The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=]God of War: Ghost of Sparta trailer[/surl] seeks redemption.
[surl=]Happy Wheels trailer[/surl] is not for the faint-hearted.
[surl=]Prinny 2 trailer[/surl] comes with a fan-designed panties contest.
[surl=]Halo: Reach trailer[/surl] shows off the new map pack.
[surl=]Fable 3 dev diary[/surl] explores Xbox Live co-op enhancements.
[surl=]Super Monkey Ball screens[/surl] are spook-tastic.
[surl=]Fable 3 gameplay[/surl] is the first 30 minutes of the game (in 720p).

BlizzCon 2010: A celebration of all things Blizzard
[surl=]Amazing WarCraft-styled costumes[/surl] are amazing.
[surl=]Blizzard still “significantly changing” SCII story arc[/surl], even though the basics will probably stay the same.
[surl=]The 4th World of Warcraft expansion[/surl] will be “pretty f-ing awesome”, says Blizzard.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=]Guitar Hero and Rock Band should merge[/surl]… interesting suggestion.
[surl=]The companies Apple should buy[/surl] include Facebook and EA.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=,1383,BA.html]”Chisels of the Video Game Industry”[/surl], by Media Molecule’s Alex Evans.
[surl=]9 Risky Moves that changed gaming forever[/surl] from Game|Life.
[surl=]The worst arcade-to-console conversions[/surl] (that aren’t Atari Pac-Man).

History: Where we’ve been
[surl=]Super Mario used to pack a beam gun[/surl] (no, really!).

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Elemental’s first two expansions[/surl] will be free for owners by November.
[surl=]No Super Meat Boy sequel planned[/surl], according to developers.
[surl=]White[/surl] needs to be seen to be believed.
[surl=]Dyad trailer[/surl] is probably for the PC and perhaps the Xbox 360.
[surl=]Seasons After Fall trailer[/surl] sees you play as a fox who can change the seasons.
[surl=]Gretel and Hansel, Pt. 2[/surl] is a short, curious, sinister point’n’click.
[surl=]Glorg preview[/surl] featuring one-button dungeon crawling.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Lovable Zombies features the cutest undead ever[/surl], for DS.
[surl=]Hitman 5 mentioned by actor[/surl], dismissed by developer.
[surl=]New Mortal Kombat is the first designed ‘for the hardcore'[/surl], but also with beginners in mind.
[surl=]Upcoming F1 2010 patch[/surl] will add a bunch of PC-specific features.
[surl=]The Shoot with PlayStation Move[/surl] – $40 well-spent?
[surl=]Fallout: New Vegas tips and tricks[/surl], direct from Obsidian.
[surl=]PS3 Castlevania + MGS4 bundle[/surl] announced for Japan.
[surl=]You Don’t Know Jack is Kinect-compatible[/surl], or so it seems.
[surl=]Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC patch[/surl] incoming!

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=]Angry Birds Halloween tops iPhone Game Apps chart[/surl] in its debut week.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]There is no Kinect mandate[/surl] for first-party developers.
[surl=]More than 65 million Wii-motes sold[/surl] in the US alone.
[surl=]PSP Go still too expensive[/surl], despite price drop.
[surl=]Sony: Kinect-style experience “pretty cumbersome”[/surl] and the novelty wears off fast.
[surl=]Microsoft: Kinect is ‘as core as Xbox Live'[/surl], ha.
[surl=]PSP2 has big HD screen[/surl], but apparently tends to overheat.

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Game Developer’s 20 companies to watch[/surl] for 2010.
[surl=]Zynga’s estimated value[/surl] is higher than EA’s.

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
[surl=]Guitar Hero DLC[/surl]: Rocky Horror Picture Show!
[surl=]How to import Rock Band 2 songs[/surl] into Rock Band 3.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]Possible buy out could bring APB back[/surl]… but I wouldn’t hold your breath.
[surl=]A Tribes MMO is coming[/surl], thanks to Hi-Rez.
[surl=]TERA trailer[/surl] is a creepy monster movie.
[surl=]Champions Online to go Free-To-Play[/surl] in 2011.
[surl=]Dungeons & Dragons Online podcast host leaves[/surl] …to work for Turbine.
[surl=]DC Universe Online reveals the Scarecrow[/surl], and he’s a bit spooky.
[surl=]Fallout MMO still in the works[/surl], apparently.
[surl=]Blizzard’s Rob Pardo chats about a Bungie MMO[/surl], and several fanboys faint.
[surl=]Perpetuum beta details[/surl] and how to get early access.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=]Silo 64 soundtrack review[/surl], for tunes based on a Commodore 64 title.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Sega chat about Vanquish sales[/surl], say they are “reasonably encouraged”.
[surl=]The Last Guardian hero was originally a girl[/surl], but camera work proved too awkward.
[surl=]Steve Jobs called Microsoft over their Bungie purchase[/surl], he was a little cranky.
[surl=]Microsoft are unlikely to create HD remakes[/surl], unless they can provide “real value”.
[surl=]Ready at Dawn’s next game[/surl] will be “like Uncharted”, revealed “soon”.
[surl=]Amnesia developers discuss sales and piracy[/surl], and even their own future.
[surl=]Nintendo president: Apple a bigger threat than Microsoft[/surl] – thanks, Mr. Reggie!
[surl=]Ubisoft keep mum on Assassin’s Creed 3 date[/surl] – will it see 2011?

A little light reading: Books about games or the industry
[surl=]Homefront novel, written by John Milius[/surl] to launch with game.

Localisation: Merci!
[surl=]The world’s largest Pokemon Center[/surl] to open in Osaka.
[surl=]Dynasty Warriors 7 coming to Japan[/surl] in 3D!
[surl=]StarCraft II alternate pricing details for Asia[/surl], giving the region some options.
[surl=]Parasite Eve re-releases dated[/surl] and priced, for Japan anyway.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=]Mega-Man wall decals[/surl] from Blik.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
[surl=]Golden Joystick Awards[/surl] – it’s your last chance to vote!

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
[surl=]Celebrating 10 years of PlayStation 2[/surl], with Jack Tretton.

Advertising: They want you to buy stuff
[surl=]Play Madden 11 in 3D[/surl], thanks to Doritos.

Sweet Tweets: News in 140ch
[surl=]Upcoming Castlevania: Lords of Shadow DLC detailed[/surl] (spoilers!)

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=]Front Mission Evolved DLC[/surl] coming soon.
[surl=]Free Fable 3 weapons[/surl] out now.
[surl=]First official Civilization V DLC released[/surl], adding the Mongols to the game.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=]2010 GDC China talks[/surl] to include Happy Farm, Bigpoint, League of Legends…

[surl=]Are Ninja Theory already working on Enslaved 2?[/surl]

[surl=]WarDevil[/surl], cancelled after five years.


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