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Tuesday: January 19, 2010

Microsoft looking to give cable companies some competition via Xbox 360.Microsoft looking to give cable companies some competition via Xbox 360.

Whitten said Microsoft wanted to be a bigger player in television and film viewing. He declined to comment on the conversations with Disney but said more than once that 'there's going to be a ton of experimentation around business models and rights.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:44 AM | Tags (11) | 360 | cable | channels | consoles | gaming | microsoft | subscriptions | television | videogames | videos | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


Project Natal to be available for your Xbox 360 next holiday season.Project Natal to be available for your Xbox 360 next holiday season.

Controller-free gaming will be yours for the taking sometime before the year is out. There is still no word on how much this thing will cost but you can take comfort in knowing that it will work with all current Xbox 360 systems. Joy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:57 AM | Tags (9) | 2010 | 360 | gaming | handsfree | holidays | natal | videogames | wireless | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

Avatar flick still doing pretty well for James Cameron and company.Avatar flick still doing pretty well for James Cameron and company.

The film has raked in a whopping $232 billion thus far. Source website seems to think that Avatar is well on it's way to reaching the likes of Star Wars ($460.9 million) and maybe even Cameron's own Titantic ($1.8 billion). Not sure how you can equate $232 million to $1.8 billion that quickly though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:25 PM | Tags (10) | avatar | billions | boxoffice | comingsoon | jamescameron | movies | records | reports | sales | titanic |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Next Final Fantasy game to provide over sixty hours of fun-filled RPG gaming.Next Final Fantasy game to provide over sixty hours of fun-filled RPG gaming.

This information comes directly from the folks at Square Enix. Get ready to set aside a big block of time for this one (I'll be scheduling out a couple of weekends months in advance - my game play time is limited these days). Remember kids, this comes out state-side on March 9th.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:47 AM | Tags (9) | 2010 | enix | finalfantasy | gaming | march | rpg | square | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 23, 2009

CSS techniques that you wished you knew about prior to designing websites.CSS techniques that you wished you knew about prior to designing websites.

This is a great for anyone who happens to be looking to dive into CSS based web design.  Read this, learn it, and eventually try to love it.  Yur forray into web design just might be a little smoother as a result.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:38 AM | Tags (11) | box | css | design | floats | jquery | margins | model | overflow | programming | reset | techniques |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 22, 2009

Brand new Microsoft patent encourages your avatar to exercise.Brand new Microsoft patent encourages your avatar to exercise.

According to this new patent it looks like your Xbox 360 avatar will be able to closely resemble your real-life physical appearance. In some cases, you may be locked out of additional levels and other features until your avatar meets certain health demands.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:26 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | xbox | patent | application | exercise | avatars | gamestop |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

Fifteen year old decides to call 911 because parents took the Xbox away.Fifteen year old decides to call 911 because parents took the Xbox away.

In addition, officers visited the boy at his residence and informed him that his parents can indeed take away his Xbox 360, and that he would do well to learn from their discipline.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 4:30 PM | Tags (9) | 911 | cops | entitlement | kid | parents | police | punishment | toys | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Banned Xbox Live users decide to file class action lawsuit against Microsoft.Banned Xbox Live users decide to file class action lawsuit against Microsoft.

Abington are looking to get a class action lawsuit together, believing Microsoft's actions to be both heavy-handed and suspiciously convenient giving the proximity of the bannings to the release of Modern Warfare 2.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:14 AM | Tags (9) | action | bannings | class | kotaku | lawsuit | live | microsoft | silly | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

Details of all possible achievements for upcoming season of 1 vs. 100 surface online.Details of all possible achievements for upcoming season of 1 vs. 100 surface online.

I consider myself to be a bit of an Xbox achievement addict so this is a much-welcomed addition to the world of 1 vs. 100. Remember kids, season two starts up again on November 19th - and I will pwn your trivia skills. Pwned, I say!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:41 PM | Tags (9) | 1vs100 | 360 | achievements | endsights | gaming | microsoft | quiz | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 12, 2009

Over one million users have just been banned from Xbox Live.Over one million users have just been banned from Xbox Live.

The timing of the statement coincides with the release this week of 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2,' a highly anticipated Xbox 360 game. The game's release means big sales — but also sales of pirated copies, which are illegal.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:01 AM | Tags (6) | gaming | xbox | videogames | banned | service | release |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 9, 2009

Season two of 1 vs. 100 for Xbox 360 to kick off on November 19th.Season two of 1 vs. 100 for Xbox 360 to kick off on November 19th.

Microsoft is teasing some brand new functionality as well as a makeover to some of the existing features from the first season. Aaside from the weekly MS points giveaways, the prizes seem to be of a bigger scale as well (HDTVs, laptops, etc).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:30 PM | Tags (9) | gaming | videogames | quiz | xboxlive | xbox360 | 1vs100 | season | november | prizes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 3, 2009

Microsoft testing out tiered rewards program for Xbox Live users.Microsoft testing out tiered rewards program for Xbox Live users.

In a nutshell, you'll get some additional MS points and discounts on Marketplace purchases if you continue to re-up your membership status (gold only). Oh, and you might also have to participate in a program survey once in a while.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:54 AM | Tags (11) | 360 | gaming | gold | microsoft | purchases | rewards | surveys | tiers | videogames | xbla | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Playstation 3 managed to outsell Xbox and Wii in September.Playstation 3 managed to outsell Xbox and Wii in September.

Enticed by the PS3s newly reduced price, U.S. consumers bought 481,800 consoles, edging out the Wii's 462,800. Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox came in third with 352,600 sales.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:23 PM | Tags (10) | gaming | videogames | ps3 | wii | nintendo | xbox | microsoft | sales | outsell | playstation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Fiftween ways to improve your CSS by adding a dash of jQuery.Fiftween ways to improve your CSS by adding a dash of jQuery.

Adding some jQuery into your CSS can make a world of difference. Source site covers everything from rounded corners to some specific Internet Explorer fixes.  I've always been curious to try out some of that checkbox customization.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 9:18 PM | Tags (10) | jquery | css | programming | styles | styling | checkboxes | lists | webdeveloper | development | front |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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