The Daily Pron Stash

Looking good: Screenshots and new media
Assassin’s Creed 2 trailer launches the game on PC.
White Knight Chronicles video shows off the free quests you can try.
Fist of the North Star screens look awesome as the game gets closer to a Western release.
Army of Two: The 40th Day trailer introduces new DLC.
Gran Turismo 5 trailer is called ‘Nights’, and shows just that.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier trailer accompanies new details.
God of War III comparison images show the differences between the demo and the final version.
Shank gameplay trailer leaves a trail of carnage.
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa video sizzles!

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
Al Lowe on Leisure Suit Larry 8, the developer publishing his unrealised ideas for the game.
The Guild creator, Felicia Day, is a gamer from way back.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Hello Games chat about their MacGyver mentality.

In Development: Games in progress
Infinite Space: Could it be the surprise hit of the year?
Crackdown 2 will feature video recording, so you can replay bits over and over.
“Project Mercury”, from Big Huge Games and EA – a new singleplayer RPG.
Jagged Alliance 3, again, or so says bitComposer.
New Tiger Woods will support Sony Move, Team Play.
Dragon Age: Origins gets some tidbits, thanks to Game Informer.
EVE Expansion to be unveiled at GDC, say CCP.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
Eliss creator’s new game: Faraway (yet so close!).
iPhone gaming has its own summit at GDC… awww, our little baby’s growing up.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
PS3 to get lighter, slimming from 3.2kg to a mere 3.0!
PSP to get PhyreEngine, a new advanced graphics rendering engine.
Playstation Move gets a dev diary.

In good company: Business news
Emergent has a new CEO, explains their growth is driven by social MMOs.
ex-Pandemic staff form Globex Studios LA, sounds like something from The Simpsons.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
LFG MMO Developer Awards Nominations Begin – lots of TLA, right there.
The Secret World’s Martin Bruusgaard chats, delves into some interesting details.
How free is freemium, asks Massively.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Will Wright says the Wii belongs in a toy market but it’s still pretty good.
Kane & Lynch 2 ‘pixelated’ for Australia, due to those pesky censorship standards.
God of War III interview – what Herculean efforts were involved?
Vanquish’s acrobatics make it something special, which we haven’t seen before.
Black 2 did exist, but was canned.
Suda 51 wants to revisit Killer7 and Michigan.

Localisation: Merci!
Splinter Cell: Conviction to be dubbed for Japan.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
An exploration of Indie Art has some pretty pictures!

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
Games industry will ‘benefit’ movie business, says MW director.

Advertising: They want you to buy stuff
Why God of War 3 does not need aggressive marketing (even though it’s an aggressive game).

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
Tecmo Koei hand out Easter gifts, because they’re good people.
Mass Effect 2 gains Arc Projector DLC – free!
Need for Speed: Shift gets Exotic Racing Series – including a Mercedes-Benz.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
Deux Ex 3 has a ‘surprise’ coming on Thursday.

RUMOURED:
Arkham Asylum 2 will feature Robin?

NOT HAPPENING:
Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY edition not coming to North America, which makes a change.

ANNOUNCED:
Rock Band 3, for release this year.
Battlestar Galactica MMO will be free, and web-based.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior, looks cheesy and delicious.

RELEASED:
R.U.S.E. Beta Test

DELAYED:
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, til June rather than May, as previously reported.

UPDATED:
Dragon Age: Origins v1.03, complete with screens and changelog.

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