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=]Goldeneye 007 screens[/surl] like it shaken, not stirred.
[surl=]Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light trailer[/surl] has minimal athletics. Boo.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=]Pachter says that June’s sales spike was thanks to discounted 360s[/surl], not the new Slims.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Post Mortem: 1 vs 100[/surl] – it was ambitious, but had major obstacles.
[surl=]Mortal Kombat played with guitars… live![/surl] It’s the topic of this guy’s thesis!
[surl=]NES bundle sells for US$50,000[/surl]… but nobody’s quite sure why.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Air Forte[/surl] is a brand new educational game, designed for the youngens.
[surl=]Retro City Rampage will sabotage your thunder hats[/surl]… no, seriously.
[surl=]Mark Rein apologises to Cliff Harris[/surl], after allegedly making out-of-turn comments.
[surl=]Wolfire release Overgrowth Alpha 88[/surl], not bad for a “weekly” release!
[surl=]Tidalis is out now on Steam[/surl], a “casual puzzler with hardcore depth”.
[surl=]Indie Games Arcade open for submissions[/surl] to run at the Eurogamer Expo.
[surl=]Indie Game Links[/surl]: Jameson, we have a problem.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Medal of Honor beta extended[/surl], but only for PC and PS3 (sorry, X360!).
[surl=]RUSE free “weekend” extended as well![/surl] …now running until July 21 at 6pm EST.
[surl=]The Great Gatsby: now in convenient videogame format[/surl], which is intriguing.
[surl=]Twisted Metal goodies and art[/surl] on show at Comic-Con.
[surl=]Metroid Other M developers explain[/surl] “This is a high-tech NES game”.
[surl=]Kingdom Hearts: Recoded to be decoded in October[/surl], for your DS fix.
[surl=]Dragon Age: Origins Awakening patched to 1.04[/surl], with console versions out soon.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]PlayStation Around the Web[/surl]: What we read, July 18th.

In good company: Business news
[surl=]SouthPeak receives 10 million line of credit[/surl], but loses their top franchise.
[surl=]Deadly Premonition dev rebrands[/surl], increasing their focus on online platforms.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]DC Universe Online beta signups active[/surl] – hop to it!

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=]Connecticut joins 11-state anti-gaming coalition[/surl] (Suddenly, Australia doesn’t seem so bad.)

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Hideo Kojima is working on an adventure game[/surl], with Chiyomaru Shikura.
[surl=]Halo: Reach goes well beyond what anyone’s done before[/surl], say Bungie, as well as releasing some Avatar unlock details.
[surl=]Blur devs are already planning a sequel[/surl], when they’re not working on James Bond.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=]Nuka-Cola earrings[/surl] …supercute!
[surl=]Space Invaders IRL shirt[/surl] (I don’t think it’s that ugly!)
[surl=]Bayonetta figure[/surl], modelling a lethal yoga pose.
[surl=]Earthbound figures[/surl] …squee!
[surl=]Digital + Analogue: The Art and Science of Rockstar Games[/surl] – it only costs US$450.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=]Pokemon: The Real World[/surl] (by Alexander Quinn)

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=]God Of War Movie trailer[/surl] not quite what you’d expect.
[surl=]Beyond Black Mesa[/surl] is a fan-made film based on Half-Life 2.
[surl=]Capcom are working on more Street Fighter movies[/surl], and I for one am pleased.
[surl=]Red Faction: Origins movie set to debut in March 2011[/surl] on SyFy.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=]Assassin’s Creed II DLC is the Xbox Deal of the Week[/surl] (and some Avatars there, too.)

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=]GDCEurope adds Limbo, Guild Wars 2, Kane & Lynch 2 talks[/surl], just squeaking in before the deadline.

[surl=]Is Ghost Recon: Predator only coming to PSP?[/surl]
[surl=]Is Sony exploring an alternative to split-screen multiplayer?[/surl]
[surl=]Is the 3DS launching in the UK next March?[/surl]


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