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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


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

The glorious unboxing of an Apple job offer.The glorious unboxing of an Apple job offer.

Yes folks, even Apple job offers are worthy of an unboxing post. The little touches that Apple decided to include with the overall package are quite cute (especially the 'Ah, paperwork' opener).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:15 PM | Tags (5) | apple | job | nerdy | offer | unbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 140 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

A tutorial on how to render your very own cereal box cover in Photoshop.A tutorial on how to render your very own cereal box cover in Photoshop.

I could totally go for some Captain Crunch (with Crunchberries) right now so going through the motions of this tutorial probably wouldn't help. Although, this is yet another quality tutorial as always from the fine folks at PSDTUTS.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 3:43 PM | Tags (4) | photoshop | tutorial | cereal | box |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 17, 2009

Blockbuster would really like a bigger piece of the DVD rental kiosk business.Blockbuster would really like a bigger piece of the DVD rental kiosk business.

By mid-2010, there are expected to be 10,000 Blockbuster Express kiosks staking out locations with a big blue box.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:42 AM | Tags (6) | videos | rentals | kiosks | redbox | blockbuster | business |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

Ten things to do with your Xbox if you happen to get RROD'd.Ten things to do with your Xbox if you happen to get RROD'd.

5. Paint both sides of the console different colors and hang it from the ceiling as a mural. - Use reinforced rope.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:51 PM | Tags (7) | microsoft | xbox | videogames | gaming | redring | rrod | malfunction |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 9, 2009

Release date for next Final Fantasy game confirmed... in Japan only.Release date for next Final Fantasy game confirmed... in Japan only.

The game will hit stores overseas on December 17th. A version for the rest of us will be released Spring 2010.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:11 AM | Tags (7) | dates | finalfantasy | gaming | ps3 | release | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Microsoft decides to follow Sony's lead, drops price of Xbox 360.Microsoft decides to follow Sony's lead, drops price of Xbox 360.

The 'elite' version of the Xbox can now be all yours for just $299 starting on Friday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:37 PM | Tags (6) | microsoft | xbox | price | cuts | sony | ps3 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Microsoft responds to that pesky Xbox 360 failure rate survey.Microsoft responds to that pesky Xbox 360 failure rate survey.

We are constantly improving the design, manufacture and performance of the console through extensive testing of potential sources of any problems.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:45 AM | Tags (8) | consoles | failure | microsoft | rrod | survey | videogames | xbox | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Yes, Final Fantasy XIII for Xbox 360 will require a couple of disc changes.Yes, Final Fantasy XIII for Xbox 360 will require a couple of disc changes.

This is not the final count as we’re still working on it, but we’re aiming for about three discs for the Xbox 360 version,' he stated when talking about the number of discs.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:11 PM | Tags (8) | discs | dvd | enix | finalfantasy | gaming | square | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

Final Fantasy XIII for Xbox 360 is about seventy percent complete.Final Fantasy XIII for Xbox 360 is about seventy percent complete.

He said that the game is up and running well on Microsoft's hardware but they have not started the debugging process yet. Work on the english version of the game is also moving along well. Kitase confirmed that all the voice work has now been recorded.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:44 AM | Tags (6) | finalfantasy | xbox | square | enix | rpg | 360 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Brutal Legend demo to hit consoles in September.Brutal Legend demo to hit consoles in September.

The demo opens as Eddie awakes in the age of metal where he must quickly learn how to use the powerful ancient axe, 'The Separator' and electrifying guitar 'Clementine' to unleash combo moves that destroy the demons of darkness.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:09 PM | Tags (9) | gaming | videogames | timschafer | jackblack | brutal | legend | ps3 | xbox | demo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 17, 2009

Failiure rate of Xbox 360 is a whopping 52.4 percent.Failiure rate of Xbox 360 is a whopping 52.4 percent.

You have better odds flipping a coin than actually purchasing a functional Xbox 360. Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 5:04 PM | Tags (7) | gaming | videogames | rrod | xbox | failure | rate | endsights |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Microsoft's revamped Zune to be available on September 15th.Microsoft's revamped Zune to be available on September 15th.

If this device had some sort of magical Xbox 360 integration I would have been more interested. Pass.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:56 AM | Tags (5) | hd | microsoft | new | xbox | zune |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 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


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