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Make Art Not War Jacket

Make Art Not War Jacket

Compared to the tee, Obey’s Make Art Not War is a more appropriate medium for Al Rockoff’s iconic DoH photo; it’s styled like an M65 field jacket with Rockoff’s print in the interior.

FB NATO Survival Compass

FB NATO Survival Compass

The Francis Baker NATO Survival Compass may be tiny at 3 grams, but it could save your life; used by SAS, NATO, and even WW2 pilots, it’s corrosion resistant and glows in the dark.

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Squad Deathmatch: BC2

Squad Deathmatch: BC2

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 shows off its new Squad Deathmatch multiplayer mode; it features up to four squads of four, random or teammate spawn points, and a single armored vehicle.

Hunter: Splinter Cell

Hunter: Splinter Cell

Splinter Cell: Conviction’s new co-op mode gets fleshed out along with a series of Denial Ops missions in this Hunter interview; the latter are standalone 1-2 player challenges.

Panama: Bad Company 2

Panama: Bad Company 2

Thank you, Bad Company 2, you’ve succeeded in making war beautiful; this Panama Canal trailer offers up a minute and a half of fast-paced, ridiculously sweet-looking gameplay.

Gameplay Trailer: R.U.S.E.

Gameplay Trailer: R.U.S.E.

While we’ve enjoyed the tactical and strategic aspects of R.U.S.E.’s past trailers, this gameplay trailer focuses on the macro-level of war: namely, explosions, and lots of them.

Debut: Spec Ops: The Line

Debut: Spec Ops: The Line

Due out Fall 2010, Spec Ops: The Line reboots the franchise; the third person shooter tells the story of a Delta Force team sent in to a devastated Dubai to retrieve a rogue Colonel.

DVD/BD: The Hurt Locker

DVD/BD: The Hurt Locker

One of AFI’s Top 10 Movies and TV shows of 2009, The Hurt Locker arrives on Blu-ray and DVD 1/12/2010; both come in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen and include audio commentary.

Trailer: Medal of Honor

Trailer: Medal of Honor

Following in the footsteps of Call of Duty, Medal of Honor gets a modern reboot in this debut trailer; due out Fall 2010, it’ll tell the story of a special ops soldier fighting in Afghanistan.

3D Engine: Silent Hunter 5

3D Engine: Silent Hunter 5

With a typical patrol running 10 hours, it’s best that periscope up equals upgraded graphics; this 3D Engine trailer shows off submarine sim Silent Hunter 5’s new graphic engine.

Gryphon Wingsuit

Gryphon Wingsuit

The Gryphon Wingsuit is a chute/glider hybrid with a guidance system and HUD that’ll drop from 30k feet and glide 30 miles with an average speed of 60 mph; next up? Bolt-on engines.

Video: How to Play R.U.S.E.

Video: How to Play R.U.S.E.

Made for beta testers, R.U.S.E. Senior Producer Mathieu Girard gives us a gameplay low-down with How to Play R.U.S.E.; it covers economics, buildings, logistics, and of course, ruses.

Modern Warfare 2 in 60s

Modern Warfare 2 in 60s

Major spoilers: Modern Warfare 2 in 60 seconds is exactly that, with a rapid-fire plot salvo that takes you through the entire campaign; full script under More Info on the YouTube page.

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DIY: Jim’s P-38

DIY: Jim’s P-38

Easily the baddest-ass DIY’ers ever, 81-year old Jim O’Hara and his wife have built a two-thirds scale P-38 fighter using little more than CAD plans; it made its maiden flight 10/24/09.

Moments: Battlefield BC2

Moments: Battlefield BC2

This second Moments trailer for Battlefield BC2 may look similar to the first, but two important points: 1) ultra-realistic graphics never get old, and 2) neither does wanton demolition.

Spectre Hoodie LRP

Spectre Hoodie LRP

TAD Gear’s Spectre is a feature-rich hoodie for long range patrols; it features a 3-layer/3-season sharkskin soft shell, low-profile AERO hood, 9 pockets, and large-tooth YKK zippers.

Funny: Modern Warfare 3

Funny: Modern Warfare 3

We appreciate the efforts and sacrifices of our troops, but The Onion’s Modern Warfare 3 suggests a better name for the ultra-realistic military sim: the Call of Monotonous Duties.

Africa: Battlefield BC2

Africa: Battlefield BC2

We liked the first multiplayer video for Battlefield: Bad Company 2, but Africa Harbour blows us away: it’s a hard hitting video with fast cuts and realistic action from multiple vantage points.

Launch: Modern Warfare 2

Launch: Modern Warfare 2

Even if you’re not an Eminem fan, it’s tough not to get pumped over this kick ass launch trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2; you’ll get to fight in castles, DC, and even the freakin’ ISS.

Trailer: Green Zone

Trailer: Green Zone

Starring Matt Damon and directed by Paul Greengrass, The Green Zone might as well be called Bourne in Baghdad: it’s a thriller set in Iraq shortly before the troop surge of 2007.

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Oakley Elite Assault Boot

Oakley Elite Assault Boot

Oakley’s Elite Assault Boot might as well be a tank: it features a fire and slash resistant hybrid carbon fiber/stainless steel outer, chemical-resistant outsole, and puncture-proof inner sole.

Video: PETMAN Prototype

Video: PETMAN Prototype

We felt shivers up our flesh-and-blood spines watching this PETMAN prototype for the US Army; it walks at 3.2 mph (the same speed as a human) and stays upright even when shoved.

Extraction: Army of Two

Extraction: Army of Two

With an emphasis on teamwork, Army of Two: The 40th Day plays more like Army of Four with the co-op Extraction Mode; it’s available if you preorder or a month after 1/12 if you don’t.

F.A.S.T. Pack P.S. v2

F.A.S.T. Pack P.S. v2

Version 2 of TAD Gear’s F.A.S.T. Pack sports a technical alpine design that distributes weight to improve wearer endurance; it’s fully MILSPEC and AKA the 3 Day Assault Pack.

Superhero Photography

Superhero Photography

Part playful photoshopping, part social commentary, Indonesian artist Agan Harahap’s Superhero Photographs splice Batman, Darth Vader and others into 20th century wartime images.

Art: WW2 Dieselpunk

Art: WW2 Dieselpunk

Sam Van Olffen’s WW2 Dieselpunk reimagines Allied and Axis leaders with steampunk bodies and armies; Stalinator may be steely, but Churchill Omnicron looks ready to kick Nazi ass.

Duality of Humanity Tee

Duality of Humanity Tee

Obey’s Duality of Humanity is now available in t-shirt form; it’s a collaboration with famed Vietnam War and Khmer Rouge photojournalist Al Rockoff and based on an actual photo.

UNICEF Toy Soldiers

UNICEF Toy Soldiers

Juxtaposing children playing in place of troops, UNICEF’s Toy Soldiers aren’t for sale but are part of a smart campaign to raise awareness about the plight of child soldiers in Africa.

Machinima: Empire TW

Machinima: Empire TW

Set to Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day”, the epic battlefields of Empire: Total War take on a somber and hauntingly beautiful tone with this machinima video; war… it’s caaannon-tastic!

Launch: Operation Flashpoint

Launch: Operation Flashpoint

If you’ve had a hard time wrapping your mind around Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising’s features, this Launch Trailer says it all: co-op gameplay and one shot kills in a military sandbox.

Sixpack x TJ General Tee

Sixpack x TJ General Tee

A collaboration between New York’s Todd James and France’s Sixpack, this General t-shirt is ideal for those with Napoleon complexes–just don’t march on Waterloo anytime soon.

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