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=]Cave Story screenshots[/surl] from the DSiWare version.
[surl=]The Witcher 2 video[/surl] includes shirtless antics.
[surl=]Donkey Kong Country Returns video[/surl] re-introduces an old friend.
[surl=]Pokemon Black & White intro video[/surl] might just sell you on the idea.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Marvel vs. Capcom 3 hits the road[/surl], heads to Chicago.
[surl=]Statistics show Halo: Reach players are a bit nuts[/surl], with the average player racking up more than 23 hours in the first week.

History: Where we’ve been
[surl=]25 years of Super Mario Bros[/surl] packed into a caravan. In Parramatta.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Civilization IV mod Fall From Heaven standalone version on hold[/surl], citing money as the reason.
[surl=]Super Meat Boy will feature free DLC levels on XBLA[/surl], thanks to a loophole.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Nomura Kingdom Hearts 3D takes place after Re: Coded[/surl] (in case you were wondering).
[surl=]Bulletstorm TGS demo[/surl] features vertigo and a cannonball launcher.
[surl=]To get into the mood for Enslaved[/surl], watch Life After People. And Casshern.
[surl=]Gothic 4 demo out now[/surl], pretty pretty!
[surl=]You Don’t Know Jack’s ESRB rating[/surl] is intriguing.
[surl=]Yes, Dead Rising 2 will feature Frank West’s camera[/surl], because “it’s part of Frank”.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]PS3 firmware update disables USB adapters[/surl], by accident or design.
[surl=]Dreamcast, Super Nintendo emulator running on PS3[/surl] …how do you like them apples?
[surl=]Play Kinect with Sophie Ellis Bextor[/surl], if you’re in the UK.
[surl=]Coming to PlayStation Plus[/surl]: Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood Beta?

In good company: Business news
[surl=]APB lead character artist launches new start up[/surl] (technically, two).
[surl=]Atari GO announced[/surl], will publish online casual games.
[surl=]38 Studios is setting up shop in Providence[/surl], Rhode Island.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=]Halo: Reach contains a secret rave[/surl] (no, really).

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]Everything you wanted to know about LotRO[/surl] but were too busy fending off an invasion of Uruk-hai to find out.
[surl=]Earthrise developers chat about Autonomy[/surl], the place, not the concept.
[surl=]EVE Online’s Walking in Stations expansion[/surl] due summer 2011.
[surl=]WAR celebrates their second anniversary[/surl], offers old-time rewards.
[surl=]TERA: A day in the life of a sorceror[/surl] is exclusive to Massively.
[surl=]Global Agenda patch[/surl] to 1.37.
[surl=]The MMO Report[/surl]: FFXIV, APB, mail bag.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Sonic Colors isn’t just Sonic Unleashed lite[/surl], says SEGA.
[surl=]Richard Garriott’s next game goes back to his roots[/surl], which happen to be in social media.
[surl=]BioShock Infinite: How the environment shapes combat[/surl], by Ken Levine.
[surl=]EA will definitely beat Activision and CoD[/surl], but probably not this year.
[surl=]Epic Mickey might “Move” onto Kinect[/surl], or so we hear.
[surl=]Microsoft are considering a ‘more persistent’ Halo[/surl], which sounds ominous.

A little light reading: Books about games or the industry
[surl=]A Fallout monthly comic book?[/surl] …yes, please!

An Apple a day: The Mac side of things
[surl=]Garry’s Mod is coming to Mac[/surl]!!!

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=]Plush moogle![/surl] (nuff said?)
[surl=]Japan Club Nintendo Mario and Luigi tote bags[/surl] – I want one of each!
[surl=]Splinter Cell ring[/surl] is “tasteful”.
[surl=]Donkey Kong Country Returns pre-order bonus[/surl] could be described as a banana hammock, but probably won’t be.
[surl=]Pink DualShock controller[/surl]. Actually no. Please don’t.

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
[surl=]Pokemon Black & White causes DS sales increase[/surl] in Japan.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=]Hollywood passed on an Enslaved CG film[/surl], back in 2008.
[surl=]Kevin Ping Chang chats about the Shadow of the Colossus movie[/surl], as well as Ico and The Last Guardian.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=]First Enslaved DLC will feature Pigsy[/surl], in a story separate to the main game.
[surl=]The Sims 3 launches Barnacle Bay[/surl], for 1650 SimPoints.

[surl=]Has the NASCAR license gone to Activision?[/surl]
[surl=]Has Project Milo been cancelled?[/surl]

[surl=]LittleBigPlanet 2[/surl], disappointingly bumped to January 2011.


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