The Pron Stash

Looking good: Screenshots and new media
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time gets a behind the Scenes trailer for the film.
MAG developer tips: Sniper – love ’em or hate ’em, here’s how to play ’em.
Estpolis – new combat trailers for the remake of Lumia II, launching later this week.
Aragorn’s Quest screenshots revealed …in French.
Witch’s Wish will be released this spring for DS, looks about like you’d expect.
Mega Man Zero Collection gets some official assets.
Inazuma Eleven 3 will feature a Jet, not a Caravan (because caravans can’t travel around the world, y’know).
Super Street Fighter IV reveals still more Ibuki, highlighting his special moves.
Halo: Reach E3 trailer took 5 weeks to make, and was outsourced to an external studio.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
Ubisoft’s new DRM scheme is prompting protests including an unusual ‘reverse boycott’.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
NASA Lunar Electric Rover Simulator lands on the App Store, for free!

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Shin’en Multimedia discuss the advantages of a small development team – flexibility and communication are a couple of obvious ones.
Rebellion already considering a sequel for Aliens vs Predator following its success.
Sonic and Sega All-Star Racing producers sit down for a detailed Q&A session.
God of War director admires Dante’s Inferno – nothing like a bit of friendly competition.
Valve slam “sh&tty party games”, which is totally surprising.
Virtua Fighter 5 director hints at game inclusions, after keeping pretty quiet.
Visceral Games discuss their goal of one title per year – less is more.
Ken Levine says the new Irrational project will not be at PAX East, even though he himself will be.
EA explain that they steered away from politics in the Medal of Honor reboot – it’s no “propaganda piece”.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow’s Dave Cox explains whether or not this is a “new” Castlevania.
Darksiders creators “find success in chaos” last week at DICE.
Grasshopper Manufacture now boasts Silent Hill, Doshin the Giant developers – is it getting cramped in there?
Ace Attorney developer reveals details of their new project, and hints that Ghost Trick may ‘crossover’ with Phoenix Wright.
Visceral Games chat about their Distinct Vision in their second interview of the day.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
The most influential women in MMO development: Part 2 – how did they get into MMOs?

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
Nvidia’s big announcement: They’ll be launching a next-gen graphics card at PAX East. Not quite what we’d expected.

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
Activision going to court over Guitar Hero patents? …apparently the trademarks have little to do with the actual products.

History: Where we’ve been
Rhythm Games under the spotlight: where they’ve come from, where they’re going.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
FirstPlay Editor-in-chief discusses the “UK answer to Qore”.

In good company: Business news
Sony explain their Motorstorm 3 domain registration.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
Guild Wars 2 developers answer some burning questions and chat about the upcoming MMO.
Aion’s Eye on Community looks at the V-Day aftermath …broken hearts all over the place.
MMO Bloggers speak up, via Massively.
PoxNora getting geared up for their big revamp, tentatively scheduled for this week.
World of Warcraft maintenance Tuesday Feb 23rd will take place from 3:00 a.m. PDT / 6:00 a.m. EDT until 11:00 a.m. PDT / 2:00 p.m. EDT.
Gods & Heroes returns from the dead, is explained more in this interview.
World of Warcraft: the latest novel, Stormrage, is available now – in autographed hardcover, no less.

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
Uncharted 2 wins Writers Guild of America award for Videogame Writing, of course.
John Carmack to be given a Lifetime Achievement award at GDC, quite deservedly.

In Development: Games in progress
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker gets detailed… plus possible spoilers!
Halo Reach: Multiplayer details hinted at by Bungie, due in May.
PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap: Official announcement ‘soon’, after last week’s accidental reveal.
Halo: Reach – Greg Grunberg from Heroes signed up as voice actor.
Star Wars: The Force has been Unleashed on seven million gamers, ack.
Perfect Dark XBLA achievements revealed, all 20 of them.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
Half-Minute Hero t-shirts on sale in Europe, superawesome.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
Street Fighter IV Tournament detailed, will feature cosplayers and voice actors.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
Resident Evil 5 costume drama sorted out – they’ve been switched!
LittleBigPlanet, on the other hand, reveals some new White Knight Chronicles costumes, just for you!

Sweet Tweets: News in 140ch
Metro 2033 will feature PC controller support, even though they know most will use mouse/keyboard.

Mark your calendars: Release dates, events, announcements
Capcom are planning a “huge announcement” for April.
Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising arrives in US, March 11th, no updates on the rest of the world.
Valkyria Chronicles DLC pack due this Thursday, not rushed at all.
Xbox LIVE Block Party gets dates and details – get ready!

Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse – new series kicking off ‘soon’.

3D Dot Game Heroes on Xbox 360, but here’s some new screens anyway.

NBA Jam coming to PS3, Xbox 360 – according to a developer’s CV, anyway.

Heavy Rain Chronicles, in North America – PAL territories reportedly unaffected.


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