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Tuesday: September 1, 2009

The Penny Arcade Expo is officially sold out of badges.The Penny Arcade Expo is officially sold out of badges.

Wow, about 75,000 attendees are expected this year (up from 58,000 the year before).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:21 AM | Tags (5) | conference | expo | gaming | pax | pennyarcade. joystiq |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 28, 2009

The top five video game franchises that need to go downloadable.The top five video game franchises that need to go downloadable.

Author of this article makes some good points (especially in regards to the Tony Hawk series).  The Beatles: Rock Band / Rock Band 2 interpolation would be nice but there might be a few licensing reasons why it was done that way.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:33 AM | Tags (5) | content | dlc | downloadable | gaming | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The five best video game console wars of recent history.The five best video game console wars of recent history.

Relive the epic battles between Nintendo and Sony (and occasionally Sega). TO THE DEATH!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:11 AM | Tags (5) | consoles | wars | gaming | videogames | gamepro |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

GameStop gearing up for digital distribution expansion?GameStop gearing up for digital distribution expansion?

This would make lot of sense given Amazon's recent forray into digital distribution of video games for certain major consoles.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:58 AM | Tags (6) | gaming | gamestop | videogames | sales | digital | distribution |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 26, 2009

Testing video games can earn you a whopping nine dollars per hour.Testing video games can earn you a whopping nine dollars per hour.

Seems like the hours might be kind of brutal but at least you get overtime pay (if you're lucky).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 10:06 PM | Tags (6) | employment | gaming | money | testing | videogames | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Watch a twenty minute developer walkthrough of Star Wars: The Old Republic.Watch a twenty minute developer walkthrough of Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Everything you ever wanted to know about this gigantic Star Wars MMO. Be warned, videos include many a spoiler.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:14 AM | Tags (5) | gaming | mmo | oldrepublic | starwars | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Metroid Prime Trilogy available today for your beloved Nintendo Wii.Metroid Prime Trilogy available today for your beloved Nintendo Wii.

The first two installments of Prime series now include 16:9 widescreen versions and an updated control scheme for Wiimotes (so you can flail your arms around and duck behind the couch when Ridley attacks).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 5:21 PM | Tags (8) | metroid | gaming | prime | videogames | repackage | nintendo | trilogy | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft responds to that pesky Xbox 360 failure rate survey.Microsoft responds to that pesky Xbox 360 failure rate survey.

We are constantly improving the design, manufacture and performance of the console through extensive testing of potential sources of any problems.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:45 AM | Tags (8) | consoles | failure | microsoft | rrod | survey | videogames | xbox | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Yes, Final Fantasy XIII for Xbox 360 will require a couple of disc changes.Yes, Final Fantasy XIII for Xbox 360 will require a couple of disc changes.

This is not the final count as we’re still working on it, but we’re aiming for about three discs for the Xbox 360 version,' he stated when talking about the number of discs.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:11 PM | Tags (8) | discs | dvd | enix | finalfantasy | gaming | square | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

Daily Grind: Hyper

Name: Vin (aka timbit hoarder)
How Vin feels today: Hyper @ 1:35:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To stop eating the Timbits that are staring me in the face directly outside of my office. Damn you, Timbits.

Music Stuck in Head: DARE / Gorillaz
Stumbled across the video for this song on YouTube. Continually reminds me of my last trip to Italy (this song was everywhere over there at the time).

Stuff to do today:

  • Play through second chapter of Monkey Island after work
  • Reviews seem to be pretty good already
  • Note that I officially owe myself twenty bucks (read yesterday's daily grind)
  • Continue working on GLM 4.5 and that special other project

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:35 PM | Tags (4) | dailygrind | videogames | gaming | monkeyisland |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Next episode from Tales of Monkey Island due out at some point today.Next episode from Tales of Monkey Island due out at some point today.

Find out what happens to gaming's most beloved pirate after the cliffhanger from chapter one. UPDATE: episode now up!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:06 AM | Tags (6) | gaming | guybrush | monkeyisland | tales | telltale | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

There might be a link between health risks and video game playing in adults.There might be a link between health risks and video game playing in adults.

...players also reported lower extraversion, consistent with research on adolescents that linked video-game playing to a sedentary lifestyle and overweight status, and to mental-health concerns.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:33 PM | Tags (5) | adults | gaming | health | risks | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Brutal Legend demo to hit consoles in September.Brutal Legend demo to hit consoles in September.

The demo opens as Eddie awakes in the age of metal where he must quickly learn how to use the powerful ancient axe, 'The Separator' and electrifying guitar 'Clementine' to unleash combo moves that destroy the demons of darkness.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:09 PM | Tags (9) | gaming | videogames | timschafer | jackblack | brutal | legend | ps3 | xbox | demo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Sony pulls the curtain back on slim version of PlayStation 3.Sony pulls the curtain back on slim version of PlayStation 3.

...and it also comes with a lower price tag now at just $299 now too. Welcome back to the party Sony.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:22 AM | Tags (8) | consoles | gaming | playstation | pricedrop | ps3 | slim | sony | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 18, 2009

Average age of video gamers older than originally thought.Average age of video gamers older than originally thought.

Thirty-five is the new magic number according to recent study.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:45 AM | Tags (5) | survey | bbc | videogames | gaming | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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