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Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Introduction of social media on the Xbox 360 seems to have gone over quite well.Introduction of social media on the Xbox 360 seems to have gone over quite well.

About two million users decide to give Facebook a whirl along with about half a million brand new Last.fm accounts in the first twenty-four hours alone. I'd say that those are some pretty good numbers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:21 PM | Tags (8) | facebook | friends | gamasutra | gaming | lastfm | networks | social | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

Banned Xbox Live users decide to file class action lawsuit against Microsoft.Banned Xbox Live users decide to file class action lawsuit against Microsoft.

Abington are looking to get a class action lawsuit together, believing Microsoft's actions to be both heavy-handed and suspiciously convenient giving the proximity of the bannings to the release of Modern Warfare 2.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:14 AM | Tags (9) | action | bannings | class | kotaku | lawsuit | live | microsoft | silly | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

Season finale from Tales of Monkey Island to be available on December 8th.Season finale from Tales of Monkey Island to be available on December 8th.

You can now purchase each previous episode individually over at Telltale's website. Telltale has done a fantastic job bringing the Monkey Island series back to life, heres to hoping they continue on with a second season.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:36 AM | Tags (9) | adventure | finale | gaming | guybrush | lechuck | monkeyisland | season | telltale | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

Details of all possible achievements for upcoming season of 1 vs. 100 surface online.Details of all possible achievements for upcoming season of 1 vs. 100 surface online.

I consider myself to be a bit of an Xbox achievement addict so this is a much-welcomed addition to the world of 1 vs. 100. Remember kids, season two starts up again on November 19th - and I will pwn your trivia skills. Pwned, I say!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:41 PM | Tags (9) | 1vs100 | 360 | achievements | endsights | gaming | microsoft | quiz | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Release date for Final Fantasy XIII finally unveiled.Release date for Final Fantasy XIII finally unveiled.

There's also a brand new trailer showing off some gameplay footage to go along with said announcement. You'll be playing the next installment of this beloved RPG franchise next year - March 9th, 2010 to be exact.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:04 PM | Tags (10) | 2010 | date | enix | forbes | gaming | march | release | rpg | square | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ars Technica reviews the New Super Mario Brothers game for the Nintendo Wii.Ars Technica reviews the New Super Mario Brothers game for the Nintendo Wii.

Their verdict? You should buy this game if you're a fan of the original exploits of Mario and Luigi as they romp through the Mushroom Kingdom. Ars calls it a 'magical experience' and they expect this be on the sales charts for a long time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:36 AM | Tags (9) | ars | bros | gaming | mario | nintendo wii | reviews | super | technica | videogames |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 12, 2009

Over one million users have just been banned from Xbox Live.Over one million users have just been banned from Xbox Live.

The timing of the statement coincides with the release this week of 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2,' a highly anticipated Xbox 360 game. The game's release means big sales — but also sales of pirated copies, which are illegal.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:01 AM | Tags (6) | gaming | xbox | videogames | banned | service | release |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 11, 2009

Twenty-five of your favorite video games recreated as dioramas.Twenty-five of your favorite video games recreated as dioramas.

I would seriously purchase some of these just to have them on my desk at work. There is an untapped gaming diorama business that someone is missing out on right at this very moment. Hey, wait a minute...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:58 AM | Tags (7) | diorama | games | gaming | kidicarus | neat. mario | papercraft | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 9, 2009

Season two of 1 vs. 100 for Xbox 360 to kick off on November 19th.Season two of 1 vs. 100 for Xbox 360 to kick off on November 19th.

Microsoft is teasing some brand new functionality as well as a makeover to some of the existing features from the first season. Aaside from the weekly MS points giveaways, the prizes seem to be of a bigger scale as well (HDTVs, laptops, etc).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:30 PM | Tags (9) | gaming | videogames | quiz | xboxlive | xbox360 | 1vs100 | season | november | prizes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Announcement from Square Enix regarding Final Fantasy XIII coming on November 13th.Announcement from Square Enix regarding Final Fantasy XIII coming on November 13th.

A mysterious anagram posted to the Square Enix was cracked very quickly via the Interwebs. The unscrambled anagram read 'Announcement Nov Thirteenth'. Hence, the news of an announcement regarding an announcement of a November 13th announcement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:58 AM | Tags (11) | anagram | announcement | dates | finalfantasy | gaming | mystery | release | rpg | squareenix | videogames | xiii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 6, 2009

Nintendo's Game Boy inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame.Nintendo's Game Boy inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame.

Along with the Game Boy, the iconic Big Wheel was just recently inducted as well. In other news, there is a Toy Hall of Fame and it resides in Rochester, New York.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:53 AM | Tags (9) | gaming | toys | halloffame | nintendo | gameboy | videogames | bigwheel | rochester | newyork |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 5, 2009

No Doubt not too happy with how their likeness was used in 'Band Hero'.No Doubt not too happy with how their likeness was used in 'Band Hero'.

In one instance of how 'Band Hero' allows for unauthorized use of No Doubt's likeness, a feature on the game has the band's Gwen Stefani singing Rolling Stones song 'Honky Tonk Women,' the band's lawsuit states.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:44 AM | Tags (7) | bandhero | dumb | gaming | likeness | music | nodoubt | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Telltale giving away free episode of Wallace & Gromit through November 9th.Telltale giving away free episode of Wallace & Gromit through November 9th.

You too can celebrate twenty years of Wallace and Gromit by playing a video game starring Wallace and Gromit. They've also discounted the full season to just twenty bucks. Cracking toast, Gromit!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:50 PM | Tags (8) | adventure | anniversary | free | gaming | gromit | telltale | videogames | wallace |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


Monday: November 2, 2009

Ars Technica gets some hands-on time with Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.Ars Technica gets some hands-on time with Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.

It's amazing how the classic Zelda gameplay mixed with the idea of model trains makes this a game that evokes so many good memories from growing up, as well as a very pleasant mood and feel while you're playing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:31 AM | Tags (11) | ars | ds | gaming | hyrule | link | nintendo | spirit | technica | tracks | videogames | zelda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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