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
[surl=]DeathSpank trailer[/surl] picks up some epic gear.
[surl=]League of Legends trailer[/surl] is quite exciting!
[surl=]Dragon Age II screens[/surl] were released to mixed emotions.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Five Capcom fighting sequels we desperately want[/surl] – can you think of any others?
[surl=]Ed Boon reveals Fire and Ice[/surl] – the co-op Mortal Kombat game that wasn’t to be.
[surl=]3D can’t be seen by 12% of Brits[/surl], thanks to an assortment of visual impairments.
[surl=]Study suggests gaming can reduce stress and depression[/surl]… ha!

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]p0nd[/surl]. Just play it. Please.
[surl=]Indie game demake competition[/surl]: Hold Off Brownish-Yellow is a highlight.
[surl=]Shoot First[/surl] will rock your noggin, apparently.
[surl=]Full version of Illuminator released[/surl] – what are you waiting for?

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]New Spore-based sci-fi action-RPG[/surl] to be revealed at Comic-Con (of course).
[surl=]Call of Duty: Black Ops pre-orders outpacing Modern Warfare 2[/surl] – rumours of the franchise’s death were somewhat exaggerated.
[surl=]Black Bean reveal WRC date[/surl] …spoiler: October 8th.
[surl=]Madden 11 has a bunch of achievements[/surl], and they’ve been revealed.
[surl=]Halo: Reach also has achievements[/surl], but we only know a handful of them.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
[surl=]Helsing’s Fire (Ratloop) trailer[/surl] is intriguing.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]Sony issues warnings on 3D technology[/surl], says parents should consult doctors before letting kids play.
[surl=]Microsoft Summer/Winter of Arcade + Destination Arcade to launch July 21st[/surl], with a new game every week.
[surl=]Nintendo planning on tackling digital distribution[/surl] with the launch of the 3DS.

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Nier developer dissolved into parent company[/surl] – no more Cavia, now part of AQ Interactive.
[surl=]Google are pumping money into FarmVille creator[/surl], and keeping it quiet.
[surl=]Ubisoft report better-than-expected financial numbers[/surl] for the most recent quarter.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=]Street Fighter High: The Musical[/surl] …the trailer!

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]Champions Online tells players what not to expect[/surl], which is kinda useful, really.
[surl=]Final Fantasy XIV not due for the Xbox 360[/surl], if Hiromichi Tanaka is to be believed.
[surl=]Bits and pieces of FFXIV news have trickled through[/surl], and some are quite interesting.
[surl=]Guild Wars 2 dev Q&A[/surl] reveals information on mini-games and other activities.
[surl=]Runes of Magic reveal new zone[/surl] – welcome to Northern Janost Forest.
[surl=]Allods Online held an exclusive IRC Q&A[/surl] with Massively.
[surl=]LotRO’s new Executive Producer addresses the F2P switch[/surl] while praising the community.
[surl=]Changes to EVE Online’s Plex[/surl] make it possible to loot gametime.
[surl=]Star Trek Online bringing in old favourites[/surl] (and old unknowns).

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=]TIGA and ELSPA form a Steering Committee[/surl] for UK tax relief.
[surl=]ESRB’s privacy badge[/surl] – it’s all about best practices, not anonymity.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Sonic Colors dev interview[/surl] is in moving pictures!
[surl=]Alan Wake will benefit from word of mouth[/surl], say Remedy.
[surl=]Kid Icarus: Uprising may feature online play[/surl] – online capabilities are being tested.

Localisation: Merci!
[surl=]Cho Aniki: Kyuukyoku Muteki Ginga Saikyou Otoko is coming to the US[/surl]… maybe other places too.

An Apple a day: The Mac side of things
[surl=]Day of Defeat: Source now available on Mac[/surl] (via Steam, of course).

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=]Crysis 2’s Nano Edition[/surl] includes a backpack! And a statue! And a book!
[surl=]This is where Tetris blocks come from[/surl] (on a shirt, no less).

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
[surl=]The guy who did the Mario Sidewalk video talks[/surl] – and explains how it was done.

Just Cos(play): As if you need a reason to dress up?
[surl=]Cutest Chun-Li Evar?[/surl] (only slightly creepy…)

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=]Udon’s Art of Capcom 2[/surl] – some more preview pages.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=]The Expendables gets an 8-bit game[/surl] inspired by Contra.
[surl=]An interview with Wentworth Miller[/surl] (that’s Resident Evil’s Chris Redfield).

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=]Mafia 2 PS3 exclusive DLC: Jimmy’s Vendetta[/surl] includes a 1,000-kill achievement.

[surl=]Which one of these domains is for the the Arkham Asylum sequel?[/surl]
[surl=]Could Star Trek Online go free to play?[/surl]

[surl=]Driver: San Francisco slides into 2011[/surl], hopefully the early part of the year.
[surl=]Lucha Libre AAA knocked out of August[/surl], now hitting shelves October 2010.


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