The Daily Pron Stash

We scour the net for the Pron Stash, our daily roundup of game bits and pieces. Click through for more about:

Looking good: Screenshots and new media
WarioWare DIY trailers form the second round of tutorial videos.
Red Steel 2 video aims to familiarise you with the new weapons.
Iron Man 2 trailer explores enemies and destruction and raises some questions.
Star Wars: The Old Republic screenshots are possibly the images you were looking for.
Crackdown 2 multiplayer footage is “balls-to-the-walls mental”, or so we hear.
Fallout New Vegas screenshots compared to Fallout 3 screenshots.
Kick Ass trailer does just that, if you squint.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
EA to release paid DLC prior to packaged games, claims Pachter. That might mean paying for demos, kids.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
Video Game Vault: Color a Dinosaur, featuring Tommy Tallarico.
Mario goes Open-Source with Arduino, complete with soundtrack.
“Why everything is becoming a game” …because we like them, pretty much.
The most influential video games of the past 50 years – agree? Disagree?
Player Belief and Motivation (or Laundry) sees Brenda Brathwaite have a revelation over some damp clothes.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
Multicore requires OS rework, says a Windows architect.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Hamlet has a trailer, and I want it (the game, I mean).
Nordic Game Indie Night announced, complete with presenters.
Jason Rohrer talks about Sleep is Death, his new game. And it’s fascinating.

In Development: Games in progress
The Witcher website has been updated, with new sequel teasers.
Plants vs. Zombies started as Insaniquarium sequel, aren’t we glad they changed.
New Zelda may use the Vitality Sensor, because that’s a fun idea.
Portal 2 redesign: Valve artist speaks out.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has some issues, and DICE know about them.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
Ten games I most want to play on the iPad Part 1, and – of course – Part 2.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
Wii gets its own ‘soft, realistic’ football, which looks just a tad ridiculous.
Microsoft are already working on Natal’s successor, explain that innovation is not dead.
Netflix streaming ‘technically possible’ on DS, says Reggie Fils-Aime.

In good company: Business news
Warner Bros. opens comic game studio in Montreal
Renegade super-investor Carl Icahn has bought a further 710,840 shares in Take-Two.
Nocturnal launches game assessment service for help with the Aussie censors.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
Subliminal Pac-Man wakka wakka wakka.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
Fallen Earth celebrates six months in the Wasteland!

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Miyamoto has never called video games ‘art’, but is still flattered to accept a BAFTA.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
Steampunk GameBoy – it’s no 3DS, but… y’know.
Large gauge jewellery, gamer-style.

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
Final Fantasy XIII sells more than 1 million units in America. We are not surprised.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
This week in PlayStation Home Twisted Metal, Resistance, inFAMOUS Content + Musicality Apartment, PlayStation.Blog Meetup and More!!!

God of War Trilogy box set for PAL regions (including Australia!).


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