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Thursday: March 11, 2010

LucasArts announces special edition of Monkey Island 2 coming this summer.LucasArts announces special edition of Monkey Island 2 coming this summer.

This should be a happy day for all fans of the Monkey Island franchise. The previous special edition of Monkey Island for Xbox 360 (and practically all other major platforms) was a joy to play. Guybrush even has a new haircut this time around.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:53 AM | Tags (10) | edition | gaming | guybrush | haircut | lechuck | lucasarts | monkeyisland | sequel | special | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 10, 2010

Rock Band 3 to arrive just in time for this year's holiday season.Rock Band 3 to arrive just in time for this year's holiday season.

Details are scarce at this point but a posting on Rock Band's Facebook page promises to 'innovate and revolutionize the music genre once again, just as Harmonix did with the original Rock Band'. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:43 AM | Tags (9) | gaming | genre | innovation | mtv | music | revolution | rockband | simulation | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Toy Story attraction over at Disney adapts for seasons and/or new movie releases.Toy Story attraction over at Disney adapts for seasons and/or new movie releases.

That's right, when you go inside to ride Mania after Toy Story 3 opens there will be whole new games to enjoy. The Imagineers have created a whole new collection of things to shoot with those pull string cannons for you to enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 3:38 PM | Tags (13) | adapt | attractions | disney | florida | games | mania | midway | movies | orlando | releases | ride | sequel | toystory |  | 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

Steam distribution service for gaming officially coming to the Mac platform.Steam distribution service for gaming officially coming to the Mac platform.

After some very well placed teasers last week, Valve has predictably pulled the curtain bac k on Steam for Mac gamers. Aside from the distribution platform, there will also be Mac-native versions of several their popular games coming in the very near future (next month) as well. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:50 PM | Tags (9) | apple | gamasutra | gaming | mac | platform | portal | steam | valve | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Steam gaming platform most likely coming to the Mac platform in the very near future.Steam gaming platform most likely coming to the Mac platform in the very near future.

There are currently over a thousand games on the Steam distribution system that Mac users may get access to sooner than later. Now you just need to find yourself a Mac with a decent enough graphics card to play some of these fine games (sadly, my wimpy MacBook Intel GMA card will most likely not cut it).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:00 AM | Tags (9) | gaming | platform | mac | steam | videogames | apple | laptop | graphics | capability |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 2, 2010

Y2K-like bug responsible for recent PlayStation Network outage.Y2K-like bug responsible for recent PlayStation Network outage.

The company urged customers not to use the older PlayStation 3 systems until the problem is resolved, warning that doing so could cause errors and make it impossible to record gaming achievements and restore some data.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:41 AM | Tags (8) | gaming | videogames | sony | outage | playstation | network | y2k | bug |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

Rare Nintendo title finds owner on eBay for a mere $43,300.Rare Nintendo title finds owner on eBay for a mere $43,300.

The video game in question turned out to be 'Family Fun Stadium Events' for Nintendo's original entertainment system way back when. You would have also needed Nintendo's Power Pad to complete the overall gaming experience.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:37 AM | Tags (9) | auction | ebay | fitness | gaming | nintendo | powerpad | rare | register | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 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


Trailer for Super Mario Galaxy 2 from Nintendo's Media Summit available online.Trailer for Super Mario Galaxy 2 from Nintendo's Media Summit available online.

I wasn't that big of a fan of the first Super Mario Galaxy to warrant running out and buying the sequel. This seriously looks like more of the same video game except for a couple of new gameplay mechanics (and the inclusion of Yoshi).  Maybe this would've lent itself better as DLC content. Oh... right.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:27 AM | Tags (10) | content | dlc | galaxy | gaming | mario | mechanics | nintendo | sequel | videogames | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Joystiq gets some hands-on time with Metroid: Other M.Joystiq gets some hands-on time with Metroid: Other M.

Nintendo has announced that the sequel will be available on June 27th and is a direct sequel to Super Metroid from the Super Nintendo days. The action is blend of side-scrolling 2D and some first-person shooter 3D. I'm sold, sign me up. More screenshots available on Joystiq.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:47 AM | Tags (6) | gaming | handson | joystiq | metroid | nintendo | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 24, 2010

Ghostbusters fan converts Wiimote into mock proton pack. Egon would be so proud.Ghostbusters fan converts Wiimote into mock proton pack. Egon would be so proud.

I haven't actually tried the Wii version of the Ghostbusters video game but I just recently finished playing through it on the Xbox 360. Overall, I give the game a C+/B- as it was enjoyable but had the potential to be so much more. Maybe this modification was missing link from the equation (but probably not).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:47 AM | Tags (7) | gaming | ghostbusters | mod | nintendo | videogames | wii | wiimote |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 17, 2010

A hundred and one reasons why you should play more Sudoku.A hundred and one reasons why you should play more Sudoku.

36. Experts say that solving Sudoku game is based on the neural pathways and even the computers that are most powerful cannot replicate.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:28 AM | Tags (9) | sudoku | reasons | time | consumption | games | puzzles | brain | nueral | computers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 12, 2010

Tales of Monkey Island now available for Mac users.Tales of Monkey Island now available for Mac users.

Telltale has pulled the curtain back on their 'Mac Revolution'. They are allowing fans to vote on which title will be available for the platform next. This is great news as there is now one less reason I have to use Boot Camp or Parallels on my beloved MacBook.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:51 AM | Tags (6) | gaming | videogames | adventure | telltale | guybrush | monkeyisland |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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