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.gametrailers.com/video/sdcc-10-marvel-super/702237]Marvel Super Hero Squad trailer[/surl] is titled The Infinity Gauntlet.
[surl=http://www.gametrailers.com/video/sdcc-10-ghost-recon/702157]Ghost Recon movie teaser[/surl] is for the 30-minute live action film due next year.
[surl=http://blogs.sega.com/europe/2010/07/27/thor-concept-art-i/]Thor: The Video Game concept art[/surl] is every bit as epic as you’d expect.
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/07/26/dragon-age-ii-an-epic-in-progress.aspx]Dragon Age II video[/surl] shows early cinematics, gameplay.
[surl=http://www.wow.com/2010/07/27/the-guilds-new-music-video-game-on/]The Guild’s new music video[/surl] features a real elephant. And Felicia Day.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://blog.aggregame.com/2010/07/1-year-of-gaming-tweets-infographic.html]A year of gaming tweets[/surl], condensed into one handy infographic.
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5597833/dragon-quest-90210]90210 star likes Dragon Quest[/surl] (she’s from the new series, not the old series, btw).
[surl=http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/orange_news/072610ucf-developing-virtual-game-about-sex]University designs game to teach pre-teen girls how to avoid being pressured into sex[/surl]… of course.
[surl=http://mundorare.com/news/2010/07/mundorare-closes/]Fansite MundoRare closes[/surl], points to negative impressions of Kinect Sports.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/07/indie-links-roundup-2/]Indie Links Round-Up[/surl]: It Takes Two.
[surl=http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2010/jul/26/educational-games-channel-4-privates]Privates are exposed in The Guardian[/surl], who also talk about Channel 4’s edugames.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/07/28/flying_get/]Radiant Historia[/surl] – first details.
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/07/27/starcraft-ii-news-bits-and-bytes/]StarCraft II News Bits and Bytes[/surl] from Big Download.
[surl=http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/07/23/geoff-johns-spotlight-green-lantern-and-flash-films-suicide-squa/]Suicide Squad comic franchise comes to gaming[/surl], promises to be “hardcore” and “violent”.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/07/27/what-is-icarus-an-irrational-teaser-site-it-seems/]What is Icarus?[/surl] (Spoiler: It’s an Irrational Games teaser site.)

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
[surl=http://fingergaming.com/2010/07/27/top-grossing-game-apps-risk-lets-golf-2-enter-iphone-top-ten/]Top-Grossing Game Apps[/surl]: Risk, Let’s Golf 2 enter the top 10.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://ds.ign.com/articles/110/1108711p1.html]3DS is a “home run” for Nintendo[/surl], but the DS market will still continue.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/07/26/playstation-move-hands-on-resident-evil-5-gold-edition/]Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition can be patched to include PlayStation Move[/surl], standard edition can’t.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/07/kongregate-purchased-gamestop/]Kongregate has been purchased by GameStop[/surl], which bumps it out of Beta!
[surl=http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20100727007198&newsLang=en]Disney buys Playdom[/surl], Zynga’s still winning that war.
[surl=http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2010/07/27/schillings_38_studios_headed_for_ri/]38 Studios want to move to Rhode Island[/surl].
[surl=http://blog.demiurgestudios.com/2010/07/dear-curt-love-bill.html]Demiurge Studios don’t want them to.[/surl]

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/706541/Amazon-Reveals-Guitar-Hero-Warriors-Of-Rock-Tracks.html]Here are some new tracks for Guitar Hero 3[/surl]!

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://everquest2.com/free_to_play/extended_faq]Sony Online to introduce free-to-play EverQuest II Extended[/surl], according to this handy FAQ!
[surl=http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/56060/Free-Realms-Lifetime-VIP-Memberships-Available]Free Realms is offering lifetime memberships[/surl] for US$30.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/07/27/massivelys-community-detective-issue-2-darkfall-and-eve-onli/]Darkfall vs EVE Online[/surl] in Massively’s Community Detective Issue 2.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/07/27/sdcc-2010-melissa-bianco-on-lessons-and-innovations-in-city-of/]City of Heroes Going Rogue – Melissa Bianco chats[/surl] about lessons and innovations.
[surl=http://startrekonline.com/node/1966]Star Trek Online celebrates six months of interstellar conflict[/surl] – and we’re all winners!

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/blizzard-on-real-id-the-process-worked]Real ID feedback proves “the process worked”[/surl], say Blizzard.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/07/27/blade-kitten-for-ps3-artificial-intelligence-physics-in-a-2d-world/]Krome Studios: Physics in a 2D World[/surl], and a look at the AI from Blade Kitten for PS3.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/ign-dragon-age-2-report-debunked]Dragon Age 2 will have more than three dialogue choices[/surl], you just misunderstood.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=257384]DJ Hero increased sales of real DJ equipment[/surl], say game devs.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=257335]THQ to announce a new WWE franchise next year[/surl], because there aren’t enough already.
[surl=http://www.videogamer.com/news/ninja_theory_story_is_more_important_than_gameplay.html]Ninja Theory dev explains: Story is more important than gameplay[/surl] (although I know people who’d argue).

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/94749474]Blizzard post about StarCraft II bugs[/surl] and offer some Day 1 workarounds.
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/64897]Valve apologise for banning more than 12,000 legit Modern Warfare 2 gamers[/surl], blame an overzealous computer.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/07/recreating_van_gogh_caravaggio.php]Recreating Van Gogh, Caravaggio and friends[/surl] in Art Academy.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=http://twitter.com/remedyalerts/status/19646741793]Microsoft will replace Alan Wake DLC codes[/surl] if you used yours prematurely.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/07/24/dlc-planned-for-assasins-creed-brotherhood/]Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood DLC planned[/surl], despite rumours that it wasn’t.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/07/27/mag-v1-07-available-early-august/]MAG update due in August[/surl], will make Suppression mode “Faction Neutral”.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/space_quest_1_2_3]Space Quest Pack[/surl] for US$10 on GoG!

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=http://www.gdconf.com/news/gdc_online/gdc_online_adds_zynga_disney_p.html]GDC Online Adds Zynga, Disney, Playdom, Tencent Lectures[/surl] to their October lineup.

RUMOURED:
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/07/26/nintendo-3ds-tag-mode-called-crosspass-mode-3d-paddleball-in-development/]Are these Nintendo trademarks related to 3DS?[/surl]

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