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
Backbreaker trailer illustrates just how much customisation will be possible ingame.
Mega Man video shows off all of the homages in Mega Man 10’s Endless Stage Attack Mode.
The Dark Void trailer comes from the indie kids at DigiPen.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
Will Zynga leave Facebook?
Sony release The Agency: Covert Ops facebook game, which sounds intriguing.
Story of Frankie Potts gets some point-and-click treatment in the leadup to Mafia II.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
“Why Shattered Horizon is a better online FPS than Call of Duty or Halo” – big call, but it’s backed up with solid theory.
Australian man would like the government to buy him a Wii, please.
Jane McGonigal lives the game after suffering a concussion.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Enough plumbers!
Frozen Synapse Beta released, get instant access when you pre-order.

In Development: Games in progress
Ninja Gaiden will be spectacular, says Tecmo (I can hear them rolling their r’s from here).

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
Bloomies on the iPhone brings casual gardening to your bus trip.
iPad sells 1 million units in 28 days – that’d be faster than the iPhone, y’know.
Marble Merge now 100% free, unlike your time.

In good company: Business news
Even Infinity Ward’s HR and Recruitment lead has joined Respawn Entertainment …will it ever end?

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
City of Heroes: A video retrospective love, Massively.
Meet the man who sped up LotRO, his name is José Luis.
WoW: Wrath of the Lich King beaten! …thus proving Hunters are awesome.
Fallen Earth announces partnership with Interactive Gaming Software, getting themselves some distro.
Bluehole Studio responds to TERA player feedback, which is good of them.
Why you should be playing: Runes of Magic (hint: it’s free!)

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
Conemaugh township extends their PE videogame program, two years after the initial grant.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Obsidian chats about Fallout, explains that the team took paycuts to avoid lay-offs.
EA talks Medal of Honor – why it didn’t work before, and why it will again.
Is Crysis EA’s Halo? They seem to think so.
The Behemoth sends Castle Crashers PS3 off for final testing and releases a bunch of media to celebrate.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
Halo: Reach beta ‘not quite fully operational’, but has more than a million unique gamers anyway.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
Left 4 Dead 2 Boomer Plush, makes noises and everything.
Tetris soap, lvl 7, set of 15 pieces.
Star Wars voices for the TomTom may not be games-related, but certainly are awesome.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
Sega’s Free Stuff Friday: 7th May 2010.

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
Priceless Capcom Munny figures are supercute.
Controller cookies

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
Will the Uncharted film get the director from Three Kings? David O. Russell’s name listed as a possibility.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
Mass Effect 2: More story-focussed DLC in the works, gear DLC is like a between-meal snack.
Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake arrives on PSN, UMD.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
Secret of Monkey Island and Tales of Monkey Island SE for US$19.95 – superdiscount!
And Yet It Moves, 50% off at GamersGate for both Mac and PC.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
Jumpgate Evolution want to meet you at E3! …but when?
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II = October 26, but still no word on a PC version.

Bungie’s new game to be an action/RPG?, y’know, because we wouldn’t expect that.

Dragon Age: Darkspawn Chronicles DLC – named, dated, priced.


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