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=]Batman: Arkham City images[/surl] will grace the cover of Game Informer.
[surl=]Deus Ex: Human Revolution screens[/surl] come fresh from cyberpunk Japan.
[surl=]DJ Hero 2 video[/surl] explains multiplayer modes.
[surl=]Din’s Curse trailer[/surl] is revisited to accompany a new demo!

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Cory Doctorow chats about gaming and sci-fi culture[/surl]
[surl=]Video games make the list of ‘wasted’ taxpayer money[/surl]!
[surl=]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=]Indie Links Round-Up[/surl]: Blackjack

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Mass Effect 3 being shaped by 1000 little pieces[/surl] to properly shape the experience.
[surl=]Halo: Reach will see revamped Midship and Ivory Tower maps[/surl] for the nostalgic.
[surl=]Civilization V: Meet the “biggest, baddest, most awesome” unit[/surl], according to the community site.
[surl=]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=]Top-Grossing Game Apps[/surl]: Monopoly, Bejewelled 2 climb charts.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]Lag on Kinect can be blamed on software choices[/surl], says Blitz.
[surl=]PlayStation Move kiosks coming[/surl] to the US at least, in September.

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Sin & Punishment dev Treasure is hiring[/surl], apparently for a new 3D shooter.
[surl=]High Voltage Software lays off at least 20 employees[/surl].

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=]Video Game Vault: Felix the Cat[/surl] on ScrewAttack.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]Massively Speaking[/surl]: Episode 110.
[surl=]Torchlight MMO still in the works[/surl], despite the surprise of Torchlight 2.
[surl=]Darkfall Community Q&A[/surl], part 2.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=]An interview with Mega Ran[/surl]! Exclusive! Random!

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Naughty Dog explain they’ll only use 3D if it “fits the story”[/surl], which is reassuring.
[surl=]Bungie ready to move to next-gen consoles[/surl] with their next project.
[surl=]Fable 3 will not include Kinect functionality at launch[/surl], confirms Molyneux.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=]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=]Gran Turismo 5’s Special Editions[/surl] – AU$300, eep!
[surl=]Space Invaders Coffee Table[/surl]!!! (actually this looks like a fun DIY project)
[surl=]Resident Evil patchwork quilt[/surl] – it’s only US$1,310!

Just Cos(play): As if you need a reason to dress up?
[surl=]BioShock 2’s Big Sister[/surl] – wow.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=]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=]Another 101 Free Games[/surl] (sound good?)

[surl=]Torchlight II[/surl], which adds co-op and sounds awesome.

[surl=]Red Dead Redemption[/surl], to 1.03.


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