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
Feist trailer has some cool lookin’ platforming action.
Jolly Rover gameplay trailer is swashbuckling!

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
The Farmville Diaries, 85 million people can’t be wrong.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
PS3 games your girl will love, if she’s into being stereotyped.
Games Criticism and the Danger of the Fanboy (or Fangirl) is a presentation from last year’s FreePlay festival.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
Gemini is the iPad’s closest competitor, looks pretty snazzy.

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
Evony has been in the news lately due to dropping their libel case against a blogger. Now…
Ars Technica look at the game “everybody loves to hate”. Then…
The developer is given a (fascinating) right of reply.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Plain Sight has suicidal ninja robots and it’s not afraid to use them.
IndieCade opens a Call for Submissions, if you’re an indie game type.
Tale of Tales perform a post mortem on The Path, which is a fascinating read, full of spoilers.
Class 3 Outbreak released, a real-time strategy game running on Google Maps.

In Development: Games in progress
War for Cybertron renamed to Transformers: Cybertron Adventures, for the Wii release.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
iPad fitted into car dashboard makes you a carpooling superstar.
Apple bans blatant Doodle Jump ripoff, as they authorise another.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
Nintendo ain’t scared of no stinkin’ iPad, apparently.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
Mytheon has both PvP and co-op, for those who can’t decide.
Star Trek Online names their Advisory Council, to mixed reaction.
EVE Online: Win PLEX and an interview with CCP, thanks to CrazyKinux.
World of Warcraft’s EPEEN meter is now a reality, because gamers love fake things that become real.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
Restore, Restart, Quit wants to know your favourite games music.
A Day in the Life of Nobuo Uematsu.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Splinter Cell team “didn’t have time” to allow you to carry dead bodies.
Duke Nukem Forever creator wants your questions, may give some answers.
Gordon Freeman will remain mute, if Gabe Newell has his way (and he usually does).

Oops. Retractions and damage control
Apple iPad jailbroken in one day
Sony update bricks fat Playstations, as if removing Linux wasn’t bad enough.

Promoted: Media liaisons
More details on yesterday’s strange ARG, but no real answers yet.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
Day of the Tentacle tie is both purple and awesome.

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
Plants vs. Zombies recreated as lawn ornaments – very, very cool (even if their strategy leaves a little to be desired).
DuckHunt flying ducks made out of beads.
Mario Power-ups Cross Stitch in case you needed a reference.
Nintendo Craft Contest entrants look amaaaazing.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
Gears of War film in trouble? Movie plans are being scaled back, possibly now director-less.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
Crysis 2 first look in NYC, signals something will happen on Friday.
Registration opens for PAX West, to be held in Seattle.

RUMOURED:
Solitaire and other free Windows games to get Live support? (millions wonder why…)
Will Apple announce a new iAd / AdKit mobile ad platform at their press conference this week?

ANNOUNCED:
Hearts of Iron III to get new expansion, soon!

RELEASED:
Mass Effect 2 DLC: Kasumi’s Stolen Memory now live
Fable 2 now available as a digital download, Fallout 3 is too.
Battlefield 1942 mod DC Global Front, out now!

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