The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=]Gran Turismo 5 vs Forza 3 videos[/surl] are compared, side-by-side.
[surl=]Deus Ex: Human Revolution trailer[/surl] is pretty awesome.
[surl=]Project Dark trailer[/surl] shines some light on the game (heh).
[surl=]Sonic Colors videos[/surl] offer more art, a new boss, and a new control scheme
[surl=]BioShock Infinite video[/surl] teases gameplay.
[surl=]Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon trailer[/surl] causes gamers everywhere to wet their pants.

For a good cause: Gamers for Charity
[surl=]EVE Online players able to donate ISK to Pakistan flood relief[/surl].

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=]Give Up, Robot 2[/surl] is every bit as addictive as its predecessor.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]31 million Halo: Reach matches have already been played[/surl] – that’s more than 1365 of your human-years.
[surl=]Breaking into gaming journalism[/surl], from Massively.
[surl=]Is faction antagonism player-based or story-driven?[/surl]

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=]Konami and Harmonix both dismiss “all claims and counterclaims”[/surl] in patent suit.
[surl=]Comic Book Legal Defense Fund lobbies on behalf of video games[/surl] in the on-going censorship case.
[surl=]id Software have also filed a brief[/surl] against the law.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Evochron Mercenary released[/surl], along with a demo.
[surl=]Amnesia dev team look at their first week[/surl] with a bit of a post-mortem.
[surl=]Limbo was the top-selling Summer of Arcade title[/surl], congrats!
[surl=]feelforit is an IndieCade finalist[/surl] – interactive art for the iToy.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Civilization V interactive PDF manual released[/surl] before the game hits shelves.
[surl=]La Mulana will not feature an easy mode[/surl], because the devs actually want you to die.
[surl=]Spider-Man and Wesker to feature in Marvel vs. Capcom 3[/surl], a nice little combo.
[surl=]Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has been announced[/surl], and has a very alliterative title.
[surl=]Metal Gear Solid 3 for 3DS is coming in 2011[/surl], woot!
[surl=]There’s a spoilery Easter Egg in Halo: Reach[/surl], in case you didn’t know.
[surl=]Sports Champions Week[/surl] looks at Table Tennis.
[surl=]Phantasy Star Online 2, for PC[/surl] – confirmed through new website.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=]Stoneship from Cyan[/surl] ties in with Talk Like A Pirate Day.
[surl=]Army of Darkness on the iPhone[/surl] – come get some.
[surl=]Fruit Ninja updated for multiplayer[/surl] via Game Center.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]Kinect will “blow away iPad sales”[/surl], says Microsoft mouth Kudo Tsunoda.

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Capcom records lowest net income since 2004[/surl], but is looking to branch out in 2011.
[surl=]Former EIC Jeff Green is now PopCap’s director of editorial and social media[/surl], I think I want that job.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]Guild Wars 2 to make an appearance in the wild[/surl] – at New York Comic-Con.
[surl=]The MMO Report[/surl] – EVE of Ruin, Free NSFW, Uncle Casey’s mailbag.
[surl=]Final Fantasy XIV heading to China[/surl], run by Shanda.

WoW! World of Warcraft build 12984 is full of surprises.
[surl=]Return to Graveyard button[/surl] appears in latest Cataclysm beta.
[surl=]Restoration Shaman changes[/surl] brings tweaks and potential nerfs.
[surl=]Death Knight changes[/surl] won’t solve all your problems.
[surl=]Warlock evilness goodness[/surl] is an amusing interpretation.
[surl=]Warrior changes[/surl] will probably annoy some people.
[surl=]New guild achievements[/surl] are pretty intriguing.
[surl=]Shaman changes[/surl] include what look like huge buffs to shaman weapon imbues.
[surl=]Racial changes in build 12984[/surl] – human, undead, tauren, gnome.
[surl=]Beginner tooltips option[/surl] simplifies abilities for rookies.
[surl=]New mounts and companion pets[/surl], a handy list.
[surl=]Cataclysm Beta: Reputation rewards revealed[/surl], and other things starting with R.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Epic Mickey’s platforming elements stand up to Mario[/surl], says Warren Spector.
[surl=]The Last Guardian may support Move[/surl], but it may not.
[surl=]What is gaming’s biggest problem?[/surl] Gay space marines, of course – just ask Mafia 2’s producer.
[surl=]Kojima “might” do MGS5[/surl], maybe.
[surl=]Fallout: New Vegas developer diary[/surl] focusses on the story and setting for the game.
[surl=]Shadows of the Damned was originally planned for Wii[/surl], but Suda51 won’t talk about why it didn’t make it.
[surl=]Fumito Ueda says it is very important to develop a “truly immersive experience”[/surl], and that R&D on The Last Guardian is finished!

A little light reading: Books about games or the industry
[surl=]There was a DOOM comic[/surl], and it was hilarious.

Localisation: Merci!
[surl=]Disgaea 4 Japanese release date revealed[/surl] – February 24, 2011.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=]Metroid: Other M contains a game-breaking bug[/surl], which actually [i]can[/i] defeat Samus.
[surl=]Want a refund on APB?[/surl] …talk to your retailer.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=]CivAnon merchandise[/surl] is in the Take-Two store.

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
[surl=]Japan Future Game Award winners[/surl] – congratulations!

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=]Assassin’s Creed Artbook Submissions revealed[/surl], thanks to the new UbiWorkshop site.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=]Bobby Kotick says Activision are ‘likely’ to sell cut-scenes individually[/surl], citing StarCraft II as an example.

Advertising: They want you to buy stuff
[surl=]Fallout Online viral advertising[/surl] now includes religion.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=]Fantastic Arcade coming to Austin[/surl], bringing indie games later this month.

[surl=]Are HD remakes of Odin Sphere and Muramasa coming to XBLA / PSN?[/surl]
[surl=]Is Epic Games looking to buy APB?[/surl]
[surl=]Is Bayonetta 2 in the works?[/surl]

[surl=]Privates, on Xbox 360[/surl] (c’mon, you didn’t see that coming?)

[surl=]Two Worlds II[/surl], until October 5 (in the US).


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