The Pron Stash

Looking good: Screenshots and new media
The Sims 3 trailer features punk group Rise Against. In Simlish.
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light first-look screens, she hasn’t aged a bit.
BioShock 2 screens introduce Louie and Oscar.
Bit.Trip Runner trailer is a bit less abstract than its predecessors.
SOCOM 4 teaser trailer features director’s commentary.
Silent Hunter 5 trailer is a bit damp.
EX: Space Ark trailer is very bright!
Red Steel 2 trailer shows off the weapons instore for you.
Fallout: New Vegas screens are really something.
Gran Turismo 5 trailer is off-screen and awesome!
JoyJoy trailer from Radiangames is looking pretty nifty.
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker commercial as shown on Japanese tv.
StarCraft II trailer displays the new terran abilities.
After Burner Climax screens are awfully shiny.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Rescue the Beagles was Big Download’s Freeware Friday.

In Development: Games in progress
Gran Turismo does NASCAR, and does it well.
Portal 2: An insider’s guide – curiouser and curiouser.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
The Red Star coming to iPhone, as well as PSP, in the US Spring.
Zen Bound gives us a first-look at an iPad game, glorious!
Tekken confirmed for iPhone and iPod touch, as it’s a great fighting medium.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
DSi XL and Apple iPad hit the US within days of each other – who will win the retail war?

In good company: Business news
Ambition Production and Management is formed from former WBIE, Collision, Midway and Interactive Studio Management staff.
Twin Galaxies Founder retires, to pursue a music career.

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
White Stripes, The Futureheads, The James Gang, Neil Peart and Shaimus come to Rock Band.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
World of Warcraft’s Tom Chilton discusses early WoW class balance (or lack of).
Star Trek Online Engingeering Report explores the Trident.
Star Trek Online also launches new forum section and drops hints about incoming respecs.
Star Wars: The Old Republic introduces the Jedi Consular, features a couple of screens.
Digimon Battle opens beta registrations (gotta catch ’em… wait…)

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
Gray Matter developer discusses the game’s soundtrack from Jane Jensen / Robert Holmes.
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom soundtrack: of pies and philosophy.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Dead Space 2 draws scary inspiration from reality, rather than films.
C&C4 lead designer Samuel Bass says StarCraft II is a boon to the RTS Genre.
Metroid: Other M trying to humanise Samus – she actually speaks!
Just Cause 2: Lead designer chats about how the game has progressed.
God of War III senior designer says the game has improved again since E3 2009.
Just Cause 2: Nvidia chats about 3D, and how the two companies worked together.
Penny Arcade Adventures didn’t sell as well as Hothead would have liked, explains the delay on the third chapter.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
UbiSoft claim their DRM has not been sunk, despite featuring in a game about submarines.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
GameArena Battlefield Bad Company 2 Tournament kicks off.

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
Free Realms reaches 9 million registrants, that’s nearly as many as WoW.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
Cave Story featured artist: Cory Godbey draws dragons.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission premieres at SXSW.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
Army of Two: 40th Day to get new campaign maps next month.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
QuakeCon 2010 Announced for August 12-15 in Texas.

High Voltage unveiling something big at GDC?
Monkey Island 2: Special Edition coming soon from LucasArts?
Rock of the Dead may come to X360 and PS3, could support other instruments.
Portal 2 for US$49.99, say GameStop.
Nintendo patent a new DS cartridge design

Codemasters’ new shooter is called BodyCount, is “frankly mental”.
Project E:st, uses CryENGINE 2, looks interesting.
The Whispered World is coming to America, hopefully the rest of the world, too!
Joe Danger is a PS3 exclusive …for now.
Scribblenauts sequel coming to the US in Fall.
Diner Dash heading to the Wii, for more time wasting fun.

Disgaea Infinite pushed into June, only a little after May.

StarCraft II Beta to


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