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
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions footage showcases three villains: Goblin, Hammerhead and Kraven.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer is a bit reminiscent of other games…
FEAR 3 footage shows off co-op.
Call of Duty: Black Ops media is in high res, so you can see everything.
If Halo: Reach was 3D, it would look like this, in case you were curious.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
The best videogame podcasts – a primer lovingly prepared by RedKingsDream.
Revival Horror: New ideas in Fear-making.
Are videogamers better lucid dreamers? (it kinda makes sense).
Conflicting Views: Designing multiplayer in children’s games.
Hey Baby: ladies get payback as they beat up sleazebags.
Minority Report interface in real life is being blamed for a number of geekgasms.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Lazy 8 puts the cogs together at DIYGamer.
Q-Time for Q-Games, Gamasutra chats with Dylan Cuthbert.
Freeware: The life of a Pacifist from Bento Smile.
Starfall: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, nothing to do with Daft Punk.
Aquaria goes open source – the fourth and final of the Humble Indie Bundle to do so.
Night Train is a bit scary.

In Development: Games in progress
Michael Jordan confirmed as NBA 2K11 cover star – yay!
David Cage’s Horizon – is it a sci-fi thriller?
Valve tease a surprise, while cancelling an E3 event.
New SingStar features popular (but terrible) songs, and will probably sell ridiculously well.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
Flick Kick Football: brush up on your penalty kicks in the leadup to the World Cup.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
PlayStation Store Update June 1st.
Three new DSi colours revealed – green, yellow and blue!

In good company: Business news
Virgin gets back into gaming, but they’re not developing this time.
Rare turns 25, gets a new logo – we hope it was giftwrapped.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
PS3 claw game spotted – wonder how many people have tried and failed.
I Hit It With My Axe Episode 12: The Blind Stabbing The Blind.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
MMO Roundup from Massively.
Wings Over Atreia – an Aion community roundup is thoughtful, no?
Pick your Star Wars MMO – The Old Republic, or Clone Wars Adventures.
Dungeons and Dragons Online getting guild airships in the next update.
Get your hands-on with Guild Wars 2 at Gamescom in August.
World of Warcraft: Regional release schedule for patch 3.3.5 – handy!

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
Modern Warfare 2: The Soundtrack features Hans Zimmer, don’tcha know.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
Chicago Transit Authority cannot ban M-rated game ads, bring on the GTA for the CTA!

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Pachter claims he was guessing about that whole Twisted Metal 2 thing.
Mass Effect 3 will bring back fun and lightness, and maybe Ewoks, if you’re lucky.
Final Fantasy VII remake would take decades to develop, says Square Enix.
Konami sold more games on Wii and PSP, and less on PS3.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
Harvest Moon Eco Bag, because it has a cute cow on it.
A Nintendo Table, with room for tv and games and console, oh my!
Dungeons & Dragons Spellcasting Soda, om nom nom.
Super Mario Playing Cards, available in three different styles (I’d like 8-bit, please!).

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
Activision details their $500,000 Indie Games Competition.

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
Piping fresh (war)crafts was too good a pun to pass up.
“Stained Glass” motherboard window would look great in my house.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
Yay Steam on Mac! …indeed.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
Alan Wake DLC pack #3 scheduled for later this year.

Gold’s Gym Dance Workout starts later this year.
NBA Elite 11 for Xbox 360 + PS3, in October.


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