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
ArcaniA: Gothic 4 footage makes us wonder: What’s in a name?
Team Fortress 2 video teases the upcoming Engineer Update.
Transformers: War for Cybertron trailer accompanies a bunch of multiplayer details.
Trafalgar: Origins trailer might just be educational.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 opening video has been revealed, looks shiny!
Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road Victory Screenshots have a long title.
Lost Planet 2 video snows on X-Play.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
Hue Shift makes my brain (and eyes) hurt.
5 minute MMORPG lives up to its name, complete with built-in lag!
Freeware Game Pick: Challenge from Kiyoshi (8bits fanatics)
Farmville lost 4.4 million players last month, but is still the #1 Facebook game.
Puzzle Quest 2 comes to Facebook, productivity drops. Again.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
Deployed gamer plays WoW from Iraq – I wonder what his lag is like.
Jace Hall discusses WoW addiction on his blog.
David Jaffe speaks in defense of “non-arty” box art, and he actually has a point.
In the future we will not be called ‘gamers’ because everything will be a game.
“Another view of game piracy” from the guys at Wolfire. Must Read.
An article all about those “oh, shit!” moments in gaming from Restore, Restart, Quit.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Mac version of Men on the Flying Trapeze has just been finished by Petri Purho.
Indie Links Roundup does all the hard work for me.

In Development: Games in progress
Criterion’s Need for Speed reveal coming ‘soon’, or so we hear.
Blur beta updates Thursday, ends Sunday US time, anyway.
The box art for F.E.A.R. 3 has been revealed, featuring Alma, Paxton and Point Man.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
Carcassonne makes its way to the iPhone, board gamers rejoice!

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
Wii sales down 21% in a single year!
This week in PlayStation Home: UNCHARTED 2, MW2, Red Dead Redemption, & more
THQ unsure how much to charge for Project Natal / PlayStation Move releases.
PlayStation Move controllers don’t need silicon protection because it’s actually soft.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
Mega64 re-interprets the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 trailer, which is highly unauthorised.
I Hit It With My Axe: Episode Eight Don’t tell us, right now!

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
BigPoint announces the launch of Emporia, in English. Real ID preview and some frequently asked questions.
Heroes in the Sky is an MMOTPS, not a Crimson Skies MMO (although that would be cool).
Warhammer Online and Dark Age of Camelot offer olive branches for disgruntled gamers.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
Digital media support halved in the Australian state of Victoria.
Arizona’s immigration bill has lost them a game developer, with Mojo-Bone jumping ship to LA.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed was very nearly an open-world Wookie game inspired by the Hulk.
Sid Meier stars in an hour-long podcast, where he reveals his two biggest gaming regrets.
Yuji Naka has a new bird, Ivy the Kiwi?

Oops. Retractions and damage control
Retailer placeholder art accidentally reveals Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood …which is then confirmed by Ubisoft.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 hardware bundle details leaked then retracted, by MCV.
MekTek resort to BitTorrent for the MechWarrior 4 release after it crashed their website.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
Tetris Border Print, I would make it into a skirt.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
MLB 2K10 Million Dollar Winner revealed, gets paid out by 2K Games.

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
Star Wars Mexican Loteria cards are good enough to get a C&D from Lucas.
More controller cookies, because I’m hungry.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
StarFox 64 …with real animals.
Link, in Life Meter 3 (now available online).

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
Here’s a full scene from the Prince of Persia movie, in case those trailers weren’t good enough for you.
Lost Planet movie screenplay is “coming along”.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
Coming to PSN: Planet Minigolf for PS3.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
Halo: Reach beta coming to silver Xbox Live users May 14th for three days only.
Pac-Man’s exclusive birthday party at E3 celebrates Avi Arad’s involvement.

Gears of War 3 might be Gears of Waterworld, and this post is full of SPOILERS.

HAWX 2, in case you didn’t have enough Tom Clancy.


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