The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://oneofswords.com/2010/11/blood-drive-ships-today-the-day-of-the-dead/]Blood Drive launch trailer[/surl] arrives on the Day of the Dead.
[surl=http://www.capcom-europe.com/blog/2010/11/okamiden-announce-trailer-plus-win-a-3ds/]Okamiden trailer[/surl] accompanies March 18 release date for PAL regions.
[surl=http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=141171]Donkey Kong Country Returns screenshot[/surl] is a Twitter “exclusive”.
[surl=http://www.gametrailers.com/game/goldeneye-007/13381?sort=date#Content]Golden Eye trailers[/surl] celebrate the game’s launch!
[surl=http://www.capcom-unity.com/mikeeb13/blog/2010/11/01/unity_exclusive!_new_bcr2_character_artinfo__free_stuff!]Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 screens[/surl] introduce new characters!
[surl=http://www.relyonhorror.com/latest-news/resident-evil-news/resident-evil-damnation-first-trailer/]Resident Evil: Damnation trailer[/surl] is our first glimpse of the new game.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=http://www.insidesocialgames.com/2010/11/01/top-25-facebook-games-november-2010]Top 25 Facebook Games[/surl] for November 2010.
[surl=http://developers.facebook.com/blog/post/422]Facebook are taking action against naughty developers[/surl] who sold user data.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=160231]Algorithms discover StarCraft II build order from hell[/surl].

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=http://www.gamepolitics.com/2010/11/02/schwarzenegger-v-ema-scotus-transcript]Supreme Court transcripts from today’s hearing[/surl] now available.
[surl=http://www.motherboard.tv/2010/11/2/mario-says-game-over-to-anti-videogame-legislation]Mario says “Game Over” to anti-video game legislation[/surl]…
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/11/02/esa-confident-its-case-was-heard-in-supreme-court-argument/]The ESA are pleased with the hearing[/surl] so far, at least.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/11/freeware_game_pick_a_house_in.html]A House in California[/surl] is today’s freeware game pick.
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/11/indie_game_links_crafting_succ.html]Indie Game Links[/surl]: Crafting Success.
[surl=http://www.paxsite.com/paxeast/bis.php]PAX East Indie Showcase now taking applications[/surl] – get into it!

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://www.gearboxsoftware.com/games/borderlands]Borderlands level cap-raising update[/surl] out now.
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/66300]Medal of Honor patched on PC[/surl], preparing for DLC.
[surl=http://www.thatvideogameblog.com/2010/11/02/battlefield-3-reveal-in-the-not-too-distant-future/]Battlefield 3 reveal[/surl] in the “not too distant future” (yeah, right).
[surl=http://www.dota2.com/]Official Dota 2 website launched[/surl], complete with Q&A.
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/11/01/first_shenmue_city_details/]Yu Suzuki is working on Shenmue City[/surl].
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/11/02/3ds_mario_games/]Mario will appear on 3DS in both 2D and 3D[/surl], with a couple of new games in the works.
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/11/02/flying_get/]Sengoku Musou 3 Moushouden hits Wii[/surl] in January.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=http://fingergaming.com/2010/11/02/top-grossing-game-apps-restaurant-story-original-gangstaz-enter-iphone-charts/]Top-Grossing Game Apps[/surl] – Restaurant Story, Original Gangstaz enter the charts.
[surl=http://www.next-gen.biz/news/android-share-of-us-smartphone-market-soars]Android’s share of the US smartphone market[/surl] – a whopping 44%.
[surl=http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/11/chu-chu-rocket-on-ipad-why-did-this-take-so-long.ars]Chu Chu Rocket on iPad[/surl] – why did this take so long?
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/11/trilobyte_resurrected_with_7th.php]Trilobyte resurrected[/surl] thanks to 7th Guest iOS port.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/31153/Interview_Microsofts_Davison_On_How_Kinect_Will_Help_Xbox_Live_Ramp_Up.php]Microsoft explain Xbox Live price hike[/surl], say it’s maintaining consistency.
[surl=http://forums.create.msdn.com/forums/t/64686.aspx]Indie devs lash out at the new 360 dashboard[/surl] – want to know why they’ve been ‘hidden’.
[surl=http://majornelson.com/archive/2010/11/01/xbox-360-holiday-2010-bundle.aspx]New 360 bundle offers alternative to Kinect[/surl], in case you wanted one.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/data/explanation.html]Capcom respond to Inafune’s resignation[/surl] and comments on future acquisitions.
[surl=http://www.capcom-unity.com/jgonzo/blog/2010/11/02/a_message_from_the_mega_man_legends_3_team]A message from the Mega Man Legends 3 team[/surl], also about Inafune.

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
[surl=http://www.fender.com/features/rockband3/]Fender’s Rock Band 3 Squier Stratocaster guitar[/surl] set to rock out March 1, 2011.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/11/02/eve-extended-downtime-has-some-unfortunate-consequences/]EVE Online extended downtime[/surl] has unfortunate consequences.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-11-02-wow-sucked-oxygen-from-mmo-subs]Jack Emmert says subscription MMOs have to prepare to beat WoW[/surl] (sky is blue, etc).
[surl=http://herald.warhammeronline.com/warherald/NewsArticle.war?id=1372]Warhammer Online reveals the classes of the Skaven[/surl], mmm. Rodenty.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-11-01-the-fall-of-realtime-worlds-article]Ben Bateman discusses the fall of Realtime Worlds[/surl] and the disappointment that was APB.
[surl=http://maycontaingamers.blogspot.com/2010/11/lotro-preview-frolics.html]LOTRO Preview Frolics[/surl] from the guys at Codemasters.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.1up.com/do/feature?cId=3182194]Renegade Kid chats[/surl] about cancelled Wii game Son of the Dragon.
[surl=http://jalopnik.com/5679823/kazunori-the]Gran Turismo discs being made right now[/surl], says Kazunori (do we believe him?).
[surl=http://investor.ea.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=526321]Medal of Honor sells two million copies[/surl] in its first two weeks.
[surl=http://www.gamesradar.com/f/5-questions-with-okamiden-producer-motohide-eshiro/a-20101101103313778049]5 questions with Okamiden producer[/surl], Motohide Eshiro.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=273297]EA has had “exposure” to PSP2[/surl], says Soderlund.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-11-02-the-future-of-need-for-speed-revealed-interview]Black Box are developing the next Need for Speed[/surl], which isnt’ really surprising.

Localisation: Merci!
[surl=http://www.1up.com/news/ace-attorney-game-coming-japan-february]New Ace Attorney game coming to Japan[/surl] in February.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/11/02/microsoft-issues-work-around-for-boot-to-disc-issues-inherent-with-dashboard-update/]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=http://www.kotous.com/news/mega-man-model-kits-released-kotobukiya/]Mega Man model kits[/surl], to be released outside of Asia soon!

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions!
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/11/game_developer_reveals_2010_fr.html]Game Developer’s 2010 Front Line Award finalists[/surl], voting is open!

Closed for business: Industry closures / layoffs
[surl=http://venturebeat.com/2010/11/01/namco-bandai-to-lay-off-90-employees-in-the-u-s/]Namco Bandai cuts 90 staff[/surl], attempts to restructure the business.

Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=273350?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=CVG-News-RSS]PS3-exclusive DLC for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood[/surl]: Copernicus Conspiracy.

Mark your calendars: Events, announcements…
[surl=http://www.cityofheroes.com/news/news_archive/coh_northern_ca_meet_greet_fun.html]City of Heroes meet-up[/surl] in California, this Sunday!

RUMOURED:
[surl=http://twitter.com/benjamincousins/status/29471525209]What is the new, unannounced Battlefield game?[/surl]

NOT HAPPENING:
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5679899/nba-elite-11-is-officially-dead]NBA Elite 11 officially cancelled[/surl], franchise going to Madden Studio.

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