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Monday: August 17, 2009

Failiure rate of Xbox 360 is a whopping 52.4 percent.Failiure rate of Xbox 360 is a whopping 52.4 percent.

You have better odds flipping a coin than actually purchasing a functional Xbox 360. Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 5:04 PM | Tags (7) | gaming | videogames | rrod | xbox | failure | rate | endsights |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Quake Live might turn into a subscription-based service.Quake Live might turn into a subscription-based service.

Unfortunately, ad support alone is not enough to keep Quake Live up and running.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:37 AM | Tags (6) | carmack | gaming | quake | service | subscription | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 11, 2009

You can snag Duke Nukem 3D for your iPhone for just $2.99 today.You can snag Duke Nukem 3D for your iPhone for just $2.99 today.

'It's time to kick ass and chew bubble gum. And I'm all out of gum.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 1:42 PM | Tags (6) | gaming | iphone | videogames | dukenukem | 3d | deals |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Six ways to use your video game skills at the office.Six ways to use your video game skills at the office.

Gamers are accustomed to fighting bosses, which means that no matter how big, tough and disgustingly inhuman an office's head honcho is they will prevail. Even in the face of the menacing mini-boss -- the office brown-noser -- gamers will not falter.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:36 AM | Tags (5) | gaming | office | skills | videogames | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 4, 2009

Modding game consoles can land you ten years in prison.Modding game consoles can land you ten years in prison.

Yes folks, hacking your favorite console to play pirated video games does indeed violate the Digitial Millenium Copyright Act. Honestly, who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:26 AM | Tags (6) | fyi | gaming | jail | modding | prison | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 20, 2009

Ten gaming gadgets that will make us hurt ourselves.Ten gaming gadgets that will make us hurt ourselves.

The new game in the popular skateboarding series will be the first to include an actual skateboard peripheral. This sounds like a great idea, but then again, isn’t the whole point of skateboard games to avoid the injuries that real skateboarders endure?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:36 AM | Tags (5) | wired | gaming | gadgets | videogames | accidents |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


IBM Supercomputer to be a contestant on Jeopardy.IBM Supercomputer to be a contestant on Jeopardy.

Watson considers massive volumes and varieties of natural language, then quickly analyzes and scores supporting or refuting evidence—in a matter of seconds. Jeopardy is the perfect forum in which to display Watson's advances in artificial intelligence, according to IBM.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:23 AM | Tags (6) | gameshow | ibm | jeopardy | supercomputer | trebek | watson |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Daily Grind: Rested

Name: Vin (aka kevin)
How Vin feels today: Rested @ 9:40:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: To enjoy this nice laid-back feeling for as long as possible.

Music Stuck in Head: Nothing Too Tough / The Backyardigans
The in-car music of choice for the little ones. Multiple times. Every car ride.

Stuff to do today:

  • Note that that the latest Pixar offering, UP, was quite enjoyable
  • Note that the Disney 3D experience is not all that it's cracked up to be
  • ...the effects were kind of neat but overall it kind of degraded the overall definition of the movie
  • Stop being such a movie experience nerd
  • Speaking of Disney, read up some more technical explanation regarding the monorail crash
  • Wait patiently to see what LucasArts has in store today for this 'special announcement' they teased all weekend on Twitter
  • My guess is still Grim Fandango

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 10:40 AM | Tags (9) | games | lucasarts | monorail | pixar | up | disney | grimfandango | classic | adventure |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 22, 2009

Ten of the dumbest moments from Wheel of Fortune for your viewing pleasure.Ten of the dumbest moments from Wheel of Fortune for your viewing pleasure.

'Tom Hanks in The Green... Mole?'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 10:55 PM | Tags (5) | gameshow | fortune | dumb | video | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 15, 2009

Monkey Island coming back in episodic format thanks to Telltale Games.Monkey Island coming back in episodic format thanks to Telltale Games.

I know this is old news, but I had to post anyway. Monkey Island is coming back! You can pre-order until July 6th and get some neat bonus stuff too.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:14 AM | Tags (6) | games | guybrush | island | monkey | murray | telltale |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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