The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
Modern Warfare 2 trailer shows off the Resurgence DLC.
F.E.A.R. 3 media puts Paxton Fettel in the spotlight.
LA Noire screenshots don’t look like vaporware to me…

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
EA Sports Superstars: The latest Facebook timesink for football nuts, and by ‘football’ they mean ‘soccer’.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
This week in Videogame Blogging May 30th (thanks, Critical Distance).
The Best of Big Download: May 24-30
South Korea to increase counselling programs for compulsive gamers.
Five reasons why Steam will destroy the PC games industry is worth a read.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
Wii want an inflatable kart for to play Mario in.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
A story of Just One More Try – the gift (and curse) of Bit.Trip.Runner.
Gish goes open-source, releasing its secret sauce.

In Development: Games in progress
Grease: the video game is in development for Wii and DS. Oh dear.
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock confirmed and a few details spotlighted.
Jill is confirmed as being in Resident Evil Afterlife, news which seems to upset some gamers.
The Last Story’s main characters have names, meet Elza and Kanan.
Call of Duty: Black Ops details start emerging, One of Swords wraps ’em up.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
Prince of Persia retro – Ubisoft bring an old platformer to a new platform.
We love Klicktock’s Doodle Find, and so does the rest of Australia.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
Microsoft teases E3 information via Xbox Live members.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
Screw Attack: Top 20 Manliest Men (counting from 10-1, this week).
Spy vs. Spy vs. Spy from Nerf Now!!
Duck Hunt: Behind the Scenes …never-before-seen footage.
Ken and Ryu are Facebook friends, not just Street Fighters.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
Guild Wars 2 design team chats with Massively.
Global Agenda’s newest dev blog discusses Sandstorm.
Betawatch May 21-28.
Kingdom Heroes: a tour of the battlefield looks beautiful.
The Cynic’s guide to World of Warcraft, from people who should know.
Allods Online is getting mounts as part of the Revelations of Gipat.
Battle of the Immortals has new armour art which looks pretty spiffy.
If you cheat in Guild Wars, Dhuum will kill you. Nuff said.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Toy Story 3: The Video Game: The Developer Diary (catchy title, huh?)
Treyarch are 100% dedicated to Call of Duty, won’t let no pesky IW drama affect them.
People think PlayStation Home is sh*t, says this PS3 dev.
Ten Years of PopCap: The Interview …a chat with founders Brian Fiete and Jason Kapalka.

In the Cloud: Taking computing to the next level
OnLive pre-registered users get one year free, rather than just three months.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
Greenpeace still hates Nintendo with the release of the 15th Guide to Greener Electronics.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
Pac-Man bottle opener has bonus teeth.

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
Mixed-Media Mario is perler beads and paint.
My Desk is 8-Bit is another cool stop-motion video.
Yoshi and Shy Guy together at last… Better not to ask, I think.
Dreamcast Boombox kicks out the jams, oldschool stylee.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
8-bit Okami from Nic.
More Megaman Videogame Mini-Minimalism from infinitecontinues.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
LEGO Prince of Persia mini-movie is narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal and has very little to do with gaming, really.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
Red Dead Redemption gets co-op Trophies through a new patch.
Splinter Cell gets Deniable Ops DLC, adds more fun to co-op play.

Rock Band 3 will add a keytar, not a keyboard – so we hear.
Michael Jordan to star on the cover of NBA 2K11 – about time, we say.
Twisted Metal 2 from David Jaffe – but he denies it…
BioWare looking to include online multiplayer in Mass Effect?
Has the Kane & Lynch movie lost its director?

Limbo is not coming to the PC after all, or the PS3, either.

New Final Fantasy game for DS – this is not a remake. I repeat – this is not a remake.
Pokemon Black & White to arrive in September in Japan, in “spring” elsewhere.


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