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://www.gamespot.com/news/6269312.html?tag=latestheadlines%3Btitle%3B1]Mega-Man Universe trailer[/surl] accompanies the game’s announcement!
[surl=http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3180424]Akai Katana trailer[/surl] is for the new bullet hell shooter from Cave.
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/07/15/another-look-at-dimps-take-on-sonic-colors/]Sonic Colors screens[/surl] give us another look.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=http://www.industrygamers.com/news/activision-must-start-charging-for-call-of-duty-online-play-says-pachter/]Activision must start charging for Call of Duty online[/surl], says Pachter.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://fingergaming.com/2010/07/16/round-up-gamasutra-network-jobs-week-of-july-16/]Gamasutra Network Jobs[/surl] – week of July 16.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://store.steampowered.com/news/4077/]Battlefield: Bad Company 2 owners get Medal of Honor Beta Access[/surl] via Steam.
[surl=http://blogs.sega.com/sonic/2010/07/15/out-of-the-mouths-of-hedgehogs/]Assassin’s Creed 2 voice actor tackles Sonic[/surl] – welcome, Roger Craig Smith.
[surl=http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2010/07/16/spec-ops-the-line-multiplayer-beta-sign-up/]2K planning Spec Ops: The Line multiplayer beta[/surl] – for Xbox 360 only.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/07/16/kane-lynch-2-demo-hitting-psn-next-week/]Kane & Lynch 2 demo hits PlayStation Plus next week[/surl], or July 20/21 as part of the PSN update.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/07/16/sony-limiting-use-of-1080p-3d-in-ps3-games/]Sony wants PS3 3D gaming kept to 720p[/surl], due to frame rate concerns.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=256071]Xbox 360 sales boost[/surl] thanks to the new model available in Europe.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/07/16/electronic-arts-sells-stake-in-ubisoft/]EA sells its 15% stake in Ubisoft[/surl], all’s right with the world.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/07/16/teras-david-noonan-talks-story-gameplay/]TERA’s David Noonan chats[/surl] about story and gameplay.
[surl=http://www.arena.net/blog/jon-peters-answers-more-healing-and-death-questions]Guild Wars 2: More questions anwered[/surl] about death and healing.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/07/16/music-audio-webcomics-and-more-it-is-super-reveal-friday-for/]Star Wars: The Old Republic’s Super-Reveal Friday[/surl] – Music, audio, webcomics and more!
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/07/16/behind-the-wheel-with-need-for-speed-world/]Behind the wheel with Need for Speed World[/surl] – vroom vroom!

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/29458/UKs_New_PEGI_Ratings_Delayed_Until_2011.php]Revamped PEGI ratings[/surl] enforceable in the UK after April 1 2011.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/engineeringblog/achievements-unlocked.htm]Xbox Achievements almost didn’t have pop-up notifications[/surl] (can you imagine a world like that?)
[surl=http://positech.co.uk/cliffsblog/?p=769]Cliff Harris vs Mark Rein[/surl] …should AAA bosses f–k off?
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/lara-croft-a-4-week-360-exclusive]Lara Croft is a four-week 360 exclusive[/surl], so it can be part of the Winter of Arcade.
[surl=http://www.mcvuk.com/news/40029/Ubisoft-targets-30-share-on-3DS]Ubisoft have 6 to 8 launch titles on 3DS[/surl], comment that Wii has proven motion controls can exist in the games industry.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=255861]Codemasters CEO: I don’t like DRM[/surl] …which makes two of us, I think.

A little light reading: Books about games or the industry
[surl=http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/07/16/first-look-fallout-new-vegas-comic-prequel/]Fallout: New Vegas comic – first look[/surl], and I’m intrigued.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=http://venturebeat.com/2010/07/15/tiger-woods-golf-video-game-sales-plummet-compared-to-a-year-ago/]Tiger Woods golf game sales plummet[/surl] compared to a year ago (surprise?).

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://www.threadless.com/product/2367/Do_a_Barrel_Roll]Best Star Fox shirt ever[/surl]
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/07/16/Maintain-Your-Dignity-With-Geek-Chic-Gaming-Gear.aspx]Some other cool shirts![/surl] (I love the Sonic one…)
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/07/16/huggable-marcus-phoenix-statue-nearly-life-size.aspx]Marcus Fenix statue[/surl] with or without gold Lancer.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
[surl=https://beta-us.battle.net/account/management/charity-dinner-opt-in.html]BlizzCon 2010 ticket charity dinner lottery[/surl] now live!

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=http://www.gdconf.com/news/gdc_europe/gdc_europe_adds_guerrilla_game.html]GDC Europe adds Guerilla Games Killzone 3 keynote[/surl], while registration deadline looms.

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