The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=]Alan Wake trailer[/surl] is for The Writer.
[surl=]Spelunky XBLA screenshots[/surl] feature new graphics and explosions!
[surl=]Earthrise screenshots[/surl] finally give us a panoramic glimpse of the world.
[surl=]Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wii footage[/surl] brings more details for the game.
[surl=]Marvel vs. Capcom 3 screens[/surl] leak Magneto and M.O.D.O.K.
[surl=]Vanquish screenshots[/surl] are, as expected, gorgeous.
[surl=]Dead Nation trailer[/surl] is full to the tippy-top with zombies.
[surl=]NBA 2K11 trailer[/surl] wants to become the greatest.
[surl=]Conduit 2 screens[/surl] get more and more intriguing.

BlizzCon 2010: A celebration of all things Blizzard
[surl=]BlizzCon store’s 48-hour online pre-sale[/surl], so you don’t have to buy merch at the event.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=]LunchTimeWaster: Box[/surl] (ow, my brain).

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Failure in my pocket[/surl] – Gaming’s tortured history of handheld convergence.
[surl=]Round-up: Gamasutra network jobs[/surl], week of October 8.
[surl=]Changes: Fatherhood[/surl]
[surl=]Gamestation offers XP for trade-ins[/surl]… will it catch on?
[surl=]Teeny tiny Pac-Man[/surl] is only 3.5 microns.
[surl=]An epic game of D&D starring Penny Arcade and Wil Wheaton[/surl]
[surl=]Retailers say publisher efforts to squash used-game sales aren’t working[/surl], and it’s still a strong part of their business.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
[surl=]Google TV launch hardware to be expensive and clunky[/surl] – tell us what you really think!

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=]Tim Langdell is apparently stripped of his Edge trademarks[/surl] following the failed lawsuit.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Hello Games’ Murray chats about What Joe Did Next[/surl].
[surl=]Cobalt – from Oxeye Games[/surl] has a new trailer.
[surl=]Xbox Indie Video Review Roundup[/surl] – lookin’ good!
[surl=]An extended interview with Monaco’s Andy Schatz[/surl].
[surl=]Constant danger fuels addictive indie game Minecraft[/surl] (in case you didn’t know).
[surl=]Dinner Date trailer[/surl] is from Stout Games.
[surl=]Best of Indie Games[/surl]: Gardens, Graveyards and Mazes.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]BioShock 2 PC will not be getting Minerva’s Den or Protector Trials[/surl]. Boo.
[surl=]Blizzard teases next StarCraft II balancing patch[/surl] – you got it, they’re focussing on Zerg.
[surl=]God of War: Ghost of Sparta includes bonuses for God of War III[/surl] – including a Deimos skin (that’s Kratos’ brother).
[surl=]Shank escapes via Steam[/surl], October 26.
[surl=]GameStop reports record-breaking Black Ops pre-orders[/surl], not really surprising.
[surl=]Gears of war 3 beta promised[/surl], in early 2011.
[surl=]Super Mario All-Stars – 25th Anniversary Edition[/surl] dated for Europe.
[surl=]Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 makes jumping optional[/surl], for retro difficulty.
[surl=]X-men: Destiny announced[/surl], due in 2011.
[surl=]Killzone 3 multiplayer beta[/surl] kicks off, October 25.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=]WINtA is a rhythm game from the creator of PaRappa the Rapper[/surl], so you know it’ll be good.
[surl=]Shenmue series returns in Japan[/surl] …for mobile phones.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]Introducing Kinect’s inflatable boat accessory[/surl]. We’re not kidding.
[surl=]Wii Vitality Sensor resurfaces in a new patent application[/surl], with an explanation including a light beam and photodetector.
[surl=]Nintendo predict the 3DS will be the first 3D device sold “in significant volume”[/surl] when it’s released next year.
[surl=]They also believe the Wii ‘could be in trouble’ post-Christmas[/surl], uh-oh.
[surl=]Wii Sports Resort will be bundled with the Wiimote Plus[/surl] …in Japan, at least.
[surl=]Nintendo hacks Super Mario Bros. for limited-edition Wii[/surl] (happy birthday!)

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Microsoft are closing their in-game advertising unit, Massive Inc.[/surl] – or at least selling it off.
[surl=]GameTap to shut down their Atlanta support office[/surl], moving tech support to France.
[surl=]Paragon Studios hit by layoffs[/surl] (they created City of Heroes).
[surl=]11 Bit Studios formed[/surl], game announcement countdown in 7 days.

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
[surl=]Bon Jovi’s Greatest Hits to be released for Rock Band 3[/surl], as DLC.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]Capsuleer iPhone app for EVE Online ceases development[/surl], CCP responds.
[surl=]Star Wars: The Old Republic reveals the planet Ilum[/surl] – where you get crystals from to make into lightsabers.
[surl=]Guild Wars 2 Player Reward Calculator[/surl] detailed and explained.
[surl=]EVE Online gets an overhauled character creator[/surl].
[surl=]Global Agenda update tweaks PvP and AvA modes[/surl], thanks Hi-Rez!

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=]Video Games Live to release video concert[/surl], October 19 – on both Blu-ray and DVD.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=]Lead counsel in SCOTUS Violent Games case lays out arguments[/surl], and they’re awesome.
[surl=]You Can’t Control Me[/surl] – let Senator Leland Yee know you stand up for your First Amendment rights.
[surl=–185917.phtml]Fox News asks if NBA Jam is ‘bipartisan'[/surl], with the inclusion of Obama and Palin.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Behind the scenes of Shattered Dimensions[/surl], from One of Swords.
[surl=]Borderlands and Duke Nukem Forever creators go behind the scenes[/surl], “Borderlands 3 is sort of a prequel…”
[surl=]3DS is below minimum specs required by the Unreal engine[/surl] says Epic.

In the Cloud: Taking computing to the next level
[surl=]Gaikai set to go live in mid-December[/surl], it’s already feature complete.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=]Threadless t-shirt submission: Bruvva[/surl]. Yes, please.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
[surl=…can_you_help_find_chibi_in_nyc]Okamiden: can you help find Chibi in NYC?[/surl]

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
[surl=]Craft your own Minecraft papercraft …crafts[/surl], yay!
[surl=]LEGO Pokemon[/surl], from the “why didn’t someone think of this sooner” files.

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
[surl=]League of Legends leads Game Developers Choice Online Award winners[/surl].

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=]Killing Floor: The Incendiary Pack[/surl] (plus a new character pack, to boot!).
[surl=]Dead Rising 2 Theme Pack Details[/surl] – released starting this week.

[surl=]Is Japanese gaming network DeNA buying ngmoco?[/surl]


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