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Friday: August 14, 2009

Video game sales didn't do quite so well in July, industry decline continues.Video game sales didn't do quite so well in July, industry decline continues.

Sales are down, the software chart is dominated by Wii and DS titles that have been out for years or that continue existing franchises, and Sony needs to do something to energize gamers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:17 AM | Tags (8) | gaming | sales | xbox | wii | ps3 | consoles | decline | industry |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Beatles: Rock Band to get more DLC content sometime after official release.Beatles: Rock Band to get more DLC content sometime after official release.

Basically, the DLC content will fill in holes to make complete albums of the included songs. You can still play Octopus's Garden as much as you like.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:11 PM | Tags (7) | albums | beatles | content | dlc | downloads | gaming | rockband |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Nintendo files patent for inflatable cushion controller.Nintendo files patent for inflatable cushion controller.

Looks like it may be used for a horseback riding simulator of some kind. Oh boy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:02 AM | Tags (6) | inflatable | nintendo | cushion | patent | shark | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Turns out that the Xbox 360 is the most actively used console amongst gamers.Turns out that the Xbox 360 is the most actively used console amongst gamers.

I've only hopped on the 360 bandwagon recently, but I've never looked back. It's awesome.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:40 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | xbox | 360 | consoles | gamers | gaming | popular |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 11, 2009

The top five best video game power-ups according to MSNBC.The top five best video game power-ups according to MSNBC.

Giant mushroom, FTW.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:40 PM | Tags (5) | gaming | powerups | msnbc | mario | mushroom |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Six ways to use your video game skills at the office.Six ways to use your video game skills at the office.

Gamers are accustomed to fighting bosses, which means that no matter how big, tough and disgustingly inhuman an office's head honcho is they will prevail. Even in the face of the menacing mini-boss -- the office brown-noser -- gamers will not falter.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:36 AM | Tags (5) | gaming | office | skills | videogames | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

Nintendo Punch-Out secret revealed twenty-two years later.Nintendo Punch-Out secret revealed twenty-two years later.

There is a big boxer called Bald Bull in the NES version as well and a light flashes to the right in the audience when he charges. If you punch when it flashes you will land a body blow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:49 AM | Tags (8) | gaming | nintendo | punchout | secret | baldbull | bull | charge | light |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 7, 2009

Tales of Monkey Island: Chaper Two coming out August 20th.Tales of Monkey Island: Chaper Two coming out August 20th.

Telltale's blog post has a larger version of a debut screenshot from the next episode. Can't wait to play it!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 10:32 AM | Tags (7) | chapter | episodic | gaming | guybrush | monkeyisland | tales | telltale |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 30, 2009

Full setlist for Guitar Hero 5 surfaces online. Meh.Full setlist for Guitar Hero 5 surfaces online. Meh.

For some reason I find none of these songs seem to be compelling enough to make me want to buy another Guitar Hero game. Although it is nice to see a Gov't Mule tune making the list.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:24 PM | Tags (7) | gaming | guitarhero | meh | mule | phish | setlist | songs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Have a look at some leaked artwork from 'Epic Mickey' project.Have a look at some leaked artwork from 'Epic Mickey' project.

Not sure exactly what kind of video game this will be but it looks really cool.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:39 AM | Tags (6) | steampunk | epic | disney | mickey | leaked | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 24, 2009

Some of Sierra's classic adventure games now available on Steam.Some of Sierra's classic adventure games now available on Steam.

...but where is Leisuire Suit Larry or Police Quest? Boo.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:33 AM | Tags (8) | adventure | gaming | steam | sierra | classics | kingsquest | larry | spacequest |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 23, 2009

Next Xbox Live update scheduled for August 11th.Next Xbox Live update scheduled for August 11th.

Update includes games on demand service, Netflix party option, and Avatar specific purchasing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:59 AM | Tags (8) | xbla | xbox | live | update | netflix | microsoft | avatar | ondemand |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition officially available for iPhone.Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition officially available for iPhone.

The onslaught of Monkey Island can not be stopped! Now just bring Tales over to XBLA and I'm all set.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:48 AM | Tags (6) | adventure | gaming | guybrush | iphone | lucasarts | monkeyisland |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 21, 2009

Carlos Santana joins the cast of Guitar Hero 5.Carlos Santana joins the cast of Guitar Hero 5.

You'll be able to play his 1971 hit, 'No One to Depend On' from his second self-titled album, 1971's Santana.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:31 AM | Tags (5) | guitarhero | santana | roster | characters | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft would like you to know that a portable Xbox is right around the corner.Microsoft would like you to know that a portable Xbox is right around the corner.

New device said to be somewhere in between a Zune and an Xbox in size and will be a competitor to iPhone.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:24 AM | Tags (4) | xbox | portable | microsoft | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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