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Monday: January 4, 2010

Gamer pays $330,000 for virtual space station.Gamer pays $330,000 for virtual space station.

...$330,000 for a fully-equipped space station, boasting multiple biodomes packed with exciting hunting opportunities, a thriving bar, and extensive shopping and reincarnation facilities. Sounds like a bargain, but there's one drawback: it's not real.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:21 AM | Tags (11) | gamer | online | virtual | space | station | money | currency | dumb | silly | crystalpalace | entopia |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Daily Grind: Gross

Name: Vin (aka lozenge boy)
How Vin feels today: Gross @ 1:12:09 PM
What Vin really wants today: To go home and not breath on anything that happens to be a living thing. Seriously, enough with this cold/flu crap.

Music Stuck in Head: Panama / Van Halen
I'm confused. Is this tune about a girl or a car? Or both? What does any of that have to do with Panama? Upon closer analysis, the song is actually about a car. Thank you Wikipedia.

Stuff to do today:

  • Take more DayQuil
  • Break down and download Dragon's Lair app for iPhone
  • Downloaded
  • This is really quite a nostalgic journey back to the arcade
  • Here's a video showing off most of Dirk's many demises on YouTube
  • Find a copy of Mad Dog McRee next

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:12 PM | Tags (11) | dailygrind | glm | vanhalen | panama | gaming | videogames | arcade | iphone | dragonslair | dirk | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | 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 28, 2009

Fifteen of the most influential games of the decard according to Wired.Fifteen of the most influential games of the decard according to Wired.

I'm not sure if I should be overly proud or overly sad that I have actually managed to play most if not all games on this list this past decade. Is there an achievement for that?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:47 AM | Tags (7) | gaming | videogames | wired | influential | decade | list | portal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 23, 2009

The top ten tech trends of 2009 according to CNN.The top ten tech trends of 2009 according to CNN.

app-laden phones helped us manage our on-the-go lifestyles; books fell off the shelves and into e-readers; televisions and video games unchained themselves from home entertainment centers; mobile updates helped organize protests and even threaten governments.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:19 AM | Tags (10) | 2009 | apps | cnn | facebook | games | green | protest | tech | technology | trends |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Mother decides to call 911 on son who won't stop playing video games.Mother decides to call 911 on son who won't stop playing video games.

I'm sure this was a great use of police time who had to respond to this 'emergency' call. Whatever happened to just pulling the plug from said video game console? Are parents not allowed to do that anymore?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 6:15 AM | Tags (6) | 911 | dumb | habits | kmov | videogames | waste |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 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


Monday: December 21, 2009

Yes, it's quite possible for someone to marry a video game character.Yes, it's quite possible for someone to marry a video game character.

The newlyweds, who went on a honeymoon to Guam, now go on dates around Tokyo, with SAL9000 taking pictures of Nene, installed in his Nintendo DS, in front of famous landmarks and then posting them on social networking sites.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 8:22 AM | Tags (10) | abcnews | character | ds | honeymoon | marriage | nintendo | silly | simulation | strange | videogame |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

A video game timeline for your viewing pleasure.A video game timeline for your viewing pleasure.

I am looking forward to ene day I will explaining to my children just how we played classic video games in my day. 'You mean you have to use your hands? That's like a baby's toy!'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:43 AM | Tags (10) | eighties | gaming | history | mario | nineties | nintendo | sega | sony | timeline | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 56 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 14, 2009

Trailer for Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 premiered over the weekend.Trailer for Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 premiered over the weekend.

I've yet to play the original Batman: Arkham Asylum but I've heard very good things from those who have. Didn't the original game only come out like yesterday? Edit: it came out August 25th of this year. Still, that's a pretty short timeframe.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:08 AM | Tags (6) | batman | gaming | videogames | arkham | sequel | trailer |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


LucasArts announces sequel to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.LucasArts announces sequel to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

To say that I was a big fan of the first game is a bit of an understatement. I'll be buying this the day it comes out which of course has yet to be revealed (2010 is the only date thus far). LucasArts has a high resolution version of the trailer over on their site for those so inclined.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:36 AM | Tags (8) | gaming | videogames | gamespot | lucasarts | force | unleashed | sequel | starwars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

A collection of the world's most lavish gaming gifts for you to gawk at.A collection of the world's most lavish gaming gifts for you to gawk at.

Yes, there is actually company that will come build your very own miniature golf course. Doing so will set your wallet back anywhere from $60,000 to $350,000. Your choice of windmill and/or fiery volcano.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 4:12 PM | Tags (7) | crispygamer | expensive | gaming | gifts | lavish | popularmechanics | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The top ten Wii games of 2009 according to MSNBC.The top ten Wii games of 2009 according to MSNBC.

My Nintendo Wii has gathered some dust as of late (mostly due to the addition of the Xbox 360 in my household) - perhaps some of these titles can rekindle my interest in the console. Look out 480p, here I come.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:42 PM | Tags (7) | gaming | videogames | nintendo | wii | games | 2009 | topten |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 340 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Video game sales drop in November despite release of Modern Warfare 2.Video game sales drop in November despite release of Modern Warfare 2.

Sales of video games and consoles fell 7.6% in November from the same month in 2008, despite the blockbuster release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which sold a whopping 6 million copies in the U.S. alone

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:00 AM | Tags (7) | videogames | sales | drop | november | modern | warfare | release |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Tales of Monkey Island finale now available for purchase online.Tales of Monkey Island finale now available for purchase online.

I'm quite anxious to get my hands on this and play it out just to see how the season ends. Telltale has done a fantastic job with the previous four episodes (especially chapter three - my personal favorite).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:27 AM | Tags (8) | gaming | adventure | guybrush | telltale | monkeyisland | videogames | finale | pirates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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