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=]Star Wars: The Old Republic trailer[/surl] shows off PvP action and Warzones.
[surl=]Bad Company 2 Vietnam trailer[/surl] introduces a flamethrower!
[surl=]Faceez Monsters trailer[/surl] is a bit creepy.
[surl=]Call of Duty: Black Ops commercial[/surl], in case you missed it.

A casual affair: For the less hardcore.
[surl=]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=]FPS trainer is designed to train FPS players[/surl], I don’t know what you were expecting.
[surl=]Super Mario Bros. speedrunner fails[/surl]… as Miyamoto watches.
[surl=]Bloody Redemption in 9 violent video games[/surl], which – obviously – should not be banned.
[surl=]It’s possible to play – and beat – Fallout: New Vegas without killing anyone[/surl], impressive!
[surl=]What is Japan’s favourite Pokémon?[/surl]
[surl=]Photos from the CoD:Black Ops launch party[/surl], thanks One of Swords!
[surl=]GameStop discuss their potential impact[/surl] on sales of digital content.

Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=]Captain Viridian joins Super Meat Boy[/surl] as an unlockable character.
[surl=]XBLA Indie: Garden Gnome Carnage[/surl] needed a killing word starting with ‘G’.
[surl=]Hegemony: Philip of Macedon[/surl] gets a launch discount.
[surl=]2011 Independent Games Festival Debuts Record Student Entry Numbers[/surl] – for the 13th Annual festival!

In Development: Games in progress
[surl=]Sniper Ghost Warrior arriving in Q1 2011[/surl], rejoice, headshot fans!
[surl=]Mass Effect 2 PS3 getsnew six-hour mission[/surl], plus an interactive comic…
[surl=]Killzone 3 has less lag[/surl] than Killzone 2.
[surl=]Fallout New Vegas PC patch[/surl] due next week.
[surl=]Armored Core 5 delayed[/surl], now due 2011.
[surl=]God of War 2’s lost Atlantis level[/surl] uncovered, looks awesome.
[surl=]Call of Duty: Black Ops[/surl] – DLC, Launch Party, Tribute to the Military…
[surl=]DarkSpore public beta signup now open[/surl], beta expected to kick off in 2010.
[surl=]Gran Turismo 5 is on track for pre-Christmas[/surl], says Sony.

Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=;6n]Kinect could come to the PC[/surl] via third-party driver (MS: not a fan).
[surl=]$2,000 bounty on Open-Source Kinect drivers[/surl], get hackin’!
[surl=]Simon Pegg plays Mario Kart[/surl] on NintendoTV.
[surl=]The first moron to break his TV with Kinect[/surl] took less than 24 hours to do so.

In good company: Business news
[surl=]Shinji Mikami hires ex-Capcom developers[/surl] to work at Tango.
[surl=]Square Enix reports profit drop[/surl], key franchises continue to sell.
[surl=]ZeniMax acquires MachineGames[/surl], which includes the founder of Starbreeze.
[surl=]Adrian Bolton has left Codemasters[/surl], which puts Bodycount in an awkward situation.

Comedic Value: Laughter is the best medicine, etc
[surl=]The Daily Show takes on the violent video games debate[/surl], with predictable results.
[surl=]Marvel Brothel[/surl] …we’re leaving well enough alone.

MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=]Codemasters is not purchasing APB[/surl], but the corpse is still valuable.
[surl=]Final Fantasy XIV clarifies the value of stats[/surl], if you needed a refresher.
[surl=]BioWare says Free-to-Play could become ‘dominant’ MMO model[/surl], which is interesting.
[surl=]This week on the MMO Report[/surl]: Star Trek Online, The Old Republic, Entropia Universe, TERA, Champions Online.
[surl=]Star Wars: The Old Republic looks at PvP and Crafting[/surl], via Darth Hater.

Music in Games: The tunes behind the action
[surl=]Video game music news roundup[/surl], plus an interview with DJDM!

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

Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=]Steven Spielberg’s cancelled EA game details and video emerge[/surl], make everybody sad.
[surl=]Transformers and Spider-Man return in 2011[/surl], as well as a ‘large-scale’ CoD.
[surl=]DICE admit: Medal of Honor controversy affected reviews[/surl] “The game is better than today’s reviews are indicating.”
[surl=]BioWare doctors are “disappointed”[/surl] in EA Louse.
[surl=]EA plan on ‘disrupting’ console dominance[/surl] with the new Battlefield.
[surl=]Warren Spector wants you to break Epic Mickey[/surl], in this thoughtful feature.

Localisation: Merci!
[surl=]Nintendo may localise unreleased DS games[/surl] as they transition to the 3DS.

Oops. Retractions and damage control
[surl=]Kinect ID problems related to light level[/surl], not skin colour.

Art in games: Real paintings, sometimes.
[surl=]The December Game Informer cover[/surl] is pretty breathtaking.
[surl=]Steamboat Mario[/surl] *whistles*

Cheap Thrills: Games that won’t hurt your wallet
[surl=]Steam’s Grand Theft Auto Classics collection[/surl] is $7.50 and not available in Australia.

[surl=]Do these Force Unleashed 2 PC files hint at DLC or cut content?[/surl]
[surl=]Has Blade & Soul testing been postponed to 2012?[/surl]

[surl=]Dead or Alive: Code Cronus and Project Progressive[/surl] from Team Ninja.


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