The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
Blur trailer features Danica Patrick, and some cars.
Spider-man footage is taken from GameTrailers TV.
Crysis 2 trailer features setting details and player style.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 commercial might be better than the first one.
Gran Turismo 5 trailer heads to Nürburgring, brings screens.
Naughty Bear trailer is inspired by Jaws.

E3 2010: That’s the Electronic Entertainment Expo!
Nintendo’s Media Briefing details confirmed, in case you were unsure.
Rumoured: Sony’s plans for premium PSN “a large-scale monetizing scheme”.
Capcom are planning a sequel announcement – we hear it’ll be a “bombshell”.
Will we see a new PSP? …will it be as bad as the PSP Go?
An appearance by GTA 5 is being predicted by various analysts.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.

Video game haiku …I used to write these all the time.
The Fall of Interactive Movies “a look at the dark days when FMV wanted to rule the world”.
The Virtual Whirl looks at the conceptual hump.
Open source software is not always freeware, but sometimes it is.

Software: Stuff to make things better
GameSave Manager creates the ultimate savepoint.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
An interview with Fredrik Westlund, creator of Decay.
AI War update explained by Chris Park, who also chats about Tidalis.
How to get your Facebook game noticed – Applifier.

In Development: Games in progress
Red Dead Redemption will have PS3-exclusive content, bring on Solomon’s Folly Gang Hideout!

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
iPad takes to the skies, thanks to Bluebox Ai.
Doodle Find for iPhone launched by KlickTock.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
In a shock move, Nintendo registers “3DSWare” and “3DSPlay”. I need a lie down.
PlayStation around the web: What we read.
The ultimate portable Wii looks a little clunky.
$200 pricepoint for Natal is “pure speculation”.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
A Red Dead Redemption-themed conversation that is playing out around the world.
ScrewAttack: Top 20 Manliest Men (from 20-11, anyway).
“When Red Dead Redemption eventually comes on PC…” (calling it now)

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
Guitar Hero 6 goes back to its roots, drops the celebs, picks up the rawk.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
iPhone apps for your favourite MMOs – from Massively Mobile (of course).
Allods launches new unisex items, which are a little bit on the pricey side.
Free Realms introduces empty lots – so you can build whatever you want.
Age of Conan: An anniversary retrospective from Massively.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
Catherine’s Soundtrack Renaissance is an introduction to a new review project.
The OneUps! …definitely on my list of bands to watch.
Atlus want you to listen to their music, so they’re giving it away.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Cliff Bleszinski explains that Gears 2 “played with itself” too much, focussing too much on scripted sequences.
Miyamoto discusses some major changes for Zelda, as well as Mario and the Vitality Sensor.
Epic Games explain that PC piracy pushed them onto consoles – true story.
Create cool LittleBigPlanet levels, get hired by Media Molecule!
Will Zero Suit Samus be in Other M? …apparently, the choice is yours.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
Final Fantasy Crystal Orb – the original owner’s only asking a bajillion dollars for it.
iCushion is exactly what it sounds like.
Giant Space Invader necklace is purple and awesome.
Invader Toaster looks like it would make pretty dismal toast.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
Win Moshi Monsters wall graphics!

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
Pokemon Cross Stitch features Bulbasaur, yay!

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
Sesame Street Fighter is BRILLIANT.
3D Dot Game Heroes Hall of Heroes including the Blue Screen of Death!
Red Dead Re…what? Mario? from Threadless.
No, YOU listen! …we were all thinking it.
Maxis’ terrifying, unofficial Spore mascot is kinda brilliant, too.
Golden Axe – Japanese Arcade takes me back…

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
PopCap has a big Mac game sale, nom nom nom.

Welcome back, Dante?
PlayStation Move-ing onto shelves in September?
Guitar Hero 7, Band Hero 3 thanks to an artist publishing his CV.


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