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Tuesday: May 18, 2010

Square Enix did quite well this year with their multi-million selling titles.Square Enix did quite well this year with their multi-million selling titles.

One of those titles happened to be Final Fantasy XIII, a game that literally makes you literally click one button for ten plus hours and nothing else.  On the flip side, if you manage to stick it out past the twenty hour mark the game begins to get somewhat enjoyable. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:25 PM | Tags (12) | gamasutra | square | enix | record | year | multimillion | titles | finalfantasy | xiii | rpg | gaming | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Choose two celebrity Twitterers and see whose fans are dumber with one handy site.Choose two celebrity Twitterers and see whose fans are dumber with one handy site.

Stupid Fight can't go out and administer an intelligence test to each person that's sending messages to a celebrity. So instead, it estimates based on several stupid indicators. Are they using twenty exclamation marks in a row? Do they endlessly use the abbreviation 'OMG'?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 2:30 PM | Tags (13) | celebrities | dumb | dumber | fans | funny | indicators | interwebs | online | site | stupid | stupidfight | tomscott | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 66 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Ten signs that you might just be obsessed with the Star Wars saga.Ten signs that you might just be obsessed with the Star Wars saga.

Yes folks, if have this many toys on display for public view in your home you probably have an unhealthy obsession with that galaxy far, far away. And no, this picture is not of my living room.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 4:37 PM | Tags (8) | actionfigures | fanboy | fandom | hansolo | lukeskywalker | obsessed | starwars | toys |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Gandalf confirms that 'The Hobbit' will indeed start filming this June.Gandalf confirms that 'The Hobbit' will indeed start filming this June.

This news comes straight from Ian McKellen's website who will of course be reprising his role as Gandalf the Grey. Casting is already in progress and it's estimated that filming will take about a year or so over in New Zealand.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 1:43 PM | Tags (7) | gandalf | hobbit | tolkien | rings | movies | fantasy | fiction |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Daily Grind: Nerdy

Name: Vin (aka levelup+1)
How Vin feels today: Nerdy @ 2:55:41 PM
What Vin really wants today: Finish up remaining work tasks and attempt to get some time in playing a certain RPG video game that sounds vaguely similar to 'Shminal Shmantasy' at some point this evening. Insert traditional battle victory theme here.

Music Stuck in Head: Call it Love / God Street Wine
Continuing the celebration of the recently announced GSW reunion. You can have a listen to this rare jazzy track over on archive.org.

Stuff to do today:

  • Purchase Final Fantasy XIII from semi-local NYC area Best Buy
  • Semi-local = four subway stops from work location (meh)
  • Ignore reviews complaining about PS3 versus Xbox 360 quality
  • Finally post new photo to photoblog

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:55 PM | Tags (9) | bestbuy | dailygrind | finalfantasy | glm | godstreetwine | gsw | music | rpg | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A review of the Final Fantasy XIII experience, thirty minutes in.A review of the Final Fantasy XIII experience, thirty minutes in.

After reading this quick review I now find myself sitting here staring at my newly purchased copy of of Final Fantasy XIII and asking the box questions I know it can't answer. I'll let you know how this all turns out.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:23 PM | Tags (8) | finalfantasy | gaming | hellforge | linear | minutes | review | rpg | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

A review of Final Fantasy XIII via the folks over at Wired.A review of Final Fantasy XIII via the folks over at Wired.

Long story short: some of the elements you've come to know and love in Final Fantasy are simply gone in favor of a much, much more linear story. That aside, I'll still be buying it when it comes out tomorrow. Chocobos!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:49 AM | Tags (8) | finalfantasy | gaming | linear | ps3 | review | videogames | wired | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

Activision shuts down non-commercial fan-made King's Quest episodic series.Activision shuts down non-commercial fan-made King's Quest episodic series.

After talks and negotiations in the last few months between ourselves and Activision, they have reached the decision that they are not interested in granting a non-commercial license to The Silver Lining, and have asked that we cease production and take down all related materials on our website.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:45 PM | Tags (8) | activision | adventure | fanmade | gaming | kingsquest | sequel | sierra | vivendi |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Final Fantasy I and II now available for your beloved iPhone and/or iPod Touch.Final Fantasy I and II now available for your beloved iPhone and/or iPod Touch.

Buying either game will set you back just nine bucks a piece which isn't so bad when you consider what the Nintendo DS versions of these games are going for. A lot can be said for being able to use tactile buttons though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:59 PM | Tags (10) | apple | finalfantasy | gaming | gizmodo | iphone | ipod | rpg | squareenix | touch | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Six fantastical theme park rides that have unfortunately been lost to history.Six fantastical theme park rides that have unfortunately been lost to history.

If you absolutely must ride this, it's still open at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. Doc Brown will likely be screaming at you in Japanese, but it's the pilgrimage that counts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 1:39 PM | Tags (10) | themepark | rides | amusement | fantastical | docbrown | backtothefuture | ghostbusters | startrek | io9 | attractions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 8, 2010

Next Final Fantasy game might have DLC content after all?Next Final Fantasy game might have DLC content after all?

Turns out that downloadable content might be available for the next installment of the beloved RPG franchise. Want more proof? It even says so right there on the back of the box.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:53 AM | Tags (9) | 360 | content. joystiq | dlc | finalfantasy | gaming | rpg | squareenix | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 25, 2010

Final Fantasy VII remake still not happening anytime soon.Final Fantasy VII remake still not happening anytime soon.

This information comes direct from director and game designer Tetsuya Nomura. Sorry fans, at least you'll always have Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core, Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberrus, and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. Oh, and don't forget the numerous action figures as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:26 AM | Tags (8) | square | enix | finalfantasy | cloud | joystiq | remake | nogo | canned |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 14, 2010

Square Enix says there was enough leftover content for two Final Fantasy XIII games.Square Enix says there was enough leftover content for two Final Fantasy XIII games.

So basically fans can expect a Final Fantasy XIII-2 type of game sometime after the official release of Final Fantasy XIII(-1). Either that or you'll be paying for a whole bunch of DLC content for many years to come. Joy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:55 AM | Tags (5) | enix | finalfantasy | gaming | square | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

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


Monday: December 21, 2009

A seventy minute video review as to why The Phantom Menace was absolutely horrible.A seventy minute video review as to why The Phantom Menace was absolutely horrible.

For those of us who consider the the original trilogy the gospel of movies this review is a great and entertaining watch. It's also funny as hell. Now sit back, grab some blue milk, and enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 10:08 AM | Tags (13) | arc | examples | fanboy | geek | georgelucas | menace | phantom | plot | protagonist | reviews | starwars | story | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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