The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/09/06/exclusive-bioshock-infinite-screens.aspx]BioShock Infinite screens[/surl] include the first in-game shots of the Handyman.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/here-s-the-xbox-360-plants-vs-zombies-launch-trailer-183264.phtml]Plants vs. Zombies trailer[/surl] is for the Xbox 360 version.
[surl=http://www.gametrailers.com/video/pax-10-donkey-kong/704115]Donkey Kong Country Returns footage[/surl] shows the mine cart.
[surl=http://www.gamespot.com/wii/action/batmanthebraveandtheboldthevideogame/video/6275350/batman-the-brave-and-the-bold–the-videogame–aquaman-calls-in-the-sea-]Batman: The Brave and the Bold videos[/surl] include Aquaman!
[surl=http://www.gamingnexus.com/FullNews/EVE-Online-introduces-new-trailer-alongside-sweepstakes/Item19480.aspx]EVE Online trailer[/surl] is alongside new sweepstakes news.
[surl=http://www.thatvideogameblog.com/2010/09/07/brinks-developer-diaries-now-at-5/]Brink developer diary[/surl] brings the total to five.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=http://gamasutra.com/view/news/30281/Analyst_Strong_Multiplayer_Drags_Down_Monthly_NPD_Results.php]Pachter blames online multiplayer[/surl] for a drop in sales over August.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://gamesandbiz.blogspot.com/2010/09/q-interview-with-industry-veteran.html]An interview with industry veteran Morgan Jaffit[/surl], chatting about LA Noire, among other things.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/07/video-street-fighter-4-played-single-handedly/]Street Fighter 4 played single-handedly[/surl], better than I manage with two.
[surl=http://sol.gfxile.net/ddhack/]How to play older Direct Draw games in Windows 7[/surl] – Wing Commander, here I come!
[surl=http://exergamenetwork.blogspot.com/p/exergame-experience-rating-system.html]The Exergame Network releases their experience rating system[/surl], which is fascinating.
[surl=http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2010/09/pax-2010-wrap-up-in-pictures/]PAX 2010 wrap-up[/surl], in pictures from GeekDad.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/09/indie_game_links_surprise_surp.html]Indie Game Links[/surl]: Surprise, Surprise.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/ludum-dare-18-is-over-has-213-free-games-for-you-to-play-183317.phtml]Ludlum Dare 18 is over[/surl], leaving 213 free games for you to play!
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/pax-10-hands-on-with-monaco-183296.phtml]Hands-on with Monaco[/surl], at PAX.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/Announcements-Events/LittleBigPlanet-2-Beta/m-p/11462960#M22300]LittleBigPlanet 2 beta invites[/surl] being sent to “really active” LBP users.
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/09/08/ffxiii_x360_confirmed/]Final Fantasy XIII confirmed for Xbox 360[/surl] – finally!
[surl=http://pc.ign.com/articles/111/1118657p1.html]Mass Effect 2 statistics revealed[/surl] – there are a lot of soldiers.
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5632350/final-fantasy-fighting-game-gets-a-sequel-struck-by-lightning]Final Fantasy fighting game gets a sequel[/surl], struck by lightning.
[surl=http://www.1cpublishing.eu/game/theatre-of-war-3-korea/overview]Theatre of War 2: Korea is now Theatre of War 3: Korea[/surl], for no apparent reason.
[surl=http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=406593]Dead Or Alive 3DS is now Dead Or Alive: Dimensions[/surl], which is original.
[surl=http://www.garry.tv/?p=1940]Garry’s Mod developer shares his thoughts on Mafia II[/surl], thanks Garry!
[surl=http://www.gamerbytes.com/2010/09/dead_rising_case_0_sees_over_3.php]Dead Rising 2: Case Zero sells 300k+ copies in its first week[/surl], suggests paid demos don’t suck.
[surl=http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?type=topnews&link=BWU_090310]Halo: Reach credits will be reset[/surl] when the game is launched.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=http://www.gamerbytes.com/2010/09/gamelofts_dungeon_hunter_sees.php]Dragon Hunter making the jump from iPhone to PSN[/surl], or so we hear.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/free-app-of-the-day-atlantis-legend-of-the-mermaids-183281.phtml]Atlantis: Legend of the Mermaids[/surl] is the free app of the day.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/09/07/playstation-store-update-155/]PlayStation Store Update[/surl], September 7th.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/09/02/playstation-move-bundle-final-retail-unboxing/]”Most” PlayStation Move demos will come to PSN[/surl], sometime after launch.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=263227]Molyneux originally wanted buttons for Kinect[/surl], which would somewhat defeat the purpose.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://au.gamespot.com/news/6275322.html]Microsoft’s game platform director leaves[/surl], heads to Amazon (the company, not the rainforest).

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/707352/Guitar-Hero-Warriors-of-Rock-DJ-Hero-2-Demos-Released-Today.html]Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, DJ Hero 2 demos[/surl] out today!

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.playonline.com/pcd/topics/ff11us/detail/5824/detail.html]Final Fantasy XI gets broad improvements[/surl] with the September version update.
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/pressreleases/62672/The_curse_of_the_Raksha_Temple_coming_soon_to_Runes_ofMagic.php]Runes of Magic calls on players[/surl] to clean up the Raksha Temple.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/09/07/bioware-loses-its-swtor-community-manager/]Star Wars: The Old Republic loses its community manager[/surl] – byebye Sean!
[surl=http://lorebook.lotro.com/wiki/Release_Notes_Volume_3_Book_2_Official]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=http://au.gamespot.com/pc/action/mafia2/news.html?sid=6275340]Mafia II is banned in the United Arab Emirates[/surl], without offering a reason.
[surl=http://gamepolitics.com/2010/09/07/another-mod-criticizes-moh]Canada aren’t fans of Medal of Honor[/surl], either.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/09/08/nomura_new_game_playable/]Nomura’s mystery new game[/surl] will be playable at TGS.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-09-03-ea-partners-david-demartini-interview]Respawn Entertainment is starting at ‘absolute zero'[/surl] with EA Partners.
[surl=http://www.develop-online.net/news/35784/Spector-I-want-to-prove-a-point-with-the-Wii]Warren Spector wants to ‘prove a point'[/surl] with the Wii.
[surl=http://www.1up.com/news/square-enix-devs-discuss-secret]Square Enix are working on a new AAA title[/surl], but won’t tell us just what.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-09-07-total-annihilation-creator-backs-the-pc]Chris Taylor says “PC is where all the opportunity is”[/surl], in case you were wondering.
[surl=http://www.develop-online.net/news/35783/How-Spectors-dire-Disney-meeting-became-Epic]Epic Mickey was nearly a futuristic sci-fi game[/surl], as Warren Spector originally pitched a ‘spiritual successor’ to Deus Ex.

Localisation: Merci!
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/09/07/dead_rising_2_case_0_redated/]Japan to check out Dead Rising 2: Case 0[/surl] starting September 8.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/09/08/pc-shadow-broker-dlc-breaks-bioware-issues-quick-fix/]Mass Effect 2 Shadow Broker DLC for PC is broken[/surl], but quickly fixed.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/article.php?id=19702]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=http://www.geekologie.com/2010/09/another_year_another_lego_nint.php]Lego/Nintendo stop-motion goodness[/surl] – guess the NES game!
[surl=http://www.thetanooki.com/2010/09/07/meta-knights-epic-yarn-patch/]Meta Knight’s Epic Yarn[/surl]… patch.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/09/the-room-newgrounds/]Cult classic The Room has inspired a point-and-click game[/surl], also called The Room.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=http://www.ausgamers.com/news/read/2954620]Transformers: War for Cybertron DLC released[/surl], some of it set inside a Decepticon!
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/09/07/uncharted-2-getting-story-focused-dlc.aspx]Uncharted 2 is getting story-focussed DLC[/surl], which Emily Rose is recording right now.
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/65462]Crackdown 2 Toy Box is fixed[/surl], properly.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/07/resident-evil-5-dlc-is-xbox-live-deal-of-the-week/]Resident Evil 5 DLC[/surl] is Xbox Live Deal of the Week.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=http://gamerscoreblog.com/press/archive/2010/09/07/kz817.aspx]Microsoft plans Halo: Reach launch events[/surl] for Tuesday.

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