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/66359]Star Wars: The Old Republic trailer[/surl] shows off PvP action and Warzones.
[surl=http://www.thatvideogameblog.com/2010/11/05/bad-company-2-expansion-gets-a-flamethrower/]Bad Company 2 Vietnam trailer[/surl] introduces a flamethrower!
[surl=http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=141496]Faceez Monsters trailer[/surl] is a bit creepy.
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/11/05/live-action-black-ops-commercial-features-slow-mo-explosions-kobe-bryant/]Call of Duty: Black Ops commercial[/surl], in case you missed it.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=http://www.insidesocialgames.com/2010/11/05/what-happens-to-a-facebook-game-without-viral-channels/]What happens to a Facebook game without viral channels[/surl] – I’m still playing Ravenwood Fair, but only just.

Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.fpstrainer.com/login.php]FPS trainer is designed to train FPS players[/surl], I don’t know what you were expecting.
[surl=http://kotaku.com/5683873/gamer-fails-super-mario-bros-speed-run-while-mario-creator-watches]Super Mario Bros. speedrunner fails[/surl]… as Miyamoto watches.
[surl=http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/11/violent-videogames/]Bloody Redemption in 9 violent video games[/surl], which – obviously – should not be banned.
[surl=http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=24221124&postcount=9108]It’s possible to play – and beat – Fallout: New Vegas without killing anyone[/surl], impressive!
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/11/05/japan-votes-on-the-most-popular-pokemon/]What is Japan’s favourite Pokémon?[/surl]
[surl=http://oneofswords.com/2010/11/photos-of-the-black-ops-launch-party/]Photos from the CoD:Black Ops launch party[/surl], thanks One of Swords!
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2010-11-05-gamestop-discovering-new-xbla-psn-games-as-hard-as-on-app-store]GameStop discuss their potential impact[/surl] on sales of digital content.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/exclusive-new-character-announced-for-super-meat-boy-pc]Captain Viridian joins Super Meat Boy[/surl] as an unlockable character.
[surl=http://www.gamerbytes.com/2010/11/xbox_indies_garden_gnome_carna.php]XBLA Indie: Garden Gnome Carnage[/surl] needed a killing word starting with ‘G’.
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/11/hegemony-philip-macedon-hits-steam-launch-discount/]Hegemony: Philip of Macedon[/surl] gets a launch discount.
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/11/2011_independent_games_festiva_2.php]2011 Independent Games Festival Debuts Record Student Entry Numbers[/surl] – for the 13th Annual festival!

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://www.thatvideogameblog.com/2010/11/06/sniper-ghost-warrior-gunning-down-ps3-in-q1-2011/]Sniper Ghost Warrior arriving in Q1 2011[/surl], rejoice, headshot fans!
[surl=http://social.bioware.com/forum/4/topic/81/index/5170462]Mass Effect 2 PS3 getsnew six-hour mission[/surl], plus an interactive comic…
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/killzone3-pad-lag-measured-blog-entry]Killzone 3 has less lag[/surl] than Killzone 2.
[surl=http://bethblog.com/index.php/2010/11/05/more-news-on-new-vegas-updates/]Fallout New Vegas PC patch[/surl] due next week.
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/11/05/armored-core-5-slips-into-2011/]Armored Core 5 delayed[/surl], now due 2011.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/11/04/god-of-war-collection-lost-atlantis-level-revealed/]God of War 2’s lost Atlantis level[/surl] uncovered, looks awesome.
[surl=http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=141490]Call of Duty: Black Ops[/surl] – DLC, Launch Party, Tribute to the Military…
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/11/05/darkspore-public-beta-sign-up-now-available.aspx]DarkSpore public beta signup now open[/surl], beta expected to kick off in 2010.
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/11/04/peter-dille-talks-playstation-move-success-and-psp-plans/]Gran Turismo 5 is on track for pre-Christmas[/surl], says Sony.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-20021836-52.html?tag=mncol;6n]Kinect could come to the PC[/surl] via third-party driver (MS: not a fan).
[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/]$2,000 bounty on Open-Source Kinect drivers[/surl], get hackin’!
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=274050]Simon Pegg plays Mario Kart[/surl] on NintendoTV.
[surl=http://becauseitoldyouso.blogspot.com/2010/11/yes-i-am-first-moron-to-break-his-tv.html]The first moron to break his TV with Kinect[/surl] took less than 24 hours to do so.

In good company: Business news
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/11/05/shinji-mikami-hires-talented-ex-capcom-developers.aspx]Shinji Mikami hires ex-Capcom developers[/surl] to work at Tango.
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/66356]Square Enix reports profit drop[/surl], key franchises continue to sell.
[surl=http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/31346/Report_ZeniMax_Acquires_ExStarbreeze_Founders_Studio_Machinegames.php]ZeniMax acquires MachineGames[/surl], which includes the founder of Starbreeze.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-11-05-adrian-bolton-exits-codemasters]Adrian Bolton has left Codemasters[/surl], which puts Bodycount in an awkward situation.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=http://www.1up.com/news/daily-show-takes-violent-videogames]The Daily Show takes on the violent video games debate[/surl], with predictable results.
[surl=http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/11/05/something-for-the-weekend-marvel-brothel/]Marvel Brothel[/surl] …we’re leaving well enough alone.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-11-05-apb-could-be-turned-around-in-9-months]Codemasters is not purchasing APB[/surl], but the corpse is still valuable.
[surl=http://lodestone.finalfantasyxiv.com/pl/topics/detail?id=92e2a2ee13f174b5a6f5f658135e1bf4ab725f29]Final Fantasy XIV clarifies the value of stats[/surl], if you needed a refresher.
[surl=http://www.videogamer.com/news/bioware_on_subscriptions_vs_free-to-play.html]BioWare says Free-to-Play could become ‘dominant’ MMO model[/surl], which is interesting.
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/11/05/this-week-on-the-mmo-report/]This week on the MMO Report[/surl]: Star Trek Online, The Old Republic, Entropia Universe, TERA, Champions Online.
[surl=http://darthhater.com/2010/11/05/swtor-pvp-warzones-crafting-revealed/]Star Wars: The Old Republic looks at PvP and Crafting[/surl], via Darth Hater.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/708485/Video-Game-Music-News-Roundup-and-Interview-with-DJDM.html]Video game music news roundup[/surl], plus an interview with DJDM!

Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=http://www.virtualshackles.com/-160]Comic illustrates CA violent video game law[/surl] …in case you were still confused.

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://www.1up.com/do/feature?pager.offset=0&cId=3182177]Steven Spielberg’s cancelled EA game details and video emerge[/surl], make everybody sad.
[surl=http://www.industrygamers.com/news/online-subscription-service-for-call-of-duty-coming-next-year/]Transformers and Spider-Man return in 2011[/surl], as well as a ‘large-scale’ CoD.
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-11-05-dice-moh-controversy-affected-reviews]DICE admit: Medal of Honor controversy affected reviews[/surl] “The game is better than today’s reviews are indicating.”
[surl=http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-11-05-bioware-doctors-talk-ea-louse-mass-effect-3-swtor-interview?page=2]BioWare doctors are “disappointed”[/surl] in EA Louse.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=273894]EA plan on ‘disrupting’ console dominance[/surl] with the new Battlefield.
[surl=http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/11/epic-mickey/]Warren Spector wants you to break Epic Mickey[/surl], in this thoughtful feature.

Localisation: Merci!
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/11/05/there-is-hope-for-nintendos-unlocalized-ds-games-yet/]Nintendo may localise unreleased DS games[/surl] as they transition to the 3DS.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=http://blogs.consumerreports.org/electronics/2010/11/consumer-reports-tests-kinect-facial-recognition-problems-video.html]Kinect ID problems related to light level[/surl], not skin colour.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/11/05/december-cover-revealed.aspx]The December Game Informer cover[/surl] is pretty breathtaking.
[surl=http://belldandies.deviantart.com/art/super-m-185161410]Steamboat Mario[/surl] *whistles*

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/11/05/steam-offering-a-whole-lotta-grand-theft-auto-for-7-50/]Steam’s Grand Theft Auto Classics collection[/surl] is $7.50 and not available in Australia.

RUMOURED:
[surl=http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=411627]Do these Force Unleashed 2 PC files hint at DLC or cut content?[/surl]
[surl=http://news.mmosite.com/content/2010-11-05/ncsoft_blade_and_soul_postponed_to_2012.shtml]Has Blade & Soul testing been postponed to 2012?[/surl]

NOT HAPPENING:
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/11/05/ninja_gaiden_3_interview/]Dead or Alive: Code Cronus and Project Progressive[/surl] from Team Ninja.

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