The Daily Stash

We scour the net for the Daily Stash, our daily roundup of game bits and pieces. Click through for more about:

Looking good: Screenshots and new media
Blur trailers teach power-ups, career mode.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 US Commercial is pretty self-explanatory.
3D Dot Game Heroes vignette is a bit of a bad flash back.
Pixel Kombat video is a “Hadokumentary” of competitive fighting games.
Metal Slug XX screenshots make me think of rusty arthropods.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
Greek & Wicked is pretty much God of War for the Game & Watch.
Buy FarmVille gear in 7-Eleven, when you buy some real food. Or a slurpee.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
Weighing in on EA’s “Online Pass”, seems a little mixed.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
Best Buy are (apparently) launching a games magazine, but we can’t find any details.
The Relocation Game looks at game devs who’ve traversed the globe in search of work.
An interview with Vincent Ocasla, he who created the frightening Magnasanti.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
OpenGL Benchmarking session compares Windows 7, Mac OSX and Ubuntu 10.04, in case you were curious.
Examining the Peregrine: Do we need another power glove? – ask Massively.

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
SOCOM Cheater Sentenced for taking down Sony website in 2008.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Indie Game Links: Out of Limbo.
Garry’s Mod is that bit closer to a Mac version following a recent update.
Canabalt now has a touch-typing mode and I think it is fabulous.
Xbox 360 witnesses the return of the Text Adventure, for charity.
Hero Core released from Daniel Remar.
Farbs is “indie forever” according to Screen Play.
Zombie Cow’s Privates is leaving itself open for puns and double-entendres. Like that one.

In Development: Games in progress
LittleBigPlanet 2 for PS3 officially announced for ‘Winter’ 2010 – I know, you know.
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 gets four more fighters: Captain America, Deadpool, Dante, and Felicia from Darkstalkers.
Split/Second demo crashes into PSN this week.
Here is the official Dragon Quest controller, from Japan (of course).
Red Dead Redemption will tie-in with Rockstar’s Social Club, get some exclusive challenges.
Free Pattern Tool for The Sims 3 coming soon, for super customisation.
Call of Duty: Black Ops – first impressions from USA Today.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
The iPod Revolution is a pretty awesome infographic (aren’t they all, though?).
Dark Void Zero gets God Mode on the iPhone.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
3DS is not the ‘formal’ name for Nintendo’s new handheld, says Iwata.
He reveals a lot more in this Q&A transcript.

In good company: Business news
Two more Infinity Ward developers get Respawned – rats, ship, you get the picture.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
If we had DLC a decade ago…
Virtual Shackles heads to the Normandy, asks the inevitable.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
Soul of the Ultimate Nation gets new content including a new level cap!
Massively have a roundup of the EVE Online CSM candidates for you, like a how-to-vote card.
Physician, Gank Thyself, as a games addiction specialist gets hooked on WoW.
Heroes of Might and Magic Online closed beta kicks off – are you invited?

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Nintendo admit some people have trouble with 3D – this story comes with a Magic Eye picture!
Capcom’s Snow talks Lost Planet 2 with Capsule Computers (I just like the name).

Localisation: Merci!
Pardon my French, when you grow up in Qu├ębec, things are different.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
Golfing Mario & Luigi – I had a friend who used to call him “Loogie”.
LEGO Prince of Persia – what more can I say?

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
A felted Noby Noby Boy …looks like one of those draft snake things.
“Some of the stuff I’ve finished recently”, including the fabled Mega-Man crochet hat.
Typewriter -> functional arcade joystick, in case you had a spare one lying around.

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
Super Mario Bros. beaten – with a dance mat, just to prove that he could.
In 14 years, the Resident Evil franchise has sold 44 million units – well done!

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
ModNation artist spotlight: Toy designer Huck Gee has a cool name and a cool style.
Game character gender swap less kinky than it sounds, but not much.
Help win the war on ghosts, buy this game propaganda poster!
Somewhere over Retro Rainbowland is more thoughtful than most gamer artwork.
An interview with Albino Raven!

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
Metro 2033 DLC ready ‘soon’, like a fine single malt.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
Check out Men of War multiplayer for 13 days!
The Ballad of Gay Tony is 1200 MS Points for Xbox LIVE Gold members.
Capcom Store specials, in case you missed ’em.

Project Natal release date, buy someone who’s “not a MS employee”, oops!
Has this GameStop employee been fired thanks to RapeLay? …he made some comments about it in the media, y’see.

Dead Space 2 confirmed for PC, and “handheld/mobiles”.

Fallout: New Vegas – Collector’s Edition (droooool).


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