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
Call of Duty: Black Ops …it’s all over the Internets, but apparently not set in Vietnam.
UFC Undisputed 2010 trailer reveals the line-up for the game.
Mega Man Zero trailer is for the release dated June 8th.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 trailer shows Mario and Yoshi’s return to Delfino.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
After playing for three years, man finally beats Bejewelled 2, by reaching a score that breaks the game.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
Who killed the high score? Part One, at redkingsdream.
Deus Sex: DX10 Denton’s Three-Way Adventure is all about monitors, mostly.
Brian Gibson: A Total Change in Lifestyle: Lightning Bolt Bassist By Night, Video Game Designer By Day.
PlayStation Move: The Mind-Body experience explains the Games for Health Conference.
Our role as [beta] gatekeepers is Kyle Orland’s look at journalists and beta keys.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Attention Australian game developers! Tsumea wants to know your YouTube channels for their database.
AQUA is a steampunk/naval combat XBLA game with a title in all-caps.

In Development: Games in progress
Team Fortress 2 is updated for the 119th (or so) time, and they’re celebrating with collectible character statues!
Toy Story 3 revealed for PS3, like you didn’t see that one coming.
After Burner Climax gets prices, achievements, awards – all the details you could need.
Mega Man 10 website has been updated! Exclamation mark!

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
Removal of “install other OS” feature spurs PS3 lawsuit for those who bought one between November 2006 and March 2010.

In good company: Business news
Trickstar Games acquires Sector3 Games

Bungi-vision: …everybody’s talking ’bout it
Why the Bungie / Activision deal lasts for 10 years – they have “a plan”.
Bungie are also entertaining the concept of working on other Activision titles.
Online “expected” to be a big part of Bungie’s Activision game, with devs neither confirming or denying MMO rumours.
One of Swords chatted with Bungie Studios honchos to find out some “pointed”, “detailed” information.
…and of course it was the focus of Bungie’s weekly update 04.30.10.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
Master Chief Theater does Hamlet, thanks to X-Play.
Nerf Now! looks at L4D2: The Passing – without spoilers.
Virtual Shackles: How a bill becomes law according to the Governator.

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
Black Sabbath! …for Guitar Hero.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
Betawatch: April 23-30 from Massively.
Black Prophecy is now taking beta applications, btw.
Final Fantasy XI release their April newsletter and it’s packed with cool stuff.
Free Realms will be shown off at E3 …on the PS3.
This week on the MMO report – Rift: Planes of Telara, End of Nations, One Earth, Star Trek Online, LotRO, SW:TOR…

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
Super Mario Bros. theme performed in pencil-taps, way better than you did in class.
Iron Man 2: Lamb of God behind the scenes is beardy, enlightening.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
Create your own candidate with this UK election simulator.
Xemerys is a politics/government browser sim, just like you always wanted.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Codemasters chat about F1 2010, which is looking pretty cool.
The secrets of cloth simulation in Alan Wake, in case you were curious.

A little light reading: Books about games or the industry
More details on Cory Doctorow’s new gold-farming novel – still sounds awesome.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
10th anniversary Ryu statue is 18 inches tall.
Gaming Heads enter into gear deal with Valve, first on the list: TF2 statues.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
Get your name in Crysis 2 …as graffiti, no less!
J!NX and SteelSeries are giving away loot on Facebook.

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
How to make your own Millenium Falcon light – to start, you’ll need a Millenium Falcon…

Just Cos(play): As if you need a reason to dress up?
These Super Mario Bros costumes aren’t quite what you’re expecting (woof!).

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
Last remaining Halo 2 players are rewarded by Microsoft.
Time Magazine recognises Penny Arcade as among the 100 most influential people in the world.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
Team Fortress 2 sprite work includes a Mega Man mash-up!
The Stone Giant is from Haven World.
Metal Gear artwork highlighted at the Kojima Productions blog.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
PlayStation Thursdays are now PlayStation Tuesdays as the network changes their update day.
Alan Wake’s first DLC will be free, but you’ll still have to pay for the flashlight.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
Weekend PC game sales are “fast and furious”, thanks Big Download!

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
APB to hit in late June / early July depending on where you are in the world.

Six-player co-op Castlevania to arrive on XBLA?
Infamous 2? (like we didn’t all know that was coming at E3…)

Quake Live, to make it easier to find (and frag) friends.
Garry’s Mod – and Garry explains the details.


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