Friday: September 25, 2009
- Want to know why new video games cost sixty bucks these days?
I remember when that magic price point way back when (classic NES days) was just a mere forty dollars. Sixty is the new forty for this generation, unless your semi-intelligent and buy used (or rent).
- The Legend of Zelda... with lyrics.
'Trust the hero inside, but if you're terrified, purchase the strategy guide.' Brilliant.
Thursday: September 24, 2009
- New Super Mario Brothers game for the Wii to be available on November 15th.
Fresh off the heels of the Wii price cut, Nintendo would like you to know that classic Mario side-scrolling fun can be all yours this holiday season. Trailer is on source article after the click.
- Microsoft would like you to know that they are not buying Electronic Arts.
'We have no plans to acquire EA,' Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios, told Reuters in an interview on Thursday. 'They remain a very important partner to us. No acquisitions.'
Tuesday: September 22, 2009
- Sales numbers from latest Batman video game show that it's still doing quite well.
The game has shipped over 2.5 million units to retail since it launched. Good job, Batsy.
Monday: September 21, 2009
- A video gallery of Internet memes that made their way into Scribblenauts.
Keyboard cat and Rick Astley both make guest appearances. Yea, I'll be adding this one to my Christmas list this year.
- Daily Grind: Determined
Name: Vin (aka flummox the lummox)
How Vin feels today: Determined @ 10:05:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: Knock out some looming work projects and other small web-related tasks that I want off my plate as soon as possible.
Music Stuck in Head: Yellow Submarine / The Beatles
I've been playing a lot of Beatles: Rock Band lately.
Stuff to do today:
- Continue coding furiously to hit upcoming work deadline
- When not coding attempt to mockup a new DotComic
- Yes, I'm still attempting to add new entries to that section
- Note that Beatles: Rock Band is a lot of fun - although kind of short
- 45 songs? That's it? Where is Day in the Life or HELP?
- The answer will be revealed in DLC format
- Continue messing around with Snow Leopard
- (which also happens to be the but of the soon-to-be-penned DotComic entry)
- Is Best Buy about to acquire Gamestop?
By buying Gamestop, Best Buy would become one of the premium video game retailers in the U.S., causing even more foot traffic to creep inside its brick-and-mortar locations. This has been a rumor in the past, but it makes sense now more than ever.
- President of Square Enix predicts brand new Nintendo Wii by 2011.
Mr Wada expected Nintendo to release a new Wii by 2011, with functionality more like that of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 or Sony’s PlayStation 3, and possibly a different controller.
Friday: September 18, 2009
- Telltale giving away first episode of Tales of Monkey Island on Saturday.
What better way to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day than with an added dose of Monkey Island. 'Launch of the Screaming Narwhal' can be yours at midnight tonight for free. There is also a deal on the full series as well (five bucks off). I heart Telltale.
Thursday: September 17, 2009
- Some concept art for next episode of Tales of Monkey Island emerges online.
That's one big manatee. Also of note, the next episode of the series titled 'Lair of the Leviathan' is scheduled to arrive on September 29th. Here's to hoping that we'll see the triumphant return of Murray the Demonic Talking Skull.
Enjoy the emulator while you can because Nintendo probably isn't going to be a fan of this little baby. Anyone know if this works on the Wii's Internet Channel? That would be like something out of The Twilight Zone.
- Viacom would like you to know that Beatles: Rock Band exceeding their expectations.
What's actually a surprise from an IndustryGamers report on the matter is that even in our crummy economy, it's the $250 version of the game -- bundled with all the instruments -- that's performing so well that Dauman says he expects a sellout by November.
Wednesday: September 16, 2009
- Watch the first five minutes of Tim Schafer's Brutal Legend.
Yep, I'll be buying this (as if I had any hesitation before-hand anyway). Also of note for those still on the fence, demo version comes out on Xbox 360 and PS3 tomorrow.