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=]Deus Ex: Human Revolution trailer[/surl] is our first glimpse of gameplay!
[surl=]Star Wars: The Old Republic media[/surl] shows off the advanced Jedi classes.
[surl=]Crysis 2 multiplayer screenshot[/surl] is about what you’d expect.
[surl=]Tony Hawk: SHRED trailer[/surl] has finally arrived!
[surl=]Metroid: Other M trailer[/surl] is titled “Action”.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Demoscene documentary interviews Second Reality creators[/surl] – well worth a watch.
[surl=]What first-person shooter creators think about subscriptions[/surl] from Gamasutra.
[surl=]The History of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum[/surl] – a Spectraspective!
[surl=]GamaSutra Network jobs roundup[/surl], week of August 13.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Cactus Arcade 2.0 released![/surl] It includes a whole bunch of games, inclduing Norrland.
[surl=]The Scourge Project releases a demo[/surl], get your sample third-person shooter here!

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Halo: Reach gives you a $10,000 budget[/surl] in Forge 2.0.
[surl=]LittleBigPlanet 2 beta announced[/surl], will kick off ‘soon’.
[surl=]Batman: The Brave and the Bold on Wii will feature DS connectivity[/surl], the DS able to assist Wii gamers, as Bat-Mite.
[surl=]Pokemon Black/White update[/surl] – more details on the seasons and Pokemon Dream World!
[surl=]PSN version of Castle Crashers is “around” $15[/surl], say the Behemoth.
[surl=]Left 4 Dead 2 will promote homemade campaigns[/surl], featuring a new one every two weeks.
[surl=]Fable III gets a new shiny controller[/surl], based on the crown of Albion.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]PlayStation Around the Web: What we read[/surl], August 15.
[surl=]Follow Friday: Playstation Edition[/surl], in case you wanted more Twitter friends.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]World of Warcraft anounces 24-hour maintenance this week[/surl] for selected realms.
[surl=]GamesCom and Mythic’s Anti-Hype[/surl] …a few thoughts on Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.
[surl=]ArenaNet prepares for PAX and GamesCom[/surl] – expect more Guild Wars.
[surl=]Sony brings Domo to Free Realms[/surl] (lock up your kids!)

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Harvest Moon 64 is not coming to the Virtual Console[/surl], explains Natsume exec.
[surl=]Kojima chats about Castlevania voice casting[/surl] and a possible Peace Walker sequel.
[surl=]X-COM creator on XCOM[/surl] and what he’d do differently.
[surl=]Sonic Colors is intended for children[/surl], says lead designer.
[surl=]Why there are no ladders in Fallout[/surl], as explained by Todd Howard.
[surl=]John Carmack wants to support current franchises[/surl], says new IPs are unlikely.

A little light reading: Books about games or the industry
[surl=]Fable: The Balverine Order[/surl], which comes with a download code!

An Apple a day: The Mac side of things
[surl=]LEGO Universe closed beta now on Mac[/surl] so you can stick things on top of other things.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=]Video game minimalism – in t-shirt form.[/surl]

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=]Mega-Man character collage[/surl] is pretty amazing.
[surl=]Welcome Home[/surl] by FMK is based on the upcoming 3DS release (and not what you’d expect).

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=]GamesCom prepares for their biggest event yet[/surl] – this weekend!
[surl=]GDC Online adds major design talks[/surl] from Carbine, Sony Online, Relic.

[surl=]Is Red Faction: Battlegrounds the series’ arcade title?[/surl]
[surl=]Is Robot Entertainment’s PC-only title due for reveal next week?[/surl]
[surl=]What does this leaked achievements list say about Rock Band 3?[/surl]

[surl=]S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2[/surl], for 2012.
[surl=]RAGE will be released in September 2011[/surl] – the 13th in the US, 16th in Europe.


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