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Tech Report: CES

Tech Report: CES

If you’re expecting a dry summary of the 2009 CES in Vegas, look elsewhere; Current’s Ben Hoffman spends his time ridiculing absurd gadgets and harassing hapless exhibitors.

Video: Theremin Hero

Video: Theremin Hero

No, he’s not on crack: Theremin-master Greg uses a mic buried into headphones along with his hands for pitch and volume to create a trippy version of the Portal song via Rock Band.

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Gameplay: White Knight

Gameplay: White Knight

Loved the White Knight Chronicles trailer? this gameplay video has it all: a knight in shining armor, a damsel in distress and some four-legged biomechanical cannon thing from hell.

The T-Mobile Dance

The T-Mobile Dance

Sure, it’s a rip-off of Improv Everywhere’s pranks, but this Saatchi & Saatchi conceived ad for T-Mobile is top-notch stuff; it was filmed with 350 dancers in London’s Liverpool Street Station.

Free: Walkie Tonky

Free: Walkie Tonky

It’s like every little boy’s dream: pilot a giant robot through a city and smash everything; Walkie Tonky is a quick and dirty freeware physics-based action game with retro-styled graphics.

Trailer: Paul Blart

Trailer: Paul Blart

There’s nothing sophisticated about Kevin James’ brand of physical slapstick comedy, but we couldn’t help cracking up over this trailer for Paul Blart: Mall Cop; it’s showing in theaters now.

Extended Clip: Push

Extended Clip: Push

Guns and telekinesis can only mean some crazy fight sequences, and this extended clip from Push does “push” the envelope; it could use some finesse, but it’s intriguing nevertheless.

Free: Split ‘Em Up

Free: Split ‘Em Up

A twist switch on the classic Space Invaders shooter, Split ‘Em Up gives you two gunpods which can be separated into their own units at will; detriment or advantage? Your call.

Video: Bastard vs. Bots

Video: Bastard vs. Bots

Bastard vs. Bots is an awesome series of short, animated episodes pitting cowboys, skaters and even Vikings against robots; they’re promo pieces for heavy metal band Black Tide.

Gameplay: Magic Ball

Gameplay: Magic Ball

Available at the PSN store today, Magic Ball is kinda like Arkanoid, except with destructible 3D environments, trophies, multiplayer and VOIP support … that, and pirates. Yaarrrr.

History of the Internet

History of the Internet

Directed by Melih Bilgil, History of the Internet starts from the early days of Arpanet to the modern-day development of TCP/IP; we like the way he puts it in perspective of world events.

Free: Mechanical Commando

Free: Mechanical Commando

In the best traditions of “shoot first, ask questions later,” Mechanical Commando is a robotic remake of the classic NES’ Commando; our trigger finger still aches (in a good way).

Trailer: Fast & Furious

Trailer: Fast & Furious

Directed by Justin Lin (who made the better of the F&F sequels), Fast & Furious has a new trailer up; it starts with fast-paced foot chase and finishes with Vin Diesel being… Vin Diesel.

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Book: The Next 100 Years

Book: The Next 100 Years

It’s a bit out there, but The Next 100 Years forecasts the next century of world events; it’s written by George Friedman, whose clients include the Fortune 500 and foreign gov’t agencies.

Doogie Howser Orchestra

Doogie Howser Orchestra

It’s no stretch to say that NPH has been on a roll as of late: this past weekend’s SNL was capped off by an orchestral homage to the Doogie Howser theme. We cried at the end too, bro.

Trailer: Dead Snow

Trailer: Dead Snow

Few things are more hated than Nazis, zombies and entitled coeds, but Dead Snow dares to combine them all into a bloody Sundance film; this has epic win splattered all over it.

Trailer: MySims Party

Trailer: MySims Party

One thing we learned in our days drinking studying at college is that you can never have too many party games; MySims Party is coming to the Wii and the DS with 50 mini games.

Teaser: T-28

Teaser: T-28

Fresh from IMAGI (who brought us the Astro Boy and Gatchman teasers), T-28 is a resurrection of the Tetsujin manga; it hasn’t been picked up by a studio per se, but it sure looks promising.

Video: No Pants 2009

Video: No Pants 2009

Improv Everywhere’s annual No Pants subway ride went off without a hitch (or britches) on January 10, with over 2,500 pantless riders in 22 cities around the world. Mmm, legs…

Free: Hunted Forever

Free: Hunted Forever

Created by Simon Fraser University student Evan Miller, Hunted Forever is a fast-paced platformer with echoes of Mirror’s Edge; it’s one of Time magazine’s top games of 2008. Thanks, Victor!

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Trailer: Zero Gear

Trailer: Zero Gear

Customizable karts, physics-based effects and an open art and scripting system to encourage custom mods: Zero Gear has all the makings of an uber-Mario Kart. Thanks, Robert!

Mobile Phone Orchestra

Mobile Phone Orchestra

Think Ocarina x 5: above is Stanford’s Mobile Phone Orchestra (MoPhO) playing Stairway To Heaven with their iPhones and special glove speakers at The Crunchies 2008.

DoW II: Tyranids #2

DoW II: Tyranids #2

Think T-rex meets Starship Troopers meets the Zerg: this faction trailer for Dawn of War II shows off the Tyranids, whose ferocious, swarming hordes send happy shivers up our spine.

Hajirai Machine Girl

Hajirai Machine Girl

Coming to theaters January 23, Hajirai Machine Girl is not for the faint of heart; only in Japan would a machine gun emerging from a bikini girl’s behind seem even remotely normal.

Gameplay: Yakuza 3

Gameplay: Yakuza 3

This gameplay video for Yakuza 3 is light on any real innovation; it’s just a dude in a suit wailing on victim after victim in street brawls, but with the moves of a UFC/WWF fighter.

Trailer: Flock!

Trailer: Flock!

We love developers who don’t take themselves too seriously, and Flock! doles it out in bales of wool: this funky action puzzler lets you fly a UFO, abduct sheep and carve crop circles.

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