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=]World of Tanks video[/surl] is full of, y’know, tanks.

For a good cause: Gamers for Charity
[surl=]WoWathon 2 has started[/surl], raising money for Child’s Play.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=]Pachter blames industry decline on lack of monetisation[/surl], and expects Activision to lead the way.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]K-mart is trialling videogame user reviews instore[/surl], which is causing some controversy…
[surl=]Inform and Educate[/surl] is Ctrl-Alt-Delete’s interpretation.
[surl=]Retronauts remembers Trojan[/surl] (do you?)

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]PAX 10 Indie Games Festival Winners[/surl] announced on PAX2010 site.
[surl=]Indie Sales[/surl]: A mess to be made.
[surl=]Xbox Indie Review Roundup[/surl] – July 15th.
[surl=]Indie Games Links[/surl]: Do as the Romans do…
[surl=]Unknown Worlds chat about Natural Selection 2[/surl] ahead of the alpha release.
[surl=]Frozen Synapse: Inspiration and Q&A[/surl] in a new developer blog.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]New Oddworld Games Confirmed[/surl] – alert the media!
[surl=]StarCraft II character portraits[/surl] come with a big SPOILER WARNING.
[surl=…]Is this Mega Man’s arm?[/surl] Capcom are “charging up”, apparently.
[surl=]StarCraft 2: Download Now, Play Later[/surl], if you’re that way inclined.
[surl=]Killzone 3 will not include four-player co-op, sorry.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]Nintendo post-E3 event in Paris[/surl] – more Wii game footage, 3DS close-ups and more.
[surl=]Soccer on Kinect[/surl] – your first look.
[surl=]PS3 Move bundles and pricing announced[/surl] (yes, this is legit).

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Sony Online Entertainment lays off 35 employees[/surl], 4% of its workforce.
[surl=]Ready At Dawn lays off 13[/surl] – they’re the guys who developed God of War: Ghost of Sparta.
[surl=]Activision’s new CEO says they need to regain the trust of the hardcore[/surl], which sounds like a cool band name.
[surl=]PC Zone magazine is no more[/surl], one of the world’s longest-running PC magazines, founded in 1993.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=]Sonic’s (onion) ring obsession[/surl] leads to obesity, just like in the real world.
[surl=]If Street Fighter was polite[/surl] (a nice brunch indeed).

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
[surl=]DJ Hero 2 artists confirmed[/surl], and there’s more than you can poke a stick at.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]MMO Roundup[/surl] features Felicia Day!
[surl=]Aion 2.0 – Assault on Balaurea gets a release date[/surl …early September.
[surl=]Free Realms offers lifetime sub for a limited time[/surl] – just US$29.95.
[surl=]A chat with the Mythos dev team[/surl] about all sorts of things.
[surl=]Star Trek Online promo website lets you build starships[/surl], just like you always wanted!
[surl=]TERA’s Mical talks politics[/surl] and endgame PvP.
[surl=]Darkfall PvE expansion delayed[/surl], but at least they told you about it.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=]Help defend gaming: Sign the gamer petition[/surl], please.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Double Fine are working on four smaller games[/surl] (and Tim Schafer is [surl=]stuck in England[/surl]).
[surl=]It’s “difficult to determine” where Final Fantasy should go[/surl], says Wada.
[surl=]Zelda: Skyward Sword planned for early 2011[/surl], says Eiji Aonuma.
[surl=]Mafia II: What do you want to know?[/surl] …some questions answered.
[surl=]Arkham Asylum’s art director chats about mistakes[/surl] and all the stuff you missed.

A little light reading: Books about games or the industry
[surl=]Mass Effect comic[/surl] details the origin of the Illusive Man.
[surl=]Assassin’s Creed comic book mini-series[/surl] might be set in Russia, is slated for later this year.
[surl=]Guild Wars 2 novel Ghosts of Ascalon[/surl] goes on sale July 27.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=]Three Okami T-shirt[/surl] (three wolf-god moon?)
[surl=]Okami’s Amaterasu in polystone[/surl], perfect for that mantlepiece.
[surl=]Servbot Bobble Buddies!![/surl] …only at Comic-Con.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=]R.U.S.E. free play weekend[/surl] on now!

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=]Madden NFL 11 demo hitting July 27th[/surl], add it to the list.

[surl=]Is Atari planning a remake of Centipede and Star Raiders for PS3 / Xbox 360?[/surl]
[surl=]Is this the final Spider-Man from Shattered Dimensions?[/surl]
[surl=]Maxis are working on an unnamed “online simulation game” project[/surl], or so it seems.

[surl=]Battlefield Bad Company 2 Onslaught for PC[/surl] – Dice aren’t sure if it can even be done.
[surl=]1 vs 100, Season 3[/surl] – Microsoft pulls the plug.
[surl=]Aliens vs. Predator support on consoles[/surl], as Sega scraps those plans (and apologises).


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