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=http://www.vg247.com/2010/09/10/new-shogun-2-screens-show-map-overviews-volcanoes-fighting/]Shogun 2 screens[/surl] show map overviews, volcanoes, fighting… cherry blossoms!
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/09/10/portal-2-trailer-explores-the-concept-of-robot-companionship/]Portal 2 trailer[/surl] explores the concept of robot companionship.
[surl=http://www.gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=135894]Ivy the Kiwi? gameplay videos[/surl] are packed with power.
[surl=http://gaygamer.net/2010/09/video_dead_space_2_multiplayer.html]Dead Space 2 multiplayer trailer[/surl] is a bit spooky, a bit spacey and slow.
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/09/10/lord-of-the-rings-online-launches-free-to-play-era-with-funny-tv/]Lord of the Rings Online commercial[/surl] launches the free-to-play era.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/catherine-shows-off-pictures-of-katherine-scary-hands-183604.phtml]Catherine screenshots[/surl] show off Katherine (confusingly), and some scary hands.

For a good cause: Gamers for Charity
[surl=http://www.gamepolitics.com/2010/09/10/gow-3-contest-raises-150k-child%E2%80%99s-play]Gears of War contest raises US$150k[/surl] for Child’s Play.
[surl=http://www.telltalegames.com/community/blogs/id-665]Telltale’s Great Adventure Bundle 2010[/surl] extended until Friday.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=http://www.gametrailers.com/video/episode-131-pach-attack/704384]Pach-Attack 131[/surl] – PAX Panel Part II.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/talking-sound-with-astro-183667.phtml]Talking sound with Astro[/surl].

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=http://www.theesa.com/newsroom/release_detail.asp?releaseID=117]ESA files brief in upcoming US Supreme Court case[/surl] in California.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/09/xbox-live-indie-games-releases-september-11-2010/]Xbox Live Indie Games Releases[/surl]: September 11, 2010.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/independent-gaming-at-pax-10–183688.phtml]Independent gaming at PAX 2010[/surl] at Destructoid.
[surl=http://twitpic.com/2n90a2]Super Meat Boy tshirts coming to 360 avatars[/surl] (Where’s my human version?)
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/09/pax-10-indie-showcase-winner-shibuya-app-store-droid-version-planned/]Shibuya wins PAX 10 Indie Showcase, comes to App Store[/surl]… and a Droid version’s in the works!
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/09/interview_danny_baranowsky_jor.html]Super Meat Boy interview[/surl] with Danny Baranowsky and Jordan Fehr.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/spend-the-weekend-stealing-cash-in-money-thief-183618.phtml]Money Thief[/surl] – do as we say, not as we do.
[surl=http://www.crypticcomet.com/blog/?p=461]Six Gun Saga announced[/surl], from the guy behind Solium Infernum and Armageddon Empires.
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/09/something_for_the_weekend_indi.html]Indie releases and trailers[/surl]: Something for the weekend.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://irrationalgames.com/insider/ten-things-you-should-know-about-bioshock-infinite-day-1/]BioShock Infinite gameplay trailer is coming[/surl], September 22.
[surl=http://maddennfl.easports.com/news.action?newsId=Week1RosterUpdate]EA launches Madden NFL 11 Week One roster update[/surl], for those people who are into it.
[surl=http://us.blizzard.com/diablo3/world/systems/health.xml]Diablo III reveal new health system update[/surl], and decorate it with some new screens.
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/09/10/spider-man-shattered-dimensions-for-pc-coming-later-this-year/]Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions headed to PC[/surl] by the end of the year.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/09/10/littlebigplanet-2-beta-update-featurettes-pax-2010-wrap-up-lbp-on-twitter/]LittleBigPlanet 2 beta staying in Europe a little while longer[/surl] before coming to the US.
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/09/10/the-haunted-hells-reach-coming-in-2011/]The Haunted: Hell’s Reach is coming[/surl] in 2011.
[surl=http://www.1up.com/news/section-8-sequel-coming-2011]Section 8 sequel coming[/surl] next year.
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/09/10/dead-meets-lead-announced/]Dead Meets Lead announced[/surl], from Sweden.
[surl=http://www.mcvuk.com/news/40797/Can-multiplayer-stem-pre-owned]Black Ops multiplayer is free[/surl], and will always be free.
[surl=http://www.gameservers.com/blackops/?curr_type=usd]BUT all of the COD:BO servers are exclusive to GameServers[/surl] and [i]they[/i] may charge you.
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/09/10/z-h-p-unlosing-ranger-vs-darkdeath-evilman-dated/]Z.H.P.: Unlosing Ranger Vs Darkdeath Evilman Dated[/surl] – looks as odd as you’d expect.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=http://www.slidetoplay.com/story/chuchu-rocket-hands-on-preview]Chu Chu Rocket is coming to iOS[/surl] – woot!
[surl=http://www.1up.com/news/rage-coming-android-phones]RAGE may be coming to Android phones[/surl], thanks to a job posting from id.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/free-app-of-the-day-zombie-flick-183605.phtml]Zombie Flick[/surl] has one of the best names I’ve ever seen.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/09/12/playstation-around-the-web-what-we-read-115/]PlayStation: Around The Web[/surl] – what we read.
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/09/12/kevin-butler-vs-kinect-round-24.aspx]Kevin Butler vs. Kinect, Round 24[/surl] (yay! buttons!)

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.develop-online.net/news/35816/PopCap-rejected-Microsoft-acquisition-offer]PopCap brushed off a US$5 million buyout bid[/surl], from Microsoft.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/09/geek-and-gamer-girls/]Geek and Gamer Girls[/surl] is pretty accurate, y’know.

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
[surl=http://www.gametrailers.com/video/megadeths-dave-guitar-hero/704361]Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock – the Dave Mustaine interview[/surl].

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.ffxivcore.com/topic/16222-end-of-open-beta-new-patch-world-status-wiki/]Final Fantasy XIV open beta to end[/surl] September 19th.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/09/10/pax-2010-your-questions-answered-by-swtors-blaine-christine/]Your Star Wars: The Old Republic questions answered[/surl] by Blaine Christine.
[surl=http://boards.lineage2.com/showthread.php?t=210715]Lineage II becomes one with the servers[/surl] – by which we mean they’ve all merged.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/09/10/this-week-on-the-mmo-report/]The MMO Report[/surl] – FFXIV, The Old Republic, EVE Online…
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/09/10/swtor-announces-han-solos-future-home-as-a-playable-planet/]SW:TOR announces Han Solo’s future home will be playable[/surl] (that’s Corellia, btw).

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.pcgamer.com/2010/09/10/interview-valve-on-their-insane-portal-2-ideas/]Valve: There was a Portal 2 without Portals[/surl] (insert obvious “…is a lie” comment here).
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/09/09/taito_download_system/]Taito reveal new digital distributed arcade cabinet[/surl] – but it’s not likely to leave Japan.

A little light reading: Books about games or the industry
[surl=http://www.l4d.com/blog/post.php?id=4341]Left 4 Dead: The Sacrifice[/surl] is an online comic, starting this week.

An Apple a day: The Mac side of things
[surl=http://www.facebook.com/notes/rockstar-games/asked-answered-red-dead-downloadable-content-soundtrack-classic-gtas-on-mac-the-/494312798974]GTA ‘trilogy’ headed to Mac[/surl], according to Rockstar (who should know).

Just Cos(play): As if you need a reason to dress up?
[surl=http://unrealitymag.com/index.php/2010/09/09/the-best-and-worst-of-street-fighter-cosplay/]The Best (and worst) of Street Fighter cosplay[/surl].

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://agentscarlet.deviantart.com/art/Nintendo-Punk-Wallpaper-129394965]Pretty in Punk[/surl] Princess Peach, Samus and Zelda reimagined.

Advertising: They want you to buy stuff
[surl=http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/3132595/Jedwad-land-250k-Nintendo-advertisting-deal.html]Jedward lands a new Nintendo ad campaign[/surl] (don’t know who they are? lucky you!)

RUMOURED:
[surl=http://play.tm/news/31800/rumour-bioware-is-working-on-unannounced-handheld-title/]Is BioWare working on a handheld game?[/surl]
[surl=http://www.walmart.com/ip/ICO-Shadow-of-the-Colossus-PS3-PlayStation-3/15061046]Are ICO and Shadow of the Colossus PS3-bound?[/surl]
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/09/spelunkys-explorer-latest-super-meat-boy-unlockable-character-pax/]Is Spelunky in Super Meat Boy?[/surl]
[surl=http://www.capcom-unity.com/jgonzo/blog/2010/09/10/dead_rising_2s_tape_it_or_die_site_surprise_reveal]Is that a blurry Frank West in Dead Rising 2?[/surl]
[surl=http://www.walmart.com/ip/MAG-2-PS3-PlayStation-3/14669228#ProductDetail]Is MAG 2 incoming for PS3?[/surl]

DELAYED:
[surl=http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/111/1119629p1.html]Michael Jackson: The Experience[/surl] for PS3/Xbox 360 (Wii still on track).

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