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Tuesday: November 3, 2009

Microsoft testing out tiered rewards program for Xbox Live users.Microsoft testing out tiered rewards program for Xbox Live users.

In a nutshell, you'll get some additional MS points and discounts on Marketplace purchases if you continue to re-up your membership status (gold only). Oh, and you might also have to participate in a program survey once in a while.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:54 AM | Tags (11) | 360 | gaming | gold | microsoft | purchases | rewards | surveys | tiers | videogames | xbla | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

Season Two  of Sam & Max (aka Beyond Time and Space) to hit XBLA this Wednesday.Season Two of Sam & Max (aka Beyond Time and Space) to hit XBLA this Wednesday.

1600 MS points will get you five episodes of some good ol' point and click adventure gaming. I've heard good things about Season Two although I still haven't quite finished Season One.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:30 AM | Tags (11) | xbla | xbox | 360 | telltale | gaming | videogames | arcade | sam | max | season | episodic |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

LucasArts pulls the curtain back on new puzzle game.LucasArts pulls the curtain back on new puzzle game.

An interesting looking puzzle/platformer coming to XBLA and PC this October. Have a look at some gameplay footage that was recently posted. It's so nice to see LucasArts churning out games that are not entirely Star Wars related.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:38 AM | Tags (7) | gaming | lucasarts | pc | platformer | puzzle | videogames | xbla |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 24, 2009

Party mode unavailable for some selected Netflix movies on Xbox Live?Party mode unavailable for some selected Netflix movies on Xbox Live?

So far it looks like the service can't be used with Disney and Starz movies. You'll have to MST3K these movies in person.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 12:04 PM | Tags (5) | banned | netflix | party | xbla | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 23, 2009

Next Xbox Live update scheduled for August 11th.Next Xbox Live update scheduled for August 11th.

Update includes games on demand service, Netflix party option, and Avatar specific purchasing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:59 AM | Tags (8) | xbla | xbox | live | update | netflix | microsoft | avatar | ondemand |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

Special edition of Monkey Island to cost you just ten bucks when it hits XBLA.Special edition of Monkey Island to cost you just ten bucks when it hits XBLA.

This is surprisingly good news, thank you LucasArts!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:55 PM | Tags (5) | guybrush | monkeyisland | pricing | xbla | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 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


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