The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://www.thatvideogameblog.com/2010/07/28/dragon-ages-amgarrak-opens-aug-10/]Dragon Age: Origins trailer[/surl] is for their new DLC, The Golems of Amgarrak.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=http://www.thatvideogameblog.com/2010/07/28/apb-devs-introduce-project-myworld/]APB devs are working on Project: MyWorld[/surl], a social media / gaming hybrid.
[surl=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703292704575393531040685308.html]Google chatting to game devs[/surl] to create a Facebook competitor.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=http://www.gamespot.com/news/6271382.html]StarCraft II is totally going to sell a lot of copies[/surl], the sky is blue, bears defecate in the woods…

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://sexyvideogameland.blogspot.com/2010/07/oh-come-on.html]Oh, Come On[/surl] is not an invitation at Sexy Videogameland.
[surl=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-10772136]Drive the Lara Croft Way[/surl], in Derby!
[surl=http://www.wingdamage.com/the-thrill-of-the-hunt-thoughts-on-being-a-monster-hunter/]The Thrill of the Hunt[/surl]: Thoughts on being a Monster Hunter.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=4130]Minecraft[/surl]: Is that an Equalizer in your pocket?
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/07/indie_game_links_the_forte_is.html]Indie Game Links[/surl]: The Forte is Strong with This One.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/07/28/guillermo-del-toro-has-multiple-games-in-the-works-with-a-big-company/]Guillermo del Toro “fauning” over videogames[/surl], and has multiple in the works.
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/07/28/new_tales_for_ps3/]Tales of Graces coming to PS3[/surl], new Tales game revealed…

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/07/28/this-week-in-playstation-home-mag-personal-space-community-theater-update/]This week in PlayStation Home[/surl]: MAG Personal Space, Community Theatre update.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=257567]Playstation 3 3.41 firmware[/surl] might just make updating your PS3 less aggravating.
[surl=http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/consoles/microsoft-kinect-is-competitively-priced-706290]Microsoft claim that Kinect is competitively priced with the Wii[/surl], ask you to do the math.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/07/28/digital-comics-store-update-4/]PS3: Digital Comics Store Update[/surl], and it’s huge.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/playlogic-files-for-bankruptcy]Playlogic files for bankruptchy[/surl], developers of Fairytale Fights now fighting to survive.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/07/28/mario-gets-colbert-bump.aspx]Mario: Is he the Colbert Report’s anonymous plumber[/surl]?

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=https://forum.runesofmagic.com/showthread.php?t=256009]Runes of Magic team upgrades account security[/surl] with a pretty hefty changelog.
[surl=http://forums.fallenearth.com/fallenearth/showthread.php?t=40975]Fallen Earth patch 1.6 arrives today[/surl], bringing with it a bunch of new stuff and tweaks.
[surl=http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/topics/read/mumor3/index.html]Final Fantasy XI to see the return of Fantastical Fraulein Mumor[/surl] as part of the upcoming summer event.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://platinumgames.com/2010/07/29/a-different-kind-of-game/]Vanquish will feature a “casual automatic” mode[/surl], as well as the uber-difficult GOD setting.
[surl=http://www.videogamer.com/news/10_million_sales_is_biowares_new_target.html]BioWare is in a “privileged position” with EA[/surl], says Zeschuk.
[surl=http://www.nintendoeverything.com/45900/]Skyward Sword’s art style highlights the over-exaggerated gameplay[/surl], says Aonuma.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=257516]Left 4 Dead on PS3? Who knows![/surl] – Valve aren’t saying anything at this point.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://riptapparel.com/shirt/01/29/2010/dangerous-creature]Koopa Dangerous Creature shirt[/surl] – but it’s expired, so you can’t.
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/07/28/left-4-deads-tank-to-be-made-into-collectible-statue/]Left 4 Dead Tank statue[/surl], pre-orders start tomorrow!

Just Cos(play): As if you need a reason to dress up?
[surl=http://www.capcom-unity.com/sprung64/blog/2010/07/28/the_cast_of_street_fighter_high_2_at_the_comic-con_street_fighter_panel]Street Fighters at Comic-Con[/surl] (check out Zangief!)

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://www.doublefine.com/comics/Scott_C/dfac_anniversaryspecial/]Double Fine: Ten years, two heads[/surl], one comic strip.
[surl=http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/tribute-to-street-fighter-beautiful-artworks/]A collection of Street Fighter tributes[/surl], gorgeous!

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=257376]Prince of Persia movie director says games can’t do drama[/surl], hates that his son’s a gamer.
[surl=http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/21082]Resident Evil: Afterlife – German promo photo[/surl] (re0w!)

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=http://2kgames.com/cultofrapture/article/bioshock2augustpatch360ps3]BioShock 2 DLC to arrive with a console patch[/surl].
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/07/27/mag-v1-07-available-early-august/]MAG Patch 1.07 due in August[/surl], with a drool-inducing changelog.

Easter Eggs! Tidbits tucked in there…
[surl=http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/07/28/starcraft-2-easter-eggs-include-lost-vikings-arcade-machine/]StarCraft II includes a playable Lost Vikings arcade game![/surl]

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/07/d2d-reboots-indie-games-bundle-sale/]Indie Games Bundle[/surl] on Direct2Drive.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=http://www.pokemongoldsilver.com/us/#/news/enigma-stone]Get your free Enigma Stone and catch Legendary Pokemon[/surl] if you have SoulSilver or HeartGold.

RUMOURED:
[surl=http://www.mcvuk.com/news/40183/Blizzard-teases-console-projects]Are Blizzard working on a console project?[/surl]

NOT HAPPENING:
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/07/28/its-game-over-for-metalocalypse-dethgame/]Metalocalypse: Dethgame[/surl], unceremoniously scrapped.

DELAYED:
[surl=http://ps3.ign.com/articles/110/1109221p1.html]SOCOM 4 slips into 2011[/surl]

UPDATED:
[surl=http://www.naughtydog.com/site/post/title_update_109/]Uncharted 2, to 1.09[/surl]

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