The Daily Pron Stash

Looking good: Screenshots and new media
Sam & Max Season 3 Artwork and Trailer is going to the Devil’s Playhouse.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Trailer confirms that new name.
Fable III gameplay video suggests that “Fable I and II were DOS; Fable III is Windows”.
Star Wars: The Old Republic screens illustrate that every epic space saga needs a prison planet.
Puzzle Quest 2 media blowout would like you to match three before proceeding.
Gran Turismo 5 trailer is stunning.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
Pharmaceutical companies visit GDC to protect against zombies.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Neptune’s Pride play diary, part 3.

In Development: Games in progress
Battle vs. Chess is a lot like Battle Chess, but not enough to be sued.
Nexon will launch more free-to-play games in the US market.
Mind Invaders is controlled by your brain and a Wii remote.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
Apps for Healthy Kids competition launched by First Lady Michelle Obama.
Aaaaaaa! A Reckless Disregard for Gravity coming to iPad, of course.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
Jack Tretton talks about PlayStation Move, something I’m sure he does a lot of, these days.
PlayStation Move will not support 4-person multiplayer, instead opting for three… and a half.

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
Lady Gaga, Cartman, 3 Doors Down, Mute Math, The Subways for Rock Band.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
Blizzard open WoW Trading Card Game forums to focus discussions in the right places.
Update: Big changes in store for Alganon, and Dave Allen was pushed.
Champions Online: The Future, as told by Massively.
All Points Bulletin beta kicks off, get in and check it out!
Lord of the Rings Online has been changed by skirmishes – find out how.
Blizzard’s successes and failures, as seen by Rob Pardo.
EverQuest want you for St Patrick’s Day, to be sure, to be sure.
Dungeons & Dragons Online interview with Massively – part the first.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
Gabe Newell teases a new song for Portal 2, explains that “Jonathan Coulton is awesome”.
Final Fantasy XIV receives an epic Battle Theme, which you can listen to.
A musical journey through Dante’s Hell: Sounds good to me!
Metroid: Other M – Who is composing?
Akira Yamaoka talks audio techniques and Grasshopper Manufacture.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Sims Creator, Doom Creator, Love each other very much, and Will Wright explains why John Carmack is cooler than Lindsay Lohan.
Hideo Kojima believes Metal Gear Solid Rising will attract new users to the franchise, we think he may be onto something.
God of War III engine only running at 50%, because if they turned it up, your mind would explode.
Realtime Worlds are a bit cagey when it comes to APB on consoles.
Steamworks seeps into Unreal Engine 3, some sort of unholy hybrid.
Mark Rein says AAA is ‘not going away’, instead, it’s going everywhere.
Metroid designer talks “creative inspiration”, and how he’s only known for one franchise outside Japan.
Deus Ex 3 will not feature multiplayer, confirms Eidos.
Sid Meier says the original Civilization could have been quite different, more like Sim City.
Naughty Dog wants to half-tuck Uncharted into the PSP, don’tcha know.
Epic Games show off new Unreal Tech and tease about a new mystery project.
Splash Damage want Brink to be ‘platform agnostic’, which reminds me of a joke.
Portal 2 is the best game Valve have ever done, says Gabe Newell.

In the Cloud: Taking computing to the next level
Gaikai promises subscription-free cloud gaming, not like that other company.
Otoy enters the fray as yet another streaming game service.
OnLive are also readying subscription-free gaming as well as their $15/month plan.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Tournament sign-ups extended over at Game Arena.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
Gaming gets framed for Into The Pixel exhibition (wish I was there!).

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
BioShock 2 DLC is already on the game disc, you’re downloading an unlocker.
Mass Effect 2 will have enough DLC to satisfy players, with the impending release of Kasumi’s Stolen Memory.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
Ys VS Legend of Heroes is due in Japan in Summer, and is an unusual crossover RPG combat title.

More Portal 2 at E3?
Bungie have registered a new trademark for Marathon.
Infinity Ward staff not leaving Activision due to unpaid royalties.
Gene Simmons is the voice of Guitar Hero 6 (not bad, as the game isn’t confirmed yet, bigmouth).

3D Dot Game Heroes not coming to Xbox 360, developer explains exactly why.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution, complete with bonus metaphor descriptions.
Vindictus, from Nexon, using a modified Source engine.
DiRT 3, casually announced by Codemasters.
Splinter Cell: Conviction demo coming soon from Ubisoft.


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