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 video gives away a few new details.
Nier trailer is pretty and confusing.
Split/Second trailer is …peculiar.
Modnation Racers trailer stars our favourite David Jaffe!

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
Zynga’s newest game is FrontierVille, and I really wish I was kidding.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
Are franchises killing gaming? IGN AU’s Patch Kolan has a few compelling arguments.
The Grey Developers / Where did all the young ones go raises an neat point.
Hooking up in Hyperspace …fan fiction, canon, slash… it’s all here.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
Game Gripper puts your Droid’s D-pad where it belongs, if you’re one of those Android-owning types.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Freeware Game Pick: Linepatterns by Erik Leppen.
Revenge of the Titans is developed by Caspian Prince, and we are including it based entirely on that name.
Machinarium, XBLA, and why it matters – On One’s Own.

In Development: Games in progress
Yu-Gi-Oh! coming to Xbox Live Arcade later this year.
Alpha Protocol to use Uniloc DRM, but we’re not quite sure what that means.
Alganon to relaunch April 28th, but it won’t go smoothly – the game’s former developer is fighting back.
F.E.A.R. 3 gives birth to some new details har har.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is Natal enabled, or so it seems.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
Even a cat can play iPad games
…but a dog is a little more peturbed.
Opera Mini currently the #1 free download in all 22 App Stores.

In good company: Business news
Take-Two needs to “get bigger”, says Strauss Zelnick.
Still more major employee departures at Infinity Ward, I’m surprised there’s anyone left to leave.
CDV files for insolvency (registration required to read link).

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
Mega64 explore the Nintendo 3DS, you’ve been warned.
I Hit It With My Axe Episode Five: Blobs and Brain Switching.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
Camon Hero reveals dismantling and card production in these latest screens.
Star Trek Online launches new mission: Khitomer Accord.
Fantasy Online is a flash-based browser MMO, that has entered its first beta stage.
EverQuest II’s new Halas housing looks pretty!
DC Universe still has a lot of work ahead of it, but it’s shaping up nicely.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
ScrewAttack: Top 10 8-bit boss themes, mmm.
Ten Mega Man Cover Songs to rock your (robotic) socks off.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
US Government asks Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer to create a budget-balancing game, because the real thing is too complicated.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Hideo Kojima vows to leave the industry if his next project is a flop.
The Game Developer 50, profiles of some of the most important contributors to the current state of the games industry.
From Two Years to Two Months: Transforming a Studio looks at the growth of indie dev Blue Fang Games.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
101 Nintendo T-shirts, for the ultimate Nintendo gamer.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
2010 Penny Arcade Scholarship announced.
Nominate your favourite Indie game of all time in this new tournament.
Sleep is Death creator holding creative competition, but you have to be very quick.

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
Atari 2600 game sold for US$31,000 – after the owner read about it on a website.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
Google Earth car chase is like GTA IRL, omg.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
Capcom keeps Resident Evil film director in the dark.
Video Game Addiction inspires school drama production (not quite a film, but).

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
New PC game sales include Commandos, Grand Theft Auto IV (for some reason, I can’t type “Auto”, hmm.)

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
Video game says Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup, so keep an eye out.
World of Love: Indie Games Conference hits UK June 25, awww.

BioShock: The MMO, hmmm.
Three trademarks suggest Syndicate in the works, from Starbreeze / EA.
Could Conan O’Brien have gone to Xbox Live instead of TBS? …what a strange world we live in.
Ninja Theory ‘tapped’ for Devil May Cry 5, which feels like something we already knew.
The Fight: Lights Out registered by Sony.

Star Trek Online: Why it’s not coming to consoles, straight from the horse’s mouth.

Lest We Forget from Screen Play pays tribute to the original Xbox Live.


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