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
Pokemon Black & White gameplay was revealed on Japanese television.
Earthworm Jim HD Trailer introduces some snazzy tshirts.
Split/Second footage blows up the boat.
Singularity trailer reveals June 29th US street date.
Mythos artwork illustrates the Pyromancer.
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker media forms a field guide for the game.
Blacklight: Tango Down trailer illustrates “the madness of war”.
Fear Agent – the game trailer is a bit scary, and a bit arty.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
Zynga’s Treasure Isle: The Next FarmVille? (say it ain’t so!)

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
The native language of video games is neither spoken nor written, by SuperBrothers.
Don’t count out dialog in games. over at Sinister Design.
The Best of Big Download, April 12-18.
Proper Villainy – or “Where have all the good bad guys gone?”.
The Virtual Whirl looks at the bill of rights that exists in a virtual environment.
This week in video game blogging: April 18th from Critical Distance.
That’s like, so meta looks at the best games-within-games.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Farbs chats about Captain Forever, currently in development.
As the story goes is a look at, y’know, story. By Eskil Steenberg.
Brenda Brathwaite’s “Train” talk is now free in the GDC vault.

In Development: Games in progress
Halo: Reach – Invasion multiplayer mode revealed by Bungie.
River Rush is a game for Project Natal, which was revealed by a film writer.
The Fight: Lights Out gets a developer diary, so you can learn all about it.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
Fruit Ninja is coming from Halfbrick.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
Console parental controls put to the test, Xbox 360 wins. Again.

In good company: Business news
Activision exec speaks about Infinity Ward, says it’s not as bad as it seems.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
Screw Attack: Video Game Vault – Gunstar Heroes.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
Heroes of Might and Magic goes MMORPG, which might be one of the first signs of the apocalypse.
MMO Family: A parent’s look at ToonTown online, if you’re into that sort of thing.
WoW: Cataclysm: Mount changes are afoot (or awing or aclaw, etc etc).

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
Pre-order Symphonic Fantasies CD, from a concert dedicated to Square Enix.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
No Doubt win a few bouts with Activision, but it’s not over yet.
Stony Brook Independent school wants your games, to add to their archive.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
SCS Software discuss who exactly plays trucking simulators, in case you were curious.
Hideki Kamiya wants you to make him make a new StarFox, but you have to ask nicely.
Miyamoto will never, ever retire. (Not that we want him to!)
Hideo Kojima ‘unhappy’ with Peace Walker censorship, having to cut a ‘certain scene’ from the game.
Sid Meier and the 48-hour game, courtesy Oral History of Gaming.
Getting to know Robert Bowling from Modern Warfare 2.

A little light reading: Books about games or the industry
StarCraft: Heaven’s Devils sample continues with Chapter 2.

Localisation: Merci!
Monster Hunter armour in Lost Planet 2, but only in Japan.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
Splinter Cell: Conviction publicity stunt nearly causes a shooting, in New Zealand.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
Who is the biggest Fat Princess fan? – if it’s you, you’ll have an AI character named in your honour!

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
Big Daddy bouncer from BioShock, in crochet. Of course.

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
Demon’s Souls triples expected sales, well done you!

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
Mega Man made out of post-it notes is an awesome thing.
The Art of Resident Evil 5 is a book due to be launched in July.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
Video Games Live plan E3 concert in LA, at the Nokia Center on June 17th.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 may well exist, will probably be announced at Captivate.
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 is also probably going to be annoucned at Captivate.
Harmony of Despair trademarked, suggesting a new Castlevania?


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