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=]Call of Duty: Black Ops launch trailer[/surl] is explosive.
[surl=]Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit screens[/surl] illustrate the game on Wii.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=]Okamiden – Goblin Face Graffiti[/surl] Facebook app launched.
[surl=]Facebook punishes app developers[/surl] found selling user data.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]DirecTV officially drops G4[/surl] – explains it is one of the lowest-rated networks.
[surl=]ESA publishes 2010 essential facts for Canadian games industry[/surl] (pdf link)

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=]How the Supreme Court violent game case could affect consumers[/surl], in case you’re still confused.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Minecraft: multiplayer survival mode[/surl] is their top priority.
[surl=]Retro City Rampage releases a 10 minute soundtrack sampler[/surl], full of references and awesomeness.
[surl=]Super Meat Boy will not make November on WiiWare[/surl], but is on track for PC release.
[surl=]Escape from the Underworld[/surl] is only half an hour long. Play it!
[surl=]LA-MULANA for WiiWare[/surl] is complete.

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]What you didn’t know about the Infinite Engine[/surl] from BioShock Infinite.
[surl=]Crytek UK working on new TimeSplitters title[/surl], don’t have a publisher yet.
[surl=]Fable fixes on the way[/surl], addressing technical issues.
[surl=]Shenmue City dated, detailed[/surl] – it’s a “side story” to the original games.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=]Age of Zombies review[/surl] – Great game “marred by ill-conceived humour” (they’re Australian).

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]Iwata insists: no Wii price drop[/surl] in the near future.
[surl=]Pilotwings, Zelda, Nintendogs tagged for Spring 3DS launches[/surl], which shouldn’t surprise you.
[surl=]Sony will launch MUBI[/surl] in Europe, next week.
[surl=]Sony addresses PlayStation smartphone development[/surl], doesn’t actually address rumours.

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Square Enix falls short[/surl] with their latest financial results.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]Elementals are attacking Azeroth[/surl] as part of the pre-Cataclysm WoW events.
[surl=]Age of Conan dev Morrison chats[/surl] about designing for challenge and accessibility.
[surl=]Details on the LOTRO free-to-play move[/surl] suggest it was a positive one.
[surl=]Gina Torres stars as Wonder Woman[/surl] in DC Universe Online (yay!)
[surl=]WoW Moviewatch: /afk trailer[/surl] – a mix of machinima and live-action performance.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Keiji Inafune’s tell-all interview[/surl] just prior to his Capcom departure.

A little light reading: Books about games or the industry
[surl=]The Shattering is a New York Times best-seller[/surl], joining earlier WoW novel, Arthas.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=]Dance Central pre-release copies recalled[/surl], but it should still be out on time.
[surl=]Dance Central 2 pre-production[/surl] is already underway.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=]The official Mario costume[/surl].

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=]Zelda artworks[/surl]. Just look.

Silver Screen: Game-to-film (or vice versa)
[surl=]The Raid documentary explores WoW raiding[/surl].

Closed for business: Industry closures / layoffs
[surl=]IO Interactive lays off 30[/surl], possibly due to a cancelled MS project.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=]Metallica to headline CoD: Black Ops launch[/surl] in Santa Monica.

[surl=]Are Microsoft looking to revive Project Gotham Racing?[/surl]
[surl=]Is this the release date for Gran Turismo 5?[/surl]
[surl=]Are SOCOM: Confrontation devs working on a new Resident Evil?[/surl]


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