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=]Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom trailer[/surl] introduces the slow-speaking, good-natured Majin.
[surl=]Alt-Play: Jason Rohrer Anthology trailer[/surl] shows off the three games contained: Passage, Gravitation and Between.
[surl=]Blood Stone trailer[/surl] is “Classic Bond”.

Halloween: We figured we’d lump ’em all together
[surl=]Infectonator[/surl] is the scariest game you can play right now.
[surl=]Bloody Good Time and Haunted House[/surl], on XBL Marketplace.
[surl=]Left 4 Dead bites into Macs[/surl] just in time for Halloween.
[surl=]TERA reveals spooky screens[/surl] of the Eldritch Academy.

Analyse this: They look at the industry
[surl=]Wii price cuts are likely[/surl], as Kinect and Move “mature”.
[surl=]…but Iwata says none in the near future[/surl].

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Are TV set top boxes gearing up for games?[/surl] …they might just be.
[surl=]Bobby Kotick one of the 49 most influential men of 2010[/surl], according to AskMen.
[surl=]A look at video game addiction[/surl], from Think Feel Play.
[surl=]FIFA 11’s incredible likenesses[/surl] explained.
[surl=]Timeline for 2D fighting games[/surl], from Hardcore Gaming 101.
[surl=]Gamasutra network jobs roundup[/surl], week of October 22.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Garry’s Mod moves over 770K units[/surl] in its lifetime.
[surl=]Tale of Tales hold “pay as you want” event[/surl] for Day of the Dead.
[surl=]Minecraft show off Biomes[/surl] in this new video.
[surl=]Notch chats[/surl] about Story, Monster Towns, Alchemy…
[surl=]Behind the Scenes: Indie devs reveal the Secret Sauce[/surl]. Watch and learn.
[surl=]Nuovo Award Jury announced[/surl] for the 2011 Independent Games Festival.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Penny Arcade create a Dragon Age II in-game belt[/surl]. No, really.
[surl=]5th Cell’s new game is a shooter[/surl] for XBL, called Hybrid.
[surl=]Dungeons gets beta sign-ups[/surl], if you’re into that sort of thing.
[surl=]Nintendo bring classic Mario games to the Wii[/surl] for US$30.
[surl=]Killzone 3 Helghast Edition[/surl] and pre-order bonuses revealed.
[surl=]F.E.A.R. 3 coming March 2011[/surl], hoorah!
[surl=]Castlevania PS3 patch[/surl] addresses save issues.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=]ChuChu Rocket[/surl] released for iPhone / iPad.
[surl=]PlayStation Phone is “most definitely real”[/surl], at the moment, anyway.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]Sony will announce new PSP product “when timing is right”[/surl], which, y’know, duh.
[surl=]Nintendo unveil 3DS shopping channel[/surl] – you knew it was coming.
[surl=]No correlation between Kinect game reviews and sales[/surl], says Microsoft.
[surl=]Nintendo to hold public 3DS event[/surl] in January, in Japan.
[surl=]Kinect will sell out on day one[/surl], “guaranteed”.
[surl=]PSP2 will rival Xbox 360 in power[/surl], and also drops the UMD.
[surl=]Nintendo’s sales and earnings are down[/surl] for the last six months.
[surl=]Microsoft report 38% rise in Xbox sales[/surl] and record revenues.
[surl=]Sony record FH profit[/surl] despite PSP sales halving in Q2.
[surl=]320GB PS3 system available soon[/surl], says Sony.

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Keiji Inafune leaves Capcom[/surl], after complaining a lot.
[surl=]Take-Two CEO steps down[/surl], Ben Feder spending more time with his family.
[surl=]ZeniMax acquires Shinji Mikami studio[/surl], he’s currently working on Harakiri (err…).

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
[surl=]Rock Band 3 peripherals tested as MIDI instruments[/surl], apparently they’re none too shabby.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]Trick or Treat – Taborea style[/surl], featuring the Pumpkin Festival event.
[surl=]Star Trek Online gets Mission Creator beta[/surl] next month.
[surl=]Tribes Universe launches alpha-testing sign-ups[/surl], no waiting around.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=]25-disk Suikoden anniversary soundtrack[/surl] …would you buy it?

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=;title;1]Yee: ESRB issuing game ratings is like a “fox guarding the henhouse”[/surl] – and he should know.
[surl=]Game lawyer predicts bleak future[/surl] if SCOTUS case fails.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]John Carmack announces Rage-based Mutant Bash TV for iOS[/surl], this November.
[surl=]Ken Levine hearts the PC[/surl] …naw.
[surl=]Pirates make Ready at Dawn sad[/surl] (I thought that was universal?)
[surl=]Rare will not just be developing for Kinect[/surl], says new studio head.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=]Playing Kinect games early prevents Xbox Live access[/surl], so you better wait.

Golden Joysticks 2010: The winrars!
[surl=]Awards ceremony liveblog[/surl],
featuring all the big names.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=]MAG Escalation DLC[/surl] hits November 2nd.
[surl=]Monday Night Combat gets new maps[/surl] and a bunch of changes.
[surl=]Enslaved: Pigsy’s Perfect 10[/surl] currently in the works.
[surl=]New God of War: Ghost of Sparta skins exposed[/surl], and Deimos for God of War III unveiled.


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