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
Skate 3 trailer re-introduces the fabled Hall of Meat.
Dead to Rights: Retribution trailer heads behind the scenes – again.
Trauma Team trailer is not brain surgery … it’s a heart operation.
Gears of War 3 trailer is something you’ve all seen, but here’s some bits you may have missed, including spoilers for the first two games.
Monster Hunter Tri story videos teach you some basics.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
When the trailer is better than the game: something that plagues RedKingsDream.
World of Warcraft buoys autistic youngster, and his mother writes a blog about it all.
Playing games improves visual awareness, with researchers using Halo 3 as a test.
Shooter Shooter Shooter deals with the same sort of stuff, at SexyVideogameLand.
How to appeal to girls without pissing off the guys is an article at the Escapist. By a man.
PAX East panel featuring Adam Sessler and Hal Halpin discusses a myriad of subjects, including piracy, DRM and the term “gamer.”

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
AlphaBounce has 25 million levels, because we counted them.
Creating Blueberry Garden is a fascinating insight from Erik Svedäng.

In Development: Games in progress
Paul Verhoeven working on a game adaptation set in 1914 …which leads people to wonder, is it The Last Express?
Sam & Max prepare for the penal zone, which is launched later this week.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
The iPad isn’t a computer, it’s a distribution channel.
Fruit Ninja for the iPhone from Halfbrick.
The 69c iPad Stand will run you a bit more in Australian dollars.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
Five Reasons you’ll hate PlayStation Move… can you think of any more?

In good company: Business news
Infinity Ward ranks lessen as four more developers leave.
Meet the digital elves of Activision Customer Support, thanks to One of Swords.
TERA brings in more top industry names head hunting from Halo devs and now BioWare staffers.
Epic Games opens office in Japan, just for something to do.
Big Changes coming to Take-Two? Shareholders elect three representatives of investor Carl Icahn to the company’s board.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
Allods Online introduces developer diary to explain what they actually do.
Star Trek Online is the focus of this PvP Q&A, mmm.
Earthrise has been delayed, due to …a robot assassin?
Free for All: The first sample is free, as Massively looks at free to play MMOs.
Fallen Earth State of the Game expands a bit on some upcoming patches.
Erebus Closed Beta 2 kicks off tomorrow with some Diablo-style action.
World of Warcraft official site updated with news about Mount Hyjal, finally.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Gears of War 3 writer is Karen Traviss, noted Star Wars author. Bodes well…
Respawn Entertainment hope their next game makes your head explode, we hope someone’s there to clean up.
Insomniac currently developing “Fun AAA Title with Great Characters”, who like walks on the beach and sipping pina coladas.
Capcom believe that Dead Rising was ‘too Japanese’, hope that Blue Castle can westernify the sequel.
BioShock creator Ken Levine is working on an ‘original title’, is not involved in XCOM.
Dead Space 2 will be just as scary and gruesome as the first, so you can relax.

A little light reading: Books about games or the industry
Justin’s book on the Australian Games Industry sounds intriguing.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
Ubisoft claim to resolve Splinter Cell: Conviction freezes after they affected the dedicated first-day crowd.

Just Cos(play): As if you need a reason to dress up?
Top 5 sexiest females from the Final Fantasy franchise is shameless eye-candy. You know you love it.

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
Heavy Rain surpasses the million-sales mark, and comes with the amusing title “Flood Warning”.
The Guild has been picked up for a 4th season, yay! (…and Felicia Day talks to my friend Doctor Paradox, double-yay!)

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
Character of the Week contest contains some real gems, including a Wizard of Oz Left 4 Dead mashup.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
How to write game movies: The Marvel Way, according to Mr. David Jaffe.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
Coming to PSN this week: Jungle add-on pack for Magic Orbz.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
Direct2Drive launches their annual Spring sale – get in quick, these won’t last!

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
Lost Planet 2 can get you on TV, if you are in LA on April 19th.

RUMOURED:
‘Substantial Franchise’ returning exclusively to Xbox 360, sounds like a great name for a band.
A new title in the works for Level 5?
Closer = Grasshopper Manufacture’s new game with EA?

REST IN PEACE:
Today, the original Xbox Live dies. *sniff*

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