The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=272079]Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 gameplay[/surl] is our first glimpse at Wii footage.
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/10/dsiware_trailer_for_altplay_ja.php]Alt-Play: Jason Rohrer Anthology trailer[/surl] is for some good indie DSiWare.
[surl=http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=140520]Golden Sun: Dark Dawn footage[/surl] shows the first 20 minutes of the game.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=http://www.industrygamers.com/news/pachters-podium-wii-will-be-best-selling-console-this-holiday/]Wii will be top holiday seller[/surl], according to Pachter.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://irrationalgames.com/insider/from-the-vault-the-monster-island-pitch/]Irrational dig up the pitch for Monster Island[/surl], we still want to play.
[surl=http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=140550]Teacher says DS ‘encourages and enhances learning'[/surl], which is reassuring.

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=http://www.scotusblog.com/2010/10/argument-preview-kids-and-video-games/]US Supreme Court’s blog[/surl] offers a preview of next week’s landmark case.

History: Where we’ve been
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/10/gdc_celebrates_25th_conference.php]GDC celebrate their 25th conference[/surl] with an official history outreach.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/10/27/the-a-i-war-update-to-end-all-updates/]The AI War update to end all updates[/surl] (it’s just that huge).
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/10/interview_big_sandwich_games_g.php]Big Sandwich Games looking for PSN Gold[/surl] in Vancouver.
[surl=http://www.tigsource.com/2010/10/26/nimbus/]Nimbus[/surl] was released on Steam.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/708285/Borderlands-Title-Update-Detailed-Coming-In-November.html]Borderlands title update detailed[/surl], and it’s due in November.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/10/27/little-known-facts-call-of-duty-black-ops-multiplayer-for-ps3/]Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer details[/surl] focus on PS3.
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/10/27/cooking-mamas-next-spinoff-is-camping-mama/]Camping Mama[/surl], and we don’t mean she’s hanging out by spawn points.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/10/27/medal-of-honor-gets-hot-zone/]Medal of Honor gets hot[/surl] (zone)…
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/10/27/psa-shank-deathspank-now-available-on-pc/]Shank and Deathspank now available for PC[/surl], thank you Steam!

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=http://toucharcade.com/2010/10/27/the-importance-of-idos/]The importance of iDOS[/surl] (or, Someone run with the idea!)
[surl=http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/26/the-playstation-phone/]The PlayStation Phone[/surl] – the first post.
[surl=http://www.nowgamer.com/news/4488/sony-psp-phone-is-fake]PS Phone: Sony calls fake[/surl] on NowGamer, who did their research.
[surl=http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/27/the-playstation-phone-is-still-real/]PS Phone: Engadget say it’s real[/surl], with much foot-stamping.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2010-10-22-zoonami-keeper-interview?page=2]Nintendo aren’t putting much energy into WiiWare promotions[/surl], in case you hadn’t noticed.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/10/27/introducing-playstation-rewards-a-new-way-to-earn-exclusive-status-and-recognition/]Sony to launch free, tier-based incentive program[/surl] creatively titled PlayStation Rewards.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=272184]The Fable 3 Xbox 360[/surl]. Nuff said.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.develop-online.net/news/36183/Ex-Bungie-dev-Apple-got-close-to-buying-us]Apparently, Apple nearly bought Bungie before Microsoft[/surl] – the world would have been very different.
[surl=http://www.develop-online.net/news/36192/Activisions-deal-to-steal-Rare-collapsed]Likewise, Rare was nearly an Activision studio[/surl], but Microsoft snapped them up.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/universal-unleash-frankenstein-other-classic-32813]Van Helsing MMO will take the fight to classic movie monsters[/surl], I’m a little bit excited.
[surl=http://mmomfg.com/2010/10/27/deathwing-cataclysm-preevent-1027/]WoW: Expect Deathwing to pop up in a Cataclysm pre-event[/surl], burninating the place.
[surl=http://www.gametrailers.com/video/blizzcon-2010-blizzcon-2010/706748]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=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/10/music_super_meat_boy_soundtrac_1.html]Super Meat Boy! Soundtrack released[/surl], and the composer’s not afraid to talk about it.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/27/dragon-age-2-to-include-bonus-dlc-pipeline/]Dragon Age 2 will get a content delivery system[/surl] similar to ME2’s Cerberus network.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/10/27/blizzard-diablo-iii-is-suited-to-consoles/]Diablo III is “suited” to consoles[/surl], but Blizzard still aren’t promising anything.
[surl=http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/article.php?id=20823]Mario could spin his own epic yarn[/surl] following Kirby’s success.
[surl=http://www.evilavatar.com/forums/showthread.php?t=127701]Twisted Pixel are working on a pair of projects[/surl] to follow on from Comic Jumper and ‘Splosion Man.
[surl=http://www.1up.com/news/team-ninja-head-speaks-itagaki]Team Ninja is just fine without Itagaki[/surl], says Hayashi.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=272135]The Assassin’s Creed team[/surl] are always working on new concepts.
[surl=http://www.1up.com/news/ex-capcom-producer-funamizu-working-move]Ex-Street Fighter dev now working on new Move title[/surl], but he can’t share too many details.

Localisation: Merci!
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/66209]Atlus are refreshing Persona 2: Innocent Sin[/surl], for PSP.

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
[surl=http://benheck.com/10-25-2010/portal-shirt-just-in-time-for-halloween]Fan-made Portal shirt[/surl] is amazing.

Closed for business: Industry closures / layoffs
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/27/seasonal-roll-offs-hit-ea-for-third-year-in-a-row/]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=http://forums.2kgames.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1254568#post1254568]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=http://www.torchlightgame.com/gamenews/2010/10/26/anniversary-sale-oct-27th/]Torchlight[/surl] has a birthday, goes on sale.

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