The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://www.gamerbytes.com/2010/10/footage_beyond_good_evil_hd_ub.php]Beyond Good and Evil HD footage[/surl], finally!
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/10/finally_a_decentlength_disaste.php]Disaster Report 4 trailer[/surl] is a minute and a half long.
[surl=http://au.gamespot.com/pc/puzzle/venusthecaseofthegrandslamqueen/images.html?sid=6280902]Venus: The Case of the Grand Slam Queen screens[/surl] are puzzling.
[surl=http://www.strategyinformer.com/pc/shogun2totalwar/movie/37523.html]Shogun 2: Total War trailer[/surl] features ninjas!

GDC Online 2010: Formerly GDC Austin
[surl=http://www.gdconf.com/news/gdc_online/gdc_online_2010_announcements_.html]A wrap-up of GDC Online coverage[/surl] from Gamasutra.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=http://www.techflash.com/seattle/2010/10/goldman_downgrades_microsoft_says_change_in_cource.html]Microsoft should split off their Xbox division[/surl] says Goldman Sachs.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.gamepolitics.com/2010/10/06/psychologist-%E2%80%9Cridiculous%E2%80%9D-assume-games-increase-violence-players]Psychologist: “Ridiculous” to assume games increase violence in players[/surl] – but will anyone listen?
[surl=http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=138349]Super Mario 25th Anniversary commercials[/surl] are from Japan, of course.
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/6160/tutorials_learning_to_play.php]Tutorials: Learning to Play[/surl], by Sheri Graner Ray.
[surl=http://www.pcpro.co.uk/blogs/2010/10/05/whats-steve-ballmers-favourite-xbox-game/]What is Steve Ballmer’s favourite Xbox game?[/surl] – he loves it with a passion.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=268252]Game bosses want to employ more women[/surl] – but girls don’t want to work in the industry.
[surl=http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/05/self-aiming-sniper-rifle/]Auto-aim comes to a RL battlefield near you[/surl] (no, seriously).

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
[surl=http://techreport.com/articles.x/19754]Gaming mouse changes shape[/surl] for a custom fit.
[surl=http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2010/10/06/amd-athlon-ii-x4-645-review/1]AMD Athlon II X4 645 Review[/surl] takes a look at the budget market.
[surl=http://www.gamingnexus.com/FullNews/Logitech-unveils-the-Revue-with-Google-TV/Item19908.aspx]Google TV gets a Revue[/surl] from Logitech.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/AdamSaltsman/20100929/6096/Tuning_Canabalt.php]Adam Saltsman discusses Canabalt tuning[/surl] for Flash and iPhone.
[surl=http://www.wonderlandblog.com/wonderland/2010/10/logic-gates-in-minecraft.html]Logic Gates in Minecraft[/surl] (is there nothing it can’t do?)
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/10/freeware_game_pick_babel_endur.html]Babel (by Endurion)[/surl] is a freeware game pick.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://www.vooks.net/story-19623-Barack-Obama-to-appear-in-NBA-JAM.html]Barack Obama and Sarah Palin playable in NBA Jam[/surl], of course!
[surl=http://blogs.sega.com/europe/2010/10/06/captain-america-heads-to-consoles-for-ww2-adventures-in-captain-america-super-soldier/]Captain America heads to consoles for WW2 adventures[/surl] in Captain America: Super Soldier.
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/10/06/typing_of_the_dead_revived/]Typing of the Dead is revived[/surl] – by a job-placement site.
[surl=http://www.incgamers.com/News/25474/deathspank-coming-to-pc-and-mac-through-steam]Deathspank coming to PC and Mac[/surl] via Steam.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=http://toucharcade.com/2010/10/06/sega-reveals-new-sonic-4-trailer-app-store-release-imminent/]Sonic 4 trailer[/surl] suggests the App Store release is coming soon.
[surl=http://theappera.com/2010/10/06/glyder-mini-golf-stranded-glus-free-games-insanity/]Glu’s Free Games Insanity[/surl] includes Glyder, Mini Golf and Stranded!
[surl=http://www.slidetoplay.com/story/new-app-a-day-the-ball-is-too-fast-the-game-is-too-slow-the-name-is-too-long]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=http://www.gamerzines.com/xbox-360/news/xbl-marketplace-october.html]Xbox Live Marketplace for October[/surl]: Sonic 4: Episode 1, Dead Space Ignition…
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/10/06/coming-to-playstation-plus-free-downloads-of-bloons-burn-zombie-burn-oddworld-abes-oddysee/]Coming to PlayStation Plus[/surl]: Free downloads! Bloons! Burn Zombie Burn! Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee!
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/30795/GDC_Online_Research_Finds_Glasses_Misinformation_Biggest_Challenges_For_3D.php]63% of gamers think 3D games are enabled through firmware updates[/surl].
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/kinect-take-down-demand-will-make-you-vomit-into-hands-185802.phtml]Microsoft aren’t pleased that you posted their Kinect advertisements[/surl] over a week ago.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.bungie.net/Inside/aboutus.aspx#27683]Bungie are looking for PS3 engineers[/surl] – what can it mean?
[surl=http://au.pc.ign.com/articles/112/1125910p1.html]Bungie also hint at a post-Halo game[/surl]… could it be connected?
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/30833/Ubisoft_Partners_With_PlaySpan_For_Microtransactions.php]Ubisoft partners with PlaySpan[/surl] to integrate microtransactions into games.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1942081]Jersey Shore RPG[/surl] is – fortunately – a mock-up by CollegeHumor.

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2010-10-06-75-million-songs-downloaded-for-rock-band-article]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=http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/57456/Free-Realms-Headed-to-Mac]Free Realms is headed to the Mac[/surl], on the same servers as their PC brethren.
[surl=http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/2005-Patch-4.0.1-PTR-Build-13156]World of Warcraft PTR patch 4.0.1 build 13156[/surl] will mean something to someone.
[surl=http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/10/06/cataclysm-justice-and-valor-point-drop-rates-revealed/]WoW: Cataclysm Justice and Valor Point drop rates revealed[/surl], reducing emblem clutter.
[surl=http://www.gamebynight.com/?p=2319]Undead Labs’ zombie MMO detailed[/surl] – braaaaainssss!
[surl=http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/games/blogs/screenplay/giving-the-locals-a-serve/20101006-167ud.html]Runes of Magic devs chat[/surl] about their new Aussie servers.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/10/06/square-enix-to-release-orchestrated-xenogears-album/]Square Enix will release an orchestrated Xenogears album[/surl] – and they want you to tell them which tracks to include.
[surl=http://www.originalsoundversion.com/?p=11787]Medal of Honor: Ramin Djawadi destroys the Taliban[/surl] with sound production.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=http://www.ripten.com/2010/10/05/jack-thompson-claims-victory-in-medal-of-honor-debate-says-gamers-can-go-to-hell-getsome/]Jack Thompson claims victory over Medal of Honor[/surl] – why are we still talking about him?

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/30814/Ubisoft_Just_Dance_Passes_4_Million_Katy_Perry_Joining_The_Party.php]Ubisoft believes dance category will “explode”[/surl], as Just Dance exceeds 4 million sold.
[surl=http://www.nowgamer.com/features/974/dragon-age-ii-bioware-interview?o=1]BioWare reveal details on importing characters into Dragon Age 2[/surl] – and how your decisions in the original game affect the sequel.
[surl=http://us.wii.com/iwata_asks/mario25th/vol2_page1.jsp]Ask Iwata reveals Mario’s original first name![/surl] …will we find out another one later though?
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/10/06/5-inspirations-behind-costume-quest-coming-to-ps3-october-19th/]5 inspirations behind Costume Quest[/surl], from Tasha at Double Fine.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://technabob.com/blog/2010/10/06/5-6-dpi-glasses-dzmitry-samal-design/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+TechnabobtechNewsBlog+(technabob)&utm_content=Google+Reader]Low-res glasses come in 5 and 6 dpi[/surl] (that’s spectacles, for you cultural types).
[surl=http://toucharcade.com/2010/10/06/video-of-angry-birds-prototype-slingshot-toys-in-action/]Angry Birds slingshot toys[/surl] – the prototype in action!

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
[surl=http://vimeo.com/15538129]BioShock case mod is completely submerged[/surl], and completely awesome.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://gaygamer.net/2010/10/fabulous_fan_art_8bit_labs_giv.html]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=http://www.develop-online.net/news/36046/Were-too-star-struck-by-Hollywood-says-Levine]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=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/65898]Icewind Dale[/surl] on GoG.

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