The Daily Stash

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A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=http://games.venturebeat.com/2010/07/28/ign-entertainment-launches-its-own-social-network-for-gamers/]IGN Entertainment launches its own social network[/surl] for gamers.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=257710]Analyst’s pick for biggest XBLA game of 2010[/surl] might surprise you.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.ijdc.net/index.php/ijdc/article/view/147]Our gaming history is threatened by antiquity, copyright[/surl], via the International Journal of Digital Curation.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/how-not-to-get-me-to-wear-your-videogame-promo-shirts-179703.phtml]How not to get me to wear your videogame promo shirts[/surl] – we can all learn from this.
[surl=http://edition.cnn.com/2010/TECH/gaming.gadgets/07/28/debate.kids.games/index.html#fbid=3CBM3ZXbAqR]Why does the media still think video games are bad for kids?[/surl]
[surl=http://tinycartridge.com/post/866743831/super-creepy-pokemon-hack]Haunted Pokemon game tells you how evil you are[/surl]

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3180610]Metroid: Other M’s theatre mode[/surl] compiles the game’s cutscenes into a two hour movie.
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/64934]Worms Reloaded gets release date[/surl] – August 26 on PC.
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/07/29/last_story_allies/]Last Story: meet your allies[/surl].
[surl=http://www.gamerzines.com/ps3/news/ac-brotherhood-mp-characters.html]Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood gets two new characters[/surl], the Blacksmith and the Soldier.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
[surl=http://fingergaming.com/2010/07/29/segas-16-bit-strategy-rpg-shining-force-released-for-iphone/]Shining Force, Sega’s 16-bit strategy RPG[/surl], released for iPhone.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/07/30/playstation-network-video-content-update-89/]PlayStation Network video content update[/surl], for both the US and Canadian stores.
[surl=http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2010/07/29/video-nintendo-3ds-questions-answered-by-ninty-top-brass/]3DS interview[/surl] – tech explained, release date and price point discussion…
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/07/29/3ds-date-price-to-be-announced-on-september-29/]3DS date, price to be announced September 29[/surl].

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://wireless.ign.com/articles/110/1109355p1.html]Haden Blackman to leave LucasArts[/surl], where he’s been executive producer on Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
[surl=http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/news/html/e100729b.html]Capcom reports massive drop in profits[/surl], a disturbing trend.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5598552/the-pokemon+powered-pick+up-line]The Pokemon-powered pickup line[/surl].

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.ffxivcore.com/topic/9398-limsa-lominsa-guide-eorzea-the-making-of-a-realm-1/]FFXIV: What to do in Limsa Lominsa[/surl] while you’re in the beta.
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/706606/The-MMO-Report-Thursday-July-29th.html]The MMO Report[/surl], Thursday July 29th.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/07/29/the-end-of-exteel/]The End of Exteel[/surl], RIP.
[surl=http://na.aiononline.com/board/notices/view?articleID=340&page=]Aion entices with free double XP weekend[/surl] – see you there!

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/pc-crowd-more-open-to-weird-games]Zeno Clash developer says PC crowd are more open to “weird” games[/surl]… like his.
[surl=http://www.industrygamers.com/news/bethesdas-todd-howard-on-rpg-development-3d-not-supporting-nintendo-and-more/]Bethesda have no plans for iPhone or Wii games[/surl], we aren’t that surprised.
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/29538/Qamp_A_Dead_Rising_2_And_Growing_Pains_For_Old_Corporate_Japan.php]Dead Rising 2: More than 3,000 zombies on screen “ruins the experience”[/surl], in case you were wondering.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/it-s-impossible-to-get-flip-s-twisted-world-noticed-179970.phtml]Julian Spillane says it’s “impossible” to get Flip’s Twisted World noticed[/surl] …he may be onto something.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=257797]Ninja Theory chat about the pressure of being a PS3 launch developer[/surl], apparently it’s “not fun”.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/110/1109466p1.html]US retailer lists Hardened and Prestige editions of CoD: Black Ops[/surl], before removing them quicksmart.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=256635]Raoul Moat GTA story makes the Daily Star look like idiots[/surl] (worse than they did anyway).

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://www.igorchak.com/industrial/]Space Invader Couch[/surl] would go great in my loungeroom.
[surl=http://tinycartridge.com/post/867833116/pixn-love-publishing-in-english]The History of Nintendo, Vol. 1[/surl] …nuff said.

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
[surl=http://www.nintendopapercraft.com/2009/10/chibiterasu.html]Make your own Okamiden Chibiterasu Papercraft[/surl], you know you want to!
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/07/29/gears-3-fan-trailer-is-as-good-as-the-real-thing.aspx]Gears of War 3 fan trailer is as good as the real thing[/surl], and well worth a watch.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://www.capcom.co.jp/o-kamiden/system2.html]Okamiden – brush technique videos[/surl], direct from Capcom.
[surl=http://www.spritestitch.com/?p=2910]Pikachu watercolour![/surl]

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=http://dqnine.com/#/do-you-dq/events/Dragon Quest IX hits the road[/surl] – is it headed near you?
[surl=http://oneofswords.com/2010/07/playing-with-swords-tfwfc-ps3-730/]Playing with Swords: Transformers: War for Cybertron PS3[/surl] is happening tonight!

UPDATED:
[surl=http://www.l4d.com/blog/post.php?id=4125]Left 4 Dead 2[/surl], with some much-needed tweaks.

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