The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=]Raving Rabbids Travel in Time trailer[/surl] is set in the wild, wild west.
[surl=]Civilization IV launch trailer[/surl] …just one more turn!
[surl=]Golden Sun: Dark Dawn video[/surl] shows ‘spin’ gameplay.
[surl=]Explodemon video[/surl] sounds like Tenacious D, plays like Mega-Man X.
[surl=]Enslaved trailer[/surl] comes with the Xbox 360 demo.
[surl=]Alan Wake: The Writer trailer[/surl] and release date reveal.
[surl=]GoldenEye 007 trailer[/surl] introduces multiplayer modifiers.
[surl=]Fallout: New Vegas tv ad[/surl] is full of gaming and shooting.
[surl=]Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit trailer[/surl] drifts in.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=]Bloons 2[/surl] is not recommended for procrastinators. Ask me how I know.
[surl=]Atari goes casual[/surl] with Atari Games Online (that is, Atari GO).

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Looks more like Activision have the NASCAR license[/surl], although nothing’s confirmed.
[surl=]Gamasutra network jobs[/surl], week of September 24.
[surl=]Sales of Halo: Reach are disappointing[/surl] in Japan.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Fantastic Arcade[/surl] is the videogame spin-off of FantasticFest (but you knew that).
[surl=]Snakes of Avalon[/surl] features an alcoholic protagonist whose day turns into a nightmare.
[surl=]Riot Games chat about DotA[/surl] and LoL.
[surl=]Spirit Hunters, inc. gets new developer diary[/surl] and a new website.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]StarCraft 1.2 patch expected by the end of the year[/surl], hopefully addressing some zerg balance issues.
[surl=]Oddworld’s Stranger gets a makeover[/surl] for the PS3 remake.
[surl=]PDC World Championship Darts: Pro Tour[/surl] is all about throwing things at things.
[surl=]Dead Rising 2: High Stakes Edition[/surl] gets unboxed.
[surl=]Respawn’s game is headed to PC, PS3, 360[/surl], the sky is blue, water is wet.
[surl=]Shantae: Risky’s Revenge is returning[/surl] to DSiWare.
[surl=,%20Xbox%20360%20greatest%20hits%20lineups]Borderlands is now a Greatest / Platinum Hit[/surl] depending on your console.
[surl=]Medal of Honor gets PC system requirements[/surl], and they’re not ridiculous.
[surl=]Asura’s Wrath wants a ‘continuous drama’ feel[/surl], with a very angry narrative.
[surl=]Jiro Ishii from Level 5 is working on Ace Attorney project[/surl] “with Takumi-san”.
[surl=]Blade Kitten demo[/surl] out now, pussy galore (etc).
[surl=]LittleBigPlanet 2 engine compared to the original[/surl] – the sequel looks “way better”.
[surl=]EA fires back at Medal of Honor critics[/surl], announces new open beta.
[surl=]BioShock Infinite will feature more varied kills[/surl] than the original game.
[surl=]ArcaniA: Gothic 4 Demo[/surl] out now.
[surl=]Dead Space 2 multiplayer beta arrives[/surl] if you’re lucky.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=]Mr. Bill has an iPhone game[/surl]! (be afraid)

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]EA says that the PS3/360 console war is “good for business”[/surl], don’tcha know.
[surl=]PS3 firmware kills third-party adaptors[/surl], and 3D requires lossy audio.
[surl=]Wii Remote Plus[/surl] integrates MotionPlus right into the controller.
[surl=]Final Fantasy XIV PC Controller[/surl] is kinda ugly.
[surl=]”PSN” is the #1 fastest rising Google search term[/surl] in the UK.

In good company: Business news
[surl=]A look inside Level-5’s new offices[/surl] makes me jealous.
[surl=]APB artist launches Montynero game art company[/surl] from the ashes of RealTime Worlds.
[surl=]Disney game boss resigns[/surl] before Epic Mickey sees the light of day.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=]Mega64 does Castlevania[/surl], and does it well.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]City of Heroes offers a new development diary[/surl] focussing on the alignment system.
[surl=]Aion community manager stepping down[/surl], farewell Andrew Beegle!
[surl=,1.shtml]Evie, the mage from Vindictus[/surl] is “a-mage-ing”, har har.
[surl=]The state of the subscription MMO[/surl]: Revenues up / WoW’s stranglehold down.
[surl=]WoW: Cataclysm – Last call for Quel’thalas[/surl], which looks like a lovely place.
[surl=]Star Wars: The Old Republic smugglers will get their own Wookiees[/surl] – which sounds odd, no matter how you approach it.
[surl=]Legendary Champions enters open beta[/surl], after a period of radio silence.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=]The Top 10 List of Videogame Theme Songs[/surl], complete with audio clips.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Fumito Ueda says The Last Guardian is not a pet game[/surl], also chats about Shadow of the Colossus.
[surl=]Devil May Cry producer and creative director chat[/surl] about things other than Dante’s hair.
[surl=]A modern-day Prince of Persia spin-off was in the works[/surl], but is now scrapped.
[surl=]Crysis 2 is a “choreographed sandbox”[/surl], says Yerli.
[surl=]Need for Speed competitors should be “f**king scared”[/surl], says senior producer Matt Webster.
[surl=]Microsoft want to “step up” their PC game business[/surl] (haven’t we been here before?)
[surl=]FIFA is “clearly superior” to PES[/surl], says EA.
[surl=]Capcom think Dead Rising 2: Case Zero will be copied[/surl] by other developers.
[surl=]In the future, Xbox, PlayStation games could be free[/surl], but you’d pay for DLC, if THQ have their way.
[surl=]Miyamoto explains why it’s “easy” to make a Mario game[/surl], in case you want to try it at home.

Localisation: Merci!
[surl=]The 3rd Birthday website is cool[/surl], and features a new (Japanese) trailer.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=]Taco Bell offers MySims with kids meals[/surl] (and I’m hungry).
[surl=$10_off]Capcom Fight Night T-shirts[/surl] – they’re $10 off!
[surl=]Official Angry Birds toys[/surl] (yes please!)
[surl=]Halo covenant energy sword[/surl] – it’s extremely sharp!
[surl=]Pac-Man branded yogurts, Milk bottles, Strawberry Milk and Milk Coffee[/surl]… oh my!

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
[surl=]Have you voted in the Golden Joysticks yet?[/surl]

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
[surl=]Videogame amigurumi[/surl] and a [surl=]how-to series[/surl].

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=]Video game gore: 2nd piece[/surl] is gorgeous.
[surl=]The Five Generals[/surl] (25 days of Mario).

[surl=]Is Bungie already teasing Reach DLC?[/surl]
[surl=]Will Call of Duty: Black Ops get zombies?[/surl]
[surl=]Is the Prince of Persia HD collection also in 3D?[/surl]


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