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=]WoW Cataclysm TV Spot[/surl] and [surl=]Cinematic Intro[/surl] send us into pre-BlizzCon frenzy.
[surl=]New Rift: Planes of Telara trailer[/surl]; I have no idea what just happened but I liked it.
[surl=]Rock of Ages is pretty funny[/surl], if this trailer is any indication.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=]Robot Unicorn Attack Heavy Metal edition[/surl] is just like the hit game but tough.

Vote early, vote often: Various online polls
[surl=!]Don’t forget the Mega Man Legends 3 poll[/surl], because if the one with bunny hair gets in we may cry.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Five things you didn’t know about Fallout: New Vegas[/surl]. How about that.
[surl=]How much is too much?[/surl] Chris Morris reckons the 3DS price tag is about right.
[surl=]Games journo Dan Amrich takes on the trolls[/surl] – good luck with that, guy.
[surl=]Cosmo reckons games are man-bait[/surl]; I wonder if they got the timeline we posted them?
[surl=]A practical Guide to Game Writing[/surl], useful for aspiring wordsmiths of all kinds.
[surl=–2]Learn game design by playing with Lego[/surl]. Stop taking all the twofers!

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
[surl=]AMD Radeon HD 6870 & 6850[/surl] launch this month, retail spills details.

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=]Blizzard taking StarCraft II hackers to court[/surl] – but sir! It’s just an innocent macro!
[surl=]Fan-made Duke 3D Unreal Engine 3 officially licensed[/surl]. No more illicit kisses in dark corners, aww.

History: Where we’ve been
[surl=]Bloomberg Game Changers documentary series[/surl] is available online, including a Steve Jobs ep for the Mac-tastic.
[surl=]Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis retrospective[/surl]; the games that made us great, eh?

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Nidhogg[/surl] is about fencing! The sword kind!
[surl=]Oil Rush[/surl] is a Linux game. No really. They do exist.
[surl=]Overgrowth[/surl] is the most awesome kung fu bunny sim ever.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Valve’s New Game Announced, Detailed[/surl] and it’s DotA 2!
[surl=]This Sims 3 blog[/surl] is bringing the sexy back to vampires, sparkle-free.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=]Sierra Adventure Games Coming to the iPad[/surl] but only until Activision notice.
[surl=]10 Best Multiplayer Games on the iPhone[/surl] – it’s not like you lack for friends with the same phone.
[surl=]EA confirm multiple iDevice titles[/surl] including Dead Space 2 and Need for Speed
[surl=]Nokia reveal 12 year old app dev[/surl]. Is that… is that allowed?
[surl=]Read L4D’s “The Sacrifice” on your iDevice[/surl], or write your own, even.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]You can play Kinect on the couch after all[/surl], Microsoft engineers may keep jobs.
[surl=]Force Unleashed II demo[/surl] is up on Xbox LIVE.
[surl=]Some dude has a half-million gamerscore[/surl], and you will never catch up.
[surl=]Sony predict strong holiday PS3 and Move sales[/surl], because it’s that or start crying in terror.
[surl=]Crazy taxi coming to console networks[/surl]; pedestrians beware!

In good company: Business news
[surl=]EA division reshuffles explored[/surl], still confusing.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=]Penny Arcade[/surl] are surprisingly keen on Kinect. And genitals, obviously.
[surl=]Hexed[/surl] is how Virtual Shackles describe the many side effects of Civ V.
[surl=]VG Cats[/surl] updated OMG
[surl=]Mario saved the Chilean miners[/surl], according to this leaked image.
[surl=]Nerfnow[/surl] highlights the “wrong way first” strategy.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]FFIV Online’s interface is unusual[/surl], to say the least.
[surl=]Critics pan FFIV Online in general[/surl], non-standard controls and features apparently fail to win hearts.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=]Corporate Censorship Kills Creative Innovation[/surl], explains Grumpy gamer, at length.
[surl=]Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett talks games[/surl] after his recent outing as national political champion.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Cliffy B chats to fans[/surl], discusses genital-flavoured ice cream and gay characters. Marcus and Dom slash, anyone?
[surl=]Fable not limited to trilogy[/surl], says Molyneux. So it probably is, then.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=]Fable 2 for free on Xbox LIVE hastily retracted[/surl], pity.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=]Arcana Heart 3 Special Edition[/surl] – obscure Japanese game brings the pink.
[surl=]Spacebar Threadless design[/surl] needs voting up before you can buy it.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
[surl=]StarCraft AI Competition comes to a close[/surl]; bots still can’t beat Koreans.
[surl=]TF2 Art Pass comp winners[/surl] are officially lovely.
[surl=]Atlus Want You[/surl] to dress up funny and score a massive haul of localised treasures!

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
[surl=]Pac-Man Jack-o-lantern[/surl] makes us nervous about the traditional sport of pumpkin kicking…

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
[surl=]Spend 2400 MS Points, get 800 free![/surl]

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=]Van Gordon[/surl] is silent, bad-ass, and possibly only has one ear.
[surl=]Crysis 2 box art[/surl] is no substitute for actual screenshots to drool over.


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