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.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/65620]Castlevania: Lord of Shadow trailer[/surl] pulls out all the stops.
[surl=http://www.original-gamer.com/?action=article&id=1738]Dissidia Duodecim Final Fantasy screens[/surl] come with the game’s official site launch.
[surl=http://www.thetanooki.com/2010/09/16/tgs-2010-cross-examine-this-ace-attorney-investions-miles-edgeworth-2-trailer/]Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth 2 trailer[/surl] requires a closer look.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/tgs-and-now-for-a-valkyria-chronicles-iii-story-trailer-184121.phtml]Valkyria Chronicles III trailer[/surl] brings the drama.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=265079]Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit trailer[/surl] is subtitled ‘Autolog’.
[surl=http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=136340]Okamiden media[/surl] includes more videos and even some wallpaper!
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/09/16/ico-shadow-of-the-colossus-for-ps3-coming-soon/]ICO / Shadow of the Colossus media[/surl] looks amaaaazing.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=265037]Deus Ex: Human Revolution trailer[/surl] is in Japanese, but don’t let that distract you.
[surl=http://www.ripten.com/2010/09/15/phantasy-star-online-2-announced-for-pc-in-2011-new-trailer-mauler/]Phantasy Star Online 2 trailer[/surl] is for PC, hoorah!
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/tgs-yakuza-of-the-end-shows-shooting-zombies-silliness-184025.phtml]Yakuza: Of the End trailer[/surl] and gameplay details are better than you expect.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/article.php?id=19926]Fan ideas for Mario Power-Ups[/surl] (you listening, Nintendo?)
[surl=http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2010/09/great-geek-debates-comic-con-vs-pax/]Comic Con vs. PAX[/surl] – a Great Geek Debate.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-09-16-bit-trip-beat-due-on-pc-psn-xbla-possible]BIT.TRIP series may go multiplatform[/surl], and there’s some interesting 3DS news, too.
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/09/xblig-thursday-interesting-duo-mama-son-clean-house/]Mama & Son: Clean House[/surl] is today’s XBLIG Thursday focus.
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/09/worms-reloaded-remains-steam-top-10-updates/]Worms Reloaded is still in the Steam top 10[/surl], and it’s now updated!

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml]Pokemon Black/White – ALL 156 Pokemon revealed[/surl] – obviously, SPOILERIFFIC.
[surl=http://www.bloodbowl-game.com/index.php?rub=news-info&id=189]Blood Bowl owners will get a discount on the upcoming Legendary Edition[/surl], as the devs love your loyalty.
[surl=http://blog.mag.com/blog/2010/09/mag-2-0-coming-soon/]MAG 2.0 patch detailed[/surl], by Zipper Interactive themselves.
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/09/16/arc-of-the-lad-and-alundra-revived-for-playstation-]Arc the Lad and Alundra to be re-released on PSN[/surl], PS One retro fans will be happy to hear.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/deadly-premonition-drinks-uk-s-coffee-on-october-29-184067.phtml]Deady Premonition heading to the UK[/surl], October 29.
[surl=http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/09/project-dark/]Demon’s Souls team announces Project Dark[/surl], which may or may not be a PS3 exclusive.
[surl=http://inspchin.wordpress.com/2010/09/16/dynasty-warriors-10th-anniversary-tgs-2010-with-dynasty-warriors-7-announcement-more/]Dynasty Warriors 7 [i]is[/i] exclusive to PS3[/surl], sorry MS fans.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/16/metal-gear-solid-3-snake-eater-slithers-onto-3ds-in-2011/]Metal Gear Solid 3DS to be released in 2011[/surl], which means the 3DS will be out by then.
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/09/14/surprise-yakuza-of-the-end-is-a-zombie-game/]Yakuza: Of the End sees zombies attacking the Kamurocho District[/surl] (gotta love that).
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/16/the-last-guardian-finally-gets-a-release-window-holiday-2011/]The Last Guardian is due Holiday 2011[/surl], which seems an eternity away.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=http://fingergaming.com/2010/09/16/top-ipad-game-apps-angry-birds-chinatown-wars-lead-paid-charts/]Top iPad Game Apps[/surl]: Angry Birds, Chinatown wars lead the paid charts.
[surl=http://toucharcade.com/2010/09/16/hands-on-videos-of-gundam-games-leak-out-of-tokyo-game-show/]Hands-on videos of ‘Gundam’ iOS games[/surl] have emerged from Tokyo Game Show.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://www.jp.playstation.com/ps3/320gb/]White PS3 Slim[/surl] heads to Japan.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/09/16/kinect-will-sell-3-million-units-this-christmas-says-greenberg/]Kinect will sell 3 million units this Christmas[/surl], and the 360 has five years left.
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/30456/Hirai_Sony_On_Track_To_Sell_15_Million_PS3_Consoles_By_March_2011.php]Sony aim for 15m PS3 sales this fiscal year[/surl], as they pass 38 million worldwide sales.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/16/ps3-firmware-update-3-50-coming-september-21-adds-3d-blu-ray-su/]PS3 firmware update 3.50 is coming[/surl], adds 3D Blu-Ray support.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.next-gen.biz/news/guerrilla-co-founders-form-vanguard-entertainment]Guerilla Games co-founders create Vanguard Entertainment[/surl] – that is, Martin de Ronde and Michiel Mol.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=http://www.gamesradar.com/f/my-this-bubbling-trick-is-really-something/a-20100916114129733031]My, this ‘bubbling’ trick is really something[/surl]… I’m still chuckling.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/09/16/turbine-celebrates-talk-like-a-pirate-day-in-ddo-and-lotro/]Turbine celebrates Talk Like A Pirate Day[/surl] on both Dungeons and Dragons Online and LotRO.
[surl=http://www.startrekonline.com/node/2089]Star Trek Online re-thinks microtransactions[/surl] in their latest State of the Game.
[surl=http://www.gameogre.com/forums/mmo-interviews/8114-earthrise-interview-w-atanas-atanasov-producer-earthrise.html]Earthrise PvP, crafting and payment models[/surl] feature heavily in this Atanas Atanasov interview.
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/707560/The-MMO-Report-Thursday-September-16th.html]The MMO Report[/surl] – EVE Online, Need for Speed World…
[surl=http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/09/16/cataclysm-preview-the-battle-for-gilneas/]WoW: Cataclysm preview[/surl] – the Battle for Gilneas.
[surl=http://www.burningsea.com/page/news/article&article_id=271036]Pirates of the Burning Sea goes free to play[/surl] (or is that free to plunder?).
[surl=http://forums.riftgame.com/showthread.php-Development-Update-September-15th-2010-Edition]RIFT: Planes of Telara to be updated[/surl], with the dev team explaining just how.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/09/harder-for-kids-to-buy-m-rated-video-game-than-see-r-rated-movie.ars]It’s harder for kids to buy M-rated video games[/surl] in the US than to see an R-rated movie.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.pcgamer.com/2010/09/15/we-ask-gabe-newell-about-piracy-drm-and-episode-three/]Gabe Newell from Valve chats[/surl] about piracy, and how Steam keeps it under control.
[surl=http://scrawlfx.com/2010/09/devil-may-cry-creator-not-too-fond-of-new-dante]Devil May Cry creator not too fond of the new Dante[/surl], just like many other gamers.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=265110]Medal of Honor controversy ‘surprised’ EA[/surl] – as John Riccitiello believes the game is very respectful.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-09-16-activision-has-no-plans-for-online-fees]Activision [i]again[/i] say they have no plans for online fees[/surl], but you still won’t believe them.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=265047]UFC “confirmed THQ’s suspicions”[/surl] when it came to pre-owned games.

Localisation: Merci!
[surl=http://www.japanator.com/this-ain-t-right-akb48-dating-sim-on-the-way-16574.phtml]Japanese idol group AKB48 is getting a dating sim[/surl] (only in Japan, right?)

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=264942]Halo: Reach owners are getting unreadable disk errors[/surl] – again.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2010/09/threads-for-trekkies-traditional-greeting-hoodie/]Star Trek Traditional Greeting hoodie[/surl], I’d wear it everywhere.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=http://www.killtenrats.com/2010/09/16/old-school-offer/]Master of Orion II[/surl], with the original MOO.

RUMOURED:
[surl=http://www.industrygamers.com/news/psp2-is-real-pretty-powerful-and-in-developers-hands/]Does the PSP2 exist?[/surl] (Yes, says this Mortal Kombat developer.)

DELAYED:
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=265023]Homefront[/surl] from THQ, slipped to March 2011.

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