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://news.bigdownload.com/2010/07/21/darkspore-teaser-trailer-assembles-for-action/]Darkspore teaser trailer[/surl] is ready for action.
[surl=http://technabob.com/blog/2010/07/22/fps-terminator-game/]FPS Terminator trailer[/surl] is training for the future.
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/07/21/ff_legends_announced/]Final Fantasy Legends screens[/surl] are our first look at the game!
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/07/21/fiona-bashes-down-the-enemies-in-vindictus-trailer/]Vindictus trailer[/surl] shows Fiona taking care of a few enemies.
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/706376/Capcom-Reveals-Four-New-Marvel-vs-Capcom-3-Characters.html]Marvel vs. Capcom 3 trailer[/surl] reveals four new characters.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/07/21/super-hero-squad-online-video-highlights-fun-and-accessibility/]Super Hero Squad Online trailer[/surl] highlights fun and accessibility.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/07/22/smart-casual-cow-clicker/]Cow Clicker[/surl] is not totally satire, but totally funny.
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/07/browser_game_pick_inside_a_dea.html]Inside a Dead Skyscraper[/surl] is a new, experimental work (you’d never guess).

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=256513]Kinect/Move won’t threaten Wii, due to price[/surl] – says Pachter, anyway.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.thestreet.com/story/10808883/1/gamestop-ceo-qa-from-retail-to-digital.html]GameStop CEO says “Users still want physical content”[/surl], in case you didn’t realise.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/the-top-ten-toys-in-videogames-179433.phtml]The top ten toys in videogames[/surl] (but I thought games were toys?)

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/5902/postmortem_tale_of_tales_the_path.php]Postmortem: The Path[/surl], by Tale of Tales.
[surl=http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/07/22/tom-jubert-talks-projects-plots-penumbra/]Tom Jubert talks Projects, Plots, Penumbra[/surl], presumably other things that start with P.
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/07/origins-thatgamecompanys-flow-recreated-starcraft-2/]flOw recreated in StarCraft 2[/surl] …you need to see this.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/07/21/legend-of-mana-lands-on-playstation-network-next-week/]Legend of Mana is Square’s next PSOne Classic[/surl] in Japan.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/07/21/the-sly-collection-sneaking-into-retailers-for-39-99/]The Sly Collection gets priced[/surl] for PS3.
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/706377/Mafia-2-Shipping-With-Steamworks-Digital-Pre-Order-Includes-Mafia.html]Mafia 2 shipping with Steamworks[/surl], digital pre-order version includes Mafia!
[surl=http://rockpapershotgun/]Adventure game + claymation[/surl] = The Dream Machine!
[surl=http://www.vooks.net/story-19377-Sin-and-Punishment-Star-Successor-heading-to-Australia-after-all*.html]Sin & Punishment 2 gets limited Australian release[/surl] – better than nothing, right?
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/07/21/force-unleashed-preorder-bonus-looks-like-hilariously-awesome-fan-faction.aspx]Star Wars: The Force Unleashed preorder bonus revealed[/surl], and it looks like some awesome fan-fic offering.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5592618/how-playstation-move-trumps-wii-and-kinect-according-to-sony]Sony count the ways that Move beats Kinect / Wii[/surl] (mmm, corporate propaganda).
[surl=http://gizmodo.com/5593087/netflix-prepping-disc+free-ps3-streaming]Netflix are arranging disc-free PS3 streaming[/surl] – meaning you’ve got an awesome coaster.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.fallenearth.com/node/590]Fallen Earth offers free time[/surl] for old subscribers.
[surl=http://www.lotro.com/gameinfo/devdiaries/754-developer-diary-instances-20-part-1-]Newest LotRO dev diary explains instance scaling[/surl], if you were confused.
[surl=http://www.ffxivcore.com/topic/8808-26-new-screenshots-rec-system-requirements/?s=9ffeb9b9beeffe39378f0815a5f6b121]Final Fantasy XIV gets system requirements[/surl] (and some more screens).

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://platinumgames.com/2010/07/22/the-graphics-of-vanquish/]Vanquish was originally an open world title[/surl], blogs Mikami.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=256603]Kinect technology getting better “every day”[/surl], says Child of Eden creator.
[surl=http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2010/07/21/voices-for-upcoming-online-action-game-dc-universe-online/]DC Universe Online voice cast revealed[/surl], and it’s a pretty star-studded one.
[surl=http://www.zeldadungeon.net/2010/07/skyward-sword-before-ocarina-of-time-in-timeline/]Zelda has a ‘master timeline'[/surl], and Skyward Sword comes before Ocarina of Time.
[surl=http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/6971/cheaters_in_our_sights.article]Rockstar goes after griefers[/surl] in the next Red dead Update.
[surl=http://oneofswords.com/2010/07/sdcc-2010-the-activision-bits/]Comic-Con 2010 – the Activision bits[/surl] (thanks, One of Swords!)

A little light reading: Books about games or the industry
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/706389/Ubisoft-To-Debut-Driver-Comic-Book-During-Comic-Con.html]Ubisoft to debut Driver comic book[/surl], during Comic-Con (where else?).

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-FINAL-FANTASY-ORB-ONLY-50-MADE-/170516944188?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item27b39a153c]Rare Final Fantasy Orb on eBay[/surl] (it’s only $250,000!)

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://playtime.tumblr.com/post/825473311/infos-geek-pacalin-american-icon-the-atari]American Icon: The Atari Joystick[/surl] – by Jason Brockert.
[surl=http://gizmodo.com/5589992/artist-births-jedi-in-seven-months-flat]Timelapse Birth of a Jedi[/surl] …wow 😐
[surl=http://www.capcom-unity.com/snow_infernus/blog/2010/07/08/monster_hunter…_snes]Monster Hunter…SNES?[/surl], from the Capcom blog.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=http://ps3.ign.com/articles/110/1107516p1.html]Transformers: War for Cybertron has DLC, officially[/surl], and it’s coming next week.

RUMOURED:
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/07/21/comuken-a-social-networking-service-from-capcom/]Is Comuken a social networking service from Capcom?[/surl]

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