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Thursday: August 11, 2011

Nintendo shareholders would really like to see Mario on the iPhone, sooner than later.Nintendo shareholders would really like to see Mario on the iPhone, sooner than later.

It's an interesting time these days for video game consoles. That is of course, if you happen to be a company called Nintendo. Nintendo's latest handheld has been officially declared as a flop (even by Nintendo itself) and the price has been reduced not long after release.  The caliber of games you can find on the iPhone and iPad do rival what you can find on a Nintendo handheld - and at a much cheaper cost ($40 compared to often times $1-2).  It should be interesting to see how this all plays out.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:35 PM | Tags (10) | 3ds | apple | bloomberg | gaming | iphone | mario | nintendo | pressured | slump | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 28, 2011

Nintendo decides to drop price of the 3DS from $249 to $169.Nintendo decides to drop price of the 3DS from $249 to $169.

But that's not all! If you were an early adopter and have managed to come out of the ordeal eye-strain free you'll have twenty free games waiting for you for being such a loyal customer. Those free games will be comprised of titles from Nintendo's eShop - ten of which have to be NES and the other ten GBA... but hey, free games!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:47 PM | Tags (6) | 3ds | engadget | free | games | nintendo | pricedrop |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 26, 2011

Some photos of an amazing three-dimensional street mural for your dizzying pleasure.Some photos of an amazing three-dimensional street mural for your dizzying pleasure.

The folks over at WebUrbanist have uncovered some awesome photos of a street illusion over in Stockholm. There are some videos over on their site in which the artist gives a behind the scenes look at how the overall effect was achieved. Last interesting note: traditionally sidewalk or street art is done in chalk but this installation was pulled off using massively printed sheets (to achieve the photo-realism element of the project).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 2:13 PM | Tags (9) | step | dizzying | 3d | street | art | mural | weburbanist | photos | artsy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 25, 2011

Amazon decides to suspend sales of the Nintendo 3DS handheld.Amazon decides to suspend sales of the Nintendo 3DS handheld.

A heads up to anyone thinking of purchasing a shiny new Nintendo 3DS from Amazon.com, you can't right now. You'll have to go to a local retailer (edit: or a non-Amazon marketplace seller) , at least for now, to get your hands on one. The official word from Amazon is that there may be something wrong with the method in which the handheld is shipped or the way in which shipping is described. Huh?  

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:29 AM | Tags (8) | 3ds | amazon | halt | handheld | nintendo | orders | shipping | suspend |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 18, 2010

Next installment of Pirates of the Caribbean to be filmed exclusively in 3D.Next installment of Pirates of the Caribbean to be filmed exclusively in 3D.

Yes, the next you see Jack Sparrow on the big screen you'll be able see him in multiple dimensions. Filming in 3D offers up obvious some advantages over adding useless effects in post - though you may up seeing a bevy of Avatar-like effects (not necessarily a bad thing). POTC4 will be swash-buckling into theaters May 2011. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 12:45 PM | Tags (9) | 3d | caribbean | comingsoon | filming | jacksparrow | johnnydepp | movies | pirates | strangertides |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

The recently announced Nintendo 3DS will have a 2D switch, just in case.The recently announced Nintendo 3DS will have a 2D switch, just in case.

Details about Nintendo's 3D handheld gaming device have been scarce since it was announced  in late March. But the company's president says it will have a feature that lets gamers turn off 3D functionality and play in standard 2D.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:30 AM | Tags (10) | nintendo | videogames | gaming | console | 3ds | 3d | cnet | switch | mario | luigi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 26, 2010

Some answers to some very common 3D television questions.Some answers to some very common 3D television questions.

Can I use my current TV? Um, no. You'll have to buy a new 3-D television. In fact, if you bought a 3-D-ready TV in recent years, you're not ready. You'll still need a Mitsubishi 3-DC-1000 converter box. The technology has evolved. The converter boxes run about $100.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:00 AM | Tags (8) | usatoday | questions | answers | 3d | tv | television | converter | box |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 23, 2010

Nintendo would like you to know that a 3D-capable handheld system is on the way.Nintendo would like you to know that a 3D-capable handheld system is on the way.

No real details yet but Nintendo says that they will definitely have more information by the time this year's E3 expo comes around (this June - just a couple more months).  Goodie.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:57 AM | Tags (9) | 3d | consoles | dsi | e3 | gaming | handheld | nintendo | videogames | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 10, 2010

The top ten movies that should never, ever be converted to 3D.The top ten movies that should never, ever be converted to 3D.

It wasn’t bad enough that he made Greedo shoot first; now he wants to mess around with the whole look and feel of the movies. If we haven’t made our case yet, we have but three more words for you: 3D Jar Jar.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:11 PM | Tags (8) | movies | wired | alien | 3d | funny | starwars | georgelucas | greedo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Sony to start selling 3D-capable televisions starting this June.Sony to start selling 3D-capable televisions starting this June.

Included are two pairs of Sony's 3-D glasses, as well as a camera sensor on each unit that will adjust sound and picture quality based on viewers' positions. A remote control button enables the switch from a regular 2-D image to 3-D.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:07 AM | Tags (7) | sony | gadgets | 3d | televisions | glasses | june | release |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 3, 2010

Sorry, DVD version of Avatar won't contain any 3-D effects from the theaters.Sorry, DVD version of Avatar won't contain any 3-D effects from the theaters.

FOX would like you to keep going to the theaters to get the full experience of Avatar rather than have it recreated poorly in your living room. Also, Rupert Murdoch would really like to see a sequel.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:32 AM | Tags (7) | fox | murdoch | avatar | 3d | dvd | movies | jamescameron |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 14, 2010

IMAX wants to make sure they have a plan for life after 'Avatar'.IMAX wants to make sure they have a plan for life after 'Avatar'.

Worried about the future of IMAX? Don't worry, they've got a plan. More theaters, more partnerships and more access to your living room (thanks in part to the 3D channel coming soon from Sony, Discovery and yes, IMAX).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Pop Culture @ 6:48 AM | Tags (7) | 3d | avatar | future | imax | movies | next | success |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 11, 2010

Prolonged 3D sessions may be bad for your eyes. Who knew?Prolonged 3D sessions may be bad for your eyes. Who knew?

Experts say there are no studies tracking how common it is to get a headache after watching a 3D movie, but Rick Heineman, a spokesman for RealD, a provider of 3D equipment to theaters, said headaches and nausea were the chief reasons 3D technology never took off.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Health @ 6:28 AM | Tags (11) | 3d | sessions | prolonged | technology | eyes | vision | health | nausea | vertigo | tracking | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 44 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 8, 2010

Will 3D television technology save the industry?Will 3D television technology save the industry?

Many however believe 2010 really is the breakthrough year for the technology, helped in large party by the growing number of 3D movies at the theatre and the success of James Cameron's sci-fi epic Avatar.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:37 AM | Tags (8) | 3d | televisions | tv | technology | avatar | movies | theatre | bbc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

An all-day 3D television network may be on your channel lineup in the near future.An all-day 3D television network may be on your channel lineup in the near future.

Discovery, Sony, and IMAX each will be equal partners in the joint venture. It will be launched in the U.S., with a goal of driving consumer adoption of 3D televisions and giving the network long-term leadership in the 3D home marketplace.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 3:19 PM | Tags (8) | 3d | channel | comingsoon | discovery | espn | network | sony | television |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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