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
Dead Space 2 image teases… something.
Overgrowth assets look better and better.
Lost in Shadow video features the Garden.
NightSky media: new screens, footage and a new site!

For a good cause: Gamers for Charity
Indie Game Magazine + Get Well Gamers are holding a Summer Fund Drive.

E3 2010: That’s the Electronic Entertainment Expo!
Game Critics Awards announced, unsurprisingly, Rage features heavily.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
Videogame reviews actually important to success according to a new study.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
TV, Games linked to attention problems among students.
An Open Letter To The Twilight Videogame, love from Kevin Kelly.
Red Dead Redemption has some interesting stats – 14 million hours of real-time playing.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Indie Fund is now taking submissions, get amongst it!

In Development: Games in progress
Moonbase Alpha takes one small step and NASA’s first multiplayer simulation goes live.
Rayman Origins comes to XBLA / PSN this Christmas, and that’s not all.
Real names required to use Blizzard forums via their Real ID system.
Men of War: Assault Squad website launched, you can go there right now!

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
Archetype is a multiplayer FPS for the iPhone.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
PlayStation Plus will only be needed for the Hulu Plus Preview Period, rather than the finished product.
Sony Developers are working on the PS4, and have been for a while.
Have you met Marcus PSP Rivers? (We’re not sure that’s his real name).
Xbox Live Arcade gets a major overhaul, scheduled for this week.
Sony releases a bigger, whiter PlayStation 3, but only in Japan.

In good company: Business news
Activision would like more PCs hooked up to TVs, planning to support Dell and HP in their quest.
Games for Windows rep replies, and might be a bit cranky.
Rock Band 3 designer resigns to join a smaller developer. Kudos.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
Star Trek Online executive producer leaves Cryptic to focus on other things (like his goat).
Linden Lab guns for service-based Second Life viewers, interestingly.
World of Warcraft Cataclysm in DirectX 11 is awful purdy.
APB would like to come to consoles, please.
Guild Wars 2 interview chats dungeons, racial abilities… (translated from French).
AoC Microtransactions explained by Funcom’s Craig Morrison.
Fallout Online still exists, honest!
TERA reveals the male Castanic renders, they have cool hair.
STOked video podcast has an interview with Daniel Stahl, the new Executive Producer for the game.
Fallen Earth prepares the Texas Invasion Celebration …yeehaw!

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
Alan Wake soundtrack to be released soon, in all its moody glory.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
Publishers warn against US game ratings bill (registration required)

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
StarCraft II is going 3D, thanks to a handy patch due “soon”.
David Cage explains that motion sensors are not the answer to unlocking mainstream acceptance of videogames.
Obsidian expresses an interest in working on Chrono Trigger, but don’t hold your breath.
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Producer Interview talks about where characters come from.
Mortal Kombat creator says complexity is hurting sales, but they still want to appeal to hardcore fans.
Alpha Protocol 2 not happening after the first didn’t sell what they expected.
Epic are not abandoning the PC, but they are branching into mobiles and tablets.
Lucasarts loves the idea of Super Star Wars on the Xbox 360.
Metal Gear for 3DS was just a ‘sample’ say Kojima Productions.
…but then they say it’s a “full product”. Confusion reigns.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
Dragon Quest Slime from Square Enix and Suntory. Yummmm.
Assassin’s Creed: Ezio figurine.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
Blizzard’s annual writing contest will reward the best fan-fiction.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
Super Mario Bros. Sidewalk Edition
The Legend of Zelda: Floor Edition.
Real Yarn Kirby (the making of).

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
ModNation Racers is visited by Twisted Metal’s Sweet Tooth.
Mass Effect 2 gets Aegis DLC pack.
Transformers: War for Cybertron DLC info leaks …oops.
Crackdown 2’s premium DLC has been outed.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
Xbox Live’s “Summer of Arcade” dated and priced (we’re expecting the Winter of Arcade announcement shortly).

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
Sega will not be attending GamesCom, aww.

Are zombies coming to Fat Princess?
Is this the box art for Kinect?

Sony shuts down Eye of Judgement, it’s “too much money and too much hassle.”


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