
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We think we’ve finally figured out why the Riddick series has done so well with this fresh Assault on Dark Athena video: Vin Diesel’s gravely voice makes anything sound badass.

Ripsaw MS1 UGV

Ripsaw MS1 UGV

It’s stuff like this machine gun-equipped Ripsaw MS1 UGV that makes us fear the inevitable robot rebellion, but for now it’s fun to watch it tear through terrain like tissue paper.

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Trailer: Black Dynamite

Trailer: Black Dynamite

Black Dynamite’s blatant blaxploitation is ironically poignant; coming out in 2009 but filmed like Shaft in the 70s, it may be offensive, but at least it offends everyone equally.

Persia: Epic Gameplay

Persia: Epic Gameplay
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With Prince of Persia coming out this trailer may be the last, but it’s a good one: it makes true on its “Epic Gameplay” title, with plenty of seat of your pants acrobatics and sword fights.

Teaser: Uncharted 2

Teaser: Uncharted 2

Uncharted has been called the male version of Tomb Raider, but we’re extra excited over this teaser for Uncharted 2; it’ll premiere 12/14 on Spike TV at the Video Game Awards.

Ozzy Osbourne x WoW

Ozzy Osbourne x WoW

We’ve always loved World of Warcraft’s celebrity commercials, but this one with Ozzy Osbourne is hilarious: it features him “gently” discussing who the true prince of darkness is.

John Oliver on Mumbai

John Oliver on Mumbai

Last night’s The Daily Show has John Oliver taking on the Mumbai terrorists; while we don’t want to make light of the tragedy, he really sums up how we feel about those motherf***ers.

The Last Eggtion Hero

The Last Eggtion Hero

Never egg on a man with a gun: The Last Eggtion Hero is a sticky, yolk-stained mix of Aeon Flux, Mirror’s Edge and The Matrix; roosters everywhere are understandably mortified.

Levitating Water Machine

Levitating Water Machine

Al Seckel’s Levitating Water Machine appears to float water droplets in midair, but actually uses a timed strobe light; we expect to see this in hotel lobbies and trendy restaurants soon.

Trailer: Ninja Blade

Trailer: Ninja Blade

This trailer for Ninja Blade is quite possibly the densest one we’ve ever seen: it squeezes in space combat, flying zombie bats, VTOL aircraft, and ninjas with a flare for the theatrical.

Book: Johnny Bunko

Book: Johnny Bunko
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With the job market in the tank, Johnny Burko is a timely read for 21st century job seekers: it mixes manga-style illustrations with six essential steps to building your career.

DIY Guitar Hero Drums

DIY Guitar Hero Drums

Marching to the beat of his own drum “Egyokeo” reconfigured drumKat MIDI drumpads to act as virtual frets; it literally lets him bang out tunes on Guitar Hero and Rock Band.

Trailer: Harvest

Trailer: Harvest

Oxeye’s Harvest is easily one of the best indie games we’ve played; essentially a gorgeous version of tower defense sans walls, it was recently submitted to the 11th Annual IGF.

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The Simpsons x Apple

The Simpsons x Apple

The Simpsons’ penchant for cultural relevance shines as bright as an Apple store in yesterday’s Mypods and Boomsticks episode; it’s brimming with “Mapple” and “Steve Mobs” in-jokes.

Trailer: Black Mesa

Trailer: Black Mesa

Just in time for Half-Life’s 10th anniversary, this trailer for Black Mesa shows off both the devotion and the incredible quality of work coming out of this fan-made Half Life 2 mod.

Book: Why We Suck

Book: Why We Suck
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There’s nothing quite like Denis Leary’s legendary rants, so we’re looking forward to Why We Suck: his new book explores why we’re fatter, dumber and lazier than ever. Thanks, Thomas!

Aurora Borealis from ISS

Aurora Borealis from ISS

It’s no secret the folks at the International Space Station have the best scenic views on (and off) the planet; check out this spectacular aurora borealis footage shot by Donald R. Pettit.

Demo Derby Tilt-Shift

Demo Derby Tilt-Shift

With oversized monster trucks, garishly painted cars and wanton destruction, the video above definitively shows that demolition derbies + tilt-shift = a match made in heaven.

Destroy All Humans: PotF

Destroy All Humans: PotF
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The Destroy All Humans series has jumped the shark for some, but we’re salivating over Path of the Furon’s improved damage realism, new aerial battles and five open worlds.

Interactive Objects Video

Interactive Objects Video

Speech bubbles that follow people? The ability to turn your friends into puppets? Adobe’s Dan Goldman shows off some amazing new tricks that let you dynamically interact with videos.

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Fallout 3: Wasteland Dancin’

Fallout 3: Wasteland Dancin’

More machinima craziness with this Wasteland Dancin’ video for Fallout 3; it uses the “Umpa” mod which basically puts everyone from Mr. Burke to the Enclave in a groovin’ mood.

Trailer: Yakuza 3

Trailer: Yakuza 3

We don’t understand a lick of Japanese, but that doesn’t make this trailer for Yakuza 3 any less cool: it’s a shame that the previous game flopped in the states, as this one will be Japan-only.

Trailer: Savage Moon

Trailer: Savage Moon
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As if Defense Grid wasn’t enough, Savage Moon is another Tower Defense-type game. It’s coming soon to PSN with equally amazing graphics and is $10 cheaper than the former.

Video: Gort vs. Fox NFL

Video: Gort vs. Fox NFL

Fox NFL Sunday might want to rethink Cleatus’ contract; he meets The Day the Earth Stood Still’s supersized Gort with predictably explosive results in this short but satisfying trailer.

Short Film: 9

Short Film: 9

Shane Acker’s critically acclaimed short film, 9, has signed up Elijah Wood for the lead animated role; it’s also being produced by Tim Burton. If you missed the original short, check it out above.

Video: TF2 Machinima

Video: TF2 Machinima

Team Fortress has always been quirky, but this machinima video turns its zaniness into a virtual art form, with Lord of the Dance like death sequences and tennis with rocket launchers.

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