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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=268960]Sonic 4 trailer[/surl] features a certain blue hedgehog.
[surl=http://www.thatvideogameblog.com/2010/10/11/third-assassins-creed-brotherhood-diary-arrives/]Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood video[/surl] is the third developer diary.
[surl=http://www.gametrailers.com/video/exclusive-classic-goldeneye-007/705927]GoldenEye 007 trailer[/surl] shows classic characters, part II.
[surl=http://forums.introversion.co.uk/introversion/viewtopic.php?t=2571]Minecraft video[/surl] shows the world’s largest Darwinian.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=269147]Kirby’s Epic Yarn ads[/surl] are from Japan, of course.

GDC Online 2010: Formerly GDC Austin
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/10/gdc_online_2010_the_complete_c.php]GDC Online 2010: The Complete Coverage[/surl] by GameSetWatch.
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/10/gdc_online_confirms_3000_atten.php]GDC Online confirms 3,000 attendees[/surl], and it will be back next year.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=269076]Microsoft cleaned up in September NPD[/surl], observes Pachter.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/10/wisdom_tree_giving_away_christ.php]Wisdom Tree gives away Christian games[/surl] if you get a high score.
[surl=http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=395121&page=35]Wii games in high-resolution[/surl] – an interesting study.
[surl=http://www.cheathappens.com/article_blizzardbans.asp]Are Blizzard banning StarCraft II single-player cheaters?[/surl]

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/11/limbo-creators-working-on-new-ip/]Prepare yourself for another Limbo-esque game[/surl], as they start work on a new IP.
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/10/indiecade_gamewalk_with_gaijin_1.html]IndieCade Gamewalk[/surl] with Alex Neuse of Gaijin Games.
[surl=http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/10/11/minecraft-hellshot-plus-darwinian-invasion/]Minecraft Hellshot[/surl] is from the impending Halloween patch.
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/10/indie_games_arcade_swimming_un.html]Swimming Under Clouds[/surl] is the latest from Piece of Pie studios.
[surl=http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/10/11/stood-up-count-down-dinner-date/]Dinner Date[/surl]: Stood up, count down.
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/10/trailer_bat_country_greg_serge.html]Bat Country[/surl] (Can’t stop here!)
[surl=http://www.conquest-game.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=142]Conquest: Divide and Conquer[/surl] has been released!
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/10/full_version_of_sombreros_rele.html]The full version of Sombreros is now out[/surl], too.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://www.famitsu.com/review/title/0000/0000/0006/8107/]XBLA shmup Omega Five comes to 3DS[/surl], but it’s okay if you don’t remember it.
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/games/batman_arkham_city/b/xbox360/archive/2010/10/11/batman-arkham-city-cover-story.aspx?PostPageIndex=1]Game Informer goes inside Batman’s Arkham City[/surl], and they sent us a postcard.
[surl=http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/10/x-men-destiny-preview/]X-Men Destiny lets you roll your own mutant[/surl], because that’s what you want to do.
[surl=http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/10/nothing-moves-the-blob-x-men-arcade-announced-for-xbla-psn.ars]X-Men Arcade announced[/surl] for PSN / XBLA.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-10-11-castlevania-los-sequel-confirmed]MercurySteam mentions “second” Castlevania: LoS game[/surl] on Spanish radio – Konami don’t comment.
[surl=http://www.movemodo.com/news/2010/10/heroes_on_the_move_imaginatively_renamed_playstation_move_heroes]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=http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/10/cut-the-rope-on-ios-combines-physics-monsters-and-candy.ars]Cut the Rope on iOS[/surl] combines physics, monsters and candy.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://www.gamingnexus.com/FullNews/U-Verse-coming-to-Xbox-3602c-Windows-Phone/Item19951.aspx]AT&T U-Verse customers can use their Xbox 360 as a set-top box[/surl] – I like where this is going.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/10/11/playstation-move-it-only-does-family-showdowns/]PlayStation Move – it only does family showdowns[/surl], or so we hear.
[surl=http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/article.php?id=20315]Red Mario Wii and DS consoles hit the UK[/surl] later this month.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5661017/in-which-koopa-gets-a-gold-star]In which Koopa gets a gold star[/surl] Mark Mark Mark!

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/10/11/lost-pages-of-taborea-armor-customizing-and-coloring/]Lost Pages of Taborea: Armor customising and coloring[/surl], for the fashion conscious MMO-fan.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/10/11/the-road-to-50-a-guide-to-filling-your-guild-wars-hall-of-monum/]A guide to filling your Guild Wars Hall of Monuments[/surl] from Massively.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=http://www.next-gen.biz/features/soundtracking-mario]Soundtracking Mario[/surl] looks at the franchise that made sound and music fun.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2010/10/11/tron-evolution-for-ps3-multiplayer-report-3d-details-playstation-move-update/]TRON Evolution dev discusses Move[/surl] and some controller adaptations.
[surl=http://www.nintendojo.com/news/single-stories/bit-trip-developer-confirms-3ds-project]Bit.Trip makers making 3DS game[/surl], one of the first indie developers confirmed.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-10-11-duke-forever-demo-for-everybody]Duke Nukem Forever demo is for “everybody”[/surl], not just Borderlands fans.
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/10/10/shenmue_city_osamu_murata/]Shenmue City has ‘lowered the quality'[/surl] of the franchise.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-10-08-nintendo-piracy-not-behind-poor-sales]Nintendo chip in on piracy[/surl] – it’s not solely to blame for poor sales.
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2010-10-08-cd-projekt-founders-resign-from-positions]The Witcher 2 is unaffected by CD Projekt resignations[/surl], which is reassuring.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=http://www.gamesradar.com/ps3/castlevania-lords-of-shadow/news/castlevania-lords-of-shadow-error-erases-ps3-save-data/a-2010100816116886011/g-2009060316201868024]Castlevania bug causes PS3 chaos[/surl] – it deletes your save data!

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.48262]Mini Wii-shaped hard drive enclosure[/surl], plus Wii-mote whistle keychains.
[surl=http://www.spritestitch.com/?p=2965]Chun Li plushie[/surl] has teeny little chubby legs!
[surl=http://www.threadless.com/submission/301811/Donkey_Tron?streetteam=jstruan]Threadless submission: Donkey Tron[/surl]

Closed for business: Industry closures / layoffs
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5661071/singularity-game-developer-hit-with-layoffs]Huge staff cuts at Raven Software[/surl], developers of Singularity.
[surl=http://www.adweek.com/aw/content_display/news/nontraditional/e3i09837ee3d3a16facea11a66bf53fc419]Microsoft shutting their in-game ad division[/surl], not just a rumour.

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