The Daily Pron Stash

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Public Service Announcement:
Someone stole video gear belonging to i am 8-bit, from the Capcom SSFIV Fight Club last Friday. Bad form.

From i am 8-bit themselves: We are prepared to offer a cash reward if that footage is returned to us. We don’t care who stole it, we just want it back. We will NOT drag anyone through the mud; your identity will be kept secret. We can promise you that.
If anyone knows anything, please e-mail me directly. Your name will be kept anonymous.

Looking good: Screenshots and new media
Alpha Protocol trailers introduce two new contacts.
Madden NFL 11 trailer is our first moving-picture-look at the game.
Super Street Fighter IV Fight Club footage shows Daigo Umehara vs. Justin Wong.
Star Trek Online trailer shows the invasion of Deep Space Nine (nerdgasm!).
Super Mario Galaxy 2 footage shows Mario orbiting the Sky Station Galaxy.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
Pach-Attack! Ep. 103 wonders whether Microsoft will release a gaming handheld to rival the DSi/PSP.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
“College Dorm Snake Game” is super-cool (but actually a Polish art project).
The Girl with a Sensitive Heart, who also plays Call of Duty.
The Best of Big Download: April 19-25.
Another World: Retrospective from Eurogamer.
Can I stop worrying and learn to love the juice? looks at illicit substances in sports games.
Nintendo now saving lives, thanks to a diabetes monitor for the DS.
Sims Fashionista Magazine issue one is out now, on the internets.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Neo Aquarium features sea creatures fighting to the death.

In Development: Games in progress
Silent Hill 6 – Vatra Games respond to the rumours.
RZA from Wu-Tang Clan is working with Activision, apparently. Doing mocap for an untitled game.
New Tropico 3 Expansion pack will include new tourist attractions.
Alan Wake will be 20-30 hours long, apparently… hmmm.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
PlayStation around the web: What we read.
PlayStation 3: first 3D games getting visual downgrades – isn’t that the opposite of what we wanted?

In good company: Business news
More developers are leaving Infinity Ward, with eight departing on Friday alone.
Turbine respond to fan questions about WB purchase, mainly: What to expect now.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
Bob the Zergling. Poor thing.
Street Fighter High is a fan-made tv show that sets SF characters in the same educational institution.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
World of Warcraft: The Magazine polls the community to find out what you want to read.
Fallen Earth’s huge Blood Sports patch dated, arrives May 7th.
Star Wars: The Old Republic unveils new comics and some environmental effects for the game.
EVE Online want to know how to make their game more appealing to girls, so they’re running a survey.
City of Heroes celebrates their sixth anniversary in a big way.
Face of Mankind adds new NPCs, plus a whole new city!
Fallen Earth reshuffles their developers, promoting a bunch of long-standing team members.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
New Oddworld game is further off than we’d hoped, but it’s being worked on, among other things.

Localisation: Merci!
Sangoku Basara Samurai Heroes is – surprisingly – a button-mashing 3D brawler.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
Hacker group claims to break Ubi DRM – we hear they’re not the band Skid Row.

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
Metroid in a Containment Capsule is the ultimate gift.

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
Japanese Hardware Sales April 12-18 (Dry Spell Edition)

Closed for business: Industry closures / layoffs
Denki: And then there were six, after their (Black) Easter Monday layoffs.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
LittleBigPlanet PSP Turbo Pack comes complete with construction vehicles, vroom!

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package to arrive on Steam May 4th.

Activision registers new GoldenEye domain, and gamers everywhere wet their pants.
Jet Set Radio coming to XBLA, if this French screenshot’s to be believed.

RUSE delayed until September (insert evil Ubisoft cackling).


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