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Tuesday: July 21, 2009

Carlos Santana joins the cast of Guitar Hero 5.Carlos Santana joins the cast of Guitar Hero 5.

You'll be able to play his 1971 hit, 'No One to Depend On' from his second self-titled album, 1971's Santana.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:31 AM | Tags (5) | guitarhero | santana | roster | characters | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft would like you to know that a portable Xbox is right around the corner.Microsoft would like you to know that a portable Xbox is right around the corner.

New device said to be somewhere in between a Zune and an Xbox in size and will be a competitor to iPhone.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:24 AM | Tags (4) | xbox | portable | microsoft | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 20, 2009

The top five craziest uses of historical figures in video games.The top five craziest uses of historical figures in video games.

There are a couple of other good examples I can think of that didn't happen to make this list.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:01 PM | Tags (7) | figures | gaming | historical | lincoln | max | sam | telltale |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition for iPhone accidentally confirmed via Google.Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition for iPhone accidentally confirmed via Google.

Not a real shocker (LucasArts did drop a couple hints via Twitter) but good news nonetheless.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:55 AM | Tags (6) | apple | gaming | guybrush | iphone | lucasarts | monkeyisland |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


See how well you know your Xbox games with this online quiz.See how well you know your Xbox games with this online quiz.

Not the hardest of quizzes, but a good way to pass a couple minutes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:55 AM | Tags (3) | xbox | gaming | quiz |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten gaming gadgets that will make us hurt ourselves.Ten gaming gadgets that will make us hurt ourselves.

The new game in the popular skateboarding series will be the first to include an actual skateboard peripheral. This sounds like a great idea, but then again, isn’t the whole point of skateboard games to avoid the injuries that real skateboarders endure?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:36 AM | Tags (5) | wired | gaming | gadgets | videogames | accidents |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 17, 2009

Video game sales see a 31% drop for the month of June.Video game sales see a 31% drop for the month of June.

As the article states, most due to the face that there aren't any 'blockbuster' titles currently available.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:31 AM | Tags (4) | gaming | revenue. drop | blockbuster | titles |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 15, 2009

Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition now available on Xbox Live.Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition now available on Xbox Live.

One the most beloved classic adventure games ever to grace a computer screen now available in glorious HD. Welcome back, Guybrush. Help GLM get written into Telltale's version of the game by clicking here!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:34 PM | Tags (7) | adventure | classic | gaming | guybrush | lucasarts | monkeyisland | special |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Sequel to BioShock won't be coming out until sometime in 2010.Sequel to BioShock won't be coming out until sometime in 2010.

Some additional time for programming is neccesary says Take-Two.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:17 AM | Tags (3) | bioshock | delay | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 14, 2009

The top five reasons why modern games beat retro ones.The top five reasons why modern games beat retro ones.

Not in full agreement with this article as both types of games have certainly have their moments at any given time. Also, isn't this a little pointless to discuss since one genre wouldn't have existed without the other?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:37 PM | Tags (4) | gaming | modern | msnbc | retro |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

3D making a comeback at movie theaters, your video games are next.3D making a comeback at movie theaters, your video games are next.

'It's pretty fantastic,' said Cameron, during his E3 press conference about the game. 'You just stick your head into the monitor and the world wraps around you. It's the first time in a videogame that I was afraid when the hammerhead enemies attack. It's very frightening.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:38 AM | Tags (5) | 3d | gaming | glasses | stereoscopic | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Daily Grind: Decent

Name: Vin (aka that guy who does that thing with computers)
How Vin feels today: Decent @ 11:45:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: Figure out why I feel less stressed on days that I don't actually take an 'anti-stress' vitamin. And no, the vitamin isn't candy (B-Complex).

Music Stuck in Head: Octopus's Garden / The Beatles
''The backing vocals by McCartney and Harrison during the guitar solo were put through compressors and limiters to create a gurgling sound. Starr added the sound of bubbles being blown into a glass of water using a straw.'' - wiki

Stuff to do today:

  • Break down and pre-order Tales of Monkey Island
  • ...especially after reading some online reviews of episode 1 - here and here
  • Continue to wait patiently for full series to be available on XBLA
  • Admit that I am an Xbox achievements whore
  • Watch High School Musical again with Mad, MST3K it into oblivion one more time
  • Yes, you read that right - I want to watch that movie AGAIN (for comedy purposes only)
  • Pray that my kids aren't into this crap when they come of age
  • Having written that of course I'm now officially screwed

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 12:45 PM | Tags (7) | gaming | guybrush | monkeyisland | stress | vitamins | xbla | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Eleven housewarming gifts for the dedicated gamer.Eleven housewarming gifts for the dedicated gamer.

The Tetris-style ice cube tray is officially on my 'want' list.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 12:07 PM | Tags (8) | gamers | gaming | gifts | housewarming | pacman | presents | retro | tetris |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 60 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Skill-based prizes coming to 1 vs 100 on Xbox Live starting July 10.Skill-based prizes coming to 1 vs 100 on Xbox Live starting July 10.

Also gives some more details about the whole beta schedule as well. Prizes not available yet for some selected areas.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:51 AM | Tags (7) | 1vs100 | gaming | online | prizes | quiz | trivia | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

LucasArts teams up with Steam to release back-catalog of classic adventure games.LucasArts teams up with Steam to release back-catalog of classic adventure games.

This series of launches continues LucasArts’ new mission to revitalize its deep portfolio of beloved gaming franchises.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:32 PM | Tags (6) | lucasarts | classics | adventure | steam | distribution | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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