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Tuesday: November 29, 2011

Snag an enjoyable Mario Kart clone on the Xbox 360 for just $15.Snag an enjoyable Mario Kart clone on the Xbox 360 for just $15.

I played the demo of this a while back and really enjoyed it.  To me it was mario kart with real cars.  I never did buy the full version though.  Seeing at $15 has peaked my interest again.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 10:33 AM | Tags (5) | blur | game | mario kart | racing | xbox 360 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Anthony


Monday: August 1, 2011

Vimeo now available on your Apple TV thanks to latest software update.Vimeo now available on your Apple TV thanks to latest software update.

Vimeo has some great HD content, it's nice to see this appear on the little black TV box from Apple. Besides the welcomed support of Vimeo to this little device, you can also stream your purchased television shows directly from the cloud. This will work for your previously purchased television shows as well which is nice. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 1:33 PM | Tags (10) | apple | box | software | streaming | television | thenextweb | tnw | tv | update | vimeo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 28, 2011

More people returned Logitech's Google TV box than actually purchased it in the first quarter.More people returned Logitech's Google TV box than actually purchased it in the first quarter.

Ouch, with news this bad it can only mean one thing... price drop! If you are so bold to purchase one of these boxes you'll only be paying $99 bucks as opposed to the $249 you would have originally had to spend. You'll learn to love the clunky interface and all it's complicated intricacies, that is unless your cable company hasn't blocked you from using it. Good luck!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 2:56 PM | Tags (10) | boxes | clunky | google | googletv | interface | logitech | pricedrop | q1 | returns | revue |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

Microsoft would like you know that Natal will launch this October.Microsoft would like you know that Natal will launch this October.

Get your imaginary baseballs and soccer balls (anything imaginary will do really) ready because Project Natal will be available for your beloved Xbox 360 this October. Microsoft hasn't nailed down an exact date that month but they think they'll have that ironed out by the time E3 rolls around.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:28 AM | Tags (9) | engadget | gaming | invisible | launch | microsoft | natal | project | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 26, 2010

Thirteen terrific sites for managing and sharing media files.Thirteen terrific sites for managing and sharing media files.

I keep hearing fantastic things about DropBox but I have yet to take advantage of their service. Should you decide to not make the same mistake you'll get two free gigabytes of storage space for signing up. Happy sharing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:06 AM | Tags (10) | audio | dropbox | files | interwebs | managing | media | multimedia | music | sharing | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 62 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: April 9, 2010

Multitasking and several other features coming to an iPhone near you.Multitasking and several other features coming to an iPhone near you.

That certainly was a whopper of an Apple presentation yesterday bringing tons of interesting features to iPhones, iPads, and iPods. I'm very curious to see how their iAds platform does once it is fully available. You can watch the entire presentation over on Apple's website.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:57 AM | Tags (11) | iphone | software | ipad | version | multitasking | api | sdk | inbox | gaming | network | iads |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 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


Thursday: March 25, 2010

Xbox Game Room online but having issues due to unforeseen overwhelming interest.Xbox Game Room online but having issues due to unforeseen overwhelming interest.

Due to overwhelming interest from the community, we understand some people have experienced issues accessing 'Game Room' and purchasing 'Game Room' titles,' Microsoft said. 'We're actively working to resolve the issue, and appreciate your patience.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:03 AM | Tags (11) | 360 | classic | cnet | dumb | gameroom | gaming | interest | issues | retro | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Blockbuster strikes deal with Warner Brothers to rent movies on release day.Blockbuster strikes deal with Warner Brothers to rent movies on release day.

Well, this is certainly a little strange. This deal is not currently available to Netflix and RedBox users - meaning you have to wait quite a bit before seeing new releases from Warner before you can rent them. But for Blockbuster members, you can rent their movie the day it's released on DVD. Okay then.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:03 AM | Tags (10) | blockbuster | rentals | warner | releases | waiting | netflix | redbox | ars | technica | dumb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 19, 2010

External USB storage support might be coming to your local Xbox 360.External USB storage support might be coming to your local Xbox 360.

...with rumors and images of a slimmed down motherboard floating around the Internet, we may soon see a version of the system without slots for memory units at all. Whatever happens in the future, USB storage has become cheap; this news may cause a newfound interest in the Xbox 360 Arcade hardware.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:07 AM | Tags (7) | 360 | arstechnica | console | external | stoage | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 18, 2010

Leaked photo of updated Xbox motherboard hints at upcoming slim version of Xbox 360.Leaked photo of updated Xbox motherboard hints at upcoming slim version of Xbox 360.

This move would make sense given that Sony already has a much slimmer version of the PS3 compared to the bulky original one that was first announced. And while I don't mind the current design of the Xbox 360, it certainly could stand to lose a few extra pounds.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:01 AM | Tags (8) | console | gaming | microsoft | motherboard | pcworld | slim | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Daily Grind: Nerdy

Name: Vin (aka levelup+1)
How Vin feels today: Nerdy @ 2:55:41 PM
What Vin really wants today: Finish up remaining work tasks and attempt to get some time in playing a certain RPG video game that sounds vaguely similar to 'Shminal Shmantasy' at some point this evening. Insert traditional battle victory theme here.

Music Stuck in Head: Call it Love / God Street Wine
Continuing the celebration of the recently announced GSW reunion. You can have a listen to this rare jazzy track over on archive.org.

Stuff to do today:

  • Purchase Final Fantasy XIII from semi-local NYC area Best Buy
  • Semi-local = four subway stops from work location (meh)
  • Ignore reviews complaining about PS3 versus Xbox 360 quality
  • Finally post new photo to photoblog

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:55 PM | Tags (9) | bestbuy | dailygrind | finalfantasy | glm | godstreetwine | gsw | music | rpg | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

A review of Final Fantasy XIII via the folks over at Wired.A review of Final Fantasy XIII via the folks over at Wired.

Long story short: some of the elements you've come to know and love in Final Fantasy are simply gone in favor of a much, much more linear story. That aside, I'll still be buying it when it comes out tomorrow. Chocobos!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:49 AM | Tags (8) | finalfantasy | gaming | linear | ps3 | review | videogames | wired | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 9, 2010

Netflix streaming to get a 1080p boost with an added helping of surround sound as well.Netflix streaming to get a 1080p boost with an added helping of surround sound as well.

A limited number of titles will be available to view in 1080p format (just six percent according to source article) - but hey it's a start. This is good news for the resolution-obsessed-quality console gamer such as myself.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:42 AM | Tags (10) | netflix | streaming | highdef | hd | 1080p | dolby51 | kotaku | ps3 | xbox | 360 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 8, 2010

Next Final Fantasy game might have DLC content after all?Next Final Fantasy game might have DLC content after all?

Turns out that downloadable content might be available for the next installment of the beloved RPG franchise. Want more proof? It even says so right there on the back of the box.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:53 AM | Tags (9) | 360 | content. joystiq | dlc | finalfantasy | gaming | rpg | squareenix | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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