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Friday: November 6, 2009

Nintendo's Game Boy inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame.Nintendo's Game Boy inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame.

Along with the Game Boy, the iconic Big Wheel was just recently inducted as well. In other news, there is a Toy Hall of Fame and it resides in Rochester, New York.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:53 AM | Tags (9) | gaming | toys | halloffame | nintendo | gameboy | videogames | bigwheel | rochester | newyork |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 5, 2009

No Doubt not too happy with how their likeness was used in 'Band Hero'.No Doubt not too happy with how their likeness was used in 'Band Hero'.

In one instance of how 'Band Hero' allows for unauthorized use of No Doubt's likeness, a feature on the game has the band's Gwen Stefani singing Rolling Stones song 'Honky Tonk Women,' the band's lawsuit states.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:44 AM | Tags (7) | bandhero | dumb | gaming | likeness | music | nodoubt | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Telltale giving away free episode of Wallace & Gromit through November 9th.Telltale giving away free episode of Wallace & Gromit through November 9th.

You too can celebrate twenty years of Wallace and Gromit by playing a video game starring Wallace and Gromit. They've also discounted the full season to just twenty bucks. Cracking toast, Gromit!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:50 PM | Tags (8) | adventure | anniversary | free | gaming | gromit | telltale | videogames | wallace |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 3, 2009

Microsoft testing out tiered rewards program for Xbox Live users.Microsoft testing out tiered rewards program for Xbox Live users.

In a nutshell, you'll get some additional MS points and discounts on Marketplace purchases if you continue to re-up your membership status (gold only). Oh, and you might also have to participate in a program survey once in a while.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:54 AM | Tags (11) | 360 | gaming | gold | microsoft | purchases | rewards | surveys | tiers | videogames | xbla | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 2, 2009

New study accidentally finds out that dreaming may increase ability to learn.New study accidentally finds out that dreaming may increase ability to learn.

They found that the more Doom-dreaming a player did, the more likely he or she was to improve on these measures – but only up to a point. Volunteers who dreamed most about Doom didn't see the biggest gains.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:45 AM | Tags (8) | study | science | dreaming | gaming | videogames | learning | abcnews | doom |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ars Technica gets some hands-on time with Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.Ars Technica gets some hands-on time with Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.

It's amazing how the classic Zelda gameplay mixed with the idea of model trains makes this a game that evokes so many good memories from growing up, as well as a very pleasant mood and feel while you're playing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:31 AM | Tags (11) | ars | ds | gaming | hyrule | link | nintendo | spirit | technica | tracks | videogames | zelda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Daily Grind: Laid back

Name: Vin (aka notmyjorb)
How Vin feels today: Laid back @ 3:56:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: For this day to be over so I can get to some important Halloween activities which consist mainly of eating copious amounts of candy until I explode.

Music Stuck in Head: Run this Town / The Apples
Discovered some great new music while listening to The Bunny. This is really good stuff, you can find it on iTunes.

Stuff to do today:

  • Finalize 'costume' for Halloween trick or treating candy grab
  • Costume is in quotes because there is no costume actually prepared
  • Go as BookFace
  • Sign up for Sirius /XM trial so I can listen in on Festival 8 this weekend
  • Find time to play new chapter of Tales from Monkey Island as well
  • When it finally becomes available

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:56 PM | Tags (11) | dailygrind | glm | geeklikeme | phish | fest8 | sirius | monkeyisland | guybrush | gaming | videogames | halloween |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Fourth episode from Tales of Monkey Island series due out today.Fourth episode from Tales of Monkey Island series due out today.

Handed over to De Singe by the backstabbing Morgan LeFlay, Guybrush is seized by an angry mob and put on trial! With a silk-tongued prosecutor in his face and a hangman's noose dangling over his neck, Guybrush must figure out how to defend himself against grave accusations.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:37 AM | Tags (7) | adventure | episodic | gaming | guybrush | monkeyisland | telltale | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 29, 2009

Some rumored specs leak out regarding the fabled Wii 2 console.Some rumored specs leak out regarding the fabled Wii 2 console.

MaxConsole has some alleged leaked tidbits on Nintendo's next console in which they believe that the device will have Blu-ray support and finally boast high definition capability. Oh, and it will hit stores sometime in late 2010.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:58 PM | Tags (11) | 1080 | bluray | consoles | gaming | hd | leak | maxconsole | nintendo | specs | videogames | wii2 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Ars Technica gets some hands-on time with New Super Mario Brothers Wii.Ars Technica gets some hands-on time with New Super Mario Brothers Wii.

It's simple to pick up and play, meaning this is a game for Mario fans as well as their children. Or their wives and fathers. It's going to be hard to find a demographic that won't fall in love with this game, actually... notwithstanding cynical PC gamers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 5:31 PM | Tags (7) | nintendo | handson | ars | mario | wii | gaming | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


CNN takes a look at whether or not video games are good for your health.CNN takes a look at whether or not video games are good for your health.

This is an odd choice to post as the link in question really isn't an in-depth article as much as it is a five frame slideshow done in Flash. Soon all of your news will be in slideshow format. Thanks, CNN.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Health @ 2:53 PM | Tags (5) | cnn | gaming | health. videogames | highlights | slideshow |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Amazon offering up forty dollar credit when you spend eighty bucks on select titles.Amazon offering up forty dollar credit when you spend eighty bucks on select titles.

An interesting deal from Amazon that asks you to spend $80 on select title and then you'll receive a $40 promo code which can be used towards a future Wii, Xbox 360 or PS3 game. Hurry though, offer ends on Halloween.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 7:54 AM | Tags (5) | amazon | games | credit | deals | cag |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Excitebike: World Rally coming to your local WiiWare on November 9th.Excitebike: World Rally coming to your local WiiWare on November 9th.

Relive all of the newly remade eight bit splendor that was once Excitebike for your classic Nintendo Entertainment System. There is a very enthusiastic announcement trailer over on the source site for those interested.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:36 PM | Tags (8) | excitebike | gaming | nintendo | remake | retro | videogames | wii | wiiware |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Nintendo to pull the curtain back on big-screen DSi console.Nintendo to pull the curtain back on big-screen DSi console.

The company expects larger screens will attract elderly people who complained that the existing version is hard to look at, while leading to new applications such as reading electronic books and watching video, it said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:28 AM | Tags (10) | nintendo | elderly | dsi | large | screens | gaming | videogames | conplaints | electronic | eyes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 22, 2009

Next Zelda for the Nintendo Wii to include more body shaking activities.Next Zelda for the Nintendo Wii to include more body shaking activities.

I was secretly hoping they would announce less of this stuff in a new Zelda game. The gameplay mechanics for the last Wii Zelda game got stale really fast. Also, please don't make me go on another elaborate fishing mission again.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:49 AM | Tags (9) | body | gaming | miyamoto | nintendo | sequel | shaking | videogames | wii | zelda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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