The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/08/moves-hits-wiiware-fantastic-trailer-ensues/]And Yet It Moves trailer[/surl] coincides with the game’s launch on WiiWare!
[surl=http://toucharcade.com/2010/08/24/video-released-for-upcoming-gravbot-by-team-phobic/]GravBot trailer[/surl] is for an upcoming iPhone game from Team Phobic.

GamesCom 2010: It’s like E3, but in Europe!
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5620213/the-best-games-of-gamescom]The Best Games of GamesCom[/surl], as judged by an independent panel of experts.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/08/23/gamescom-attendance-beats-250000-becomes-worlds-largest-games-show/]GamesCom is now the world’s largest game show[/surl], with more than 250,000 attendees.
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/29995/GDC_Europe_2010_Ends_With_Record_Attendance_Confirms_2011_Return.php]GDC Europe 2010 ends with record attendance[/surl], will return next year same time / same place.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.mlgpro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=328740&page=24]Pro gamers ban new control pad[/surl] – seems it’s just too good.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/pixeljunk-lifelike-ps3-visualizer-promo-coming-to-tgs-181969.phtml]PixelJunk Lifelike will debut at Tokyo Game Show[/surl] next month.
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/08/booster-trooper-continues-maphappy-updates/]Booster Trooper continues “map-happy” updates[/surl] – because new maps are never enough!

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/08/23/motorstorm-3d-rift-comes-to-psn-tomorrow-with-10-tracks/]MotorStorm: 3D Rift revealed[/surl], and it arrives tomorrow!
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/21/demo-for-star-wars-the-force-unleashed-2-unchained-before-game/]Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 will get a demo[/surl] before the game’s release.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/08/20/hoard-coming-to-pax-four-player-co-op-confirmed/]Hoard is coming to PAX[/surl], and bringing 4-player online/offline co-op.
[surl=http://store.steampowered.com/news/4238/]Alien Swarm gets new game mode[/surl] and new difficulty levels, and a partridge in a pear tree.
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5617364/we-get-a-surprise-deathspank-sequel-next-month]DeathSpank sequel coming![/surl] It’s called Thongs of Virtue!
[surl=http://blogs.sega.com/europe/2010/08/23/vanquish-demo-coming-your-way/]Vanquish demo coming your way[/surl] (duck!)
[surl=http://hudsonentertainment.com/user/gamedetail.php?x_eq=DECA_SPORTS_FREEDOM|PLBHS-JVcCMaMqZWBWpQT9jLBHQ9bKCza-dzXW-SbC]Adidas teams up with Deca Sports Freedom[/surl], which uses Kinect.
[surl=http://www.uberent.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2026]Uber tweaks Monday Night Combat[/surl] (not enough to bump it to Tuesday).
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/23/forza-3-ultimate-collection-rated-by-oflc/]Australia’s Classification Board outs Forza 4 Ultimate Collection[/surl] with a G rating.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/08/23/coming-tuesday-to-psn-press-your-luck-for-ps3/]Press Your Luck is coming to PSN[/surl], based on the classic 80s game show.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
[surl=http://toucharcade.com/2010/08/24/first-impressions-of-a-skeleton-story-%E2%80%93-better-off-dead/]A Skeleton Story – first impressions[/surl]… is it better off dead?
[surl=http://fingergaming.com/2010/08/23/top-iphone-game-apps-discounted-nfl-2011-beats-eas-madden-nfl-2011/]Top iPhone Game Apps[/surl]: Discounted NFL 2011 beats Madden 2011.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://games.venturebeat.com/2010/08/23/lifting-the-veil-on-the-hybrid-processor-graphics-chip-in-the-new-xbox-360/]Xbox 360 Slim’s combined CPU/GPU chip[/surl] shown in some detail.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/08/22/amazon-discontinues-xbox-live-sales/]Amazon is no longer selling Xbox Live Arcade games[/surl], but GameStop is.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/31033]Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – A Real Life Comparison[/surl].

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/707058/Rock-Band-Network-20-Details-Revealed.html]Rock Band Network 2.0 details[/surl] will arrive with Rock Band 3.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/23/atari-and-cryptic-teaming-up-on-new-neverwinter-rpg/]Neverwinter is an online RPG[/surl], set in – you guessed it – Neverwinter.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/08/23/massively-exclusive-jack-emmert-speaks-about-neverwinter-and-a/]Massively chatted to Jack Emmert[/surl] about the new game.
[surl=http://twitter.com/FF_XIV_EN/statuses/21899401916]FFXIV open beta kicks off in September[/surl] after the closed beta wraps up this week.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=http://www.gamemusic.net/interview.php?id=43]Kevin Riepl chats about Crackdown 2[/surl], specifically the soundtrack.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20100822/tuk-fox-urges-ban-on-taliban-video-game-6323e80.html]UK Politician ‘shocked’ by Medal of Honor[/surl], urging retailers not to sell it.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-08-23-dcms-backs-ratings-system-in-moh-row]UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport is distancing themselves[/surl] from the statement.
[surl=http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=it&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http://corrierefiorentino.corriere.it/firenze/notizie/cronaca/2010/20-agosto-2010/playstation-gioca-col-palio-siena-sequestrate-gioco-1703610965912.shtml&sl=it&tl=en]Gran Turismo 5 uses an Italian Plaza[/surl], and that upsets some people.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/08/23/starcraft-2-heart-of-the-swarm-update/]Blizzard focus their attentions on Heart of the Swarm[/surl], now that Wings of Liberty is out of the way.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-08-23-ea-in-talks-with-valve-to-sign-portal-2]Portal 2 is still without a publisher[/surl], but is in talks with EA.
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2010-08-23-sony-looking-at-online-pass-equivalent-for-first-party-titles]Sony are considering an Online Pass equivalent[/surl] for their first-party titles.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-08-23-ea-were-not-toning-down-suda51]EA chat about new Suda51 game[/surl] but remain pretty vague.
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5619049/the-force-unleashed-iis-wii-version-adds-more-jedi-powers]Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II on Wii is a ‘companion game'[/surl], or so we hear.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/08/23/beta-feedback-how-you-helped-shape-medal-of-honors-multiplayer/]Medal of Honor is in for a major graphic overhaul[/surl], thanks to beta feedback.

A little light reading: Books about games or the industry
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/book-review-street-fighter-world-warrior-encyclopedia-181431.phtml]Street Fighter World Warrior Encyclopedia[/surl] will give you a better understanding of your brawlers.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://cgi.ebay.com/Ghosts-N-Goblins-Nintendo-NES-NEW-SEALED-MINT-VGA-85-/150479405290?pt=Video_Games_Games]Sealed Ghosts N Goblins NES cartridge[/surl] – $5,000 and counting.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/24/your-voice-could-be-in-gun-locos-music/]Your voice could be in Gun Loco’s music[/surl] – you lame katana aficionado!

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/08/23/pokemon_black_white_preorders/]Pokemon Black and White have gone platinum[/surl] despite not actually being released yet.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://technabob.com/blog/2010/08/23/fallout-3-weapon-replicas/]Fallout 3 weapon replicas[/surl] would probably cause drama at an airport.
[surl=http://www.flickr.com/photos/billyalt/4915642460/lightbox/]Shroomy Shore[/surl] appears to be an actual photograph.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/don-t-do-it-dude-182181.phtml]Don’t do it, dude![/surl] …just don’t.

Sweet Tweets: News in 140ch
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/08/24/nomura_worthless_announcements/]Tetsuya Nomura is confusing[/surl], teasing TGS goods and editing the Re:Coded trailer.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=http://mmomfg.com/2010/08/23/mass-effect-liara-dlc-0823/]Mass Effect 2 DLC stars Liara[/surl], makes September pretty awesome.
[surl=http://gamerscoreblog.com/press/archive/2010/08/23/cd486.aspx]Crackdown 2 gets a Toy Box[/surl] add-on, including 10 new achievements.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/08/chiptune_showcase_at_pax_2010.php]PAX 2010: Chiptune Showcase[/surl] …drool, drool.
[surl=http://fingergaming.com/2010/08/23/gdc-online-reveals-host-of-iphone-ipad-summit-lectures/]GDC Online reveals iPhone / iPad summit lectures[/surl] (that’s the one that used to be GDC Austin).

RUMOURED:
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/08/23/first-sign-of-valkyria-chronicles-3/]Is Valkyria Chronicles 3 coming?[/surl]

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