The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/08/05/september-cover-revealed-batman-arkham-city.aspx]Batman: Arkham City images[/surl] will grace the cover of Game Informer.
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/08/05/new-deus-ex-human-revolution-screenshots-delivered-from-japan/]Deus Ex: Human Revolution screens[/surl] come fresh from cyberpunk Japan.
[surl=http://www.thatvideogameblog.com/2010/08/04/dj-hero-2-multiplayer-modes-explained/]DJ Hero 2 video[/surl] explains multiplayer modes.
[surl=http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/08/04/dins-curse-new-demo/]Din’s Curse trailer[/surl] is revisited to accompany a new demo!

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/08/04/cory-doctorow-talks-gaming-and-sci-fi-culture/]Cory Doctorow chats about gaming and sci-fi culture[/surl]
[surl=http://supererogatory.tumblr.com/post/900508247/sophistwii]Video games make the list of ‘wasted’ taxpayer money[/surl]!
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/29719/InDepth_No_Female_Heroes_At_Activision.php]Activision: Female characters don’t sell[/surl] (sorry, Metroid, Portal, Tomb Raider, Alice, Mirror’s Edge, Cooking Mama…)

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/08/indie-links-roundup-blackjack/]Indie Links Round-Up[/surl]: Blackjack

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=258534]Mass Effect 3 being shaped by 1000 little pieces[/surl] to properly shape the experience.
[surl=http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/110/1107261p1.html]Halo: Reach will see revamped Midship and Ivory Tower maps[/surl] for the nostalgic.
[surl=http://www.civilization5.com/#/community/feature_gdr]Civilization V: Meet the “biggest, baddest, most awesome” unit[/surl], according to the community site.
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/08/05/bayonetta_budget_release/]Bayonetta gets a Greatest Hits release[/surl] in Japan. Hope that’s not the big news.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
[surl=http://fingergaming.com/2010/08/04/top-grossing-game-apps-monopoly-updated-bejeweled-2-climb-charts/]Top-Grossing Game Apps[/surl]: Monopoly, Bejewelled 2 climb charts.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/29537/Qamp_A_Blitz_Talks_Indies_Program_Kinect_Development_Claims_No_Lag_In_Kinect.php]Lag on Kinect can be blamed on software choices[/surl], says Blitz.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/source-ps-move-handholding-coming-to-retailers-on-september-11-180534.phtml]PlayStation Move kiosks coming[/surl] to the US at least, in September.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/08/03/treasure-developing-a-3d-action-shooting-game/]Sin & Punishment dev Treasure is hiring[/surl], apparently for a new 3D shooter.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/04/source-high-voltage-software-lays-off-at-least-20-employees/]High Voltage Software lays off at least 20 employees[/surl].

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=http://www.gametrailers.com/video/video-game-screwattack/702331]Video Game Vault: Felix the Cat[/surl] on ScrewAttack.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/08/04/massively-speaking-episode-110/]Massively Speaking[/surl]: Episode 110.
[surl=http://www.incgamers.com/News/24397/]Torchlight MMO still in the works[/surl], despite the surprise of Torchlight 2.
[surl=http://www.mmorpg.com/blogs/Paragus1/082010/6540_Darkfall-Community-QA-with-Aventurine-2]Darkfall Community Q&A[/surl], part 2.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=http://credentialshiphop.blogspot.com/2010/08/mega-ran-random-exclusive-interview.html]An interview with Mega Ran[/surl]! Exclusive! Random!

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.playstationuniversity.com/nd-well-implement-3d-and-move-if-it-fits-4216/]Naughty Dog explain they’ll only use 3D if it “fits the story”[/surl], which is reassuring.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=258602]Bungie ready to move to next-gen consoles[/surl] with their next project.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/04/molyneux-fable-3-will-not-include-kinect-functionality-at-launc/]Fable 3 will not include Kinect functionality at launch[/surl], confirms Molyneux.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/248105900?page=6#103]Blizzard are deleting “inappropriate” user-made StarCraft II maps[/surl], which you had to have seen coming.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2010/08/04/gran-turismo-5-%E2%80%93-something-special/]Gran Turismo 5’s Special Editions[/surl] – AU$300, eep!
[surl=http://www.hotbloodedgaming.com/2010/08/04/space-invaders-coffee-table/]Space Invaders Coffee Table[/surl]!!! (actually this looks like a fun DIY project)
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/08/04/resident-evil-quilt.aspx]Resident Evil patchwork quilt[/surl] – it’s only US$1,310!

Just Cos(play): As if you need a reason to dress up?
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/08/04/CosBlog-30-BioShock-2s-Big-Sister.aspx]BioShock 2’s Big Sister[/surl] – wow.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=http://www.1up.com/news/inafune-directed-dead-rising-film-today]Zombrex: Dead Rising Sun out now[/surl], only on Xbox Live Marketplace for a while.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=http://www.1up.com/do/feature?cId=3180349]Another 101 Free Games[/surl] (sound good?)

ANNOUNCED:
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/08/04/torchlight-ii-announced-adds-co-op.aspx]Torchlight II[/surl], which adds co-op and sounds awesome.

UPDATED:
[surl=http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/7481/title_update_1.03_now_available_for_red_dead_redemption_on_playstation_3_and_xbox_360.article]Red Dead Redemption[/surl], to 1.03.

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