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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


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


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