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Wall-E: Down To Earth

Wall-E: Down To Earth

What if Wall-E were real? Anthony Meadows’ Wall-E: Down to Earth (Part 1, Part 2) is a beautifully shot using a JVC GZ-HD3 with music from the soundtrack and Thomas Newman.

Gameplay: Ninja Blade

Gameplay: Ninja Blade

Inside Digital Foundry has some demo gameplay up for Ninja Blade; it’s visually similar to the trailer, which is a good thing, although there’s a heavy reliance on Quicktime events.

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Race To Witch Mountain

Race To Witch Mountain

Sure, Race To Witch Mountain may be targeted for kids and filled with cringe-tastically predictable lines, but we’ll see it for the telekinetic aliens, Matrix-like effects and The Rock.

Trailer: Chun-Li

Trailer: Chun-Li

Reviews are mixed over this Japanese-dubbed trailer for Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li; nobody looks like any of the game’s characters, but Kristin Kreuk as Chun-Li = hot.

One Year In Forty Seconds

One Year In Forty Seconds

A simple concept breathtakingly rendered in HDR, Eirik Solheim compresses a year of photographs in a wooded setting into only 40 seconds; it was shot using clips from his Canon 400D.

One Night in Beijing

One Night in Beijing

Shot only half a day after photographer Dan Chung bought his EOS 5D MK II, One Night in Beijing utilizes five pieces of Nikon and Zeiss glass and is a delight for people watchers.

Battlestations: Pacific

Battlestations: Pacific

This epic battles developer diary for Battlestations: Pacific is a bit of South Pacific paradise for WWII combat buffs; it’s chock full of both cinematics and gameplay battle videos.

JibJab 2008 in Review

JibJab 2008 in Review

JibJab’s yearly videos are now nearly as traditional as the NYC ball drop; their 2008 Year in Review takes jabs at all the usual suspects, including the economy and the elections.

Multitouch Music Device

Multitouch Music Device

Built by Randy Jones for his CS thesis, this multitouch music device is actually a passive force sensor that makes music with a MacBook Pro via an 8×8 RME audio interface.

The Craft of War: BLIND

The Craft of War: BLIND

Putting the wow in WoW, The Craft of War: BLIND is a superbly crafted machinima by Percula with a cool storyline (Blood Elf Rogue + Onyxia) and awesome choreography. Thanks, Ash

One-Man Wind Waker

One-Man Wind Waker

Compiled in less than a week by 23 year-old Fredrik Larsson, this one-man Wind Waker music video (a-la Zelda) shows him playing everything from an accordion to a pan flute.

Free: Pyro

Free: Pyro

Pyro is a bit like billiards, assuming you set your cue balls on fire and tipped the table over vertically; your objective is to light torches using elastic fireballs and combustible crates.

2010 BMW Z4 Art Car

2010 BMW Z4 Art Car

Very few things are more indulgent than taking a 2010 BMW Z4 and using it to paint tire tracks on a gigantic canvas; still, it’s worth watching for the hard-top sequence at the end.

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Video: Kaleido-Lapse

Video: Kaleido-Lapse

Nothing stops traffic like flashing lights, so this video of a carnival by Sai Win Myint Oo should easily overload our primitive ape brains; as if that’s not enough, it’s set to trippy Bjork music.

Lightsaber Nunchucks

Lightsaber Nunchucks

No special effects here: this Lightsaber Nunchucks video is actually a pair of 6″ glow sticks attached with a link chain and then twirled around in front of a high speed camera.

Motorola x Santacon

Motorola x Santacon

Even Santa has a posse, as evidenced by this new Motorola bluetooth headset ad that takes the recent SantaCon street gatherings and co-opts them with good ol’ capitalism.

Live Action Thundercats

Live Action Thundercats

This fan-made Thundercats trailer is surprisingly good; it’s amazing what some snazzy editing (check out that virtual grey face paint on Hollywood actors) and dubbed lines can do.

Raving Rabbids Xmas

Raving Rabbids Xmas

Our favorite psychotic rabbits with aggression issues have a very special holiday message courtesy of Ubisoft; there’s nothing quite like having yuletide joy screamed at you.

Burnout Before Christmas

Burnout Before Christmas

Above: Burnout Paradise remixes “Twas the night before Christmas…” with gameplay videos of the Jansen 88 special hovering and flamin’ through the streets of Paradise City.

Transformers Mac vs. PC

Transformers Mac vs. PC

We doubt the Mac vs. PC debate will ever be put to rest, but this Transformers themed short by Nick Greenlee easily puts those endless Get a Mac / I’m A PC commercials to shame.

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Short History of Videogames

Short History of Videogames

Made by RMIT student Kyle Downes, A Short Visual History of Videogames starts from 1972’s Pong and stops just short of current gen consoles, but is wonderfully rendered nonetheless.

DIY: NERF Chaingun

DIY: NERF Chaingun

This Nerf Chaingun is a heavily modded Nerf Vulcan that fires 500 rounds per minute by quadrupling the voltage for some serious cubicle pwnage. Get the full instructions here.

Dissidia: Final Fantasy

Dissidia: Final Fantasy

Dissidia: Final Fantasy is out in Japan; this runnin’ / flyin’ / jumpin’ opening cinematic is both gorgeous and torture for North American fans, who will have to wait until mid-year 2009.

Video: TreeWaxHD

Video: TreeWaxHD

The Kickass Christmas Tree award goes to The Klip Collective, whose TreeWaxHD video above is a groovalicious feast for the eyes and the ears; Saint Nick got moves!

Free: Mightier

Free: Mightier

Connecting the real and virtual worlds, Mightier is an indie game where players draw the solution to a puzzle on paper, draw the main character and scan both of them into the game.

R2-D2 Chorus Line

R2-D2 Chorus Line

R2-D2 has always been cool cute (unlike Ewoks, who were annoying cute); this chorus line by the R2-D2 Builders Club in California is a uber cool homage to our favorite droid.

Free: Viking Defense

Free: Viking Defense

We have a weakness for tower defense games, so it’s no surprise we’ve wasted countless hours on Viking Defense; there’s nothing like a horde of pillagers to get your heartrate up.

Video: Uwe Boll Contra

Video: Uwe Boll Contra

What if Uwe Boll made Contra?” will send shivers down the spine of any old-school gamer, but the hilarious parody above is so spot-on we wish it was made into a full-length movie.

Technorama: Magic Wave

Technorama: Magic Wave

Designed by Reuben Margolin for Switzerland’s Technorama science center, Magic Wave is a 25 m^2 piece of kinetic art that demonstrates wavelength, amplitude and frequency.

Video: Stormbirds

Video: Stormbirds

Above: the digital artists at Realtime:UK have released a group of stunning cinematic sequences from Stormbirds, a near-future fighter combat game that was unfortunately canceled.

Trailer: Wheelman

Trailer: Wheelman

Fans of car chases should checkout this trailer for Wheelman; set in Barcelona with your car is your primary weapon, the racing game stars Vin Diesel and is due out 2/16/09.

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