The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
Marvel vs Capcom 3 screens and info, as revealed in Game Informer.
Enslaved footage comes from the developers of Heavenly Sword.
Transformers: War for Cybertron trailer features multiplayer customisation.
LittleBigPlanet 2 screens are our first look at the sequel.
XCOM first-look shapes up nicely.
Pokemon Sunday feature reveals the silhouette of some new Pokemon!

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
Zynga may leave Facebook and form their own social gaming network.
Playfish have created FIFA Superstars for EA on Facebook.
Facebook goes to Fantasy University, which sounds like a fun place.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
Pach-Attack! Ep. 115 – Gamefly, RTS on consoles.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
This week in videogame blogging: May 9th (hi Ben!)
Barbie’s Samsung X170 thin-and-light is her only part made to scale. And it’s pink!
Curse.com sued by Games Workshop over “Warhammer Alliance” (pdf link).
“Enjoyable Streams of Decisions” – that’s all games are, right?
The Best of Big Download: May 3-9.
Baby Games compares ingame characters to babies (and lactobacillus).
Japanese Hardware Sales April 26-May 2.
The Virtual Whirl: Vox Virtualis asks the big questions.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
How indie are you? a quiz, at Indie Game Mag.
Fractal demo available; pre-orders open now!
Browser game pick: Prosopamnesia is a bit brain-twisting.

In Development: Games in progress
Left 4 Dead 2’s Realism Vs. mode is now a permanent addition, after gamers voted for it.
BF: Bad Company 2 to get a big patch next week for PC, with a balance patch following.
LittleBigPlanet 2 was ‘necessary’ due to the DLC divide, as a way of resetting the playing field.
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood teaser site takes off the wraps.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
Fruit Ninja: What sparked that idea? Let’s find out!
iPad gets modded into a skateboard, y’know, as you do.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
The PlayStation Recap, May 8th.

In good company: Business news
Nexon acquires NDOORS, we wonder if GameHI will be next.
Is Rebellion holding former employees’ wages? Ex-Derby staff say yes.
Capcom have outlined their 2011 fiscal strategy and it’s intriguing.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
The Sims 3 404 page is worth a chuckle or two.
If this video game thing doesn’t work out for EA, they can still clean up.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
You are cordially invited to the Asheron’s Call wedding (no, seriously!).
Star Trek Online Executive Producer chats about Dabo, Klingons and diplomacy.
EverQuest 2 previews the new Halas Reborn raid zone, and it’s pretty shiny.
Lunia releases Chapter 7, doubles their affection.
WoW: Cataclysm – Female Worgen models and animations datamined …this post contains spoilers, of course.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Ron Gilbert is at a bunch of places talking about DeathSpank to anyone who’ll listen.
Telltale Games are bringing tv-style ‘pilots’ to videogames, to try and help episodic releases.
Alan Wake 2 is already mapped out even while the first is still cooling on the window.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
Did Alganon rip off Star Wars: The Old Republic?
…here’s the official response. Blame the copywriter.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
The iWatch! …if you loved me, you would.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
Pokemon regional championship brings all the trainers to the yard – 800 or so, btw.

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
Wooden SC2 CD holder, y’know, in case you wanted one.
Star Wars manicure is surprisingly not-crap.

Rapturous: News about BioShock 2
Release dates for BioShock 2 console patch are released.
Rapture Metro Pack is out tomorrow for PS3 / 360.
Kill ‘Em Kindly multiplayer mode out soon for console, en route to PC.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
Star Trek Online “demo” gives you a taste of the MMO that goes boldly…

RUMOURED:
GossipGamers have a bunch of Gears of War 3 info, do you believe it all?

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