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://gaygamer.net/2010/08/video_portal_2_gameplay_will_m.html]Portal 2[/surl], trailer[/surl] introduces Stephen Merchant!
[surl=http://www.thatvideogameblog.com/2010/08/24/brink-predicts-the-end-of-the-genre/]Brink trailer[/surl] predicts the end of the genre.
[surl=http://mmomfg.com/2010/08/24/shaun-white-skateboarding-dev-diary-0824/]Shaun White Skateboarding video[/surl] is full of creative tomatoes.
[surl=http://blogs.sega.com/usa/2010/08/24/vanquish-pre-order-weapons-trailer/]Vanquish trailer[/surl] shows off the pre-order weapons.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/23/get-uncomfortable-with-saw-2-release-date-and-new-art/]Saw II artwork[/surl] accompanies the game’s October release date.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://adage.com/article?article_id=145496]Halo: Reach will be Microsoft’s biggest marketing spend[/surl] ever.
[surl=http://games.venturebeat.com/2010/08/24/gamestop-debuts-a-store-of-the-future-as-online-threat-looms/]GameStop debut ‘store of the future'[/surl] as a response to the online threat.
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2010-08-24-ea-game-budgets-have-peaked]Game budgets have peaked[/surl], says EA’s David DeMartini.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/zombies-and-the-tyrant-were-cut-from-resident-evil-5-182292.phtml]Zombies and the Tyrant were cut from Resident Evil 5[/surl] (amazing what you can learn from books!)

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/game-creation-in-seven-minutes-or-less–182262.phtml]Game creation in seven minutes or less![/surl] – c’mon, it’s easy!
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/08/24/plain-sight-gets-new-update-and-2-sale-on-steam/]Plain Sight gets updated[/surl], and a $2 sale on Steam!
[surl=http://www.tsl-game.com/news.php?paged=2]New chapter of The Silver Lining out in September[/surl], the Activision approved(ish) free King’s Quest game.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://twitter.com/devolverdigital/status/21937269247]Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter heads to XBLA[/surl] next month.
[surl=http://www.relyonhorror.com/latest-news/mortal-kombats-post-launch-plans/]Mortal Kombat’s post-launch plans[/surl]: we has them.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/24/thq-not-worried-about-upsetting-used-game-buyers-with-new-game-b/]THQ aren’t worried about upsetting used game buyers[/surl] by including great new game bonuses.
[surl=http://au.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/haloreach/news.html?sid=6274354]Microsoft are banning Halo: Reach pirates[/surl], those who just couldn’t wait.
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/65293]Third Dr. Who game due August 27[/surl], the good Doctor coming to Wii and DS later.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/pre-order-bonuses-for-naruto-shippuden-are-narutastic-182309.phtml]Naruto Shippuden pre-order bonuses[/surl] are Narutastic.
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/08/25/flying_get/]Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded gets more details[/surl] (thanks, Famitsu!)
[surl=http://forums.elementalgame.com/392088]Elemental Day 0 patch released[/surl] via Impulse.

Not just for calls: iPhone updates, games and releases
[surl=http://www.chipchick.com/2010/08/iphone-pinball-magic-machine.html]Pinball Magic turns your phone into a pinball machine[/surl] – kinda.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://uk.gear.ign.com/articles/111/1115777p1.html]Kinect gets its first crap accessories[/surl], we bet they won’t be the last.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/08/24/coming-to-playstation-plus-discounted-playstation-protection-plan/]Discounted PlayStation Protection Plan[/surl] coming to PlayStation Plus.
[surl=http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/08/24/windows-phone-7-to-do-realtime-phone-to-pc-and-phone-to-console-gaming/]Real-time phone-to-pc / phone-to-console gaming[/surl] with Windows Phone 7.
[surl=http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-08-23/microsoft-will-offer-xbox-360-for-five-more-years.html]3D won’t be mainstream in homes for “two to three years”[/surl], says Microsoft.
[surl=http://www.gamesradar.com/ps3/playstation-3/news/bizarre-ps3-survey-asks-about-your-love-life-what-the-hell-is-sony-working-on/a-20100823155048897021/g-20060314115917309058]Sony wants to know how the PS3 affects your love life[/surl] …no, really. It’s in a survey.
[surl=http://www.mcvuk.com/news/40584/No-voice-control-for-Kinect-launch]Kinect may or may not launch with voice control[/surl] (we’re hearing both sides).

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/08/24/mario-party-team-absorbed-by-nintendo/]Mario Party / Wii Party team members now part of Nintendo[/surl] (honestly, I thought they always were).

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.incgamers.com/News/24795/]Hello Kitty Online launches across North America and Europe[/surl], bringing an awful lot of pink with it.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/08/24/massivelys-community-detective-issue-6-lord-of-the-rings-onl/]Massively’s Community Detective Issue 6[/surl]: Lord of the Rings Online.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=http://www.develop-online.net/news/35686/EA-boss-MOH-wont-submit-to-Taliban-outcry]EA defends Medal of Honor[/surl] amidst Taliban controversy.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/interview/r3oj/vol2/index5.html]Metroid: Other M devs chat to Iwata[/surl] about cutscenes and the gravity suit.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/08/24/taylor-weve-got-a-lot-of-interest-in-a-sequel-to-demigod/]Gas Powered Games chat about a Demigod sequel[/surl], hopefully with better multiplayer.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/08/24/ffxiv-ps3-delay-down-to-memory-says-square-enix/]FFXIV will come to PC before PS3[/surl], due to memory issues (no, really).
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/08/24/THQ-and-used-games-and-gamers.aspx]THQ and used games[/surl] – trying to hate the sin, not the sinner.
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/08/24/gearbox-software-to-show-footage-from-upcoming-games-at-pax-prim/]Gearbox will show “never before seen footage”[/surl] at PAX Prime.
[surl=http://www.callofduty.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=263066&sid=6751e214a9a76e4f0787884ebcbd2611]Call of Duty: Black Ops will support PC modding[/surl] post-launch, to an extent.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/24/torchlight-3-out-before-diablo-3-runic-ceo-hypothesizes/]Runic Games say Torchlight 3 will be out before Diablo 3[/surl]. Big words!
[surl=http://gamasutra.com/view/news/30059/Capcom_Were_Never_Going_To_Have_Another_RE5_Controversy.php]Capcom USA will avoid another RE5 controversy[/surl], they promise.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/08/25/bioshock-infinite-big-daddy-replacement-named-handyman/]BioShock: Infinite’s Big Daddy replacement is the Handyman[/surl] in case you missed it.

A little light reading: Books about games or the industry
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/08/25/next-traviss-gears-novel-hitting-august-31/]New Gears of War novel hits August 31[/surl] by Karen Traviss.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/book-review-udon-s-art-of-capcom-2-182068.phtml]Udon’s Art of Capcom 2[/surl] – a book review!

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2010/08/master-offers-new-locks-with-analog-joystick-controls/]Padlocks with joystick-like controls[/surl] look kinda interesting.
[surl=http://volpinprops.blogspot.com/2010/08/mass-effect-m8-avenger-assault-rifle.html]Mass Effect M8 Avenger[/surl] …replica!

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
[surl=http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=4245]Team Fortress 2 is running the first ever Hat Describing Contest[/surl]! Yippee!

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
[surl=http://fingergaming.com/2010/08/24/league-of-legends-leads-in-first-annual-game-developers-choice-online-awards/]The First Annual Game Developers Choice Online Awards nominees are announced[/surl], and they’re all winners in my eyes!

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://www.sonicstadium.org/blog/2010/08/25/new-2-5d-sonic-project-showcases-mushroom-hill-zone/]Sonic & Knuckles Mushroom Hill Zone[/surl] …lovingly created in 2.5D.
[surl=http://www.capcom-unity.com/jgonzo/blog/2010/08/24/mega_man_vs._street_fighter_part_2:_dhalsims_stage]Mega Man vs. Street Fighter mashup[/surl] – Dhalsim’s Stage.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=http://www.1up.com/do/feature?cId=3181017]Keiji Inafune discusses moving from console to camera[/surl] for Dead Rising Sun.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=http://gaygamer.net/2010/08/mass_effects_shadow_broker_dlc.htmlMass Effect 2’s Lair of the Shadow Broker[/surl], due September 7.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/65287]King’s Quest 1, 2, 3[/surl] in one package at GoG.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/25/direct2drive-sympathizes-with-back-to-school-woes-offers-10-di/]Direct2Drive sympathises with back-to-school woes[/surl], offers discounts!

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=http://irrationalgames.com/insider/irrational-games-at-pax-prime-2010/]Irrational Games will be at PAX Prime 2010[/surl], here’s the details.

RUMOURED:
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=261533]Has This Is Vegas been scrapped?[/surl]
[surl=http://www.gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=134165]Will Sonic Colors feature 2-player simultaneous multiplayer?[/surl]

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