The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=]Castlevania: Lord of Shadow trailer[/surl] pulls out all the stops.
[surl=]Dissidia Duodecim Final Fantasy screens[/surl] come with the game’s official site launch.
[surl=]Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth 2 trailer[/surl] requires a closer look.
[surl=]Valkyria Chronicles III trailer[/surl] brings the drama.
[surl=]Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit trailer[/surl] is subtitled ‘Autolog’.
[surl=]Okamiden media[/surl] includes more videos and even some wallpaper!
[surl=]ICO / Shadow of the Colossus media[/surl] looks amaaaazing.
[surl=]Deus Ex: Human Revolution trailer[/surl] is in Japanese, but don’t let that distract you.
[surl=]Phantasy Star Online 2 trailer[/surl] is for PC, hoorah!
[surl=]Yakuza: Of the End trailer[/surl] and gameplay details are better than you expect.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Fan ideas for Mario Power-Ups[/surl] (you listening, Nintendo?)
[surl=]Comic Con vs. PAX[/surl] – a Great Geek Debate.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]BIT.TRIP series may go multiplatform[/surl], and there’s some interesting 3DS news, too.
[surl=]Mama & Son: Clean House[/surl] is today’s XBLIG Thursday focus.
[surl=]Worms Reloaded is still in the Steam top 10[/surl], and it’s now updated!

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Pokemon Black/White – ALL 156 Pokemon revealed[/surl] – obviously, SPOILERIFFIC.
[surl=]Blood Bowl owners will get a discount on the upcoming Legendary Edition[/surl], as the devs love your loyalty.
[surl=]MAG 2.0 patch detailed[/surl], by Zipper Interactive themselves.
[surl=]Arc the Lad and Alundra to be re-released on PSN[/surl], PS One retro fans will be happy to hear.
[surl=]Deady Premonition heading to the UK[/surl], October 29.
[surl=]Demon’s Souls team announces Project Dark[/surl], which may or may not be a PS3 exclusive.
[surl=]Dynasty Warriors 7 [i]is[/i] exclusive to PS3[/surl], sorry MS fans.
[surl=]Metal Gear Solid 3DS to be released in 2011[/surl], which means the 3DS will be out by then.
[surl=]Yakuza: Of the End sees zombies attacking the Kamurocho District[/surl] (gotta love that).
[surl=]The Last Guardian is due Holiday 2011[/surl], which seems an eternity away.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=]Top iPad Game Apps[/surl]: Angry Birds, Chinatown wars lead the paid charts.
[surl=]Hands-on videos of ‘Gundam’ iOS games[/surl] have emerged from Tokyo Game Show.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]White PS3 Slim[/surl] heads to Japan.
[surl=]Kinect will sell 3 million units this Christmas[/surl], and the 360 has five years left.
[surl=]Sony aim for 15m PS3 sales this fiscal year[/surl], as they pass 38 million worldwide sales.
[surl=]PS3 firmware update 3.50 is coming[/surl], adds 3D Blu-Ray support.

In good company: Business news
[surl=]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=]My, this ‘bubbling’ trick is really something[/surl]… I’m still chuckling.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]Turbine celebrates Talk Like A Pirate Day[/surl] on both Dungeons and Dragons Online and LotRO.
[surl=]Star Trek Online re-thinks microtransactions[/surl] in their latest State of the Game.
[surl=]Earthrise PvP, crafting and payment models[/surl] feature heavily in this Atanas Atanasov interview.
[surl=]The MMO Report[/surl] – EVE Online, Need for Speed World…
[surl=]WoW: Cataclysm preview[/surl] – the Battle for Gilneas.
[surl=]Pirates of the Burning Sea goes free to play[/surl] (or is that free to plunder?).
[surl=]RIFT: Planes of Telara to be updated[/surl], with the dev team explaining just how.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=]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=]Gabe Newell from Valve chats[/surl] about piracy, and how Steam keeps it under control.
[surl=]Devil May Cry creator not too fond of the new Dante[/surl], just like many other gamers.
[surl=]Medal of Honor controversy ‘surprised’ EA[/surl] – as John Riccitiello believes the game is very respectful.
[surl=]Activision [i]again[/i] say they have no plans for online fees[/surl], but you still won’t believe them.
[surl=]UFC “confirmed THQ’s suspicions”[/surl] when it came to pre-owned games.

Localisation: Merci!
[surl=]Japanese idol group AKB48 is getting a dating sim[/surl] (only in Japan, right?)

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=]Halo: Reach owners are getting unreadable disk errors[/surl] – again.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=]Star Trek Traditional Greeting hoodie[/surl], I’d wear it everywhere.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=]Master of Orion II[/surl], with the original MOO.

[surl=]Does the PSP2 exist?[/surl] (Yes, says this Mortal Kombat developer.)

[surl=]Homefront[/surl] from THQ, slipped to March 2011.


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