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Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Apple would like you to know there are now over 100,000 apps to choose from.Apple would like you to know there are now over 100,000 apps to choose from.

...choose from an incredible range of apps in 20 categories, including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel. App Store users have downloaded well over two billion apps, continuing to make it the world’s most popular applications store.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:00 PM | Tags (10) | 100000 | apps | appstore | gaming | industry | iphone | ipodtouch | itunes | macrumors | mobile |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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

New study accidentally finds out that dreaming may increase ability to learn.New study accidentally finds out that dreaming may increase ability to learn.

They found that the more Doom-dreaming a player did, the more likely he or she was to improve on these measures – but only up to a point. Volunteers who dreamed most about Doom didn't see the biggest gains.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:45 AM | Tags (8) | study | science | dreaming | gaming | videogames | learning | abcnews | doom |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


Friday: October 30, 2009

Daily Grind: Laid back

Name: Vin (aka notmyjorb)
How Vin feels today: Laid back @ 3:56:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: For this day to be over so I can get to some important Halloween activities which consist mainly of eating copious amounts of candy until I explode.

Music Stuck in Head: Run this Town / The Apples
Discovered some great new music while listening to The Bunny. This is really good stuff, you can find it on iTunes.

Stuff to do today:

  • Finalize 'costume' for Halloween trick or treating candy grab
  • Costume is in quotes because there is no costume actually prepared
  • Go as BookFace
  • Sign up for Sirius /XM trial so I can listen in on Festival 8 this weekend
  • Find time to play new chapter of Tales from Monkey Island as well
  • When it finally becomes available

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:56 PM | Tags (11) | dailygrind | glm | geeklikeme | phish | fest8 | sirius | monkeyisland | guybrush | gaming | videogames | halloween |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Fourth episode from Tales of Monkey Island series due out today.Fourth episode from Tales of Monkey Island series due out today.

Handed over to De Singe by the backstabbing Morgan LeFlay, Guybrush is seized by an angry mob and put on trial! With a silk-tongued prosecutor in his face and a hangman's noose dangling over his neck, Guybrush must figure out how to defend himself against grave accusations.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:37 AM | Tags (7) | adventure | episodic | gaming | guybrush | monkeyisland | telltale | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 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


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Ars Technica gets some hands-on time with New Super Mario Brothers Wii.Ars Technica gets some hands-on time with New Super Mario Brothers Wii.

It's simple to pick up and play, meaning this is a game for Mario fans as well as their children. Or their wives and fathers. It's going to be hard to find a demographic that won't fall in love with this game, actually... notwithstanding cynical PC gamers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 5:31 PM | Tags (7) | nintendo | handson | ars | mario | wii | gaming | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


CNN takes a look at whether or not video games are good for your health.CNN takes a look at whether or not video games are good for your health.

This is an odd choice to post as the link in question really isn't an in-depth article as much as it is a five frame slideshow done in Flash. Soon all of your news will be in slideshow format. Thanks, CNN.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Health @ 2:53 PM | Tags (5) | cnn | gaming | health. videogames | highlights | slideshow |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Excitebike: World Rally coming to your local WiiWare on November 9th.Excitebike: World Rally coming to your local WiiWare on November 9th.

Relive all of the newly remade eight bit splendor that was once Excitebike for your classic Nintendo Entertainment System. There is a very enthusiastic announcement trailer over on the source site for those interested.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:36 PM | Tags (8) | excitebike | gaming | nintendo | remake | retro | videogames | wii | wiiware |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Nintendo to pull the curtain back on big-screen DSi console.Nintendo to pull the curtain back on big-screen DSi console.

The company expects larger screens will attract elderly people who complained that the existing version is hard to look at, while leading to new applications such as reading electronic books and watching video, it said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:28 AM | Tags (10) | nintendo | elderly | dsi | large | screens | gaming | videogames | conplaints | electronic | eyes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 22, 2009

Next Zelda for the Nintendo Wii to include more body shaking activities.Next Zelda for the Nintendo Wii to include more body shaking activities.

I was secretly hoping they would announce less of this stuff in a new Zelda game. The gameplay mechanics for the last Wii Zelda game got stale really fast. Also, please don't make me go on another elaborate fishing mission again.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:49 AM | Tags (9) | body | gaming | miyamoto | nintendo | sequel | shaking | videogames | wii | zelda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Playstation 3 managed to outsell Xbox and Wii in September.Playstation 3 managed to outsell Xbox and Wii in September.

Enticed by the PS3s newly reduced price, U.S. consumers bought 481,800 consoles, edging out the Wii's 462,800. Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox came in third with 352,600 sales.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:23 PM | Tags (10) | gaming | videogames | ps3 | wii | nintendo | xbox | microsoft | sales | outsell | playstation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 16, 2009

Sony will have yet another version of the PS3 to sell just in time for the holidays.Sony will have yet another version of the PS3 to sell just in time for the holidays.

New version will have expanded storage (250 gigabyte hard drive) and a $350 price tag.  Fifty bucks less gets you the 120 gigabyte model which is almost identical to what Microsoft offers for the Xbox Elite version.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:31 AM | Tags (7) | gaming | holidays | pricey | ps3 | sony | storage | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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