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=]Trine 2 trailer[/surl] comes with new character abilities.
[surl=]CoD: Black Ops trailer[/surl] refuses to hand you a medal of honor.
[surl=]Kirby’s Epic Yarn commercial[/surl] is from the US, this time.
[surl=]Super Meat Boy trailer[/surl] is from Team Meat.
[surl=]GT5 video[/surl] features the course maker, looks faaast.
[surl=]CoD: Black Ops screenshots[/surl] reveal a lot of the game’s secrets.

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

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Buggy Medal of Honor is superficial slaughter[/surl] – not quite what you want.
[surl=–2]Minecraft users building working computers inside the videogame[/surl]: Systems within systems…
[surl=]Flynn’s Arcade pops up at ElecTRONica[/surl] in Disney California Adventure.
[surl=]Don’t hate the game: hate the copy[/surl] is on Massively’s Soapbox.
[surl=]Redbox expands game rental program[/surl] to ‘thousands’ of its kiosks.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]One week to 2011 IGF competition deadline[/surl] – get crackin’!
[surl=]Wolfire releases Overgrowth Alpha 100[/surl] – congratulations, guys!

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Is Dead Space 2 all action[/surl], with no scares?
[surl=]Killzone 3 beta race starts today[/surl], at 8pm UK time on the PS store.
[surl=]DJ Hero 2 demo hits Best Buys[/surl], and a web demo which is fun for two minutes.
[surl=]THQ sign deal to bring Deepak Chopra’s teachings to games[/surl]… we’re as confused as you are.
[surl=]Quake Arena Arcade resurfaces[/surl], thanks to the Australian Classification Board.
[surl=]Outrun Online Arcade will be removed from EU PSN / XBLA in 2011[/surl] (it might be December 2011, but still.)
[surl=]Mortal Kombat settles into a komfortable online kommunity[/surl].
[surl=]THQ steps up their fight against pre-owned games[/surl] with a new DLC initiative.
[surl=]Capcom opens Ace Attorney site[/surl], teases new collaboration.
[surl=]Force Unleashed II demo[/surl] now available from XBL Marketplace.

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

In good company: Business news
[surl=]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=]NYCC 2010: DC Universe Online’s Q&A panel[/surl] and fan event!
[surl=]EQII’s GU58 fixes spells[/surl] and adds content.
[surl=]CCP’s EVE Online Commissioned Officer Edition[/surl] throws a life preserver to noobs.
[surl=]Iris Online key giveaway[/surl] for the upcoming beta.
[surl=]WoW: Cataclysm bonus DVD detailed[/surl] – lookin’ good, Blizz!
[surl=]City of Heroes trailer[/surl] unveils the Apex Task Force.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=]Fan-produced video game concert[/surl] is a US$60,000 labor of nerd love.
[surl=]Fable 3 Soundtrack[/surl] due October 26.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=]Activision Blizzard’s chief public policy officer speaks[/surl], says California law is “unnecessary” and a waste of money.
[surl=]Medal of Honor: Taliban name change imposes “nationalism on entertainment”[/surl], says a US marine.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Valve / Icefrog announcement coming tomorrow[/surl], is it a new Valve game?
[surl=]Stardock hires Civ4 mod creator[/surl], to run game development.
[surl=]Visceral Games explain what it’s like working with EA[/surl]. Less than fun, we hear.
[surl=]DJ Hero developer “won’t work on this forever”[/surl], wants to do other things in the future.
[surl=]Keiji Inafune hates his job and wants to retire[/surl], working for Capcom isn’t all that.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=,0,1263553.story]Man runs girlfriend off the road for taking his PlayStation[/surl].

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=]Steven Spielberg and EA cancel their joint gaming project[/surl], boo.

Closed for business: Industry closures / layoffs
[surl=]Robomodo reportedly suffering layoffs[/surl], before the release of their latest Tony Hawk title.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=]Dead Rising 2 Psycho Pack[/surl] released on Xbox Live and PSN.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=]Lord of the Rings Online Quest Packs[/surl], until midnight on the 13th.

[surl=]Is Sega working on Sonic Anniversary to coincide with the hedgehog’s 20th birthday?[/surl]


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