The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://www.thatvideogameblog.com/2010/10/26/god-of-war-ghost-of-sparta-trailer-seeks-redemption/]God of War: Ghost of Sparta trailer[/surl] seeks redemption.
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/10/happy_wheels_bloody_severe_con.php]Happy Wheels trailer[/surl] is not for the faint-hearted.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/10/25/prinny-2-first-trailer-panties-design-contest/]Prinny 2 trailer[/surl] comes with a fan-designed panties contest.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=271618]Halo: Reach trailer[/surl] shows off the new map pack.
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/66164]Fable 3 dev diary[/surl] explores Xbox Live co-op enhancements.
[surl=http://blogs.sega.com/europe/2010/10/26/spooky-scary-skelet-er-monkeys/]Super Monkey Ball screens[/surl] are spook-tastic.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=271705]Fable 3 gameplay[/surl] is the first 30 minutes of the game (in 720p).

BlizzCon 2010: A celebration of all things Blizzard
[surl=http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/10/blizzcon-2010-cosplay/]Amazing WarCraft-styled costumes[/surl] are amazing.
[surl=http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/113/1130199p1.html]Blizzard still “significantly changing” SCII story arc[/surl], even though the basics will probably stay the same.
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/10/23/world-of-warcrafts-next-expansion-is-fing-awesome.aspx]The 4th World of Warcraft expansion[/surl] will be “pretty f-ing awesome”, says Blizzard.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=http://gamasutra.com/view/news/31154/Analyst_Guitar_Hero_DJ_Hero_Will_Struggle_To_Hit_1M_Combined_In_Q4.php]Guitar Hero and Rock Band should merge[/surl]… interesting suggestion.
[surl=http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/19/flush-with-cash-will-apple-go-shopping/]The companies Apple should buy[/surl] include Facebook and EA.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.bafta.org/access-all-areas/videos/media-molecule,1383,BA.html]”Chisels of the Video Game Industry”[/surl], by Media Molecule’s Alex Evans.
[surl=http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/10/9-risky-moves/]9 Risky Moves that changed gaming forever[/surl] from Game|Life.
[surl=http://www.1up.com/do/feature?cId=3182069]The worst arcade-to-console conversions[/surl] (that aren’t Atari Pac-Man).

History: Where we’ve been
[surl=http://n-styles.com/main/archives/2010/10/22-184555.php]Super Mario used to pack a beam gun[/surl] (no, really!).

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://forums.elementalgame.com/399482]Elemental’s first two expansions[/surl] will be free for owners by November.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-10-26-team-meat-talks-future-plans]No Super Meat Boy sequel planned[/surl], according to developers.
[surl=http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/10/26/a-unclean-slate-white/]White[/surl] needs to be seen to be believed.
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/10/trailer_dyad_shawn_mcgrath.html]Dyad trailer[/surl] is probably for the PC and perhaps the Xbox 360.
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/10/trailer_seasons_after_fall_swi.html]Seasons After Fall trailer[/surl] sees you play as a fox who can change the seasons.
[surl=http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/10/25/a-gret-time-gretel-and-hansel-pt-2/]Gretel and Hansel, Pt. 2[/surl] is a short, curious, sinister point’n’click.
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/10/button-dungeon-crawling-glorg-preview/]Glorg preview[/surl] featuring one-button dungeon crawling.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/10/25/drag-drop-eat-brains-in-loveable-zombie/]Lovable Zombies features the cutest undead ever[/surl], for DS.
[surl=http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/10/25/hitman-5-dismissed/]Hitman 5 mentioned by actor[/surl], dismissed by developer.
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/66188]New Mortal Kombat is the first designed ‘for the hardcore'[/surl], but also with beginners in mind.
[surl=http://community.codemasters.com/forum/f1-2010-game-1316/432050-f1-2010-patch-news.html]Upcoming F1 2010 patch[/surl] will add a bunch of PC-specific features.
[surl=http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/10/ps3s-the-shoot-with-playstation-move-40-well-spent.ars]The Shoot with PlayStation Move[/surl] – $40 well-spent?
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=271855]Fallout: New Vegas tips and tricks[/surl], direct from Obsidian.
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5673295/castlevania-and-metal-gear-solid-4-get-a-ps3-bundle-together]PS3 Castlevania + MGS4 bundle[/surl] announced for Japan.
[surl=http://www.gamespot.com/news/6282968.html?tag=latestheadlines%3Btitle%3B3]You Don’t Know Jack is Kinect-compatible[/surl], or so it seems.
[surl=http://forums.electronicarts.co.uk/battlefield-bad-company-2-pc/1370087-update-bad-company-2-pc.html]Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC patch[/surl] incoming!

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=http://fingergaming.com/2010/10/25/top-iphone-game-apps-angry-birds-halloween-leads-in-premiere-week/]Angry Birds Halloween tops iPhone Game Apps chart[/surl] in its debut week.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/31151/Interview_Microsofts_Spencer_On_Kinect_The_Core_And_PreLaunch_Anticipation.php]There is no Kinect mandate[/surl] for first-party developers.
[surl=http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=26097]More than 65 million Wii-motes sold[/surl] in the US alone.
[surl=http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/10/psp-go-still-too-expensive-after-price-drop-to-200.ars]PSP Go still too expensive[/surl], despite price drop.
[surl=http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/24/business/24kinect.html?pagewanted=1&src=busln]Sony: Kinect-style experience “pretty cumbersome”[/surl] and the novelty wears off fast.
[surl=http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/harrypotterandthedeathlyhallowspart1/news.html?sid=6282938]Microsoft: Kinect is ‘as core as Xbox Live'[/surl], ha.
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5672410/psp2-will-be-bigger-out-fall-2011-currently-overheating]PSP2 has big HD screen[/surl], but apparently tends to overheat.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/10/game_developer_reveals_its_20.php]Game Developer’s 20 companies to watch[/surl] for 2010.
[surl=http://www.next-gen.biz/news/zyngas-estimated-value-higher-than-eas]Zynga’s estimated value[/surl] is higher than EA’s.

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
[surl=http://oneofswords.com/2010/10/gh-dlc-rocky-horror-picture-show/]Guitar Hero DLC[/surl]: Rocky Horror Picture Show!
[surl=http://rockbandaide.com/9308/rock-band-2-export-details/]How to import Rock Band 2 songs[/surl] into Rock Band 3.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.nowgamer.com/news/4477/light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-for-apb]Possible buy out could bring APB back[/surl]… but I wouldn’t hold your breath.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/10/23/hi-rez-studios-announces-development-of-tribes-universe-mmo/]A Tribes MMO is coming[/surl], thanks to Hi-Rez.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/10/26/tera-creeps-us-out-with-a-monster-movie/]TERA trailer[/surl] is a creepy monster movie.
[surl=http://www.champions-online.com/f2p]Champions Online to go Free-To-Play[/surl] in 2011.
[surl=http://ddocast.com/2010/10/25/announcement-about-the-future-of-ddocast.aspx]Dungeons & Dragons Online podcast host leaves[/surl] …to work for Turbine.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/10/26/dc-universe-online-reveals-the-scarecrow/]DC Universe Online reveals the Scarecrow[/surl], and he’s a bit spooky.
[surl=http://www.next-gen.biz/news/90-strong-team-working-on-fallout-mmog]Fallout MMO still in the works[/surl], apparently.
[surl=http://www.next-gen.biz/news/blizzard-boss-open-to-assisting-a-bungie-mmog]Blizzard’s Rob Pardo chats about a Bungie MMO[/surl], and several fanboys faint.
[surl=http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/10/25/perpetuum-beta-early-access-details/]Perpetuum beta details[/surl] and how to get early access.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/708198/Silo-64-Game-Sountrack-Review.html]Silo 64 soundtrack review[/surl], for tunes based on a Commodore 64 title.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/113/1130391p1.html]Sega chat about Vanquish sales[/surl], say they are “reasonably encouraged”.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=272000]The Last Guardian hero was originally a girl[/surl], but camera work proved too awkward.
[surl=http://www.develop-online.net/news/36173/Steve-Jobs-raged-at-Microsoft-over-game-studio-sale]Steve Jobs called Microsoft over their Bungie purchase[/surl], he was a little cranky.
[surl=http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/113/1130329p1.html]Microsoft are unlikely to create HD remakes[/surl], unless they can provide “real value”.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-10-25-gow-psp-dev-making-new-game-from-own-ip]Ready at Dawn’s next game[/surl] will be “like Uncharted”, revealed “soon”.
[surl=http://frictionalgames.blogspot.com/2010/10/one-month-after-amnesias-release.html]Amnesia developers discuss sales and piracy[/surl], and even their own future.
[surl=http://au.gamespot.com/news/6282930.html]Nintendo president: Apple a bigger threat than Microsoft[/surl] – thanks, Mr. Reggie!
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=271596]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=http://www.ausgamers.com/news/read/2975587]Homefront novel, written by John Milius[/surl] to launch with game.

Localisation: Merci!
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/10/23/largest-pokemon-center-in-japan-to-open-in-osaka/]The world’s largest Pokemon Center[/surl] to open in Osaka.
[surl=http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/10/26/dynasty-warriors-7-3-d-march-2011/]Dynasty Warriors 7 coming to Japan[/surl] in 3D!
[surl=http://blizzard.iahgames.com/media/37-alternative-pricing-announced-for-starcraft-2-wings-of-liberty-in-southeast-asia.html]StarCraft II alternate pricing details for Asia[/surl], giving the region some options.
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/10/25/parasite_eve_psn_date_set/]Parasite Eve re-releases dated[/surl] and priced, for Japan anyway.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://www.capcom-unity.com/jgonzo/blog/2010/10/26/decorate_your_walls_with_official_mega_man_art]Mega-Man wall decals[/surl] from Blik.

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=271467]Golden Joystick Awards[/surl] – it’s your last chance to vote!

Hoorah! Good news, everybody!
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/10/26/celebrating-ten-years-of-playstation-2/]Celebrating 10 years of PlayStation 2[/surl], with Jack Tretton.

Advertising: They want you to buy stuff
[surl=http://www.1up.com/news/madden-11-3d-doritos-promotion]Play Madden 11 in 3D[/surl], thanks to Doritos.

Sweet Tweets: News in 140ch
[surl=http://www.relyonhorror.com/latest-news/more-info-on-the-upcoming-castlevania-lords-of-shadow-dlc-spoilers/]Upcoming Castlevania: Lords of Shadow DLC detailed[/surl] (spoilers!)

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/10/22/free-front-mission-evolved-dlc-coming-next-week/]Front Mission Evolved DLC[/surl] coming soon.
[surl=http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Free-Weapons/e6cd7b06-cec4-4f04-828d-8dcf6f431c80]Free Fable 3 weapons[/surl] out now.
[surl=http://store.steampowered.com/news/4543/]First official Civilization V DLC released[/surl], adding the Mongols to the game.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/10/2010_gdc_china_adds_happy_farm.php]2010 GDC China talks[/surl] to include Happy Farm, Bigpoint, League of Legends…

RUMOURED:
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=271483]Are Ninja Theory already working on Enslaved 2?[/surl]

NOT HAPPENING:
[surl=http://www.develop-online.net/news/36166/Five-year-WarDevil-project-cancelled]WarDevil[/surl], cancelled after five years.

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