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
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier trailer might be the best game trailer you ever see.
TERA trailer shows off the new action/RPG/fantasy MMO.
Backbreaker trailer takes an interesting perspective.
Witcher 2 videos – a dev diary and a cutscene – are well worth watching.
3D Dot Game Heroes trailer illustrates something I was talking about the other day.
The Secret World trailer comes with developer comments.
Red Dead Redemption trailer introduces still more characters.
White Knight Chronicles 2 screens have green hair and Japanese subtitles.
Hydrophobia trailer shows off the now XBLA-exclusive game you can play at PAX east.

Vale: Rest in peace.
Robert Culp, the voice of Half-Life’s Dr. Wallace Breen.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
The average US social gamer is only 27 years old.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Trying to see the light in BlindGiRL, with GLPeas, will make sense to some of you.

In Development: Games in progress
Halo Reach: Bungie reveals the all-encompasssing player investment system.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
App Store leak hints at iPad version of Plants vs Zombies and some other games we care about much less.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
DSiXL in bullet points in case you didn’t want to wait for a 3DS.
Sony experience embarrasing lack of Move in a pre-PAX demonstration.

In good company: Business news
Epic Games are opening a Japanese office.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
Heavy Rain… sure is.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
Love is launched! …catch up on all the coverage over at Massively.
Global Agenda Steam Update released, entless free trial version incoming.
World of Warcraft did not smoothly move to 3.3.3, with gamers reporting things missing and bugs all over the place.
Runes of Magic: First Chapter III location revealed, due for release in May.
Warcraft used by sociologists to predict the future of human civilisation and to sell books.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
Video Games Live heads to New Orleans on April 1st, for a pretty impressive-sounding recorded gig.
“This generation’s best video game music”, according to that guy.
The Arcade Ambience Project is something I should have known about much earlier.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
The ECA will be at PAX East, if you want a chat.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Developer Appreciation Week is making its way around the blogosphere.
Miyamoto chats about the recession, innovation and the Wii, in mainstream media.
Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling chats stimulus for MW2.
…and Mr. Bowling chats again, on the same topic.

Localisation: Merci!
Metro Textual looks at subs vs dubs, from a “dubbing snob” perspective.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
Ubisoft offer PC players free games to apologise for DRM downtime.
God of War III glitch results in a full arsenal of maxed-out weapons when starting a new game.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
Loco Roco-themed nursery looks surprisingly appropriate.
Yoshi, Chain Chomp scarves would be perfect for winter.

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
Rock, Paper, Shotgun invades Steam, is included in the latest beta.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
Warner Bros. restart plans for Spy Hunter film, capitalising on ex-Midway assets.

Sweet Tweets: News in 140ch
Serious Sam HD demo will be “extremely generous”, devs report.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
Modern Warfare 2: Get to know the new maps

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet getting Atari games, including the Syberia series.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
Mafia II arrives in August – the 24th in the US, 27th in PAL regions.
GDC Europe opens lecture submissions for their 2010 event.
Microsoft will be busy at E3, with a press conference and a Project Natal ‘experience’.

This “F.3.A.R.” casting call was a while ago but worth revisiting.
Will the 3DS system look like this?
BioWare countdown – could it have something to do with SW:ToR?
Does Just Cause 2 visit the LOST island?

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, to be developed in Australia by Krome and Tantalus.

Dolby Axon Voice Chat for better in-game communications.
Diablo 2 mod SnMX, now at v2.0.

Fat Princess, to v 1.05, with bonus new maps.
The Sims 3, to 1.11/2.6/3.2.
Eufloria v2.03 released, for those who like to update their space explorers.


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