The Daily Stash

We scour the net for the Daily Stash, our daily roundup of game bits and pieces. Click through for more about:

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=]IGN Entertainment launches its own social network[/surl] for gamers.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=]Analyst’s pick for biggest XBLA game of 2010[/surl] might surprise you.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Our gaming history is threatened by antiquity, copyright[/surl], via the International Journal of Digital Curation.
[surl=]How not to get me to wear your videogame promo shirts[/surl] – we can all learn from this.
[surl=]Why does the media still think video games are bad for kids?[/surl]
[surl=]Haunted Pokemon game tells you how evil you are[/surl]

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Metroid: Other M’s theatre mode[/surl] compiles the game’s cutscenes into a two hour movie.
[surl=]Worms Reloaded gets release date[/surl] – August 26 on PC.
[surl=]Last Story: meet your allies[/surl].
[surl=]Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood gets two new characters[/surl], the Blacksmith and the Soldier.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
[surl=]Shining Force, Sega’s 16-bit strategy RPG[/surl], released for iPhone.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]PlayStation Network video content update[/surl], for both the US and Canadian stores.
[surl=]3DS interview[/surl] – tech explained, release date and price point discussion…
[surl=]3DS date, price to be announced September 29[/surl].

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Haden Blackman to leave LucasArts[/surl], where he’s been executive producer on Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
[surl=]Capcom reports massive drop in profits[/surl], a disturbing trend.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=]The Pokemon-powered pickup line[/surl].

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]FFXIV: What to do in Limsa Lominsa[/surl] while you’re in the beta.
[surl=]The MMO Report[/surl], Thursday July 29th.
[surl=]The End of Exteel[/surl], RIP.
[surl=]Aion entices with free double XP weekend[/surl] – see you there!

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Zeno Clash developer says PC crowd are more open to “weird” games[/surl]… like his.
[surl=]Bethesda have no plans for iPhone or Wii games[/surl], we aren’t that surprised.
[surl=]Dead Rising 2: More than 3,000 zombies on screen “ruins the experience”[/surl], in case you were wondering.
[surl=]Julian Spillane says it’s “impossible” to get Flip’s Twisted World noticed[/surl] …he may be onto something.
[surl=]Ninja Theory chat about the pressure of being a PS3 launch developer[/surl], apparently it’s “not fun”.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=]US retailer lists Hardened and Prestige editions of CoD: Black Ops[/surl], before removing them quicksmart.
[surl=]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=]Space Invader Couch[/surl] would go great in my loungeroom.
[surl=]The History of Nintendo, Vol. 1[/surl] …nuff said.

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
[surl=]Make your own Okamiden Chibiterasu Papercraft[/surl], you know you want to!
[surl=]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=]Okamiden – brush technique videos[/surl], direct from Capcom.
[surl=]Pikachu watercolour![/surl]

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl= Quest IX hits the road[/surl] – is it headed near you?
[surl=]Playing with Swords: Transformers: War for Cybertron PS3[/surl] is happening tonight!

[surl=]Left 4 Dead 2[/surl], with some much-needed tweaks.


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