The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
Last Flight trailer is for a gory WiiWare title.
APB intro cinematic is a bit teasing.
Shaun White Skateboarding media puts wheels on the board.
Modern Warfare 2 Resurgence Map Pack video is a sneaky peek at what’s in store.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
Stop-motion NES video by someone with too much time on his hands.
Human Centipede proves that games are art. No, really.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
Wii2HDMI adds HDMI output to the Wii, even though it’s still not HD.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Give-Whatever-You-Want Indie Bundle taken down after all manner of drama.

In Development: Games in progress
Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project coming to XBLA, proving us all absolutely correct.
ModNation Racers launched for PS3, with a bunch of fun content.
Napoleon: Total War goes to Spain, expanding to the Iberian Peninsula.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
Hollywood Hospital actually looks quite cool, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
PSP systems being offered to airlines – don’t be shocked.
Sony say consumers prefer discs to digital – what do you think?
Project Natal will have a new name after E3, may be priced at US$149.

In good company: Business news
Insomniac Games inks deal with Electronic Arts, after 16 years with Sony.
In a shocking move, EA will try Good Games instead of Good Ads. I know. You’re amazed.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
I Hit It With My Axe: You Guys Got Totally Paralyzed.
Legend of the West, at Virtual Shackles (“Thistledew!”)
How to make a videogame in eight (sort of) easy steps is good advice from BioWare.
Lost in 8 bits doesn’t seem to contain spoilers, does contain genius.
Recipe for Disaster, from The Escapist.

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
Band Hero 1 Track Pack arrives for PS3, Xbox 360 after debuting on Wii.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
Nog from Star Trek plays WoW and isn’t afraid to talk about it.
EverQuest 2: Halas Reborn launch day roundup, thanks to Massively.
City of Heroes now has to deal with Mother Mayhem and the Seers – which sounds like an awesome band.
Help EVE Online developers get to the bottom of fleet lag this weekend.
TERA talks lore, geography in this new Q&A.
World of Warcraft announces free realm transfers, but only for certain realms.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
Super Mario Galaxy 2’s music is the new focus of Ask Iwata, featuring Koji Kondo.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Red Dead Redemption Q&A with Dan Houser from Rockstar Games.
THQ starts a “Partners” program, which seems a bit familEAr.
Blizzard are predicting renewed WoW growth in 2010, despite plateauing for two years.
9 developer tips for ModNation Racers, from the game’s senior director.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
An 18″ Prince of Persia …that wasn’t meant to sound smutty, honest.
L4D2 necklace may or may not ward off zombies.

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
Left 4 Dead cake is ten different types of awesome.

Just Cos(play): As if you need a reason to dress up?
Chun Li Cosplay worldwide – the strongest women in the world!

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
How Activision celebrated Blur’s launch (I’m still singing britpop when I read that).

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
Cute Street Fighter art is cute.
“I am only a man” is a beautiful Bit.Trip Runner tribute.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
Red Dead Redemption animation due this weekend.

Closed for business: Industry closures / layoffs
Midway Games sing their Swan Song as they slowly fade.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands – two free skins available, if you’d prefer Ezio or Malik.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
The Witcher 2 to hit PCs in Spring 2011 in the northern hemisphere.
Get your passes now for GDC Online, October 5-8, 2010 – that’s the new name of GDC Austin.

NCAA Hockey to join EA’s NHL title?
Gearbox trademarks “Z-Day”, for use with games and movies.

Sonic Colours, with details pretty slim.
Mafia 2 Collector’s Edition available for pre-orders.
Another Fire Emblem DS remake – 1994’s Mystery of the Emblem: Hero of Light and Shadow.
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock announced for September.


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