The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://www.edgarwrighthere.com/2010/08/02/what-one-thing-could-make-the-scott-pilgrim-vs-the-world-game-even-awesome/]Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game trailer[/surl] includes the one thing that could make it cooler: Zombies.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/08/browser_game_pick_achievement.html]Achievement Unlocked 2[/surl] is today’s Browser Game Pick.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/ema-80-90-percent-of-game-purchases-still-on-physical-media]Only 10-20% of game purchases are digital[/surl], reports a new study.
[surl=http://elder-geek.com/2010/08/the-insane-console-history-video-20/]The Insane Console History Video[/surl], v2.0 from Elder-Geek.
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5603135/one-share-in-nintendo-please]One share in Nintendo, please[/surl] (pic)
[surl=http://gamepolitics.com/2010/08/03/nielsen-games-account-10-all-time-spent-online-us]Gaming accounts for 10% of all time spent online[/surl] in the US, at least.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
[surl=http://digitalstormonline.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=11726]Digital Storm integrates 3D Vision Surround[/surl], will make your head explode.

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/110/1109826p1.html]6,000 ex-NFL players are suing EA[/surl], over “unlawful” likeness use in Madden ’09.
[surl=http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2010/08/activision-ceo-kotick-loses-battle-with-top-hollywood-litigator.html]Bobby Kotick loses Sexual Harrassment suit[/surl] from his pre-Activision days.
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/29728/Microsoft_Wins_Xbox_Patent_Battle.php]Microsoft wins online gaming suit[/surl], accused of infringing a 1994 patent.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/08/gish-switches-chooseyourownprice-model/]Gish has jumped on the “name your price” bandwagon[/surl], following the 1.6 update.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20100803007159&newsLang=en]Need for Speed Shift 2 confirmed for release[/surl], first quarter 2011.
[surl=http://www.civilization5.com/#/community/demo]Civilization V demo confirmed[/surl], arriving in September.
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/08/03/Virgin-Gaming-And-Ubisoft-Band-Together-For-Future-Of-War.aspx]Virgin Gaming and Ubisoft band together[/surl] to create the Future of War.
[surl=http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/111/1110056p1.html]Plants vs. Zombies hitting XBLA in September[/surl] in both the UK and the US.
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/08/04/flying_get/]Half-Minute Hero sequel announced[/surl] (start praying for it).

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=258340]Kinect uses less than 1% of the 360 CPU[/surl], says an Ubisoft employee.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/08/03/coming-next-week-to-playstation-plus-red-faction-guerrilla-game-trial-and-more/]PlayStation Plus shifts to bi-weekly updates[/surl], and have a bunch of specials to celebrate.
[surl=http://majornelson.com/archive/2010/08/03/coming-soon-to-the-xbox-live-marketplace-august-3.aspx]Coming Soon to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace[/surl], including the Summer of Arcade and Deals of the Week.
[surl=http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/library/meeting/100629qa/02.html]Nintendo’s next console will be a surprise[/surl], they hope!

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/08/03/ea-s-first-quarter-financial-results-looking-up.aspx]EA’s first quarter financial results[/surl] are looking up!

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5602916/transformers-mmo-rolling-out]Transformers MMO in development[/surl], not based on a movie!
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/08/03/massivelys-community-detective-issue-3-aion/]Massively’s Community Detective[/surl]: Issue 3 – Aion.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/ea-warhammer-online-is-profitable]Warhammer Online is profitable[/surl], says EA.
[surl=http://www.camelotherald.com/news/news_article.php?storyid=4147]Dark Age of Camelot scavenges the dead[/surl] as part of the Infernal Auction.
[surl=http://www.gametrailers.com/video/sdcc-10-guild-wars-2/702463]Guild Wars 2 classes, events and combat[/surl] discussed at Comic-Con. Meanwhile:
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/08/03/personality-in-guild-wars-2-npcs-will-give-you-pie/]Personality in Guild Wars 2: NPCs will give you pie![/surl] (nom nom nom nom nom).
[surl=http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?pager.offset=0&cId=3180680&p=]First impressions of the FFXIV closed beta[/surl] – it’s sounding pretty awesome.
[surl=http://www.wow.com/2010/08/02/first-round-of-cataclysm-beta-guild-contest-winners/]Blizzard contact WoW Guild Winners[/surl] about their Cataclysm Beta access.
[surl=http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=26262801168&sid=2000]World of Warcraft upgrades their patcher[/surl], just in time for the new expansion.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=http://www.thetanooki.com/2010/08/03/bit-trip-runner-soundtrack-available-for-download/]Bit.Trip Runner soundtrack[/surl] now available!

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/5948/back_to_basics_with_mortal_kombat.php]Ed Boon and Mortal Kombat[/surl] go back to basics.
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/08/04/black_white_new_pokemon/]Pokemon Black/White will only have new Pokemon[/surl] – until you’ve beaten the game.
[surl=http://www.develop-online.net/features/940/Interview-Molyneuxs-vision-for-Lionhead]Peter Molyneux discusses his vision for Lionhead[/surl], as well as the App Store.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/03/modder-loveablechevy-completes-handyduo-her-two-year-quest-for/]HandyDuo – a portable NES/SNES mod[/surl]. It uses a PSOne portable screen!

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://www.4colorrebellion.com/archives/2010/08/03/image-of-the-day-samus-looking-badass/]Portrait of Samus[/surl] looks badass indeed!

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2010/08/drakes-fortune-david-o-russell-video-game-sony.html]Uncharted film loses potential director[/surl] as David O Russell moves on to other things.

Advertising: They want you to buy stuff
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/08/04/fallout_protests/]Fallout: New Vegas ads star ‘disgruntled’ JRPG fans[/surl].

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/03/mass-effect-2-dlc-delivers-firepower-pack/]Mass Effect 2 gets the Firepower Pack[/surl] – ooohhhhh.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/serious_sam_the_first_encounter]The original Serious Sam: The First Encounter[/surl] on GoG.com.
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/08/03/alien-breed-impact-gets-50-percent-sale-on-steam/]Alien Breed: Impact[/surl] 50% off on Steam.

RUMOURED:
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-08-04-syndicate-trademarks-set-tongues-wagging]What are EA planning with these new Syndicate trademarks?[/surl]

DELAYED:
[surl=http://pc.ign.com/articles/111/1110206p1.html]Crysis 2[/surl], until 2011.

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