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=]Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions trailer[/surl] is disappointing a few gamers.
[surl=]Brink dev diary trailer[/surl] gets all arty.

Tokyo Game Show 2010: It’s like E3, but in Japan!
[surl=]Sega, Konami, Level-5 and Tecmo-Koei share their TGS lineups[/surl], including a playable Ni no Kuni!

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Understanding the cycle of violent video game stories[/surl] – they cycle and peak at the same times each year.
[surl=]UNICO crows about ruining Mafia II party[/surl], but it actually didn’t.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Super Meat Boy is coming to Xbox Live[/surl] in October.
[surl=]Recettear announced for Steam[/surl], complete with pre-order discount.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Ubisoft tease something[/surl] with film poster adaptations.
[surl=]Castle Crashers on PSN[/surl]… any minute now.
[surl=]Blood Bowl Legendary Edition adds the Khemri team[/surl], who are undead skeletons.
[surl=]Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories to shake its way to PS3[/surl], including Move controls.
[surl=]Battle vs. Chess to be released September 28[/surl] from Southpeak Games.
[surl=]Puzzle Quest 2 embarks on a journey[/surl] to the PSP, later this year.
[surl=]R.U.S.E. demo hits PSN today[/surl], with some details about Move.
[surl=]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=]Dodonpachi Resurrection has 30,000 downloads in 4 days[/surl] (pew! pew!)
[surl=]Free App of the day: Spark it Up[/surl] – it’s not about smoking.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]Xbox Live Arcade Game Feast![/surl] coming soon.
[surl=]Kinect is as fast as “pushing a button”[/surl], say Microsoft.
[surl=]PlayStation Store Update[/surl], August 31.
[surl=]New Xbox 360 wireless controller[/surl] features that tricky transforming d-pad.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=–181778.phtml]The ten worst videogame haircuts EVER[/surl].
[surl=]Love Press++ is a Wii balance board-supported massage game[/surl] (only in Japan).

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]TERA’s Patrick Wyatt chats[/surl] about lag, security and that M-rating.
[surl=]World of Tanks: First Phase closed beta complete![/surl] More than 70,000 players spent 3.2 hours a day ‘testing’ the game!
[surl=]Champions Online goes free to play[/surl] …for a week.
[surl=]Making of Eorzea chats to Nobuo Uematsu[/surl], the Final Fantasy XIV composer.
[surl=]Guild Wars passes $6.5 million[/surl], and GW2 will be released “when it’s done”.
[surl=]Final Fantasy XIV open beta postponed[/surl] until further notice.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=]New Zealand has issues with Medal of Honor now, too[/surl] (bandwagon!)

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Ubisoft say that only Triple A games are profitable[/surl], which is a sad thing.
[surl=]Peter Moore defends Online Pass[/surl], chats about massive online play for future EA games.
[surl=]Twisted Pixel at PAX[/surl]: Ukulele performances, prizes, you name it.

An Apple a day: The Mac side of things
[surl=]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=]God of War speed painting[/surl] from Doom CMYK.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=]BioShock movie is still “actively” being worked on[/surl], explains Ken Levine.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=]DragonCon 2010: MMO Track Listing[/surl], as explained by Massively.
[surl=]San Francisco: Solve Professor Layton’s puzzles[/surl] …or die!


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