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Monday: July 20, 2009

The top five craziest uses of historical figures in video games.The top five craziest uses of historical figures in video games.

There are a couple of other good examples I can think of that didn't happen to make this list.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:01 PM | Tags (7) | figures | gaming | historical | lincoln | max | sam | telltale |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition for iPhone accidentally confirmed via Google.Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition for iPhone accidentally confirmed via Google.

Not a real shocker (LucasArts did drop a couple hints via Twitter) but good news nonetheless.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:55 AM | Tags (6) | apple | gaming | guybrush | iphone | lucasarts | monkeyisland |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


See how well you know your Xbox games with this online quiz.See how well you know your Xbox games with this online quiz.

Not the hardest of quizzes, but a good way to pass a couple minutes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:55 AM | Tags (3) | xbox | gaming | quiz |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 17, 2009

How to understand the World of Warcraft using Super Mario Brothers.How to understand the World of Warcraft using Super Mario Brothers.

You can theoretically never see Star Wars, but during your everyday life you’ll pick up a basic understanding of what a Chewbacca is. However, if you never played World of Warcraft, listening to someone talk about it sounds like senseless and frightening gibberish.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:52 AM | Tags (4) | cracked | mario | warcraft | wow |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Video game sales see a 31% drop for the month of June.Video game sales see a 31% drop for the month of June.

As the article states, most due to the face that there aren't any 'blockbuster' titles currently available.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:31 AM | Tags (4) | gaming | revenue. drop | blockbuster | titles |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 15, 2009

Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition now available on Xbox Live.Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition now available on Xbox Live.

One the most beloved classic adventure games ever to grace a computer screen now available in glorious HD. Welcome back, Guybrush. Help GLM get written into Telltale's version of the game by clicking here!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:34 PM | Tags (7) | adventure | classic | gaming | guybrush | lucasarts | monkeyisland | special |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Nintendo to convert Times Square into Wii Sports Resort next week.Nintendo to convert Times Square into Wii Sports Resort next week.

Promotion set to take place next Thursday (7/23) between 9am and 3pm.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:42 AM | Tags (7) | nintendo | promotion | nyt | manhattan | timessquare | wii | resort |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Sequel to BioShock won't be coming out until sometime in 2010.Sequel to BioShock won't be coming out until sometime in 2010.

Some additional time for programming is neccesary says Take-Two.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:17 AM | Tags (3) | bioshock | delay | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 14, 2009

The top five reasons why modern games beat retro ones.The top five reasons why modern games beat retro ones.

Not in full agreement with this article as both types of games have certainly have their moments at any given time. Also, isn't this a little pointless to discuss since one genre wouldn't have existed without the other?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:37 PM | Tags (4) | gaming | modern | msnbc | retro |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A Microsoft-operated streaming music service might be coming to your Xbox 360 soon.A Microsoft-operated streaming music service might be coming to your Xbox 360 soon.

The company recently announced that Xbox Live Gold members will have access to the Last.fm streaming radio service later this year, with a paid trial for Silver members. This particular service, however, would be entirely Microsoft owned and operated, according to the Telegraph.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:57 AM | Tags (7) | gamasutra | microsoft | music | service | streaming | xbox | xboxlive |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


New study shows that Wii is better for kids than actually watching television.New study shows that Wii is better for kids than actually watching television.

Turns out that exercise-oriented video games can burn more calories than just sitting on a couch. Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:16 AM | Tags (7) | wii | health | kids | tlevision | habits | study | nintendo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

Special edition of Monkey Island to cost you just ten bucks when it hits XBLA.Special edition of Monkey Island to cost you just ten bucks when it hits XBLA.

This is surprisingly good news, thank you LucasArts!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:55 PM | Tags (5) | guybrush | monkeyisland | pricing | xbla | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


3D making a comeback at movie theaters, your video games are next.3D making a comeback at movie theaters, your video games are next.

'It's pretty fantastic,' said Cameron, during his E3 press conference about the game. 'You just stick your head into the monitor and the world wraps around you. It's the first time in a videogame that I was afraid when the hammerhead enemies attack. It's very frightening.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:38 AM | Tags (5) | 3d | gaming | glasses | stereoscopic | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 8, 2009

Sony would like you know that you won't be seeing a PlayStation price cut anytime soon.Sony would like you know that you won't be seeing a PlayStation price cut anytime soon.

I'm sure this will make the folks at Activision quite happy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:57 AM | Tags (7) | sony | playstation | ps3 | price | cut | overpriced | activision |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Skill-based prizes coming to 1 vs 100 on Xbox Live starting July 10.Skill-based prizes coming to 1 vs 100 on Xbox Live starting July 10.

Also gives some more details about the whole beta schedule as well. Prizes not available yet for some selected areas.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:51 AM | Tags (7) | 1vs100 | gaming | online | prizes | quiz | trivia | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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