The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfPtkexMc14]WoW Cataclysm TV Spot[/surl] and [surl=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq4Y7ztznKc]Cinematic Intro[/surl] send us into pre-BlizzCon frenzy.
[surl=http://www.gametrailers.com/video/exclusive-dynamic-rift-planes/706218]New Rift: Planes of Telara trailer[/surl]; I have no idea what just happened but I liked it.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/10/15/rock-of-ages-for-ps3-hilarious-new-renaissance-trailer/]Rock of Ages is pretty funny[/surl], if this trailer is any indication.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=http://fingergaming.com/2010/10/13/adult-swim-launches-robot-unicorn-attack-heavy-metal-edition]Robot Unicorn Attack Heavy Metal edition[/surl] is just like the hit game but tough.

Vote early, vote often: Various online polls
[surl=http://www.capcom-unity.com/snow_infernus/blog/2010/10/15/reminder:_vote_for_your_favorite_design_in_the_mega_man_legends_3_heroine_contest!]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=http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gamehunters/post/2010/10/five-things-you-didnt-know-about-fallout-new-vegas/1?csp=34]Five things you didn’t know about Fallout: New Vegas[/surl]. How about that.
[surl=http://uk.ds.gamespy.com/articles/112/1128431p1.html]How much is too much?[/surl] Chris Morris reckons the 3DS price tag is about right.
[surl=http://oneofswords.com/2010/10/so-lets-talk-about-my-eye/]Games journo Dan Amrich takes on the trolls[/surl] – good luck with that, guy.
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5666178/how-to-keep-your-man-play-video-games]Cosmo reckons games are man-bait[/surl]; I wonder if they got the timeline we posted them?
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/6171/a_practical_guide_to_game_writing.php]A practical Guide to Game Writing[/surl], useful for aspiring wordsmiths of all kinds.
[surl=http://www.motherboard.tv/2010/10/15/learn-game-design-by-playing-with-legos–2]Learn game design by playing with Lego[/surl]. Stop taking all the twofers!

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
[surl=http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33969681]AMD Radeon HD 6870 & 6850[/surl] launch this month, retail spills details.

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=http://www.thatvideogameblog.com/2010/10/17/blizzard-taking-starcraft-ii-hackers-to-court/]Blizzard taking StarCraft II hackers to court[/surl] – but sir! It’s just an innocent macro!
[surl=http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/10/fan-made-duke-3d-update-is-now-official-blessed-by-creators.ars]Fan-made Duke 3D Unreal Engine 3 officially licensed[/surl]. No more illicit kisses in dark corners, aww.

History: Where we’ve been
[surl=http://www.macrumors.com/2010/10/15/bloombergs-steve-jobs-documentary-now-available-online-re-airing-tonight/]Bloomberg Game Changers documentary series[/surl] is available online, including a Steve Jobs ep for the Mac-tastic.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/indiana-jones-and-the-fate-of-atlantis-retrospective]Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis retrospective[/surl]; the games that made us great, eh?

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/10/indie_games_arcade_nidhogg_mes.html]Nidhogg[/surl] is about fencing! The sword kind!
[surl=http://www.linuxgames.com/archives/15904]Oil Rush[/surl] is a Linux game. No really. They do exist.
[surl=http://blog.wolfire.com/2010/10/First-fighting-test]Overgrowth[/surl] is the most awesome kung fu bunny sim ever.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/10/13/dota-2-announced-details.aspx]Valve’s New Game Announced, Detailed[/surl] and it’s DotA 2!
[surl=http://www.thesims3.com/community/news.html?selMonth=9&selYear=2010#-1389307589]This Sims 3 blog[/surl] is bringing the sexy back to vampires, sparkle-free.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=http://toucharcade.com/2010/10/15/sierra-adventure-games-coming-to-the-ipad-but-not-how-you-would-think/]Sierra Adventure Games Coming to the iPad[/surl] but only until Activision notice.
[surl=http://www.slidetoplay.com/story/best-multiplayer-games-on-the-iphone]10 Best Multiplayer Games on the iPhone[/surl] – it’s not like you lack for friends with the same phone.
[surl=http://mmomfg.com/2010/10/15/iphone-dead-space-2-1015/]EA confirm multiple iDevice titles[/surl] including Dead Space 2 and Need for Speed
[surl=http://www.develop-online.net/news/36095/Nokia-reveals-12-year-old-app-developer]Nokia reveal 12 year old app dev[/surl]. Is that… is that allowed?
[surl=http://www.l4d.com/blog/post.php?id=4493]Read L4D’s “The Sacrifice” on your iDevice[/surl], or write your own, even.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-10-15-kinects-sitting-down-woes-finally-over]You can play Kinect on the couch after all[/surl], Microsoft engineers may keep jobs.
[surl=http://majornelson.com/archive/2010/10/11/demo-star-wars-the-force-unleashed-ii.aspx]Force Unleashed II demo[/surl] is up on Xbox LIVE.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/17/the-guy-with-the-half-million-gamerscore/]Some dude has a half-million gamerscore[/surl], and you will never catch up.
[surl=http://www.gamepro.com/article/news/216935/sony-predicts-green-holiday-season/]Sony predict strong holiday PS3 and Move sales[/surl], because it’s that or start crying in terror.
[surl=http://blogs.sega.com/europe/2010/10/13/crazy-taxi-available-for-hire-again-on-xbl-psn-this-november/]Crazy taxi coming to console networks[/surl]; pedestrians beware!

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.next-gen.biz/features/remodeling-ea-part-three]EA division reshuffles explored[/surl], still confusing.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/10/15/]Penny Arcade[/surl] are surprisingly keen on Kinect. And genitals, obviously.
[surl=http://www.virtualshackles.com/153]Hexed[/surl] is how Virtual Shackles describe the many side effects of Civ V.
[surl=http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=299]VG Cats[/surl] updated OMG
[surl=http://www.thetanooki.com/2010/10/15/mario-youve-saved-the-chilean-miners/]Mario saved the Chilean miners[/surl], according to this leaked image.
[surl=http://nerfnow.com/comic/397]Nerfnow[/surl] highlights the “wrong way first” strategy.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/104458-Selling-Items-Impossible-in-Final-Fantasy-XIV-Compared-to-WoW]FFIV Online’s interface is unusual[/surl], to say the least.
[surl=http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/10/final-fantasy-xiv-reviews/]Critics pan FFIV Online in general[/surl], non-standard controls and features apparently fail to win hearts.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=http://grumpygamer.com/1547879]Corporate Censorship Kills Creative Innovation[/surl], explains Grumpy gamer, at length.
[surl=http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/games/blogs/screenplay/your-turn-build-your-own-politician/20101017-16pa4.html]Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett talks games[/surl] after his recent outing as national political champion.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.gamesasylum.com/2010/10/17/bleszinski-ill-make-a-gay-videogame-character/?]Cliffy B chats to fans[/surl], discusses genital-flavoured ice cream and gay characters. Marcus and Dom slash, anyone?
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/10/17/molyneux-fable-not-limited-to-trilogy/]Fable not limited to trilogy[/surl], says Molyneux. So it probably is, then.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/708087/Fable-2-Available-For-Free-On-Xbox-MarketplaceFor-Now.html]Fable 2 for free on Xbox LIVE hastily retracted[/surl], pity.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/10/17/an-image-of-the-arcana-heart-3-special-edition/]Arcana Heart 3 Special Edition[/surl] – obscure Japanese game brings the pink.
[surl=http://technabob.com/blog/2010/10/17/spacebar-t-shirt-montro-threadless/]Spacebar Threadless design[/surl] needs voting up before you can buy it.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
[surl=http://games.slashdot.org/story/10/10/15/1411228/emStarCraftem-AI-Competition-Results]StarCraft AI Competition comes to a close[/surl]; bots still can’t beat Koreans.
[surl=http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=4489]TF2 Art Pass comp winners[/surl] are officially lovely.
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/10/17/atlus-kicks-off-their-annual-atlus_2d00_o_2d00_weenie-event.aspx]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=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/16/treat-yourself-to-this-pac-pumpkin-halloween-lawn-decoration/]Pac-Man Jack-o-lantern[/surl] makes us nervous about the traditional sport of pumpkin kicking…

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
[surl=http://www.ecogamer.com.au/content/94-limited-time-offer/3804-800-free-ms-points]Spend 2400 MS Points, get 800 free![/surl]

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://gamovr.mx981.com/post/2617]Van Gordon[/surl] is silent, bad-ass, and possibly only has one ear.
[surl=http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/57608/Crysis-2-Box-Art-Standard-Limited-Edition-Nano-Edition]Crysis 2 box art[/surl] is no substitute for actual screenshots to drool over.

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