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Wednesday: February 10, 2010

Ten literary classics that should be made into a video game.Ten literary classics that should be made into a video game.

There are some interesting literary choices from Wired in regards to this particular topic. While I don't think a game based on Huck Finn would be all that amazin, Moby Dick sounds like it could be downright epic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:56 AM | Tags (7) | videogames | gaming | classics | wired | literary | conversion | hypothetical |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 9, 2010

Pirating an unreleased Nintendo game? That'll cost you a million and change.Pirating an unreleased Nintendo game? That'll cost you a million and change.

'The legal proceeding resulted in a settlement in which the individual will pay to Nintendo the sum of 1.5 million (Australian) dollars by way of damages to compensate Nintendo for the loss of sales revenue caused by the individual's actions,' it said in a statement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:32 AM | Tags (8) | australia | damages | gaming | lawsuit | mario | piracy | revenue | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 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


Twenty-five great reasons as to why you should buy a Nintendo Wii.Twenty-five great reasons as to why you should buy a Nintendo Wii.

You won't find the ability to not output in HD as a reason on this list of purchase reasons. Don't get me wrong, the Wii is a lot of fun - it's just that after playing other consoles (Xbox 360, PS3) it feels like a baby's toy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:34 AM | Tags (7) | buy | gaming | nintendo | purchase | reasons | videogames | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 4, 2010

A collection of weird places in which some version of Tetris has been placed.A collection of weird places in which some version of Tetris has been placed.

From graphic calculators to PIN terminals, it looks more and more like there really isn't a device that can't play Tetris. Also, that watch pictured in the thumbnail is quite stylish. Just look at that bling!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:45 AM | Tags (8) | gaming | videogames | tetris | weird | betanews | handheld | screens | strange |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


There just might be a playable version of the new Zelda game at this year's E3 expo.There just might be a playable version of the new Zelda game at this year's E3 expo.

This news comes straight from director of said game, Eiji Aonuma. It would appear that this new installment will also make use the MotionPlus capabilities of the Wii controllers. Great, because I didn't look enough like an idiot swinging the Wiimote around in the last game.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:32 AM | Tags (9) | gaming | videogames | nintendo | zelda | e3 | wiimote | motionplus | june | 2010 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 26, 2010

Sixteen games that make gaming on the iPhone worthwhile.Sixteen games that make gaming on the iPhone worthwhile.

Some interesting choices for fellow iPhone owners looking for some gaming recommendations. I'm a bigger fan of casual games these days so I can heartily agree with the Peggle and Bejeweled 2 inclusions. I'd also like to throw Scramble (free app) which is a lovely waste of time as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:50 AM | Tags (6) | apple | gaming | iphone | kotaku | videogames | worthwhile |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 79 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 25, 2010

Your brain just might be to blame for your bad video gaming skills.Your brain just might be to blame for your bad video gaming skills.

The researchers recruited 39 healthy adults (10 men, 29 women) who had played fewer than three hours of video games each week during the previous two years. They then examined their brains with the aid of an MRI machine.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:51 AM | Tags (8) | brain | gaming | videogames | study | ars | technica | bad | ability |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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 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


Wednesday: January 13, 2010

Next Legend of Zelda game will not be released until it is 'perfect'.Next Legend of Zelda game will not be released until it is 'perfect'.

This comes straight from Nintendo's President, Reggie Fils-Aime. Still no word on a release date so this title may not see the light of day until 2011. But hey, you have to figure that 'perfect game' will take some additional time to get right.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:04 AM | Tags (6) | videogames | gaming | nintendo | zelda | wii | perfect |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 11, 2010

NBA Jam hoping to make a comeback on the Nintendo Wii.NBA Jam hoping to make a comeback on the Nintendo Wii.

The new NBA Jam will feature gameplay 'true to the original', promising an updated classic experience that also adds new modes and a re-defined visual style with more realistic body types, physics and 'visible player emotion.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:55 PM | Tags (7) | gaming | videogames | nintendo | wii | nbajam | retro | gamasutra |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


LEGO announces forray into multiplayer online games in the near future.LEGO announces forray into multiplayer online games in the near future.

'Think World of Warcraft, Second Life and Club Penguin all wrapped into one,' said lead producer Chris Sherland of NetDevil, the Colorado-based game development company behind Lego Universe.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:36 AM | Tags (9) | franchise | gaming | legos | mmo | multiplayer | online | videogames | warcraft | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 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


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