The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=130209]Wii Party footage[/surl] shows off the game’s single-player mode.
[surl=http://marvel.com/news/vgstories.13203.first_look~colon~_spider-man_in_littlebigplanet]LittleBigPlanet Spiderman model[/surl] is OMG SO CUTE!
[surl=http://technabob.com/blog/2010/07/13/deadliest-warriors-xbla-game/]Deadliest Warriors screens[/surl] show off some deadly warriors.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/64717]Popcap wants to add social features[/surl] to all of their future releases.
[surl=http://gaygamer.net/2010/07/fantastic_flash_coma.html]Coma[/surl] is this week’s Fantastic Flash.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/xbla-is-a-slaughter-house-for-smaller-developers]Xbox Live Arcade is a “slaughterhouse”[/surl] for indie devs, we hear.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/07/14/natural-selection-2-alpha-test-coming-july-26-for-special-editio/]Natural Selection 2 alpha test coming July 26th[/surl] for special edition pre-orders.
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/64732]Lumi lights up Xbox Live Indie Games[/surl] – a little gem of a puzzle-platformer.
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/07/indie_game_links_we_like_monke.html]Indie Game Links[/surl]: We Like Monkeys.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2010-07/13/peter-molyneux-milo-and-kate-xbox-kinect-preview]Peter Molyneux’s Milo & Kate[/surl] shown off at TEDGlobal.
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/64728]Nexuiz set to be the first PSN/XBLA title to use CryENGINE 3[/surl], hoorah!
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5585473/dragon-age-2-following-in-mass-effects-footsteps]Dragon Age II: Turning into a medieval Mass Effect?[/surl] Check out the latest details.
[surl=http://www.gamingnexus.com/FullNews/Become-a-Tier-1-Operator-yourself-with-Medal-of-Honor-Limited-Edition/Item18622.aspx]Medal of Honor Limited Edition[/surl]: become a Tier 1 Operator yourself!
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/07/07/super_sfiv_arcade/]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=http://fingergaming.com/2010/07/13/top-grossing-game-apps-osmos-leads-ipad-charts-in-debut-week/]Top Grossing Game Apps[/surl]: Osmos leads iPad charts in debut week.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/07/14/top-japanese-devs-go-crazy-for-3ds-quotes-of-death/]Top Japanese devs go crazy for 3DS[/surl] – quotes of death.
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5586400/the-new-xbox-360s-arcade-version-detailed-by-amazon]New Xbox 360 Slim Arcade[/surl] gives you stylish gaming – for cheap!
[surl=http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/07/hideki-konno/]3DS producer explains new Tag Mode[/surl], and confirms the final hardware shape.
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5585859/walmart-readies-kinect-bundles]Walmart lists $200 Kinect bundle[/surl]

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://worldsinmotion.biz/2010/07/38_studios_considers_rhode_isl.php]Rhode Island is trying to buy Curt Schillings’ 38 Studios[/surl] – by offering them a $75m loan.
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/gamestop-without-second-hand-sales-we-wouldnt-be-here]GameStop doesn’t like being in the used game business[/surl], but explain it’s a necessary evil.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/07/13/eric-hirshberg-named-ceo-of-activision-publishing/]Eric Hirshberg named CEO of Activision Publishing[/surl], coming from a solid PR background.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.terafans.com/topic/3887-tera-to-recieve-funding-from-the-korean-government/?s=600c8a9b0a94887dc330ecf2fa94a977]TERA is possibly subsidised by the Korean government[/surl], which is interesting.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=http://www.cityofheroes.com/news/news_archive/going_rogue_soundtrack_now_ava.html]City of Heroes: Going Rogue soundtrack[/surl] available on iTunes, Amazon – composed by Jason Graves.
[surl=http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/07/final-fantasy-concert/]Final Fantasy composer returns to SF[/surl], with two different shows.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=http://www.ea.com/blogs/ea-underground/author/18]EA call Schwarzenegger a Hypocrite[/surl] when it comes to Californian gaming laws.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/07/13/will-the-last-story-be-sakaguchis-last-title/]The Last Story may be Sakaguchi’s last title[/surl] (and wouldn’t that be a coincidence!)
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/biowares-greg-zeschuk-interview_8]BioWare says 3D has gimmicky perception[/surl], but the 3DS feels “more natural”.
[surl=http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-33076-PlayStation-Examiner~y2010m7d12-Heavy-Rain-Interview-with-David-Cage-Page-One]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=http://www.thetanooki.com/2010/07/13/gamestop-offers-sonic-hat-as-sonic-colors-pre-order-bonus/]Sonic Hat![/surl] (it’s a Sonic Colors pre-order bonus at GameStop).

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
[surl=http://lifehacker.com/5584439/how-to-play-snes-on-your-ipad-in-four-easy-steps]How to play SNES games on your iPad[/surl], in case you were curious.
[surl=http://touchfuzzygetdizzy.deviantart.com/art/Super-Smash-Brothers-164509728?q=&qo=]Super fan-made paper Mario and Luigi[/surl] – they’re both more than a foot tall.

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
[surl=http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=401138]New Super Mario Bros. Wii top-selling Japanese game of 2010[/surl] …so far, anyway.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://infinitecontinues.wordpress.com/2010/06/08/megaman-3-videogame-mini-minimalism/]Mini-minimalism comes to Mega-Man 3[/surl] – see Needleman, Snakeman, Shadowman, Topman, Hardman, Geminiman, Sparkman and Magnetman!
[surl=http://www.examiner.com/x-7953-Console-Game-Examiner~y2010m7d13-Fake-LEGO-game-concepts]Fake LEGO game concepts[/surl] really should make it to fruition.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=http://www.pcgamer.com/2010/07/13/bad-company-2-onslaught-coming-to-pc/]Battlefield Bad Company 2 will get Onslaught[/surl], at some point.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/07/12/modnation-monday-community-picks-and-patch-update/]ModNation Racers patch introduces Casual career mode[/surl], for the less-hardcore.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=http://store.steampowered.com/news/4060/]R.U.S.E. free preview weekend[/surl], July 15th.

RUMOURED:
[surl=http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/07/13/steven-spielberg-and-ea-still-collaborating-on-a-new-game/]Is Steven Spielberg still collaborating on a new game with EA?[/surl]

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