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The Onion: Apocalyptic Kids

The Onion: Apocalyptic Kids

From collecting the morning dew in human skulls to using med-packs to heal zombie bites, The Onion tackles the difficult issue of preparing our kids for a post apocalyptic future.

Mel Gibson: The Colonel

Mel Gibson: The Colonel

His outbursts have knocked him a few rungs down the cool ladder, but Mel Gibson is finger lickin’ funny with The Colonel, a KFC meets The Patriot short produced with Jimmy Kimmel.

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Trailer: Dante’s Inferno

Trailer: Dante’s Inferno

This awesome trailer for Dante’s Inferno makes us wonder why more games aren’t situated in Hell; it not only overflows with maggots and demons but a nearly divine art style.

Gameplay: Comet Crash

Gameplay: Comet Crash

Oh hell yeah: Comet Crash bolsters PSN’s already healthy tower defense game lineup by adding counteroffensive attacks from the AI or–most importantly–a human player.

Launch Trailer: M. Hazard

Launch Trailer: M. Hazard

Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard gets a proper 80s-styled trailer, with mono audio, cheesy retro sound effects and even cheesier graphics; that, and Neil Patrick Harris.

Trailer: Jumpgate Evolution

Trailer: Jumpgate Evolution

This trailer for Jumpgate: Evolution reminds us of EVE: Online, but that’s not a bad thing: more space-based MMOGs are always welcome, and this one should be out in June.

The Pale Blue Dot

The Pale Blue Dot

Carl Sagan’s prescient prose really resonates in this amazing short by Michael Marantz; it’s titled The Pale Blue Dot, after Sagan’s 1994 book and Voyager 1 photo of the same name.

Trailer: Lost Planet 2

Trailer: Lost Planet 2

Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi announces Lost Planet 2 in the rather lengthy trailer above; it’s an ice world no more with jungle climes, but we’re most excited by the co-op play.

Trailer: Overlord II

Trailer: Overlord II

Our favorite anti-hero series is back with Overlord II, due out on PS3 and Xbox 360 this June; also on the way are Overlord: Dark Legend on the Wii and Overlord: Minion for the DS.

Scared Trailer: Infamous

Scared Trailer: Infamous

The reluctant hero archetype is a tired one, but we enjoyed this “I Am Scared” trailer for Infamous; there’s a refined cinematic feel here that hopefully carries through to the actual game.

Chewbacca Cabinet Door

Chewbacca Cabinet Door

We’ve played this video a dozen times and we still can’t get enough: dude discovers his cabinet sounds like Chewbacca, saves George Lucas a million bucks on sound effects.

Killzone 2 in 4-D

Killzone 2 in 4-D

This in-engine ad for Killzone 2 doesn’t just look spiffy: Sony will be releasing a playable version called ‘Killzone in 4-D’ on PSN in March to help create buzz for the game.

Video: Wall Street Fighter

Video: Wall Street Fighter

With players like The Fed, Dow Jones and M. Lynch, it’s the little guy who loses in Wall Street Fighter; still, kudos to CB FRESH for their creative take on the worldwide financial fiasco.

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Video: The Crisis of Credit

Video: The Crisis of Credit

If the economic downturn gives you a headache, you’re not alone; Jonathan Jarvis’s animated thesis project, Crisis of Credit, seeks to explain all the financial mumbo jumbo.

The People vs. George Lucas

The People vs. George Lucas

If you liked Fanboys, get to know real Star Wars fans (and detractors) in The People vs. George Lucas, a documentary due out in 2010 which takes a grand tour of the Republic franchise.

Unravel Trailer: Singularity

Unravel Trailer: Singularity

With advanced fighter planes, psychokinetic powers and time travel, Singularity is dishing out awesome by the boatload; this Unreal Engine 3 based FPS is by Raven Software.

Video: Guard Dog

Video: Guard Dog

The next time a dog barks, it’ll be hard not to remember this Guard Dog short film by Bill Plympton; he takes us into the devoted yet slightly neurotic mind of a particularly vocal hound.

Teaser: Mass Effect 2

Teaser: Mass Effect 2

BioWare really knows how to leave us wanting more: this teaser for Mass Effect 2 not only slaps a KIA on Commander Shepherd but shows a Geth with his armor… more, please?

BOOMBOX: 100 Days

BOOMBOX: 100 Days

Mad props to dancin’ fool Ely Kim: BOOMBOX is a nearly 10 minute video of Ely as he gets jiggy over 100 days to 100 songs in 100 locations; read the comments here for the playlist.

Free: ROM Check Fail

Free: ROM Check Fail

ROM Check Fail is an awesome remix of a dozen arcade classics, presented in an unpredictable, seizure inducing frenzy of 8-bit mayhem; it’s available both for Windows and Linux.

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Trailer: Battle for Terra

Trailer: Battle for Terra

The humans are the bad guys in Battle for Terra, an animated flick due out May 1st that pits us against some uber cutesy aliens; the plot is a mashup of Titan A.E., Wall-E and A Bug’s Life.

Apocrypha Intro: EVE

Apocrypha Intro: EVE

A haunting soundtrack, epic spaceship-filled vistas and the occasional Star Wars-style screen wipe: this intro does a good job selling EVE Online’s Apocrypha expansion, due out 3/10.

Night at the Museum 2

Night at the Museum 2

Night at the Museum 2 may not be sophisticated comedy, but there’s just something about historical figures, dinosaurs and biplanes lose in the Smithsonian that makes us grin ear to ear.

Campaign Trailer: RA3

Campaign Trailer: RA3

Red Alert 3: Uprising producer Mical Pedriana narrates this Campaign Trailer; look forward to a gothic-themed Soviet campaign and a full-scale Japanese rebellion for the Allies.

Short Film: Aakraman

Short Film: Aakraman

Beautifully rendered in black and white, Aakraman is about the horrors of war; it’s created by Abhishek Joshi, whose own home country of Nepal is presently wracked by civil war.

Dead Space: Extraction

Dead Space: Extraction

Wii owners with a hankering for polymorphic alien infestations won’t have to wait much longer: Dead Space:Extraction is a FPS prequel of the original and will be on shelves Fall 2009.

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