The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=]Beyond Good and Evil HD footage[/surl], finally!
[surl=]Disaster Report 4 trailer[/surl] is a minute and a half long.
[surl=]Venus: The Case of the Grand Slam Queen screens[/surl] are puzzling.
[surl=]Shogun 2: Total War trailer[/surl] features ninjas!

GDC Online 2010: Formerly GDC Austin
[surl=]A wrap-up of GDC Online coverage[/surl] from Gamasutra.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=]Microsoft should split off their Xbox division[/surl] says Goldman Sachs.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Psychologist: “Ridiculous” to assume games increase violence in players[/surl] – but will anyone listen?
[surl=]Super Mario 25th Anniversary commercials[/surl] are from Japan, of course.
[surl=]Tutorials: Learning to Play[/surl], by Sheri Graner Ray.
[surl=]What is Steve Ballmer’s favourite Xbox game?[/surl] – he loves it with a passion.
[surl=]Game bosses want to employ more women[/surl] – but girls don’t want to work in the industry.
[surl=]Auto-aim comes to a RL battlefield near you[/surl] (no, seriously).

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
[surl=]Gaming mouse changes shape[/surl] for a custom fit.
[surl=]AMD Athlon II X4 645 Review[/surl] takes a look at the budget market.
[surl=]Google TV gets a Revue[/surl] from Logitech.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Adam Saltsman discusses Canabalt tuning[/surl] for Flash and iPhone.
[surl=]Logic Gates in Minecraft[/surl] (is there nothing it can’t do?)
[surl=]Babel (by Endurion)[/surl] is a freeware game pick.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Barack Obama and Sarah Palin playable in NBA Jam[/surl], of course!
[surl=]Captain America heads to consoles for WW2 adventures[/surl] in Captain America: Super Soldier.
[surl=]Typing of the Dead is revived[/surl] – by a job-placement site.
[surl=]Deathspank coming to PC and Mac[/surl] via Steam.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=]Sonic 4 trailer[/surl] suggests the App Store release is coming soon.
[surl=]Glu’s Free Games Insanity[/surl] includes Glyder, Mini Golf and Stranded!
[surl=]The Ball is Too Fast, The Game is Too Slow, The Name is Too Long[/surl] is like BrickBreaker meets air hockey.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]Xbox Live Marketplace for October[/surl]: Sonic 4: Episode 1, Dead Space Ignition…
[surl=]Coming to PlayStation Plus[/surl]: Free downloads! Bloons! Burn Zombie Burn! Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee!
[surl=]63% of gamers think 3D games are enabled through firmware updates[/surl].
[surl=]Microsoft aren’t pleased that you posted their Kinect advertisements[/surl] over a week ago.

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Bungie are looking for PS3 engineers[/surl] – what can it mean?
[surl=]Bungie also hint at a post-Halo game[/surl]… could it be connected?
[surl=]Ubisoft partners with PlaySpan[/surl] to integrate microtransactions into games.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=]Jersey Shore RPG[/surl] is – fortunately – a mock-up by CollegeHumor.

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
[surl=]75 million songs have been downloaded for Rock Band[/surl] – no word how that compares to Guitar Hero.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]Free Realms is headed to the Mac[/surl], on the same servers as their PC brethren.
[surl=]World of Warcraft PTR patch 4.0.1 build 13156[/surl] will mean something to someone.
[surl=]WoW: Cataclysm Justice and Valor Point drop rates revealed[/surl], reducing emblem clutter.
[surl=]Undead Labs’ zombie MMO detailed[/surl] – braaaaainssss!
[surl=]Runes of Magic devs chat[/surl] about their new Aussie servers.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=]Square Enix will release an orchestrated Xenogears album[/surl] – and they want you to tell them which tracks to include.
[surl=]Medal of Honor: Ramin Djawadi destroys the Taliban[/surl] with sound production.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=]Jack Thompson claims victory over Medal of Honor[/surl] – why are we still talking about him?

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Ubisoft believes dance category will “explode”[/surl], as Just Dance exceeds 4 million sold.
[surl=]BioWare reveal details on importing characters into Dragon Age 2[/surl] – and how your decisions in the original game affect the sequel.
[surl=]Ask Iwata reveals Mario’s original first name![/surl] …will we find out another one later though?
[surl=]5 inspirations behind Costume Quest[/surl], from Tasha at Double Fine.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=]Low-res glasses come in 5 and 6 dpi[/surl] (that’s spectacles, for you cultural types).
[surl=]Angry Birds slingshot toys[/surl] – the prototype in action!

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
[surl=]BioShock case mod is completely submerged[/surl], and completely awesome.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=]8-Bit Labs gives shape to photorealistic game icons[/surl], some more than a little scary.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=]Ken Levine says we’re too star-struck by Hollywood[/surl], and games are more than a B-squad of aspiring filmmakers.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=]Icewind Dale[/surl] on GoG.


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