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=]Tony Hawk: Shred screens[/surl] go from the streets to the slopes.
[surl=]Call of Duty: Black Ops trailer[/surl] reveals plenty of creative multiplayer opportunities.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Japanese software sales[/surl] – July 26th to Aug. 1st (Top 50)
[surl=,1]Tomonobu Itagaki says the Japanese games industry is dying[/surl], echoing Kenji Inafune.
[surl=]The decline of the Virtual Console[/surl], the slow and sad death of one of the Wii’s greatest features.
[surl=]A town where pinball is illegal[/surl] – and it’s in New York state!

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Project Icarus site updated[/surl] with a mysterious date.
[surl=]Super Scribblenauts’ ESRB summary[/surl] includes vomit, smelly zombies and homicidal houses.
[surl=]Quake Live announces subscription packages[/surl], in case you missed the details.
[surl=]Final Fantasy Versus XIII will not be at gamescom[/surl], as it’s in the process of voice casting.
[surl=]Collector’s Edition revealed for Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood[/surl], and it’s awful shiny.
[surl=]Cargasm has been announced[/surl], and will now spend months convincing people that’s its real name.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]Download Xbox 360 console sounds[/surl] for your PC or phone.

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Square Enix employees are making the big bucks[/surl], which is nice, because:
[surl=]Square Enix reports a profit[/surl] in their latest financial report (pdf link).
[surl=]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=]Final Fantasy XIV releases fansite kits[/surl] and more beta keys for the community.
[surl=]WAR developer Q&A[/surl] looks at the next stage of the game.
[surl=]The Chronicles of Spellborn will close in September[/surl], rest in peace.
[surl=]Earth Eternal faces the threat of shutdown[/surl] also, as they try to sell the game to another service provider.
[surl=]EverQuest: House of Thule[/surl] is the game’s 17th expansion.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]UFC Undisputed no longer a yearly series[/surl], announces THQ – possibly due to poor sales.
[surl=]THQ are also cautious about Homefront[/surl], but they remain confident it will be well-liked.
[surl=]Nomura ‘definitely’ wants to make a sequel to The World Ends With You[/surl], but he’s very busy right now.
[surl=]Ubisoft Toronto aiming to develop five big games at once[/surl], says Jade Raymond.
[surl=]BioWare clarify perspective changes and the lack of toolset[/surl] in Dragon Age 2 PC.
[surl=]Remedy want to create Alan Wake 2[/surl], would remain exclusive to Microsoft.
[surl=]TerRover demo comes to Qore tomorrow[/surl], including an interview with Creat Studios.

An Apple a day: The Mac side of things
[surl=]Mac gaming renaissance coming[/surl] …in 2011, thanks largely to Steam.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=]Resident Evil T-Virus[/surl]… or the anti-virus, if you’re that way inclined.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
[surl=]StarCraft II pro tournaments announced[/surl], with US$500,000 total prize money.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=]Split/Second to get three new downloadable packs later this month[/surl], including a High Octane supercar pack.

[surl=]Is Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition in the works?[/surl]


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