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=]The Sims 3: Console edition media[/surl] is all over their freshly-launched site.
[surl=]Star Wars: The Old Republic video[/surl] highlights the smuggler class (no budgies).
[surl=]APOX screens[/surl] give us another look at a post-apocalyptic RTS.

For a good cause: Gamers for Charity
[surl=,0,1355640.story]Babycastles needs funds[/surl], let’s be blunt.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=]My First Quantum Translocator[/surl], a bit like an “indie 2D version of Portal”.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Should pre-owned gamers pay extra for online play?[/surl]
[surl=]Monster Hunter Tri is now the most played, per player, Wii game in the US[/surl].
[surl=]Digital PC sales overtake retail PC sales[/surl], says NPD.
[surl=]Building an epic-level computer[/surl], from WoW Insider.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
[surl=]PlayStation Move controller exploded[/surl], examined.

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=]182 Elected Officials, Medical/Science Researchers, First Amendment Experts, and National Groups Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold 9th Circuit Ruling[/surl].
[surl=]Sony moves to dismiss Other OS class-action lawsuit[/surl], explaining that you don’t actually own the software on your PS3.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Activision boss Bobby Kotick insults every indie developer on the planet[/surl] (except Bungie).
[surl=]Explosionade[/surl] has been announced for XBLIG, and it has a cool name.
[surl=]Poopocalypse[/surl] has also been announced for XBLIG, and also has a cool name.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Fable III achievements uncovered[/surl], lots of marriage and parenting.
[surl=]NBA Elite 11 demo[/surl] available tonight!
[surl=]Campaign matchmaking planned for Halo: Reach[/surl], and Bungie should know!
[surl=]Deus Ex: Human Revolution is coming to the Eurogamer Expo[/surl] next week.
[surl=]Mafia II takes Guinness f-bomb record[/surl], overthrowing House of the Dead: Overkill.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=]MadMaks[/surl] is free, but is difficult to type.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]Sony says “buttons are irreplaceable”[/surl], when discussing Move’s design.
[surl=]PS Store suspended for maintenance[/sur] between 8am and 5pm Pacific, September 21.
[surl=]Sony says that Microsoft is too reliant on a single genre[/surl] – shooters, right?
[surl=]Microsoft’s Greenberg is skeptical about PlayStation Move’s software[/surl], but Kinect is brilliant.
[surl=]Sony admit the PSP has gotten ‘a bit old'[/surl], after six years.

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Cammie Dunaway is leaving Nintendo[/surl], and the games industry as a whole.
[surl=]EA are hiring for an AAA multiplayer title[/surl]: d’you want in?

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]A World of Warcraft player’s guide to Final Fantasy XIV[/surl].
[surl=]Star Wars: The Old Republic dev diary[/surl] looks at “designing the light side”.
[surl=]Plants vs. Zombies is now a quest in World of Warcraft[/surl] (no, really).

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=]More than just noise: it’s called… Heavy Metal![/surl]

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Itagaki ‘would like’ to offer a 3D option in Devil’s Third[/surl], otherwise, what will the ‘3’ stand for?
[surl=]Premium CoD service ‘in the pipeline'[/surl], hints Activision (anyone surprised?)
[surl=]BioWare Montreal are working on a “military genre FPS[/surl], as well as a new “action adventure IP”.
[surl=]Kudo Tsunoda says “hardly anyone” plays FPS games on PC[/surl], uh huh.
[surl=]Keiji Inafune says Japan is “5 years” behind the West[/surl], ouch!
[surl=]Kojima is hoping to offer a new game by TGS 2011[/surl], still teasing MGS5.

Localisation: Merci!
[surl=]Japanese Pokemon Black/White is DSi region-locked[/surl], dang.
[surl=]”New” NES game, Battle Kid spotted[/surl] in local Tokyo shops.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=]An (unofficial) Half-Life movie trailer[/surl], yes please!

[surl=]Will the next Tomb Raider game be open world?[/surl]


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