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=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/07/12/deathspank-trailer-picks-up-some-epic-gear/]DeathSpank trailer[/surl] picks up some epic gear.
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/706191/New-League-of-Legends-Trailer-Summons-A-Whole-Lotta-Excitement.html]League of Legends trailer[/surl] is quite exciting!
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/07/12/dragon-age-ii-first-screenshots.aspx]Dragon Age II screens[/surl] were released to mixed emotions.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.gameplaybook.com/news/five-capcom-fighting-sequels-we-feverishly-want/]Five Capcom fighting sequels we desperately want[/surl] – can you think of any others?
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/07/09/ed-boon-reveals-mk-fire-and-ice.aspx]Ed Boon reveals Fire and Ice[/surl] – the co-op Mortal Kombat game that wasn’t to be.
[surl=http://www.eyecaretrust.org.uk/view.php?item_id=566]3D can’t be seen by 12% of Brits[/surl], thanks to an assortment of visual impairments.
[surl=http://gamepolitics.com/2010/07/12/study-playing-violent-games-helps-stress-and-depression]Study suggests gaming can reduce stress and depression[/surl]… ha!

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/07/mysteries-relaxation-pond/]p0nd[/surl]. Just play it. Please.
[surl=http://gamejolt.com/community/forums/topics/game-jolt-official-indie-game-demake-contest-pending-judging/574/]Indie game demake competition[/surl]: Hold Off Brownish-Yellow is a highlight.
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/07/shoot/]Shoot First[/surl] will rock your noggin, apparently.
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/07/illuminator_full_version_relea.html]Full version of Illuminator released[/surl] – what are you waiting for?

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/07/10/new-spore-based-sci-fi-action-rpg-to-be-revealed-at-comic-con/]New Spore-based sci-fi action-RPG[/surl] to be revealed at Comic-Con (of course).
[surl=http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3180340]Call of Duty: Black Ops pre-orders outpacing Modern Warfare 2[/surl] – rumours of the franchise’s death were somewhat exaggerated.
[surl=http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/07/13/black-bean-confirm-wrc-date/]Black Bean reveal WRC date[/surl] …spoiler: October 8th.
[surl=http://mmomfg.com/2010/07/12/madden-eleven-achievements-0712/]Madden 11 has a bunch of achievements[/surl], and they’ve been revealed.
[surl=http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?type=topnews&link=BWU_070910]Halo: Reach also has achievements[/surl], but we only know a handful of them.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/07/trailer_hellsings_fire_ratloop.html]Helsing’s Fire (Ratloop) trailer[/surl] is intriguing.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://kokugamer.com/2010/07/11/sony-issues-warnings-on-3d-technology/]Sony issues warnings on 3D technology[/surl], says parents should consult doctors before letting kids play.
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/07/12/Destination-Arcade-Launch-To-Launch-7_2F00_21.aspx]Microsoft Summer/Winter of Arcade + Destination Arcade to launch July 21st[/surl], with a new game every week.
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/07/11/3ds-is-the-next-step-to-better-digital-distribution-for-nintendo/]Nintendo planning on tackling digital distribution[/surl] with the launch of the 3DS.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/07/12/nier-developer-absorbed-into-aq-interactive/]Nier developer dissolved into parent company[/surl] – no more Cavia, now part of AQ Interactive.
[surl=http://techcrunch.com/2010/07/10/google-secretly-invested-100-million-in-zynga-preparing-to-launch-google-games/]Google are pumping money into FarmVille creator[/surl], and keeping it quiet.
[surl=http://www.ubisoftgroup.com/index.php?p=59&art_id=60&vars=Y29tX2lkPTc3OSZzZW5kZXI9SE9NRSZzZW5kZXJfdXJsPWluZGV4LnBocCUzRnNpdF9pZCUzRDImZmlsdGVyX3R5cGU9JmZpbHRlcl9tb250aD0mZmlsdGVyX3llYXI9]Ubisoft report better-than-expected financial numbers[/surl] for the most recent quarter.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=http://www.capcom-unity.com/sprung64/blog/2010/07/12/new_trailer_for_street_fighter_high:_the_musical]Street Fighter High: The Musical[/surl] …the trailer!

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.champions-online.com/node/595023]Champions Online tells players what not to expect[/surl], which is kinda useful, really.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/07/12/final-fantasy-xiv-not-due-for-the-xbox-360-according-to-hiromich/]Final Fantasy XIV not due for the Xbox 360[/surl], if Hiromichi Tanaka is to be believed.
[surl=http://www.eorzeapedia.com/2010/07/08/news-from-twitter-famitsu-and-japan-expo/]Bits and pieces of FFXIV news have trickled through[/surl], and some are quite interesting.
[surl=http://www.arena.net/blog/john-and-ben-answer-your-questions-about-activities-travel]Guild Wars 2 dev Q&A[/surl] reveals information on mini-games and other activities.
[surl=http://www.alltern8.com/library/mmo_games/exclusive_runes_of_magic_-_northern_janost_forest_/l-5642.html]Runes of Magic reveal new zone[/surl] – welcome to Northern Janost Forest.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/07/12/exclusive-allods-online-irc-qanda-darren-allarde-and-shelby-goad/]Allods Online held an exclusive IRC Q&A[/surl] with Massively.
[surl=http://www.mordororbust.com/qa-lotro-executive-producer-kate-paiz/]LotRO’s new Executive Producer addresses the F2P switch[/surl] while praising the community.
[surl=http://www.eveonline.com/devblog.asp?a=blog&bid=776]Changes to EVE Online’s Plex[/surl] make it possible to loot gametime.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/07/11/star-trek-online-bringing-in-old-favorites-and-old-unknowns/]Star Trek Online bringing in old favourites[/surl] (and old unknowns).

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/07/13/tiga-and-elspa-form-steering-committee-for-uk-tax-relief/]TIGA and ELSPA form a Steering Committee[/surl] for UK tax relief.
[surl=http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/07/esrbs-privacy-badge-all-about-best-practices-not-anonymity.ars]ESRB’s privacy badge[/surl] – it’s all about best practices, not anonymity.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/706171/Sonic-Colors-Interview.html]Sonic Colors dev interview[/surl] is in moving pictures!
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/07/12/remedy-blames-very-competitive-window-for-wake-figures-insists-ip-has-legs/]Alan Wake will benefit from word of mouth[/surl], say Remedy.
[surl=http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/article.php?id=18668]Kid Icarus: Uprising may feature online play[/surl] – online capabilities are being tested.

Localisation: Merci!
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/07/12/esrb-outs-more-monkeypaw-games-including-cho-aniki/]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=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/07/12/day-of-defeat-source-mac-version-available-on-steam/]Day of Defeat: Source now available on Mac[/surl] (via Steam, of course).

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5585178/crysis-2-nano-edition-briefly-appears-is-nowhere-near-nano+sized]Crysis 2’s Nano Edition[/surl] includes a backpack! And a statue! And a book!
[surl=http://www.threadless.com/product/2368/Let_the_Game_Continue]This is where Tetris blocks come from[/surl] (on a shirt, no less).

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/07/11/crafty-gamer-andreas-heikaus-mario-sidewalk.aspx]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=http://www.capcom-unity.com/snow_infernus/blog/2010/07/12/cutest_chun_li_ever]Cutest Chun-Li Evar?[/surl] (only slightly creepy…)

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://www.udonentertainment.com/blog/?p=1798]Udon’s Art of Capcom 2[/surl] – some more preview pages.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=http://www.thekartel.com/darklordzor/blog/2010/07/10/expendables_game_makes_retro_gaming_look_macho]The Expendables gets an 8-bit game[/surl] inspired by Contra.
[surl=http://www.fangoria.com/index.php?id=1368:resident-evil-conversations-from-the-afterlife-part-one-wentworth-miller&option=com_content&catid=36:demo-articles&Itemid=56]An interview with Wentworth Miller[/surl] (that’s Resident Evil’s Chris Redfield).

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=http://www.ps3trophies.com/forums/trophy-news/35282-mafia-ii-jimmys-vendetta-dlc-trophy-list.html]Mafia 2 PS3 exclusive DLC: Jimmy’s Vendetta[/surl] includes a 1,000-kill achievement.

RUMOURED:
[surl=http://supererogatory.tumblr.com/post/790440854/created-on-2010-07-08]Which one of these domains is for the the Arkham Asylum sequel?[/surl]
[surl=http://forums.startrekonline.com/showthread.php?p=2832102#post2832102]Could Star Trek Online go free to play?[/surl]

DELAYED:
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/07/12/driver-san-francisco-slides-into-early-2011/]Driver: San Francisco slides into 2011[/surl], hopefully the early part of the year.
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/64702]Lucha Libre AAA knocked out of August[/surl], now hitting shelves October 2010.

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