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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


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


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