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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


Monday: April 12, 2010

Netflix streaming on your Nintendo Wii now available to those who request a disc.Netflix streaming on your Nintendo Wii now available to those who request a disc.

I'm actually curious about thisin terms of the quality of video for standard definition video offerings from Netflix. Since the Wii is already of a low caliber resolutiuon (480p) maybe it would display standard def videos better than my Xbox 360? I might have my logic on this one backwards.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:10 PM | Tags (6) | consoles | instantwatch | netflix | nintendo | streaming | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 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


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: January 19, 2010

Microsoft looking to give cable companies some competition via Xbox 360.Microsoft looking to give cable companies some competition via Xbox 360.

Whitten said Microsoft wanted to be a bigger player in television and film viewing. He declined to comment on the conversations with Disney but said more than once that 'there's going to be a ton of experimentation around business models and rights.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:44 AM | Tags (11) | 360 | cable | channels | consoles | gaming | microsoft | subscriptions | television | videogames | videos | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: January 13, 2010

Netflix streaming coming to the Nintendo Wii sometime this Spring.Netflix streaming coming to the Nintendo Wii sometime this Spring.

The Nintendo version will require a disc, just like the PlayStation 3 system does. Also, you probably shouldn't expect a whole lot of HD functionality (the Wii only supports 480p max resolution at present time).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:38 AM | Tags (7) | netflix | streaming | nintendo | wii | console | spring | 2010 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 30, 2009

Dropping the price of the Wii turned out to be a smart move for Nintendo.Dropping the price of the Wii turned out to be a smart move for Nintendo.

But following the Wii's price cut in October, the console experienced a turnaround, surging to 127,000 units per week versus 93,000 units per week in September.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:42 PM | Tags (9) | nintendo | wii | console | price | drop | cut | gaming | videogames | gamasutra |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Fifteen things that have happened since Mario's last 2D console game.Fifteen things that have happened since Mario's last 2D console game.

Take a stroll down memory lane with fifteen Mario events and happenings that have occured in the last twenty years or so. And yes, the Princess is still in another castle.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:49 PM | Tags (9) | 2d | classic | console | gaming | luigi | mario | nintendo | sidescroller | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 29, 2009

Some rumored specs leak out regarding the fabled Wii 2 console.Some rumored specs leak out regarding the fabled Wii 2 console.

MaxConsole has some alleged leaked tidbits on Nintendo's next console in which they believe that the device will have Blu-ray support and finally boast high definition capability. Oh, and it will hit stores sometime in late 2010.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:58 PM | Tags (11) | 1080 | bluray | consoles | gaming | hd | leak | maxconsole | nintendo | specs | videogames | wii2 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 15, 2009

Activision thinking of untethering Guitar Hero from the major consoles?Activision thinking of untethering Guitar Hero from the major consoles?

'I think what the untethered Guitar Hero does is it maybe equals the playing field a little bit more and gives you leverage with first parties on downloadable content and the business model,' says Kotick in the IGN piece.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:12 PM | Tags (7) | gaming | videogames | activision | usatoday | consoles | guitarhero | untethered |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 1, 2009

The Internet Channel for your beloved Wii is now available for free.The Internet Channel for your beloved Wii is now available for free.

Nintendo is also going to compensate those who actually purchased this channel in the past. Now, please update the version of Flash that's bundled with it so I can watch Hulu.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:37 PM | Tags (9) | channel | console | free | gaming | internet | nintendo | points | videogames | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 28, 2009

The five best video game console wars of recent history.The five best video game console wars of recent history.

Relive the epic battles between Nintendo and Sony (and occasionally Sega). TO THE DEATH!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:11 AM | Tags (5) | consoles | wars | gaming | videogames | gamepro |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Microsoft responds to that pesky Xbox 360 failure rate survey.Microsoft responds to that pesky Xbox 360 failure rate survey.

We are constantly improving the design, manufacture and performance of the console through extensive testing of potential sources of any problems.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:45 AM | Tags (8) | consoles | failure | microsoft | rrod | survey | videogames | xbox | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Sony pulls the curtain back on slim version of PlayStation 3.Sony pulls the curtain back on slim version of PlayStation 3.

...and it also comes with a lower price tag now at just $299 now too. Welcome back to the party Sony.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:22 AM | Tags (8) | consoles | gaming | playstation | pricedrop | ps3 | slim | sony | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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