The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://blogs.sega.com/europe/2010/08/06/vanquish-gameplay-trailer-2/]Vanquish trailer[/surl] and screens will start your weekend off with a bang!
[surl=http://www.thatvideogameblog.com/2010/08/05/kane-and-lynch-in-the-wild/]Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days trailers[/surl] are a matching pair.
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/706718/Public-Enemy-NAS-DJ-Khaled-And-Others-Confirmed-For-Def-Jam-Rapstar.html]Def Jam Rapstar trailer[/surl] introduces the new crew: Public Enemy, NAS, DJ Khaled…

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/08/browser_game_pick_depict_1_kyl.html]depict1[/surl] is a Browser Game Pick for the day.
[surl=http://www.gameculture.com/2010/08/04/maiden-pumps-new-album-game]Iron Maiden transforms into flash game[/surl]: The Final Frontier.
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/08/cleaning-house-mama-son/]Cleaning House with Mama & Son[/surl] is from the same guys who brought you Bob Came In Pieces.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/news_ps3_heavyrain.htm]BBC’s Sherlock series adopts Heavy Rain’s art style[/surl] and doesn’t try to hide it.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-08-04-uk-chart-rayman-spent-5-years-there]UK Top 40 data analysed[/surl], from 1996 to present-day. Who’s on top?
[surl=http://www.pcworld.com/article/202617/fold_proteins_help_cure_diseases_in_foldit_video_game.html]Fold.It game does folding[/surl], of the SETI@home type. And it does it well.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
[surl=http://www.game-newswire.com/index.php/the-news/232.html]The PC Gaming Alliance says that “lots of gaming PCs” were sold in 2009[/surl]: “over two times larger than the combined Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 console units”…

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=http://www.kentucky.com/2010/08/05/1378090/former-knox-teacher-acquitted.html]Former teacher acquitted of massacre threat[/surl] – when people finally twigged he was referring to a game.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.digitalspy.com/gaming/news/a256413/no-current-plans-for-kinect-on-indie-games.html]No indie games on Kinect[/surl], for now.
[surl=http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/08/06/privates-out-flapping-about-in-the-breeze/]Privates is out[/surl], flapping in the breeze and attracting euphemisms.
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/08/indie_game_links_indies_sellin.html]Indie Game Links[/surl]: Indies Selling Out.
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/08/freeware_game_pick_under_the_g.html]Under the Garden[/surl] is a Freeware Game Pick!

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/08/download-truckers-delight-episode-1-app-free/]Trucker’s Delight: Episode 1 is Free![/surl]… today, anyway.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/04/google-buys-slide-for-182-million-getting-more-serious-about-social-games/]Google snaps up Slide[/surl], a social gaming network and widget maker.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=14332783958&sid=1]Blizzard chats with designers of Southern Barrens[/surl] (that’s WoW Cataclysm talk).
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/08/05/final-fantasy-xiv-unveils-the-next-part-in-the-making-of-eorzea/]Final Fantasy XIV continues to explain the Making of Eorzea[/surl] with this new video.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-08-05-world-of-darkness-mmo-reveal-soon]CCP and White Wolf hint at World of Darkness MMO[/surl], yay!
[surl=http://www.tentonhammer.com/champions-online/interview/shannon-posniewski/august2010]Champions Online: Shannon Posniewski chats about development[/surl] with Ten Ton Hammer.
[surl=http://forums.startrekonline.com/showthread.php?p=2920986]Star Trek Online hosts Welcome Back weekend[/surl] for former subscribers.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/08/05/massively-exclusive-the-lore-of-teras-castanica/]TERA lore: Castanica[/surl] exclusively on Massively.
[surl=http://www.mortalonline.com/forums/51284-council-patriarchs-house-commons-chat.html#post987728]Mortal Online gets an exclusive guild leader forum[/surl], to keep the riff-raff out.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=http://au.gamespot.com/features/6271499/index.html]Aussies, listen up: I game and I vote[/surl].

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://gamasutra.com/view/news/29781/Call_of_Duty_Black_Ops_Launch_Activisions_Biggest_Investment_Ever.php]Call of Duty: Black Ops the ‘biggest investment'[/surl] Activision have ever made for a launch.
[surl=http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/article.php?id=19128]Kid Icarus: Uprising – Pit will feel like a ‘new character'[/surl], says director.
[surl=http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gamehunters/post/2010/08/fable-iii-designer-peter-molyneux-/1]Molyneux talks some more about Milo[/surl], says the challenges extend beyond technology.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=http://gbxforums.gearboxsoftware.com/showthread.php?t=108873]The next Borderlands add-on has been spoiled[/surl] (don’t read if you don’t want to know).

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://www.redbubble.com/people/sevenhundred/art]Keep Calm and Carry On Gaming[/surl], is a fabulous assortment of prints.
[surl=http://blogs.mykmart.com/2010/08/fallout-new-vegas-coasters.html]Fallout: New Vegas coasters[/surl], available with pre-orders at Kmart.
[surl=http://www.capcom-unity.com/jgonzo/blog/2010/08/05/servbot_bobble_budds_now_available_at_the_capcom_store_for_preorder]Servbot Bobble Budd[/surl], from Capcom!
[surl=http://tomopop.com/chrono-trigger-pvcs-are-timeless-13859.phtml]Chrono Trigger figures[/surl] have better hair than I do.

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
[surl=http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/05/german-designer-brings-wipeout-racing-game-to-life-burns-up-car/]Real-life remote-controlled car track inspired by Wipeout[/surl] (why has nobody done this before?)

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
[surl=http://www.usatoday.com/tech/gaming/2010-08-05-gamearchive05_ST_N.htm]Pac-Man to be honoured in the International Video Game Hall of Fame[/surl] (hell, it’s about time!)

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://cghub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3471]Mega Man ‘Dark Ages’ conceptual art[/surl] is jaw-dropping.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2010/08/guillermo-del-toro-negotiating-video-game-deal-with-thq.html]Guillermo del Toro is chatting game deals with THQ[/surl], it’s now been confirmed.

DELAYED:
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/08/05/true-crime-hong-kong-delayed.aspx]True Crime: Hong Kong[/surl], pushed to 2011.

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