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=]Metroid: Other M commercials[/surl] including live-action!
[surl=]Portal 2 trailers[/surl] “defy physics, drop jaws”.
[surl=]Marvel vs. Capcom 3 footage[/surl] is pretty mesmerising.
[surl=]Metroid: Other M footage[/surl] shows off the bug mini-boss.
[surl=]Arkham City artwork[/surl] gives Harley Quinn a new look.
[surl=]Mega-Man Online trailer[/surl] has a lot of action but not a lot of gameplay.

GamesCom 2010: It’s like E3, but in Europe!
[surl=]A look at Gamescom part one[/surl] and [surl=]part two[/surl], from Massively.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=]Petunia is the most relaxing game ever[/surl], according to Destructoid.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Global games market valued at over $105 billion[/surl] – wow!
[surl=]Best Buy get in on the used game market[/surl], right alongside Target.

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=]Digital Chocolate sues Zynga[/surl] over the Mafia Wars trademark.
[surl=]Stargate Resistance dev team hit with lawsuit[/surl] over the game’s assets.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=–2]Hackers reboot Nintendo’s Virtual Boy[/surl] – the boy that nobody wanted.
[surl=]Vanitas gets a free browser adaptation[/surl] – from Tale of Tales.
[surl=]Chime hits Steam, Sept 6[/surl], and brings with it a Portal-themed level.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Joe Danger patch brings level sharing[/surl], YouTube replays and other stuff.
[surl=]Read the ESRB text for Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage[/surl] and try not to laugh.
[surl=!OpenDocument]Australia’s OFLC rates Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition[/surl], which we’d already heard rumours about.
[surl=]Dead Rising 2 weapons overload[/surl], pew pew!
[surl=]Worms Reloaded demo available now[/surl], as well as the full game via Steam.
[surl=]Valve cut Portal 2 competitive multiplayer[/surl] it was “fun for two seconds,” but “quickly devolves into pure chaos.”
[surl=]Resistance 3 due for launch in 2011[/surl] – you didn’t expect it earlier, did you?

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]PS3 Move Champion pack[/surl] is their first set of cheesy accessories.
[surl=]Kaz Hirai says the PS4 will not be download only[/surl], and that a digital-only future in 10 years is “extreme”.
[surl=]Sony’s UK boss isn’t expecting Move to be a day-one success[/surl], much like EyeToy.
[surl=]Avatar makeovers get ready for Kinect[/surl], make your head smaller.
[surl=]Sony are hopeful the PS3 will repeat the PS2s success[/surl] – if not surpass it.
[surl=]Xbox 360 headset sound quality to improve[/surl] with the next console update.
[surl=]Trophies are not coming to PSP[/surl] – the image was just displaying remote connectivity.

In good company: Business news
[surl=]APB insider details Realtime Worlds woes[/surl], “inside the sausage factory”.
[surl=]Google game boss leaves[/surl], after only four months.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=]Porn.JPG[/surl] isn’t what you think, from Nerf Now!

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
[surl=]DJ Hero 2 songlist revealed[/surl], plus [surl=]name that mix![/surl]

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]Fallen Earth producer chats[/surl] about combat changes.
[surl=]Aion: Assault on Balaurea zone trailer[/surl] accompanies a chat with Chris Hager.
[surl=]Devil in the details of FFXIV’s fatigue[/surl], or so we hear.
[surl=]New LotRO dev diaries[/surl] chat about captains and vaults.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=]Chiptunes for an NES game that never existed[/surl] makes me happy.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Valve cancelled a fairy RPG[/surl] so they could make Left 4 Dead. Allegedly.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=]Shank hit by slow cutscenes on older 360s[/surl], fix for achievement issue coming.

An Apple a day: The Mac side of things
[surl=]Latest Steam survey shows 5% of their audience uses a Mac[/surl], not bad!

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=]Street Fighter Akuma sneakers[/surl] look awesome (and pretty comfy!).

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
[surl=]Super Scribblenauts DSi consoles[/surl] up for grabs at PAX 2010.
[surl=]Join CivAnon[/surl], win big prizes and money!

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
[surl=]DIY Batarang[/surl] (just ask your butler to make you one).

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=]Sega have seen that Sonic fan video[/surl], and they think it’s awesome.

Closed for business: Industry closures / layoffs
[surl=]Ubisoft confirm layoffs at Red Storm studio[/surl], creators of Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=]BioShock 2: Minerva’s Den arrives August 31[/surl].

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=]Microsoft set to present Tokyo Game Show 2010 keynote[/surl], September 16th.

[surl=]Is Rock of the Dead not coming to Wii after all?[/surl]


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