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=]Tim Schafer’s Costume Quest trailer[/surl], hits the PSN in time for Halloween.
[surl=]Twenty minutes of Black Ops footage[/surl] leaks freely from the beta.
[surl=]1C’s Men of War: Vietnam trailer[/surl]. South-east Asia is hot right now.
[surl=]Fallout: New Vegas trailer[/surl] is full of sex and violence. Age gate!

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=]US Kinect launch line up announced[/surl], offers 17 waggly good times.
[surl=]Top Facebook apps leaking user data[/surl]; aphids not your biggest problem.

Vote early, vote often: Various online polls
[surl=]2010 Australian Golden Joysticks voting opens[/surl], and it’s a crowded field this year.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=]September NPD figure break down[/surl], with graphs and everything.
[surl=]Gartner back tablets over consoles[/surl], yeah yeah.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Laptop stolen, but data returned[/surl], giving us seriously confused warm fuzzies.
[surl=]We are running out of IPv4 addresses[/surl], includes a diagram.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
[surl=]SilverStone FT03 & RV03 case preview[/surl] introduce some beauty.
[surl=]AMD’s new GPU line launches next week[/surl], codenamed ‘Northern Islands’.

History: Where we’ve been
[surl=]The NES turns 25[/surl], which makes me about a thousand.
[surl=]21st century guide to platform trolling[/surl] is rich in technical details.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Minecraft Portal tribute update[/surl] makes us ashamed of our efforts.
[surl=…but_from_an_unlikely_source]Unofficial Earthbound sequel incoming[/surl]. We’ll take it!

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Square Enix hiring more FFXIII Versus staff[/surl], maybe they will finish it this century.
[surl=]Willits: Zenimax essential to RAGE quality[/surl], power of publisher permits longer dev time.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=]Cut the Rope Q&Q[/surl] asks the hard questions on frog feeding.
[surl=]Replace your iPhone 4 back[/surl] with this bit of pure smex.
[surl]The Age recommends some Australian-made apps[/surl], because they can.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]Sega defend Vanquish’s length[/surl], but the critics say too hard, too short. Haa.
[surl=]Xbox LIVE to expand to nine more countries[/surl] to coincide with the launch of Kinect. Huh.
[surl=]Super Street Fighter IV 3D’s touch controls detailed[/surl]. Counter, super, cancel, aerial…

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Steam surpasses 30 million users[/surl], making it larger than the Czech Republic.
[surl=]Microsoft devote USD $500 million to Kinect marketing[/surl]; commence boggling.
[surl=]THQ open Montreal studio, appoint ex-Assassin’s Creed boss[/surl]. One to watch.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=]Peny Arcade take on Kirby’s Epic Yarn[/surl], no genitals mentioned.
[surl=]Nerfnow question morality[/surl], specifically, yours.
[surl=]Virtual Shackles seek a solution to the Taliban MoH question[/surl], and you won’t like it.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]Halloween event crashes WoW[/surl], Ichabod Crane fantasies put on hold.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=]Brazil calls for global GTA ban[/surl]; music licensing the culprit.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Vanquish producer Atushi Inaba talks … Vanquish[/surl], says its pretty good.

An Apple a day: The Mac side of things
[surl=]Steve Jobs says 7′ tablets are dead[/surl], says 10′ is the new average, hem hem.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
[surl=]Twitter comp for Killzone 3 keys[/surl]. Beta access in 140 characters.

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
[surl=]Metal Slug recreated in Lego[/surl], because some things need to be done.
[surl=]Yoshi pinata[/surl]. How could you beat that face?!

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
[surl=]App Store hits 300,000 titles[/surl], number of fart apps unknown.
[surl=]Angry Birds reaches 2 million Android downloads[/surl]. That’s a lot of unhappy avians.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=]Star Wars portraits[/surl]. Who are we to argue?

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=]Netflix native app for Wii download available now[/surl] for those on the side of the world that matters to.
[surl=]Back to the Future BluRay includes free Telltale game[/surl]; no prizes for guessing which (unreleased) one.

Advertising: They want you to buy stuff
[surl=]Scary WiiSports banner[/surl] makes us uncomfortable.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=]Two new maps in Halo: Reach update[/surl], which you don’t have to pay for.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=]Journey of Fortune on sale till next update[/surl], is a strange and beautiful beast.
[surl=]iTunes cards on the cheap[/surl], thank you, Australian retail.

Jaw Drop of the Day: Feats of strength, skill, and brains
[surl=]Demon’s Souls completed in under one hour[/surl] must be seen to be believed.

Rumoured: Don’t tell anyone
[surl=]Job ads stir up Elder Scrolls MMO whispers[/surl] – again!
[surl=]Apple priming 11.6′ MacBook Air[/surl], the little birdies tell us.

Announced: Hark the heralds!
[surl=]Visceral’s new C&C game[/surl] might not be the RTS you’re expecting.


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