The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://www.thesims3console.com/#/home]The Sims 3: Console edition media[/surl] is all over their freshly-launched site.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/09/20/mmmmmm-swtor-smuggler-video/]Star Wars: The Old Republic video[/surl] highlights the smuggler class (no budgies).
[surl=http://www.gamingnexus.com/FullNews/See-more-of-Apox2c-the-post-apocalyptic-RTS/Item19662.aspx]APOX screens[/surl] give us another look at a post-apocalyptic RTS.

For a good cause: Gamers for Charity
[surl=http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-babycastles-20100815,0,1355640.story]Babycastles needs funds[/surl], let’s be blunt.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=http://www.kotaku.com.au/2010/09/lunchtimewaster-my-first-quantum-translocator/]My First Quantum Translocator[/surl], a bit like an “indie 2D version of Portal”.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=265578]Should pre-owned gamers pay extra for online play?[/surl]
[surl=http://www.coffeewithgames.com/2010/09/monster-hunter-tri-passes-super-smash.html]Monster Hunter Tri is now the most played, per player, Wii game in the US[/surl].
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/30510/NPD_Digital_Trumps_Physical_In_PC_Software_Unit_Sales.php]Digital PC sales overtake retail PC sales[/surl], says NPD.
[surl=http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/09/20/guest-post-building-an-epic-level-computer/]Building an epic-level computer[/surl], from WoW Insider.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
[surl=http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/PlayStation-Move-Teardown/3594/1]PlayStation Move controller exploded[/surl], examined.

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=http://www.theesa.com/newsroom/release_detail.asp?releaseID=121]182 Elected Officials, Medical/Science Researchers, First Amendment Experts, and National Groups Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold 9th Circuit Ruling[/surl].
[surl=http://ps3.ign.com/articles/112/1121709p1.html]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=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=265559]Activision boss Bobby Kotick insults every indie developer on the planet[/surl] (except Bungie).
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/explosionade-announced-for-xbox-live-indie-games-184387.phtml]Explosionade[/surl] has been announced for XBLIG, and it has a cool name.
[surl=http://mmomfg.com/2010/09/20/poopocalypse-wait-what-0920/]Poopocalypse[/surl] has also been announced for XBLIG, and also has a cool name.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://inside.mygamercard.net/2010/09/20/rule-these-fable-iii-achievements/]Fable III achievements uncovered[/surl], lots of marriage and parenting.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/09/20/nba-elite-11-demo-available-tonight/]NBA Elite 11 demo[/surl] available tonight!
[surl=http://www.giantbomb.com/news/halo-reach-co-op-matchmaking-update-coming-next-month/2561/]Campaign matchmaking planned for Halo: Reach[/surl], and Bungie should know!
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-09-20-eidos-montreal-to-present-deus-ex-human-revolution-at-eurogamer-expo]Deus Ex: Human Revolution is coming to the Eurogamer Expo[/surl] next week.
[surl=http://achievementhunter.com/archive/episode.php?id=1558]Mafia II takes Guinness f-bomb record[/surl], overthrowing House of the Dead: Overkill.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/free-app-of-the-day-madmaks-184427.phtml]MadMaks[/surl] is free, but is difficult to type.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://www.next-gen.biz/features/designing-playstation-move]Sony says “buttons are irreplaceable”[/surl], when discussing Move’s design.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=265545]PS Store suspended for maintenance[/sur] between 8am and 5pm Pacific, September 21.
[surl=http://play.tm/news/31889/sony-takes-jab-at-microsoft-says-360-is-reliant-on-shooters/]Sony says that Microsoft is too reliant on a single genre[/surl] – shooters, right?
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=265368]Microsoft’s Greenberg is skeptical about PlayStation Move’s software[/surl], but Kinect is brilliant.
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2010-09-20-sonys-shuhei-yoshida-interview]Sony admit the PSP has gotten ‘a bit old'[/surl], after six years.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://wii.ign.com/articles/112/1122120p1.html]Cammie Dunaway is leaving Nintendo[/surl], and the games industry as a whole.
[surl=http://systemlink.gamersguidetolife.com/2010/09/ea-hiring-for-aaa-multiplayer-action.html]EA are hiring for an AAA multiplayer title[/surl]: d’you want in?

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/09/20/a-world-of-warcraft-players-guide-to-final-fantasy-xiv/]A World of Warcraft player’s guide to Final Fantasy XIV[/surl].
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/65650]Star Wars: The Old Republic dev diary[/surl] looks at “designing the light side”.
[surl=http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/09/20/plants-vs-zombies-quest-in-wow-cataclysm/]Plants vs. Zombies is now a quest in World of Warcraft[/surl] (no, really).

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/more-than-just-noise-it-s-called-heavy-metal-183986.phtml]More than just noise: it’s called… Heavy Metal![/surl]

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/09/19/devils_third_3d/]Itagaki ‘would like’ to offer a 3D option in Devil’s Third[/surl], otherwise, what will the ‘3’ stand for?
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=265528]Premium CoD service ‘in the pipeline'[/surl], hints Activision (anyone surprised?)
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/09/20/rumour-bioware-montreal-hiring-for-military-genre-fps-and-more/]BioWare Montreal are working on a “military genre FPS[/surl], as well as a new “action adventure IP”.
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/09/18/-Talking-Kinect-With-Kudo.aspx]Kudo Tsunoda says “hardly anyone” plays FPS games on PC[/surl], uh huh.
[surl=http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/20/technology/20game.html?_r=2]Keiji Inafune says Japan is “5 years” behind the West[/surl], ouch!
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/09/20/kojima_tgs_2011/]Kojima is hoping to offer a new game by TGS 2011[/surl], still teasing MGS5.

Localisation: Merci!
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/09/17/pokemon-black-white-are-region-locked-on-nintendo-dsi/]Japanese Pokemon Black/White is DSi region-locked[/surl], dang.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/-new-nes-game-battle-kid-spotted-in-local-tokyo-shops-184457.phtml]”New” NES game, Battle Kid spotted[/surl] in local Tokyo shops.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/09/20/an-unofficial-half-life-movie-trailer/]An (unofficial) Half-Life movie trailer[/surl], yes please!

RUMOURED:
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=265419]Will the next Tomb Raider game be open world?[/surl]

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