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=http://www.destructoid.com/here-are-our-first-screens-for-tony-hawk-shred-180919.phtml]Tony Hawk: Shred screens[/surl] go from the streets to the slopes.
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/08/09/call-of-duty-black-ops-includes-plenty-of-creative-multiplayer/]Call of Duty: Black Ops trailer[/surl] reveals plenty of creative multiplayer opportunities.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=132712]Japanese software sales[/surl] – July 26th to Aug. 1st (Top 50)
[surl=http://www.next-gen.biz/features/interview-tomonobu-itagaki?page=0,1]Tomonobu Itagaki says the Japanese games industry is dying[/surl], echoing Kenji Inafune.
[surl=http://au.wii.ign.com/articles/111/1110602p1.html]The decline of the Virtual Console[/surl], the slow and sad death of one of the Wii’s greatest features.
[surl=http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2010/08/07/pkg.chernoff.pinball.ban.cnn?iref=allsearch]A town where pinball is illegal[/surl] – and it’s in New York state!

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/706786/Irrational-Games-Project-Icarus-Site-Updated-WithDate.html]Project Icarus site updated[/surl] with a mysterious date.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/homicidal-houses-super-scribblenauts-esrb-summary-180988.phtml]Super Scribblenauts’ ESRB summary[/surl] includes vomit, smelly zombies and homicidal houses.
[surl=http://bethblog.com/index.php/2010/08/06/id-introduces-two-quake-live-subcription-packages/]Quake Live announces subscription packages[/surl], in case you missed the details.
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/08/09/versus_xiii_voice_recording/]Final Fantasy Versus XIII will not be at gamescom[/surl], as it’s in the process of voice casting.
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/706789/Ubisoft-Unveils-Assassins-Creed-Brotherhood-Collectors-Edition.html]Collector’s Edition revealed for Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood[/surl], and it’s awful shiny.
[surl=http://www.lovegasm.com/features.php]Cargasm has been announced[/surl], and will now spend months convincing people that’s its real name.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://majornelson.com/archive/2010/08/09/xbox-360-console-sounds.aspx]Download Xbox 360 console sounds[/surl] for your PC or phone.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.japanator.com/square-enix-employees-are-making-the-big-bucks-16076.phtml]Square Enix employees are making the big bucks[/surl], which is nice, because:
[surl=http://www.square-enix.com/11q1earnings.pdf]Square Enix reports a profit[/surl] in their latest financial report (pdf link).
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/65059]THQ profits are down, however[/surl] due to flat UFC sales and the absence of Red Faction.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.ffxivcore.com/topic/10136-official-fansite-kit-beta-phase-3-date/]Final Fantasy XIV releases fansite kits[/surl] and more beta keys for the community.
[surl=http://gaarawarrgabs.wordpress.com/2010/08/08/public-test-server-qa-8610/]WAR developer Q&A[/surl] looks at the next stage of the game.
[surl=http://blog.games.com/2010/08/06/playdom-plans-to-shutter-chronicles-of-spellborn-in-september/]The Chronicles of Spellborn will close in September[/surl], rest in peace.
[surl=http://www.eartheternal.com/news/Announcements/some-bad-news]Earth Eternal faces the threat of shutdown[/surl] also, as they try to sell the game to another service provider.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/08/09/everquest-announces-17th-expansion/]EverQuest: House of Thule[/surl] is the game’s 17th expansion.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/08/09/ufc-undisputed-no-longer-a-yearly-series.aspx]UFC Undisputed no longer a yearly series[/surl], announces THQ – possibly due to poor sales.
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2010-08-09-thq-homefront-will-be-genre-competitive]THQ are also cautious about Homefront[/surl], but they remain confident it will be well-liked.
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/08/08/nomura-open-to-developing-the-world-ends-with-you-sequel/]Nomura ‘definitely’ wants to make a sequel to The World Ends With You[/surl], but he’s very busy right now.
[surl=http://www.develop-online.net/news/35572/Ubisoft-Toronto-aiming-for-five-triple-A-projects]Ubisoft Toronto aiming to develop five big games at once[/surl], says Jade Raymond.
[surl=http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/141/index/4376174/1]BioWare clarify perspective changes and the lack of toolset[/surl] in Dragon Age 2 PC.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-08-09-alan-wake-remedy-looks-back-interview]Remedy want to create Alan Wake 2[/surl], would remain exclusive to Microsoft.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/08/09/terrover-demo-comes-to-qore-tomorrow/]TerRover demo comes to Qore tomorrow[/surl], including an interview with Creat Studios.

An Apple a day: The Mac side of things
[surl=http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/08/mac-gaming-renaissance-coming-in-2011-powered-by-steam.ars]Mac gaming renaissance coming[/surl] …in 2011, thanks largely to Steam.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://www.capcom-unity.com/jgonzo/blog/2010/08/09/officially_licensed_resident_evil_t-virus_and_anti-virus_vials_available_for_pre-order_]Resident Evil T-Virus[/surl]… or the anti-virus, if you’re that way inclined.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
[surl=http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=141496]StarCraft II pro tournaments announced[/surl], with US$500,000 total prize money.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4509420&id=94578119868&comments&ref=mf&fbid=419847449868]Split/Second to get three new downloadable packs later this month[/surl], including a High Octane supercar pack.

RUMOURED:
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/09/gamestop-lists-dragon-age-origins-ultimate-edition-for-pc-ps/]Is Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition in the works?[/surl]

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