The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/10/frozenbyte_shares_new_trine_2.php]Trine 2 trailer[/surl] comes with new character abilities.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/10/12/new-black-ops-story-trailer-refuses-to-hand-you-a-medal-of-honor/]CoD: Black Ops trailer[/surl] refuses to hand you a medal of honor.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=269166]Kirby’s Epic Yarn commercial[/surl] is from the US, this time.
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/10/commercial_trailer_super_meat.html]Super Meat Boy trailer[/surl] is from Team Meat.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/10/12/course-maker-video-for-gt5-released/]GT5 video[/surl] features the course maker, looks faaast.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=269181]CoD: Black Ops screenshots[/surl] reveal a lot of the game’s secrets.

For a good cause: Gamers for Charity
[surl=http://www.benefitevil.com/]Benefit Evil[/surl] is a 3-day fundraising event for Child’s Play.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/10/medal-of-honor-story/]Buggy Medal of Honor is superficial slaughter[/surl] – not quite what you want.
[surl=http://www.motherboard.tv/2010/10/12/systems-within-systems-users-building-working-computers-inside-minecraft–2]Minecraft users building working computers inside the videogame[/surl]: Systems within systems…
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/10/flynns_arcade_pops_up_again_at_1.php]Flynn’s Arcade pops up at ElecTRONica[/surl] in Disney California Adventure.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/10/12/the-soapbox-dont-hate-the-game-hate-the-copy/]Don’t hate the game: hate the copy[/surl] is on Massively’s Soapbox.
[surl=http://www.xbox360digest.com/2010/10/10/redbox-video-game-rentals-coming-later-this-month/]Redbox expands game rental program[/surl] to ‘thousands’ of its kiosks.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/10/2011_igf_reminder_one_week_to.html]One week to 2011 IGF competition deadline[/surl] – get crackin’!
[surl=http://blog.wolfire.com/2010/10/Overgrowth-Alpha-100]Wolfire releases Overgrowth Alpha 100[/surl] – congratulations, guys!

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5661937/ea-dismisses-fears-that-action+packed-dead-space-2-wont-be-scary]Is Dead Space 2 all action[/surl], with no scares?
[surl=http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2010/10/12/playstation-plus-update-12-october-2010/]Killzone 3 beta race starts today[/surl], at 8pm UK time on the PS store.
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/65979]DJ Hero 2 demo hits Best Buys[/surl], and a web demo which is fun for two minutes.
[surl=http://investor.thq.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=96376&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1481325]THQ sign deal to bring Deepak Chopra’s teachings to games[/surl]… we’re as confused as you are.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/12/quake-arena-arcade-finally-submitted-to-australian-ratings-board/]Quake Arena Arcade resurfaces[/surl], thanks to the Australian Classification Board.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-10-12-outrun-online-arcade-taken-off-xbla-psn]Outrun Online Arcade will be removed from EU PSN / XBLA in 2011[/surl] (it might be December 2011, but still.)
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/10/12/mortal-kombat-settling-into-kozy-li-l-online-nook.aspx]Mortal Kombat settles into a komfortable online kommunity[/surl].
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=269233]THQ steps up their fight against pre-owned games[/surl] with a new DLC initiative.
[surl=http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=138931]Capcom opens Ace Attorney site[/surl], teases new collaboration.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/10/12/force-unleashed-ii-demo-available-now-from-marketplace/]Force Unleashed II demo[/surl] now available from XBL Marketplace.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5650758/is-the-nintendo-3ds-too-expensive]20% of Japanese gamers think the 3DS is too expensive[/surl], at 25,000 yen.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/13/technology/13social.html?_r=1&hp]DeNA acquires ngmoco for US$400 million[/surl], one of the largest deals ever involving an iPhone developer.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/10/12/nycc-2010-dcuos-qanda-panel-and-fan-event/]NYCC 2010: DC Universe Online’s Q&A panel[/surl] and fan event!
[surl=http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?topic_id=488352]EQII’s GU58 fixes spells[/surl] and adds content.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/10/12/ccps-eve-online-commissioned-officer-edition-throws-a-life-pres/]CCP’s EVE Online Commissioned Officer Edition[/surl] throws a life preserver to noobs.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/10/12/grab-a-key-for-iris-online-here-and-be-prepared-for-their-octobe/]Iris Online key giveaway[/surl] for the upcoming beta.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-10-12-cataclysm-bonus-dvd-detailed]WoW: Cataclysm bonus DVD detailed[/surl] – lookin’ good, Blizz!
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/10/12/city-of-heroes-unveils-the-trailer-for-the-apex-task-force/]City of Heroes trailer[/surl] unveils the Apex Task Force.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/10/hideo-concert/]Fan-produced video game concert[/surl] is a US$60,000 labor of nerd love.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/11/fable-3-soundtrack-coming-october-26/]Fable 3 Soundtrack[/surl] due October 26.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/game-270334-industry-california.html]Activision Blizzard’s chief public policy officer speaks[/surl], says California law is “unnecessary” and a waste of money.
[surl=http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130435221]Medal of Honor: Taliban name change imposes “nationalism on entertainment”[/surl], says a US marine.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.playdota.com/forums/blogs/icefrog/1406/valve-update/]Valve / Icefrog announcement coming tomorrow[/surl], is it a new Valve game?
[surl=http://forums.elementalgame.com/398829]Stardock hires Civ4 mod creator[/surl], to run game development.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/12/visceral-games-zach-mumbach-on-viscerals-development-culture/]Visceral Games explain what it’s like working with EA[/surl]. Less than fun, we hear.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=269294]DJ Hero developer “won’t work on this forever”[/surl], wants to do other things in the future.
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5661596/dead-rising-producer-hates-his-job-he-wants-to-retire]Keiji Inafune hates his job and wants to retire[/surl], working for Capcom isn’t all that.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-lehigh-township-video-game-chase-20101011,0,1263553.story]Man runs girlfriend off the road for taking his PlayStation[/surl].

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/11/report-rez-2-prototype-was-in-the-works-project-lmno-canned/]Steven Spielberg and EA cancel their joint gaming project[/surl], boo.

Closed for business: Industry closures / layoffs
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/30935/Source_Layoffs_At_Robomodo_Amid_Uncertain_PostShred_Future.php]Robomodo reportedly suffering layoffs[/surl], before the release of their latest Tony Hawk title.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=269356]Dead Rising 2 Psycho Pack[/surl] released on Xbox Live and PSN.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=http://www.lotro.com/lotrostoresale/856-24-hour-sale]Lord of the Rings Online Quest Packs[/surl], until midnight on the 13th.

RUMOURED:
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/sonic-anniversary-revealed-remaking-classic-sonic-levels-186028.phtml]Is Sega working on Sonic Anniversary to coincide with the hedgehog’s 20th birthday?[/surl]

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