The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=]Blood Drive launch trailer[/surl] arrives on the Day of the Dead.
[surl=]Okamiden trailer[/surl] accompanies March 18 release date for PAL regions.
[surl=]Donkey Kong Country Returns screenshot[/surl] is a Twitter “exclusive”.
[surl=]Golden Eye trailers[/surl] celebrate the game’s launch!
[surl=!_new_bcr2_character_artinfo__free_stuff!]Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 screens[/surl] introduce new characters!
[surl=]Resident Evil: Damnation trailer[/surl] is our first glimpse of the new game.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=]Top 25 Facebook Games[/surl] for November 2010.
[surl=]Facebook are taking action against naughty developers[/surl] who sold user data.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]Algorithms discover StarCraft II build order from hell[/surl].

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=]Supreme Court transcripts from today’s hearing[/surl] now available.
[surl=]Mario says “Game Over” to anti-video game legislation[/surl]…
[surl=]The ESA are pleased with the hearing[/surl] so far, at least.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]A House in California[/surl] is today’s freeware game pick.
[surl=]Indie Game Links[/surl]: Crafting Success.
[surl=]PAX East Indie Showcase now taking applications[/surl] – get into it!

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Borderlands level cap-raising update[/surl] out now.
[surl=]Medal of Honor patched on PC[/surl], preparing for DLC.
[surl=]Battlefield 3 reveal[/surl] in the “not too distant future” (yeah, right).
[surl=]Official Dota 2 website launched[/surl], complete with Q&A.
[surl=]Yu Suzuki is working on Shenmue City[/surl].
[surl=]Mario will appear on 3DS in both 2D and 3D[/surl], with a couple of new games in the works.
[surl=]Sengoku Musou 3 Moushouden hits Wii[/surl] in January.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=]Top-Grossing Game Apps[/surl] – Restaurant Story, Original Gangstaz enter the charts.
[surl=]Android’s share of the US smartphone market[/surl] – a whopping 44%.
[surl=]Chu Chu Rocket on iPad[/surl] – why did this take so long?
[surl=]Trilobyte resurrected[/surl] thanks to 7th Guest iOS port.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]Microsoft explain Xbox Live price hike[/surl], say it’s maintaining consistency.
[surl=]Indie devs lash out at the new 360 dashboard[/surl] – want to know why they’ve been ‘hidden’.
[surl=]New 360 bundle offers alternative to Kinect[/surl], in case you wanted one.

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Capcom respond to Inafune’s resignation[/surl] and comments on future acquisitions.
[surl=]A message from the Mega Man Legends 3 team[/surl], also about Inafune.

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
[surl=]Fender’s Rock Band 3 Squier Stratocaster guitar[/surl] set to rock out March 1, 2011.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]EVE Online extended downtime[/surl] has unfortunate consequences.
[surl=]Jack Emmert says subscription MMOs have to prepare to beat WoW[/surl] (sky is blue, etc).
[surl=]Warhammer Online reveals the classes of the Skaven[/surl], mmm. Rodenty.
[surl=]Ben Bateman discusses the fall of Realtime Worlds[/surl] and the disappointment that was APB.
[surl=]LOTRO Preview Frolics[/surl] from the guys at Codemasters.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Renegade Kid chats[/surl] about cancelled Wii game Son of the Dragon.
[surl=]Gran Turismo discs being made right now[/surl], says Kazunori (do we believe him?).
[surl=]Medal of Honor sells two million copies[/surl] in its first two weeks.
[surl=]5 questions with Okamiden producer[/surl], Motohide Eshiro.
[surl=]EA has had “exposure” to PSP2[/surl], says Soderlund.
[surl=]Black Box are developing the next Need for Speed[/surl], which isnt’ really surprising.

Localisation: Merci!
[surl=]New Ace Attorney game coming to Japan[/surl] in February.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=]Microsoft issues workaround[/surl] for boot-to-disk issues inherent in the latest Dashboard update.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=]Mega Man model kits[/surl], to be released outside of Asia soon!

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions!
[surl=]Game Developer’s 2010 Front Line Award finalists[/surl], voting is open!

Closed for business: Industry closures / layoffs
[surl=]Namco Bandai cuts 90 staff[/surl], attempts to restructure the business.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=]PS3-exclusive DLC for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood[/surl]: Copernicus Conspiracy.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=]City of Heroes meet-up[/surl] in California, this Sunday!

[surl=]What is the new, unannounced Battlefield game?[/surl]

[surl=]NBA Elite 11 officially cancelled[/surl], franchise going to Madden Studio.


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