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
Final Fantasy XIV screens come with a release date and news of a collector’s edition!
DJ Hero video shows an expert run on Poker Face vs Girls on Film.
Alien vs. Predator video is for the new map pack, Bughunt.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
American McGee thinks Kinect is destined to fail, hmmm.
Working as a videogame designer – from the Wall Street Journal!
School uses videogames to teach thinking skills – on NPR.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Garry’s Mod broke some stuff, and they might fix it later.
Aquaria has been ported to the PSP, yay for open source!

In Development: Games in progress
Team Fortress 2 explain this is the calm before the storm, or maybe the thunder, which is the noisy bit of the storm.
Sega considers downloadable Saturn games, after the Dreamcast.
All things Super Scribblenauts from E3 2010.
More Pokemon Black and White details surface, including that awesome video again!
Yet another Yakuza game coming – you have been warned (or will be warned at TGS).
Molyneux is still defending Milo (registration required).
White Knight Chronicles questing to PSP in Japan …the rest of the world can wait until 2011.
inFamous now available to download on PSN, hop to it!

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
Hands-on with Hulu Plus, from Ars Technica.
…but does Hulu Plus require PlayStation Plus as well? We’re not sure yet.
Kinect listed for £130 and a November 19 launch?

In good company: Business news
Ever wondered how much Shigeru Miyamoto earns? Wonder no more!

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
Megaman: A Mega Man on Bitmob.
Do you miss Clippy? Dork Tower found him.
I Hit It With My Axe: Now & Then A Player Will Die.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
AoC 2.0.5 revamps Shrines of Bori as well as the ranger class.
Age of Conan also wants your PvP feedback, so send it to Funcom!
World of Tanks splits their site in half – one side dealing with the community, and the other full of, y’know, tanks.
Torchlight MMO explained by Runic.
KingsIsle Entertainment chat about Wizard 101 and some other cool stuff.

WoWsers: World of Warcraft gets its own section
Cataclysm beta: Professions and tradeskills (now that the NDA’s lifted…)
Tom Chilton imagines a future where WoW is free-to-play, despite there being no current plans for this.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
Mustachioed Guy sings another Mario Song, and it’s just as awesome.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Mark Rein says that Triple-A isn’t going away, in fact – it’s going everywhere.
Mortal Kombat is getting its “most robust online mode ever”, but can’t go into too many details.
Fable III will go episodic, post-retail release.
A very long interview with THQ discusses West/Zampella, de Blob, Syfy, Nintendo, and some big announcements…
Are Infinity Ward looking to make non-CoD games? Perhaps.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
Club Nintendo has the coolest shirts, in Japan, anyway.
Get your own Monster Hunter mug – it might come in handy…
15 videogame-themed energy drinks, nom nom nom.
Nintendo Love Tester is more popular than the vitality sensor.

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
Another Zelda title screen has been lovingly hand-stitched.

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
Diablo II turns 10 and people still play it online.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
BioShock movie: not axed! …it’s just taking a while.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is 40% off for one day at Direct2Drive.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
EA are taking Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit on tour around the US.

RUMOURED:
Is the new Tomb Raider set for holiday 2011 release? …we’d be more surprised if it wasn’t.
Are Visceral hiring for the Dante’s Inferno sequel?

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