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Thursday: January 7, 2010

Microsoft to bring classic arcade environment of the eighties into your beloved living room.Microsoft to bring classic arcade environment of the eighties into your beloved living room.

According to a company press release, Game Room will be a “place to relive the glory days of arcade games,” complete with a pay-to-play option that charges 40 MS Points (50 cents) per play of one game.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:30 PM | Tags (9) | 360 | arcade | endsights | gameroom | gaming | microsoft | videogames | xbox | eighties |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Daily Grind: Gross

Name: Vin (aka lozenge boy)
How Vin feels today: Gross @ 1:12:09 PM
What Vin really wants today: To go home and not breath on anything that happens to be a living thing. Seriously, enough with this cold/flu crap.

Music Stuck in Head: Panama / Van Halen
I'm confused. Is this tune about a girl or a car? Or both? What does any of that have to do with Panama? Upon closer analysis, the song is actually about a car. Thank you Wikipedia.

Stuff to do today:

  • Take more DayQuil
  • Break down and download Dragon's Lair app for iPhone
  • Downloaded
  • This is really quite a nostalgic journey back to the arcade
  • Here's a video showing off most of Dirk's many demises on YouTube
  • Find a copy of Mad Dog McRee next

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:12 PM | Tags (11) | dailygrind | glm | vanhalen | panama | gaming | videogames | arcade | iphone | dragonslair | dirk | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

Season Two  of Sam & Max (aka Beyond Time and Space) to hit XBLA this Wednesday.Season Two of Sam & Max (aka Beyond Time and Space) to hit XBLA this Wednesday.

1600 MS points will get you five episodes of some good ol' point and click adventure gaming. I've heard good things about Season Two although I still haven't quite finished Season One.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:30 AM | Tags (11) | xbla | xbox | 360 | telltale | gaming | videogames | arcade | sam | max | season | episodic |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

Touch Arcade gets some hands-on time with Rock Band: iPhone.Touch Arcade gets some hands-on time with Rock Band: iPhone.

playing the tracks in the iPhone Rock Band works just like its console big brother in that every note you miss causes the music to be interrupted. This seems to add so much more to the game than just tapping along to a song like other similar games on the platform...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:05 PM | Tags (10) | gameplay | gaming | iphone | music | preview | rockband | simulation | toucharcade | video | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 1, 2009

The Penny Arcade Expo is officially sold out of badges.The Penny Arcade Expo is officially sold out of badges.

Wow, about 75,000 attendees are expected this year (up from 58,000 the year before).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:21 AM | Tags (5) | conference | expo | gaming | pax | pennyarcade. joystiq |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 28, 2009

A tutorial on how to build your very own Nintendo arcade cabinet top.A tutorial on how to build your very own Nintendo arcade cabinet top.

Yes, I'll take two. Also, please find a way to add light gun support. Thanks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:25 AM | Tags (6) | arcade | cabinet | instructables | nintendo | tutorial | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 24, 2009

Daily Grind: Awesome

Name: Vin (aka daily grind slacker)
How Vin feels today: Awesome @ 10:46:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: Revel in recently completed projects but to continue bug testing before reveling any further. Also, to apologize for lack of daily grind entries this week, will try harder next week.

Music Stuck in Head: Weekapaug Groove / Phish
In light of the recently announced Halloween festy.

Stuff to do today:

  • Convince other half that driving from New York to Cali for a three day Phish festival is a healthy family experience
  • Plus kids under 5 get in free!
  • Find other family friendly experiences that won't cause unnecessary marital problems
  • Ask non-Phish friend about about actually going to said festival for laughs
  • Alpha: Any other bands besides Phish playing at it?
  • Me: ...no
  • Alpha: All three days are just Phish?
  • Me: ...yes
  • Alpha's illustrated response: link
  • Settle on PAX EAST next year instead

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 11:46 AM | Tags (8) | alpha | dailygrind | east | festival | mad | pax | pennyarcade | phish |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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