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Monday: June 22, 2009

Commodore 64 emulator gets rejected from the iTunes App Store.Commodore 64 emulator gets rejected from the iTunes App Store.

A fully licensed Commodore 64 emulator at that. Too bad.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:47 PM | Tags (4) | commodore | iphone | gaming | emulator |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Sunday: June 21, 2009

Stadium LED used for playing video games during season downtime.Stadium LED used for playing video games during season downtime.

Seems like an appropriate use of technology - video footage is available over on Engadget's website as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 10:17 AM | Tags (3) | gaming | led | stadium |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 19, 2009

Microsoft confirms that a new Xbox won't be coming next year.Microsoft confirms that a new Xbox won't be coming next year.

Although the year after that one is still might be fair game.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:55 PM | Tags (4) | microsoft | natal | release | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Activision not too happy with how the PS3 is performing these days.Activision not too happy with how the PS3 is performing these days.

It's expensive to develop for the console, and the Wii and Xbox are just selling better. Games generate a better return on invested capital on the Xbox than on the PlayStation.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:37 PM | Tags (4) | activision | ps3 | sales | sony |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Watch LucasArts play through some of the new Monkey Island game online today.Watch LucasArts play through some of the new Monkey Island game online today.

Broadcast begins at 3pm, not sure if it's EST or PST though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:32 AM | Tags (4) | guybrush | island | lucasarts | monkey |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 18, 2009

Yes, it's quite possible for video games to not turn children into violent sociopaths.Yes, it's quite possible for video games to not turn children into violent sociopaths.

The article presents the findings of three separate studies, conducted in different countries with different age groups, and using different scientific approaches. All the studies find that playing games with prosocial content causes players to be more helpful to others after the game is over.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:50 PM | Tags (3) | behavior | gaming | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


LucasArts thinking about doing more adventure game remakes?LucasArts thinking about doing more adventure game remakes?

Updated versions of Grim Fandango and Full Throttle would be pretty cool.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:43 AM | Tags (2) | lucasarts | adventure |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Xbox Live Marketplace suffers spotty service after coming back from downtime.Xbox Live Marketplace suffers spotty service after coming back from downtime.

I experienced this first-hand last night trying to purchase Sam & Max Save the World. Purchased the game at 7:30pm but wasn't able to download it until 11:30pm. Also to Microsoft's credit there were no hiccups with my points total from many multiple attempted re-downloads of the game.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:29 AM | Tags (5) | gaming | xbox | sam&max | telltale | marketplace |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: June 17, 2009

Remember Mad Dog Mcree from the arcades? You'll be able to play it on the Wii again.Remember Mad Dog Mcree from the arcades? You'll be able to play it on the Wii again.

Not just one adventure either, but three games rolled into one package. Bonus: multiplayer included as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:36 AM | Tags (4) | gaming | nintendo | shooter | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 16, 2009

Microsoft to convert free game show into pay per play?Microsoft to convert free game show into pay per play?

I'm going to join in on the theory that this is probably in regards to Xbox Live Silver members, not Gold members.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:37 PM | Tags (3) | 1vs100 | microsoft | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


An in-depth reevaluation of Final Fantasy VIII.An in-depth reevaluation of Final Fantasy VIII.

'In-depth' really doesn't scratch the surface in terms of article depth. Grab a cup of coffee, enjoy the read and then go dust off the old Playstation.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:30 PM | Tags (5) | finalfantasy | sony | playstation | square | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ars Technica reviews the new Ghostbusters video game.Ars Technica reviews the new Ghostbusters video game.

Ghostbusters brings what we loved about the movie to video games, with some great results. This is far from a perfect title, but fans of the movie will quickly overlook the game's few flaws.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:41 PM | Tags (4) | ars | gaming | ghostbuster | review |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Creators of Peggle try a different iTunes pricing approach and get some interesting results.Creators of Peggle try a different iTunes pricing approach and get some interesting results.

Case in point: before the sale, Peggle was sitting at around #60 on the App Store game charts. And after the sale? Peggle was sitting pretty at #1, having sold 'nearly as many units in those four days as they had in the 3 weeks afters the game's launch'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:51 AM | Tags (5) | appstore | cheap | gaming | peggle | volume |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 15, 2009

A short quiz to see how much you really know about Nintendo games past and present.A short quiz to see how much you really know about Nintendo games past and present.

There are some trick questions sprinkled in here and there but overall really not that tough.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 10:11 PM | Tags (3) | nintendo | quiz | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tim Curry to lend his voice work over to Brutal Legend video game.Tim Curry to lend his voice work over to Brutal Legend video game.

Awesome!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:51 PM | Tags (5) | brutallegend | doublefine | gaming | timcurry | timschafer |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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