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Wednesday: February 24, 2010

Ghostbusters fan converts Wiimote into mock proton pack. Egon would be so proud.Ghostbusters fan converts Wiimote into mock proton pack. Egon would be so proud.

I haven't actually tried the Wii version of the Ghostbusters video game but I just recently finished playing through it on the Xbox 360. Overall, I give the game a C+/B- as it was enjoyable but had the potential to be so much more. Maybe this modification was missing link from the equation (but probably not).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:47 AM | Tags (7) | gaming | ghostbusters | mod | nintendo | videogames | wii | wiimote |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 8, 2010

Twenty-five great reasons as to why you should buy a Nintendo Wii.Twenty-five great reasons as to why you should buy a Nintendo Wii.

You won't find the ability to not output in HD as a reason on this list of purchase reasons. Don't get me wrong, the Wii is a lot of fun - it's just that after playing other consoles (Xbox 360, PS3) it feels like a baby's toy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:34 AM | Tags (7) | buy | gaming | nintendo | purchase | reasons | videogames | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 4, 2010

There just might be a playable version of the new Zelda game at this year's E3 expo.There just might be a playable version of the new Zelda game at this year's E3 expo.

This news comes straight from director of said game, Eiji Aonuma. It would appear that this new installment will also make use the MotionPlus capabilities of the Wii controllers. Great, because I didn't look enough like an idiot swinging the Wiimote around in the last game.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:32 AM | Tags (9) | gaming | videogames | nintendo | zelda | e3 | wiimote | motionplus | june | 2010 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 29, 2010

Nintendo President not impressed with the new iPad at all.Nintendo President not impressed with the new iPad at all.

Satoru Iwata would have liked more 'surprises' from Apple in regards to their latest product. Also, he doesn't think that 3D video gaming (a la Avatar) will ever catch on. Now go buy a Nintendo DS.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:43 AM | Tags (8) | apple | ds | gaming | ipad | nintendo | unimpressed | wii | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: January 13, 2010

Next Legend of Zelda game will not be released until it is 'perfect'.Next Legend of Zelda game will not be released until it is 'perfect'.

This comes straight from Nintendo's President, Reggie Fils-Aime. Still no word on a release date so this title may not see the light of day until 2011. But hey, you have to figure that 'perfect game' will take some additional time to get right.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:04 AM | Tags (6) | videogames | gaming | nintendo | zelda | wii | perfect |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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: January 11, 2010

NBA Jam hoping to make a comeback on the Nintendo Wii.NBA Jam hoping to make a comeback on the Nintendo Wii.

The new NBA Jam will feature gameplay 'true to the original', promising an updated classic experience that also adds new modes and a re-defined visual style with more realistic body types, physics and 'visible player emotion.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:55 PM | Tags (7) | gaming | videogames | nintendo | wii | nbajam | retro | gamasutra |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 21, 2009

Yes, it's quite possible for someone to marry a video game character.Yes, it's quite possible for someone to marry a video game character.

The newlyweds, who went on a honeymoon to Guam, now go on dates around Tokyo, with SAL9000 taking pictures of Nene, installed in his Nintendo DS, in front of famous landmarks and then posting them on social networking sites.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 8:22 AM | Tags (10) | abcnews | character | ds | honeymoon | marriage | nintendo | silly | simulation | strange | videogame |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

A video game timeline for your viewing pleasure.A video game timeline for your viewing pleasure.

I am looking forward to ene day I will explaining to my children just how we played classic video games in my day. 'You mean you have to use your hands? That's like a baby's toy!'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:43 AM | Tags (10) | eighties | gaming | history | mario | nineties | nintendo | sega | sony | timeline | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 56 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

The top ten Wii games of 2009 according to MSNBC.The top ten Wii games of 2009 according to MSNBC.

My Nintendo Wii has gathered some dust as of late (mostly due to the addition of the Xbox 360 in my household) - perhaps some of these titles can rekindle my interest in the console. Look out 480p, here I come.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:42 PM | Tags (7) | gaming | videogames | nintendo | wii | games | 2009 | topten |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 340 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: November 19, 2009

A list of eleven of the worst pop culture cereal tie-ins ever.A list of eleven of the worst pop culture cereal tie-ins ever.

I have vivid memories eating the Nintendo cereal whilst watching the Super Mario Brothers Super Show (as I'm sure you do as well). I shutter to think at what the actual  Nutritional Facts would have read like.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Pop Culture @ 7:00 AM | Tags (9) | 11points | cereal | mrt | nintendo | nostalgic | nutritional | popculture | sugar | tie-ins |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

Ars Technica reviews the New Super Mario Brothers game for the Nintendo Wii.Ars Technica reviews the New Super Mario Brothers game for the Nintendo Wii.

Their verdict? You should buy this game if you're a fan of the original exploits of Mario and Luigi as they romp through the Mushroom Kingdom. Ars calls it a 'magical experience' and they expect this be on the sales charts for a long time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:36 AM | Tags (9) | ars | bros | gaming | mario | nintendo wii | reviews | super | technica | videogames |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 6, 2009

Nintendo's Game Boy inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame.Nintendo's Game Boy inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame.

Along with the Game Boy, the iconic Big Wheel was just recently inducted as well. In other news, there is a Toy Hall of Fame and it resides in Rochester, New York.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:53 AM | Tags (9) | gaming | toys | halloffame | nintendo | gameboy | videogames | bigwheel | rochester | newyork |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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