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Helmet for My Pillow (Book)

Helmet for My Pillow (Book)

Robert Leckie’s Helmet for My Pillow gets a re-issue for its TV adaptation in HBO’s The Pacific; it’s the real account of a WW2 Marine who fought in Guadalcanal, New Britain, and Peleliu.

Trailer #1: Project Arbiter

Trailer #1: Project Arbiter

If you liked yesterday’s 1945A, Project Arbiter takes two steps back to 1943 but at least four steps forward in terms of awesomeness; mobile armored suits in WW2 = nuts!

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1945A (Short Film)

1945A (Short Film)

The “A” stands for alternate reality in Ryan Nagata’s 1945A, shot on a $2,000 budget; in it, the Nazis spring a lumbering diesel-punk surprise on the Allies just before the end of WW2.

Blu-ray: Saving Private Ryan

Blu-ray: Saving Private Ryan

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.

Campaign: Silent Hunter 5

Campaign: Silent Hunter 5

It looks purely visual, but it’s what’s beneath the waves that counts in this Silent Hunter 5 trailer; campaigns are dynamically driven by player decisions with 160 ports and 10,500 ships.

Launch Trailer: Wings of Prey

Launch Trailer: Wings of Prey

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.

Spitfire Sculpture

Spitfire Sculpture

Own a piece of WW2 history with this Spitfire Sculpture; limited to 24 pieces, it’s crafted from the Spitfire engine of an RAF ace who fought in the Battle of Britain; #13-24 sit on engine conrods.

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.

AA Gun: The Saboteur

AA Gun: The Saboteur

Nothing beats repurposing a giant gun, especially when it’s used to take out Nazis: this explosive AA Gun trailer for The Saboteur wraps up with a pair of big, blimpy bada-booms.

Getting Started: Saboteur

Getting Started: Saboteur

This Getting Started trailer for The Saboteur shows it’s not all stealth and subterfuge; anyone who gets to race cars, blow up blimps and liberate France is having a pretty good day.

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.

Zeppelin Trailer: Wolfenstein

Zeppelin Trailer: Wolfenstein

We’re not quite sold on Wolfenstein, but this Zeppelin Trailer is a Nazi hunter’s dream: you’ll get to take out everything from jetpack Nazis and ghoul Nazis to plain old ugly Nazis.

E3 Trailer: The Saboteur

E3 Trailer: The Saboteur

This trailer for The Saboteur reveals little, both in terms of gameplay and censored naughty bits; still, we’re intrigued by setting: it’s an adventure serial-style FPS set in WW2.

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Launch Video: Battlestations

Launch Video: Battlestations

Just in time for their 5/13 release date, this launch trailer for Battlestations: Pacific is basically war porn: it’s filled with dizzyingly fast edits plus bullets and explosions galore.

Kamikaze: Battlestations

Kamikaze: Battlestations

This Battle for Leyte Gulf trailer for Battlestations: Pacific reenacts the infamous kamikaze runs on the American carrier fleets during WWII and sends chills up our spine every time.

Intro Cinematic: Wolfenstein

Intro Cinematic: Wolfenstein

Remember Indiana Jones, before it was ruined? This cinematic intro for Wolfenstein is nothing short of bad ass, with plenty of Nazi butt kicking and secret weapons a-la Temple of Doom.

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