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
The Witcher 2 dev diary goes behind the scenes.
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock trailer shows something a bit different.
Red Faction Armageddon trailer has mines and explosions and aliens (oh my!).
Transformers: War for Cybertron trailer features a robot dinosaur or two.
Vanquish gameplay trailer is our first look at the crazy.
Guilty Party trailer is to apologise for the game’s delay.
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions screens reveal that Spider-Man 2099 is paying a visit.
F.E.A.R. 3 trailer is a bit bloody. And a lot awesome.
Killzone 3 trailer is “a great big pile of carnage”.
Crysis 2 teaser is, ahem, teasing.
Skate 3 trailer shows off the Maloof Money DLC due this week.
DC Universe Online video is super-speedy!
Need For Speed World diary movie is #1 in a series.
Fallout: New Vegas gameplay footage will whet your appetite.

E3 2010: That’s the Electronic Entertainment Expo!
Konami will live-stream their E3 press conference, for those of you playing at home.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
Videogames bid adieu to World War II – say it ain’t so!
Fat, old people can burn calories using Wii. The sky is blue.
The Videogame Guide to Morals and Ethics is great reading.

In Development: Games in progress
Bohemian Rhapsody finally comes to music games, featuring in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock – woot!
LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 demo to arrive this week for Xbox 360, PSN and PC to follow.
Wii Party details emerge – more than 80 minigames!
Hard Corps: Uprising is Contra in all but name, we hear (for XBLA / PSN).
Crackdown 2 is finished, says Ruffian.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
Carcassonne is on the App Store for your medieval fix.
Call of Duty Undead return in World At War Zombies II for iPhone.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
Coming Soon to the Xbox Live Marketplace: Earthworm Jim!
This is what playing with Natal looks like …still want one?

In good company: Business news
Zynga buys social games developer Challenge Games, creators of Warstorm and Ponzi.
Sega is interested in the success of EA’s Online Pass, so keep an eye out.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
Valve games have never been so cute – I recommend Curious Turret.

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
Rock Band to get Deftones next week as well as Boys Like Girls and Crown of Thorns.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
Final Fantasy XI accounts compromised, oops…

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Electronic Arts talk about Project Ten Dollar, explain that it’s not a defensive measure against piracy.
Bodycount creative director Stuart Black chats about the game.
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is inspired by Pokemon and Sim City (you couldn’t tell?).
BioWare explain that complacent studios will be left behind, point the figure at the Japanese.
Treyarch chats about Black Ops and the lack of co-op modes.

A little light reading: Books about games or the industry
1001 videogames you must play before you die will eat all your spare time.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
Comic book artists working on a secret Ubisoft project, at the aptly-named UbiWorkshop.
Splatterhouse is the first videogame to appear on the Fangoria cover, looks …gory.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
Is Kim Kardashian the next film Lara Croft? …this could be bad.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
Red Dead Redemption “Outlaws to The End” co-op mission pack headin’ straight t’ward us on June 22nd.
Left 4 Dead 2 gets a new Mutation, Chainsaw Massacre. Goes pretty much as you’d expect.
LittleBigPlanet gets a Heavy Rain costume pack, no… really. And it’s kinda cute.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
Supreme Commander 2 for 50% off for the weekend, on Steam.
Shattered Horizon for 50% off for the weekend, on Steam. (mm, pattern)

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
Games Convention Online 2010 will be closed to the public when it is held in Leipzig.

Activision re-making Goldeneye, and it’s due out in November.
Capcom have registered Zombie Cafe trademark, speculations rage.

Infamous 2 is on the cover of July’s Game Informer.
The Mummy Online – rock like an Egyptian!
War is Not the Answer – a charity videogame about Marvin Gaye.
Plants vs. Zombies coming to Xbox Live Arcade later this year.

Doctor Who: The Adventure Games, in the UK only at this stage (but it’s free!).
Alien Breed: Impact on Steam.
Numen: Contest of Heroes on special on Steam.


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