The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://gaygamer.net/2010/08/video_spiderman_shattered_dime_1.html]Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions trailer[/surl] is disappointing a few gamers.
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/65377]Brink dev diary trailer[/surl] gets all arty.

Tokyo Game Show 2010: It’s like E3, but in Japan!
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/31/sega-konami-level-5-and-tecmo-koei-share-tgs-lineups/]Sega, Konami, Level-5 and Tecmo-Koei share their TGS lineups[/surl], including a playable Ni no Kuni!

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.gamepolitics.com/2010/08/31/understanding-cycle-violent-videogame-stories]Understanding the cycle of violent video game stories[/surl] – they cycle and peak at the same times each year.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/unico-touts-it-ruins-mafia-ii-party-doesn-t-really-182860.phtml]UNICO crows about ruining Mafia II party[/surl], but it actually didn’t.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.supermeatboy.com/33/It_s_Official_/#b]Super Meat Boy is coming to Xbox Live[/surl] in October.
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/08/recettear-redux-steam-version-announced-preorder-discount/]Recettear announced for Steam[/surl], complete with pre-order discount.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/ubisoft-teasing-something-with-film-poster-knock-offs-182869.phtml]Ubisoft tease something[/surl] with film poster adaptations.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/08/31/castle-crashers-on-psn-any-minute-now/]Castle Crashers on PSN[/surl]… any minute now.
[surl=http://www.bloodbowl-game.com/index.php?rub=news-info&id=184]Blood Bowl Legendary Edition adds the Khemri team[/surl], who are undead skeletons.
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/08/31/disaster-report-4-summer-memories-shakes-its-way-to-ps3-with-playstation-move-controls/]Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories to shake its way to PS3[/surl], including Move controls.
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/08/31/battle-vs-chess-to-be-released-september-28/]Battle vs. Chess to be released September 28[/surl] from Southpeak Games.
[surl=http://psp.ign.com/articles/111/1117106p1.html]Puzzle Quest 2 embarks on a journey[/surl] to the PSP, later this year.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/08/31/r-u-s-e-demo-hits-psn-today-playstation-move-details/]R.U.S.E. demo hits PSN today[/surl], with some details about Move.
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/08/31/white-knight-chronicles-episode-portable-dogma-wars-coming-to-psp-next-year/]White Knight Chronicles Episode.Portable: Dogma Wars has a long title[/surl], is coming to PSP next year.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/dodonpachi-resurrection-on-the-iphone-30k-in-4-days-182812.phtml]Dodonpachi Resurrection has 30,000 downloads in 4 days[/surl] (pew! pew!)
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/free-app-of-the-day-spark-it-up-182827.phtml]Free App of the day: Spark it Up[/surl] – it’s not about smoking.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://majornelson.com/archive/2010/08/31/coming-soon-to-the-xbox-live-marketplace-aug-31.aspx]Xbox Live Arcade Game Feast![/surl] coming soon.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=262326]Kinect is as fast as “pushing a button”[/surl], say Microsoft.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/08/31/playstation-store-update-154/]PlayStation Store Update[/surl], August 31.
[surl=http://majornelson.com/archive/2010/08/31/new-xbox-360-wireless-controller-featuring-a-transforming-d-pad.aspx]New Xbox 360 wireless controller[/surl] features that tricky transforming d-pad.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/the-ten-worst-videogame-haircuts-ever–181778.phtml]The ten worst videogame haircuts EVER[/surl].
[surl=http://tinycartridge.com/post/1037904038/love-press-massage-for-your-truelove-a-real]Love Press++ is a Wii balance board-supported massage game[/surl] (only in Japan).

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.terahispano.com/joomla/foro/48-terahispano-noticias-de-la-comunidad/6791-patrick-wyatt-on-terahispanocom]TERA’s Patrick Wyatt chats[/surl] about lag, security and that M-rating.
[surl=http://www.gamingnexus.com/FullNews/First-phase-of-World-of-Tanks-closed-beta-complete/Item19376.aspx]World of Tanks: First Phase closed beta complete![/surl] More than 70,000 players spent 3.2 hours a day ‘testing’ the game!
[surl=http://www.champions-online.com/play_free]Champions Online goes free to play[/surl] …for a week.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/08/31/new-making-of-eorzea-video-sits-down-with-final-fantasy-xivs-co/]Making of Eorzea chats to Nobuo Uematsu[/surl], the Final Fantasy XIV composer.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/31/guild-wars-surpasses-6-5-million-sales-sequel-will-be-released/]Guild Wars passes $6.5 million[/surl], and GW2 will be released “when it’s done”.
[surl=http://entry.ffxiv.com/na/index.html]Final Fantasy XIV open beta postponed[/surl] until further notice.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox/games/160752.Medal-of-Honor/news/135524.20100827.New-Zealand-minister-condemns-MOH/]New Zealand has issues with Medal of Honor now, too[/surl] (bandwagon!)

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2010-08-31-corre-gamer-interview]Ubisoft say that only Triple A games are profitable[/surl], which is a sad thing.
[surl=http://www.next-gen.biz/news/ea-defends-online-pass]Peter Moore defends Online Pass[/surl], chats about massive online play for future EA games.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/twisted-pixel-at-pax-ukulele-performances-prizes-more-182859.phtml]Twisted Pixel at PAX[/surl]: Ukulele performances, prizes, you name it.

An Apple a day: The Mac side of things
[surl=http://twitter.com/biofeed/statuses/22627385362]Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening available on Mac[/surl], as long as you have a Mac copy of the original.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://blog.gamefreaks.co.nz/post/1045099998]God of War speed painting[/surl] from Doom CMYK.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=http://1067thefandc.cbslocal.com/2010/08/30/chad-dukes-interviews-ken-levine/]BioShock movie is still “actively” being worked on[/surl], explains Ken Levine.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/08/31/dragoncon-2010-mmo-track-listing/]DragonCon 2010: MMO Track Listing[/surl], as explained by Massively.
[surl=http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20100831005596/en]San Francisco: Solve Professor Layton’s puzzles[/surl] …or die!

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