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
Singularity video shows the first 15 minutes of the game.
Napoleon: Total War video shows new Peninsular Expansion.
Disciples III: Renaissance video heralds the game’s European release!
Vindictus trailer slaughters monsters – and arachnids!
Ghost Trick commercial comes with three more videos.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
ELSPA announce “no witch hunt” over tax break sabotage rumours (registration required).

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
When Games are Sold Like Guns is an interview with Hal Halpin of the ECA.
Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded and The World Ends With You – what do they have in common?
SOE’s Laralyn McWilliams chats about girls and gaming.
M.I.A.: Video games teach kids violence – thought from the new mum.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
Retailers want Kinect below £100 Price Tag, which seems reasonable.
Capcom would like to “team up” with Mad Catz again, perhaps on MVC3?

History: Where we’ve been
‘E3’ from 1990 (including the Lynx!).

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Cordy is “a Little Big Planet clone, crammed into Unity”.

In Development: Games in progress
Epic Mickey has a team of 275 – not quite as big as Assassin’s Creed, but close.
You can import Civilization IV maps into V, hoorah!
Call of Duty: Black Ops honoured by Machinima in their E3 awards.
Microsoft uses Kinect to promote Chevrolet, by including it in Kinect: Joy Ride.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
Slayer Pinball rains blood on iPhone and iPad.
Those problems with the iPhone 4? You’re holding it the wrong way.
Street Fighter IV iPhone update unlocks Cammy and Zangief.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
First PlayStation Plus content revealed, free LittleBigPlanet!
No plans for 3D in next PSP, say Sony.
Microsoft: Kinect is about getting new audiences, with the core gamers coming later.

In good company: Business news
Remedy hiring for AAA console project – Senior Producer, to be specific.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
All their eggs in a basket, from VG Cats.
Walking Back to Blackwater, from Virtual Shackles (I laughed and laughed).
Faces of Meth, from Eegra (Hi Dan!).

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
Global Agenda now subscription free – with future updates as optional paid expansions.
APB’s voice chat to contain ads? What else does that “VOIP Premium” button hide?
Lord of the Rings Online – Tolkein Tour part 3: Into the Woods.
Star Trek Online: A guide to melee combat from Massively.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Warren Spector: The 3DS changed my life
Konami CEO chats about DLC as well as LovePlus.
Singularity multiplayer detailed in new dev diary.
Why Goldeneye 007 is a Nintendo exclusive, direct from Activision.
Take-Two: New IP once a year (but quality takes time).
Microsoft: Kinect is exactly like Mario Bros. …of course it is.
Square Enix: DS, PSP suitable for MMOs, thanks to their networking capabilities.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
Xbox Ghostbusters multiplayer glitches to be fixed, more than a year after the game’s release.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
Space Invaders satchel, want want want!

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
Blizzard’s 2010 writing contest has started!

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
Pre-order Monkey Island 2 SE on Steam, get Monkey Island 1 SE for free!
Alien Breed Impact two-pack deal via Steam.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
DeathSpank coming nowish, according to the ever-helpful Ron Gilbert.

Is Hulu coming to PS3? (won’t help me in Australia, but…)
EA registers “Alice: Madness Returns”, we cross our fingers.
Seaman for the 3DS, if we’re lucky.
Star Wars: The Old Republic weekend beta looks more definite.

Beyond Good & Evil 2 is still in development!


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