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
Singularity trailer ages and reverts matter.
Modern Warfare 2 screens are from the upcoming map pack DLC.
Lost Planet 2 trailer features the Helghast, from Killzone. No, really.
Bulletstorm video on the importance of watching the weather.
Gran Turismo 5 screens just race off the page.
Backbreaker trailer includes the game’s running tutorial.
Red Dead Redemption launch trailer whets the appetite.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
FarmVille may leave Facebook after a profits dispute.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
Pach-Attack: Ep. 116 …if you don’t want to watch, the highlight:
Project Natal / PlayStation Move will ‘upgrade’ Xbox 360 and PS3, or so he believes.
Low game sales in April show ‘something is terribly wrong’ – Mr. Pachter again.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
FAMICASE are the Nintendo games that never were, aww.
This week in videogame blogging: May 16th.
How much is Alan Wake worth?
A history of gay rights in video games.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Seven Years Later: Kingdom of Loathing, yep – still kickin’.
Students program Human Tetris into 8-bit microcontroller, and then give away the schematics – for free!
Sleep Is Death: Price is What You Want as Jason Rohrer jumps on that bandwagon.
Gods vs. Humans will let you destroy a bunch of mythological mega structures.
Penumbra goes Open Source – as promised.
Zombie Zoo is a total conversion for Half-Life 2, and it’s both rubbish and delightful.
Denki would like you to Get Your Blocks Off (part 3)
Indie Game Links: Don’t bet the ranch on it.
Indie Game Links: The Doctor is In.
Would you like to see an 8-bit Dr. Horrible game? (I think we all know the answer…)

In Development: Games in progress
Call of Duty: Black Ops will feature dedicated PC servers – YAY!!
LittleBigPlanet: Sack It To Me (the Whole Lotta Links edition).
Where art thou, Resident Evil Portable?
Left 4 Dead 2 announces Laughing Gnome mutation, which is not where you play as David Bowie.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
Kometen – you got some art in my iPhone game.
Tomena Sanner looks a bit insane, to put it nicely.
BoxingZoo: no animals were harmed in this Punch-Out! style iPhone release.
Castlevania makes its way to the iPhone, but not like you’d expect.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
DS will soon surpass PS2 as the best-selling console ever.
Iwata says console obsolesence is “unthinkable”, if a few changes are made.
Nintendo planning a Vitality Sensor press event for Monday?

In good company: Business news
EGM Now hires Billy Berghammer as group EIC, industry vet happy to sign up.
Bungie are looking for a personal assistant / gopher to help them move some stuff.

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
Another Rock Band survey points to more band-specific titles – Led Zeppelin? Pink Floyd? U2?

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
Faldon: The most unforgiving, unrelenting, refreshing MMO you’ll ever play – and it’s free.
Sword 2: a Massively exclusive, including new screens and some dev info.
Star Trek Online launches season 1.1 supplemental, which axes Memory Alpha.
Fallen Earth launches a new achievement system – kill 1,000 rats, get a reward!
DC Universe Online reveals Black Adam, who looks suitably broody.
Aika allows players into the Aitan arena, with battles geared to 100 players on each side.
Mytheon will continue with their open beta, ignoring recent lawsuits.
Star Wars: The Old Republic reveals advanced careers and some new species.
This week on the MMO Report, they talk about leaks.
TERA compiles Elleon’s Journal, starts Day 2.
EVE Online: Tyrannis delayed, say CCP.
WebZen celebrate their first anniversary, with events across three games.
EverQuest 2’s next expansion returns to Velious (if the signs are to be believed).
…and there’s a lengthy preview of the EQ2 travel revamp.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
Street Fighter gets a 52-minute mix tape, which is pretty darn awesome. I’m listening to it now.
Mega Man Music: The blue bomber meets the Blip Festival.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Transformers: War for Cybertron – what’s the story? …new dev diary spills the beans.
Hideki Kamiya’s other jobs – he’s a boss designer! a voice actor! both!
Get your Peace Walker polygon counts! …and go a bit cross-eyed.
Major Nelson chats to Robert Bowling about the MW2 Resurgence package (and, presumably, a bit of Infinity Ward stuff, too).
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands takes the Prince back to his roots …in the PS2, anyway.
Visceral discuss breaking Isaac Clarke’s silence in Dead Space 2 – it’s only natural, they say.
Alpha Protocol interview talks about moral ambiguity.
Hot Shots Tennis: Get a grip… as even more Helghast invade Sony games.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
Fable III box art may confirm a PC version – at least it did, before it was pulled.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
Kotobukiya Mega Man Figure – would look great on my desk (but it’s only in Japan).
Spider-Man Pendant, please.
Mario and Luigi aprons, one for me, one for my plumber sister.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
G4TV are recruiting E3 booth babes – got what it takes?
How to get your catchphrase into NBA Jam – “Boom-shaka-laka!” is taken.

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
Mario Game Room blanket looks cosy!
Piplup face cake! Too cute to eat!
These game-themed boxes are gorgeous, featuring Australian wood!

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
Beating Mega Man 2 …with a Dance Pad.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
Videogame artists pay tribute to Frank Frazetta, fantasy legend. RIP.
Ape Escape PS3 promo image is like Where’s Wally…
Nanibird seen in the wild …in papercraft, anyway.
Artwork and other assets from a bunch of unreleased games including Call of Duty: Devil’s Brigade and EA Redwood Shores’ Casino Royale.
The Art of Street Fighter returns to the Capcom Deal of the Week.
Link Illustration from Blackvolta Studio.
Star Wars AT-AT is pun-tastic.
Brawlin’ Ladies by *Kuroi-Tsuki.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
Alan Wake: The Signal will shine this July.

Activision goes on a Call of Duty registration spree – Secret Warfare, Future Warfare, Advanced Warfare…
Star Wars: Battlefront 3 leaked by GameSpy.


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