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Videos: The Hobbit and Wreck-It Ralph trailers, Geek & Sundry goes country

If you're a fan of Tolkien, classic video games, or Felicia Day, check out at least one of these three geeky videos.

TechRepublic Editors Mark Kaelin and Bill Detwiler shared geeky video links with me that I think Geekend readers will want to check out, too. Watch these three videos, and then post your feedback about them in the discussion.

The Hobbit trailer

The official trailer for the film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released months ago, but we are featuring it in Geekend now because we're curious to hear what readers think of this first look at Peter Jackson's adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien story. The movie is being filmed at a 48 frames per second rate (unlike the usual 24 frames per second rate), and there have been mixed reactions to the way the film looks from people who saw 10 minutes of unfinished footage at Cinemacon.

The Hobbit is scheduled to be released worldwide on December 12, 2012.

Thanks to Mark Kaelin for the link to The Hobbit trailer.

Wreck-It Ralph trailer

Disney's animated Wreck-It Ralph is the story of arcade game character Wreck-It Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) who is tired of being the bad guy and attempts to prove he's a hero by playing through every generation of video games. Things don't go as planned when he gets into a new first-person shooter game. Warning: The trailer might make you nostalgic for some of your favorite classic games.

Wreck-It Ralph is scheduled to be released on November 2, 2012.

Thanks to Bill Detwiler for the link to the Wreck-It Ralph trailer.

Gamer Girl, Country Boy

In a recent Geek & Sundry video, Felicia Day and Jason Charles Miller play characters who front bands and sing about falling for one another. In real life, Day is an actress, a violinist, and a self-proclaimed geek who loves gaming; Miller is a rock singer-songwriter who has done voice work in various games and movies, including World of Warcraft and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles for Wii. Read Day's response to the negative feedback about the video, which she thinks is mainly about the general idea of a gamer girl.

Thanks to Mark Kaelin for the link to the Gamer Girl, Country Boy video.

What videos have you watched in the past couple of weeks that you think would be of interest to Geekend readers? Please post your favorites in the discussion.

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Mary Weilage is a Senior Editor for CBS Interactive. She has worked for TechRepublic since 1999.

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markdcole
markdcole

All I can say is: "I Can't Wait"!!!! It's like an "old friend", come back to see you one more time! I get goosebumps watching the Trailer. "The Hobbit" will finally get the respect it deserves! As far as the fps, I thought the "filming"/scenes, looked great!

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