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
StarCraftKart video shows the power of the map editor.
DJ Hero DLC trailer is bringing Sandstorm back!
Halo: Reach beta footage is 13 minutes long. Not to be outdone…
Halo: Reach multiplayer footage is 35 minutes long.
Red Dead Redemption screens show off some competitive multiplayer, mmm.
Red Dead Redemption trailer does more of the same, still mmm.
Transformers: War for Cybertron trailer shows off the Jazz pre-order.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time trailer …recreated in Lego.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
Black Wii to come to North America in May? …we’ve already got them Down Under…

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
Kotaku Japan confronted by both Famitsu and Konami (what do you expect when you run a headline like “Do Not Trust This Magazine’s Review Scores”?

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Aves is completely written in HTML and Javascript – no flash, no plugins.
Roburky has created a game: Isolated where you play as Cyclops.
Nifflass announces a new game: FiNCK – to be released May 12th.
Despite releasing Machinarium for free, Amanita will still be paid by MacGameStore.

In Development: Games in progress
Singularity & Time Travel: A Prim3r from One of Swords.
Bookie offers odds on Street Fighter IV “heavyweight championship” between two of the UK’s top SSFIV players.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
New PS3 hardware ships with lower power consumption, thanks to smaller graphics chip.

In good company: Business news
25 now gone from Infinity Ward – thought to be as many as a quarter of the full company.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
Eight steps to get over losing your talk show with Conan O’Brien. We like Step 6.
Take the Samurai Hero / Soap Opera challenge.
Why Link can never be a surgeon, the question that needed to be answered.
Seinfeld Rock Band? …only at Funny or Die.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
A look at the past, and future, of Guild Wars from ArenaNet’s design director.
EVE Online devs win Icelandic export award despite not being made of volcano.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
StarCraft II expansion Collector’s Editions possible, if the fan excitement is there (so says Chris Metzen).
Halo 3: ODST sales to be ‘reinvigorated’, thanks to the Reach beta.
These are the books that made Hideo Kojima – have you read any?
Bodycount dev speaks his mind – “if realism doesn’t help the game, f*ck it, throw it away”.
PlayStation Move Developer Diary looks at Brunswick Pro Bowling.

A little light reading: Books about games or the industry
The worlds inside R.A. Salvatore investigates the fantasy / gaming author.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
Final Fight’s PSN release requires internet – Capcom responds.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
The girliest N64 you ever did see – it’s inspired by Cath Kidson, no less.
Anything from the Gundam Cafe in Akihabara (it has Gundam Bread!).
Tetris Arcade piggy bank – get a few moments of play for every coin saved!
FigurePrints have gone bustmaking busts, that is – based on your WoW characters.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
How to appear in Legend of Heroes!

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
Transformers Stained Glass Art rebuts the idea that it’s just for old folks and religion.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
Metal Gear Solid 3 artwork by Peachifruit.
American McGee’s Spicy Horse Art Store has been launched.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
Red Faction to be a new Syfy movie, with a ‘back door’ open for a full tv series.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
Direct2Drive’s Spring Sale continues: Star Trek Online, Civ 4, Torchlight…

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
Play Modern Warfare 2 with Method Man Friday May 7th, if you’re that way inclined.
Coming to PSN this week: Kick-Ass for PS3, woohoo!
New Xbox 360 BioShock 2 DLC this week, featuring a golf club.


Facebook Google+ Linkedin Pinterest Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr N4G Twitter