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
Splinter Cell: Conviction media explosion celebrates the game going gold.
Dungeons & Dragons Unlimited screens show off update 4.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
In the Shadow of FarmVille looks at how small studios can still succeed in Facebook development.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
Internet rehab for 12 year olds offered in a London clinic.
Toronto Public Library considering adding games to their lending inventory.
Vibrating video game controllers: Screen Play takes a very close, personal look.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
NVIDIA release beta 197.25 graphics card drivers for the StarCraft II beta.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
For the Love of Community, via On One’s Own.
PUzzlebots is coming! April 30! Exclamation mark!

In Development: Games in progress
Persona 5 hinted at by Atlus devs.
LA Noire script is up to 22,000 pages long, we hope they’re small pieces of paper.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
Robot tester gives the finger to portable touch screens, an interesting comparison.
The Witcher: Versus announced for iPhone, iPod Touch complete with video.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
Nintendo’s 3DS to come with “3D control stick”, vibration, Sharp’s parallax barrier 3D LCD?
Natal will not discriminate against your tiny living room.

In good company: Business news
Play testers wanted at DICE, in Stockholm.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
I Hit It With My Axe episode 2: F*ck. A Medusa.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
World of Warcraft: Resources to be the best in retribution, via The Light and How to Swing It.
Global Agenda will suffer the Sandstorm, as that’s the name for the new patch 1.3.
Champions Online is no longer coming to consoles, announces Cryptic.
Mabinogi is celebrating their second anniversary in the US with Jump to the Moon.
Fallen Earth opens test server and outlines some upcoming content.
Kung Fu Panda World starts sneaky peek, looks kinda cool.
WoW: Trading Card Game is now in the hands of Cryptozoic, a new company formed by ex-Blizzard staff.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
Cure The Music is a benefit to raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma, with a distinctly gamer flavour.
Flower’s composer discusses creating a narrative arc with in-game audio.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
David Cage talks about Heavy Rain’s fans and critics with The Guardian.
Rocksteady want to create a standalone game for Bane, one of the not-so-famous villains.
Molyneux talks about game development, Natal, and not keeping secrets.
GameCulture goes Inside the (Voice) Actor’s Studio, in case you were curious.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
EA blogger foiled by C&C DRM, and posts his experiences on Twitter.

An Apple a day: The Mac side of things
Single Mac Gamer Seeks: Romans for quiet evenings of Total War.
Brothers in Arms: Double Time brings the first two BiA games to the Mac.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
Tee Fury features Super Mario Sushi today only!
World of Warcraft gaming headset released by Creative / SoundBlaster / Blizzard.
Mountain Dew: Peace Walker …nuff said.
Knitted Mega Man Chucks have no weakness.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
Dark Void theme needs your lyrics, you could win a signed soundtrack!

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
Happy 5th birthday, PSP!

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
Hollywood ask Nintendo about Mario, Zelda movies “all the time”.

Sweet Tweets: News in 140ch
BioWare reveal Firewalker and Alternate Appearance Packs for ME2 are available now!

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
Hacker Evolution: Untold – Flight Zero is a free first expansion that picks up where the original game ends.
This Week in PlayStation Home: Assassin’s Creed II Space, Aliens vs. Predator, SingStar VIP Room Opens for Stereophonics, and More!

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
BioWare reveal several countdown timers, all leading to Monday at noon, EST.

Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project, probably for XBLA, according to the Korean rating board.
F.E.A.R. sequel to be named (wait for it) F.3.A.R. …yeah. Cue discussions of F.E.4.R., too.

New Jason Bourne project from Starbreeze Studios and EA has been axed.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings officially confirmed (like we didn’t already know) …and they slipped a little something into the announce trailer.
Atomic Games announce Breach, a new first-person-shooter from the guys who created Six Days in Fallujah.

Diablo II, to v1.13c, with lots of help about how to do it.


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