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DVD: Men Who Stare At Goats

DVD: Men Who Stare At Goats
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The Men Who Stare at Goats baa-rges its way onto DVD and Blu-ray 3/23/10; both versions include deleted scenes, audio commentaries, and a featurette of the real First Earth Battalion.

Movie Trailer: Severe Clear

Movie Trailer: Severe Clear

In select theaters 3/12/10: Severe Clear puts you on the front lines with Marines in the 2003 Iraq War; it’s real video footage shot and narrated by First Lieutenant Mike Scotti.

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thodio A-BOX

thodio A-BOX
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It’s not often we’re blown away by iPod/MP3 player speakers, but thodio’s A-BOX is a repurposed ammo box; the top of the line model packs 2×70 watt amps and woven kevlar speakers.

Google Maps: The Boneyard

Google Maps: The Boneyard

The Boneyard near Tucson, Arizona is where old military aircraft permanently bail out, and is viewable on Google Maps; there are over 4,000 planes spread out across 2,600 acres.

Blu-ray: Saving Private Ryan

Blu-ray: Saving Private Ryan
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Saving Private Ryan arrives on Blu-ray 5/4/10: it’s a two-disc set with 2.35:1 1080p HD, English 5.1 DTS-HD audio, and 3 hours of bonuses including 8 featurettes and 2 documentaries.

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

It’s fairly short and doesn’t reveal much, but it’s what you don’t see that excites us in this debut teaser for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier; the tactical shooter is due out Q3/Q4 2010.

Video: Airborne Laser

Video: Airborne Laser

Nothing explodes, but we’re still dazzled by this test of a jet-mounted airborne laser (ABL) as it targets a MARTI missile loaded with sensors; a shoot-down test takes place later this year.

U.S. Army iPhone App

U.S. Army iPhone App
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The U.S. Army goes mobile with the release of its own iPhone app; it’s surprisingly not FUBAR’d thanks to a nifty Fact Files area that supplies news on weapons, equipment, and vehicles.

Single Player: Battlefield: BC2

Single Player: Battlefield: BC2
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Because a big, bad weapon requires big, slightly NSFW badasses: set to Queens of the Stone Age, this Single Player trailer for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is truly bad to the bone.

LaGana Tactical Tomahawk

LaGana Tactical Tomahawk
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In use in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Tactical Tomahawk is a hi-tech take on an old-school weapon; it sports a drop-forged carbon steel head and tread-patterned nylon handle. Thanks, Mac!

Civilian Labs iwallet

Civilian Labs iwallet
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Civilian Labs’ rugged iwallet is an uber-tri-fold that not only carries cards and cash but a cellphone; also included: a carabiner and optional mil-spec PALS/MOLLE belt loop. Thanks, everyone!

Fighter Sidecar Mashup

Fighter Sidecar Mashup

Henrik Toth’s Fighter Sidecar Mashup may not be particularly road or air-worthy, but it’s one sweet flight of fancy; it features a mini-WW2 cockpit bolted on to a Yamaha Wild Star.

Launch Trailer: Wings of Prey

Launch Trailer: Wings of Prey
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Actual aviators may want to look elsewhere, but Wings of Prey is ideal for casual WW2 fighter fans; it includes six theatres of war, 50 missions, 40+ planes, multiplayer, and future DLC.

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Make Art Not War Jacket

Make Art Not War Jacket
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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
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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.

Squad Deathmatch: BC2

Squad Deathmatch: BC2
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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
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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
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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.

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.

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.

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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.
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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.

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
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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.

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