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=]Pac-Man Championship Edition DX trailer[/surl] is awful shiny.
[surl=]James Bond: Blood Stone DS video[/surl] blasts in with some gameplay.
[surl=]James Bond: Blood Stone trailer[/surl] is for the full next-gen version.
[surl=]GoldenEye trailer[/surl] features Richard Kiel, the man who played Bond’s Jaws.
[surl=]Silent Hill ‘8’ trailer[/surl] is a bit more polished than what we saw at E3.
[surl=]Sonic Free Riders trailer[/surl] shows multiplayer hand-holding.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=]Dragon Age Facebook game[/surl] will offer ingame bonuses for DA2.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=]From GoldenEye to GoldenEye[/surl] – the highlights and lowlights of James Bond’s videogame career.

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=]Analysis: Inside the U.S. Supreme Court on ‘Schwarzenegger v. EMA'[/surl].

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Casual Contraptions: The Machine[/surl] …a review.
[surl=!/SuperMeatBoy/status/29557572357]Super Meat Boy’s Minecraft-inspired cameo[/surl] is exclusive to the PC version.
[surl=]Wolfire Games discuss the Beard Ultimatum[/surl] – subscribe to their channel!

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Halo: Reach level cap raised[/surl], new armour available now.
[surl=]Darkspore beta sign-ups begin[/surl], get into it nownownow!
[surl=]Unlock Raiden in Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood[/surl] (no, seriously).
[surl=]Bejeweled Blitz Live[/surl] rated by the German and Australian Censorship Boards.
[surl=]Men of War: Assault Squad open beta kicks off[/surl], thanks to a 10,000-strong Steam group.
[surl=]Okamiden set for March 15 release[/surl], Facebook App live now.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=]iPhone Gears of War possible[/surl] …in two years, says Epic.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=]Sony takes less-than-subtle dig at Kinect[/surl], mentioning ‘limits’ of body-only control mode.
[surl=]Updated Xbox Live Indie Games channel is “full marketplace experience”[/surl], complete with segregation.
[surl=]Microsoft ups Holiday Kinect sales expectations[/surl] to 5 million.
[surl=]PlayStation Move: 1 million units shipped in North America[/surl], plus a growing library of titles.
[surl=]Xbox Live Gold Family Pack[/surl] now available, as promised.

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Ubisoft acquires Longtail[/surl], contributors to the Michael Jackson game.
[surl=]Capcom release sales figures[/surl] (pdf link)
[surl=]EA Q2 financials[/surl] – spoiler: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 sells 6mil.

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
[surl=]Rock Band Squier Stratocaster[/surl]: March 1, $280.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]Bloodline Champions beta is now open[/surl], with 100,000 players!
[surl=]Warhammer 1.4.0 patch offers a choice[/surl]: Personality or Progression?

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=]Comic Jumper soundtrack[/surl] available for free!

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]THQ exec hints at using Games For Windows Live again[/surl], after originally saying they’d move to Steam.
[surl=]EA MMA “off to a slow start”[/surl], says John Schappert.
[surl=]Shinji Mikami is still working on Shadows of the Damned[/surl] even after the Bethesda deal.
[surl=]Bethesda has “the most independent development environment”[/surl], by the way – which is how they snagged Tango.

Localisation: Merci!
[surl=]Ace Attorney Investigations sequel dated[/surl], comes with awesome figure.

An Apple a day: The Mac side of things
[surl=]FreeREalms launches for Mac[/surl], mmm – free-to-play microtransactions!
[surl=]Civilization V coming to Mac[/surl] in time for Thanksgiving.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=]Retro video game vehicle posters[/surl] are pretty!

Closed for business: Industry closures / layoffs
[surl=]EA’s restructuring affects a “relatively small number” of staff[/surl], or so they say.
[surl=]Ignition closes their Florida studio[/surl], axing 70 jobs.


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