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
Naughty Bear video doesn’t really like boating enthusiasts.
Crackdown 1 vs Crackdown 2 comparison is quite intriguing.
ModNation Racers video shows off behind the scenes of the game’s launch.
Alpha Protocol trailer lets you choose your own path.
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 screens accompany a new dev blog.
Two Worlds 2 debut trailer is a bit snazzy.
Star Wars: The Old Republic video may reveal the use of ingame vehicles!
Red Dead Redemption video is a 60-second teaser for tomorrow’s John Hillcoat feature.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
Study shows improved cognitive function through casual gaming …funded by Popcap!
Lunchtimewaster: Fractal – just spent far too long connecting hexagons.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
Games assisting with psychotherapy – games for health!
4% of US gamers are playing 48.5 hours per week – who are these people?!
Videogamers can control dreams – that’s their dreams, not other people’s.
Nintendo investigating suicides in a Chinese Wii factory.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
Ferrari-themed racing cockpit is a good idea, but not perfect.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
“Odd” platformer Limbo to be released on PC, according to the ESRB.
Beat Hazard adds iTunes / M4a support for $1.
Indie Links: Panicky and Traumatized.
Text Zedventure gets reviewed on infinitecontinues.
Farbs’ Playpen allows you to explore the collective consciousness … yep.

In Development: Games in progress
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock details revealed – “I liked it better when it was called Brutal Legend”.
NBA Live is dead – long live NBA Elite!
de Blob: The Underground outed by Nintendo Power magazine.
No microtransactions in StarCraft II – interesting.
A sequel to Test Drive Unlimited is coming from Atari in September.
Ubisoft will show off a new Driver title at E3 – we’re not sure why.
Everything you need to know about Blur, but were maybe too scared to ask.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
Wii Wings flap Wii accessories to new lows… shocking.
Sony are offering 10 free games to new PSPgo users.

In good company: Business news
Zynga and Yahoo join forces, the end of the world looms ever-larger.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
Warhammer Online supports Pink for Tink – supporting a player with breast cancer.
ArchLord opens a new server, and adds a bunch of incentives.
Need for Speed World goes live, July 20th – start your engines!
New Wizard101 update is for the dogs …and other ingame pets.
The Secret World revealed further in a new interview with Ragnar Tornquist.
Tales of Fantasy final class advancements revealed – each with their own pros and cons.
This week on the MMO Report looks at two sorts of games. Those made by Blizzard, and those not.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
Iron Man 2 Behind the Scenes: The Music starring Lamb of God.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Mario’s voice would like a Waluigi game, please.
Teams behind Sonic Colours revealed – may not be all that bad.
Mark Hamill’s days are numbered …as the Arkham Asylum Joker, that is.
Inside High Moon Studios with One of Swords.
Blizzard’s Frank Pearce explains their approach to DRM – basically, it’s a losing battle.
LittleBigPlanet 2: Dissections and Interviews …someone’s taking this seriously.
Michel Ancel has left Ubisoft – what does this mean for Beyond Good and Evil 2?

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
The iDress …no, please, don’t buy me that.
Sackboy plush dolls! I’m not so keen on the costumes though.
“Sega action chair” looks quite obscene but very cool.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
Jumpgate Evolution can get you into E3 – as long as you’re in LA.

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
Functional USB circuitboard business card isn’t really gamey, but… wow.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
Virgin Gaming to be revealed June 15th – stay tuned.

Total War to return to Japan?
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair is for X360 according to the Australian classification board.

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