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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


Monday: September 14, 2009

Six video games that could have benefited from including fighting.Six video games that could have benefited from including fighting.

I want to see Hetfield kicks Lars' ass, something which I'm pretty sure has happened about one billion times. ACTIVISION: PUT IT IN THE GAME.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:14 PM | Tags (6) | gaming | videogames | fighting | better | crispygamer | metallica |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten things to do with your Xbox if you happen to get RROD'd.Ten things to do with your Xbox if you happen to get RROD'd.

5. Paint both sides of the console different colors and hang it from the ceiling as a mural. - Use reinforced rope.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:51 PM | Tags (7) | microsoft | xbox | videogames | gaming | redring | rrod | malfunction |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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: September 11, 2009

Toys R Us now accepting video game trade-ins nationwide.Toys R Us now accepting video game trade-ins nationwide.

Wow, they'll even accept trade-ins for your old Atari 2600 and Intellivion systems. So long, Pole Position!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:47 PM | Tags (7) | toysrus | atari | stores | retail | intellivision | gaming | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Courtney Love suing Activision over Kurt Cobain's appearance in Guitar Hero 5.Courtney Love suing Activision over Kurt Cobain's appearance in Guitar Hero 5.

This probably stems from Cobain singing songs by other licensed artists in the Guitar Hero 5 game, something that in no way seems like something he would want to be a part of, if alive today.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:20 PM | Tags (8) | activision | courtneylove | gaming | guitarhero | kurtcobain | lawsuit | nirvana | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 9, 2009

Release date for next Final Fantasy game confirmed... in Japan only.Release date for next Final Fantasy game confirmed... in Japan only.

The game will hit stores overseas on December 17th. A version for the rest of us will be released Spring 2010.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:11 AM | Tags (7) | dates | finalfantasy | gaming | ps3 | release | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 8, 2009

Yes, you can now emulate a Commodore 64 on your beloved iPhone.Yes, you can now emulate a Commodore 64 on your beloved iPhone.

...C64 emulator costs $4.99 and includes 5 games: Dragons Den, Le Mans, Jupiter Lander, Arctic Shipwreck, and Jack Attack. Additional separately sold game packs will be coming soon.

Update: Apple has pulled the app again yet again.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:05 AM | Tags (7) | 64 | approval | appstore | commodore | gaming | iphone | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A list of the top ten video games that nobody actually bought.A list of the top ten video games that nobody actually bought.

Pyschonauts makes it onto a list like this yet again. It's available on XBLA for those of you looking to give it a spin. Bonus: here's a great video review from Zero Punctuation sums up everything nicely.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:49 AM | Tags (4) | gaming | psychonauts | timschafer | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A video review of the soon to be released Beatles: Rock Band game.A video review of the soon to be released Beatles: Rock Band game.

I'm itching to try this game out, the visuals look fantastic. Apparently my Guitar Hero World Tour controller will work just fine for this game (which is nice).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:30 AM | Tags (6) | beatles | gametrailers | gaming | review | rockband | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 4, 2009

Some video games you can play that may help you relieve some unwanted stress.Some video games you can play that may help you relieve some unwanted stress.

I am a huge Peggle addict, there I admitted it. The iPhone version is a joy to play.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:06 AM | Tags (6) | bejeweled | gaming | peggle | stress | videogames | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 2, 2009

Ars Technica reviews Guitar Hero 5.Ars Technica reviews Guitar Hero 5.

It still seems a little inappropriate that Kurt Cobain is included as a playable character. And even more so after watching this YouTube clip. Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:38 AM | Tags (7) | ars | cobain | gaming | guitarhero | review | silly | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


New study discovers that playing Tetris might be good for your brain.New study discovers that playing Tetris might be good for your brain.

...the brain used less energy when it worked on familiar processing patterns. The girls who played Tetris also had a thicker cortex, meaning the game play triggered a structural change in the brain beyond the areas that became more efficient.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:29 AM | Tags (5) | brain | gaming | study | tetris | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 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


Yes, Grand Theft Auto will soon be available on your beloved iPhone.Yes, Grand Theft Auto will soon be available on your beloved iPhone.

...comes as a surprise, considering that the typical content featured in a Grand Theft Auto game has clashed with Apple's policies against adult-theme material finding its way to into the App Store.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:52 AM | Tags (5) | gaming | grandtheft | gta | iphone | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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