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
StarCraft II video shows seven glorious minutes of single-player.
Alan Wake live-action films are prequel trailers leading up to the game’s release, reminiscent of Twin Peaks.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 videos are filmed using shakycam, but show off a bunch of new stuff.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
Facebook Credits will let you use the same currency across all apps, fuelling the economy.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
Business Sims and The Funny is an intriguing expose from RRQ.
Five fresh moves that changed the way we play games including Mega Man 3’s slide.
Days of High Adventure: Gaming Fiction is designed to make you think, and remember.
Gaming the Score Mechanic looks at how Metacritic fits into the video game industry.
How I saved the gaming industry overnight by being awesome, by Jeff Vogel.
Buff(ing) for BlizzCon is a joint project between ShrinkGeek and

In Development: Games in progress
Xenoblade official website updated so you can meet the cast members and such.
Ghost Trick brings the Ace Attorney aesthetic to the afterlife, and does it in style.
Dead Rising’s Frank West leaves his mark in Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing – and it’s not a terribly pleasant one.
Halo: Reach SKUs announced – Standard / Limited / Legendary – no cat helmets to be seen.
Project K: we have our first look and meet protagonist Tatsuya Ukyou.
Quick Hit Football picks up Patriots receiver, as the free-to-play browser-based sim continues to pick up big names.
Techland’s new ATV racing game is called nail’d – lower case, weird apostrophe.
Flowerworks: Follie’s Adventure announced for WiiWare from Aussies Nocturnal.
Formal Bulletstorm reveal delayed …due to that pesky Eyjafjallaj√∂kull.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
99 year-old loves her first computer: an iPad (who says technology’s just for the young?)
The Guild Comic? There’s an app for that.
Slug Wars: To Shell and Back has a great name, is for iPad.
Crooked House: American McGee’s reviews – everybody loves it, of course.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
Sony to offer streaming Major League Baseball games on PS3 (like, the actual matches).
Latest PS3 user agreement is ‘alarming’ – good thing someone has read it for you!

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
Play Hatetris, if you dare. The highest score I’ve seen is 3.
Ctrl+Alt+Del’s Monster Hunter Tri comics as noticed by Capcom.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
This week on the MMO Report: World of Tanks, Virtual Island Entertainment, Lord of Ultima…
Star Wars: The Old Republic goes into some details about combat, in this new dev diary.
Fallen Earth is invaded by Blight Wolves in this Massively Exclusive.
EVE Online: Tyrannis details sneak out, with CCP promising to continue development after release.
Captain’s Log: More Beginner’s Guide to Star Trek Online, continuing from last week.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack details including tracklist!

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Xbox Live Matchmaking updated to help “that Australian gamer”.
SEGA’s Move / Natal projects designed to woo the PS2 crowd, expect more of the “traditional SEGA genre”.

Activision Activities: A quick look at what’s going on
One of Swords blogger Dan Amrich speaks about his employer, chats about Infinity Ward, DLC pricing, Guitar Hero… TL;DR?
More staff to leave IW, lose bonuses – further to what Dan was saying.
West, Zampella’s bonuses handed to remaining IW staff, which is kinda nice, kinda… weird.
Then, Dan read the news today and maybe regretted a few things he said.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
OctoRAWK t-shirt, he’s one bad-ass baddie.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
Blizzard’s official concept art gallery is currently covered in drooooooool.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
Resident Evil: Afterlife director working on Buck Rogers video game – is this a good thing or a bad thing?

Closed for business: Industry closures / layoffs
Sega holds some “internal restructuring” and lays off 70+ employees.
Krome Studios sheds another 50 employees – crashing hard from their 400-staff heyday.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
MAG Free DLC out April 29 – the Fast Attack Gear Pack causing marksmen to swoon.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
Left 4 Dead 2 celebrates The Passing by going on a weekend sale.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
Play Splinter Cell: Conviction with the developers – only on Xbox 360.
Super Street Fighter LA Fight Club Details Revealed, the first rule is…

Luigi to appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2?
Bethesda drops appeal, Fallout MMO moves ahead? …this one may have just been a rumour, as Bethesda have replied.
Steam for Linux? (not that much of a jump, really…)


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