The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=272969]Call of Duty: Black Ops launch trailer[/surl] is explosive.
[surl=http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=24131426&postcount=752]Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit screens[/surl] illustrate the game on Wii.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=141065]Okamiden – Goblin Face Graffiti[/surl] Facebook app launched.
[surl=http://arstechnica.com/web/news/2010/11/facebook-punishes-app-developers-found-selling-user-data.ars]Facebook punishes app developers[/surl] found selling user data.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://news-briefs.ew.com/2010/11/01/directv-drops-g4/]DirecTV officially drops G4[/surl] – explains it is one of the lowest-rated networks.
[surl=http://www.theesa.ca/documents/essential_facts_2010.pdf]ESA publishes 2010 essential facts for Canadian games industry[/surl] (pdf link)

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/11/01/how-tomorrows-supreme-court-violent-game-case-could-affect-cons/]How the Supreme Court violent game case could affect consumers[/surl], in case you’re still confused.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://notch.tumblr.com/post/1452872379/survival-mode-multiplayer-is-priority-1]Minecraft: multiplayer survival mode[/surl] is their top priority.
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/11/retro-city-rampage-releases-10-minute-soundtrack-trailer/]Retro City Rampage releases a 10 minute soundtrack sampler[/surl], full of references and awesomeness.
[surl=http://twitter.com/SuperMeatBoy/status/29340744283]Super Meat Boy will not make November on WiiWare[/surl], but is on track for PC release.
[surl=http://gamejolt.com/freeware/games/adventure/escape-from-the-underworld/3816/]Escape from the Underworld[/surl] is only half an hour long. Play it!
[surl=http://la-mulana.com/en/blog/done.html]LA-MULANA for WiiWare[/surl] is complete.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://irrationalgames.com/community/forums/bioshock-infinite-general-discussion/graphics#post-66156]What you didn’t know about the Infinite Engine[/surl] from BioShock Infinite.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-11-01-timesplitters-crytek-uk-talking-to-pubs]Crytek UK working on new TimeSplitters title[/surl], don’t have a publisher yet.
[surl=http://lionhead.com/blogs/fable_2_development/archive/2010/10/31/some-fable-updates.aspx]Fable fixes on the way[/surl], addressing technical issues.
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/11/01/first_shenmue_city_details/]Shenmue City dated, detailed[/surl] – it’s a “side story” to the original games.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=http://nodpad.com/2010/10/31/age-of-zombies-review-a-great-game-marred-by-ill-conceived-humor/]Age of Zombies review[/surl] – Great game “marred by ill-conceived humour” (they’re Australian).

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101029/ap_on_hi_te/as_japan_nintendo]Iwata insists: no Wii price drop[/surl] in the near future.
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/11/01/nintendo-confirms-north-american-and-european-3ds-launch-for-march-2011/]Pilotwings, Zelda, Nintendogs tagged for Spring 3DS launches[/surl], which shouldn’t surprise you.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=273029]Sony will launch MUBI[/surl] in Europe, next week.
[surl=http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/29/sony-earnings-call-entertains-playstation-phone-reveals-tablets/]Sony addresses PlayStation smartphone development[/surl], doesn’t actually address rumours.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/11/01/square-enix-falls-short-in-latest-financial-results/]Square Enix falls short[/surl] with their latest financial results.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/11/01/elementals-and-cultists-are-attacking-azeroth/]Elementals are attacking Azeroth[/surl] as part of the pre-Cataclysm WoW events.
[surl=http://usuallyfine.blogspot.com/2010/11/difficulty-conundrum.html]Age of Conan dev Morrison chats[/surl] about designing for challenge and accessibility.
[surl=http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/11/free-middle-earth-lotro-loses-subscription-gains-players.ars]Details on the LOTRO free-to-play move[/surl] suggest it was a positive one.
[surl=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9V5gO7dGfM]Gina Torres stars as Wonder Woman[/surl] in DC Universe Online (yay!)
[surl=http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/11/01/wow-moviewatch-afk-trailer/]WoW Moviewatch: /afk trailer[/surl] – a mix of machinima and live-action performance.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=411847]Keiji Inafune’s tell-all interview[/surl] just prior to his Capcom departure.

A little light reading: Books about games or the industry
[surl=http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/11/01/the-shattering-hits-the-new-york-times-best-seller-list/]The Shattering is a New York Times best-seller[/surl], joining earlier WoW novel, Arthas.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/29/dance-central-pre-release-copies-recalled-should-still-make-lau/]Dance Central pre-release copies recalled[/surl], but it should still be out on time.
[surl=http://www.1up.com/news/dance-central-2-pre-production-underway]Dance Central 2 pre-production[/surl] is already underway.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5677150/hands-on-with-a-mario-halloween-jumpsuit]The official Mario costume[/surl].

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://www.gamersmint.com/these-exceptional-zelda-artworks-will-have-your-mind-blown]Zelda artworks[/surl]. Just look.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/11/01/the-raid-movie-documentary-examines-wow-raiding/]The Raid documentary explores WoW raiding[/surl].

Closed for business: Industry closures / layoffs
[surl=http://www.computerworld.dk/art/111878?cid=4&q=IO+Interactive&sm=search&a=cid&i=4&o=0&pos=1]IO Interactive lays off 30[/surl], possibly due to a cancelled MS project.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/708363/Metallica-Headlines-Call-of-Duty-Black-Ops-Launch-Event.html]Metallica to headline CoD: Black Ops launch[/surl] in Santa Monica.

RUMOURED:
[surl=http://www.develop-online.net/news/36227/Project-Gotham-Racing-revival-underway]Are Microsoft looking to revive Project Gotham Racing?[/surl]
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5678191/japanese-retailer-in-gt5-release-date-shenanigans]Is this the release date for Gran Turismo 5?[/surl]
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5678986/rumor-resident-evil-in-the-hands-of-socom-team]Are SOCOM: Confrontation devs working on a new Resident Evil?[/surl]

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