The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://irrationalgames.com/insider/bioshock-infinite-desktops/]BioShock infinite desktop art[/surl]. Pimpin’.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5669373/how-many-hours-does-the-human-race-spend-playing-facebook-every-month]Facebook games suck up 927 million hours each month[/surl], pretty infographic advices.
[surl=http://www.industrygamers.com/news/facebook-game-from-doom-creator-debuts-today/]John Romero’s Facebook app Ravenwood Fair launches[/surl], it’s… cuddly.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.mcvuk.com/news/41439/Metacritic-wants-reviews-to-be-art]Metacritic want reviews to be art[/surl], they should check out mine, baby.
[surl=http://www.geekologie.com/2010/10/learning_by_looking_evolution.php]The evolution of geeks[/surl]. Everyone loves pigeon holes!
[surl=http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2010/10/microsoft-sees-unprecedented-wave-of-java-malware-exploits.ars]Java and PDF exploit attempts spike sharply[/surl]; Microsoft concerned.
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2010/10/20/minimalism-done-right.aspx]A list of minimalist games[/surl] features some absolute gold.
[surl=http://store.steampowered.com/news/4518/]TF2 update[/surl] is all about trading.
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/10/20/guardians-of-graxia-now-available-on-gamersgate/]Guardians of Graxia only on GamersGate[/surl], damn.
[surl=http://www.garry.tv/?p=2127]Garry’s Mod’s trampolines[/surl] are Garry’s own personal favourite, for good reason.
[surl=http://www.restorerestartquit.com/?p=610]In defence of the “gamer” label[/surl]. Well said!
[surl=http://www.strategyinformer.com/news/9602/ea-patch-pc-medal-of-honor]Medal of Honor PC patch[/surl], thank goodness.

Hardware: Stuff to play games on
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5669407/the-future-of-pc-game-graphics-today]Futuremark demo shows off latest graphics tech[/surl]. So start saving for a new GPU.
[surl=http://www.macrumors.com/2010/10/20/apple-announces-new-13-3-inch-and-11-6-inch-macbook-air-models-with-flash-storage/]Apple’s new teeny-tiny MacBook Air models[/surl] are super smexy.

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=http://games.slashdot.org/story/10/10/20/0354214/Sony-Gets-Nasty-With-PSBreak-Buyers]Sony tackle individual PSBreak users[/surl], so behave.

History: Where we’ve been
[surl=http://nesguide.com/25/]749 NES games in 15 minutes[/surl], to celebrate the console’s 25th anniversary.
[surl=http://www.thetanooki.com/2010/10/20/club-nintendo-keeps-marios-birthday-bash-going/]… and Club Nintendo are offering special merch[/surl] to mark the occasion.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/10/19/electric-box-2-eclectic-boogaloo/]Electric Boogaloo is a time sink[/surl], yes it is.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/112/1129209p1.html]DMC’s Dante needed to be completely different[/surl], says Capcom.
[surl=http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/driving/wipeout/news.html?sid=6282471]Studio Liverpool working on new racer[/surl], perhaps Wipeout, perhaps not.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2010-10-21-angry-birds-dev-will-not-use-chillingo-again]Angry Bird devs won’t use EA-owned app publisher[/surl]. No selling out, man.
[surl=http://fingergaming.com/2010/10/20/super-twario-finally-twitter-is-good-for-something/]Super Twario combines platforming with Twitter[/surl], which is good, I guess?

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://uk.xboxlive.ign.com/articles/112/1129511p1.html]Xbox Silver has a new name[/surl], makes PSN Standard’s namelessness look dodgy.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/10/20/god-of-war-collection-on-the-playstation-store-112/]God of War Collection coming to PSN[/surl] – no word on non-US territories.
[surl=http://playstationlifestyle.net/2010/10/19/official-website-outs-killzone-3-limited-and-collectors-editions/]Killzone 3 special editions will feature DLC[/surl], and there are two to choose from.
[surl=http://blogs.sega.com/usa/2010/10/20/critics-agree-vanquish-is-awesome/]Sega’s Vanquish review round up[/surl] paints a better picture than the Internet believes.
[surl=http://www.gamerzines.com/wii/news/ivy-the-kiwi-oct-29th.html]Ivy the Kiwi? arrives on DS and Wii next week[/surl], from Sonic creator.
[surl=http://www.gamingunion.net/news/playstation-2-still-alive-and-kicking-gets-new-retail-bundle–3087.html]New PlayStation 2 bundle with Toy Story 3[/surl], people still buying the old dear.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-10-21-kinect-move-mj-game-delayed]Michael Jackson Kinect game delayed[/surl], we’re devvoed.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/10/21/the-demons-souls-effect-on-atlus-usas-profits/]Demon’s Souls driving Atlus profits[/surl]. A sequel will make the gazillionaires.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=270651]Microsoft still blowing the anti-3D horn[/surl], calls it “weird”.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=http://www.geekologie.com/2010/10/brotherly_love_mario_luigi_fac.php]Mario and Luigi have a spat on Facebook[/surl], and Mario is a tool.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/fallout-new-vegas-exorcist-edition]Exorcist-style Fallout: New Vegas bug[/surl] goes here since there’s no “scary” category.
[surl=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJpjP67sYb8]The Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright trailer translated[/surl], maybe not supposed to be as hilarious as it is.
[surl=http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/10/20/]Penny Arcade take the werewolves’ side[/surl], poor things.

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/20/billy-joel-coming-to-rock-band-3-out-of-spite/]Billy Joel coming to Rock Band 3 out of spite[/surl]. Awesome. And hilarious.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/10/20/patch-4-0-1-hunter-dps-hotfix/]WoW hot fix ups Hunter DPS[/surl]. HUNTER SMASH!
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/10/19/demonflame-now-available-for-champions-online/]Champions Online’s Demonflame is live[/surl], includes a lot of purple.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=http://www.shredgame.com/music]Full Tony Hawk: Shred soundtrack posted[/surl]; and hear-able, too!
[surl=http://www.capcom-unity.com/jgonzo/blog/2010/10/20/sailor_moon_theme_song_recreated_with_street_fighter_ii]Sailor Moon theme song recreated in Street Fighter II[/surl]. “Lol wut”.
[surl=http://www.gamerzines.com/ps3/news/gt5-intro-music-track.html]My Chemical Romance supply GT5 opening theme[/surl]. I did not see that coming.

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=http://www.gamepolitics.com/2010/10/19/columnist-asks-if-enslaved-game-%E2%80%9Cracially-insensitive%E2%80%9D]Grio asks if Enslaved is “racially insensitive”[/surl]. Does that mean we can’t watch Monkey Magic?

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2010-10-21-splash-damage-uk-devs-suffer-from-exploitation]Paul Wedgwood says UK devs are exploited[/surl], Splash Damage not included, obviously.
[surl=http://ve3d.ign.com/videos/75912/PC/Fallout-New-Vegas/Developer-Diary/Characters]Final Fallout: New Vegas dev diary[/surl] discusses characters and voice acting.

An Apple a day: The Mac side of things
[surl=http://digihub.smh.com.au/Apple-unveils-Mac-apps-store-the-future-of-desktop-software]Apple announce Mac App Store[/surl], now servicing all your iDevices.
[surl=http://www.macrumors.com/2010/10/20/and-so-it-begins-flight-control-hd-coming-to-mac-app-store/]Aussie devs Firemint announce first Mac App Store game[/surl]: Flight Control HD

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
[surl=http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=139896]Buy Goldeneye game, get Goldeneye DVD bonus[/surl], but you do pay shipping.
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/31090/Layton_Series_Hits_95M_Ace_Attorney_39M.php]Professor Layton and Ace Attorney series hit milestone[/surl], explains bizarre crossover.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=http://gaygamer.net/2010/10/civilization_v_populates_with.html]Two Civ V faction packs announced[/surl]; one free, one premium.

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