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=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/66314]Pac-Man Championship Edition DX trailer[/surl] is awful shiny.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=273400]James Bond: Blood Stone DS video[/surl] blasts in with some gameplay.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/11/03/bond-blood-stone-gets-launch-trailer/]James Bond: Blood Stone trailer[/surl] is for the full next-gen version.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=273567]GoldenEye trailer[/surl] features Richard Kiel, the man who played Bond’s Jaws.
[surl=http://www.relyonhorror.com/latest-news/new-silent-hill-8-trailer/]Silent Hill ‘8’ trailer[/surl] is a bit more polished than what we saw at E3.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=273418]Sonic Free Riders trailer[/surl] shows multiplayer hand-holding.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/11/03/dragon-age-facebook-game-to-offer-in-game-bonuses-for-dragon-age-2.aspx]Dragon Age Facebook game[/surl] will offer ingame bonuses for DA2.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.1up.com/do/feature?cId=3182219]From GoldenEye to GoldenEye[/surl] – the highlights and lowlights of James Bond’s videogame career.

A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/11/analysis_inside_the_us_supreme.php]Analysis: Inside the U.S. Supreme Court on ‘Schwarzenegger v. EMA'[/surl].

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/11/casual-contraptions-machine-review/]Casual Contraptions: The Machine[/surl] …a review.
[surl=http://twitter.com/#!/SuperMeatBoy/status/29557572357]Super Meat Boy’s Minecraft-inspired cameo[/surl] is exclusive to the PC version.
[surl=http://blog.wolfire.com/2010/11/The-Beard-Ultimatum]Wolfire Games discuss the Beard Ultimatum[/surl] – subscribe to their channel!

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?type=topnews&cid=29582]Halo: Reach level cap raised[/surl], new armour available now.
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/11/03/darkspore-beta-sign-ups-begin/]Darkspore beta sign-ups begin[/surl], get into it nownownow!
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/11/03/metal-gear-raiden-joins-assassins-creed-brotherhood/]Unlock Raiden in Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood[/surl] (no, seriously).
[surl=http://www.gamerbytes.com/2010/11/bejeweled_blitz_live_coming_to.php]Bejeweled Blitz Live[/surl] rated by the German and Australian Censorship Boards.
[surl=http://www.digitalmindsoft.eu/games/men-of-war-assault-squad/open-beta]Men of War: Assault Squad open beta kicks off[/surl], thanks to a 10,000-strong Steam group.
[surl=http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/11/okamiden-2/]Okamiden set for March 15 release[/surl], Facebook App live now.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-11-02-iphone-gears-of-war-possible-in-two-years]iPhone Gears of War possible[/surl] …in two years, says Epic.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=273577]Sony takes less-than-subtle dig at Kinect[/surl], mentioning ‘limits’ of body-only control mode.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-11-02-microsoft-new-dash-helps-indies]Updated Xbox Live Indie Games channel is “full marketplace experience”[/surl], complete with segregation.
[surl=http://www.techflash.com/seattle/2010/11/microsoft-boosts-kinect-projection-to.html]Microsoft ups Holiday Kinect sales expectations[/surl] to 5 million.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/11/03/playstation-move-1-million-units-shipped-in-north-america-a-growing-library-of-titles/]PlayStation Move: 1 million units shipped in North America[/surl], plus a growing library of titles.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/11/03/xbox-live-gold-family-pack-now-available/]Xbox Live Gold Family Pack[/surl] now available, as promised.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/31322/Ubisoft_Acquires_Longtails_Quebec_Studio.php]Ubisoft acquires Longtail[/surl], contributors to the Michael Jackson game.
[surl=http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/data/pdf/explanation/2011/2nd/explanation_2011_2nd_07.pdf]Capcom release sales figures[/surl] (pdf link)
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/11/02/ea-q2-financials-bfbc2-sells-6-million/]EA Q2 financials[/surl] – spoiler: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 sells 6mil.

Tuneful: Rock Band / Guitar Hero DLC
[surl=http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/11/rock-band-squier-price/]Rock Band Squier Stratocaster[/surl]: March 1, $280.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.gamingnexus.com/FullNews/Try-the-beta-for-Bloodline-Champions-with-1002c000-others/Item20289.aspx]Bloodline Champions beta is now open[/surl], with 100,000 players!
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/11/03/personality-or-progression-wars-1-4-0-patch-offers-a-choice/]Warhammer 1.4.0 patch offers a choice[/surl]: Personality or Progression?

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=http://www.twistedpixelgames.com/games.htm]Comic Jumper soundtrack[/surl] available for free!

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/66318]THQ exec hints at using Games For Windows Live again[/surl], after originally saying they’d move to Steam.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=273451]EA MMA “off to a slow start”[/surl], says John Schappert.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/11/02/shinji-mikami-still-working-on-shadows-of-the-damned-after-bethe/]Shinji Mikami is still working on Shadows of the Damned[/surl] even after the Bethesda deal.
[surl=http://www.1up.com/news/shinji-mikami-discusses-joining-bethesda]Bethesda has “the most independent development environment”[/surl], by the way – which is how they snagged Tango.

Localisation: Merci!
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/11/02/gyakuten_kenji_2_date/]Ace Attorney Investigations sequel dated[/surl], comes with awesome figure.

An Apple a day: The Mac side of things
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/65906]FreeREalms launches for Mac[/surl], mmm – free-to-play microtransactions!
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5679955/mac-owners-can-feast-on-civ-v-for-thanksgiving]Civilization V coming to Mac[/surl] in time for Thanksgiving.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://au.wii.ign.com/articles/113/1131574p1.html]Retro video game vehicle posters[/surl] are pretty!

Closed for business: Industry closures / layoffs
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2010-11-02-ea-small-number-of-staff-affected-by-restructuring]EA’s restructuring affects a “relatively small number” of staff[/surl], or so they say.
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2010-11-03-ignition-closes-florida-studio]Ignition closes their Florida studio[/surl], axing 70 jobs.

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