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Wednesday: December 23, 2009

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


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


Monday: December 7, 2009

Yes, you can now play Dragon's Lair on your beloved iPhone.Yes, you can now play Dragon's Lair on your beloved iPhone.

Looking for a trip down memory lane from the glorious days of the now extinct arcade era? If so, you'll probably love playing this little gem for your iPhone. Space Ace is also available for those so inclined.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:57 PM | Tags (6) | dragonslair | gaming | iphone | retro | spaceace | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 30, 2009

New Call of Duty game has topped three billion in global retail sales.New Call of Duty game has topped three billion in global retail sales.

This is obviously very good news for the folks over at Activision who will hopefully now stop making more needless plastic peripherals and get back to making some decent video games (c'mon, DJ Hero, Band Hero, Ukulele Hero, etc).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:51 PM | Tags (6) | activision | callofduty | gaming | modern | videogames | warfare |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Dropping the price of the Wii turned out to be a smart move for Nintendo.Dropping the price of the Wii turned out to be a smart move for Nintendo.

But following the Wii's price cut in October, the console experienced a turnaround, surging to 127,000 units per week versus 93,000 units per week in September.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:42 PM | Tags (9) | nintendo | wii | console | price | drop | cut | gaming | videogames | gamasutra |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Fifteen things that have happened since Mario's last 2D console game.Fifteen things that have happened since Mario's last 2D console game.

Take a stroll down memory lane with fifteen Mario events and happenings that have occured in the last twenty years or so. And yes, the Princess is still in another castle.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:49 PM | Tags (9) | 2d | classic | console | gaming | luigi | mario | nintendo | sidescroller | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Introduction of social media on the Xbox 360 seems to have gone over quite well.Introduction of social media on the Xbox 360 seems to have gone over quite well.

About two million users decide to give Facebook a whirl along with about half a million brand new Last.fm accounts in the first twenty-four hours alone. I'd say that those are some pretty good numbers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:21 PM | Tags (8) | facebook | friends | gamasutra | gaming | lastfm | networks | social | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

Season finale from Tales of Monkey Island to be available on December 8th.Season finale from Tales of Monkey Island to be available on December 8th.

You can now purchase each previous episode individually over at Telltale's website. Telltale has done a fantastic job bringing the Monkey Island series back to life, heres to hoping they continue on with a second season.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:36 AM | Tags (9) | adventure | finale | gaming | guybrush | lechuck | monkeyisland | season | telltale | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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