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
Miffy’s World trailer makes me happy in so many ways.
Medal of Honor videos kick off the game’s ‘Tier 1 Interview Series’.
Pokemon Black and White trailer introduces eight new Pokemon!
Jane’s Advanced Strike Fighters media looks pretty awesome, even if we don’t know Jane.
Final Fantasy XIV video shows the difference between alpha and beta.
APB trailer heads back to San Paro for a closer look.
Singularity trailer shows off the multiplayer.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
EEDAR says the purchase intent for Move and Kinect is low – do you know anyone who wants either?

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
Tetris creator has worked on a multiplayer version for more than a decade (I bet he dreams in blocks).
The World of Love report by Rock Paper Shotgun.
Used game sales blamed for industry losses, the sky is blue.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Overgrowth enters Alpha 85 (wow!).
A letter from the IGF chairman, explaining the changes for 2011.
Bob Came in Pieces 1.5 adds VR missions and gamepad support.

In Development: Games in progress
Bungie considered Halo 4 (starring Master Chief), but went with Reach instead.
More PS2 HD collections are coming to the PS3, confirm Sony.
Goldeneye controller / gun peripheral in the works for Goldeneye 007.
Pokemon Black & White dated in Japan – just three months to go!
Red Faction downloadable game planned before Armageddon, to tie in with Syfy show.
StarCraft II: How to get it for free (as long as you live in Korea).

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
Doodle Jump sells five million units – are they the first to reach the milestone?

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
Milo is a tech demo, and Microsoft have no plans to release him it.
Reggie Fils-Aime announces 3DS for 2011 when on late-night tv…
Nintendo won’t confirm this date, don’t return calls.
…meanwhile, Japanese retailers are listing the 3DS for this year. Who’s right?
PlayStation 3 update brings PlayStation Plus support and some other features.
Microsoft’s director of platform marketing chats about the perils of shovelware, and how they don’t want any on Kinect.
Core gamers the first to buy Kinect, think Microsoft.
Japanese hardware sales, June 14-20.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
Casual vs. Hardcore defined

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
Guild Wars Dragon Festival draws near – boardwalks! booze! bean cakes!
Hyperspace Beacon: Star Wars: The Old Republic hype in hyperspace, from Massively.
All Points Bulletin will run ads in voice chat, using Vivox.
City of Heroes takes a look at Praetoria, which is awful purdy.
EverQuest II will not go free to play, in case you were curious.
The Anvil of Crom: A tale of two Conans explores Age of Conan’s radical change.
Fallen Earth companion app released on Blackberry.
Lost Pages of Taborea: You can play for free – yippee!
Early maintenance announcement for World of Warcraft, including 24-hour downtime for select realms.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Hideo Kojima’s not done with Metal Gear – surprise!
Kojima has nothing to do with MGS Rising, however which could spin into a second Metal Gear series!
THQ are already planning Homefront: London even before the first game hits shelves.
Take-Two’s CEO chats about Red Dead Redemption and BioShock 2, and mentions another Max Payne 3 delay.
To elaborate, BioShock 2 was ‘profitable’, but “not hugely successful”, aww.
THQ believes using big TV spots to advertise games isn’t worth it… but my tv has been plastered in Undisputed 2010 ads.
Peter Moore explains why EA’s Online Pass exists – they don’t want you to trade their games. Duh.
Split/Second developer working on an unannounced racer, we don’t know much more.
Marvelous planning a 3DS Harvest Moon for next year along with a new IP!
Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi is not involved in Resident Evil 6, but we don’t know who is.
Mickey Mouse’s mean makeover erased from Wii game – apparently people didn’t like an evil mouse.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
Activision’s Above and Beyond outed as well as a game called Death Drive.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
Cool shirts: Octorawk + Touch Fuzzy, Get Dizzy (only cool for those in the know).
Taiko Drum Master DS: DSi LL Stand comes with stickers!

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
New Assassin’s Creed project is an art book from the Ubi Workshop!

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
Everything, By Everyone is a cool film about flash games – and they need your help.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
Dance Central DLC will be pricier than others, but also more complex.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
Xbox Live Arcade Deal of the Week discounts a bunch of awesome titles.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
SOE Fan Faire is looming – August 5-8 – and we have a list of attendees.
PAX Prime 2010 announces some exhibitors and musical guests.
The 13th Annual Independent Game Festival is open to mobiles and experiments, and is calling for submissions.

Is Above and Beyond a successor to Star Control?
Is Twisted Pixel working with Turbine to create a console MMO?
Is the PC version of Singularity plagued by texture bugs?
Is Sony working on a Team ICO Collection for 2011?
Does Dead or Alive 3DS feature motion-controlled breasts?


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