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Monday: July 6, 2009

Sony files patent for turning any object into a video game controller.Sony files patent for turning any object into a video game controller.

Take that, Project Natal?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:10 PM | Tags (7) | sony | ps3 | natal | patent | gaming | controller | playstation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Take an introductory video walkthrough of Brutal Legend.Take an introductory video walkthrough of Brutal Legend.

Includes commentary from Tim Schafer as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:06 AM | Tags (5) | gaming | brutallegend | timschafer | video | walkthrough |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 2, 2009

Microsoft pulls the curtain back on Kodu, easy video game development on your Xbox.Microsoft pulls the curtain back on Kodu, easy video game development on your Xbox.

Kodu, known originally as Boku, utilizes an icon-based language to allow inexperienced users to create small games with no programming knowledge. Kodu game makers use the Xbox 360 controller to navigate menus, with no keyboard required.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:58 PM | Tags (6) | development | gaming | kodu | programming | small | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 1, 2009

Some new gameplay footage from Tales of Monkey Island surfaces online.Some new gameplay footage from Tales of Monkey Island surfaces online.

Looks pretty decent so far although I could have done with a few less 'yars' from LeChuck. Reminder: 6 days left to pre-order. Also, Monkey Island Special Edition comes out on July 15 (after Tales of MI - which is strange).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:58 PM | Tags (6) | footage | gameplay | gaming | guybrush | monkeyisland | telltale |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Seven tips for parents looking to raise a healthy video gamer.Seven tips for parents looking to raise a healthy video gamer.

Good to know, read up fellow parents.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:49 AM | Tags (4) | tips | gaming | parenting | health |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 30, 2009

Three Quake titles coming to the iPhone at some point in the near future.Three Quake titles coming to the iPhone at some point in the near future.

That's a lot of Quake for one device.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:18 AM | Tags (4) | apple | gaming | iphone | quake |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 29, 2009

The top ten raw deals and ripoffs for video gamers out there.The top ten raw deals and ripoffs for video gamers out there.

I have to admit that I was not happy about shelling out an extra hundred bucks for something that comes standard on the Wii and PS3 (wifi capability).  That little tidbit somehow didn't make it onto the article.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:22 PM | Tags (8) | gaming | ps3 | ripoffs | wifi | wii | wired | wireless | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 25, 2009

A Monkey Island retroperspective for your nostalgic reading pleasure.A Monkey Island retroperspective for your nostalgic reading pleasure.

Reminder: only twelve days left before the new series lands.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:29 PM | Tags (5) | gaming | guybrush | monkeyisland | murray | telltale |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: June 24, 2009

Can Nintendo take 'accessibility' too far?Can Nintendo take 'accessibility' too far?

Possibly, yes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:52 PM | Tags (3) | accessibility | gaming | nintendo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

Ten of the funniest video game commercials for your viewing pleasure.Ten of the funniest video game commercials for your viewing pleasure.

The Zelda rap has to be my favorite.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:47 PM | Tags (4) | gaming | nintendo | commercials | retro |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Jack White and Jimmy Page not the biggest fans of Guitar Hero.Jack White and Jimmy Page not the biggest fans of Guitar Hero.

The pair stated that they don't believe it's an ideal way to learn how to play instruments or music in general. For other artists,  it still serves as a nice way to make some extra money from their older catalogue.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 12:35 PM | Tags (6) | gaming | guitarhero | instruments | jackwhite | jimmypage | music |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 22, 2009

Commodore 64 emulator gets rejected from the iTunes App Store.Commodore 64 emulator gets rejected from the iTunes App Store.

A fully licensed Commodore 64 emulator at that. Too bad.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:47 PM | Tags (4) | commodore | iphone | gaming | emulator |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Sunday: June 21, 2009

Stadium LED used for playing video games during season downtime.Stadium LED used for playing video games during season downtime.

Seems like an appropriate use of technology - video footage is available over on Engadget's website as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 10:17 AM | Tags (3) | gaming | led | stadium |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 18, 2009

Yes, it's quite possible for video games to not turn children into violent sociopaths.Yes, it's quite possible for video games to not turn children into violent sociopaths.

The article presents the findings of three separate studies, conducted in different countries with different age groups, and using different scientific approaches. All the studies find that playing games with prosocial content causes players to be more helpful to others after the game is over.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:50 PM | Tags (3) | behavior | gaming | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Xbox Live Marketplace suffers spotty service after coming back from downtime.Xbox Live Marketplace suffers spotty service after coming back from downtime.

I experienced this first-hand last night trying to purchase Sam & Max Save the World. Purchased the game at 7:30pm but wasn't able to download it until 11:30pm. Also to Microsoft's credit there were no hiccups with my points total from many multiple attempted re-downloads of the game.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:29 AM | Tags (5) | gaming | xbox | sam&max | telltale | marketplace |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


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