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Wednesday: August 26, 2009

Nintendo files patent for a Wii controller in the shape of a football.Nintendo files patent for a Wii controller in the shape of a football.

I predict that the number of Wii-related accidents will rise again when/if this is actually released.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:44 PM | Tags (5) | controller | football | marsha | nintendo | patent |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Watch a twenty minute developer walkthrough of Star Wars: The Old Republic.Watch a twenty minute developer walkthrough of Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Everything you ever wanted to know about this gigantic Star Wars MMO. Be warned, videos include many a spoiler.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:14 AM | Tags (5) | gaming | mmo | oldrepublic | starwars | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Metroid Prime Trilogy available today for your beloved Nintendo Wii.Metroid Prime Trilogy available today for your beloved Nintendo Wii.

The first two installments of Prime series now include 16:9 widescreen versions and an updated control scheme for Wiimotes (so you can flail your arms around and duck behind the couch when Ridley attacks).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 5:21 PM | Tags (8) | metroid | gaming | prime | videogames | repackage | nintendo | trilogy | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft responds to that pesky Xbox 360 failure rate survey.Microsoft responds to that pesky Xbox 360 failure rate survey.

We are constantly improving the design, manufacture and performance of the console through extensive testing of potential sources of any problems.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:45 AM | Tags (8) | consoles | failure | microsoft | rrod | survey | videogames | xbox | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Yes, Final Fantasy XIII for Xbox 360 will require a couple of disc changes.Yes, Final Fantasy XIII for Xbox 360 will require a couple of disc changes.

This is not the final count as we’re still working on it, but we’re aiming for about three discs for the Xbox 360 version,' he stated when talking about the number of discs.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:11 PM | Tags (8) | discs | dvd | enix | finalfantasy | gaming | square | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

Final Fantasy XIII for Xbox 360 is about seventy percent complete.Final Fantasy XIII for Xbox 360 is about seventy percent complete.

He said that the game is up and running well on Microsoft's hardware but they have not started the debugging process yet. Work on the english version of the game is also moving along well. Kitase confirmed that all the voice work has now been recorded.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:44 AM | Tags (6) | finalfantasy | xbox | square | enix | rpg | 360 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Next episode from Tales of Monkey Island due out at some point today.Next episode from Tales of Monkey Island due out at some point today.

Find out what happens to gaming's most beloved pirate after the cliffhanger from chapter one. UPDATE: episode now up!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:06 AM | Tags (6) | gaming | guybrush | monkeyisland | tales | telltale | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Have a peek at the trailer for New Super Mario Brothers game coming to the Wii.Have a peek at the trailer for New Super Mario Brothers game coming to the Wii.

And by new, they really mean old.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:45 AM | Tags (5) | nintendo | ds | super | mario | trailer |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

There might be a link between health risks and video game playing in adults.There might be a link between health risks and video game playing in adults.

...players also reported lower extraversion, consistent with research on adolescents that linked video-game playing to a sedentary lifestyle and overweight status, and to mental-health concerns.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:33 PM | Tags (5) | adults | gaming | health | risks | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Brutal Legend demo to hit consoles in September.Brutal Legend demo to hit consoles in September.

The demo opens as Eddie awakes in the age of metal where he must quickly learn how to use the powerful ancient axe, 'The Separator' and electrifying guitar 'Clementine' to unleash combo moves that destroy the demons of darkness.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:09 PM | Tags (9) | gaming | videogames | timschafer | jackblack | brutal | legend | ps3 | xbox | demo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Sony pulls the curtain back on slim version of PlayStation 3.Sony pulls the curtain back on slim version of PlayStation 3.

...and it also comes with a lower price tag now at just $299 now too. Welcome back to the party Sony.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:22 AM | Tags (8) | consoles | gaming | playstation | pricedrop | ps3 | slim | sony | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 18, 2009

Average age of video gamers older than originally thought.Average age of video gamers older than originally thought.

Thirty-five is the new magic number according to recent study.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:45 AM | Tags (5) | survey | bbc | videogames | gaming | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 17, 2009

Failiure rate of Xbox 360 is a whopping 52.4 percent.Failiure rate of Xbox 360 is a whopping 52.4 percent.

You have better odds flipping a coin than actually purchasing a functional Xbox 360. Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 5:04 PM | Tags (7) | gaming | videogames | rrod | xbox | failure | rate | endsights |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Quake Live might turn into a subscription-based service.Quake Live might turn into a subscription-based service.

Unfortunately, ad support alone is not enough to keep Quake Live up and running.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:37 AM | Tags (6) | carmack | gaming | quake | service | subscription | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Saturday: August 15, 2009

Sony files patent for laugh detection on the PS3.Sony files patent for laugh detection on the PS3.

Patent covers a range of emotions other than laughter. Sony want to know when video games make you cry.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:04 PM | Tags (6) | sony | ps3 | patents | laugh | detection | emotion |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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