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=]Sonic 4 screenshots[/surl] look at Casino Street.
[surl=]The 3rd Birthday trailer[/surl] is a bit spooky.
[surl=]Red Dead Redemption trailer[/surl] is from the Undead Nightmare pack, featuring Wild West zombies and undead bears.
[surl=]Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracles trailer[/surl] is from the game’s first 3DS outing.
[surl=]Beyond Good and Evil HD screenshots[/surl] are hot hot hot!
[surl=–185330.phtml]Left 4 Dead trailer[/surl] is ominous, and all about The Sacrifice.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=]3DS likely to miss March release[/surl], says Pachter, who’s also predicting a $250 price point.
[surl=]Another analyst describes the 3DS announcement as the ‘worst case scenario'[/surl], as it’s too expensive and not complex enough.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]The Power of Mystery[/surl] – creating that ‘Just One More’ feeling.
[surl=]Halo: Reach nosedives in Japan charts[/surl], which isn’t really surprising.
[surl=]PR gone wild: Hydrophobia[/surl] looks at the response to a 3/10 review.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]HakoSekai – Traipping the Noiz[/surl]…
[surl=]Monaco (Pocketwatch Games)[/surl] has a new trailer.
[surl=]This was a September to remember[/surl], for three indie games.
[surl=]Arevan: The Bitter Truth[/surl] is a PC RPG by two female indie devs.
[surl=]Wurm Online[/surl] is an old project that Notch was working on.
[surl=]Primal Carnage[/surl] – rumble in the prehistoric jungle.
[surl=]Minecraft dev uses US$3.8mil earnings to form his own studio[/surl] (personally, take those figures with a grain of salt).

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Call of Duty: Black Ops achievement list revealed[/surl] – SPOILERS!
[surl=]Activision unveils NASCAR game[/surl], turns left.
[surl=]Team Fortress 2 introduces the Mann Co. Store[/surl], so you can trade inventory items using your Steam Wallet.
[surl=]MAG updated to 2.0[/surl], with PlayStation Move.
[surl=]Batman adds ‘interrogation’ to his crime-fighting resume[/surl] in Arkham City.
[surl=]Medal of Honor breaks pre-sell records[/surl] and reveals open beta details.
[surl=]Super Street Fighter IV goes behind the shoulder[/surl], with an option to turn 3D on or off.
[surl=]Resident Evil: Revelations “is a pure horror game”[/surl] that might make you too scared to continue.
[surl=]Beauty Clock looks like it might be the first 3DSware title to be announced[/surl], following the PSP / iPhone versions.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]Kinect video chat will work with Windows Live Messenger[/surl].
[surl=]Nintendo admits third-party Wii sales are ‘poor'[/surl], and promise to do better.
[surl=]You are to blame for the price of the 3DS[/surl] (and by ‘you’ we mean ‘your reactions after E3’).
[surl=]Xbox Live Activity charts[/surl]: Sonic Adventure climbs, but Dead Rising 2 wins.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]City of Heroes: Going Rogues getting free weekend[/surl] in October.
[surl=]Rockman Online sounds interesting[/surl] – it’s a Korean MMO based in the Mega Man universe.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Capcom don’t think consoles will ever go totally digital[/surl], because it will be important to facilitate impulse purchases!
[surl=]Akira Yamaoka pulls the lid off Grasshopper’s Damned[/surl].
[surl=]Devil May Cry will use Unreal Engine 3[/surl], confirms Ninja Theory.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=]Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock plagued by disc-read errors[/surl].

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=]Bandai’s Mega Man x prototype action figure[/surl] is adorable.
[surl=]Headcrab Zombie[/surl] (nuff said)

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
[surl=]Tim Schafer to get lifetime achievement award[/surl] at IndieCade.
[surl=]The Path wins big at hóPLAY Bilbao[/surl], celebrates with a 50% off sale.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=]Myst movie pushing ahead[/surl], with producers from Donnie Darko and Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=]Scott Pilgrim game gets Knives Chau[/surl] and some extra modes as DLC.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=]Pre-order Vanquish, get Bayonetta free![/surl]

[surl=]Is WoW: Cataclysm shaping up for an early 2011 release?[/surl]
[surl=]Or is it more like a December 7th date?[/surl]
[surl=]Is Microsoft trying to buy Second Life?[/surl]

[surl=]Gears of War 3[/surl], to “fall” 2011.


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