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=]NBA Jam trailer[/surl] features Dennis Rodman and some tiny shorts.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=]Pachter says Sony needs 2-3 million PS Plus subscribers[/surl] for PSN to profit.
[surl=]Call of Duty Online could net Activision $100 million[/surl] …in the first year, in China alone.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Game Trekking[/surl] is a new project by the founder of TIGSource.
[surl=]Round-Up: Gamasutra Network Jobs[/surl], week of June July 30.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
[surl=]Apple’s Magic Trackpad vs. PC Games[/surl] – who will win?

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Xbox Live Indie Game Releases[/surl]: August 1, 2010.
[surl=]Halo 2600[/surl] is an amazing new demake starring Master Chief.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Battlefield 3[/surl] – and you can get a beta key if you buy Medal of Honor: Limited Edition.
[surl=]At the same time, Battlefield 1943 for PC is trundling along[/surl], with no release date in sight.
[surl=]Operation Flashpoint: Red River[/surl], apparently ‘tighter, more focussed’ than Dragon Rising.
[surl=]Alpha Protocol sells 700,000 copies[/surl], after quite the slow start.
[surl=]How to unlock Frank and Wesker in Lost Planet 2[/surl], the easy way.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
[surl=]Angry Birds comes to PS3 and handhelds[/surl], which makes people happy!
[surl=]Farts vs. Zombies[/surl] is “almost everything that is wrong with the App Store combined in one game”.
[surl=]Trucker’s Delight[/surl] is the free app of the day!

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Whiteout is a new studio from former GRIN devs[/surl], working on a handful of projects.
[surl=]Sega posts quarterly profit[/surl], records 51% sales increaase in spite of Iron Man 2.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=]Top 10 Mortal Kombat fatalities[/surl], from ScrewAttack.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]The MMO Round-Up[/surl] / Aug 1.
[surl=]The Anvil of Crom[/surl] – Secrets of Hyboria.
[surl=]Warhammer Online’s executive producer wrote a letter[/surl], and you can read it!
[surl=]Star Wars: The Old Republic – explore the smugglers’ paradise of Nar Shaddaa[/surl], easy for you to say!

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Bungie clamp down on rage quitters[/surl] in Halo: Reach.
[surl=]They’re also giving Halo: Evolved PC players a shout-out[/surl] when they play Halo: Reach.
[surl=]…and their new offices are spectacular![/surl]
[surl=]Capcom observe that Lost Planet 2 underperformed[/surl], “substantially”.
[surl=]BlazBlue will stick with 2D[/surl], says Toshimichi Mori.
[surl=]Mass Effect on iPhone? That was a “mistake”[/surl], according to BioWare.
[surl=]Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes Q&A[/surl] with producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi.
[surl=]Red 5 Studios are hard at work[/surl] on a team-based action-shooter, to be announced at PAX.
[surl=]Valve are giving their Mac graphics code away[/surl] (to developers, anyay).

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=]The Tank[/surl], from Left 4 Dead. It’s amazing. And huge. And expensive.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=]Amaterasu and Chibiterasu meet Bayonetta[/surl], with a dash of 101 Dalmatians thrown in.
[surl=]Another round of game de-makes[/surl] contains some gems.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=]More DLC for Borderlands[/surl] incoming.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=–180366.phtml]Immortal Defense[/surl] is only US$1.75!

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=]Tokyo Blip Festival[/surl] – tickets are onsale now!
[surl=]West and Zampella are on a QuakeCon panel[/surl], we’re not sure if they’ll chat about Infinity Ward.

[surl=]Is there another Dead Space tie-in on the way?[/surl]
[surl=]Are Warner Bros recruiting for more than one Hobbit game?[/surl]


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