The Daily Stash

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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=273707]Shogun 2: Total War trailer[/surl] is a bit legendary.
[surl=http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/32048]God of War 3 deleted scenes[/surl] are well worth a look.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=273849]The Art of Tron trailer[/surl] is, as you’d expect, kinda pretty.
[surl=http://oneofswords.com/2010/11/first-black-ops-commercial-kobe-kimmel/]Call of Duty: Black Ops commercial[/surl]: There is a soldier in all of us.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=273254]Call of Duty: Black Ops trailer[/surl] features a new Wager Match gameplay mode.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=http://oneofswords.com/2010/11/play-dj-hero-2-on-facebook/]Play DJ Hero 2 … on Facebook[/surl], you know you wanna.
[surl=http://www.insidesocialgames.com/2010/11/04/digital-chocolate-launches-island-god-facebook/]Divine Power comes to Facebook[/surl], via Island God and Digital Chocolate.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/11/defying_design_gaming_up_the_w.php]Gaming up the wrong tree[/surl]: Defying design.
[surl=http://critical-hits.com/2010/11/04/review-resident-evil-deck-building-game/]Resident Evil Deck Building Game[/surl] (no, really).
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2010-11-04-tiga-total-uk-dev-headcount-declines-9-percent]TIGA say the number of UK game developers has plummeted[/surl] by 900 over two years.
[surl=http://espn.go.com/espn/thelife/videogames/blog/_/name/thegamer/]Dwight Howard complains about his NBA Jam dunk rating[/surl], and gets it increased!
[surl=http://www.1up.com/news/how-pokemon-get-made]How do Pokémon get made?[/surl] …find out here!

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/11/04/super-meat-boy-xbla-patch-near-completion-includes-20-new-level/]Super Meat Boy XBLA patch incoming[/surl], bringing extra levels.
[surl=http://www.gamepolitics.com/2010/11/04/new-game-takes-global-warming]Fate of the World[/surl] takes on Global Warming.
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/11/pc-version-super-meat-boy/]Everything you want to know about the PC version of Super Meat Boy[/surl] but were afraid to ask.
[surl=http://www.exitstrategyentertainment.com/ponh/?p=284]Pirates of New Horizons survey results[/surl] are in!

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://wii.ign.com/articles/113/1132619p1.html]Activision confirms more instalments in favourite franchises[/surl] – *Hero, Spider-Man, Transformers, X-Men…
[surl=http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/11/sonic-free-riders-barely-works-shows-issue-with-kinect-jumping.ars]Sonic Free Riders has issues[/surl], and “barely works”. Boo.
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5681607/microsoft-is-beta-testing-an-episodic-xbox-live-poker-game-show]Microsoft are testing an episodic poker game on Xbox Live[/surl], is it the 1 vs 100 team?
[surl=http://www.thetanooki.com/2010/11/04/first-look-at-super-mario-all-stars-limited-edition-package/]Our first look at Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition package[/surl] – it’s all red and gold and shiny.

Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/31255/Crystal_Dynamics_Veteran_Actualizes_Sony_Ad_Parody_Lame_Castle.php]Fake iPhone game from PSP ad is now real[/surl], thanks to a guy from Crystal Dynamics.
[surl=http://nodpad.com/2010/11/05/fruit-ninja-update-slice-it-up-in-arcade-mode/]Fruit Ninja[/surl]: Slice it up in arcade mode!
[surl=http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2010/11/android-mood-tracker-has-pentagons-attention.ars]Mood Tracker for Android[/surl] has the attention of the Pentagon.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Microsoft-Kinect-Teardown/4066/1]Inside a Kinect set-top gadget[/surl], thanks iFixit!
[surl=http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2010/11/04/the-open-kinect-project-the-ok-prize-get-1000-bounty-for-kinect-for-xbox-360-open-source-drivers/]Bounty offered to hack Kinect[/surl] – US$2000!
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-kinect-dash-anti-piracy-blog-entry]The new Kinect dashboard targets pirates[/surl], or so we’re told.
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2010-11-03-kipman-hybrid-control-games-on-way-to-360]”Hybrid” Kinect/Controller games in development[/surl], which sounds sensible.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=273655]Milo “was never really a product”[/surl], say Microsoft.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/11/04/hulu-plus-soon-available-to-all-ps3-users/]Hulu Plus soon available to all US PS3 users[/surl], for a fee.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://www.next-gen.biz/news/konami-posts-strong-financial-results]Konami releases strong financial results[/surl], thanking MGS: Peace Walker.
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5680866/did-the-house-of-fallout-just-buy-another-studio]Zenimax Media go on a studio-buying spree[/surl], picking up Machinegames.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=http://www.dorkly.com/video/5497/dorkly-bits-street-fighter-meter-maid]Blanka’s fallback career[/surl] is as a meter maid.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/708447/The-MMO-Report-Thursday-November-4th.html]The MMO Report[/surl], Thursday Nov 4: Star Trek Online!
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/11/04/the-invasion-of-city-of-heroes-begins-once-again/]The invasion of City of Heroes begins[/surl] …again!
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-11-03-will-star-trek-online-go-free-to-play]Star Trek Online may go free-to-play[/surl], Cryptic might consider it.
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/11/04/wada_on_ffxiv/]Final Fantasy XIV ships more than 630,000 units[/surl], none too shabby.
[surl=http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=447465127329]DC Universe directors chat[/surl] about ranged vs. melee combat.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/11/04/video-games-live-announces-42-north-american-shows/]Video Games Live announces 42 North American shows[/surl] – count ’em!

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=273761]New God of War sex scene[/surl] is ‘the most integrated yet’, say Ready At Dawn.
[surl=http://www.autoweek.com/article/20101103/SEMA/101109948#ixzz14JXJLuf9]Gran Turismo 6 is already in development[/surl], says Kazunori.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-11-03-epic-has-sweet-shadow-complex-2-ideas]Chair Entertainment have “sweet ideas” for Shadow Complex 2[/surl], while hard at work on Infinity Blade.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=273681]Saints Row 3 is ‘outrageous'[/surl] and ‘over the top’, according to THQ.

In the Cloud: Taking computing to the next level
[surl=http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2010/11/another-reason-to-use-the-cloud-a-lower-carbon-footprint.ars]Cloud computing has a lower carbon footprint[/surl], wonder how that applies to gaming.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=http://blogs.consumerreports.org/electronics/2010/11/consumer-reports-tests-kinect-facial-recognition-problems-video.html]Kinect is not racist[/surl], has no problem recognising dark skin.

Buy me this: For the gamer who has everything
[surl=http://oneofswords.com/2010/11/sneak-peek-black-ops-gunnar-gaming-glasses/]Call of Duty: Black Ops Gunnar Gaming Glasses[/surl] (oh my!)

Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions etc
[surl=http://www.capcom-europe.com/blog/2010/11/marvel-vs-capcom-3-art-contest/]Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Art contest[/surl], you could win big!

Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
[surl=http://www.spritestitch.com/?p=2992]Kirby and Mega-Man amigurumi[/surl] are supercute. And a bit dorky.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/11/grant-morrison-batman-inc/?pid=1398&pageid=49214&viewall=true]New Batman comic has been influenced by Batman video games[/surl] – specifically, Arkham Asylum (surprised?)

Closed for business: Industry closures / layoffs
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/66332]Ignition Florida reportedly shut[/surl], expect an official release ‘soon’.

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/icewind_dale_2]GoG adds Icewind Dale 2 Complete[/surl], watch your productivity plummet.

NOT HAPPENING:
[surl=http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/11/nba-elite-canceled/]NBA Elite 11 cancelled[/surl], EA Tiburon brought on board for 12.

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