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
Alan Wake videos display the fabled developer playthrough.
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands trailer introduces new elemental powers.
Bulletstorm screens give us a tasty glimpse of what’s in store.
Halo: Reach video previews the new beta, with Aisha Tyler.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 videos cover the entire universe!
Fallout MMOG screenshots explained by Chris Taylor.
StarCraft II video shows a fully-playable Tetris clone.

Help a brother out? We don’t ask often…
Join the OCAU Chimp Challenge team and do some Folding@Home.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
Pachter: Xbox 360 slim is real, but not cheap.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
Too big and too hard (that’s what she said) – apparently it’s a curse for most games these days.
Disabled author unveils interactive sci-fi audiogame – good on you!
The best (and worst) Mortal Kombat fatalities, as judged by Game Informer.
The best video game bars in the US – just when you think something’s unique…
Hell is other players, not ‘people’, as you may have thought.
The perils of activism – does classifying games make importing them more complex?
Kids games are a good way to get into the industry if you want to become a writer.
Amiga Longplay – Ballistix takes a Commodore-tinged stroll down Memory Lane.
My name is Bo-lo San-tosi: A look at some truly terrible voice acting.
Everybody’s Free to wear sunscreen to play WoW (…wonder what Baz Lurhmann would think…)

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Petri Purho has created Men on the Flying Trapeze, a two-player, one-button game.
BIT.TRIP RUNNER has a release date, and a new video.
The Independint Charles Show: Episode 1.

In Development: Games in progress
Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow heading to PS2, nearly three years after it arrived on PSP.
Two Worlds’ release looms – September 14th.
Save the Turtles will do just that, through an international release!
Super Mario Galaxy 2 comes with a helpful DVD in case you don’t know how to play.
King’s Quest unofficial sequel given the green light? Go go Silver Lining!

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
Sony announces PlayStation Protection Plan, a new extended warranty program.
Nintendo to release black Wii in the US (finally), and throws in some games, too.
Playstation Around the Web: What we read…

In good company: Business news
Splinter Cell / Far Cry 2 dev Clint Hocking has left Ubisoft, and wrote a poignant blog post about the decision.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
Epic Fail, Dragon Age: Origins stylee.

Arcade Antics: Sometimes, people still go there to play
How to kill the waiting time in an arcade – bring a DS!

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
EVE Online: A community guide thanks to Massively!
Age of Conan’s expansion brings the near-death of caravan escorts.
Final Fantasy XIV interview highlights how much the developers are listening.
TERA’s Patrick Wyatt chats about everything from security to potential in-game griefing.
Asheron’s Call to get huge graphics update, according to this casual forum post.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
Distant Worlds II album now available for downloadable purchase.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Brian Reynolds chats about his Social Transition since leaving Big Huge Games for Zynga.
51 things you didn’t know about Suda51 – start counting!

Oops. Retractions and damage control
Gamers are reporting problems with the Halo: Reach multiplayer beta.
Alan Wake street date broken by US Wal-Mart competitor Meijer.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
Team Fortress 2: The Heavy Statues are now up for grabs.
Death by wii-mote t-shirt.
Kill Screen (I know, I know, I keep bringing it up – but it’s awesome!).

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
Metroid Quilt is awesome!
Gamecube: Portable Perfection is a gorgeous bit of case modding.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
Hero Mario is a new look at an old favourite.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
Street Fighter Legacy: Teaser Trailer 1 and Teaser Trailer 2.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
Microsoft Game Room to be updated this week, just when we were thinking it was dead.
Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package hits this week!
Mass Effect 2 Equaliser Pack DLC is not Liara, will be here this week.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
Direct2Drive’s Spring Sale – it’s nearly finished!

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
Brisbane IGDA + Game On: IRON DEV (Wednesday May 5)

Plants vs. Zombies making its way to retail?
Canadian Hockey League confirmed for NHL 11?

Europe gets Modnation Racer PS3 / PSP bundles, which look pretty sweet.


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