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=]My Garden media[/surl] is blooming on the 3DS.
[surl=]Alice: Madness Returns trailer[/surl] burnssss.
[surl=]The Last Guardian images[/surl] are amazing.
[surl=]Final Fantasy live-action trailer[/surl] is kinda hot.

Tokyo Game Show 2010: It’s like E3, but in Japan!
[surl=]Ni-Oh is resurrected[/surl] – as a Team Ninja collaboration.
[surl=]Ninja Gaiden 3 announced[/surl] in Tokyo.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=]Haiku Hero[/surl] is a browser game pick (and good fun).

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Are left-handed gamers getting left behind?[/surl]
[surl=]25 years of Mario sales[/surl] – which one’s on top?
[surl=]Gal Gun: Shooting girls with a pheromone shot[/surl]. No, seriously.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
[surl=]Steam will offer automatic driver updates[/surl] for AMD graphic cards.
[surl=]…but the Catalyst 10.9 drivers don’t support Windows XP[/surl], so be careful.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Sense of Wonder Night 2010 live streaming[/surl] Friday September 17.
[surl=]Gratuitous Space Battles releases 1.47[/surl], with a decent changelog.
[surl=]L’Abbaye des Morts Map[/surl] is what happens when you have enough screenshots.
[surl=]Minecraft studio, Mojang Specifications opens[/surl], and brings former Ludocity Interactive CEO onboard.
[surl=]IGN launches Indie Open House[/surl] – go use office space for free!
[surl=]Sniper: Ghost Warrior release a Map Pack[/surl] for PC, Xbox 360.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Left 4 Dead 2: The new campaign is City 17[/surl], and yes, it’s based on Half-Life 2: Episode One.
[surl=]Epic Mickey is coming in November[/surl] !!!!!
[surl=]Fallout: New Vegas – meet the companions[/surl] (they’re pretty awesome).
[surl=]Dawn of War II expansion will get rid of Games For Windows Live[/surl], in favour of Steamworks.
[surl=]Valkyria Chronicles 3 is for PSP only[/surl] (didn’t we tell you?)
[surl=]The next Yakuza game stars the undead[/surl] – because that was a lonely-lookin’ bandwagon.
[surl=]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=]Battle Bears: Zombies[/surl] is the Free App of the Day.

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Capcom buys Blue Castle Games[/surl], who developed Dead Rising 2.

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero News
[surl=]Rock Band 3 will include Pro Guitar[/surl], which teaches you how to play.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]Clone Wars Adventures gets a new trailer[/surl], coinciding with it moving out of beta.
[surl=]Final Fantasy XIV beta holds a bonus item event[/surl], so get into it!
[surl=]Fallen Earth’s producer details the upcoming patch[/surl] – that is, 1.7.
[surl=]Latest round of Aion server transfers is borked[/surl], but they’re working to fix everything.
[surl=]City of Heroes Party Pack goes live[/surl], with a bunch of new emotes.

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

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]EA hasn’t seen ‘significant’ backlash to Online Pass[/surl]…
[surl=]Used game sales could account for 20% of overall business[/surl], in fact.
[surl=]Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is 4x bigger than Burnout Paradise[/surl], says Criterion.
[surl=]Take Two: PlayStation Move is “Wii HD”[/surl], in a not un-flattering way.

In the Cloud: Taking computing to the next level
[surl=]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=]Halo: Boot Camp tells the story of Master Chief[/surl], starting at the beginning.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=]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=]Capcom Candy![/surl] (nom!)
[surl=]Capcom Sake![/surl] (hic!)

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
[surl=]Nintendo want your Sin & Punishment: Star Successor high score[/surl], in a video please.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=]Mega Man 2 box-art mosaic[/surl] is made of Mario screens.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=]Activision is looking at direct-to-consumer video game movies[/surl], which sounds intriguing.

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

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=]GDC China 2010 registration opens[/surl], ends November 30.


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