The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=]End of Nations footage[/surl] gives us a look at PvP.
[surl=]Rift: Planes of Telara trailer[/surl] brings forth the Guardians.
[surl=]Epic Mickey footage[/surl] gets better and better.
[surl=]Dead Space 2 trailer[/surl] dismembers and decapitates.
[surl=]Warhammer 40k trailer[/surl] introduces the Imperium of Man.
[surl=]The Witcher 2 trailer[/surl] is a quick look.
[surl=]Metroid: Other M teaser[/surl] is part of the love and marketing hype for the game.

GamesCom 2010: It’s like E3, but in Europe!
[surl=]Killzone 3 video interview[/surl] with Steven Ter Heide.
[surl=]Move beats Kinect to major award[/surl], the console wars are over (obviously).
[surl=]Crusader Kings 2 has been announced[/surl], another historical grand strategy.
[surl=]Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter?[/surl] MK dev says it’s ‘inevitable’.
[surl=]Irrational won’t guarantee multiplayer in BioShock Infinite[/surl], but also won’t rule it out completely.
[surl=]PlayStation Recap[/surl] gamescom 2010 as it happened.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Only 10% of Joe Danger players have actually finished it[/surl].
[surl=]This week in videogame blogging[/surl]: August 22nd (been a while)
[surl=]Gamasutra Network jobs[/surl], week of August 20.
[surl=]EA expected mediocre review scores for APB[/surl], and they feel bad for Realtime Worlds.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]SolarStruggle: Struggling to Care[/surl] is a less-than-glowing review.
[surl=]Buy Clover: A Curious Tale on Xbox Live[/surl] and Help a War Child.
[surl=]Lifecraft: Zero[/surl] is a browser game pick.
[surl=]Increpare needs your help![/surl]

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Saints Row 3 to feature auction winner CheapyD[/surl], and the money goes to charity.
[surl=–evil-2-must-be-perfect]Beyond Good and Evil 2 is still not dead[/surl], with the devs trying to make it perfect.
[surl=]Shank will feature costumes[/surl] to complement your chainsaw.
[surl=]Vanquish demo due for September[/surl], and will be playable at Tokyo Game Show.
[surl=]New GoldenEye 007 character models revealed[/surl], a little different to how they were before.
[surl=]Little Big Planet on PSP would be “cool”[/surl], says Media Molecule.
[surl=]Mafia II song list revealed[/surl] – and it’s a pretty snazzy thing.
[surl=]DJ Hero 2 to arrive in October[/surl] – 19th in the US.
[surl=]Castle Crashers hits PSN August 31[/surl], at last!
[surl=]Red Faction: Battlegrounds may be a pre-order bonus[/surl] that you can grab with Armageddon.
[surl=]Last Window: The Secret of Cape West launches Euro site[/surl], full of trailers, screens and art (oh my!)
[surl=]Namco want Enslaved to ‘stand out'[/surl], so they’re spending a bundle on marketing.
[surl=]Halo: Reach will get matchmaking[/surl] in campaign mode.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]PlayStaion Around the Web: What we read[/surl] – August 22.
[surl=]Valve hopes to “make things right” with PS3 owners[/surl], starting with Portal 2.

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Realtime Worlds is rehiring[/surl], planning on finishing Project:MyWorld.

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
[surl=]Over 2,000 Rock Band tracks will be compatible with Pro Drums[/surl] – that’s the entire back catalogue.
[surl=]Harmonix responds to Rock Band 3 set list leaks[/surl] but revealing the entire thing.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]Star Wars: The Old Republic reveals two new starships[/surl] on their official website.
[surl=]This week on the MMO report[/surl] – Age of Empires Online, of course.
[surl=]WoW: Cataclysm will include a mentoring system[/surl], like the one in City of Heroes.
[surl=]Age of Empires Online won’t nickle-and-dime players[/surl], instead putting up “large chunks” of content for purchase.
[surl=]Free-to-Play EverQuest 2 ‘Extended’ launches[/surl], with a few restrictions.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Irrational Games’ latest podcast sheds more light on BioShock Infinite[/surl], discussing the Handyman.
[surl=]Fable III’s online auction house is scrapped[/surl], and we expected nothing less.
[surl=]No Kill tradition continues with Metal Gear Solid: Rising[/surl] for the pacifist who likes a challenge.
[surl=]Runic are “hopeful” Torchlight will be on consoles by the holidays[/surl] – which seems positive.
[surl=]Halo: Reach website allows fans to pay tribute to Noble Team[/surl], goes live next week.
[surl=]Epic Mickey: The Warren Spector interview[/surl] (and isn’t he just adorable?)
[surl=]Spector also explains the removal of ‘Scrapper’ Mickey[/surl] once and for all.

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
[surl=]Zork stained glass window[/surl] (me wantee!)

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=]The Evolution of Mario[/surl] – one Mario from every game he’s appeared in, apparently.
[surl=]The return of the game character gender swap[/surl] makes sense, y’know?
[surl=]Excitebike, come to life[/surl] – 3D pixels!
[surl=]Bike lane goes Mario[/surl], continuing a theme.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=]Star Wars Uncut is a fan-made Star Wars remake[/surl], which uses video game controllers as props.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=]New Left 4 Dead DLC will involve a tough decision[/surl] – there’s a reason it’s called The Sacrifice.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=]PAX 2010 – Full exhibitor list, schedule, floor map[/surl] – better start planning.

[surl=–pc-plans]Will the next Mortal Kombat title come to PC?[/surl]
[surl=]Why wouldn’t Molyneux make Fable 4?[/surl]
[surl=]Is Far Cry 3 in development?[/surl]

[surl=]H.A.W.X. 2[/surl] on all platforms but 360.


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