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=]Marvel Super Hero Squad trailer[/surl] is titled The Infinity Gauntlet.
[surl=]Ghost Recon movie teaser[/surl] is for the 30-minute live action film due next year.
[surl=]Thor: The Video Game concept art[/surl] is every bit as epic as you’d expect.
[surl=]Dragon Age II video[/surl] shows early cinematics, gameplay.
[surl=]The Guild’s new music video[/surl] features a real elephant. And Felicia Day.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]A year of gaming tweets[/surl], condensed into one handy infographic.
[surl=]90210 star likes Dragon Quest[/surl] (she’s from the new series, not the old series, btw).
[surl=]University designs game to teach pre-teen girls how to avoid being pressured into sex[/surl]… of course.
[surl=]Fansite MundoRare closes[/surl], points to negative impressions of Kinect Sports.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Indie Links Round-Up[/surl]: It Takes Two.
[surl=]Privates are exposed in The Guardian[/surl], who also talk about Channel 4’s edugames.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Radiant Historia[/surl] – first details.
[surl=]StarCraft II News Bits and Bytes[/surl] from Big Download.
[surl=]Suicide Squad comic franchise comes to gaming[/surl], promises to be “hardcore” and “violent”.
[surl=]What is Icarus?[/surl] (Spoiler: It’s an Irrational Games teaser site.)

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
[surl=]Top-Grossing Game Apps[/surl]: Risk, Let’s Golf 2 enter the top 10.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]3DS is a “home run” for Nintendo[/surl], but the DS market will still continue.
[surl=]Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition can be patched to include PlayStation Move[/surl], standard edition can’t.

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Kongregate has been purchased by GameStop[/surl], which bumps it out of Beta!
[surl=]Disney buys Playdom[/surl], Zynga’s still winning that war.
[surl=]38 Studios want to move to Rhode Island[/surl].
[surl=]Demiurge Studios don’t want them to.[/surl]

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
[surl=]Here are some new tracks for Guitar Hero 3[/surl]!

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]Sony Online to introduce free-to-play EverQuest II Extended[/surl], according to this handy FAQ!
[surl=]Free Realms is offering lifetime memberships[/surl] for US$30.
[surl=]Darkfall vs EVE Online[/surl] in Massively’s Community Detective Issue 2.
[surl=]City of Heroes Going Rogue – Melissa Bianco chats[/surl] about lessons and innovations.
[surl=]Star Trek Online celebrates six months of interstellar conflict[/surl] – and we’re all winners!

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Real ID feedback proves “the process worked”[/surl], say Blizzard.
[surl=]Krome Studios: Physics in a 2D World[/surl], and a look at the AI from Blade Kitten for PS3.
[surl=]Dragon Age 2 will have more than three dialogue choices[/surl], you just misunderstood.
[surl=]DJ Hero increased sales of real DJ equipment[/surl], say game devs.
[surl=]THQ to announce a new WWE franchise next year[/surl], because there aren’t enough already.
[surl=]Ninja Theory dev explains: Story is more important than gameplay[/surl] (although I know people who’d argue).

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=]Blizzard post about StarCraft II bugs[/surl] and offer some Day 1 workarounds.
[surl=]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=]Recreating Van Gogh, Caravaggio and friends[/surl] in Art Academy.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=]Microsoft will replace Alan Wake DLC codes[/surl] if you used yours prematurely.
[surl=]Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood DLC planned[/surl], despite rumours that it wasn’t.
[surl=]MAG update due in August[/surl], will make Suppression mode “Faction Neutral”.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=]Space Quest Pack[/surl] for US$10 on GoG!

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=]GDC Online Adds Zynga, Disney, Playdom, Tencent Lectures[/surl] to their October lineup.

[surl=]Are these Nintendo trademarks related to 3DS?[/surl]


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