The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://www.geekologie.com/2010/08/oh_hai_samus_sweet_liveaction.php]Metroid: Other M commercials[/surl] including live-action!
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/25/new-portal-2-trailers-defy-physics-drop-jaws/]Portal 2 trailers[/surl] “defy physics, drop jaws”.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/more-mesmerizing-marvel-vs-capcom-3-footage-182472.phtml]Marvel vs. Capcom 3 footage[/surl] is pretty mesmerising.
[surl=http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=134369]Metroid: Other M footage[/surl] shows off the bug mini-boss.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=261789]Arkham City artwork[/surl] gives Harley Quinn a new look.
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5622317/mega-man-online-trailer-isnt-screwing-around]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=http://www.massively.com/2010/08/24/a-look-at-gamescom-2010-part-one/]A look at Gamescom part one[/surl] and [surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/08/24/a-look-at-gamescom-2010-part-one/]part two[/surl], from Massively.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/rare-breeds-petunia-is-the-most-relaxing-game-ever-182486.phtml]Petunia is the most relaxing game ever[/surl], according to Destructoid.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.mcvuk.com/news/40635/Global-games-market-worth-over-100bn]Global games market valued at over $105 billion[/surl] – wow!
[surl=http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20100826005391/en]Best Buy get in on the used game market[/surl], right alongside Target.

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/08/25/29856.htm]Digital Chocolate sues Zynga[/surl] over the Mafia Wars trademark.
[surl=http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/08/26/29886.htm]Stargate Resistance dev team hit with lawsuit[/surl] over the game’s assets.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.motherboard.tv/2010/8/26/the-boy-that-no-one-wanted-hackers-reboot-nintendo-s-virtual-boy–2]Hackers reboot Nintendo’s Virtual Boy[/surl] – the boy that nobody wanted.
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/08/free-browser-version-vanitas/]Vanitas gets a free browser adaptation[/surl] – from Tale of Tales.
[surl=http://twitter.com/steishere/status/22189868546]Chime hits Steam, Sept 6[/surl], and brings with it a Portal-themed level.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/08/26/joe-danger-the-peoples-patch/]Joe Danger patch brings level sharing[/surl], YouTube replays and other stuff.
[surl=http://www.esrb.org/ratings/synopsis.jsp?Certificate=29645&searchkeyword=]Read the ESRB text for Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage[/surl] and try not to laugh.
[surl=http://www.classification.gov.au/www/cob/find.nsf/5b6ebdff7f5b9a24ca2575ca00062226/56454aac5dbb97e3ca25778a005d9009!OpenDocument]Australia’s OFLC rates Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition[/surl], which we’d already heard rumours about.
[surl=http://www.capcom-unity.com/snow_infernus/blog/2010/08/26/dead_rising_2_weapons_overload]Dead Rising 2 weapons overload[/surl], pew pew!
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/08/26/worms-reloaded-now-available-on-steam-along-with-demo/]Worms Reloaded demo available now[/surl], as well as the full game via Steam.
[surl=http://www.1up.com/news/valve-cut-portal-2-competitive]Valve cut Portal 2 competitive multiplayer[/surl] it was “fun for two seconds,” but “quickly devolves into pure chaos.”
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=261840]Resistance 3 due for launch in 2011[/surl] – you didn’t expect it earlier, did you?

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=83983]PS3 Move Champion pack[/surl] is their first set of cheesy accessories.
[surl=http://www.mcvuk.com/news/40618/Hirai-PS4-not-download-only]Kaz Hirai says the PS4 will not be download only[/surl], and that a digital-only future in 10 years is “extreme”.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-08-26-sonys-ray-maguire-interview?page=1]Sony’s UK boss isn’t expecting Move to be a day-one success[/surl], much like EyeToy.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/26/redesigned-xbox-avatar-appears-ready-to-kinect-with-you/]Avatar makeovers get ready for Kinect[/surl], make your head smaller.
[surl=http://www.mcvuk.com/news/40617/Hirai-PS3-can-beat-PS2]Sony are hopeful the PS3 will repeat the PS2s success[/surl] – if not surpass it.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-08-26-xbox-headset-sound-quality-to-improve]Xbox 360 headset sound quality to improve[/surl] with the next console update.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/08/26/psp-trophies-grab-was-remote-play-for-ps3-says-scee/]Trophies are not coming to PSP[/surl] – the image was just displaying remote connectivity.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.nowgamer.com/news/4109/insider-realtime-worlds-lied-about-apb]APB insider details Realtime Worlds woes[/surl], “inside the sausage factory”.
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2010-08-26-google-gaming-tsar-gone-after-four-months]Google game boss leaves[/surl], after only four months.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=http://nerfnow.com/comic/364]Porn.JPG[/surl] isn’t what you think, from Nerf Now!

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
[surl=http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/hiphopmediatraining/289622/eminem-lady-gaga-lil-wayne-among-105-new-songs-remixed-for-dj-hero-2/]DJ Hero 2 songlist revealed[/surl], plus [surl=http://www.facebook.com/djhero?v=app_113599608694629]name that mix![/surl]

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://forums.fallenearth.com/fallenearth/showthread.php?p=543401#post543401]Fallen Earth producer chats[/surl] about combat changes.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/08/26/aion-assault-on-balaurea-zone-trailer-inggison/]Aion: Assault on Balaurea zone trailer[/surl] accompanies a chat with Chris Hager.
[surl=http://www.ffxivcore.com/topic/12068-balancing-character-growth-in-beta-3/]Devil in the details of FFXIV’s fatigue[/surl], or so we hear.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/08/26/the-further-adventures-of-captain-vault-and-the-amazing-lotro/]New LotRO dev diaries[/surl] chat about captains and vaults.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=http://www.beepcity.com/music/the-birth-liberation-of-chicken-george]Chiptunes for an NES game that never existed[/surl] makes me happy.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.pcgamer.com/2010/08/26/valve-were-making-a-fairy-rpg-before-left-4-dead/]Valve cancelled a fairy RPG[/surl] so they could make Left 4 Dead. Allegedly.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=http://shankgame.com/general/two-things-were-looking-into/]Shank hit by slow cutscenes on older 360s[/surl], fix for achievement issue coming.

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

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://customsnkr.com/diversitile/uncategorized/dawn-of-darkness-dunk-high/]Street Fighter Akuma sneakers[/surl] look awesome (and pretty comfy!).

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5622934/10-fancy-scribblenauts-ds-systems-up-for-grabs-at-pax]Super Scribblenauts DSi consoles[/surl] up for grabs at PAX 2010.
[surl=http://www.facebook.com/CivAnon]Join CivAnon[/surl], win big prizes and money!

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
[surl=http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/08/how-to_snap-action_batarang_prop.html]DIY Batarang[/surl] (just ask your butler to make you one).

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://blogs.sega.com/sonic/2010/08/25/that-mushroom-hill-video/]Sega have seen that Sonic fan video[/surl], and they think it’s awesome.

Closed for business: Industry closures / layoffs
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5622725/layoffs-at-tom-clancy+founded-red-storm-entertainment]Ubisoft confirm layoffs at Red Storm studio[/surl], creators of Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/26/bioshock-2-minervas-den-dlc-hits-ps3-360-aug-31-for-10/]BioShock 2: Minerva’s Den arrives August 31[/surl].

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/08/26/tgs_keynote_microsoft/]Microsoft set to present Tokyo Game Show 2010 keynote[/surl], September 16th.

RUMOURED:
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/26/rock-of-the-dead-now-listed-for-ps3-and-360-with-spinoff-ios-ap/]Is Rock of the Dead not coming to Wii after all?[/surl]

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