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.joystiq.com/2010/08/10/shank-concept-art-digs-into-our-hearts/]Shank concept art[/surl] is sketchy and delicious.
[surl=http://au.wireless.ign.com/articles/111/1111281p1.html]Street Fighter IV for iPhone trailer[/surl] reveals C Viper as a free download.
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/65071]Guild Wars 2 trailer[/surl] shows off the gameplay you can get your hands on at PAX and GamesCom!
[surl=http://www.thatvideogameblog.com/2010/08/10/kane-lynch-2-video-shows-off-co-op/]Kane & Lynch 2 trailer[/surl] focusses on co-op.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/pikmin-like-monsteca-corral-hitting-wiiware-next-week-181092.phtml]Monsteca Corral: Monsters vs. Robots screens[/surl] do not adequately portray the weird.
[surl=http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-tv-art-academy/702619]Art Academy commercial[/surl] is pretty amazing, really.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.boingboing.net/2010/08/10/yakuza-3-review.html]Yakuza 3 reviewed …by the Yakuza[/surl] (very, very cool.)
[surl=http://sol.gfxile.net/dr_gdm.html]How Death Rally was ported[/surl] to modern platforms from MS-DOS.
[surl=http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2010-08-10-fallout10_ST_N.htm]Wayne Newton is in Fallout: New Vegas[/surl], danke schoen.
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/706823/Madden-NFL-2011-Are-You-Ready-For-Some-Football.html]Are you ready for some football?[/surl] …hello, Madden NFL 2011!

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
[surl=http://www.overclockers.com.au/news.php?id=894910]A bunch of reviews![/surl] from OCAU.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.ubercharged.net/2010/08/09/how-its-done-larolaro/]TF2 Community Item creator Larolaro chats[/surl] about how to do it right.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://www.ugo.com/games/costume-quest-double-fine-preview]Double Fine is working on Costume Quest[/surl], which is supercute and probably a bit weird.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=259274]Devils’ Third, from Itagaki[/surl] – not due until 2013, though.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/10/ea-sports-mma-heavyweight-roster-revealed/]The heavyweight roster for EA Sports MMA[/surl] has been revealed, and is surprisingly good.
[surl=http://www.connectedconsoles.com/ps3-kojipro-mgs-rising-unlikely-to-have-many-returning-characters.cfm]Metal Gear Solid Rising won’t have many returning characters[/surl], sorry for those attachment issues.
[surl=http://wii.ign.com/articles/111/1111528p1.html]GoldenEye Gold Classic Controller Pro confirmed[/surl], and it’s shinyyy.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/gamestop-has-two-exclusive-cars-for-gran-turismo-5-181058.phtml]GameStop has two exclusive Gran Turismo 5 cars[/surl], if you were planning on picking up a copy.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/10/listen-to-super-scribblenauts-in-style-with-gamestops-pre-order/]Snazzy Adjectivised Headphones for Super Scribblenauts[/surl] are also only at GameStop.
[surl=http://www.gamingunion.net/news/ace-combat-assault-horizon-set-to-tear-heavens-apart–2415.html]Ace Combat Assault Horizon set to tear the heavens apart[/surl], and hopefully tidy up after themselves.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/10/esrb-hudson-setting-up-my-aquarium-on-ps3/]My Aquarium is heading to PS3[/surl], strap yourselves in for some high-def fishy action!

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
[surl=http://fingergaming.com/2010/08/10/top-grossing-game-apps-madden-nfl-11-sells-big-on-iphone-tops-ipad-charts/]Top-grossing game apps[/surl] – Madden NFL 11 sells big (surprise!)
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/08/mobile-monday-explosive-addictive-shootercritical-wave-ios/]Critical Wave[/surl] is an explosive and addictive shooter.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.develop-online.net/news/35590/Activision-We-wont-tamper-Infinity-Ward-revival]Infinity Ward will “rise from the ashes”[/surl], says Activision.
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/08/10/nexon-acquires-majority-of-gamehi-in-korea/]Nexon acquires majority of GameHI[/surl] in Korea.
[surl=http://www.thatvideogameblog.com/2010/08/09/volitions-hiring-new-action-rpg-in-the-works/]Volition is hiring[/surl] – a new action RPG is in the works!

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/08/best-supermarket-display-ever/]Mario’s a-goin’ shoppin’![/surl] (Best. Supermarket display. Ever?)
[surl=http://thechive.com/2010/08/10/girl-quits-her-job-on-dry-erase-board-emails-entire-office-33-photos/]Fake but awesome: Girl exposes her boss’s FarmVille obsession[/surl] as she quits her job via email/whiteboard.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://forums.aiononline.com/na/forumdisplay.php?f=69]Aion Assault on Balaurea rolling onto test servers[/surl] from August 18th.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/08/10/soe-announces-launch-date-and-more-for-clone-wars-adventures/]Clone Wars: Adventures gets a launch date[/surl] and a bunch of media!
[surl=http://www.cityofheroes.com/news/news_archive/are_you_ready_for_issue_18_sha.htmlCity of Heroes gets geared up for Issue 18[/surl] (and the launch of Going Rogue!)
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/08/09/the-old-republics-space-combat-detailed-in-pc-gamer/]The Old Republic’s space combat[/surl] is detailed in the latest PC Gamer.
[surl=http://startrekonline.com/node/2018]Cryptic chat about future developments for STO[/surl], including user-generated content!
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/08/10/massivelys-community-detective-issue-4-warhammer-online/]Massively’s Community Detective Issue 4: Warhammer Online[/surl].

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=http://www.gamepolitics.com/2010/08/10/esa-us-games-industry-contributes-49b-gdp]The US games industry contributes $5B to the GDP[/surl] – wish it was so positive in other countries.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.pcr-online.biz/news/34215/Blizzard-Were-not-giving-up-on-PC-gaming]Blizzard stands by PC gaming[/surl], explains its “unique challenges”.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=256277]Iraq War game could have happened at EA[/surl], says former staffer Danny Bilson.

Localisation: Merci!
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/08/08/on-capcoms-monster-hunter-tri-localization/]Siliconera’s thoughts on Monster Hunter Tri’s localisation[/surl] (meta?).

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5609798/fierce-teflon–steel-mouse-pad-review-slip-slidin-away]Fierce Teflon & Steel mousepad[/surl], even though it’s apparently a bit cold.
[surl=http://technabob.com/blog/2010/08/10/space-invaders-coasters/]Stylish Space Invaders coasters[/surl] made of little wood pixels.
[surl=http://twitter.com/HammerOfWynn/status/20806387910]Gears of War Lancer[/surl] in deadly cute pink!
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-08-10-pay-street-fighter-experts-for-lessons]Street Fighter Lessons[/surl], sorry they’re not terribly cheap.

Handy! Hints and tips
[surl=http://www.msxbox-world.com/xbox360/features/article/474/Mafia-II-demo-Playboy-Mags-Guide.html]A guide to all of the Playboy magazines in the Mafia II demo[/surl] – spoiler free!

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
[surl=http://www.cityofheroes.com/news/news_archive/city_of_heroes_pax_prim_three.html]Paragon sends City of Heroes fans to PAX Prime[/surl]!
[surl=http://oneofswords.com/2010/08/so-youve-decided-to-race-me-in-blur/]One of Swords lays down some ground rules[/surl] about racing him in Blur.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://www.infinitecontinues.net/2010/08/street-fighter-ii-abstract-edition/]Abstract Street Fighter adaptations[/surl] – coloured blob-versions of recognisable characters.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=http://www.hulu.com/watch/167833/moral-kombat]Watch Moral Kombat documentary on Hulu[/surl], if you are somewhere that allows it.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/raptor_call_of_the_shadows_2010_edition]Raptor: Call of the Shadows[/surl] arrives on GoG.

RUMOURED:
[surl=http://supererogatory.tumblr.com/post/931138812/created-on-2010-05-05]Are Popcap planning something big?[/surl]
[surl=http://www.aeropause.com/2010/08/wii-2-0-to-feature-blu-ray-from-2011/]Are Nintendo looking to introduce Blu-Ray + HD to the Wii?[/surl]
[surl=http://arkhamcity.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16]Are these leaked Batman: Arkham City details?[/surl]
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/09/sources-microsoft-waving-kinect-beta-invites-around/]Is a Kinect beta coming soon?[/surl]

NOT HAPPENING:
[surl=http://psp.ign.com/articles/111/1111247p1.html]Star Wars: The Force Unleashed on PSP[/surl].

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