The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/10/18/costume-quest-for-psn-tim-schafer-and-tasha-harris-bring-the-treats/]Tim Schafer’s Costume Quest trailer[/surl], hits the PSN in time for Halloween.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=270092]Twenty minutes of Black Ops footage[/surl] leaks freely from the beta.
[surl=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdaB2L3vFE0]1C’s Men of War: Vietnam trailer[/surl]. South-east Asia is hot right now.
[surl=http://www.gametrailers.com/video/hack-fallout-new/706323]Fallout: New Vegas trailer[/surl] is full of sex and violence. Age gate!

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=http://majornelson.com/archive/2010/10/18/announcing-the-kinect-launch-portfolio.aspx]US Kinect launch line up announced[/surl], offers 17 waggly good times.
[surl=http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/10/many-faceook-apps-found-to-be-collecting-selling-user-info.ars]Top Facebook apps leaking user data[/surl]; aphids not your biggest problem.

Vote early, vote often: Various online polls
[surl=http://www.goldenjoystick.com/australia/]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=http://www.next-gen.biz/news/tablets-posing-threat-to-gaming-devices]Gartner back tablets over consoles[/surl], yeah yeah.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.geekologie.com/2010/10/how_kind_of_you_man_has_laptop.php]Laptop stolen, but data returned[/surl], giving us seriously confused warm fuzzies.
[surl=http://arstechnica.com/web/news/2010/10/well-of-remaining-ipv4-address-blocks-quickly-running-dry.ars]We are running out of IPv4 addresses[/surl], includes a diagram.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
[surl=http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2010/10/19/silverstone-rv03-ft03-and-rv02w-preview/1]SilverStone FT03 & RV03 case preview[/surl] introduce some beauty.
[surl=http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33969674]AMD’s new GPU line launches next week[/surl], codenamed ‘Northern Islands’.

History: Where we’ve been
[surl=http://www.1up.com/news/day-history-nintendo-entertainment-system-released-1985]The NES turns 25[/surl], which makes me about a thousand.
[surl=http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/guides/2010/10/the-21st-century-guide-to-platform-trolling-windows-sucks.ars]21st century guide to platform trolling[/surl] is rich in technical details.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/10/18/portal-tribute-minecraft-mods-continue-to-impress.aspx]Minecraft Portal tribute update[/surl] makes us ashamed of our efforts.
[surl=http://www.thekartel.com/derkasan/blog/2010/10/18/earthbound_sequel_mother_4_is_in_development…but_from_an_unlikely_source]Unofficial Earthbound sequel incoming[/surl]. We’ll take it!

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/10/18/ff_versus_xiii_planners/]Square Enix hiring more FFXIII Versus staff[/surl], maybe they will finish it this century.
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/10/18/rage-would-have-been-rushed-into-release-without-zenimax-says-i/]Willits: Zenimax essential to RAGE quality[/surl], power of publisher permits longer dev time.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=http://www.slidetoplay.com/story/slide-to-play-q-and-a-cut-the-rope]Cut the Rope Q&Q[/surl] asks the hard questions on frog feeding.
[surl=http://technabob.com/blog/2010/10/17/iphone-4-metal-back-replacement]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=http://www.gamerzines.com/xbox-360/news/sega-vanquish-10-hour-campaign.html]Sega defend Vanquish’s length[/surl], but the critics say too hard, too short. Haa.
[surl=http://www.mcvuk.com/news/41371/Xbox-Live-expands-to-nine-more-countries]Xbox LIVE to expand to nine more countries[/surl] to coincide with the launch of Kinect. Huh.
[surl=http://www.capcom-unity.com/jgonzo/blog/2010/10/15/new_details_on_super_street_fighter_iv_3ds_touch_controls]Super Street Fighter IV 3D’s touch controls detailed[/surl]. Counter, super, cancel, aerial…

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://store.steampowered.com/news/4502/]Steam surpasses 30 million users[/surl], making it larger than the Czech Republic.
[surl=http://www.industrygamers.com/news/microsoft-reportedly-spending-half-a-billion-dollars-on-kinect-campaign/]Microsoft devote USD $500 million to Kinect marketing[/surl]; commence boggling.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/10/19/thq-announces-montreal-studio-adds-patrice-desliets-to-studio/]THQ open Montreal studio, appoint ex-Assassin’s Creed boss[/surl]. One to watch.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/10/18/]Peny Arcade take on Kirby’s Epic Yarn[/surl], no genitals mentioned.
[surl=http://nerfnow.com/comic/398]Nerfnow question morality[/surl], specifically, yours.
[surl=http://www.virtualshackles.com/151]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=http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/10/18/headless-horseman-pumpkin-shrine-crashes-game/]Halloween event crashes WoW[/surl], Ichabod Crane fantasies put on hold.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=270310]Brazil calls for global GTA ban[/surl]; music licensing the culprit.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-10-14-platinumgames-atsushi-inaba-talks-vanquish]Vanquish producer Atushi Inaba talks … Vanquish[/surl], says its pretty good.

An Apple a day: The Mac side of things
[surl=http://www.macrumors.com/2010/10/18/steve-jobs-criticizes-7-inch-tablets-says-10-inches-minimum/]Steve Jobs says 7′ tablets are dead[/surl], says 10′ is the new average, hem hem.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/10/19/guerrilla-giving-away-300-killzone-3-codes-to-random-twitter-users/]Twitter comp for Killzone 3 keys[/surl]. Beta access in 140 characters.

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5667201/the-lego-metal-slug-hauls-some-serious-ass]Metal Slug recreated in Lego[/surl], because some things need to be done.
[surl=http://www.spritestitch.com/?p=2983]Yoshi pinata[/surl]. How could you beat that face?!

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2010-10-18-app-store-now-home-to-300-000-titles]App Store hits 300,000 titles[/surl], number of fart apps unknown.
[surl=http://www.develop-online.net/news/36113/Androids-Angry-Birds-hits-2m-downloads]Angry Birds reaches 2 million Android downloads[/surl]. That’s a lot of unhappy avians.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/10/star-wars-visions/]Star Wars portraits[/surl]. Who are we to argue?

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/18/netflix-native-app-for-wii-available-now/]Netflix native app for Wii download available now[/surl] for those on the side of the world that matters to.
[surl=http://www.ugo.com/games/back-to-the-future-blu-ray-includes-voucher-for-free-game]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=http://gamovr.mx981.com/post/2625]Scary WiiSports banner[/surl] makes us uncomfortable.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=http://www.incgamers.com/News/25605/]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=http://toucharcade.com/2010/10/17/journey-of-fortune-dragons-fire-for-ipad-a-unique-rpg-99-today-only/]Journey of Fortune on sale till next update[/surl], is a strange and beautiful beast.
[surl=http://www.ecogamer.com.au/content/100-saleclearance/3816-cheap-itunes-cards]iTunes cards on the cheap[/surl], thank you, Australian retail.

Jaw Drop of the Day: Feats of strength, skill, and brains
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/10/19/demons-souls-finished-in-under-an-hour-video/]Demon’s Souls completed in under one hour[/surl] must be seen to be believed.

Rumoured: Don’t tell anyone
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/10/18/rumor-elder-scrolls-mmo-in-the-works/]Job ads stir up Elder Scrolls MMO whispers[/surl] – again!
[surl=http://www.macrumors.com/2010/10/15/apple-to-introduce-11-6-inch-macbook-air-with-ssd-card-integrated-storage-next-week/]Apple priming 11.6′ MacBook Air[/surl], the little birdies tell us.

Announced: Hark the heralds!
[surl=http://www.gamerzines.com/xbox-360/news/vg-confirm-cc-project.html]Visceral’s new C&C game[/surl] might not be the RTS you’re expecting.

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