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Friday: September 25, 2009

Want to know why new video games cost sixty bucks these days?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).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:42 PM | Tags (6) | bestbuy | cost | gamespot | gaming | informative | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The Legend of Zelda... with lyrics.The Legend of Zelda... with lyrics.

'Trust the hero inside, but if you're terrified, purchase the strategy guide.' Brilliant.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 2:00 PM | Tags (8) | funny | funny | gaming | lyrics | music | nintendo | videogames | zelda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 38 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 24, 2009

New Super Mario Brothers game for the Wii to be available on November 15th.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:51 AM | Tags (8) | classic | fun | gaming | mario | nintendo | retro | supermario | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft would like you to know that they are not buying Electronic Arts.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.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:24 AM | Tags (9) | acquisition | business | buyout | ea | fail | gaming | microsoft | takeover | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Sales numbers from latest Batman video game show that it's still doing quite well.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:02 AM | Tags (7) | arkham | batman | gaming | retail | sales | units | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 21, 2009

A video gallery of Internet memes that made their way into Scribblenauts.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:25 PM | Tags (12) | gaming | internet | interwebs | keyboardcat | lolcat | memes | rickroll | scribblenauts | videogames | nintendo | ds | dsi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 68 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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)

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 11:05 AM | Tags (7) | dailygrind | beatles | videogames | rockband | gaming | yellow | submarine |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Is Best Buy about to acquire Gamestop?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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:17 AM | Tags (8) | acquisition | bestbuy | gamestop | gaming | rumors | stocks | used | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


President of Square Enix predicts brand new Nintendo Wii by 2011.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:44 AM | Tags (9) | 2011 | enix | gaming | hd | nintendo | square | squareenix | videogames | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 18, 2009

Telltale giving away first episode of Tales of Monkey Island on Saturday.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:57 AM | Tags (8) | adventure | free | gaming | guybrush | monkeyisland | pirates | telltale | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 17, 2009

Some concept art for next episode of Tales of Monkey Island emerges online.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:45 PM | Tags (8) | art | concept | episode | gaming | guybrush | monkeyisland | telltale | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Yes, it's quite possible to make an NES emulator with JavaScript.Yes, it's quite possible to make an NES emulator with JavaScript.

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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:34 PM | Tags (6) | emulators | gaming | javascript | nes | nintendo | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Viacom would like you to know that Beatles: Rock Band exceeding their expectations.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:29 AM | Tags (6) | gaming | videogames | viacom | mtv | beatles | rockband |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A look at what would happen If video games were slightly more realistic.A look at what would happen If video games were slightly more realistic.

Poor Little Mac.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 7:26 AM | Tags (7) | gaming | videogames | cracked | funny | realistic | photoshop | manipulation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 55 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 16, 2009

Watch the first five minutes of Tim Schafer's Brutal Legend.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:52 PM | Tags (9) | movies | introduction | brutallegend | timschafer | jackblack | gaming | demo | videogames | metal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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