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 trailer[/surl] features a certain blue hedgehog.
[surl=]Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood video[/surl] is the third developer diary.
[surl=]GoldenEye 007 trailer[/surl] shows classic characters, part II.
[surl=]Minecraft video[/surl] shows the world’s largest Darwinian.
[surl=]Kirby’s Epic Yarn ads[/surl] are from Japan, of course.

GDC Online 2010: Formerly GDC Austin
[surl=]GDC Online 2010: The Complete Coverage[/surl] by GameSetWatch.
[surl=]GDC Online confirms 3,000 attendees[/surl], and it will be back next year.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=]Microsoft cleaned up in September NPD[/surl], observes Pachter.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Wisdom Tree gives away Christian games[/surl] if you get a high score.
[surl=]Wii games in high-resolution[/surl] – an interesting study.
[surl=]Are Blizzard banning StarCraft II single-player cheaters?[/surl]

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Prepare yourself for another Limbo-esque game[/surl], as they start work on a new IP.
[surl=]IndieCade Gamewalk[/surl] with Alex Neuse of Gaijin Games.
[surl=]Minecraft Hellshot[/surl] is from the impending Halloween patch.
[surl=]Swimming Under Clouds[/surl] is the latest from Piece of Pie studios.
[surl=]Dinner Date[/surl]: Stood up, count down.
[surl=]Bat Country[/surl] (Can’t stop here!)
[surl=]Conquest: Divide and Conquer[/surl] has been released!
[surl=]The full version of Sombreros is now out[/surl], too.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]XBLA shmup Omega Five comes to 3DS[/surl], but it’s okay if you don’t remember it.
[surl=]Game Informer goes inside Batman’s Arkham City[/surl], and they sent us a postcard.
[surl=]X-Men Destiny lets you roll your own mutant[/surl], because that’s what you want to do.
[surl=]X-Men Arcade announced[/surl] for PSN / XBLA.
[surl=]MercurySteam mentions “second” Castlevania: LoS game[/surl] on Spanish radio – Konami don’t comment.
[surl=]Heroes on the Move renamed[/surl], to the much less interesting PlayStation Move Heroes. Bleh.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=]Cut the Rope on iOS[/surl] combines physics, monsters and candy.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]AT&T U-Verse customers can use their Xbox 360 as a set-top box[/surl] – I like where this is going.
[surl=]PlayStation Move – it only does family showdowns[/surl], or so we hear.
[surl=]Red Mario Wii and DS consoles hit the UK[/surl] later this month.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=]In which Koopa gets a gold star[/surl] Mark Mark Mark!

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]Lost Pages of Taborea: Armor customising and coloring[/surl], for the fashion conscious MMO-fan.
[surl=]A guide to filling your Guild Wars Hall of Monuments[/surl] from Massively.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=]Soundtracking Mario[/surl] looks at the franchise that made sound and music fun.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]TRON Evolution dev discusses Move[/surl] and some controller adaptations.
[surl=]Bit.Trip makers making 3DS game[/surl], one of the first indie developers confirmed.
[surl=]Duke Nukem Forever demo is for “everybody”[/surl], not just Borderlands fans.
[surl=]Shenmue City has ‘lowered the quality'[/surl] of the franchise.
[surl=]Nintendo chip in on piracy[/surl] – it’s not solely to blame for poor sales.
[surl=]The Witcher 2 is unaffected by CD Projekt resignations[/surl], which is reassuring.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=]Castlevania bug causes PS3 chaos[/surl] – it deletes your save data!

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=]Mini Wii-shaped hard drive enclosure[/surl], plus Wii-mote whistle keychains.
[surl=]Chun Li plushie[/surl] has teeny little chubby legs!
[surl=]Threadless submission: Donkey Tron[/surl]

Closed for business: Industry closures / layoffs
[surl=]Huge staff cuts at Raven Software[/surl], developers of Singularity.
[surl=]Microsoft shutting their in-game ad division[/surl], not just a rumour.


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