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
Alan Wake trailer celebrates the unthinkable: the game is finished.
SAW II screens are gory. And then some.
A Shadow’s Tale screens and video are suitably ephemeral.
Conduit 2 screenshots give us another glimpse into that world.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
The Best of Big Download April 5-11.
The real consequences of war fought virtually, comparing real footage to the original Modern Warfare.
The lack of moral complexity in games looks at a similar topic.
How the 2600 forged the home video game future, and I have one (but not the woodgrain one).

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Brenda Brathwaite’s talk on Train is up on the GDC Vault, after you read it you might check out the evaluation responses.
Elbert Perez talks openly about his XBLIG sales numbers, which may surprise you.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
Why does the iPad display 9:41am? …now you know.
CatSpin looks kinda brain-twisty, and it’s Dutch!

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
Does removing “Other OS” from the PS3 mean Europeans get a refund?
Xbox Engineering Blog looks at LIVE Avatar Technology.
The PlayStation Recap looks at the past week or so.

In good company: Business news
Who is Killspace Entertainment?, we want to know!

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
Wii’re here for you …to help you sell your house.
So you want to be a monster hunter, at Ctrl+Alt+Del, looking at Monster Hunter Tri.

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
Green Day: Rock Band tracklisting revealed, with a surprising assortment of old favourites.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm’s class updates previewed all in one place, thanks to WoW.com.
Aeria Games and their social network, let’s have a look.
EVE Online: a sneaky peek at EVE-Gate, the game’s impending social networking site.
The Virtual Whirl takes a look at that guy, you know the one.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
Taking games commentary beyond repeat performances looks at Phonetic Arts’ “PA Commentator” software (not music, but close).

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Ubisoft plan to evolve and improve their DRM, rather than, y’know, removing it.
Frank O’Connor talks about mastering the Halo franchise, something he knows more about than you.
Crysis 2 writer calls Modern Warfare 2 an “immense disappointment”, ouch.
Blade Kitten: The origins and inspirations, thanks to Space Captain Steve. He’s an Aussie.
Super Street Fighter IV won’t become hyper. Or ultra. Super is enough.
Miyamoto says his best is ‘yet to come’

In the Cloud: Taking computing to the next level
OnLive is ‘doomed’, says Alex St. John.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
Splinter Cell: Conviction CE cheapened by defective USB drives, resulting in a lowered price.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
Batman: Arkham Asylum – the action figures look pretty amazing.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
Win Splinter Cell Conviction Xbox 360 Bundle + Games if you live in Australia.

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
Japanese hardware sales March 29-April 4.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
Mega Man Mosaic Made With Mega Man Screens, yaaaaah.
Mega Man has outlived his use, after starring in that mosaic.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
Splinter Cell: Conviction gets midnight launch at GameStop.
IGDA Brisbane, April 14th 2010: From Concept to Proposal with Morgan Jaffit.

RUMOURED:
Apocalypse Now: The Game? (I have a feeling this is not a good idea either.)

ANNOUNCED:
The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom coming to Steam, lock up your pies!

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