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
3DMark 11 trailer is a bit geeky, but a lot awesome.
Fishbane trailer is from Droqen, who wants a sponsor!
DeathSpank trailer introduces DeathSpank (surprise!)
Primrose trailer is Jason Rohrer’s new port for DSiWare.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
Taco Bell turns Burrito guts into Superheroes, just what we always wanted!

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
Virtua Fighter dev meets Michael Jackson, takes awkward photo.
Trump Hotel offers Wii Fit for guests, to keep them in shape.
Do we need Fair Trade games? …I know I like the chocolate…
This week in Videogame Blogging: May 23rd.

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
Cops arrest man for selling modded Wiis in Japan.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Privates may not appear on Xbox Live Indie Games after all (not surprising, you play part of the game inside a vagina).
Delve Deeper delved into my heart.
Freeware game pick: Blind – from block0man.
Nnooo’s Nic was interviewed about a Pokemon MMO – partially in German.

In Development: Games in progress
Monster Hunter Tri: A list of helpful links, from Capcom.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
Denki’s Value For Money Guarantee, just in case you don’t love Denki Blocks.
Fruit Ninja gets even fruitier with a new game mode, combo attacks, awards, and new fruit!
Kongregate goes mobile, productivity plummets.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
XCM Cyberbot PS3 case can see clearly now.

In good company: Business news
Microsoft’s J Allard has gone walkabout, apparently over the cancellation of Courier.
Walmart opens new online store, called Gamecenter.
Ruffian Games: What’s In A Name?
Zynga expand to Asia after aquiring Chinese developer XPD Media.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
Probe Away, from Virtual Shackles.
Walkthrough, from XKCD.
Railroad Kill, from NerfNow!!

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
May’s Rock Band Network Artist-of-the-Month announced, congratulations The Main Drag!

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
APB on consoles will be “different” to the PC version, to ensure it “fits better”.
TERA character creation illustrated in new video.
Star Wars: The Old Republic reveals the Emperor, via webcomic.
Massively chat to Aion Lead Producer, NCSoft’s Chris Hager.
Star Trek Online warps to the Next Frontier with the new State of the Game.
Fallen Earth developers answer ‘radioactive’ questions, plus a few after-hours.
World of Warcraft: Where is Patch 3.3.4? (we wonder, too)

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
Super Mario Galaxy 2 soundtrack has been uploaded to YouTube, it seems.
Uncharted 2 soundtrack reviewed.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
Red Dead Redemption has upset the Irish, who don’t really like their in-game stereotypes.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Suda 51 says there are no plans for No More Heroes 3, sad face.
Iwata Asks is all about Mario Galaxy 2, and features Miyamoto-san.
The Witcher 2 promises “more mature” storyline, in a direct continuation of the first game.
MTV Games “expected more” from The Beatles: Rock Band …but they were pleased, overall.
LittleBigPlanet: The last Sack It To Me (kinda, anyway).
Rockstar Games get honest: “If you’re a parent and buy one of our games for your child you’re a terrible parent.”

Localisation: Merci!
Japanese Nier hero was ‘too girly’ and had to be changed for US audiences.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
Geek Nails… exactly what it sounds like.
Bow TIE Fighter Tuxedo Shirt, even though I’m a girl.

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
Zelda latch-hook rug looks shaggy.
Link Street Art is arty and crafty.
Dragon Quest Slime rubber stamps are AWESOME.

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
Mario’s Ten Best Guinness World Records, which implies there’s more than 10!

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
Space invaders at war, by Adam Richardson.
The Missing Link at Threadless.
Lesser-known Pac-Man ghosts from CMYBacon.
Minimalist Street Fighter posters, by Kode Logic (in French).
Episode Two – 1985 poster by ~agentscarlet.
Megaman Videogame Mini-Minimalism continues a theme, by infinitecontinues.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
A second Hitman movie is in the works, with director Daniel Benmayor in talks.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
New Alan Wake DLC title leaked – you’ll want to grab a copy of The Writer.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
Halo: Reach out September 14, a day later in Japan.

New Total War game to be unveiled at E3?

Phantasy Star Portable 2 is headed West in Autumn (northern hemisphere).

Prima Game Guides, on Steam!


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