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
Metal Max 3 screenshots and job artwork.
Doctor Who video looks at the new, free, BBC release.
Battlefield Heroes trailer has jetpacks!
Toonstruck gallery takes you down Memory Lane.
Korean StarCraft II commercials may contain a release date.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
Former WoW Magazine editor dings L80, finally.
No longer too soon? looks at the similarities between Crysis 2 aesthetics and the way the world looked on September 10th.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Preorder Frozen Synapse, and they’ll let you into the beta.

In Development: Games in progress
Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing achievement list announced, if you want some spoilers.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
This is Apple’s next iPhone – if everybody else was jumping off a cliff, we’d do it too.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
Nintendo blames piracy for falling DS game sales.

In good company: Business news
Activision claims they treat developers ‘extremely well’, in case you thought poorly of them.
Ubisoft is going green, doing away with paper instruction manuals.
…so we celebrate some amazing ones over the years.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
Buy one Blizzard get one for $0.25… at Dairy Queen.
Gary Larson predicts the future …and gets it right (ish).
Ace Attorney / Justin Bieber parody, in case you needed that ear-worm.
Press X to Jason in an Australian shopping centre.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
Ragnarok Online merges and renews, all with this helpful FAQ to help.
EVE Online moves a deep safe spot all the way to the outer edge of the solar system.
EVE Tyrannis site is go!, in the leadup for the new expansion.
Flameseeker Chronicles: Five years of Guild Wars, on Massively.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
TERA Online: music by Zur and Abernethy, just keeps getting better!
Gearbox share some Claptrap audio samples for your ears.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Crysis dev predicts the end of free demos, because no other industry has an equivalent.
River Rush: some more details on the nearly-revealed Project Natal game.
Alan Wake developer is ‘disappointed’ in game journalists.
The Last Story dev blog focusses on the game’s Battle System, this week.
New Call of Duty title from Sledgehammer will “broaden the audience”, Activision believes.

A little light reading: Books about games or the industry
Can fan fiction make you a better writer? …personally, I say yes.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
LEGO Prince of Persia, nuff said.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
Win StarCraft II beta access and swag! Thanks Kotaku!

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
Need Food Badly: makes food items from World of Warcraft.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
Art can be games too, as illustrated in this video.
The Enciridion title card adventure is an interesting, co-op read.

Closed for business: Industry closures / layoffs
Battlestations developer closed down last year, admits Square Enix.

Advertising: They want you to buy stuff
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker shows up at train stations, where else?

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
Prinny gets cheapest DLC ever: …a radish from hell.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 patch out on Wednesday.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
Direct2Drive Spring Sale week 2.
Second hand games are coming to a 7-11 near you (if you are in the US, anyway).

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
City of Heroes developers holding a live Q&A on April 23rd.

Future most popular game ever, coming to platforms it was not previously available for. (You figure it out.)
New Resident Evil for Wii apparently revealed at Captivate.
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 also apparently revealed at Captivate.
LittleBigPlanet 2 revealed in a musician’s tweet?
Batman: Arkham Asylum follow-up to feature Two-Face? …we can but hope!
Tony Hawk’s next game: Shred? …the man himself made the soon-deleted announcement.

Sam & Max: The Penal Code demo, complete with fancy Team Fortress 2 hats.

FRAPS is new, now. (v3.2.2)


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