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 launch trailer features Johnny Cash!
R.U.S.E. beta trailer shows off some ‘veteran’ multiplayer strategies and combos.
Metroid: Other M trailer features gameplay and some awesome cutscenes.
Alan Wake screens aren’t making the wait any easier.
Blacklight: Tango Down screenshots come with a press release.
StarCraft II 101 video exposes the Protoss.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
The ‘real’ Super Mario is busy, and 75 years old. He’s also the former Nintendo of America warehouse landlord.
Saturn’s moon Mimas is actually Pac-Man, we see in new photos.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Blocks has a new demo and a whole lot of potential.

In Development: Games in progress
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions announced …and it’s already spawning discussions:
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions: The Wish List …who do you want to see?
THQ nab a fighting game from a major developer, to be revealed at E3.
Ten Things You Have To Know About Super Street Fighter IV. Go, read.
APB website relaunched, features an “unprecedented level of detail”.
Final Fantasy XIV: A closer look at the in-game tribes.
Shatter Multiplayer is the focus of this new PlayStation Eye Chat.
EA Sports will not introduce Gilbert Arenas to NBA Jam via WiiWare, thanks to a recent backflip.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
Apple App Store hits Facebook, worlds collide.
iPad’s sellout launch indicates ‘strong business demand’. In other news, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
PlayStation ‘motion controller’ hits the FCC, and is approved.
iPhone hacker GeoHot tells gamers not to update their PS3, as he’s working on a custom firmware with Linux support.
Xbox 360 will not get a web browser because, in part, Aaron Greenberg says they provide a poor experience.
Wii Upscaler review: can the Wii really do high-definition?

In good company: Business news
Former SCEE boss joins Capcom because you never truly escape the industry.
Activision Blizzard quietly reshuffle some senior management, looks like the company has split into 4: Call of Duty, internally owned properties, licenced properties and, y’know, Blizzard.
Cryptic Entertainment: Bill Roper now CCO, Jack Emmert switches to COO. Make sense?

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
MMO Roundup looks at Betas, Patches, Trailers and Vampires thanks to
Age of Conan introduces the Shrines of Bori, allowing guilds and players to capture and defend shrines and resources.
World of Warcraft: There and Back Again are exploring contnet that will soon disappear when Cataclysm changes the world forever.
Lord of the Rings Online is missing a horse vendor, as the game changes the way they handle mounts.
World of Warcraft introduce new official Story forum for all your lore discussions.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Crytek: Bringing CryEngine to consoles was ‘problematic’, at times.
38 Studios: Curt Schilling invested most of his earnings into the MMO development company.

An Apple a day: The Mac side of things
Valve opens Steam Closed Beta sign-ups to Mac users.

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
This Super Mario Bros. Peep Show is probably not what you’d expect.

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
Heavy Rain sells 1 million units around the world, in 5 weeks. That’s already more than Fahrenheit did in 5 years.
PlayStation 3 launches in the Philippines!

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
Mortal Kombat: Hospitality!

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
Solid Snake voice actor directs his first film, “Wolves”.

Advertising: They want you to buy stuff
Norwegian ads look just like PSP games even though they’re for mints.

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm beta starting in April?

BioWare rules out Star Wars: The Old Republic on PC.

Darksiders coming to PC, fully optimised for the new platform.
Burn Zombie Burn confirmed for PC release via Steam, sometime in the future.

Modern Warfare 2 gets a title update so the Stimulus Package will actually work.


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