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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


Friday: August 14, 2009

Video game sales didn't do quite so well in July, industry decline continues.Video game sales didn't do quite so well in July, industry decline continues.

Sales are down, the software chart is dominated by Wii and DS titles that have been out for years or that continue existing franchises, and Sony needs to do something to energize gamers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:17 AM | Tags (8) | gaming | sales | xbox | wii | ps3 | consoles | decline | industry |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Beatles: Rock Band to get more DLC content sometime after official release.Beatles: Rock Band to get more DLC content sometime after official release.

Basically, the DLC content will fill in holes to make complete albums of the included songs. You can still play Octopus's Garden as much as you like.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:11 PM | Tags (7) | albums | beatles | content | dlc | downloads | gaming | rockband |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Turns out that the Xbox 360 is the most actively used console amongst gamers.Turns out that the Xbox 360 is the most actively used console amongst gamers.

I've only hopped on the 360 bandwagon recently, but I've never looked back. It's awesome.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:40 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | xbox | 360 | consoles | gamers | gaming | popular |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 11, 2009

The top five best video game power-ups according to MSNBC.The top five best video game power-ups according to MSNBC.

Giant mushroom, FTW.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:40 PM | Tags (5) | gaming | powerups | msnbc | mario | mushroom |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


Monday: August 10, 2009

Nintendo Punch-Out secret revealed twenty-two years later.Nintendo Punch-Out secret revealed twenty-two years later.

There is a big boxer called Bald Bull in the NES version as well and a light flashes to the right in the audience when he charges. If you punch when it flashes you will land a body blow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:49 AM | Tags (8) | gaming | nintendo | punchout | secret | baldbull | bull | charge | light |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 7, 2009

Tales of Monkey Island: Chaper Two coming out August 20th.Tales of Monkey Island: Chaper Two coming out August 20th.

Telltale's blog post has a larger version of a debut screenshot from the next episode. Can't wait to play it!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 10:32 AM | Tags (7) | chapter | episodic | gaming | guybrush | monkeyisland | tales | telltale |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 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


Thursday: July 30, 2009

Full setlist for Guitar Hero 5 surfaces online. Meh.Full setlist for Guitar Hero 5 surfaces online. Meh.

For some reason I find none of these songs seem to be compelling enough to make me want to buy another Guitar Hero game. Although it is nice to see a Gov't Mule tune making the list.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:24 PM | Tags (7) | gaming | guitarhero | meh | mule | phish | setlist | songs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Have a look at some leaked artwork from 'Epic Mickey' project.Have a look at some leaked artwork from 'Epic Mickey' project.

Not sure exactly what kind of video game this will be but it looks really cool.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:39 AM | Tags (6) | steampunk | epic | disney | mickey | leaked | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 24, 2009

Some of Sierra's classic adventure games now available on Steam.Some of Sierra's classic adventure games now available on Steam.

...but where is Leisuire Suit Larry or Police Quest? Boo.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:33 AM | Tags (8) | adventure | gaming | steam | sierra | classics | kingsquest | larry | spacequest |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 23, 2009

Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition officially available for iPhone.Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition officially available for iPhone.

The onslaught of Monkey Island can not be stopped! Now just bring Tales over to XBLA and I'm all set.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:48 AM | Tags (6) | adventure | gaming | guybrush | iphone | lucasarts | monkeyisland |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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