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:

(in)Security Alert!
Security Warning: Phishing emails on the rise, thanks to for the headsup.

Looking good: Screenshots and new media
Skate 3 tv spot apparently has been reading a bit of Tolkein.
Guild Wars 2 trailers reveal the Elementalist and some special skills.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
Video game badge educates parents, not just Boy Scouts.
Arty Games deals with that whole Roger Ebert thing, again.
This week in videogame blogging: May 2nd (thanks, Critical Distance).
The Original Game-Maker takes a stroll down Memory Lane.
A whole bunch of Mario facts are kinda super!
The Virtual Whirl looks at Death and Taxes, the two great certainties of life.
Crazy Famicom Controllers, from Japan (where else?)
The Best of Big Download: April 26-May 2.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
IndiePub’s $100,000 Indie Developer Competition kicks off!
Zombie Panic in Wonderland is available in the US on WiiWare, right now!
Ceramic Shooter – Electronic Poem is an anti-shooter, and very intriguing.

In Development: Games in progress
Bungie release a Halo: Reach Beta Weekend FAQ, coz they’re helpful like that.
First Look at Fallout: New Vegas is full of spoilers!
Six Days in Fallujah could be the first in a series, suggests the developer.
Sega explains Alpha Protocol DRM software, we hope Ubisoft are paying attention.
Red Dead Redemption achievements released, including a few of the gems we expect from R*.
Super Meat Boy blog update: Risk vs Reward.
Vivendi considered digital distribution for WoW expansions but decided midnight launches were more fun.
Halo: Reach beta is dissected by Digital Foundry, with all sorts of technical stuff.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
Assyria has a new game mode, The Glowing Void.

In good company: Business news
Armature Studio is hiring – for an unnanounced project with an unannounced publisher.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
How to fight glare, Japanese-stylee.
Ctrl+Alt+Del: “Gamed” – I think the fine print usually prevents this…

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
Red Hot Chilli Peppers next in line for their own game?
Tragic Kingdom, by No Doubt heads to Rock Band.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
World of Warcraft running on an iPad? …all thanks to Gaikai cloud computing.
EverQuest 2’s New Halas is pretty shiny, and kinda cold-lookin’.
Eskil Steenberg announces Love’s first expansion: AVAIL.
Star Wars: The Old Republic opens the files of the galaxy’s most notorious residents.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
Mega Ran has a new Mega Man 10 song, called Sick!!!

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
Help us get cheaper ratings in Australia is a plea by local developers Nnooo!.
Vietnam is drafting new online game restrictions, including time restrictions.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Red Steel 2 devs are already working on the next big thing (which may or may not be Red Steel 3).
StarCraft II Twitter Q&A transcript reveals more details – including the EU Mac beta!

Oops. Retractions and damage control
MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries launched, breaks a heap of stuff, but…
…here is a hacky workaround (thanks, Tateru!).

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
Link’s Kokiri hat looks like just the thing for winter.
Digits Conductive Pins so you can use your iPhone while wearing gloves.
The Octane 120 Beer Arcade includes a tapped keg, just for you.
BioShock-inspired mobiles – would go lovely in my bedroom.

Just Cos(play): As if you need a reason to dress up?
Evangelion race car team may not be about a game, but does have cosplay drivers.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
Super Mario Shrooms 1 and Super Mario Shrooms 2 make up a pretty sweet collection.

Closed for business: Industry closures / layoffs
Is GameCrazy closing all of its doors? 🙁
Fallen Earth developer has shut down, insert “Icarus Studios” pun here.
Mythic’s merchandising store has closed, suggesting further budget cuts are afoot.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
Mass Effect 2 DLC details early this week – is that Liara we see?

Mortal Kombat 9 teased, yet again.
New Valve game soon? …something to do with DotA?


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