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
Killzone 3 screens are “uber-awesome”.
Rage wallpapers are 300mb+.
Legendary Champions trailer is inspiring.
Test Drive Unlimited 2 trailer has environments and Dance Music.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
Xbox Live sales ‘probably’ topped US$1 billion, says Bloomberg (but they’re not sure).

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
Games of 2010 are better than 2009, so far.
64% of gamers prefer disks to digital copies.

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown appeals dismissed lawsuit against EA over them using his likeness in Madden 2009.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
Ultra Mission has been declassified, thanks Cactus!
Ultima 6 project released, after nearly 10 years of work.
Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch demo released – it’s a mod for Doom 2, don’tcha know?
Delve Deeper delving into Xbox Live Indie Games in “late July”.
GDC Vault adds Indie Gamemaker Rant, plus some new site features.

In Development: Games in progress
Gran Turismo 5 will get a Collectors Edition and a “really big package” edition, too.
Driver: San Francisco dated but only for Europe.
Dead Space Ignition is a downloadable Dead Space 2 prequel for XBLA and PSN (teaser image reveal!).
FIFA 11 kicks off September 28 in US, October 1 in EU / Asia.
Epic Mickey gets an X-Play preview and then discussed by Adam and Morgan.
Burger King and Microsoft join forces for playable promotion – meet the Kinectimals.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
Top-grossing game apps: Doodle God, Archetype sell big on iPhone.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
Sony announces Move Game Bundles, including Resident Evil 5.
Kinect will work with seated players when the games are developed with sitting in mind.
PSP Cam may be incompatible with PSPGo, in North America at least.
Japanese carrier in talks to bring 3G compatibility to handheld gaming platforms – it may be “in the cards”, we hear.

In good company: Business news
Realtime Worlds loses some staff, hires others.
Activision studios will focus on one game at a time, quality over quantity.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
ScrewAttack – Angry Video Game Nerd: Game Glitches.
Domo-A-Day: Domo Kong, Domo Fit…

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
Summer Guitar Hero tracks and track packs sale – Thanks, LIVE-A-Palooza!

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
Ankhesentapemkah removed from EVE Online’s Council of Stellar Management (easy for you to say).
Postcards from Fallout Online which is, apparently, not vaporware.
WoW’s talent system overhauled for Cataclysm.
APB faces console port challenges, like so many before it.
Warhammer Online: The European Transition – an update.
Red 5’s MMO is still on, despite the offset cancellation.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
Blizzard are “definitely listening” to player feedback over real name / Real ID.
Miyamoto chats about Miis migrating to 3DS and evolving network play on the handheld.
Hideo Kojima is still interested in Zone of the Enders 3, or so he says (again).
David Jaffe wants to chat Twisted Metal on Twitter.
Square Enix: Dependence on packaged software sales may not be viable, hence their embrace of digital distribution.
High Voltage discuss Conduit 2 and some voice chat details.
Crackdown 2 DLC will bring new colours! …as well as adding a new way to play the game.
RUSE will support Move but isn’t planning to support Kinect.
Kojima hints cryptically at next game – could it be Metal Gear Solid 5?

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
Huge 90’s Nintendo poster, on eBay.

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
DJ Hero sold more than you thought… surprise!

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
Adorable Okami/Okamiden sculptures are pretty awesome, and award-winning!

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
The Settlers 7 gets new DLC expansion pack, for pocket change.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
The Bit Gen Gamer Fest!
PAX East signs with Boston Convention Center for the next three years.

Is the next Guild Wars novel due in December?
Are Ex-Age of Empires devs working on a new RTS for Microsoft?
Has StarCraft II been leaked a month early?
Is NBA Jam coming to Xbox 360, PS3?

Dragon Age 2 confirmed, details to follow.


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