The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
Alan Wake video teases July’s upcoming DLC.
Goldeneye developer interview gives us some insights.
Raving Rabbids Travel in Time video screws up history.
Dragon Quest IX commercial stars Seth Green.

E3 2010: That’s the Electronic Entertainment Expo!
Game Critics Awards nominees announced – all a bit full of Rage.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
American Girl launches a new virtual world – Innerstar University. Hmm.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
An Open Letter To Diablo II, love from G4TV.
And Singularity makes four… from One Of Swords.
Gaming needs a Billboard Top Ten, or something similar.
ELSPA says one third of the UK population are gamers – 34 percent of males and 31 percent of females.

In Development: Games in progress
Metro 2033 sequel, called (wait for it) Metro 2034. It will be 3D.
The Sims 3 hits the Fast Lane later this year.
Saint’s Row 3DS is also an Xbox Live game, so you can unlock things in Saint’s Row 3!
Madden 11 features new in-game stat, Swagger – and it’s sponsored by Old Spice.
Ubisoft’s Q4 line-up detailed – Splinter Cell: Conviction is headed to Mac!
Goldeneye Nunchuk Shell and controller are real, and shiny, and awesome.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
PSP firmware may have added support for NeoGeo games… not to mention the PCEngine…
The PS3 is finally profitable! …that means no foreseeable price cuts.
Kinect specs revealed – including two player limit, oops.
Hulu launches paid service and will bring it to both PS3 and Xbox 360.
Major Nelson has the Hulu details for Microsoft’s box.

In good company: Business news
Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata doesn’t earn as much as you’d think (still a bit, but not a big bit).
Activision Blizzard say they’ll only invest in the UK if there is an incentive, following the scrapped tax relief plan.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
EVE’s Sansha live event takes an interesting turn, reports Massively.
Adventurine argue that MMORPGs are not casual games, which includes their PvP sandbox, Darkfall.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
One Man Army conquers Pokémon theme (eat your heart out, Pomplamoose!)

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
BioWare co-founder chats about MDK2 HD and launching his new company.
More Transformers games being considered by Activision/Hasbro in case we didn’t have enough already.
Capcom boss expects new consoles in “two to three years”, with Move / Kinect merely stop-gap solutions.
Kid Icarus: Uprising is Masahiro Sakurai’s attempt to inject new ideas into the industry – one that’s suffering from a creativity problem.
Red Dead Redemption considered a ‘game changer’ by Take-Two – breaking the GTA curse.
Neversoft plan on giving “soul” back to Guitar Hero, through Warriors of Rock.
Final Fantasy Versus XIII scenario is complete, says the game’s director.

In the Cloud: Taking computing to the next level
OnLive reports a smooth launch, and adds Lego Harry Potter to celebrate.

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
Halo rubber-stamp is “just to get things started”…
New soft consoles are useful for storing your iPhone.
Animatronic Halo Elite Costume is ten different types of amazing. And seven feet tall.

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
Battlefield Heroes celebrates first birthday with free in-game items!

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
Street Fighter – Hyper Real showcases an Aussie artist.
Press Start is an art display featuring video game-inspired works.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
PlayStation Store Update for June 29.
Xbox LIVE Marketplace Preview, June 29.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
The Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time is now available on

Milo is “a full game”, affirms Molyneux.
…there’s about 50 people working on Project Milo, but it won’t be coming to retail this holiday.


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