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=]Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 gameplay[/surl] is our first glimpse at Wii footage.
[surl=]Alt-Play: Jason Rohrer Anthology trailer[/surl] is for some good indie DSiWare.
[surl=]Golden Sun: Dark Dawn footage[/surl] shows the first 20 minutes of the game.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=]Wii will be top holiday seller[/surl], according to Pachter.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Irrational dig up the pitch for Monster Island[/surl], we still want to play.
[surl=]Teacher says DS ‘encourages and enhances learning'[/surl], which is reassuring.

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=]US Supreme Court’s blog[/surl] offers a preview of next week’s landmark case.

History: Where we’ve been
[surl=]GDC celebrate their 25th conference[/surl] with an official history outreach.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]The AI War update to end all updates[/surl] (it’s just that huge).
[surl=]Big Sandwich Games looking for PSN Gold[/surl] in Vancouver.
[surl=]Nimbus[/surl] was released on Steam.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Borderlands title update detailed[/surl], and it’s due in November.
[surl=]Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer details[/surl] focus on PS3.
[surl=]Camping Mama[/surl], and we don’t mean she’s hanging out by spawn points.
[surl=]Medal of Honor gets hot[/surl] (zone)…
[surl=]Shank and Deathspank now available for PC[/surl], thank you Steam!

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=]The importance of iDOS[/surl] (or, Someone run with the idea!)
[surl=]The PlayStation Phone[/surl] – the first post.
[surl=]PS Phone: Sony calls fake[/surl] on NowGamer, who did their research.
[surl=]PS Phone: Engadget say it’s real[/surl], with much foot-stamping.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]Nintendo aren’t putting much energy into WiiWare promotions[/surl], in case you hadn’t noticed.
[surl=]Sony to launch free, tier-based incentive program[/surl] creatively titled PlayStation Rewards.
[surl=]The Fable 3 Xbox 360[/surl]. Nuff said.

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Apparently, Apple nearly bought Bungie before Microsoft[/surl] – the world would have been very different.
[surl=]Likewise, Rare was nearly an Activision studio[/surl], but Microsoft snapped them up.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]Van Helsing MMO will take the fight to classic movie monsters[/surl], I’m a little bit excited.
[surl=]WoW: Expect Deathwing to pop up in a Cataclysm pre-event[/surl], burninating the place.
[surl=]Blizzard want their new MMO to co-exist with WoW[/surl], because they don’t like self-sabotage.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=]Super Meat Boy! Soundtrack released[/surl], and the composer’s not afraid to talk about it.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Dragon Age 2 will get a content delivery system[/surl] similar to ME2’s Cerberus network.
[surl=]Diablo III is “suited” to consoles[/surl], but Blizzard still aren’t promising anything.
[surl=]Mario could spin his own epic yarn[/surl] following Kirby’s success.
[surl=]Twisted Pixel are working on a pair of projects[/surl] to follow on from Comic Jumper and ‘Splosion Man.
[surl=]Team Ninja is just fine without Itagaki[/surl], says Hayashi.
[surl=]The Assassin’s Creed team[/surl] are always working on new concepts.
[surl=]Ex-Street Fighter dev now working on new Move title[/surl], but he can’t share too many details.

Localisation: Merci!
[surl=]Atlus are refreshing Persona 2: Innocent Sin[/surl], for PSP.

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
[surl=]Fan-made Portal shirt[/surl] is amazing.

Closed for business: Industry closures / layoffs
[surl=]100 jobs cut at EA Canada and Black Box[/surl], “seasonal roll-offs” from Skate 3 and NBA Elite 11.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=]BioShock 2 getting console DLC[/surl] – that’s Minerva’s Den, Protector Trials and the Final Patch!

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=]Torchlight[/surl] has a birthday, goes on sale.


Facebook Google+ Linkedin Pinterest Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr N4G Twitter