The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=265384]Gran Turismo 5 vs Forza 3 videos[/surl] are compared, side-by-side.
[surl=http://gaygamer.net/2010/09/video_new_deus_ex_human_revolu_1.html]Deus Ex: Human Revolution trailer[/surl] is pretty awesome.
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/09/17/tgs-trailer-shines-light-on-project-dark/]Project Dark trailer[/surl] shines some light on the game (heh).
[surl=http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=136595]Sonic Colors videos[/surl] offer more art, a new boss, and a new control scheme
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/18/bioshock-infinite-gameplay-teased-on-video/]BioShock Infinite video[/surl] teases gameplay.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/d3-announces-earth-defense-force-insect-armageddon-184195.phtml]Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon trailer[/surl] causes gamers everywhere to wet their pants.

For a good cause: Gamers for Charity
[surl=http://www.eveonline.com/devblog.asp?a=blog&bid=794]EVE Online players able to donate ISK to Pakistan flood relief[/surl].

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=http://games.adultswim.com/give-up-robot-2-online-game.html]Give Up, Robot 2[/surl] is every bit as addictive as its predecessor.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.thatvideogameblog.com/2010/09/18/31-million-halo-reach-matches-have-already-been-played/]31 million Halo: Reach matches have already been played[/surl] – that’s more than 1365 of your human-years.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/09/17/anti-aliased-breaking-into-gaming-journalism/]Breaking into gaming journalism[/surl], from Massively.
[surl=http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/09/18/is-faction-antagonism-story-or-player-driven/]Is faction antagonism player-based or story-driven?[/surl]

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/17/rock-band-lawsuit-settled-konami-and-harmonix-dismiss-all-clai/]Konami and Harmonix both dismiss “all claims and counterclaims”[/surl] in patent suit.
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/707584/Comic-Book-Legal-Defense-Fund-Lobbies-On-Behalf-Of-Video-Games-In-Censorship-Case.html]Comic Book Legal Defense Fund lobbies on behalf of video games[/surl] in the on-going censorship case.
[surl=http://www.idsoftware.com/documents/08-1448.pdf]id Software have also filed a brief[/surl] against the law.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/09/evochron-mercenary-released-demo/]Evochron Mercenary released[/surl], along with a demo.
[surl=http://frictionalgames.blogspot.com/2010/09/one-week-after-release-of-amnesia.html]Amnesia dev team look at their first week[/surl] with a bit of a post-mortem.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/18/limbo-was-top-summer-of-arcade-title-by-a-long-stretch-part-o/]Limbo was the top-selling Summer of Arcade title[/surl], congrats!
[surl=http://thumbgods.com/archives/2010/09/18/feelforit]feelforit is an IndieCade finalist[/surl] – interactive art for the iToy.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://www.civilization5.com/#/community/feature_manual]Civilization V interactive PDF manual released[/surl] before the game hits shelves.
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5641426/these-guys-make-hard-games]La Mulana will not feature an easy mode[/surl], because the devs actually want you to die.
[surl=http://mmomfg.com/2010/09/18/marvel-vs-capcom-0918/]Spider-Man and Wesker to feature in Marvel vs. Capcom 3[/surl], a nice little combo.
[surl=http://shoryuken.com/content/tekken-tag-tournament-2-real-trailer-included-1830/]Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has been announced[/surl], and has a very alliterative title.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/16/metal-gear-solid-3-snake-eater-slithers-onto-3ds-in-2011/]Metal Gear Solid 3 for 3DS is coming in 2011[/surl], woot!
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/09/17/master-chief-makes-a-cameo-in-reach.aspx]There’s a spoilery Easter Egg in Halo: Reach[/surl], in case you didn’t know.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/09/17/sports-champions-week-table-tennis/]Sports Champions Week[/surl] looks at Table Tennis.
[surl=http://phantasystar.sega.jp/psportal/pso2/]Phantasy Star Online 2, for PC[/surl] – confirmed through new website.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=http://toucharcade.com/2010/09/19/avast-me-hearties-our-booty-be-stoneship-from-cyan/]Stoneship from Cyan[/surl] ties in with Talk Like A Pirate Day.
[surl=http://www.bethegamer.com/2010/09/17/army-of-darkness-coming-to-iphone-in-2011/]Army of Darkness on the iPhone[/surl] – come get some.
[surl=http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2010/09/fruit-ninja-updated-for-game-center-multi-player/]Fruit Ninja updated for multiplayer[/surl] via Game Center.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/30480/TGS_Microsofts_Tsunoda__Kinect_Sales_Will_Blow_Away_iPad.php]Kinect will “blow away iPad sales”[/surl], says Microsoft mouth Kudo Tsunoda.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.gamedaily.com/articles/news/capcom-fullyear-sales-hit-lowest-point-since-2005/]Capcom records lowest net income since 2004[/surl], but is looking to branch out in 2011.
[surl=http://www.armchairempire.com/News/?p=1287]Former EA.com 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=http://www.arena.net/blog/party-with-arenanet-at-new-york-city-comic-con]Guild Wars 2 to make an appearance in the wild[/surl] – at New York Comic-Con.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/09/17/this-week-on-the-mmo-report/]The MMO Report[/surl] – EVE of Ruin, Free NSFW, Uncle Casey’s mailbag.
[surl=http://www.eorzeapedia.com/2010/09/16/ffxiv-to-invade-china/]Final Fantasy XIV heading to China[/surl], run by Shanda.

WoW! World of Warcraft build 12984 is full of surprises.
[surl=http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/09/19/return-to-graveyard-button-appears-in-latest-cataclysm-beta-bu/]Return to Graveyard button[/surl] appears in latest Cataclysm beta.
[surl=http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/09/18/cataclysm-beta-restoration-shaman-changes-in-build-12984/]Restoration Shaman changes[/surl] brings tweaks and potential nerfs.
[surl=http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/09/18/cataclysm-beta-build-12984-death-knight-changes/]Death Knight changes[/surl] won’t solve all your problems.
[surl=http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/09/19/cataclysm-beta-warlock-evilness-goodness-in-build-12984/]Warlock evilness goodness[/surl] is an amusing interpretation.
[surl=http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/09/18/cataclysm-beta-warrior-changes-in-build-12984/]Warrior changes[/surl] will probably annoy some people.
[surl=http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/09/18/cataclysm-beta-new-guild-achievements-added-in-patch-12984/]New guild achievements[/surl] are pretty intriguing.
[surl=http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/09/18/cataclysm-beta-shaman-changes-in-build-12984/]Shaman changes[/surl] include what look like huge buffs to shaman weapon imbues.
[surl=http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/09/18/cataclysm-beta-racial-changes-in-build-12984/]Racial changes in build 12984[/surl] – human, undead, tauren, gnome.
[surl=http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/09/17/cataclysm-beginner-tooltips-option-simplifies-abilities-for-rook/]Beginner tooltips option[/surl] simplifies abilities for rookies.
[surl=http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/09/18/cataclysm-beta-new-mounts-and-companion-pets-in-build-12984/]New mounts and companion pets[/surl], a handy list.
[surl=http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/09/17/cataclysm-beta-reputation-rewards-revealed/]Cataclysm Beta: Reputation rewards revealed[/surl], and other things starting with R.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=265380]Epic Mickey’s platforming elements stand up to Mario[/surl], says Warren Spector.
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/09/18/ico_and_shadow_trophy_support/]The Last Guardian may support Move[/surl], but it may not.
[surl=http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/09/17/mafia-2-producer-thinks-the-industry-has-an-obsession-with-gay-space-marines-developer-pop-quiz-5/]What is gaming’s biggest problem?[/surl] Gay space marines, of course – just ask Mafia 2’s producer.
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5641618/hideo-kojima-once-again-ponders-metal-gear-solid-5]Kojima “might” do MGS5[/surl], maybe.
[surl=http://www.thatvideogameblog.com/2010/09/18/fallout-new-vegas-developer-diary/]Fallout: New Vegas developer diary[/surl] focusses on the story and setting for the game.
[surl=http://www.1up.com/news/shadows-damned-originally-planned-wii]Shadows of the Damned was originally planned for Wii[/surl], but Suda51 won’t talk about why it didn’t make it.
[surl=http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2010/09/17/fumito-ueda-interview/]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=http://www.pcgamer.com/2010/09/17/reminder-there-was-a-doom-comic-and-it-was-hilarious/]There was a DOOM comic[/surl], and it was hilarious.

Localisation: Merci!
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/17/disgaea-4-coming-to-japan-for-ps3-in-february-2011/]Disgaea 4 Japanese release date revealed[/surl] – February 24, 2011.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/18/game-breaking-bug-found-in-metroid-other-m/]Metroid: Other M contains a game-breaking bug[/surl], which actually [i]can[/i] defeat Samus.
[surl=http://www.mcvuk.com/news/40937/APB-in-retail-refund-row]Want a refund on APB?[/surl] …talk to your retailer.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://take2store.stores.yahoo.net/specialoffers.html]CivAnon merchandise[/surl] is in the Take-Two store.

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/09/19/future_game_awards/]Japan Future Game Award winners[/surl] – congratulations!

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/707563/Assassins-Creed-Artbook-Submissions-Revealed-Via-New-Ubisoft-Workshop-Site.html]Assassin’s Creed Artbook Submissions revealed[/surl], thanks to the new UbiWorkshop site.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=http://www.gamespot.com/news/6275971.html]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=http://www.destructoid.com/fallout-online-viral-advertising-moves-to-religion-184305.phtml]Fallout Online viral advertising[/surl] now includes religion.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/fantastic-arcade-brings-indie-xbla-showcase-to-austin-184309.phtml]Fantastic Arcade coming to Austin[/surl], bringing indie games later this month.

RUMOURED:
[surl=http://www.1up.com/news/report-muramasa-odin-sphere-high-definition]Are HD remakes of Odin Sphere and Muramasa coming to XBLA / PSN?[/surl]
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-09-17-epic-games-may-buy-apb-report]Is Epic Games looking to buy APB?[/surl]
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=265243]Is Bayonetta 2 in the works?[/surl]

NOT HAPPENING:
[surl=http://www.zombie-cow.com/?p=919]Privates, on Xbox 360[/surl] (c’mon, you didn’t see that coming?)

DELAYED:
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/16/two-worlds-2-october-5-release-date/]Two Worlds II[/surl], until October 5 (in the US).

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