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=http://www.incgamers.com/News/24338/]Create screenshots[/surl] accompany a new announcement from EA.
[surl=http://universe.lego.com/en-us/media/default.aspx?section=141010&category=194313]Lego Universe trailer[/surl] is appealing.
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/08/02/ps3_tales_game/]New ‘Tales Of’ screenshots[/surl] illustrate an unnamed game.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/08/03/here-comes-the-hotstepper-one-step-back/]One Step Back[/surl] (which includes a Madness video!)

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/08/02/big-downloads-news-bits-and-bytes-august-2/]Big Download’s News Bits & Bytes[/surl] – August 2.
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5602336/the-20-most+loved-wii-games]The 20 most-played Wii games[/surl] for July.
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/08/column_game_mag_weaseling_gett.php]Game Mag Weaseling[/surl] is the act of getting rich off old magazines.
[surl=http://www.formspring.me/OneOfSwords/q/903754861]One of Swords writes about burning out[/surl] while working for GamePro.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/08/freeware_game_pick_tricky_truc.html]Tricky Truck[/surl] (it’s Freeware!)
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/08/agile-janitor-dustforce-demo-trailer/]Dustforce demo and trailer released[/surl], get sweepin!
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/08/02/hoard-announced-for-pc-and-mac/]Hoard is heading to PSN[/surl], but also PC and Mac!

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://espn.go.com/espn/thelife/videogames/blog/_/name/thegamer/id/5433064/nba-elite-11-include-free-downloadable-version-nba-jam]NBA Jam PS3 / X360 is happening![/surl] …it’ll be included with NBA Elite 11.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/mag-spills-dirt-3-details]DiRT 3 details spilled by Codemasters[/surl], I was just thinking about this earlier.
[surl=http://www.capcom-unity.com/jgonzo/blog/2010/08/02/dead_rising_2_fortune_city_map_revealed]Dead Rising 2’s Fortune City[/surl] gets a map!
[surl=http://au.pc.ign.com/articles/111/1110067p1.html]Transformers MMO announced[/surl] – rolling out in 2011.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/08/02/modnation-monday-title-update-1-02-releases-august-4th-brings-improvements/]ModNation Racers patched to 1.02 this week[/surl], bringing a bunch of tweaks.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=258080]Castlevania: LoS is a day long[/surl], and will arrive on two discs for 360.
[surl=http://www.gamergrrlz.net/2010/08/new-okamiden-details.html]New Okamiden details[/surl] and some videos!
[surl=http://www.nobleactual.com/post/880877100/rtx]Bungie explain that Halo: Reach is done[/surl] – and they can’t wait to play with you in September.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/08/02/god-of-war-ghost-of-sparta-official-release-date-and-pre-order-pack/]Ghost of Sparta dated, bundled, pre-order goods detailed[/surl] and a partridge in a pear tree.
[surl=http://majornelson.com/archive/2010/08/02/make-your-own-fable-iii-villager.aspx]Fable III lets you make your own NPC villager[/surl] and if you pre-order the game, they’ll appear in it!

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/14357198/project-natal-e3-demo-series/videos/mega64_prt_kinect_072910.html]Kinect Four[/surl]… no, really. Think about it. Thanks, Mega64!
[surl=http://nerdreactor.com/2010/07/29/street-fighter-high-the-musical-interviewing-the-masterminds-behind-the-legend/]Street Fighter High: the Musical[/surl] – an interview!

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.php?t=347848]Turbine lifts the Lord of the Rings Online beta NDA[/surl], and the crowd goes wild!
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/08/02/heroes-of-newerth-to-be-free-to-play-for-next-week/]Heroes of Newerth will be free to play![/surl] …for next week, anyway.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://irrationalgames.com/insider/irrational-behavior-episode-7-part-1/]Irrational Games promise their next game’s first CG trailer[/surl] …for August 12.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=257792]Kid Icarus: Uprising could get online multiplayer[/surl], according to Masahiro Sakurai.
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/5945/designing_combat_encounters_in_.php]Designing combat encounters in Uncharted 2[/surl], from the fellows at Naughty Dog.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=258067]Guerrilla Games are working on a brand new game[/surl], rather than more Killzone.
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/08/02/new_bayonetta_info/]New Bayonetta information due this week[/surl], with director Yusuke Hashimoto mumbling something on Twitter.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=256276]THQ want not one, but two WWE titles[/surl] each year.
[surl=http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/218522479#17]Blizzard are considering StarCraft II requests for map and challenge updates[/surl], and we’ve just seen they’re responsive to feedback.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite.asp?eidm=128&enmi=Civilization]Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game[/surl] (no, really).
[surl=http://technabob.com/blog/2010/08/02/bubble-bobble-pillow-cases/]Bubble Bobble pillow cases[/surl] (please!).

DELAYED:
[surl=http://pc.ign.com/articles/110/1109940p1.html]Fable III on PC[/surl], but we don’t know for how long.

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