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=http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/10/majin-and-the-forsaken-kingdom-gives-you-a-monster-and-a-mission.ars]Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom trailer[/surl] introduces the slow-speaking, good-natured Majin.
[surl=http://www.gamerbytes.com/2010/10/trailer_altplay_jason_rohrer_a.php]Alt-Play: Jason Rohrer Anthology trailer[/surl] shows off the three games contained: Passage, Gravitation and Between.
[surl=http://oneofswords.com/2010/10/blood-stone-classic-bond-trailer/]Blood Stone trailer[/surl] is “Classic Bond”.

Halloween: We figured we’d lump ’em all together
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/708309/Infectonator-The-Scariest-Games-You-Can-Play-Right-Now.html]Infectonator[/surl] is the scariest game you can play right now.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/10/28/bloody-good-time-and-haunted-house-now-up-on-xbl-marketplace/]Bloody Good Time and Haunted House[/surl], on XBL Marketplace.
[surl=http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/10/28/left-4-dead-mac-halloween/]Left 4 Dead bites into Macs[/surl] just in time for Halloween.
[surl=http://www.tera-online.com/node/405]TERA reveals spooky screens[/surl] of the Eldritch Academy.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/10/wii-price-drop-2/]Wii price cuts are likely[/surl], as Kinect and Move “mature”.
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5676288/bad-news-no-wii-price-cut-good-news-3ds-events]…but Iwata says none in the near future[/surl].

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.next-gen.biz/news/tv-set-top-boxes-gearing-up-for-games]Are TV set top boxes gearing up for games?[/surl] …they might just be.
[surl=http://ca.askmen.com/specials/2010_top_49/16-bobby-kotick.html]Bobby Kotick one of the 49 most influential men of 2010[/surl], according to AskMen.
[surl=http://www.thinkfeelplay.com/2010/10/video-game-addiction-the-facts-and-the-confusion/]A look at video game addiction[/surl], from Think Feel Play.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=271928]FIFA 11’s incredible likenesses[/surl] explained.
[surl=http://blog.hardcoregaming101.net/2010/10/brief-history-of-2d-fighting-games.html]Timeline for 2D fighting games[/surl], from Hardcore Gaming 101.
[surl=http://www.gamerbytes.com/2010/10/roundup_gamasutra_network_jobs_89.php]Gamasutra network jobs roundup[/surl], week of October 22.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5676077/meet-garry-the-guy-who-re+made-how-we-re+make-pc-games]Garry’s Mod moves over 770K units[/surl] in its lifetime.
[surl=http://rockpapershotgun.com/]Tale of Tales hold “pay as you want” event[/surl] for Day of the Dead.
[surl=http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/10/minecrafts-biomes/]Minecraft show off Biomes[/surl] in this new video.
[surl=http://www.develop-online.net/features/1028/Interview-The-Minecraft-man]Notch chats[/surl] about Story, Monster Towns, Alchemy…
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/708312/IndieCade-Watch-Developers-Explain-Their-Games.html]Behind the Scenes: Indie devs reveal the Secret Sauce[/surl]. Watch and learn.
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/10/2011_independent_games_festiva_1.html]Nuovo Award Jury announced[/surl] for the 2011 Independent Games Festival.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://www.gamingnexus.com/FullNews/Penny-Arcade-collaborates-with-BioWare-to-make-a-Dragon-Age-II-in-game-belt/Item20200.aspx]Penny Arcade create a Dragon Age II in-game belt[/surl]. No, really.
[surl=http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/10/29/hybrid-5th-cell/]5th Cell’s new game is a shooter[/surl] for XBL, called Hybrid.
[surl=http://beta.dungeons-game.com/]Dungeons gets beta sign-ups[/surl], if you’re into that sort of thing.
[surl=http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/10/nintendo-bringing-classic-mario-games-to-the-wii-for-30.ars]Nintendo bring classic Mario games to the Wii[/surl] for US$30.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/10/28/killzone-3-helghast-edition-and-pre-order-bonuses-detailed/]Killzone 3 Helghast Edition[/surl] and pre-order bonuses revealed.
[surl=http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/113/1130953p1.html]F.E.A.R. 3 coming March 2011[/surl], hoorah!
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=272474?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=CVG-News-RSS]Castlevania PS3 patch[/surl] addresses save issues.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/10/chuchu_rocket_released_for_iph.php]ChuChu Rocket[/surl] released for iPhone / iPad.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/10/27/ps-phone-zeus-is-right-name-its-based-on-psp1/]PlayStation Phone is “most definitely real”[/surl], at the moment, anyway.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/10/29/sony-will-announce-new-psp-product-when-timing-is-right/]Sony will announce new PSP product “when timing is right”[/surl], which, y’know, duh.
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/10/29/3ds_shopping_channel_interface/]Nintendo unveil 3DS shopping channel[/surl] – you knew it was coming.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-10-28-microsofts-aaron-greenberg-interview]No correlation between Kinect game reviews and sales[/surl], says Microsoft.
[surl=http://www.1up.com/news/nintendo-holding-public-3ds-event]Nintendo to hold public 3DS event[/surl] in January, in Japan.
[surl=http://www.mcvuk.com/news/41556/Kinect-day-one-sell-out-guaranteed]Kinect will sell out on day one[/surl], “guaranteed”.
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5675525/psp2-will-ditch-the-umd-may-rival-xbox-360-in-horsepower]PSP2 will rival Xbox 360 in power[/surl], and also drops the UMD.
[surl=http://www.next-gen.biz/news/nintendo-sales-and-earnings-down]Nintendo’s sales and earnings are down[/surl] for the last six months.
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/10/28/microsoft-announces-record-first-quarter-earnings.aspx]Microsoft report 38% rise in Xbox sales[/surl] and record revenues.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/10/29/sony-ps-division-records-fh-profit-as-psp-halve-in-q2/]Sony record FH profit[/surl] despite PSP sales halving in Q2.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/10/28/standalone-320gb-ps3-system-available-soon/]320GB PS3 system available soon[/surl], says Sony.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5676403/mega-mans-creator-quits-capcom]Keiji Inafune leaves Capcom[/surl], after complaining a lot.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=272685?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=CVG-News-RSS]Take-Two CEO steps down[/surl], Ben Feder spending more time with his family.
[surl=http://au.gamespot.com/ps3/action/untitledgrasshopperproject/news.html?sid=6283151]ZeniMax acquires Shinji Mikami studio[/surl], he’s currently working on Harakiri (err…).

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
[surl=http://createdigitalmusic.com/2010/10/27/hands-on-rock-band-3s-keytar-a-surprisingly-serious-80-midi-keyboard/]Rock Band 3 peripherals tested as MIDI instruments[/surl], apparently they’re none too shabby.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.game-newswire.com/index.php/the-news/273-trick-or-treat-taborea-style.html]Trick or Treat – Taborea style[/surl], featuring the Pumpkin Festival event.
[surl=http://forums.startrekonline.com/showthread.php?t=185711]Star Trek Online gets Mission Creator beta[/surl] next month.
[surl=http://www.tribesuniverse.com/]Tribes Universe launches alpha-testing sign-ups[/surl], no waiting around.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/10/28/konami-wants-to-sell-a-25-disc-suikoden-anniversary-soundtrack.aspx]25-disk Suikoden anniversary soundtrack[/surl] …would you buy it?

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=http://www.gamespot.com/news/6283214.html?om_act=convert&om_clk=newstop&tag=newstop;title;1]Yee: ESRB issuing game ratings is like a “fox guarding the henhouse”[/surl] – and he should know.
[surl=http://www.industrygamers.com/news/could-california-game-law-lead-to-an-exodus-from-the-industry/]Game lawyer predicts bleak future[/surl] if SCOTUS case fails.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://bethblog.com/index.php/2010/10/29/john-carmack-discusses-rage-on-iphoneipadipod-touch/]John Carmack announces Rage-based Mutant Bash TV for iOS[/surl], this November.
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5675559/the-future-of-pc-gaming-according-to-the-lead-creator-of-bioshock]Ken Levine hearts the PC[/surl] …naw.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/10/26/interview-ready-at-dawns-ru-weerasuriya-on-god-of-war-ghost-of-sparta-wii-development-piracy-and-more/]Pirates make Ready at Dawn sad[/surl] (I thought that was universal?)
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-10-28-rare-were-not-a-kinect-exclusive-dev]Rare will not just be developing for Kinect[/surl], says new studio head.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/10/playing-kinect-games-early-prevents-xbox-live-access.ars]Playing Kinect games early prevents Xbox Live access[/surl], so you better wait.

Golden Joysticks 2010: The winrars!
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=272619]Awards ceremony liveblog[/surl],
featuring all the big names.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/10/28/mag-escalation-dlc-coming-november-2/]MAG Escalation DLC[/surl] hits November 2nd.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/28/monday-night-combat-dlc-xbla/]Monday Night Combat gets new maps[/surl] and a bunch of changes.
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/10/28/namco-prepares-pigsy-s-perfect-10-dlc-for-enslaved.aspx]Enslaved: Pigsy’s Perfect 10[/surl] currently in the works.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/10/28/new-god-of-war-ghost-of-sparta-skins-exposed-deimos-for-god-of-war-iii-unveiled/]New God of War: Ghost of Sparta skins exposed[/surl], and Deimos for God of War III unveiled.

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