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=]BioShock Infinite screens[/surl] include the first in-game shots of the Handyman.
[surl=]Plants vs. Zombies trailer[/surl] is for the Xbox 360 version.
[surl=]Donkey Kong Country Returns footage[/surl] shows the mine cart.
[surl=–the-videogame–aquaman-calls-in-the-sea-]Batman: The Brave and the Bold videos[/surl] include Aquaman!
[surl=]EVE Online trailer[/surl] is alongside new sweepstakes news.
[surl=]Brink developer diary[/surl] brings the total to five.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=]Pachter blames online multiplayer[/surl] for a drop in sales over August.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]An interview with industry veteran Morgan Jaffit[/surl], chatting about LA Noire, among other things.
[surl=]Street Fighter 4 played single-handedly[/surl], better than I manage with two.
[surl=]How to play older Direct Draw games in Windows 7[/surl] – Wing Commander, here I come!
[surl=]The Exergame Network releases their experience rating system[/surl], which is fascinating.
[surl=]PAX 2010 wrap-up[/surl], in pictures from GeekDad.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Indie Game Links[/surl]: Surprise, Surprise.
[surl=]Ludlum Dare 18 is over[/surl], leaving 213 free games for you to play!
[surl=]Hands-on with Monaco[/surl], at PAX.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]LittleBigPlanet 2 beta invites[/surl] being sent to “really active” LBP users.
[surl=]Final Fantasy XIII confirmed for Xbox 360[/surl] – finally!
[surl=]Mass Effect 2 statistics revealed[/surl] – there are a lot of soldiers.
[surl=]Final Fantasy fighting game gets a sequel[/surl], struck by lightning.
[surl=]Theatre of War 2: Korea is now Theatre of War 3: Korea[/surl], for no apparent reason.
[surl=]Dead Or Alive 3DS is now Dead Or Alive: Dimensions[/surl], which is original.
[surl=]Garry’s Mod developer shares his thoughts on Mafia II[/surl], thanks Garry!
[surl=]Dead Rising 2: Case Zero sells 300k+ copies in its first week[/surl], suggests paid demos don’t suck.
[surl=]Halo: Reach credits will be reset[/surl] when the game is launched.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=]Dragon Hunter making the jump from iPhone to PSN[/surl], or so we hear.
[surl=]Atlantis: Legend of the Mermaids[/surl] is the free app of the day.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]PlayStation Store Update[/surl], September 7th.
[surl=]”Most” PlayStation Move demos will come to PSN[/surl], sometime after launch.
[surl=]Molyneux originally wanted buttons for Kinect[/surl], which would somewhat defeat the purpose.

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Microsoft’s game platform director leaves[/surl], heads to Amazon (the company, not the rainforest).

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
[surl=]Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, DJ Hero 2 demos[/surl] out today!

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]Final Fantasy XI gets broad improvements[/surl] with the September version update.
[surl=]Runes of Magic calls on players[/surl] to clean up the Raksha Temple.
[surl=]Star Wars: The Old Republic loses its community manager[/surl] – byebye Sean!
[surl=]Lord of the Rings Online patch notes revealed[/surl] for Volume III, Book 2: The Ride of the Grey Company.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=]Mafia II is banned in the United Arab Emirates[/surl], without offering a reason.
[surl=]Canada aren’t fans of Medal of Honor[/surl], either.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Nomura’s mystery new game[/surl] will be playable at TGS.
[surl=]Respawn Entertainment is starting at ‘absolute zero'[/surl] with EA Partners.
[surl=]Warren Spector wants to ‘prove a point'[/surl] with the Wii.
[surl=]Square Enix are working on a new AAA title[/surl], but won’t tell us just what.
[surl=]Chris Taylor says “PC is where all the opportunity is”[/surl], in case you were wondering.
[surl=]Epic Mickey was nearly a futuristic sci-fi game[/surl], as Warren Spector originally pitched a ‘spiritual successor’ to Deus Ex.

Localisation: Merci!
[surl=]Japan to check out Dead Rising 2: Case 0[/surl] starting September 8.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=]Mass Effect 2 Shadow Broker DLC for PC is broken[/surl], but quickly fixed.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=]Doctor Who’s Sonic Screwdriver as a Wii-mote[/surl]! What more can I say?

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
[surl=]Lego/Nintendo stop-motion goodness[/surl] – guess the NES game!
[surl=]Meta Knight’s Epic Yarn[/surl]… patch.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=]Cult classic The Room has inspired a point-and-click game[/surl], also called The Room.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=]Transformers: War for Cybertron DLC released[/surl], some of it set inside a Decepticon!
[surl=]Uncharted 2 is getting story-focussed DLC[/surl], which Emily Rose is recording right now.
[surl=]Crackdown 2 Toy Box is fixed[/surl], properly.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=]Resident Evil 5 DLC[/surl] is Xbox Live Deal of the Week.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=]Microsoft plans Halo: Reach launch events[/surl] for Tuesday.


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