The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/15/eas-my-garden-blooms-on-3ds/]My Garden media[/surl] is blooming on the 3DS.
[surl=http://www.thatvideogameblog.com/2010/09/15/alice-madness-returns-tgs-trailer-burns/]Alice: Madness Returns trailer[/surl] burnssss.
[surl=http://www.famitsu.com/news/201009/images/00033454/BHc34f16Sl8n1N7LNLyXa721WfCA7khG.html]The Last Guardian images[/surl] are amazing.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/final-fantasy-live-action-trailer-has-hot-japanese-people-183993.phtml]Final Fantasy live-action trailer[/surl] is kinda hot.

Tokyo Game Show 2010: It’s like E3, but in Japan!
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/15/ni-oh-returns-as-team-ninja-collaboration/]Ni-Oh is resurrected[/surl] – as a Team Ninja collaboration.
[surl=http://www.videogamer.com/news/ninja_gaiden_3_revealed.html]Ninja Gaiden 3 announced[/surl] in Tokyo.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/09/browser_game_pick_haiku_hero_p.html]Haiku Hero[/surl] is a browser game pick (and good fun).

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.examiner.com/video-game-in-chicago/base10-the-dsi-and-lefties-left-out]Are left-handed gamers getting left behind?[/surl]
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/09/15/best-selling-mario-game.aspx]25 years of Mario sales[/surl] – which one’s on top?
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5638165/galgun-is-the-xbox-360s-cutest-or-creepiest-japanese-shooter]Gal Gun: Shooting girls with a pheromone shot[/surl]. No, seriously.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
[surl=http://blogs.amd.com/play/2010/09/14/video-driver-updates-made-easy-amd-and-valve-team-up-to-provide-ati-catalyst-updates-on-steam/]Steam will offer automatic driver updates[/surl] for AMD graphic cards.
[surl=http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33968537]…but the Catalyst 10.9 drivers don’t support Windows XP[/surl], so be careful.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/09/sense_of_wonder_night_2010_liv.html]Sense of Wonder Night 2010 live streaming[/surl] Friday September 17.
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/09/gratuitous-space-battles-147-drops/]Gratuitous Space Battles releases 1.47[/surl], with a decent changelog.
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/09/labbaye_des_morts_map.html]L’Abbaye des Morts Map[/surl] is what happens when you have enough screenshots.
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/09/minecraft-studio-mojang-specifications-bring-ludocity-interactive-ceo-daniel-kaplan/]Minecraft studio, Mojang Specifications opens[/surl], and brings former Ludocity Interactive CEO onboard.
[surl=http://www.ign.com/indieopenhouse/]IGN launches Indie Open House[/surl] – go use office space for free!
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/09/sniper-ghost-warrior-map-pack-arrives-pc-xbox-360/]Sniper: Ghost Warrior release a Map Pack[/surl] for PC, Xbox 360.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://www.l4d.com/blog/post.php?id=4358]Left 4 Dead 2: The new campaign is City 17[/surl], and yes, it’s based on Half-Life 2: Episode One.
[surl=http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/09/15/ew-exclusive-epic-mickey-trailer/]Epic Mickey is coming in November[/surl] !!!!!
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/09/15/fallout-new-vegas-for-ps3-meet-the-companions/]Fallout: New Vegas – meet the companions[/surl] (they’re pretty awesome).
[surl=http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/09/15/frabjuous-day-no-more-gfwl-in-40k-games/]Dawn of War II expansion will get rid of Games For Windows Live[/surl], in favour of Steamworks.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/valkyria-chronicles-iii-is-a-psp-game-coming-january-27-183929.phtml]Valkyria Chronicles 3 is for PSP only[/surl] (didn’t we tell you?)
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/09/15/flying_get/#yakuza_zombie]The next Yakuza game stars the undead[/surl] – because that was a lonely-lookin’ bandwagon.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/09/15/six-reasons-to-pre-order-god-of-war-ghost-of-sparta/]Sony gives you six reasons to pre-order Ghost of Sparta[/surl] – and not one of them is “because it is good”.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/free-app-of-the-day-battle-bears-zombies-183989.phtml]Battle Bears: Zombies[/surl] is the Free App of the Day.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/15/blue-castle-games-acquired-by-capcom/]Capcom buys Blue Castle Games[/surl], who developed Dead Rising 2.

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero News
[surl=http://www.rockband.com/zine/rb3-features-pro-guitar]Rock Band 3 will include Pro Guitar[/surl], which teaches you how to play.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/09/15/clone-wars-adventures-launches-with-new-trailer/]Clone Wars Adventures gets a new trailer[/surl], coinciding with it moving out of beta.
[surl=http://www.ffxivcore.com/topic/17252-in-game-bonus-item-trial-event/]Final Fantasy XIV beta holds a bonus item event[/surl], so get into it!
[surl=http://forums.fallenearth.com/fallenearth/showthread.php?p=548858#post548858]Fallen Earth’s producer details the upcoming patch[/surl] – that is, 1.7.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/09/15/latest-round-of-aion-server-transfers-botched/]Latest round of Aion server transfers is borked[/surl], but they’re working to fix everything.
[surl=http://www.cityofheroes.com/news/news_archive/party_pack_now_available_in_th.html]City of Heroes Party Pack goes live[/surl], with a bunch of new emotes.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=http://videogamevoters.org/StanLee]Stan Lee calls upon gamers to Organize[/surl], in the fight for gaming freedom.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/30380/EA_CFO_Brown_Defends_Online_Pass_System_Talks_3D_Facebook.php]EA hasn’t seen ‘significant’ backlash to Online Pass[/surl]…
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2010-09-15-ea-dlc-revnue-is-above-and-beyond-physical-sales-fifa-dlc-earned-USD30m]Used game sales could account for 20% of overall business[/surl], in fact.
[surl=http://www.ea.com/uk/news/hot-pursuit-interview-criterion-matt-webster]Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is 4x bigger than Burnout Paradise[/surl], says Criterion.
[surl=http://www.next-gen.biz/news/take-two-ps3-move-is-%E2%80%9Cwii-hd]Take Two: PlayStation Move is “Wii HD”[/surl], in a not un-flattering way.

In the Cloud: Taking computing to the next level
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/15/onlive-now-working-over-wi-fi-announces-indie-fest/]OnLive is now working over WiFi[/surl], and they’ve launched Indie Fest to celebrate.

A little light reading: Books about games or the industry
[surl=http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.12896.revealing_the_origin_of_halo~apos~s_master_chief]Halo: Boot Camp tells the story of Master Chief[/surl], starting at the beginning.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-09-15-ms-working-to-resolve-reach-co-op-issue]Halo: Reach campaign is off-limits to 4GB 360s[/surl], Microsoft are working to resolve this.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5638844/mega-man-in-candy-form/gallery/]Capcom Candy![/surl] (nom!)
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5638811/this-will-get-you-drunk]Capcom Sake![/surl] (hic!)

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
[surl=http://www.twingalaxies.com/index.aspx?c=27&id=2176]Nintendo want your Sin & Punishment: Star Successor high score[/surl], in a video please.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://www.capcom-unity.com/snow_infernus/blog/2010/09/15/mega_man_2_box_art_mosaic_]Mega Man 2 box-art mosaic[/surl] is made of Mario screens.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=http://gamasutra.com/view/news/30305/Kotick_Hints_At_DirectToConsumer_Video_Game_Movies.php]Activision is looking at direct-to-consumer video game movies[/surl], which sounds intriguing.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=http://store.steampowered.com/app/34220/]Get 20 free games[/surl] when you pre-order Football Manager 2011.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=http://www.gamepolitics.com/2010/09/15/gdc-china-2010-registration-opens]GDC China 2010 registration opens[/surl], ends November 30.

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