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=]Wii Party footage[/surl] shows off the game’s single-player mode.
[surl=]LittleBigPlanet Spiderman model[/surl] is OMG SO CUTE!
[surl=]Deadliest Warriors screens[/surl] show off some deadly warriors.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=]Popcap wants to add social features[/surl] to all of their future releases.
[surl=]Coma[/surl] is this week’s Fantastic Flash.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Xbox Live Arcade is a “slaughterhouse”[/surl] for indie devs, we hear.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Natural Selection 2 alpha test coming July 26th[/surl] for special edition pre-orders.
[surl=]Lumi lights up Xbox Live Indie Games[/surl] – a little gem of a puzzle-platformer.
[surl=]Indie Game Links[/surl]: We Like Monkeys.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Peter Molyneux’s Milo & Kate[/surl] shown off at TEDGlobal.
[surl=]Nexuiz set to be the first PSN/XBLA title to use CryENGINE 3[/surl], hoorah!
[surl=]Dragon Age II: Turning into a medieval Mass Effect?[/surl] Check out the latest details.
[surl=]Medal of Honor Limited Edition[/surl]: become a Tier 1 Operator yourself!
[surl=]Super Street Fighter 4 to get balance changes[/surl] via a patch following the arcade release – maybe.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
[surl=]Top Grossing Game Apps[/surl]: Osmos leads iPad charts in debut week.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]Top Japanese devs go crazy for 3DS[/surl] – quotes of death.
[surl=]New Xbox 360 Slim Arcade[/surl] gives you stylish gaming – for cheap!
[surl=]3DS producer explains new Tag Mode[/surl], and confirms the final hardware shape.
[surl=]Walmart lists $200 Kinect bundle[/surl]

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Rhode Island is trying to buy Curt Schillings’ 38 Studios[/surl] – by offering them a $75m loan.
[surl=]GameStop doesn’t like being in the used game business[/surl], but explain it’s a necessary evil.
[surl=]Eric Hirshberg named CEO of Activision Publishing[/surl], coming from a solid PR background.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]TERA is possibly subsidised by the Korean government[/surl], which is interesting.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=]City of Heroes: Going Rogue soundtrack[/surl] available on iTunes, Amazon – composed by Jason Graves.
[surl=]Final Fantasy composer returns to SF[/surl], with two different shows.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=]EA call Schwarzenegger a Hypocrite[/surl] when it comes to Californian gaming laws.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]The Last Story may be Sakaguchi’s last title[/surl] (and wouldn’t that be a coincidence!)
[surl=]BioWare says 3D has gimmicky perception[/surl], but the 3DS feels “more natural”.
[surl=]Heavy Rain developer working on two “very different projects”[/surl], as detailed in this revealing interview.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=]Sonic Hat![/surl] (it’s a Sonic Colors pre-order bonus at GameStop).

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
[surl=]How to play SNES games on your iPad[/surl], in case you were curious.
[surl=]Super fan-made paper Mario and Luigi[/surl] – they’re both more than a foot tall.

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
[surl=]New Super Mario Bros. Wii top-selling Japanese game of 2010[/surl] …so far, anyway.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=]Mini-minimalism comes to Mega-Man 3[/surl] – see Needleman, Snakeman, Shadowman, Topman, Hardman, Geminiman, Sparkman and Magnetman!
[surl=]Fake LEGO game concepts[/surl] really should make it to fruition.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=]Battlefield Bad Company 2 will get Onslaught[/surl], at some point.
[surl=]ModNation Racers patch introduces Casual career mode[/surl], for the less-hardcore.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=]R.U.S.E. free preview weekend[/surl], July 15th.

[surl=]Is Steven Spielberg still collaborating on a new game with EA?[/surl]


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