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=]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=]Achievement Unlocked 2[/surl] is today’s Browser Game Pick.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Only 10-20% of game purchases are digital[/surl], reports a new study.
[surl=]The Insane Console History Video[/surl], v2.0 from Elder-Geek.
[surl=]One share in Nintendo, please[/surl] (pic)
[surl=]Gaming accounts for 10% of all time spent online[/surl] in the US, at least.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
[surl=]Digital Storm integrates 3D Vision Surround[/surl], will make your head explode.

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=]6,000 ex-NFL players are suing EA[/surl], over “unlawful” likeness use in Madden ’09.
[surl=]Bobby Kotick loses Sexual Harrassment suit[/surl] from his pre-Activision days.
[surl=]Microsoft wins online gaming suit[/surl], accused of infringing a 1994 patent.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Gish has jumped on the “name your price” bandwagon[/surl], following the 1.6 update.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Need for Speed Shift 2 confirmed for release[/surl], first quarter 2011.
[surl=]Civilization V demo confirmed[/surl], arriving in September.
[surl=]Virgin Gaming and Ubisoft band together[/surl] to create the Future of War.
[surl=]Plants vs. Zombies hitting XBLA in September[/surl] in both the UK and the US.
[surl=]Half-Minute Hero sequel announced[/surl] (start praying for it).

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]Kinect uses less than 1% of the 360 CPU[/surl], says an Ubisoft employee.
[surl=]PlayStation Plus shifts to bi-weekly updates[/surl], and have a bunch of specials to celebrate.
[surl=]Coming Soon to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace[/surl], including the Summer of Arcade and Deals of the Week.
[surl=]Nintendo’s next console will be a surprise[/surl], they hope!

In good company: Business news
[surl=]EA’s first quarter financial results[/surl] are looking up!

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]Transformers MMO in development[/surl], not based on a movie!
[surl=]Massively’s Community Detective[/surl]: Issue 3 – Aion.
[surl=]Warhammer Online is profitable[/surl], says EA.
[surl=]Dark Age of Camelot scavenges the dead[/surl] as part of the Infernal Auction.
[surl=]Guild Wars 2 classes, events and combat[/surl] discussed at Comic-Con. Meanwhile:
[surl=]Personality in Guild Wars 2: NPCs will give you pie![/surl] (nom nom nom nom nom).
[surl=]First impressions of the FFXIV closed beta[/surl] – it’s sounding pretty awesome.
[surl=]Blizzard contact WoW Guild Winners[/surl] about their Cataclysm Beta access.
[surl=]World of Warcraft upgrades their patcher[/surl], just in time for the new expansion.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=]Bit.Trip Runner soundtrack[/surl] now available!

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Ed Boon and Mortal Kombat[/surl] go back to basics.
[surl=]Pokemon Black/White will only have new Pokemon[/surl] – until you’ve beaten the game.
[surl=]Peter Molyneux discusses his vision for Lionhead[/surl], as well as the App Store.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=]HandyDuo – a portable NES/SNES mod[/surl]. It uses a PSOne portable screen!

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=]Portrait of Samus[/surl] looks badass indeed!

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=]Uncharted film loses potential director[/surl] as David O Russell moves on to other things.

Advertising: They want you to buy stuff
[surl=]Fallout: New Vegas ads star ‘disgruntled’ JRPG fans[/surl].

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=]Mass Effect 2 gets the Firepower Pack[/surl] – ooohhhhh.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=]The original Serious Sam: The First Encounter[/surl] on
[surl=]Alien Breed: Impact[/surl] 50% off on Steam.

[surl=]What are EA planning with these new Syndicate trademarks?[/surl]

[surl=]Crysis 2[/surl], until 2011.


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