The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=]Shogun 2 screens[/surl] show map overviews, volcanoes, fighting… cherry blossoms!
[surl=]Portal 2 trailer[/surl] explores the concept of robot companionship.
[surl=]Ivy the Kiwi? gameplay videos[/surl] are packed with power.
[surl=]Dead Space 2 multiplayer trailer[/surl] is a bit spooky, a bit spacey and slow.
[surl=]Lord of the Rings Online commercial[/surl] launches the free-to-play era.
[surl=]Catherine screenshots[/surl] show off Katherine (confusingly), and some scary hands.

For a good cause: Gamers for Charity
[surl=]Gears of War contest raises US$150k[/surl] for Child’s Play.
[surl=]Telltale’s Great Adventure Bundle 2010[/surl] extended until Friday.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=]Pach-Attack 131[/surl] – PAX Panel Part II.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
[surl=]Talking sound with Astro[/surl].

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=]ESA files brief in upcoming US Supreme Court case[/surl] in California.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Xbox Live Indie Games Releases[/surl]: September 11, 2010.
[surl=–183688.phtml]Independent gaming at PAX 2010[/surl] at Destructoid.
[surl=]Super Meat Boy tshirts coming to 360 avatars[/surl] (Where’s my human version?)
[surl=]Shibuya wins PAX 10 Indie Showcase, comes to App Store[/surl]… and a Droid version’s in the works!
[surl=]Super Meat Boy interview[/surl] with Danny Baranowsky and Jordan Fehr.
[surl=]Money Thief[/surl] – do as we say, not as we do.
[surl=]Six Gun Saga announced[/surl], from the guy behind Solium Infernum and Armageddon Empires.
[surl=]Indie releases and trailers[/surl]: Something for the weekend.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]BioShock Infinite gameplay trailer is coming[/surl], September 22.
[surl=]EA launches Madden NFL 11 Week One roster update[/surl], for those people who are into it.
[surl=]Diablo III reveal new health system update[/surl], and decorate it with some new screens.
[surl=]Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions headed to PC[/surl] by the end of the year.
[surl=]LittleBigPlanet 2 beta staying in Europe a little while longer[/surl] before coming to the US.
[surl=]The Haunted: Hell’s Reach is coming[/surl] in 2011.
[surl=]Section 8 sequel coming[/surl] next year.
[surl=]Dead Meets Lead announced[/surl], from Sweden.
[surl=]Black Ops multiplayer is free[/surl], and will always be free.
[surl=]BUT all of the COD:BO servers are exclusive to GameServers[/surl] and [i]they[/i] may charge you.
[surl=]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=]Chu Chu Rocket is coming to iOS[/surl] – woot!
[surl=]RAGE may be coming to Android phones[/surl], thanks to a job posting from id.
[surl=]Zombie Flick[/surl] has one of the best names I’ve ever seen.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]PlayStation: Around The Web[/surl] – what we read.
[surl=]Kevin Butler vs. Kinect, Round 24[/surl] (yay! buttons!)

In good company: Business news
[surl=]PopCap brushed off a US$5 million buyout bid[/surl], from Microsoft.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=]Geek and Gamer Girls[/surl] is pretty accurate, y’know.

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
[surl=]Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock – the Dave Mustaine interview[/surl].

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]Final Fantasy XIV open beta to end[/surl] September 19th.
[surl=]Your Star Wars: The Old Republic questions answered[/surl] by Blaine Christine.
[surl=]Lineage II becomes one with the servers[/surl] – by which we mean they’ve all merged.
[surl=]The MMO Report[/surl] – FFXIV, The Old Republic, EVE Online…
[surl=]SW:TOR announces Han Solo’s future home will be playable[/surl] (that’s Corellia, btw).

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Valve: There was a Portal 2 without Portals[/surl] (insert obvious “…is a lie” comment here).
[surl=]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=]Left 4 Dead: The Sacrifice[/surl] is an online comic, starting this week.

An Apple a day: The Mac side of things
[surl=]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=]The Best (and worst) of Street Fighter cosplay[/surl].

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=]Pretty in Punk[/surl] Princess Peach, Samus and Zelda reimagined.

Advertising: They want you to buy stuff
[surl=]Jedward lands a new Nintendo ad campaign[/surl] (don’t know who they are? lucky you!)

[surl=]Is BioWare working on a handheld game?[/surl]
[surl=]Are ICO and Shadow of the Colossus PS3-bound?[/surl]
[surl=]Is Spelunky in Super Meat Boy?[/surl]
[surl=]Is that a blurry Frank West in Dead Rising 2?[/surl]
[surl=]Is MAG 2 incoming for PS3?[/surl]

[surl=]Michael Jackson: The Experience[/surl] for PS3/Xbox 360 (Wii still on track).


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